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        Three Things. Ariel Poem Number 18. Signed Limited Edition

      London Faber & Faber Ltd 1929. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Boards rubbed and age-darkened with c. 1cm loss to lower edge of spine and with external split along centre spine Large Paper Limited Edition [141/500] Blue hardback cloth cover 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). 350pp + ads. One colour plate and one b/w title page illustration by Gilbert Spencer. Number 18 of the Ariel Poems published by Faber and Faber. Printed at the Curwen Press.

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        Maria Lani

      Editions des Quatre Chemins 1929 Volume dedicato a Maria Lani con 51 ritratti di grandi autori contemporanei tra i quali Man Ray, Braque, Chagall, Leger, Dufy e Roualt. Prima edizione nella tiratura di 50 esemplari su Dutch paper con litografie originali e incisioni di Derain, De Chirico, Laborde, Goerg, David e tre supplementari disegni di Matisse.

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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'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'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's best prints spanning a thirty year period. .

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        Merletti e ricami della AEmilia Ars.

      Milano - Roma, Bestetti e Tumminelli, 1929. 1929 In folio pagg. 34 con 90 tavole in nero. Edizione numerata 139/500. Legatura in tela editoriale illustrata e sovracoperta. Magnifica opera in ottimo stato.

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        A Farewell to Arms

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

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        FRONTESPIZIO (IL).

      Collezione completa che comprende il primo numero (26 maggio 1929) uscito come supplemento del Catalogo generale della L.E.F. e le 12 annate complete in fascicoli sciolti in buono stato di conservazione (uno strappo al n. 1 dell?a. I). La rivista, diretta da E Lucatello, nasce nel 1929 come rassegna bibliografica della Libreria Editrice Fiorentina; dal giugno 1930 viene stampata da Vallecchi ed avrà come direttori Piero Bargellini e Barna Occhini. Tra i suoi collaboratori vi furono A. Soffici, G. Papini, C. Bo, M. Luzi.

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        L'Officina Bodoni. La regola e le stampe di un torchio durante i primi sei anni del suo lavoro.

      Officina Bodoni 1929 hardcover Tiratura 500 esemplari (nostro n. 120). Catalogo dei primi anni di attivita' della stamperia. Caratteri Bodoni, Arrighi e Pastonchi. Con 12 xilografie di F. Masereel, legatura. editoriale tutta tela, pag. 82, -4

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        ENCICLOPEDIA TRECCANI 1929 PRIMA EDIZIONE

      Treccani 1929Anno di edizione:1929 - Lingua:Italiano - Tipologia illustrazioni:disegni, fotografiche, a colori, in bianco e nero, a piena pagina, fuori testo, nel testo - Condizioni del prodotto:Perfette - Tipo copertina:Cartonato - Segni particolari:RARO, Prima Edizione - RARA PRIMA EDIZIONE COMPLETA 36 VOLUMI + 7 VOLUMI DI APPENDICE . MONUMENTALE ED ECCEZIONALE OPERA COMPLETA IN PERFETTO STATO DI CONSERVAZIONE GENERALE , PARI AL NUOVO &nbsp

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        Three Things. Ariel Poem Number 18. Signed Limited Edition

      G : in good condition without dust jacket. Boards rubbed and age-darkened with c. 1cm loss to lower edge of spine and with external split along centre spine Large Paper Limited Edition [141/500] Blue hardback cloth cover 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). 350pp + ads. One colour plate and one b/w title page illustration by Gilbert Spencer. Number 18 of the Ariel Poems published by Faber and Faber. Printed at the Curwen Press.

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        MISSION DES JUIFS

      Dorbon-Ainé s.d. 1929 NOUVELLE ÉDITION AUGMENTÉE D' UNE TABLE DES NOMS... 2 VOLUMI IN-8° GRANDE, LEGATURA DA AMATORE IN M. PELLE ROSSA CON NERVI AL DORSO, COPERTINE CONSERVATE. (4), 479 PP. CON RITRATTO DELL' AUTORE F.T.; (6), 481-947, XXIV PP. OTTIMO ESEMPLARE. "C' EST ICI LE PLUS FORMIDABLE OUVRAGE QUE AIT JAMAIS ÉCRIT SUR LA TRADITION JUDÉO-CHRETIENNE. C' EST UN GIGANTESQUE RESUMÉ DES CONNAISSANCES ANTIQUES, AUQUEL ON EST OBLIGÈ DE SE RÉFÉRER CONSTAMMENT POUR L' ÉTUDE DE L' ÉSOTÉRISME EN TOUTES SES BRANCHES..." L'AUTEUR NOUS FAIT REVIVRE LA SCIENCE DES ANCIENS SANCTUAIRES DEPUIS LA PLUS HAUTE ANTIQUITÉ, ET CHAQUE PAGE EST UNE RÉVÉLATION NOUVELLE, SOLIDEMENT ÉTAYÉE..." (CAILLET, BIBLIOGRAPHIE DES SCIENCES OCCULTES, III, 9813). "ESOTÉRIQUEMENT PARLANT, CE LIVRE-DIVISÉ EN 22 CHAPITRES ET QUI RÉSUME D' UNE FAÇON GIGANTESQUE TOUTE L' HISTOIRE DE L' HUMANITÉ À TRAVERS UNE PÉRIODE DE 8.500 ANS-PEUT ETRE CONSIDÉRÉ COMME L' OEUVRE CAPITALE DE ST.-YVES D' ALEYANDRE... ET S' ADRESSE AUX SAVANTS TALMUDISTES, AUX KABBALISTES, AUX ESSENIENS, AUX NASIS, AUX PRINCES DE KAHALS, NON COMME UN ÉNTRAGER, MAIS COMME L' UN D' ENTRE-EUX POSSÉDANT LA SCIENCE ORALE LAISSÉE PAR MOISE MEME..." (DORBON, BIBLIOTHECA ESOTERICA, 4346).

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        Le vite de' piu eccellenti pittori, scultori et architettori scritte da Giorgio Vasari ; prima stampa commentata e riccamente illustrata a cura di Pio Pecchiai

      MILANO: SONZOGNO SD (1929 ?) 1929 Milano: Sonzogno sd (1929 ?) In-4 3 voll. (1) c. (di autoritratto del Vasari) LXXX 1392; XLV (3) 1101 (2); XL 1119 (1). Numerose illustrazioni nel testo. Piena pergamena moderna con caratteri in oro al dorso. Lieve fenditura alla cerniera del terzo volume. Per il resto condizioni perfette. All'interno: "Introduzione alla prima stampa commentata ed illustrata delle "Vite" di Giorgio Vasari" di Pio Pecchiai, 1927 (riproduzione dall'edizione del 1568 presso Giunti); Annotazioni; Indice delle materie; Indice degli artisti; Indice delle cronologie biografiche e degli elenchi di opere degli artisti; Indice degli alberi genealogici degli artisti; Indice dei monumenti e d'ogni altra opera d'altre; indice dei nomi e degli oggetti principali non citati negli indici precedenti; indice delle illustrazioni; Correzioni, rettifiche, aggiunte. Rara edizione soprattutto nella sua completezza.

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        THE MAN WHO MASTERED TIME

      Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co.,. 1929. original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black.. Owner's signature dated 1934 on front free endpaper. Page edges. tanned, else a fine copy in good four-color pictorial dust jacket. (reproducing a superb color painting by Allen St. John on the front. panel) with wear and fraying along upper spine end, upper and lower. edges of front panel, and along flap fold, small chips from lower. edge of front pane and upper edge of rear panel, dust soiling to. spine and rear panes, and faded spine title lettering. (#140813). First edition. Travel by time machine to earth's far future. "THE MAN WHO MASTERED TIME completes the trilogy of my tales of Matter, Space, and Time [THE GIRL IN THE GOLDEN ATOM and "The Fire People" dealing with the first two matters, respectively]." - Ray Cummings (from foreword to a later appearance in FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES). Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 2-24. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 516. Clareson, Science Fiction in America 1870s-1930s 226. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 63. Sargent, American and British Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 185. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p.54. Reginald 03693.

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        Procession

      Harper & Brothers New York: Harper & Brothers. 1929. First. First edition. Front panel of the jacket and remnant of the front flap attached to the front endpapers, spine-lettering faded, two tiny tears at the crown, good plus, lacking the dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author to her lover of that time: "Dear Stef: Always keep in my Procession, I'm in yours! Fannie." Beneath the inscription Hurst has drawn a series of increasingly larger stick figures, one for each letter of the word "procession" with the smallest labeled "Me" and the largest as "You." .

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        The Middle Parts of Fortune. Somme & Ancre, 1916

      London: The Piazza Press issued to subscribers by Peter Davies, Ltd.,, 1929. 2 volumes, octavo. Original brown buckram, titles gilt to spines within double panel, top edges gilt, others uncut, red silk page-markers, marbled endpapers. Housed in the original red cloth slipcase. A few very slight scuffs to cloth. An excellent set. First edition, one of the limited, unexpurgated edition of 525 numbered copies. An excellent copy of a book perceived on publication as one of the most powerfully personal visions of the Great War. In Men at War Hemingway described it as "The finest and noblest book of men in war that I have ever read. I read it once each year to remember how things really were so that I will never lie to myself nor to anyone else about them," and T. E. Lawrence remarked that "No praise could be too sheer for this book … it justifies every heat of praise." The book was published in this limited edition in 1929, garnering informed praise and intemperate notoriety in close to equal measure, and an expurgated edition, under the title Her Privates We, was published the following year. But Manning never achieved fame and it was probably not until the re-issue of the full text in 1977 that the novel received the recognition that it deserved. Manning died of pneumonia at a nursing home in Hampstead in 1935. Extremely unusual to find in the original slipcase.

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        TLS Dated Feb. 26, 1929

      Typed letter signed by western artist Frank Tenney Johnson on his personal stationary with his New York address embossed at top. Letter was in answer to a woman who had written the artist about a painting she had purchased, "a night scene of three Indians on horses". He tells her where he saw and painted these Indians and made mention that the painting had been exhibited at the Salmagundi Club of New York City and was sold there but he could not remember who purchased. Framed under glass. Provenance: Joseph Sartor Galleries Dallas, Texas. and Owings and Dewy Fine Art, N.M. A fine letter.. Approx. 8 1/2" x 11".

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        THE MARACOT DEEP AND OTHER STORIES

      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 fine copy in near fine, bright four-color pictorial dust jacket. with touch of wear at edges including a couple of very tiny chips at. tail of spine panel and two corner tips, some age-darkening to spine. panel, and several small internal tape reinforcements. A very. attractive copy. (#75141). 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.

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        Cup of Gold

      New York: Robert M. McBride & Co. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of Steinbeck's first book, in exceedingly rare original dust jacket. New York: Robert M. McBride & Co., 1929. Octavo, original yellow cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine. Dust jacket with splitting at spine fold, fading to spine and front panel, light edgewear and a few creases on back panel; inoffensive ink smudges to dust jacket flap margins, "Steinbeck" written neatly in ink on top margin of flap. An extremely rare unrestored copy.

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        THE IRON MAN AND THE TIN WOMAN AND OTHER FUTURITIES. Signed

      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.

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        THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CALVIN COOLIDGE

      Cosmopolitan Book Corp. New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corp., 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Slightly cocked, small stains on the spine. Very Good, lacking the slipcase. Blue cloth-backed boards. Copy #148 of 1000 SIGNED by the author. Owner inscription on the front endpaper dated 1929 mentioning a "letter of sympathy when the President's son Calvin Coolidge died," which was once glued to the gutter of the half title page but which now only has a remnant present.

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        The Morada -- No. 1--3, 5 (all published)

      no publisher Albuquerque, New Mexico: [no publisher]. 1929-1931. First. First edition. Complete set, with issue four never published. Small quartos. Printed paper wrappers, some with partially unopened pages. Issue One is about fine, Two and Three are about near fine with some bumping to the yapped edges, and Five is composed of loose signatures with the wraps present but separated and in two pieces, fair. An obscure little magazine that mixed American expatriates with local Southwestern writers and was once believed to be the next Little Review, according to Ezra Pound. Issue One features very early appearances of Paul Bowles ("The Church"), Kenneth Rexroth (a two-page story, "She Left Him"), and Charles Henri Ford ("Short Poem About a Gunman"); Issue Two is dedicated to Harry Crosby and features Bowles ("Serenade Au Cap"); Issue Three has a two-page letter from Pound; and Issue Five, "tri-lingual" issue, includes Bowles ("Eight") and Louis Zukofsky ("from two dedications"). A complete run of a tough to find magazine. .

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        The Vicar of Wakefield. Harrap edition in deluxe publisher's binding

      London George G. Harrap & Company Ltd 1929. 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 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

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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'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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        Pansies

      London 1929. Signed, Limited Edition; #377 of 500. Privately printed.. By P. R. Stephensen. White heavy card covers, printed in red & black. Book Near Fine; wrapped in Good glassine wrapper. Just a trace of rubbing to corners. Erasure on top front corners on ffep. Glassine wrapper is quite age-toned, and has chips at corners and spine extremities, and several short tears at flap fold. ; 125 pages; Signed by Author

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        White Buildings [Inscribed by Crane]

      NY: Horace Liveright, 1929. Hardcover. Very good. Second Printing, A fine copy in publisher's batik boards and near fine jacket that shows just the lightest wear at the extremities and just a touch of sunning to the spine. Inscribed and signed by Crane on the front free endpaper: For/--/with kindest regards-/from/ Hart Crane/ 10/8/29. Books signed or inscribed by Crane are thin on the ground as he committed suicide in 1932.

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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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        Ulysses

      Samuel and Max Roth New York 1929. Good with no dust jacket First US Edition; First Printing Trade Paperback This copy survived water damage from fire due to previous clamshell box. Professionally restored and ozoned, but some wood smoke scent when opening pages. Chip to top corner of front cover, fragments of spine covering laid on to new spine, chip to bottom corner of rear cover. Some unopened pages. Some text damp-wrinkling, with some dampstaining primarily in margins (see scan). Solid trade paperback.; Modern custom clamshell box, with leather spine label with gilt lettering. Slocum and Cahoon 19. The First American edition (unauthorized). Although title page claims to be the 1927 Paris printing from Shakespeare and Company, this copy has all the proper points as the pirated American first. Most notably, the list of books By the Same Writer has publisher Jonathan Cape mispelled as "Jonthan Cape" (see scan) and there is no title and author on the spine. John J Slocum and Herbert Cahoon; A Bibliography of James Joyce [1882-1941]; 1953 Yale University Press. Slocum and Cahoon state that about 2, 000-3, 000 copies were printed by Adolph and Rudolph Loewinger of New York for Samuel Roth, publisher of Two Worlds and Two Worlds Monthly, and his brother Max Roth. "It was unauthorized by Joyce and sold illegally in the United States. Many copies of the piracy were seized by the Society for the Suppression of Vice on October 5, 1929." "Copies .. reached Paris and were imported into the United States as genuine copies. One of these, sent by Joyce to Bennett A Cerf of Random House, was used in setting up the first authorized American edition of Ulysses" in 1934." It is unclear how many copies of this pirated edition survived and it is rarely offered for sale. In 2007, the Modern Library named Ulysses # 1 in their list of top 100 novels. Despite the condition issues, this is an opportunity to own the quite uncommon 1929 first American printing of James Joyce's Ulysses, a highspot of modern literature.; [viii], 736 pages

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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'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's request. [Higginson A32a.]. 1st Edition. Illus. by Len Lye, Alfred Cracknell.

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        Oeuvres complètes.

      Paris, NRF (nouvelle revue française), in-octavo, 1929-1936. Exemplaire numéroté sur "Chiffon de Bruges". 18 volumes complete. Uncut in publisher`s printed wrappers. Sewn as issued. In original glassine wrappers, missing on one volume and pieces missing on most of the others. A fine set. 23 x 14 cm.. A la recherche du temps perdu : Du côté de chez Swann. (2 vols.), A l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs. (3 vols.), Le côté de Germantes. (3 vols.), Sodome et Gomorrhe. (2 vols.), La prisonnière. (2 vols.), Albertine disparue. Le temps retrouvé (2 vols.). Pastiches et melanges. Les plaisirs et les jours. Chroniques

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        Muldoon the Solid Man of Sport: His Amazing Story as Related for the First Time by Him to his Friend Edward Van Every

      Frederick A. Stokes New York: Frederick A. Stokes. 1929. First. First edition, presentation issue. Foreword by Jack Dempsey. A bit of foxing to preliminary pages, small hole where a cancel sheet has been added, else fine in a fresh, very good or better dustwrapper (that is price-clipped, possibly as intended for this issue) with a modest compound tear on the front panel. Apparently a special issue of the book, with a tipped-in cancel page following the title page with a statement by Muldoon mentioning that his 85th birthday is being celebrated in conjunction with two worthy causes -- the Marshall Stillman Movement and the Children's Village, and below this statement, Signed by William Muldoon and dated in November of 1929. Autobiography of one of the fathers of American boxing. Copies in jacket are exceptionally uncommon, signed copies are rare. .

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        Die psychoanalytische Bewegung. Erster Jahrgang, Heft 1 Mai/Juni 1929 bis Fünfter Jahrgang 1933 Heft 6 in fünf Bänden (=alles erschienene).

      "Gr. 8°, 392, 618, 576, 574 und 558 Seiten. Originalhalbledereinbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentitel. Besonders hervorzuheben sind als kleine Auswabl folgende Beiträge: Thomas Mann: Die Stellung Freuds in der modernen Geistesgeschichte (l. J g. Heft l. Erstdruck! Arnold Zweig: Freud und der Mensch (l.J g. Heft 2. Erstdruck,) ! Wilhelm Jensen: Drei unveröffentlichte Briefe an Sigm. Freud (l. Jg. Heft 3). Mit einer schönen Tafel, die einen der Briefe im Faksimile zeigt. Jensen äußert sich ausführlich zu Freuds Interpretation seines Romans in der Gradiva-Studie!, W. Muschjg: Die Psychoanalyse als Rivalin der literaturwissenschaft (2. Jg. Heft 2 . Erstdruck) ! Sonderheft ""Psychoanalytische Biographik"" .(2. Jg. Heft 4) mit u. a. erstmaliger Gesamtdarstellung aller Veränderungen der bis dato acht Auflagen der Traumdeutung! Themenheft Goethepreis (2. Jg. Heft 5) mit den bei den Erstdrucken von Sigm. Freud ""Brief an Dr. Alfons Paquet"" und ""Ansprache im Frankfurter Goethe Haus"" (Meyer-Palmedo! Fichtner 1930d und 1930e sowie Nr. 256 des Kataloges der Ausstellung im Freud-Haus) ! Sonderheft ""Schweiz"" (4. Jg. Heft 4) mit Beiträgen von Sarasin, Kielbolz, Pfister, Bebn-Eschenburg, Zulliger und Blum. Sonderheft ""Psycboanalyse der Politik"" mit Beiträgen von Schottlaender, Laforque, Fromm, Wittels, Staub und Grant Duff. Vollständiges Exemplar in dekorativem Verlagseinbänden , bis auf das erste Heft ohne die Umschläge aber mit den nur diesen Bänden beigegebenen Inhaltsverzeichnissen. Lediglich der erste Band im Vergleich etwas stärker ausgeblichen, sonst gut erhaltenes Exemplar der seltenen Ausgabe. "

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        U. A. M. Union des Artistes Modernes.

      Paris: Charles Moreau, (1929). Pierre Lièvre,(introduction). Photographies de Thérèse Bonney, Chevojon, Giraudon, l'Illustration, Marc Vaux, Rep, Sonia, Salaün, Ventujol. (6),24 pl.,(6 ads) pp. + slip "Changements d`adresses:". Bound with the original wrappers preserved in a modern professional half-cloth binding. Lower edge of textblock slightly bumped. 32,5 x 25 cm.. Le premier Salon de l'Union des Artistes Modernes se tiendra en Juin 1930 au Pavillon de Marsan, 107, Rie de Rivoli - Palais du Louvre. 24 héliogravures imprimées en bistre représentant des oeuvres de Burkhalter, Chareau, Delaunay, Fouquet, René Herbst, Legrain, Mallet-Stevens, Miklos, Prouvé, dont certains figureront dans la première exposition de l'U.A.M. en 1930. The first publication by the recently founded U.A.M., illustrated with plates printed in sepia

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        Atomteori og Naturbeskrivelse. 3 Artikler med en indledende Oversigt.

      Copenhagen, Bianco Lunas, 1929. Royal 8vo. Bound with the original wrappers and the original back-strip in a fine half morocco binding with gilt lettering to spine (Signed "Ole Olsen 1978 Co´libri"). An exceptionally fine copy. 76 pp.. First edition of this collection of three articles translated into Danish and appearing as thus for the first time. Inscribed by Bohr (signed "the author") on the title-page: "Hr. Assistent cand. mag. V. Thorsen / med venlig Hilsen / fra Forfatteren". The work constitutes the first Danish translations of the present three articles: "Atomic Theory and Mechanics" (1925, Rosenfeld 33), "The Quantum Postulate and the Recent Development of Atomic Theory" (1928, Rosenfeld 37), and "Wirkungsquantum und Naturbeschreibung", (1929, Rosenfeld 39), here published together for the first time under the title "Atomic Theory and the Description of Nature" and with an introductory overview. The present collection of articles, translated into Danish, Bohr's mother tongue, constitutes an important insight into Bohr's thought and fundamental views on atomic theory and nature. The work, as it is here, has been elected as the Bohr-entry in the official list of Danish canonic literature, which collects the most important literary contributions to Danish culture. This is the only Bohr-item on the list. (see: http://www.kanonudvalget.dk). Rosenfeld, Bohr Bibliography No. 40

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        Die Tepler deutsche Bibel des 14. Jahrhunderts. (Herausgegeben von) Alois Benrt.

      4°. 83 S. Mit 5 ganzseitigen signierten Originallithographien von Joseph Hegenbarth sowie zum Teil goldgeprägten Vignetten von O. Kletzl. Originalganzpergamentband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und blind- und goldgeprägter Deckelverzierung sowie Kopfgoldschnitt. "Der dritte Band der Böhmerland-Drucke." - Nr. 20/25 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe A (neben 50 der Ausgabe B und 525 der Ausgabe C). - Hier im seltenen Ganzpergamentband. - Einband schwach fleckig. Selten.

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        Faust. Eine Tragödie.

      Folio. 80 n.n. Blätter. Mit farb- und, goldgehöhtem Titel, Initialen, Randleisten und enigen Textillustrationen in Gold und Farbe. Späterer Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Kopfgoldschnitt, roten Deckelbezügen mit goldgeprägtem Deckelmedaillon und Schutzschuber. (sign. J. Stemmle, Zürich). Nr. 544 der Auflage B. Nr. 200 - 600 auf Papier der Papierfabrik Biberist. Die ersten 200 Exemplare wurden auf Pergamentpapier gedruckt. - Faksimilierte Handschrift im Lichtdruck nach dem 1920 geschaffenen Original des Hamburger Schreibkünstlers Johann Holtz (1875 - 1944). Entgegen dem Druckvermerk vom Künstler nicht signiert. Wahrscheinlich ein Archivexemplar der Papierfabrik Biberist das laut einer beiliegenden Karte 1974 durch die Biber Papier AG überreicht wurde. Einer der eindrücklichsten und aufwändigsten bibliophilen Drucke nach einer kalligraphischen Vorlage des 20. Jahrhunderts in deutschen Sprachraum. - Schuber mit Lichtrand. Rücken verblasst. [2 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Can't Get a Red Bird (First Edition)

      Harper and Brothers New York: Harper and Brothers, 1929. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "Inscribed for Mrs. White / by / Dorothy Scarborough / May 1930." Very Good in a Very Good plus, price-clipped example of the rare dust jacket. Jacket is lightly toned at the spine, with some light chipping along the top edge, no titling affected. An important proletarian novel set in the world of cotton-growers in Texas, the locale for most of the author's fiction. Scarborough was also a noted folklorist, known especially for her field work in the world of folk music from the southern highlands of North Carolina and in Texas. Her other novels include "The Wind," a feminist classic that was the basis for the famous 1928 silent film. The only jacketed copy with have ever seen. Hanna 3134.

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        Michelson?s economic value. Autograph manuscript signed

      1929. One Nobel Physics Laureate?s Tribute to Another Millikan, Robert (1868-1953). Michelson?s economic value. Autograph manuscript signed. 17pp. on 9 sheets, written in pencil with numerous corrections and emendations, Millikan?s signature in ink on the last page; accompanied by later typed transcript. N.p., n.d. [1929]. 280 x 218 mm. [With:] Typed letter signed from Millikan to Kenneth S. West. 1 page, on Caltech stationery. Pasadena, March 26, 1929. Together 2 items. Fine. Manuscript and letter preserved in a quarter morocco folding box. The working draft of Millikan?s address in tribute to his mentor and colleague Albert A. Michelson (1852-1931), delivered at a dinner honoring both men hosted by the Society of Arts and Sciences in New York, and later published as an article in Science (vol. 69 [1929]: 481-85). Both Millikan and Michelson were Nobel laureates: Millikan had received the Nobel Prize for physics in 1923 for his determination of the charge of the electron and his researches on the photoelectric effect; and Michelson was awarded the same prize in 1907 for his optical precision instruments and the measurements carried out with their aid?particularly his determination of the speed of light and the famous Michelson-Morley experiment, regarded as the first strong evidence against the existence of a luminiferous ether. It was Michelson who in 1897 gave Millikan his first teaching job, at the University of Chicago. While at Chicago Millikan worked as Michelson?s assistant, wrote several important textbooks, and performed the experimental research on the electron charge that helped gain him the Nobel Prize. Millikan went on to become vice chairman and director of the National Research Council, and then in 1921 moved to Pasadena to head the newly established California Institute of Technology. Millikan?s eloquent address honors the man who had exerted such a profound influence on his early career. In the course of his tribute, Millikan places Michelson?s work in the context of contemporary physics, noting its significance and interrelationship with the work of Einstein, Lebedev, Aston et al.: "The special theory of relativity may be regarded as merely a generalization of the famous Michelson and Morley experiment, another typical Michelsonian attempt to measure with great precision a quantity of fundamental importance, namely, the speed of the Earth through the ether. As everybody knows it came out negative, that is, no such speed, nor any trace of it, could be found . . . Einstein, in 1905, generalized the foregoing result by postulating that it is in the nature of the universe impossible to find the speed of the earth with respect to the ether. This postulate rests most conspicuously upon, and historically grew chiefly out of the negative result of the Michelson-Morley experiment" (p. 5). Millikan ended his address with a paean to the value of Michelson?s research and of scientific research in general: "Michelson?s economic value!! In the last analysis there is nothing that is practically important at all except our ideas, our group of concepts about the nature of the world and our place in it . . . There is not an idea that I have advanced tonight, a conclusion that I have drawn from Einstein?s equation, from Aston?s curve, from cosmic ray/data that would have been possible had not somebody driven to the limit the precision and physical measurement, and much of it became possible because of Michelson?s own super refined experiments. So true has it been proven to be that human progress ?grows out of measurement made in the sixth place of decimals.? Not he, nor anybody else, saw at the time what bearings the result would have. He merely felt in his bones, or knew in his soul, or had faith to believe that accurate knowledge was important. But some of the bearings have already appeared and others will continue to be found for ages yet to be" (p. 11). Millikan?s manuscript is accompanied by his brief letter to Kenneth West: ?As you request, I am returning the pencil notes that you sent on. Thank you very much for acceding to my request.?

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        Shadows of the Sun (Second Series)

      The Black Sun Press Paris: The Black Sun Press. 1929. First. First edition. French folded printed wrappers and original unprinted glassine. Glassine shows a little age-toning and edgewear, else fine. Limitation statement states this is "one of 44 nunbered [sic] copies." This copy is not nunbered, or numbered, for that matter. .

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        Autograph Letter Signed, 2 pp on one 4to sheet of stationery, Florence, Italy, Nov. 14, 1927

      Very Good. He writes to his sister-in-law, Else, about Beethoven, republication of his own works and comments on life in Florence. "Many thanks for the Beethoven letters - arrived today - not a literary man - & always in love with somebody - or thought he was - & in the flesh wasn't. But how German! - I mean the way he really wasn't...they want to publish one of my books next year & asks which I would suggest. I think I shall suggest Woman Who Rode Away, & The Princess (from the English St. Mawr) & a third story you haven't yet seen, 'None of That'...Or would you suggest one of the novels - The Lost Girl or Aaron's Rod...Only we'll keep back The Plumed Serpent & offer it translated to another firm for 1929....It has rained a bit here, but is sunny again...the country is full of colour, vines yellow, olives blue, pine very green. It is Monday, so the fusillade...shooting little birds is quieter - it makes me so mad...." He mentions that he is coughing less and will probably go to Florence Thursday. "There's a queer sort of unease in the air - as if the wrong sort of spirits were flying abroad in the unseen ether - but it may be my imagination...." He mentions his wife Freida and then his own writing. "I am dabbling at my poems, getting them ready for the 'Collected Poems'...I feel sort of uncertain & unstuck...." He signs with initials, "D.H.L." The literary references to Lawrence's own works including his work on his collected poems are exceptional, as is the comment, at the outset, about Beethoven's love life. A fine letter rich in literary reference.

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        PANSIES

      [London: Privately Printed], June 1929.. Original limp gray-blue leather over boards, lettered in gilt, ruled in blue, with gilt Phoenix on lower board, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Portrait frontis. Bookplate on front pastedown, binding somewhat dust marked, verso of terminal blank a bit dust smudged, otherwise a very good copy in custom cloth slipcase and chemise. Deluxe issue of the definitive edition, limited to fifty copies printed on vellum finish paper, and signed by Lawrence, in addition to 500 ordinary copies. Lawrence arranged for the publication of this edition, published by subscription, with a colophon attributing the printing to P.R. Stephensen. ROBERTS A47d.

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        Sämtliche Werke. Medizinische, naturwissenschaftliche und philosophische Schriften. I. Abteilung in 14 Bdn.. (mit den meist fehlenden Bd. 15 der II. Abt.).

      8°, je Fronti., ca 400 S., einige Abb., OLwd. geprägt. (Bd. 15 HLwd.), Deckel minimal stockfleckig, ansonsten sehr schönes Exemplar. 1. Bd.: Früheste Schriften ums Jahr 1520 verfaßt. 2. Bd.: Frühe Schriften zur Heilmittellehre (Arzneistoffe und Heilquellen) zur Begründung der tartarischen Lehre in der Pathologie, samt dem 6., 7. und 9. Buche in der Arznei, über tertarische, psychische Krankheiten und Kontrakturen. Geschrieben 1525 u. '26 im südwestlichen Deutschland. 3. Bd.: Drei Prinzipien, Spiritus vitae, Mineralien, Cemente, Gradationen, Archidoxen und Zugehöriges, Vita longa, Praeparationes, Brief an Erasmus, Macerscholien, Krankheitstypen usw. Aus den Jahren 1526 und Anfang 1527, (Faksimile vom Erasmusbrief). 4.Bd.: Vorlesungen des Sommers 1527 zu Basel: De Gradibus, von Apostemen, Geschwären, offnen Schäden etc., vom Aderlaß, Modus pharmacandi, Aphorismen-Kommentar, De Urinis. 5. Bd.: Baseler Wintervorlesungen 1527/28 über tartarische Erkrankungen, über spezielle Pathologie und Therapie (Paragraphen), über Wunden und Wundbehandlung. Entwürfe zu einer polemisch gehaltenen Chirurgie. 6. Bd.: Aus dem Jahre 1528 (Kolmar im Elsaß), (2 Briefe in Faksimile). 7. Bd.: Die Nürnberger Syphilisschriften und anderes Nürnberger Schriftwerk aus dem Jahre 1529. 8. Bd.: Schriften aus dem Jahre 1530, geschrieben in der Oberpfalz, Regensburg, Bayern und Schwaben. 9. Bd.: "Paramirisches" und anderes Schriftwerk der Jahre 1531-1535 aus der Schweiz und Tirol, (Faksimile einer Handschrift) 10. Bd.: Die große Wundarznei und anderes Schriftwerk des Jahres 1536 aus Schwaben und Bayern. 11. Bd.: Schriftwerk aus den Jahren 1537-1541. 12. Bd.: Astronomia Magna oder die ganze Philosophia sogar der großen und kleinen Welt samt Beiwerk. Erklärung der (Nürnberger) Papstbilder, angeblich des Abtes Joachim von Fiore, (darunter die 30 Papstbilder). 13. Bd.: Schriften unbestimmter Zeit zur Meteorologie, Kleineres, "Philosophia ad Athenienses", "Manualia". 14. Bd.: Das Volumen primum der Philosophia magna. Spuria: Unechte, von Johannes Huser größtenteils für echt gehaltene Schriften unter Hohenheims Namen. Die beste kritische Gesamtausgabe. Die Ausgabe ist chronologisch angelegt; sie beginnt mit Schriften um 1520, beinhaltet die Baseler Vorlesungen von 1527/28, der letzte Band enthält die undatierten Schriften. Jedem Band ist ein Apparat mit textkritischen und sprachlichen Erläuterungen beigegeben"

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        Urformen der Kunst. Photographische Pflanzenbilder. Hrsg. mit einer Einleitung von Karl Nierendorf. 2. Aufl.

      Berlin 1929. With 120 b/w plates. 4to. XVII pp. + plates. Publisher's green cloth with title stamped in gilt on frontcover and spine. Name on flyleaf.. As the first edition, published 1928, was in a smaller format, this 2nd edition is considered the most attractive; "Urformen der Kunst" is one of the most influential photographic books ever to have been published, and an icon of macrophotography. Parr & Badger I, pp. 96. "Toward the end of the 1920s, Karl Blossfeldt´s plates, published as URFORMEN DER KUNST, became one of the most-discussed photographic books of the interval between the wars. His plant studies, originally completed with a view to the commercial art classes, fascinated the contemporary Avant-garde, and still influence both conventional and conceptual photographers today" (Hans-Michael Koetzie)

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        Wege zur Raumschiffahrt

      Munich: R. Oldenbourg, 1929. Oberth, Hermann (1894-1989). Wege zur Raumschiffahrt. xi, 431pp. 4 plates. Munich & Berlin: R. Oldenbourg, 1929. 236 x 163 mm. Original cloth, front cover slightly warped. Fine copy. Publisher's blurb for Die M?chkeit der Weltraumfahrt (1928), ed. Willy Ley, tipped to the front free endpaper. Wege zum Raumschiffahrt was the first work to receive the REP-Hirsch International Astronautics Prize, which had been established in 1928 by French rocketry pioneers Robert Esnault-Pelterie and Andr?ouis Hirsch; the prize was awarded annually between 1929 and 1939. The purpose of the prize was to recognize "the best original theoretical or experimental works capable of promoting progress in one of the areas permitting the realization of interstellar navigation or furthering knowledge in a field related to astronautics" (Blosset, p. 11). In the epilogue to his book, Oberth acknowledged its receipt of the REP-Hirsch Prize and expressed his surprise and gratitude that a French organization "would award such a prize to a German . . . It is encouraging to see that science and education are able to bridge national differences" (p. [424]).Oberth's Wege zum Raumschiffahrt began as a doctoral thesis on the rocket in interplanetary space, which he submitted to the University of Heidelberg in 1922. In his thesis Oberth set out to prove four propositions: (1) that the technology of the time permitted the building of machines capable of rising above the earth's atmosphere; (2) that these machines could attain velocities sufficient to prevent their falling back to earth, or even to escape the earth's gravitational pull; (3) that such machines could be built to carry human beings; and (4) that under certain conditions, their manufacture might be profitable. Oberth demonstrated that a rocket can operate in a vacuum and that it can surpass the velocity of its own exhaust; he also pointed out the superiority of liquid fuels in producing maximum exhaust velocity. Oberth's thesis was rejected by the University of Heidelberg, so he published it commercially in 1923 under the title Die Rakete zu den Planetenr?en; a second, slightly enlarged edition appeared in 1925. In the 1929 third edition, which is over four times larger than the first, Oberth "reported most of [his] theories on space travel . . . described manned space travel in detail, proposed the inclined trajectory towards the east for ascending space ships, investigated the relationships between consumption of propellant and gain of energy, commented on most of the errors in the literature of the day concerning rockets, and finally, described an electrostatic space ship" (Oberth, p 136). Oberth dedicated the work to Fritz Lang and Thea von Harbou, director and writer respectively of Frau im Mond, one of the world's first serious science fiction films. Oberth had served as a consultant on the film, which was the first to present the basics of rocketry to a mass audience.Some of Oberth's findings were anticipated by those of Goddard and of Tsiolkovsky; however, their work went largely unheralded, while Oberth's was greeted enthusiastically in Germany by a band of devotees that eventually became the Verein für Raumschiffahrt (Society for Space Travel). This in part explains why, when war came in 1939, Germany was able to quickly organize an efficient and competent rocketry research team capable of producing advanced weapons such as the V-2. After the war German rocket technology was transplanted into the United States' rocketry and space programs, greatly enhancing their development. Blosset, "Robert Esnault-Pelterie: Space Pioneer," in Durant & James, First Steps toward Space (1974), pp. 5-21. Oberth, "My Contributions to Astronautics," in ibid., pp. 129-140. Von Braun & Ordway, Hist. Rocketry & Space Travel, pp. 57-59.

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        KIF: An Unvarnished History (Author's First Book Inscribed To Her Father)

      London: Ernest Benn, 1929. Daviot, Gordon aka Josephine Tey (born Elizabeth Mackintosh). KIF: An Unvarnished History. London: Ernest Benn, 1929. First Edition of the author's rare first novel, lacking the dustwrapper (no copy of which we've ever seen). The volume is a little shaken and the boards are somewhat marked with edges that are a bit foxed. All that said, still a VERY GOOD copy in original publisher's dark blue cloth. PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO HER FATHER reading simply: "Colin Mackintosh/from/Gordon Daviot/February 1929." Hyperbole is a little hard to avoid here in our description as this is the first copy of the author's first book and it is inscribed to her father Colin (d. 1950) for whom she forever gave up the limelight of a public career in order to serve as his caretaker and nurse in Inverness, Scotland for the latter half of her unfortunately short life. Elizabeth Mackintosh (1896-1952), using the nom de plume Josephine Tey, achieved remarkable greatness as one of the best known female mystery writers of Britain's Golden Era along with Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, Ngaio Marsh, and Marjorie Allingham. Although her body of detective fiction is small, its quality is consistently superb, and includes several innovative and brilliantly conceived novels including A SHILLING FOR CANDLES (1936, source for the Hitchcock Film), MISS PYM DISPOSES (1946), THE FRANCHISE AFFAIR (1948, also filmed), BRAT FARRAR (1949, also filmed), and especially THE DAUGHTER OF TIME (1951) which was voted in 1990 the #1 mystery novel of the 20th Century by Britain's Crime Writers Association (in 1995, the Mystery Writers of America voted it #4 all time). Whether one agrees or not with these exalted rankings, THE DAUGHTER OF TIME changed mystery writing forever with its remarkable tale of how Scotland Yard detective Alan Grant solves the 400-year old mystery of Richard III and his alleged murder of "The Princes In The Tower," all while lying in a hospital bed with a broken leg. Anthony Boucher called it "one of the permanent classics in the detective field," and Dorothy B. Hughes named it "not only one of the most important mysteries of the year, but of all years of mystery." While other inscribed copies of Tey's books surely must exist, this is only the second one we've seen in the last twenty years. The other one seen was also under her Gordon Daviot nom de plume which she used primarily in her earlier years when writing her early successful West End plays such as RICHARD OF BORDEAUX (1932) as well as her first detective novel THE MAN IN THE QUEUE (1929). Josephine Tey, as she is best known today, signed herself "Gordon" in all written communications with her editors and her need for privacy may have been greater than any other mystery writer who ever achieved such fame. This reticence is remarkably exemplified here by the formality of her inscription to her own father. KIF: An Unvarnished History, while not considered a mystery by her biographers, is nevertheless a dark story of crime featuring a protagonist who is blooded in the trenches of World War One, is driven by circumstance and desperation to the London underworld from which he goes from thief to burglar to murder suspect. His trial in fact makes up the setting for the dénouement of the novel. This dark book, perhaps the darkest she ever wrote, shows stunning maturity of composition: the very first paragraph of KIF is no less polished than the very last paragraph of THE DAUGHTER OF TIME. This particular first edition was only recently discovered in Inverness and one presumes that, like its author, it has spent little time in the public eye. Housed in a custom cloth open-end case. . Signed. First Edition. Very Good.

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        The Sound and The Fury

      New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1929 First USA Edition. First Printing. Original gray ,black and white paper covered boards with a white cloth spine stamped in black and blue grey topstain. With figured endpapers matching the paper boards. 1789 copies of the first editon/first printing issued. The Dust Jacket is the rare variant second issue with the Maurice Hindus title advertised on the back of the Jacket at $3.50, instead of $3.00. Faulkner bibliographers concluded that only 300 copies of this first printing have the variant second state jacket. Very good copy of the book, hinges sound, pages clean, with bookplate to the inside cover, in a very good, bright Dust Jacket, with wear to the top edges and the spine uniformly faded. preservation tape to the inside corners. Housed in a clambshell case. A highspot in modern literature.. First Edition.

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        MAPS OF IRAQ WITH NOTES FOR VISITORS

      1929. Goverment of Iraq. MAPS OF IRAQ WITH NOTES FOR VISITORS. Baghdad, London: Goverment of Iraq, 1929. REvised and Enlarded Edition, 1929. Folio. 34pp. Bound in original maroon cloth with gilt lettering to front cover. 8 large folding maps, all required. All printed in 3 colors and produced by the Public Words Department of Iraq. 6th map has one fold with small tears and creases at edges. Head and tail are slightly worn. Includes photo- illustrated frontispiece.

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        Look Homeward, Angel

      Charles Scribner's Sons New York: Charles Scribner'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's first novel. Housed in a custom slipcase.

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        HISTORY OF THE FOURTH TENNESSEE CAVALRY, U.S.A. WAR OF THE REBELLION, 1861-1865: ALL OF WHICH I SAW, AND PART OF WHICH I WAS

      Stubley Printing Co. Knoxville, TN: Stubley Printing Co., 1929. 8vo. 150pp. 3 portrait plates; handbill prospectus laid in. Original blue cloth. Very good copy. First edition. 4-page ALS from the author concerning local politics and finances laid in (Dandridge, Tennessee, 1876). The author served in Co. C of this unit recruited in East Tennessee in 1862; it served in the Atlanta campaign, in the battles of Franklin and Nashville, and in the late capture of Mobile. Not in Dornbusch, Nevins or Eicher.

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        ALL ABOUT STORY BOOK

      1929. 1. [BANNERMAN,HELEN AND BEATRIX POTTER]. THE ALL ABOUT STORY BOOK. NY: Cupples & Leon (1929). 4to, orange cloth, Fine in worn dw. 12 classic children's stories including Peter Rabbit (Potter piracy illus. by Dick Hartley and Kirby Parrish); Little Black Sambo (illus. by Johnny Gruelle), Little Red Riding Hood; Peter Pan; Hansel & Gretel, Cinderella, Three Pigs, etc. Illustrated in full color by Gruelle, Thelma Gooch and others, (beautiful full color frontis of Hansel & Gretel by Gruelle). Rare in the dw and an interesting version of Sambo.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        Susanna (The Foot Bath)

      New York, 1929. Limited. unbound. Lithograph. Signed in pencil. Image measures 8" x 5.5". Sheet measures 16" x 11.75". Matted with archival corners.This print by Rockwell Kent depicts a woman washing her feet in a river, one leg in the water and the other bent up onto the shore. The background is lush with stylized foliage, and the woman appears to gaze contemplatively at the water in front of her. This image appeared in Kent's 1933 "Rockwellkentiana," and the print is from an edition of 100. It is in good condition with wide margins. It has been professionally matted with archival hinging. Crease in the lower portion of the sheet, not affecting the image. Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) was an American realist painter from Tarrytown, New York. Kent spent his life in a variety of places, including Maine, Newfoundland, Alaska, Greenland, and South America. His paintings, lithographs, and woodcuts often portray aspects of a life lived in nature and are collected today by major museums throughout the country. Kent was also a prolific writer and illustrator who produced several books. This print in a beautiful example of his work.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store ]
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