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        A FAREWELL TO ARMS

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First issue with no disclaimer on page (x), and in earliest dust jacket with Katherine Barclay misspelled. 355pp. bound in black cloth, gold labels printed in black to upper board which is just a bit scratched and spine which is scratched and has two tiny chips, early owner's name dated Dec. 1929, some light spotting and slight fading to spine, in unclipped pictorial dust jacket with some darkening to edges of flaps and spine, a few chips to corners, spine ends and at fold on rear panel. Some overall toning but in all, a pleasing copy, internally bright.. First Edition. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        A Farewell to Arms

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. Hardcover. Very Good/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, clean black cloth boards with gold paper labels at the front board and at the spine, minor rubbing at the label on the spine, shelf wear at the edges, lightly paper hinged at the front endpage, minor biopredation at the fore-edge of the first few pages, minor spots throughout, previous owner's decorative bookplate at the front endpaper, two small bumps at the front board. Dust Jacket Condition: Good, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, first issue jacket priced at $2.50 with the misspelled heroine's name at the front flap, jacket split at the spine and held together with a protective mylar cover, darkening at the rear panel, chipping and shelf wear at the edges.

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        A FAREWELL TO ARMS

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

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        A Farewell To Arms

      NY: Scribners, 1929. First edition, first state, without disclaimer on page x. Hard cover in original cloth with publisher's paper labels. Published NY: Scribners, 1929, first printing. 8vo., black cloth with gold labels and black titles. Front fly leaf lacking, some toning to pastedowns from the boards, minor scuff to rear cover, light rub to the extremities, else very good, clean, unmarked, straight and tight, with publisher's labels very good. . 1st. Hard. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo..

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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        THE CANTERBURY TALES

      Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1929. ONE OF 485 COPIES on paper. (There were also 15 copies printed on vellum.). Hardcover. 318 x 203 mm (12 1/2 x 8"). Four volumes. ONE OF 485 COPIES on paper. (There were also 15 copies printed on vellum.). Original morocco-backed patterned paper boards by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, raised bands, gilt titling, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. In a very fine matching morocco folding box, the back modelled to resemble the four spines. One full-page engraving, 35 half-page engravings and MORE THAN 500 OFTEN WHIMSICAL AND ALWAYS APPEALING WOOD-ENGRAVED BORDERS (mostly historiated, some repeats), the illustrations all BY ERIC GILL; red and blue initials. Chanticleer 63; Gill 281; Cave & Manson 63 and pp. 53-55. The spines with the inevitable variation in color (but with much less of a contrast than is normally seen), the usual rubbing to lower corners (with very slight losses), otherwise AN EXTREMELY FINE COPY, IMMACULATE INTERNALLY. Founded in 1920 with the intention to print fine editions of important well-known books as well as new literary works of merit from young authors, the Golden Cockerel Press was purchased in 1924 by the illustrator and wood-engraver Robert Gibbings. "Under his direction," says Cave, the press was "transformed into the principal vehicle for the renaissance of wood-engraved book illustration that took place in the years between the wars." In addition to doing wood engravings himself, Gibbings employed a stable of eminent artists including, among others, Eric Gill, John Nash, John Farleigh, David Jones, Eric Ravilious, and Blair Hughes-Stanton. The present item is an unusually well-preserved copy of one of the three great Golden Cockerel Press books (the others are the "Four Gospels" and "Troilus and Criseyde"). It was produced at a time when the name "Golden Cockerel" was of considerable interest, not just in the private press world, but in the general popular culture as well. As Cave & Manson says, "The production of the Chaucer was regarded as a literary event, and was well reported in the press." When the book was completed, "there were notices in papers as different as the 'Liverpool Post,' the 'Glasgow Daily Recorder,' and the 'Chicago Evening Post' [as well as] reviews in magazines ranging from the 'Bookman' or the 'Spectator' to the 'Studio' and the 'Connoisseur.'" Although reviews were not entirely favorable (some critics were put off by what were deemed to be "inappropriate" illustrations), the book was very profitable, grossing some £14,000 for the Press. Apart from the buzz it generated as a cultural event, Gill's "Tales," for which the artist is said to have engraved some 160 blocks, is one of the best examples in modern fine press work of the successful collaboration of text, decoration, and typography. It is also an item more and more difficult to find in fine condition, as the bindings are very frequently spotted and with poorly matched color.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        THREE VELLUM LEAVES, SOLD TOGETHER, FROM THE GOLDEN COCKEREL "CANTERBURY TALES

      Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1929. 318 x 191 mm (12 1/2 x 7 1/2"). Single column, 28 lines of text in Caslon O. F. type. In a custom-made blue cloth chemise and matching folding box with silver titling on spine. Each page with woodcut border decoration by Eric Gill. Chanticleer 63. A few vague, trivial creases to the vellum, but fine, fresh specimens. This group includes three leaves with borders on both recto and verso. The decorations (front and back) and the text passages are: Physick 546 and 529 (child peeping / man waving eight-leaf spray), Sampson and Hercules; Physick 511 and 532 (woman and ape / spray of 12 triple-lobed leaves), hymn to Venus; and Physick 531 and 544 (youth blowing kiss / child crawling at foot of spray), description of the temple of Venus.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Ulysse (Ulysses) Paris 1929

      Maison des Amis du Livre - Adrienne Monnier 1929. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good/No Jacket. no 771 of limitation of 875 "sur alfa verge" (of a total limitation of 1000). Translated in to French by Auguste Morel and Stuart Gilbert. Original publisher's wrappers, chip to head of spine and several closed tears to spine professionally repaired - see photo. pp870. Very clean and bright internally.

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        The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

      London: George G. Harrap, 1929. Hardcover. Orig. full vellum, gilt front cover and spine lettering. Teg. Very good./No Dust Jacket. Rackham, Arthur. 231 pages. 27 x 21 cm. Limited edition copy 56 of 575, signed by Rackham. Twelve color plates, twenty-two black and white illustrations, and pictorial endpapers in gray and white. This was the second book Rackham illustrated for Harrap, and the signed, limited editions were in great demand. Rackham noted, "There is such a fashion for publishing only limited editions that my books are in a rather curious position. The ordinary editions do not sell so large a number as of old, & the limiteds are vastly over-applied for..." [see: Hamilton, "Arthur Rackham"], p142. LATTIMORE & HASKELL p.65. Fresh, crisp copy; plates and text clean and bright, slight toning to backstrip.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Projects in Design Sculpture and Architecture

      Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 1929. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. First edition, 1929, hardcover, squarish quarto, unpaginated, illustrated in b&w. Book VG+ with some light general soil, binding tight, previous owner's signature to front flyleaf, otherwise text is clean bright and unmarked. No DJ. Stanislaw Szukalski (1893–1987) was a Polish-born painter and sculptor. He also developed the pseudoscientific-historical theory of Zermatism, positing that all human culture was derived from post- deluge Easter Island and that mankind was locked in an eternal struggle with the Sons of Yeti ("Yetinsyny"), the offspring of Yeti and humans. He illustrated this theory in his works.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Les Liaisons Dangereuses

      Paris: Black Sun Press, 1929-1930. Two quarto volumes. 276; 262pp. One of 1,000 copies printed by Harry Crosby in several colors. Illustrated with fourteen full-page illustrations by Alastair. Translated into English by Ernest Dowson. Bound in printed wrappers, covered in glassine. Very good and unopened, with light foxing to edges and chipped glassine on both volumes. Volume Two is split along spine, with minor loss to foot of spine. Lacking slipcases.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory Bookseller. ABAA]
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        The Flax of Dream. Complete in four volumes comprising 'The Beautiful Years', 'Dandelion Days', 'The Dream of Fair Women' and 'The Pathway'

      Faber, London 1929-1931 and Jonathan Cape, London 1931. Four volume uniform set, each volume numbered and signed by the author and limited to just 200 copies. Hand-made paper. Buckram boards, gilt lettered at spines and upper boards, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Buckram at spines of two volumes very lightly faded. An exceptionally clean and bright set of an increasingly scarce sequence, with hardly a sign of the browning or spotting which usually affects the endpapers. No dust wrappers, as issued.. Signed by Author(s). Hardcover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        Histoire Des Institutions Politiques De L'Ancienne France *6 Volumes Complete*

      Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1929. Hardcover. Good. Size=5.5"x8.5. (full book description) Librairie Hachette, Paris, 1929. Good, Hard Cover, DJ Not Issued. Size=5.5"x8.5", FRENCH TEXT. Original brown leather spines with 5 raised ribs & dark brown/gold lettering, leather spine label, brown marbled boards, color marbled endpapers, speckled page ends. Shelfwear at top fore-edges of Vol. leather frayed Vol. 2 foot of spine, Vol. 3 leather gluemended along rear spine edge, leather frayed Vol. 4 head of spine, Vol.5 front spine edge leather tear, 2" gluemended leather tear at Vol. 6. top front spine edge & 3 small leather scrapes, all page ends browned. Contents age toned mostly at margins, o.w. clean & tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. Hard to find complete set. Volume 1- La Gaule Romaine Volume 2- L'Invasion Germanique Volume 3- La Monarchie Franque Volume 4- L'Alleu Et Le Domaine Rural Volume 5- Les Orinines Du Systeme Feodal Volume 6 - Transformations De La Royaute 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

      [Bookseller: Ed Conroy Bookseller - edconroybooks.com]
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        Engravings by Eric Gill: A Selection of Engravings on Wood and Metal representative of his work to the end of the year 1927 with a complete Chronological List of Engravings and a Preface by the Artist

      Bristol: Douglas Cleverdon, 1929. First edition. Hardcover. From an edition of 490 copies this is one of only 80 copies on Batchelor handmade paper. Includes 97 of the 104 loose plates in the folder in back. The loose plates are all in about near fine condition. An about very good copy with page 89 very neatly excised otherwise an internally clean copy with vellum spine somewhat soiled and black cloth boards with some wear to the edge of the front board and corners. Without dust jacket as issued but also missing the slipcase. Despite the litany of flaws this is still a presentable copy of a very beautiful book.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        SELECTED POEMS with AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT QUOTE and ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH

      New York: Henry Holt, (1929). First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine, lacking the scarce dustwrapper. Second printing of Crane A9. SIGNED by Frost on the title page for Jeanette Brooks with the famous first line from "Mending Wall": "Something there is that doesn't love a wall." Laid in is an original silver print photograph, 2-3/4" x 4-1/2", of a middle- aged Frost in a suit standing before an evergreen tree.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        THE DAIN CURSE (Presentation Copy of the First Edition)

      New York: Knopf, 1929. Hammett, Dashiell. THE DAIN CURSE. New York: Knopf, 1929. FIRST EDITION of the author's second book. 8vo. A VERY GOOD copy (very slightly finger-soiled on the outer hinges and back cover but generally unworn) in an eye-appealing NEAR FINE original priced ($2.00) dust jacket (expertly restored by a master conservator). Superb PRESENTATION COPY inscribed by the author (ten days prior to publication) on the front flyleaf: To Raoul and Prudence Whitfield, this thing of no/doubtful/great importance. Dashiell Hammett. July 9, 1929." The words "No," "doubtful," and "great" are bracketed so the recipients can "choose" their adjective. An association copy of spectacular desirability. Raoul Whitfield was a fellow BLACK MASK pulp mystery author (300 published short stories and two novels) whom Hammett routinely met at bars in New York and San Francisco to discuss stories and career moves; his wife Prudence (who used to sit at these bars drinking while the men talked) became Hammett's lover (see Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett 1921-1960 ed. Richard Layman, Counterpoint Press, 2001). Pru Whitfield had a tempestuous relationship with Hammett for an unknown number of years which later evolved into a lifelong friendship -- while Hammett was in the army, he wrote over 75 letters to her which confirms their closeness (these letters sold at Sotheby's in 1980).. Signed by Author. First Edition. Very Good/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        THE MAN WITHIN

      London: Heinemann, 1929 Spectacular First edition of Greene's first novel. Publisher's black cloth, spine lettered gilt. A fine fresh copy in an exceptional dustwrapper. Certainly one of the finest available on the market. Wobbe A2. The title for THE MAN WITHIN (1929) was taken from Sir Thomas Browne's (1605-1682) "There's another man within me that's angry with me." The film version of the book, starring Michael Redgrave & Richard Attenborough, was made in 1947.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Man Within

      London: William Heinemann Ltd.,, 1929. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a dark green quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Spine very slightly faded but an excellent copy in the somewhat sunned dust jacket. First edition, first impression. Greene's first novel, preceded only by a slim volume of poetry.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man. With Illustrations by William Nicholson. EDITION LIMITED TO 350 SIGNED COPIES

      Faber, [1929]. 8vo., First Illustrated, Signed, Limited Edition, with title-vignette, 7 plates in brown, black and grey (original tissue guards present), several decorations in the text, and pictorial endpapers in red; full ivory vellum, boards illustrated in red and lettered in black, backstrip letttered in black, gilt top, uncut, covers very lightly age-soiled as usual else a near fine copy. EDITION LIMITED TO 350 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY AUTHOR AND ARTIST (THIS COPY NO. 265). Printed at the Chiswick Press. Sassoon signs in green ink; Nicholson in pencil. Keynes, A30e. . Catalogs: siegfried sassoon.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        COMMERCIAL ART New Series 1926-1929 (volumes 1-7 inclusive)

      London: The Studio Limited, 1929. A fine set of 7 volumes, colour and b/w illustrations throughout. Matching contemporary brown cloth binding with gilt lettering, very good with slight wear only. Contents clean and tight, bookplate of F. Joerin to the front paste-downs otherwise unmarked, no inscriptions. A very good set of 7 volumes.. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No dust jacket. 4to (21 x 28cm).

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        THE WORKS

      London: The Nonesuch Press, 1929. No. 1,195 OF 1,600 COPIES. Hardcover. 243 x 162 mm (9 9/16 x 6 3/8"). Seven volumes. Edited by Herbert Farjeon. No. 1,195 OF 1,600 COPIES. Original publisher's russet Niger morocco by A. W. Bain, simple gilt double ruled border on covers, raised bands, gilt titling on spine, top edge gilded on the rough, other edges untrimmed. Dreyfus 58; "A Century for the Century " 33. Two boards with short, faint scratch, a little variation in the colors of the spines, as usual (volume II lighter, the others pretty well matched), a hint of offsetting to endleaves and blanks from binder's glue, but AN UNUSUALLY FINE COPY, with only the most trivial imperfections, the bindings entirely unworn and lustrous. This is a particularly appealing set of one of the best editions of Shakespeare ever printed, perhaps the very best modern edition. Taken from the text of the First Folio, but "with Quarto variants and a selection of modern readings," the Nonesuch Shakespeare is also the most outstanding production of the press. Ransom calls it "editorially and typographically . . . the high spot of the Nonesuch program." Besides the authentic plays and poetry of Shakespeare, the set includes (in the final volume) three plays on which Shakespeare is believed to have collaborated: "The Two Noble Kinsmen," "King Edward the Third," and "Sir Thomas More." Their inclusion was motivated by the publishers' desire to be thorough, to do something a bit different, and to make the seventh volume of the same bulk as the previous ones. The Nonesuch Press was founded in 1923 by typographer and book designer Francis Meynell (1891-1975) with the help of his friend David Garnett and his future wife, Vera Mendel. Meynell designed his books on a small Albion hand press, but had them printed commercially in order to keep the price of well-designed books made of quality materials within the means of readers and collectors who could not afford most private press editions. The leather used for this edition is often naturally spotted or becomes that way over time, and the spines darken differently in response to light, making it very difficult now to find attractive copies. Happily, our unworn set is without the unpleasant blemishes and has close to uniform color.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        The Works of Shakespeare

      London,: Nonesuch Press, 1929.. Seven volumes, octavo, top-edges gilded 'on the rough' and others uncut; publisher's full tan niger morocco by A.W. Bain, with raised bands and gilt spine lettering; the front board of one volume a little marked, otherwise a very fine set. A splendid set, a benchmark for modern editions of Shakespeare and the 'chef d'oeuvre' for the famous Nonesuch Press.Edited by Herbert Farjeon, this set offers a fine combination of scholarly collation of the quarto variants against the first folio, with a beautiful physical design of both typography and binding. The overall design was by Francis Meynell; the text was printed at the Cambridge University Press, in Monotype Fournier with freshly-cut initials specifically made for this edition, and the bindings were prepared by A.W. Bain in London. The set was limited to 1600 copies."You have created a most marvellous pleasure", T.E. Lawrence wrote to his friend David Garnett. "I have handled it ever so many times, and read The Tempest right through. It satisfies. It is final, like the Kelmscott Chaucer or the Ashendene Virgil."This would appear to be an early set: rather than being numbered, it is embossed with the Nonesuch stamp 'This Book is Out of Series - For Review'.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        FAIRY CARAVAN

      1929. 2. POTTER,BEATRIX. THE FAIRY CARAVAN. Phil:McKay (1929). 8vo, green cloth, pict. paste-on, small mend to inner hinge and sl. cover soil, VG+. 1st U.S. ed. (Priority of U.S. and U.K. editions has not been determined). After Potter finished her Peter Rabbit series Potter intended to stop writing and it was only with the persuasion of her American publisher, Alexander McKay, that she agreed to write this book intended only for the American market. Illus. by Potter with 6 color plates and 20 full page and 42 smaller black and white drawings. Linder notes that Potter's Lakeland friends "were quick to recognize many of the pictures with their local settings" (p.295). See Linder p. 292-5, Quinby 29a. A nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Ruth Harriet Louise Portrait of a Very Young Joan Crawford

      Hollywood: Metro Goldwyn Mayer, 1929. An original Ruth Harriet Louise 8" x 10" photograph portrait of a very young Joan Crawford. The photo was taken in 1929 and features Crawford wearing a Howard Greer get-up. The pasted caption on the verso reads in part "Joan Crawford, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer player, poses in sports costume of white camels hair jersey jumper over pleated silk skirt. Embossed stamp of Ruth Harriet Louise on bottom of the white border, and her faint rubber stamp is also on the verso along with a property of Photoplay Magazine rubber stamp. This is a superb example of the Hollywood studio publicity machine in full force during the early years of its golden age and a wonderful rare photograph by one of the legendary photographers working in the Hollywood studio system, not to mention a wonderful portrait of a great movoe star during her very early years when she was relatively unknown. Very faint not noticeable small crease to the top of the still which is printed on heavy stock paper. . Original Photograph. Paper. Fashion, Photographs, Stills, Movie Stars, Photographers, Crawford, Joan, Publicity, Stills. Catalogs: Photographs & Stills.

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        The Paintings of D. H. Lawrence

      London : Privately printed for subscribers only, Mandrake Press, [1929], 1929. 1st Edition. Physical description: 39 p., 26 leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 37 cm. Each leaf of plates is preceded by a separate leaf with title and description. Contents: Introduction to these paintings -- The oil paintings: Resurrection, A holy family, Red Willow trees, Finding of Moses, Contadini, Rape of the Sabine women, Flight back into paradise, Boccaccio story, Accident in a mine, North sea, Fight with an Amazon, Fauns and nymps, Family on a verandah, Close-up (kiss), Dance-sketch -- The water colours: Spring, Summer dawn, Fire-dance, Under the hay-stack, Yawning, Leda, Renascence of men, The mango tree, Throwing back the apple, The lizard, Singing of swans. Subjects Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930 -- Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Great Britain. Referenced by: Roberts (3rd ed.), A46a. Limited edition: No. 296 of 510 copies. Very good copy in the original green cloth boards with half-binding in burgundy leather lettered in gold on spine with phoenix stamped in gold on upper and lower boards. Top edges trimmed and gilt. Fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dulled and rubbed as with age. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Le Thanh Hoa, étude géographique d'une province annamite,

      P. et Bruxelles, Van Oest 1929, - 2 volumes in-8 de 636 pp. (pagination suivie), illustrés de 33 figures dans le texte, 4 tableaux, 7 cartes dépliantes dont 6 en couleurs et 140 illustrations réparties sur 48 planches hors-texte imprimées en héliogravure, broché. Climat, relief, groupes ethniques, organisation sociale, économie agricole et forestière, l'habitat, les Man et les Méo, les échanges, formation du Delta, peuplement du delta, agriculture, pêche, artisanat, établissements humains et migrations, le commerce, l'oeuvre de la France. Bon exemplaire, complet des cartes et planches et du feuillet d'errata.

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        Midstream; My Later Life

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company Inc., 1929. Large octavo. Original grey cloth, spine lettered in black, front side bordered in blind, red top-stain, other edges uncut, pale blue endpapers. Front free endpaper inscribed in pencil by Helen Keller, 3 photographic plates, including frontispiece portrait. Some light rubbing and fraying at extremities, damp stain to lower inner corner of front side, endpapers marginally toned, otherwise a very good copy. First edition. Inscribed by Helen Keller; "May the New Year bring you Full measure of joy Helen Keller".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        DAS ZAUBERBOOT

      1929. 1. FREUD,TOM SEIDMANN. DAS ZAUBERBOOT. Berlin: Herbert Stuffer 1929. 4to (8 1/8 x 9 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, covers slightly dusty else fine and complete. First edition of this rare MOVEABLE BOOK done by the niece of Sigmund Freud. Her moveable books were immediately hailed for their innovations, but because of her Jewish heritage, most copies of her books were destroyed and very few remain intact today. In this book, there are a variety of moveable pages including a revolving wheel and a Punch and Judy theatre. There is also a grid with cut-outs that enables the reader to develop 4 different stories from one page, and a clever tale that lets the reader make part of the illustrations disappear using special red paper. Hurlimann (p. 216-17) mentions these innovative books, remarkable not only for their moveable parts but for their integration of suitable text with artistic achievement.

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        Beyond This Point

      London: Duckworth,, [1929]. Tall quarto. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Illustrations throughout from photos by Francis Brugiere. A little rubbed and faded at extremities, spine very slightly faded, bump to edges of upper board. An excellent copy in the rubbed and chipped jacket with an abrasion to the upper panel and several closed tears, one of which is visibly repaired with tape on the lower panel, other tape repairs to verso. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Sieveking on the front free endpaper, "For Elizabeth Hudson, my friend: Lance Sieveking, [?] Library, June 11th 1936". Additionally inscribed by the author on the upper panel of the dust jacket, "60 Carlyle Square, Chelsea, London". The recipient. Elizabeth Hudson (1885–1973), was a nurse in Paris during the First World War and became a correspondent with many soldiers, some of whom she kept in contact with for many years. She became a good friend of E. OE. Somerville, and compiled a bibliography of her works that was published in 1942. Sieveking served in France during the First World War, and it may have been there, or through post-war artistic circles, that he met Hudson .

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        The Works of Shakespeare: The Text of the First Folio with Quarto Variants and a Selection of Modern Readings

      London: The Nonesuch Press. 1929-1933. 1st thus. Hardcover. Bound in uniform light brown morocco by A. W. Bain of London with gilt titles to spines and double gilt rule border to boards and gilt rule to turn ins, slight wear to leather on foredge and turn-in of upper board of v.2 else a near fine set, internally clean and bright, No.1025 of an edition of 1600 sets. , The Nonesuch Shakespeare is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the Press. The first volume was published in 1929 when the press had already been in business for seven years and when its finances and that of its owner were at best perilous. The edition was financed by Random House and it's for that reason that their imprint appears under the Nonesuch imprint on the title page. From first publication it was a success with the book's American distributor complaining that he could have sold twice as many copies if only he'd had them. But the book was financially successful because of how its produced. Herbert Farjeon's editing remains highly regarded, the typography was conceived with great care by Francis Meynell and the book was printed at Cambridge under the guidance of the Printer to the University, Walter Lewis. With the addition of a fine binding you have a book in which each part of it's production is of the highest quality. , 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        The Lady is Cold

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1929 First edition, first printing in first issue binding. Fine book in a jacket with significant loss to spine and front panel.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Beatrix Potter - Autograph Letter Signed

      Sawrey, Nr. Ambleside: No Publisher, 1929. Autograph letter signed from Beatrix Potter (H.B. Heelis) to Mrs Wight. Single sided letter on lined paper, approximately 180mm x 230mm in size. Closed tear to lower left hand side, otherwise very good and in a legible hand. Dated April 15th, 1929, the letter thanks Mrs Wight for the Graythwaite subscriptions, noting that 'very few have dropped out' and that a play at Sawrey School brought in over thirteen pounds. Accompanying the letter is a photocopy of an account by Mrs Wight of her relationship with Beatrix Potter. Now both housed in a velvet lined cloth drop back box, made by Temple Bookbinders, with title in gilt to spine and upper cover. Signed by Author. First Edition. Unbound. Good+. 8vo. Letter.

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        JACK PUMPKINHEAD

      Chicago: Reilly & Lee, 1929. Thompson, Ruth Plumly. JACK PUMPKINHEAD OF OZ. Chicago: Reilly & Lee, (1929). FIRST EDITION with twelve color plates by John R. Neill coated on both sides, tipped and bound in. In the publisher's original greenish gray cloth with color paste-down on cover, spine imprint of "Reilly and Lee". A VERY GOOD PLUS copy (just lightly worn and very scarce thus) which has been married to a creased and chipped Dust Jacket from a later printing. All first edition points as referenced in Bibliographia Oziana, (Hanff, Greene, Martin, Greene and Haff, 1988). Child's name in red pencil on ownership leaf. JACK PUMPKINHEAD is the 22nd book in the famous Wizard of Oz Series. Ruth Plumly Thompson was appointed Royal Historian of Oz by L. Frank Baum's publisher, Reilly and Lee and it was Thompson who felt Jack, originally created by L. Frank Baum, was worthy of his own book. In fact, the character of Jack Pumpkinhead continues to appear in various iterations of Oz including playing a major role in the 1985 animated film, Return to Oz. . First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good Plus/Good. Illus. by John R. Neill.

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        The Paintings Of D.H. Lawrence

      London: Mandrake Press, 1929. First edition. Hardcover. Three quarter brown morocco and green cloth with an emblematic phoenix from the flame decoration in gilt on covers. Teg. Fine in slightly nicked slipcase. /No Dust Jacket. Unpaginated, 33 pages in text by D. H. Lawrence. Folio, 37 x 20 cm. Reproduced are twenty-six full color, full page plates -- 15 oil paintings and 11 water colours. Limited edition, copy 474 of 510 on Arches mouldmade paper. In his Introduction, Lawrence pays homage to Cezanne, critiques artists who preceded and followed Cezanne with his characteristic outspoken, if not caustic commentary, and ascribes the reason the English produce so few painters to there "attitude to life." Bright, very fresh copy.

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        A Farewell To Arms

      New York: Charles Scribner's, 1929.. First edition. Tall octavo, original white parchment over green boards. One of 510 copies signed by Ernest Hemingway, this copy is number 31. Lightly toned, near fine in a near fine slipcase. A bright copy.

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        A FAREWELL TO ARMS

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Some pages roughly opened resulting in short tears or small chips at the top edge or outside margin. On two pages the chips are deep enough to touch or come near to the running head, but usually they are very minor. The vellum spine is just a little darkened with a short tear to the top of the spine and minor rubbing to the black leather label. Slipcase lacking. Very Good copy of a desirable book. Original vellum spine and green boards with vellum tips. Copy #154 of 510 SIGNED by the author, Hemingway's only signed and limited edition. Collector's bovine bookplate on front pastedown and his neat signature dated 1929 on the top of the front free endpaper.

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        A Farewell To Arms

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition. Octavo, original black cloth. First issue and in the first state dust jacket with the reading "Katharine Barclay" in the blurb on the front flap. Some browning to endpapers, as usual, else a fine copy in a bright near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears. Housed in a custom clamshell box. A very bright copy.

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        A Farewell to Arms

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1929. Octavo, Original black cloth, paper title label to spine and upper board printed in black on a gold ground. With the pictorial dust jacket. An excellent copy in the very lightly tanned dust jacket with a few very minor chips at the head of the spine panel. First edition, first printing, first issue. A really nice copy of one of Hemingway's best loved and most enduring novels.

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        Writings of Mark Twain, The

      1929. The Stormfield EditionTWAIN, Mark. The Writings of Mark Twain. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1929.Stormfield Edition. Limited to 1,024 numbered sets. Thirty-seven octavo volumes. Title-pages printed in red and black. Photogravure frontispieces and plates (including portraits) after drawings, paintings, etc. by E.W. Kemble, Howard Pyle, Dan Beard, W.H.W. Bicknell, P. Newell, J.Allen St. John, A.B. Frost, and others.Original dark blue fine-bead cloth, gilt triple-rule border with the gilt stencil signature of Mark Twain on the front cover. Spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. A fine set in the original pale blue dust jackets with printed paper labels on the spine.The Stormfield edition of the Writings of Mark Twain, published in 1929, is identical in every way (with the exception of Twain's signature) to the Definitive Edition which had been published by Gabriel Wells in 1922. Even the limitation of these two sets were the same, both being limited to 1,024 numbered copies. The only difference between the two editions was the addition of an inserted 'signed leaf' in the first volume of the Definitive edition. Twain had signed these leaves in 1906 in anticipation of the edition but died but died twelve years before it's publication in 1922. In fact the full cloth binding on the Stormfield edition is certainly superior to the quarter blue cloth over paper boards of the Definitive edition.The 'Stormfield' edition was named after Mark Twain's final home "The Clemens family was itinerant from 1891 until well after Olivia's death in 1904, trying out a number of houses, none of which they found ultimately congenial. Fully out of debt, Clemens decided toward the end of his life to try and recover the feeling of stability that the Hartford home represented by building another house, this time in Redding, Connecticut, where he had purchased nearly 250 acres of land in 1906. In 1907, he commissioned John Mead Howells, son of William Dean Howells, to design the house, and allowed, or perhaps even encouraged, daughter Clara to participate in planning and overseeing construction. Built on the money he earned on "Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven," he named the house "Stormfield" and lived there until his death in 1910. Clara sold the house many years after her father's death. When the house burned down, it's owners built a near replica, which remains in private hands." (Gregg Camfield. The Oxford Comapnion to Mark Twain, p. 267).

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        A FAREWELL TO ARMS

      New York: Scribner, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Labels are fine and bright; light offsetting to endpapers from the dustwrapper which is intact with just minor chipping at the head of the spine and general darkening and soiling, mostly to the rear, and with absolutely no tinkering. Near Fine in an above average, Very Good, attractive dustwrapper. First state of text without disclaimer and earliest state of dustwrapper with "Katherine Barclay" reading.

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        Stereoscopic Atlas of Anatomy: Head and Neck. Sections I, II, III, and IV, complete

      Meadville, New York: Keystone View Company, Imperial Publishing. 1929. Hardcover. Very Good +. 1929. 4 sets of stereoscopes in 4to boxes. A complete run of the Head and Neck series featuring silver gelatin stereograms mounted on cards with information and descriptions. Section I was published by the Keystone View Company in Meadville, PA, and has the stereoscopes mounted on grey card. The other three sections were published by Imperial, New York, and feature cream cards. Each section is complete, with 35, 27, 38, and 36 cards, respective to sections I through IV. A rare complete set, with cards in VG+ condition in VG boxes with occasional wear to hinges and chipping to the paper spine labels. A beautiful set of medical images suitable for both reference and display.

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        The Poetic and Dramatic Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson

      Boston: Riverside Press, 1929. Seven octavo volumes. One of 500 large paper copies. Includes illustrations from photographs of Tennyson's country by Charles S. Olcott, as well as a portrait of the author. Introduction by Henry Van Dyke. ALs by Tennyson tipped-in to preliminary leaf. A lovely set bound in full red morocco with delicate, gilt-stamped filigree work to panels and spines; inner dentelles gilt, endpapers marbled. Very slight toning to spines, some light rubbing to raised bands of spines, else fine. Red ribbon bookmarks. T.e.g.

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        The Escaped Cock

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

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        Lucile et René de Chateaubriand, chez leurs soeurs à Fougères

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

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        Dante

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

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

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

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