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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings. (8 Volumes, Complete Set)

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

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        Oblong Folio Album of Royal Air Force Regiment in Israel, Palestine, Egypt, 1929-34

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

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        La patrimoine légal du culte et oeuvres catholiques

      La documentation catholique, 1929. in12 Broché

      [Bookseller: crealivres]
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        Why

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        [American Hunting Scenes. Colorists' model for "Well Away"]

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Es kommt der neue Fotograf [Here Comes the New Photographer!]

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

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Le Domaine Colonial Francais (4 Volume Set)

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

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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        The Pilgrim on the Earth

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The South Polar Trail .The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition

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

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        CLUES OF THE CARIBBEES: BEING CERTAIN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS OF HENRY POGGIOLI, PH.D

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.,. 1929. cloth-backed boards.. Corners gently bumped, a few spots on endpapers, a very good copy in. very good pictorial dust jacket with closed tear at lower edge of. front panel, chipping along top edge, closed tear at upper left edge. of front panel, and thumbnail-sized chip from upper spine end. Scarce. signed. (#140369). First edition. Inscribed by Stribling: "Dear --; / This is the beginning / of the "Poggioli" tales / of which I know I have / written a hundred / T S Stribling / Sept 28 1949 / Miami Beach Fla." Collection of criminal investigations set in the Caribbean by Dr. Henry Poggioli, Ph. D, psychologist and criminologist. All fist published in the pulp magazine ADVENTURE in 1925 and 1926. "Charles Honce remarks that the concluding story 'is positively thunderous; it will knock you right out of your seat.'" - Haycraft: Murder For Pleasure, p. 163. Stribling published more stories featuring Dr. Poggioli in the 1940s and 1950s. Queen's Quorum #80. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights: The Afficianado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 762-3.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Le Manuscrit Autographe

      Quatrième Année No 21, May-June 1929. Royere, 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. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        The Black Christ & Other Poems

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1929 This is a very good hardcover copy in a very good dust jacket. Signed by Cullen on the front endpaper. Black cloth spine, blue paper covered boards with gold foil labels pasted down on cover & spine (lightly oxidized labels). Completely clean inside, outside the paper covered boards are immaculate, also the spine (excepting the foil label). Illustrated in black & white by Charles Cullen. Light soiling to cover of dust jacket, chips to edges of dustjacket, 1 inch tear to top edge of darkened spine of jacket. Signed "Cordially, Countee Cullen". Additional gift inscription above Cullen's dated 1929. 8vo, 8" high X 5" wide, 110 pages. Stated "First Edition I-D" on colophon page. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        The Stratagem and Other Stories

      The Mandrake Press, London,, [1929]. Octavo. Original black cloth-backed snakeskin patterned boards, white paper title label to spine. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the little frayed dust jacket.LITERATURE First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Häuser-Kataster der Bundeshauptstadt Wien. Zusammengestellt auf Grund amtlicher Daten

      Wien, M. Perles 1929.. 10 Bde. (Komplett!) 4°. OLn. Tadellos. Komplette Ausgabe: I. Bd. 1. u. 2. Bezirk; II. Bd. 3. u. 4. Bezirk; III. Bd. 5., 6. u. 7. Bezirk; IV. Bd. 8. u. 9. Bezirk; V. Bd. 10 u. 11. Bezirk; VI. Bd. 12. u. 13. Bezirk; VII. Bd. 14. u. 15. Bezirk; VIII. Bd. 16. u. 17. Bezirk; IX. Bd. 18. u. 19. Bezirk; X. Bd. 20. u. 21. Bezirk. Mehrere Register u. Indices mit Angaben über Einlagezahlen, Adressen, Besitzer, Eigentümer, Eck oder Mittelhaus, Flächen, Stockwerke, Wohnungen, Erbauer- und Erwerbsdatum etc.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        THE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE

      New York: Nonesuch Press, 1929-33. A fine set with only a few spots to the sides with one small spot on a spine, but with none of the usual darkening to the spines, and thus an unusually desirable copy. Seven volumes. Bound in full niger morocco with double gilt fillets around the covers, the second spine panel of each volume with titles of the plays in gilt, t.e.g. & The Text of the First Folio with Quarto variants and a selection of modern readings: edited by Herbert Farjeon. Considered one of the best scholarly editions of Shakespeare. Dreyfus 58.

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        Poems 1886-1929

      1929. first edition. One of 525 Sets Signed By the AuthorIn Publisher's Full Morocco BindingKIPLING, Rudyard. Poems 1886-1929. London: Macmillan & Co., 1929. First edition, limited to 525 copies signed by the author, this being copy no. 404. Three tall octavo volumes. [4, blank], xviii, 395, [1, blank], [1, colophon], [5, blank]; [4, blank], xxii, 367, [1, colophon], [4, blank]; [4, blank], xxi, [1, blank], 354, [1, colophon], [3, blank] pp., printed on hand-made paper. Title pages printed in black and red. Frontispiece portrait to Volume I.Publisher's original full crimson polished morocco, raised bands, gilt-lettered compartments, gilt dentelles. (The American edition was issued in cloth). Top edge gilt. Publisher's original printed dust jackets over original glassine wraps. Marbled endpapers. In the publisher's original (lightly scuffed) box with printed title label and set number in autograph. A very fine set. Housed in a quarter morocco solander case."Joseph Rudyard Kipling was born December 30, 1865, in Bombay, India, to a British family. When he was five years old, he was taken to England to begin his education, where he suffered deep feelings of abandonment and confusion after a pampered lifestyle as a colonial. He returned to India at the age of seventeen to work as a journalist and editor for the Civil and Military Gazette in Lahore. Kipling published his first collection of verse, Departmental Ditties and Other Verses, in 1886 and his first collection of stories, Plain Tales from the Hills, in 1888."In the early 1890s some of his poems were published in William Ernest Henley's National Observer and later collected in to Barrack-Room Ballads (1892), an immensely popular collection which contained 'Gunga Din' and 'Mandalay.' In 1892 Kipling married and moved to Vermont, where he published the two Jungle Books and began work on Kim. He returned to England with his family in 1896 and published another novel, Captains Courageous. Kipling visited South Africa during the Boer War, editing a newspaper there and writing the Just-So Stories. Kim, Kipling's most successful novel (and his last), appeared in 1901. The Kipling family moved to Sussex permanently in 1902, and he devoted the rest of his life to writing poetry and short stories, including his most famous poem, 'If—'. He died on January 18, 1936; his ashes are buried in Westminster Abbey" (Poets Organization).According to critic Douglas Kerr, "He is still an author who can inspire passionate disagreement and his place in literary and cultural history is far from settled. But as the age of the European empires recedes, he is recognized as an incomparable, if controversial, interpreter of how empire was experienced. That, and an increasing recognition of his extraordinary narrative gifts, make him a force to be reckoned with."Kipling was, purportedly, offered the post of Poet Laureate of Britain but declined the honor. He did, however, accept the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907.Stewart 574.

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        THE XIT RANCH OF TEXAS AND THE EARLY DAYS OF THE LLANO ESTACADO

      Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1929.. [16],261pp., plus illustrations and maps. Frontis. Original gilt cloth, t.e.g. Slight abrasion on spine cloth, else a fine copy. Inscribed by Haley on the front free endpaper to the noted Texas bookman, Al Lowman: "For Al Lowman this book, one page of which resulted in over ten million dollars in libel suits - fortunately won by the defendants, the XIT people, and J. Evetts Haley. Aug. 8, 1965." Haley's first book, and a foundation work on ranching in the Panhandle. Shortly after publication Haley was sued for libel by members of the Spikes family, who alleged that comments made in chapter eight were damaging. These and other connected suits caused this first edition to be withdrawn from sale. Inscribed copies of this book are scarce. ADAMS HERD 969. ADAMS SIX-GUNS 894. SIX SCORE 54. GRAFF 1718. BASIC TEXAS BOOKS 82. HOWES H39, "aa." VANDALE 82. ROBINSON 3. DOBIE, p.104.

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        The Dissenting Opinions of Mr. Justice Holmes. with signed Holmes card

      1929. Holmes, Oliver Wendell [1841-1935]. The Dissenting Opinions of Mr. Justice Holmes. Arranged, With Introductory Notes, by Alfred Lief. With a Foreword by Kirchwey. New York: The Vanguard Press, [1929]. Frontispiece. xviii, 314 pp. Cloth very good in moderately worn dust jacket protected in mylar. Owner bookplate (of W.H.Morrow Jr.) to front pastedown, card inscribed by Holmes tipped-in to half-title. Spotting to a few leaves, interior otherwise clean. * First edition, third printing. The card reads: Washington DC/ December 6, 1931/ Respectfully Yours/ Oliver Wendell Holmes. Bookplate on front pastedown of W.H.Morrow Jr. "The whole range of Holmes' penetrating analysis of public problems is here. And as always, the substance is enhanced by the fine flavor of the form.": The New York Times, November 29, 1931 cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 1093.

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        Venetian Houses and Details

      New York: Architectural Book Publishing Co., 1929. deep red cloth with gilt titles and ornamentation. only flaw to book is a wrinkle to the rear endpaper, a binder's flaw. dustjacket is lightly rubbed, age-toned, with light edgewear, some small chips, and sunned spine. predominately photos, sketches and plans, with minimal text. a fabulous comprehensive treatment - doors, ceilings, iron work, houses, palaces, ornaments, urns, villas, farm buildings, stairs, balconies, loggias, facades, windows, Gothic, ballustratdes. 168pp. * NOTE, due to the large size and weight of this book - shipment out of the US will require significant extra postage, totalling $38USD to countries served by USPS Priority Mail *. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good +. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

      [Bookseller: Milliway's Books]
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        Elia and the Last Essays of Elia

      Newtown: Gregynog Press, 1929 2 Volumes. Bound in grey buckram with gilt spine titling, rounded edges. Internally No inscriptions. Volume 1, Elia, (vii), [1], 265 pp, [2]. Volume 2, The Last Essays of Elia, (vii), [1], 219 pp, [2]. 11 wood engraved head and tail pieces by HW Bray adapted from prints in the collection of Edward J Finch. 230*155mm, an edition of 285. (Harrop 17)

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        EXPOSICION DE CODICES MINIADOS ESPAÑOLES. (Sociedad Españolas de Amigos del Arte)

      - Madrid/Barcelona, Casa Miquel-Rius, 1929, folio piel, VI+257 págs.+2 h.+85 láminas. Edición numerada de 1200 ejemplares en papel hilo

      [Bookseller: Fábula Libros (Librería Jiménez-Bra]
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        Ladies and Gents

      The Century Company New York (1929) - First Edition. Novel of a young woman, the daughter of two circus acrobats, who escapes her fate as a tattooed lady, and makes her way as a dancer on Broadway and a life on Park Avenue. Near Fine with wear to boards at corners, in a Good Plus dustjacket, with inch by 2 1/2 inch chip to top edge of rear panel, dime sized chip to lower front panel corner, ÒOffice File CopyÓ stamped in black to rear panel of dustjacket and top page edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue of Loan Exhibition of Old English Plate and Decorations and OrdersÊ

      London:: Country Life,, 1929.. First edition.. Hardcover. 4to. (32 x 29cm). Unpaginated. Prelims and description of 880 exhibits, Index. 81 b/w photographic illusts of 880 exhibits, printed to one side only on coated calendar paper. Half vellum over blue cloth, gilt, trifle marked. Top edge gilt. Others [of the textblock] uncut [the Plates being cut and finished straight]. Marbled endpapers. Dealer's marks in pencil, including a price to the title page. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm square. A handsome, Near Fine copy. An exhibition held at 25 Park Lane, London, in 1929. Uncommon.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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        AFRICAN-AMERICAN PLANTATION WORKER, SOUTH CAROLINA

      Ulmann, Doris. Original platinum photograph, 8 x 6 inches. Tipped to board. SIGNED in pencil on the mat by the photographer (circa 1929 - 1930). Framed in a wood and Plexiglas frame. In fine condition. A slight variant of this image appears in ROLL, JORDAN, ROLL, page 182 of the limited edition of the book.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        VIES IMAGINAIRES. Compositions de George Barbier. Gravées sur bois par Pierre Bouchet

      [Paris]: Le Livre Contemporain, 1929. Limited to 120 copies, this being No. 8., and with an illustrated dinner menu added. Engraved pictorial colour half-title, frontispiece, numerous engraved colour illustrations, and full-page color plates. 4to, bound in very fine livres d’artiste binding of full wine-red morocco by Marius Michel, gilt and black stamped in a modern deco-styled geometric line pattern in an all-over design seemingly transcending both covers and the spine, the spine additionally gilt lettered, fine silk end-leaves, gilt ruled wide turn-ins, all edges gilt, in a slipcase of red marbled boards trimmed in morocco. xii, 180, (6) pp. + Illustrated dinner menu for 26 Juin 1929. A very fine copy, the binding only showing a touch of wear along the hinges but very beautiful and impressive nevertheless, the book is pristine. AN ART DECO MASTERPIECE, LIMITED TO ONLY 120 COPIES. In a superb binding by Michel. Barbier was one of the great French illustrators of the early 20th century. In the mid-1920s he worked with Erté to design sets and costumes for the Follies Bergère and in 1929 he wrote the introduction for Erté's acclaimed exhibition and achieved mainstream popularity through his regular appearances in L'Illustration magazine. The “Imaginary Lives” written by French Symbolist writer Marcel Schwob are brought to life by 14 exquisite full page plates and numerous in-text vignettes and rubrication, engraved from Barbier’s original drawings by Pierre Bouchet and printed in fine colour by F. L. Schmied. The “Lives” include tales of well-known figures such as Petrone, Lucretia, Captain Kidd, Pocahontas and Walter Kennedy, all of whom are captured in modern spirit in beautiful Art Deco compositions. There are 22 “Lives” in all.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Aphrodite

      Paris: L'Intermediare Du Bibliophile, 1929. Original Wraps. Contents loose as issued in original printed wrappers with glassine overwrapper. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. Chimot, Edouard. 258 pages. Folio, 33.5 x 26 cm. Limited edition, copy 294 of 300 (of a total of 325) on Papier de Rives, inscribed and signed by Edouard Chimot. 16 colored engravings by Chimot. The Greek goddess of love born as legend has it when Cronus cut of Uranus' testicles, threw them into the sea, and from which arose Aphrodite in the roiling sea. Clean, fresh copy, wide text margins, spine slightly toned.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        The Classical Journal (221 issues from 1929-1945)

      George Banta Publishing Co., Menasha, WI - Collection of 221 issues of the Classical Journal dating from 1929-1945. Covers topics in Ancient classics through Medieval literature. All issues are very clean, tight and crisp without tears and showing minimal shelf wear. Freight on board shipping for this collection. Total weight of collection is around 80 pounds. Freight will be at cost. "PUBLISHED BY THE CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE MIDDLE WEST AND SOUTH WITH THE COOPERATION OF THE CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION OF NEW ENGLAND AND THE CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE PACIFIC STATES."There can be no doubt whatsoever that a concerted attack is being made not only on the classics, but also on all old-line subjects which require concentrated effort over a long period, and in so doing build character." Size: 6 3/4" x 9 3/4". Item Type: Journal. All issues are free of marks. Bindings are tight, covers and spines are fully intact. Each issue has clean edges. All issues are not Ex-Library. All books offered from DSB are stocked at our store in Fayetteville, AR. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Literature & Literary. Inventory No: 027721. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dickson Street Bookshop]
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        Physiologie de la boxe.

      Paris, H. Floury, 1929. - In-folio, VII-107p. Edition de luxe numérotée 1/111 exemplaires sur papier vélin de Rives [tirage total: 242 exemplaires]. Illustré de 60 lithographies en noir de Luc-Albert Moreau. Avant-propos de Henry de Montherlant. Le très bel étui est malheureusement fendu (mais sans manque). Intérieur de première fraicheur. en feuilles, sous couverture imprimée rempliée, chemise et étui illustré.

      [Bookseller: Le Cabinet d'Amateur]
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        The Escaped Cock

      Paris: The Black Sun Press,, 1929. Octavo. Original white wrappers printed in red and black. Colour frontispiece and illustrations in the text by the author. Boston University Libraries sticker to front pastedown, browning to the front endleaves, stains to backstrip but a very good copy. First edition, first impression. One of 450 numbered copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        All Quiet on the Western Front [Signed] [Im Westen nichts Neues]

      Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1929. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good +. An about Very Good copy of the first American edition, first printing, of this famed war novel (lightly cocked and with a lean to the left, topstain faded, slight spotting to the boards, cloth shows some fading at the edges and differential coloring to the rear board), in a Very Good + dust jacket (minor edge wear and a few small closed tears), SIGNED BY ERICH REMARQUE on the half-title and there inscribed by him as follows: "with all my good wishes - / Erich Remarque". The book's title is taken from the Germans' common war dispatch "Im Westen nichts Neues" which, literally translated to English, means "Nothing New in the West" (referring, of course, to the War front). Remarque, himself a World War I veteran, uses the character of Paul Baumer, a young German enlistee, to vividly render the effects, both physical and psychological, of the war's intense combat. Published in Germany as "Im Westen nichts Neues" (during November and December, 1928 in the newspaper Vossische Zeitung and then in 1929 in book form), the novel was instant runaway success, selling 100,000 copies in the first two weeks after publication and over 400,000 copies in four months. Upon translation to English in 1929, the UK edition sold so well that five large separate editions were quickly issued. Altogether, during its first eighteen months in print, translations were made into over 25 languages and over 2.5 million copies were sold. The book served as the basis for the 1930 Lewis Milestone film of the same name starring Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray, Arnold Lucy and Ben Alexander and won the Oscar for Outstanding Production (i.e. Best Picture), the first nonmusical, all-talking film to win that coveted award, as well as that for Directing. The novel was then banned and burned in Nazi Germany. Given the novel's outstanding success and the celebrity status it created for Remarque, one would expect to find plenty of signed copies. However, in fact, signed copies of the book are about as scarce as hen's teeth. Furthermore, this copy has an excellent Provenance, having come from the Estate of decorated Naval veteran and noted Actor Douglas Fairbanks, whose bookplate resides on the book's front free endpaper. Altogether a Very Good copy of Erich Maria Remarque's best and most popular novel, SIGNED AND GENERICALLY INSCRIBED BY ERICH REMARQUE. RARE.

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        HISTORIA DA LITERATURA PORTUGUESA.

      - Ilustrada. Publicada sob a direcção de da Academia das Sciências de Lisboa. Com a colaboração dos senhores Dr. Afonso Lopes Vieira, Dr. Agostinho Campos, Dr. Fidelino de Figueiredo, Dr. Fortunato de Almeida, Henrique Lopes de Mendonça, Dr. Joaquim de Carvalho, Dr. José de Figueiredo, Dr. José Joaquim Nunes, Dr. José Leite de Vasconcelos, Dr. José Pereira Tavares, Dr. Manuel Oliveira Ramos, Dr. José Bensabat Amzalak, e Dr. Reinaldo dos Santos. Aillaud e Bertrand. Paris e Lisboa. S/d [1929-1942]. Obra em 4 volumes. De 32x25 cm. Com 387, 386, 353 e 378 pags. Encadernações editoriais inteiras de pele (carneira natural) estampada com ferros decorativos a seco e a ouro. Profusamente ilustrado com fotogravuras e fac-similes de frontispícios. Location/localizacao: 7-A3-B-27

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        STEICHEN THE PHOTOGRAPHER

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., [1929].. Small folio. Gilt cloth. Frontis portrait and 49 plates. Bookplate on front pastedown, a few stray marks and rubs to cloth, but very good or better, without slipcase. First edition of the first substantial monograph on Steichen, with Sandburg's 60+ page prefatory essay on his life and work. One of 925 numbered copies, signed by Steichen and Sandburg. The plates are high quality half- tone reproductions produced via the Knudsen Process, closely approximating photogravures in terms of quality.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        PIRATE TWINS

      1929. 1. NICHOLSON,WILLIAM. THE PIRATE TWINS. Lond: Faber and Faber [1929]. Oblong 8vo (10 x 7 3/8"), pictorial boards, covers very slightly dusty else fine. SPECIAL EDITION LIMITED TO ONLY 60 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY NICHOLSON! This is now a classic book about which Eyre says "a gay,witty, imaginative effort that was one of the most successful British children's books printed in color"(p.41). It was also successful in the United Statess with the striking color lithographs capturing the fancy of young and old alike. (See also Bader p.60- 61). This is a beautiful copy of the very rare limited edition.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        The Book of Blokes

      [London: Faber & Faber:, 1929]. Octavo. Original black and white pictorial boards. In a black cloth solander case. Original crayon drawing to page 15 and 29 illustrations printed in red, black, and green and coloured in by hand by the illustrator. Contemporary gift inscription to the front free endpaper. Very lightly rubbed and toned, faint spotting to endpapers. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 50 numbered copies coloured by hand and with an original drawing of a bloke on page 15 by the illustrator, and signed by Nicholson on the verso of the title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Original fashion art, black and white ink on paper, inscribed in lower margin: "Sketch. Submitted for the Saks Trade Mark. Concours of 'The Rennaisance' / Paris [1]929."

      Paris (?), ca. 1929. (FASHION) Image 10 x 7-1/2 inches, matted and framed to 17 x 14-1/2 inches overall. . . Reynaldo Luza (1893-1978), pre-eminent fashion artist, was born in Lima, Peru. He began training as an architect at the University of Louvain, Belgium, but returned to Peru at the outbreak of World War I, where he changed his studies from architecture to art. In 1918 he came to the United States, where he earned his living by contributing drawings to several fashion publications, principally VOGUE, HARPERS BAZAAR, and VANITY FAIR. In 1921 he joined HARPERS BAZAAR as the principal fashion artist, a position he was to hold for 27 years. He divided his time between New York, Paris and London, working closely with all of the leading fashion designers of the times--Poiret, Patou, Lelong, Paquin, Douillet, Doucet, Cheruit, Worth, Drecoll, Callot Soeurs, Redfern, Martial et Amand, Premet, Reboux, Chanel, Vionnet, Molyneaux, Schiaparelli, Hartnell, Steibel, and Balenciaga, among others. In 1940 Luza made New York his principal base, where, over the next few years, he continued his activities at Harpers as well as creating fabric and furniture designs, and the costumes for the movie "The Bridge of San Luis Rey". Among other distinctions, he received several honorary appointments from the government of Peru, including that of Artistic Director of the Paris Exposition of 1938 and the New York World's Fair of 1939-40; he also did the interior design of the new Lima airport. In 1950 Luza returned to Peru, where he began a second career as a portrait painter, exhibiting his work over the next few years in Paris, New York, and Washington, D.C

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        MOONCHILD A PROLOGUE

      London: The Mandrake Press, 1929.. Large octavo. Gilt green cloth. Light rubbing to lower edges, trace of usual tan offset to endsheets delimited by the jacket flaps, otherwise a near fine, bright copy, in the pictorial Beresford Egan dust jacket, which betrays a trace of sunning to the spine panel, and some thin old internal tape reinforcement along the crown and at the tips of the flap folds. First edition. One of 2500 copies printed. Crowley's quite readable roman a clef, written ca. 1917, and fueling some of its fire with idealized fictionalizations of incidents and venom associated with Crowley's feud with MacGregor Mathers. NCBEL IV:1036. BLEILER, p.53.

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        Moonchild

      London: Mandrake Press, 1929. Beresford Egan dust Jacket shows aging, with chipping to extremities, loss to upperspine title. Still 98% complete. The books gold gilt spine extremely bright and clean, as are the green boards. The page edges a bit dusty, and the fore edge has two spots. The previous owner attached an old auction catalog description of this particular copy to the front board endpaper. Internally clean and crisp. Binding very tight, and seemingly unread. A VeryGood+ copy in a VeryGood DustJacket.. First Edition. Very Good +/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Gates Past Books]
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        The Works

      London/New York: Duckworth/Brentano's,, 1929. Introduction by Arthur Waley. Biographical Memoir by Osbert Sitwell. 5 volumes, octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to spines gilt. Frontispiece to each volume. Bookplate of John Elliot to each pastedown, bookseller's tickets to rear pastedowns. Bindings a little marked, spines tanned, bubbling to lower board of volume III, contents lightly toned, tape mark to front pastedown of volume I. A very good set. First collected edition, one of a limited edition of 235 numbered sets printed on Abbey Mills paper. The texts are those of the first editions, except for Odette, which from the first separate illustrated edition of 1916. Two versions of chapter 4, part II, of Inclinations are printed consecutively, with the second version published here for the first time.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Farewell To Arms

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. One of his best novels, a semi-autobiographical work set in WWI. A bright close to near fine copy with some minor soiling to the foredge of a few pages in a very good plus dust jacket with some small chips to the top of the spine and to the top front corner a few small edge tears and a small shallow stain at the base of the spine. Still, a very nice copy of this classic.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        A Farewell to Arms

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929 First edition, first issue (lacking disclaimer) in the first issue jacket. Near fine with bright gold labels, a few small bumps; in an attractive example of the dust jacket with some light wear to the spine ends and corners, a few small tears and light rubbing, else very good or better.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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