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        The Escaped Cock

      The Black Sun Press, Paris 1929 - Bound in French self-wrapper with red and black title and rule to front panel spine, back seal to rear panel. Illustrated by the author with divices and a small frontispiece in colour. Some foxing to exterior, concentrated at edges and heavier on rear, sprine browing and with rubbing to extremities, small damp spot to bottom corner and middle of spine, some light foxing to fore-edge. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        Lucile et René de Chateaubriand, chez leurs soeurs à Fougères

      Librairie ancienne honore champion, 1929. in8 Broché paperback. Bon Etat.

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      Faber & Faber, 1929. 1st edition. Hardcover. Signed and numbered by T S Eliot, no 61 of only 125 copies thus. The pages are very clean indeed, the spine and cover edges are, as is usually found, a touch darkened. A very nice copy of the author's meditation on the eponymous poet - ' there seems really nothing to do but point to him and be silent '.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        [Kingsport Press] Addresses of Abraham Lincoln. Together with: Extracts from the Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge; Washington, His Farewell Address

      Kingsport, TN: Kingsport Press, 1929; 1930; 1932. 141; 129; 142pp. These scarce little tomes were initially published as an exercise of the Training Division of the Kingsport Press. Bondy makes special note of the complicated process by which they were printed, saying that "it is of interest to note the printing history of these marvels of superior miniature book production." This many-step process included setting full-sized type, photo-reducing the printed sheets, and creating zinc linecuts, which were then used to make the nickel electrotype plates from which the books were printed. The final, miniature-sized pages were folded on two very small machines specially designed by workers at the Press. The three books are bound in gilt-stamped leathers of various colors. A.e.g. A fine set, hard to find together. (Bondy 144; Spielmann 103, 297, 508; Welsh 4409, 2023; see photograph, Bromer/Edison, p. 159). (7/8 by 5/8; 22x16mm).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        ULYSSE. [59/100 copies, in the original wrappers]

      Paris:: La Maison des Amis de Livres, Adrienne Monnier,, 1929. Fine. A fine copy of the First Edition First Printing in French. #59 de 100 exemplaires sur papier velin d' Arches. LIMITED EDITION OF 100 COPIES ON VELIN D'ARCHES PAPER. THIS IS No. 59. Original tan wrappers with light blue lettering and the original mildly worn glassine dust jacket. [8], 870, [2] pp. untrimmed. Sm. 4to. 24.4 cm by 19.3 cm [9.6" by 7.6"]. A Fine edition of this extraordinary twentieth century literary work.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        Menschen ohne maske (Men without masks)

      Offered is the first example to be printed and bound, documented by compiler, editor and contributor, Gunther Sander (son of August Sander) in his handwritten homage in German to the historically important photojournalist, Stefan Lorant. The signed, dated-sited presentation of 14 lines is carefully made in pen & blue ink on the first preliminary page. Lorant published some of August Sander's photographs as editor of the Münchner Illustrierte Presse (1929-1933) and his compilation of all then extant photographs of Abraham Lincoln is cited by Gunther Sander in his homage. SANDER AND 'MENSCHEN': The great German photographer August Sander is remembered for "Menschen Des 20 Jahrhunderts" (People of the 20th Century), a monumental portrait series shot between 1910 and the early 1950s. He was unable to publish the project during his lifetime. This work contains the first large selection of photographs (1910-38 portraits) reproduced from Sander's surviving print archives, (a large number were destroyed by a bomb in WWII), the selection made by his son, Gunther who devoted years to organizing and restoring the archives and also contributes an excellent biographical essay. The gravure reproductions are of excellent quality and the German edition precedes other language editions. STEFAN LORANT [1901-1997]: is generally considered the first major editor of modern photojournalism, credited with publishing countless historical images for the first time. Lorant capitalized on the possibilities opened up by use of the new small cameras with high-speed lenses exemplified by the Leica and became a leader in the creation of the photo essay. He was among the first to employ celebrated photographers as photojournalists including August Sander, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alfred Eisenstadt and Andre Kertesz and published the early photographs of Felix Man, Kurt Hutton, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Erich Salomon and Robert Capa. His credo: "the photograph should not be posed; the camera should be like the notebook of a trained reporter" (Whiting). FORMAT: Publisher's gray paper boards and photographic jacket. SIZE: 310 mm. CONDITION DETAIL: Lacks plain card slipcase. Pages: clean and bright: most pages with a gentle bend at the top fore-edge corner. Covers: trace fading at top and bottom edges: lower cover with lightly bumped corners: slight wear at crown and foot. Binding: Very Good. Book Jacket: Presentable with rubs and all-around edgewear, a few short, closed vertical tears, slight loss to 3 of the tips, spine with an irregular 5 mm loss at the head and an irregular 2 mm loss at the foot. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete, 313 pages with 240 fine, full-page, b/w gravure reproductions, a tipped in frontispiece portrait of August Sander, and 24 small photographic reproductions in the text. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
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        A Packet for Ezra Pound

      Dublin: The Cuala Press,, 1929. Octavo. Original Holland boards, write paper title label to spine, titles to upper board in black, blue endpapers. With the original glassine wrapper. Housed in a blue cloth slipcase. Vignette engraved title page. Tanning to endpapers. An excellent copy in the creased and tanned wrapper which has some splitting from the head of the spine, and loss to ends. First edition, first impression; one of only 425 copies. Yeats's Packet for Ezra Pound presents one side of an intriguingly unlikely literary and personal friendship; Yeats, who lived with Pound more than once (first in Ashdown Forest, where Pound's ostensibly secretarial status produced the drastic renovation of Yeats's poetic style in his 1914 collection "Responsibilities", and later in Rapallo during the late 1920s, the period of association with which Yeats's "Packet" is concerned), describes Pound as a man "whose art is the opposite of mine, whose criticism commends what I most condemn, a man with whom I should quarrel more than with anyone else if we were not united by affection." This copy is from the collection, with his inscription on the colophon, of Ronald Lane Latimer, an editor and publisher of modernist poetry under the Alcestis Press imprint in New York during the 1930s.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Room of One's Own

      New York, The Fountain Press; London, The Hogarth Press,, 1929. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. Spine and edge of upper board faded, cloth slightly rubbed and marked, margins of contents faintly toned. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 492 numbered copies signed by the author on the half-title.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      London: The Hogarth Press, 1929 An excellent superior example of this 20th century highlight. First Edition, First Issue. First Trade Edition. Small crown 8vo., 172pp. A fine copy in the original cinnamon cloth, minor offsetting to endpapers, gilt on the spine very bright & unrubbed, in the rare original Vanessa Bell designed dustwrapper. A splendid example that has had just a hint of archival restoration at the base of the spine. A really beautiful copy in our custom TBCL slipcase with the Hogarth Press wolf head embossed on the side.. Woolf's major polemic against patriarchy, based loosely on two lectures she delivered, one at Newnham and the other at Girton. Woolf observed in her diary, "I shall be attacked for a feminist.". Kirkpatrick and Clarke A12b. . 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Old Man and The Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. His classic short novel about a man's epic struggle with a marlin. A very near fine copy in a very near fine first issue dust jacket with some very minor wear to the top of the spine. A bright copy.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        The Maracot Deep. And Other Stories.- The Disintegration Machine, The Story Of Spedegue's Dropper and When The World Screamed

      London, John Murray 1929., 1929. FIRST EDITION, 8vo. Publisher's red cloth, titles in gilt to the front board and spine, in original pictorial dustwrapper. Some edgespotting else a fine copy in a very good jacket with a couple of short tears, slightly toned to spine. Uncommon. A collection of scientific fiction stories, two of which feature Professor George Challenger, who first appeared in 'The Lost World'. Along with Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Professor Challenger stands in the front rank of the immortal characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A collection of scientific fiction stories, two of which feature Professor George Challenger, who first appeared in 'The Lost World'. Along with Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Professor Challenger stands in the front rank of the immortal characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Green and Gibson; A Bibliography of Arthur Conan Doyle.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Poet and the Lunatics (First Edition)

      London: Cassell, 1929. First Edition. First Edition. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket with very light wear at base of spine and both corners of front panel. First appearance of this classic short piece by Chesterton.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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      Garden City: Doubleday Doran & Company Inc. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.,. 1929. original decorated black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in yellow.. A few faint finger marks on front cover, else a fine copy in very. good four-color pictorial dust jacket with very shallow chipping at. head of spine panel and three corner tips, 12mm closed tear at top. edge of front panel, several minor internal mends with archival tape,. a some minor dust soiling to spine and rear panels. Overall, a. bright, attractive example of the colorful jacket. (#75142). First U.S. edition. Collects the title novella, "The Story of Spedegues's Dropper," and two Professor Challenger stories, "The Disintegration Machine" and "When the World Screamed." Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-68; (1981) 2-24; (1987) 2-28; and (1995) 2-33. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 618. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 265. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 71. Bleiler (1978), p. 63. Reginald 04498. Green and Gibson A47c.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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      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). Hardcover. A Very Fine Untrimmed, Largely Unopened Copy. 267 x 206 mm (10 1/2 x 8 1/8"). ONE OF 775 COPIES SIGNED BY THE ARTIST, including 575 for England (ours being #95 of the 200 copies for America). 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.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        The Vicar of Wakefield (Signed)

      London: George G. Harrap, 1929. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine. Arthur Rackham. Full vellum; gilt. Top edge gilt. No. 476 of 575 copies of the English edition, out of a total edition of 775 copies. 12 mounted color plates by Rackham. Signed by Rackham. The vellum is pure cream-white. Neat gift inscription on a contemporary engraved bookplate with a dragon's head and the motto 'Dum Spiro Spero'; boards yawning slkightly, else a fine copy and as nice as anyone could want. Latimore & Haskell, p. 65.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Foto-auge: 76 fotos der zeit / Oeil et photo: 76 photographies de notre temps / Photo-eye: 76 Photoes of the period

      Stuttgart: Akademischer Verlag Dr. Fritz Wedekind & Co., [1929]. 4to. pp. 18 + 76 illus. German, French & English text. profusely illus. in b/w. wrappers with a photograph by El Lissitzky (spine repaired, some staining & discolouration to covers, 1 inch square surface loss to top edge of front cover, small tear to top edge of title-page)

      [Bookseller: D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB)]
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      George G. Harrap and Company, Limited. London. 1929. FIRST RACKHAM EDITION. DELUX LIMITED EDITION. One of 575 copies, numbered and signed by Rackham, for England. There were another 200 delux copies issued in the United States. Large 8vo.(10 x 7.9 inches). 12 full page colour plates and 22 line drawings throughout the text. Finely bound, by Brian Frost & Co, of Bath, in full dark blue morocco. Spine with five raised bands, each with three small gilt floral decorations. Compartments with double ruled borders. Within the borders are floral decorative centre pieces. Boards with double ruled gilt borders. Edges of boards with gilt piping. Gilt triple ruled edge to the inner boards. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. A finely bound copy of this beautiful delux edition housed in a felt lined blue cloth slip case.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        (Rackham, Arthur) The Vicar of Wakefield

      London: Harrap, (1929). Quarto. 232pp. From an edition of 775 copies signed by Rackham, this is one of 575 copies that comprise the English issue. Illustrated with twelve full-page color plates and twenty-two black & white drawings. A fine copy in gilt-stamped vellum with only light toning to page edges, endpapers, and board edges. T.e.g.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Psalmau Dafydd

      Newtown, Montgomeryshire: Gwasg Gregynnog, 1929 In Red niger morocco spine and red buckram corner pieces, 5 raised bands outlined in blind, gilt spine titling, blue silk head bands, slightly rubbed. Internally top edge gilt, fore and tail uncut, light foxing to ep's as normal, wood engraved title page in red and black, [4], 189 pp, [2]. Probably the most sought after of all the Welsh Gregynog's, no 33 of a small limitation, with the ink signature of Garfield Hughes on inside front blank pages, also a letter from a book seller offering him other Gregynog's. (Harrop 14/190)

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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      Harrap and Co.London.,1929. FIRST RACKHAM EDITION.12 full page colour plates and 22 line drawings throughout the text.Finely bound in Publishers delux leather binding of dark brown morocco,spine lettered in gilt.Front board with reproduction of one of the books colour plates in gilt and six different coloured leathers.Green endpapers illustrated with white silhouettes.Top edge gilt.Neat previous owners name and address stamp to top of front free endpaper.Minor rubbing to the edges but overall a very good copy of this beautiful delux edition.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The vicar of Wakefield / Oliver Goldsmith ; illustrated by Arthur Rackham

      London : George G. Harrap & Co., 1929. 1st Edition in this form. Physical desc.: 231 p., [11] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm. Notes: Ill. endpapers. Subject: Illustrated books - British Isles - 1929. Near fine copy in the original top-edge, gilt-blocked pictorial cloth. Panel edges very slightly dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Vicar of Wakefield. Harrap edition in deluxe publisher's binding

      London: George G. Harrap & Company Ltd. VG : in very good condition. School prize plate to front pastedown. Gilt school insignia to rear board. Corners bumped and sm. mark to rear board. Half-title page browned. Teg. 1929. Reprint. Leather cover with decorative Rackham illustration to front inlaid in gilt and colour leathers. 232pp :: 12 full page colour illustrations; additional b/w illustrations :: 260mm x 210mm (10" x 8") :: In deluxe publisher's binding .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        THE BARSETSHIRE NOVELS. Barchester Towers; Framley Parsonage; The Small House at Allington; The Warden; Dr. Thorne; The last chronicle of Barset; An Autobiography

      Shakespeare Head Press, Stratford, and published by Basil Blackwell, Oxford.,1929. FOURTEEN VOLUMES, Complete. Large 8vo. (9.5 x 6.5 inches). Limited edition. One of 525 sets, 500 for sale.. The Shakespeare Head Edition, edited by Michael Sadleir, with a very useful Index of Characters appearing in the Novels. Old worm hole (the Worm long gone) through the top of the pages in volume one of Barchester Towers, just affecting a few letters of the top line of text on the last three leaves. A bright set in the publishers green cloth with gilt lettering to the spines. Top edges gilt, the others untrimmed. Overall a very good copy of this well printed set.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Barsetshire Novels, plus the Autobiography: The Shakespeare Head Edition of the Novels of Anthony Trollope. In 14 volumes complete: Barchester Towers, Framley Parsonage, The Small House at Allington, The Warden, Dr. Thorne, The Last Chronicle of Barset, and An Autobiography

      Oxford:: Published for the Shakespeare Head Press by Basil Blackwell,, 1929.. Limited Edition of 525 copies.. Hardcover. Very Good+. Large paper, well printed, with good size type. Slight toning to endpapers of a few vols, pages otherwise unmarked and very clean. Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. 9.5 x 6.25 ins, in the original green buckram, spines titled in gilt. One or two vols have faint marks to the cloth: otherwise, and generally, all clean and bright. Severe knock to front upper corner of the penultimate volume: perhaps three other corners not quite sharp, and a few spine ends puckered. A very nice set. [EXTRA Heavy Item]

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
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      London: Macmillan and Co., 1929.. Blue cloth, elaborately stamped in blind, title lettered in gilt, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Portrait vignette on title. Light foxing at edges, a few spots of marginal soiling, cloth a trifle rubbed and faintly soiled, but a very good copy. First edition of this selection. One of 1500 copies. This copy has the errata slip Wade asserts appeared only in some copies, "though not the earliest." Inscribed by Yeats 19 days after formal publication: "Olivia Shakespear from W.B. Yeats Oct 27, 1929." With a further inscription (in the hand of the recipient): "Given to B.C.W. by Ezra Pound Nov 7th 1938." "B.C.W." was B. Cyril Windeler, whose prose work, ELIMUS (1923), appeared in Pound's "Inquest" series published by the Three Mountains Press. ELIMUS was illustrated with twelve designs by Dorothy Shakespear, Olivia's daughter (and Pound's wife). Laid in back are several folded small octavo leaves of manuscript drafts, in ink and pencil, in Windeler's hand, of poems. Yeats met Olivia Shakespear through her cousin, Lionel Johnson, in May 1894. In the double shadows of her troubled marriage to Henry H. Shakespear and Yeats’s unrequited love for Maud Gonne, they began a close and enduring friendship that was punctuated by at least one, if not two, periods of genuine intimacy. In 1896, Yeats entered into a year-long affair with Olivia, counted as his first consummated physical relationship. However, Yeats’s ties to Maud Gonne were irrevocable, and resulted in the emotional termination of the affair recorded in “The Lover Mourns for the Loss of Love.” Several of the other poems he wrote to her are also collected in THE WIND AMONG THE REEDS. They remained close friends and correspondents nonetheless, and it was Olivia who introduced Yeats to Pound in 1909. After her death in October 1938, Yeats wrote about her in a letter: “For more than forty years she has been the centre of my life in London and during all that time we have never had a quarrel, sadness sometimes but never a difference.” Pound gave away a number of her books to friends when he settled her affairs. WADE 165.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Horse of the Desert. Introduction by Major-General James G. Harbord and Professor Henry Fairfield Osborn

      New York: Derrydale Press, 1929. First edition, unnumbered copy of the deluxe issue, signed by the author (75 numbered large paper copies printed on Van Gelder Book paper). Large 4to. Color plate after Harrington Bird and hitherto unpublished work of Henry Alken, many black and white half-tones. Later full blue morocco with emblematic gilt tooling. Siegel 25; Frazier B-19-D

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Sound and the Fury

      Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith 1929 - First Edition, First Printing with "First Published 1929" printed on the copyright page. A beautiful facsimile dustjacket from the ORIGINAL with "Humanity Uprooted priced at $3.00" that looks about new. The book is in nice shape with minor wear to the spine and boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Air Pioneering in the Arctic. The Two Polar Flights of Roald Amundsen and Lincoln Ellsworth. Part I: The 1925 Flight from Spitzbergen to 88 North. Part II: The First Crossing of the Polar Sea, 1926

      New York: National Americana Society 1929, 2nd printing. () [x],126pp. Very good. Folio in original gilt lettered blue cloth and blue endpapers with gilt top edge, photogravure plates, and plates from facsimiles and maps. A wonderfull unfaded copy of a very scarce title. Collection of articles on Ellsworth's two Arctic expeditions with Amundsen, the first flying from Spitsbergen to the North Pole in two planes, largely financed by Ellsworth, the party of six reached 87° 44N before being forced down with engine trouble. In 1926 Amundsen and Ellsworth returned to the Arctic, this time in the semi rigid airship, the 'Norge,' making the first crossing of the polar sea from Spitsbergen to Teller, Alaska over the North Pole. Although the title page states second printing both printings are the identicle and both are very scarce..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Toad of Toad Hall. A Play from Kenneth Grahame's Book "The Wind in the Willows"

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1929. Octavo. Original blue cloth backed cream boards, printed paper label to front cover. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the rubbed and dulled jacket with tanned spine panel and nicked corners. First edition, first impression. Limited edition of 200 copies on handmade paper signed by both Kenneth Grahame and A. A. Milne on the limitation leaf. Together with with a programme for the first performance of the play at The Playhouse, Liverpool, December 21, 1929. Milne was a great admirer of Grahame's story, The Wind in the Willows, and this dramatisation became one of Milne's most popular plays.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. With ten engravings on copper by David Jones

      Bristol: Douglas Cleverdon, 1929 One of 460 numbered copies out of a total edition of 470 copies. Off-white cloth over drab boards, gilt spine. . Quarto. With eight full-page copper-engravings by David Jones, plus a copper-engraved head- and tail-piece. Printed at the Fanfare Press in Arrighi types. Corners rubbed, minor soiling to binding. A very good, tight copy. This superb edition of the Ancient Mariner was the idea of Douglas Cleverdon, a young Bristol bookseller and later the powerful promoter of poetry on the BBC's Third Programme. In 1926 Cleverdon had visited Eric Gill at Capel-y-ffin, and there met David Jones (1895?1974), then a comparatively unknown young artist and poet: 'greatly daring, I asked David to engrave on copper eight illustrations with a headpiece and tailpiece, for Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'. Jones immediately agreed. 'He was a very agreeable companion', Cleverdon later remembered, 'relishing the humorous, but with an inexorable urge to get a thing right, whether it was a phrase, or a principle, or a brush-stroke in a water-colour. We were all devoted to him' (Cleverdon 1981, p. 16)" (John Dobson on his website devoted to the illustrators of The Ancient Mariner).

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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        Brown on Resolution

      [London:] John Lane, The Bodley Head Limited,, 1929. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to upper board and spine in yellow, with the pictorial dust jacket. Some trivial spotting, hinges just a touch strained, spine ever so slightly cocked but an excellent copy in the lightly marked and very slightly nicked dust jacket. First edition, first impression. A novel of the Great War and exceptionally scarce in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      London: John Lane, 1929 First edition. Crown 8vo. 307pp. Publisher's bright yellow cloth printed black on the front cover, gilt-lettered at the spine, yellow topstain, lightly spotted edges. A near fine copy in a very good example of the whimsical Giles illustrated dustwrapper that has been treated to some professional restoration primarily at the extremities of the spine. A splendid example of Leacock's signature dated in his hand, May 6th, 1934, pasted to the ffe. Contains: The Golfomaniac, Jazzled Journalism, Forty Years Of Billiards & 45 other Leacock Gems. Blieler Checklist of Fantastic Literature Page 131. Quite uncommon in dustwrapper.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Le Manuscrit Autographe. (One original transfer lithograph by Picasso) Quatrième Année No 21, May-June 1929

      Paris: Blaizot & Fils 1929 - Quatrième Année No 21, May-June 1929. Royère, Jean; Paris: Blaizot & Fils, 1929. One of 300 copies with one loose lithograph, on Lafuma wove, signed and dated in transfer paper: “Picasso Mai XXIX” measuring 285x230 mm, , 5 plates by Picasso, and reproductions of manuscripts by Jean Royere, Pierre Louys, Robert Schumann, and others. The transfer lithograph, representing a standing figure, reflect the interest shown by the artist in sculptural and spatial problems between 1927 and 1929. 4to, original lettered wrappers; slight separation at front hinge, lithograph with minor light foxing along top margin and a few spots to lower left; custom cloth clamshell box with spine label. Ref: Block 96, Cramer 17 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA - ILAB)]
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        Le nouveau monde industriel ou invention du procédé d'industrie attrayante et naturelle distribuée en séries passionnées.

      Paris, Bossange 1929 - Première édition. Reliure mi-cuir de l'époque à dos lisse avec titre, filets et frise dorée en bel état; gardes et coupes marbrées; In-8 de XVI, 576 pp. intérieur en parfait état et d'une rare fraicheur, absence totale de rousseurs; anciennes corrections à l'encre sur quelques pages 56, 450, 525, peut-être quelques autres;très bel ex. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Magnus]
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        A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy

      Black Sun Press, Paris 1929 - Rebound in full leather by Bennett with marbled endpapers and gilt edges. Limited to 335 copies on arches paper numbered 66 to 400. This one is 397. One of the few classic titles done by the Crosbys. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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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'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'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'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's Tagore's "Gitanjali" in English brought the Tagore family international renown and was the catalyst which made Abanindranath Tagore's art better known in the western world.) Bose'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'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's grand nephew [his maternal grandmother was Rabindranath Tagore'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'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'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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        Geldtheorie Und Konjunkturtheorie (Common English Title: Monetary Theory and the Trade Cycle)

      Holder-Pichler-Tempsky A.G 1929 - First printing German language softcover rebound in a library binding (the covers appear to have been removed in this rebinding). This is an ex-university library book with the usual markings. Otherwise, the book is good with shelfwear, a good amount of underlining and some notations. Most of the underlining and notations are in regular or red pencil, but a few appear to be in pen. A good example of a very scarce resource. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FRANZ SCHUBERT UND SEIN KREIS , - Eingeleitet von Felix Weingartner (Schaubücher 24),

      Verlag Orell Füssli, 1929 - 24 Textseiten* + 68 Bildseiten mit 72 Abb. s/w 8° Halbleinen, Gebrauchsspurenan Ecken und Kanten, Seiten etwas gebräunt, das Alter berücksichtigend: gutes Exemplar J71 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 400 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Zauberboot [Moveable]

      Herbert Stuffer Berlin: Herbert Stuffer, 1929. First edition. Original color pictorial paper covered boards. Famed for its innovative illustration and compostion, "The Magic Boat" has become a classic and sought after early 20th Century Illustrated Chiildren's Book. Fully illustrated in color throughout with four pull-tabs on two separate double-moveable color illustated devices (each comprising two-page assemblies), a moveable hub reveaing rabbits and hedgehogs, adn the scarce and seldom found original perforated stencil (Nicths als Fruchte) at rear in half-page pouch. Benjamin describes this book as "the most beautiful of all new children's books" (Works III, 211). Cover with tread mark stains, binding weakened, hub intact, three of the four tabs are not working and need restoration. Still, a presentable copy which with a little care can be restored to excellent condition.

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        [American Hunting Scenes. Colorists' model for "Well Away"]

      New York: Derrydale Press 1929 [New York: Derrydale Press, 1929]. (FOXHUNTING) Approximately 19 x 12 inches. Proof before letters, colored. Marginal smudging from colorists' handling; the image bright and clear. Ordeman pp. 37-8 . 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's model, from the proof before letters

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      [New York]: Privately Printed [by The Derrydale Press], 1929 - Frazier'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 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") [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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