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        Art Forms in Nature. Examples from the Plant World Photographed Direct from Nature

      New York: E. Weyhe 1929 New York: E. Weyhe, 1929. First American edition. Folio. Illustrated with 120 plates in heliogravure. Original green cloth stamped in gilt. Fine in good dust jacket (front panel partly detached with closed tear, 1-inch chip from foot of spine, other chipping, still quite presentable. Roth 101, pp. 48- 49; Parr/Badger I, p. 96; Hasselblad, pp. 66-67 . The first American edition of Blossfeld't masterpiece in the scarce photographically illustrated dust jacket. A remarkable book that traces a curious path from Art Nouveau to Modernism and forshadows Conceptual Art

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        La Plante -d'aprËs des dEtails trËs aggrandis de formes vEgetales. Introduction de Charles Nierendorf

      Paris: Librairie des Arts DEcoratifs, A. Calavas ‹diteur, [n.d., ca. 1929]. French issue of Urformen der Kunst [1928]. Folio. Illustrated with 120 plates in heliogravure. Original green cloth stamped in gilt. Fine in near fine dust jacket. Roth 101, pp. 48-49; Parr/Badger I, p. 96; Hasselblad, pp. 66-67 . The French issue of Blossfeldt's masterpiece in the scarce photographically illustrated dust jacket. A remarkable book that traces a curious path from Art Nouveau to Modernism and forshadows Conceptual Art. In exceptionally fine condition

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Art Forms in Nature. Examples from the Plant World Photographed Direct from Nature

      New York: E. Weyhe, 1929. First American edition. Folio. Illustrated with 120 plates in heliogravure. Original green cloth stamped in gilt. Fine in good dust jacket (front panel partly detached with closed tear, 1-inch chip from foot of spine, other chipping, still quite presentable. Roth 101, pp. 48- 49; Parr/Badger I, p. 96; Hasselblad, pp. 66-67 . The first American edition of Blossfeld't masterpiece in the scarce photographically illustrated dust jacket. A remarkable book that traces a curious path from Art Nouveau to Modernism and forshadows Conceptual Art

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Art Forms In Nature: Examples From The Plant World Photographed From Nature

      New York: E. Weyhe, 1929. First edition. Hardcover. Introduction by Karl Nierendorf. Text in English. Blossfeldt's classic first volume of photographs of plants with 120 pages of gravure prints. An about very good copy with some wear to the bottom of the spine and bottom corners and edge of bottom of the boards as well the gilt of the lettering on the spine is somewhat dimmed. Internally though this copy is clean. Lacking the scarce dust jacket.(Parr & Badger v1, 96, Roth 48-49)

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        MORCEAUX CHOISIS DE LA FABRICATION DES AMERICAINS. Histoire du Progres d'une Famille. Signed

      Paris: Editions de La Montagne, [1929]., 1929 Very Uncommon & important Stein. Numbered & Signed by Stein & Berard. 1 of 85 Copies [0f 302 total edition] On Verge Bouffant PaperTraduction et Preface de Georges Hugnet. Portrait de l'auteur par Christian Berard. Tall octavo, 125pp., Decorated cream-coloured stiff wrappers with original glassine & custom fitted stiff Mylar protective outer wrapper. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait of Gertrude Stein by Christian Berard. A superb fine, lovely copy [tiny tear neatly closed]. Contents fresh & clean, partially unopened. First French Edition of selections from Stein's Masterpiece: The Making of Americans. Signed by Gertrude Stein & by Christian Berard. Of the entire edition, only the first 100 copies [all papers] contain the frontispiece portrait of Gertrude Stein by Berard]. Wilson D5c. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        THE TITTLED BIBLE. A Model Codex of the Pentateuch reproduced in facsimile from Ms No. 85 of the Gaster Collection now in the British Museum. With a dissertation on the history of the tittles, their origin, date and significance by Moses Gaster

      FIRST EDITION, 1929. Folio, approximatley 355 x 250 mm, 14 x 9¾ inches, title page printed red and black, pages 55 Dissertation and 439 pages of facsimile illustrations of the manuscript, bound in half leather over cloth sides, black dividing rules, raised bands and black rules to spine, gilt lettered red morocco label, top edges gilt, in the original plain card slipcase. One or two small pale marks to cloth, very slightly rubbed at head and tail of spine otherwise contents clean and bright. SLIP C ASE slightly marked and slightly worn, starting to split at opening on one end. A very good copy. Dr Moses Gaster (1856 -1939) was a Romanian-born Jewish-British scholar and Hebrew linguist. He settled in England in 1885 where he held a lectureship, 1886 and 1891, in Slavonic literature at the University of Oxford and in 1893 he became a naturalised British citizen. He became the Hakam of the Spanish and Portuguese congregation in London. He was a member of the councils of the Folklore, Biblical, Archeological, and Royal Asiatic societies, and wrote many papers in the interest of these bodies. He was a great collector of manuscripts, having over two thousand, mainly Hebrew, Samaritan and Slavonic. The manuscript published in The Tittled Bible "in all probability the only manuscript of its kind in existence. ... The manuscript is written in an Oriental hand, probably by the middle of the fourteenth century. ...The special value of this unique manuscript lies ... in the fact that it is profusely marked with Tittles." MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        The Works of Charles Dickens

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1929. hardcover. very good(+). 40 volumes. Thick 8vos, beautifully bound by Bayntun in full burgundy morocco, highly ornate gilt-stamped covers and spines with raised bands (several volumes have minor damage at spine ends, and several volumes have neat repairs to front joints); uncut edges, marbled endpapers and doublures, top edge gilt. London: Chapman and Hall, 1929. Very good(+). An exquisite set which includes 2 volumes of the "Letters and Speeches" and John Forster's "The Life of Charles Dickens" also in 2 volumes.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Les Amours de Frêne et Galeran. Racontées d'après Jean Renart, trouvère du XIIe siècle par le poète André MARY et ornées de XXXVII images gravées sur bois et colorées par le peintre Louis BOUQUET

      Paris: Henri Jonquieres, 1929. Limited Edition. Paperback. Very Good+. Full-color illustrated wraps in early woodcut design, edges uncut; 4to; with full-color woodcut illustrations and illuminated initials throughout by Bouquet and Keller, hand-colored by Marius Audin. Number 313 from a limited edition of 400 copies, “exemple sur Vergé a la cuve de Tallende.” Plus an additional suite of engravings, in b/w, loose -- and lovely, suitable for display. A retelling in modern French of select canons in Medieval French Literature. Covers very lightly rubbed and dust-soiled; spine tips lightly chipped. Simply lovely on the inside.

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books]
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        Die Arbeit am Charakter: Die neuere Psychotherapie in ihrer Unwendung auf Erziehung, Selbsterziehung und seelische hilfeleiftung

      Schwerin im Mecklenburg: Friedrich Bahn, 1929. Second Edition. Octavo (22cm). Original yellow cloth boards, lettered in red and black on spine and front cover; 167pp. With presentation inscription to Adolf Hitler on half-title: "Unserem geliebten Führer Adolf Hitler, weil er von uns allen die Arbeit am Charakter fordert." dated 1934; Hitler's engraved bookplate inside front cover. Covers unevenly dusted and slightly foxed; internally clean, tight and unmarked; about Very Good. & & A widely-read work by Kunkel (1889-1956), a prominent early Adlerian psychologist and formulator of the school of "we-psychology," based on a synthesis of Freud, Adler and Jung and grounded in purely religious thought. Kunkel entered full-time practice in Berlin in 1924; while it is tempting to imagine a young Hitler among his early patients, there is no evidence to support such a notion. Kunkel openly supported Hitler and the Nazis in the first years of the Reich, but did not share Hitler's anti-Semitism and ended fleeing Germany for the United States in 1939. & & While books inscribed to the Fuehrer are not excessively rare (scholar Timothy Ryback has estimated that at the height of his power Hitler received thousands of inscribed books each month from aspiring authors), those with truly personal associations are notably scarce; those containing Hitler's private bookplate - indicating actual "acceptance" of the gift - even moreso. Most of these latter were held in Hitler's private library at Obersaltzberg ("The Berghof"), where, according to Herbert Dohring, manager of Hitler's estate from 1936 to 1943, Hitler kept "the books he really cared about." Like countless other souvenirs taken out of Germany after the war, the current volume was removed from Hitler's bunker at Obersaltzberg by an American G.I. in 1945, remaining in his family's possession until now.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Les Amours de Frêne et Galeran. Racontées d'après Jean Renart, trouvère du XIIe siècle par le poète André MARY et ornées de XXXVII images gravées sur bois et colorées par le peintre Louis BOUQUET

      Henri Jonquieres Paris: Henri Jonquieres, 1929. Limited Edition. Paperback. Very Good+. Full-color illustrated wraps in early woodcut design, edges uncut; 4to; with full-color woodcut illustrations and illuminated initials throughout by Bouquet and Keller, hand-colored by Marius Audin. Number 313 from a limited edition of 400 copies, “exemple sur Vergé a la cuve de Tallende.” Plus an additional suite of engravings, in b/w, loose -- and lovely, suitable for display. A retelling in modern French of select canons in Medieval French Literature. Covers very lightly rubbed and dust-soiled; spine tips lightly chipped. Simply lovely on the inside.

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books ]
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        Le Drageoir aus Épices.

      Paris: Le Graveurs Modernes 1929. With 54 original etchings by Auguste Brouet. 4to. Half morocco, spine richly gilt with five raised bands, top edge gilt, orig. wrappers preserved. (Flammarion).. One of 40 copies on Japon impérial. With an extra suite of the engravings

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        The Tittled Bible: A Model Codex of the Pentateuch. Reproduced in Facsimile from MS. No. 85 of the Gaster Collection. Now in the British Museum. With a Dissertation on the History of the Tittles, Their Origin, Date and Significance

      Maggs Brothers London: Maggs Brothers, 1929. Facsimile. Hardcover. vg. 1/250 copies of this limited facsimile-edition of an ancient Bible manuscript, from the collection of renowned Sephardic Rabbi and Bibliophile, Moses Gaster (see below). Folio. 55pp. 439pp. 3/4 leather over beige cloth with red lable to spine. Raised bands. Black stamped ruling to leather. Top edge gilt. With card laid-in to title page: Sent at the request of Mr. V.J. Gaster. With the Compliments of Maggs Bros. Ltd." Title page in red and black lettering. Contains 431pp. of full-page b/w photographs of the original manuscript and 55pp. of explanatory text in English and Hebrew. "From the preceding investigation, it is clear that the text published here for the first time is unquestionable a Model Codex. It is in all probability the only manuscript of its kind in existence. (...) The manuscript is written in an Oriental hand, probably by the middle of the fourteenth century. (...) The special value of this unique manuscript lies (...) in the fact that it is profusely marked with Tittles." (pp. 41ff.) Very minor age wear and staining to binding. Otherwise clean and tight. In English and Hebrew. Near fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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        VICAR OF WAKEFIELD

      1929. 2. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. VICAR OF WAKEFIELD by Oliver Goldsmith. London: Harrap (1929). 4to (8 x 10"), gilt cloth, top edge gilt, endpaper foxed, light wear, VG+. First edition. Illustrated by Rackham with cover design, pictorial endpapers, 12 color plates plus 22 black and whites. THIS COPY HAS A LARGE HALF-PAGE PEN DRAWING SIGNED AND DATED NOVEMBER 1929 BY RACKHAM. Two male characters from the book are shown with one giving the other his horse. A special copy.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        A Song about Tsar Ivan Vasilyevitch, his young body-guard and the valiant merchant Kalashnikov. Translated by John Cournos with Decorations by Paul Nash.

      [London]: The Aquila Press 1929.. Limited edition, no. 102 of 750 copies, tall 8vo, (iv), 24, (2), 5, (3) pp. 4 coloured wood engravings, light browning to endpapers, signature on fly leaf. Original orange morocco binding designed by Nash, upper cover with black and white inlaid pieces and blind stamped rules, very slight sunning to spine and upper part of covers. A fine production in a Gothic typescript printed on and complemented by the light grey, hand made, Maillol paper. The first of only 4 bindings that Nash designed. Colvin 18.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        The Vicar of Wakefield

      George H. Harrap & Company London: George H. Harrap & Company, (1929). First Trade Edition (Deluxe edition). Hardcover. vg. Quarto. 232pp. Gold-stamped and colorfully illustrated full olive morocco deluxe binding. Top edge gilt. Illustrated endpapers, half-title and title-page. Color frontispiece by Rackham. Handsome copy of "The Vicar of Wakefield" by Irish author and poet Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774). The work consists of 32 chapters and was one of the most popular and widely read 18th century novels among 19th century Victorians. Delightfully illustrated with 12 full-page color reproductions of drawings (incl. frontispiece) on glossy paper, as well as b/w drawings by Arthur Rackham (1867-1939). Some sunning and scuffing on binding. Rubbing on head and tail of spine, corners, joints and parts of edges. Sunning on endpapers, foxing on first and last two leaves. Small brown stain on half-title page. Slight age yellowing to outer edges of margins of color plates. Tight copy in overall very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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        The Vicar of Wakefield. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

      London: George G. Harrap & Company (1929).. Limited edition, no. 26 of 575 copies published in England, from a total edition of 775 copies, 4to, 232 pp. 12 coloured plates plus illustrations in the text, grey and white pictorial endpapers, light foxing to the first and last text leaf. Original gilt titled vellum, t.e.g., some minor marks otherwise an excellent copy held in a later half morocco solander case. Latimore and Haskell p65. Riall p170.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        Twice-signed book from Franklin D. Roosevelt’s library: “John De Lancaster,” an 1809 British novel with anti-Semitic overtones

      Book signed “Franklin D. Roosevelt / 1929 / a rare old novel” in pencil on inside leaf attached to front cover and “Franklin D. Roosevelt / Hyde Park / Very fine copy” in ink on the front free-endpaper, 293 pages, 4.5” x 7.5”. Uncut. Title page: “John De Lancaster. / A Novel. / by / Richard Cumberland, Esq. / in two volumes / Vol. I / New York: / Printed for E. Sargeant, corner of Broadway and / Wall-Street, Opposite Trinity Church, / and M. & W. Ward, No. 4 City Hotel, / by D. & G. Bruce. / 1809.” Some pencil marks on signature leaves. Pages waved, some foxing. Gray boards with spine worn away, lower portion missing. Original label on spine “John / De Lancaster / Vol. I” worn. Front board detached at spine. British author Richard Cumberland (1732-1811) wrote plays, novels, poems, essays, odes, etc. Among his works were a collection of essays entitled “The Observer” (1785) and “The Jew” (1794). It is generally agreed that Cumberland was sympathetic to the plight of the Jew and the existence of anti-Semitism in England and that his goal in writing “The Jew” was to promote tolerance of Jews. Cumberland’s last novel, “John De Lancaster,” seemed to do just the opposite. In 1809, Sir Walter Scott reviewed “John de Lancaster,” in “Quarterly Review.” In part, “The descendants of Israel were heretofore favourites with Mr. Cumberland. The characters of Abraham Abrahams in the ‘Observer,’ of Sheva in the ‘Jew,’ even of Nicolas Pedrosa in the lively tale which bears his name, are honourable and able testimonies of his efforts to stem popular prejudice in favour of a people, degraded because they are oppressed, and ridiculed because they are degraded. Apparently, however, he hath repented him of his inclination towards the Jews, for not only do this same Mrs Ap Owen and her son exhibit characters the most base, malicious, and detestable, but their descent from the stock of Abraham is thrown at their heads by all who speak of them, and is obviously held out as one source at least of their enormities. There is a singular passage in Mr Cumberland's Memoirs, from which it would seem that the guilt of negligence at least, if not of ingratitude, worse than witchcraft, has, in his opinion, attached to the synagogue. Perhaps this may be one cause why he now spits upon their Jewish gaberdine...The character of David Ap Owen also opens gradually on the reader. He first pinches the tail of a lap-dog: secondly, he gallops past young John de Lancaster, in hunting, and maliciously bespatters him with mud and gravel, to the great damage of his clothes, and danger of his precious eyesight : thirdly, this ‘Jew-born miscreant,’ as De Lancaster terms him, insults the youthful heir of Kray Castle at a festive meeting of the family harpers...”

      [Bookseller: University Archives ]
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        LA PRINCESSE DE CLEVES. Illustrée de vingt eaux-fortes originales gravées par Etienne Drian.

      In-4, bross. alla francese, custodia in mz. pelle, astuccio, pp. (8),181,(11) a fogli sciolti, illustrato da 20 affascinanti acqueforti incise da Drian, così composte: 11 tavv. f.t., 1 vignetta al frontesp., 4 grandi testate e 4 grandi finali, in doppio stato (uno con remarques e uno definitivo). Cfr. Carteret,IV, p. 224: ?Très intéressante publication cotée? - Benezit,IV, p. 735: ?Etienne Drian (1885-1961), essentiellement peintre de la femme, et plus particulièrement de la Parisienne, illustra plusieurs ouvrages?. Bella edizione di 180 esempl. numer. Il ns., 63, fa parte della tiratura di 40 (num. 31 a 70) ?sur Japon impérial contenant deux états des eaux-fortes?. Ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        OUR EXAGMINATION ROUND HIS FACTIFICATION FOR INCAMINATION OF WORK IN PROGRESS

      Shakespeare and Company Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1929. FIRST PRINTING. ONE OF 96 SPECIAL COPIES IN THE LIMITED EDITION (there was also a trade edition of 200 copies). Beckett's First Appearance in Print, as One of 12Commentators on Joyce's Linguistic Innovations 191 x 140 mm (7 1/2 x 5 1/2"). 4 p.l., [3]-194 pp., [1] leaf (limitation, imprint). Original printed paper wrappers designed by Sylvia Beach.Front flyleaf with ink ownership inscription of "Arthur W. Poulin / November, 1944 / San Francisco." Slocum & Cahoon, B-10. One-inch tears at top of front and bottom of rear joint, spine a little scuffed, covers with faint soiling, two small chips to fore edge of front cover, otherwise the fragile wrappers in excellent condition. Except for slight browning at edges because of paper stock, fine internally. Called by Richard Ellmann the "first apologia" for "Finnegans Wake," this is Sylvia Beach's third and last Joyce publication, the Shakespeare & Company printing of 12 studies by well-known writers dealing with Joyce's linguistic innovations in the published installments of the experimental "Work in Progress," which was to become "Finnegans Wake." The dozen writers, all of whom were supporters of the project, included Samuel Beckett, Marcel Brion, Frank Budgen, Stuart Gilbert, Eugene Jolas, Victor Llona, Robert McAlmon, Thomas McGreevy, Elliot Paul, John Rodker, Robert Sage, and William Carlos Williams. The section by Beckett constitutes his first appearance in print. There are also two letters here finding fault with the writing, one of them apparently written by Joyce himself, and there are a number of quotations from the work, including a section (on Swift and blindness) that did not make it into the final version of the novel. This special limited version is uncommonly seen for sale: ABPC lists just three copies (one of them bedraggled) in the past 20 years.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Mummy's Bedtime Story Book

      Cecil Palmer London: Cecil Palmer, n.d. [1929]. Hard Cover. With its large format and beautiful color illustrations on every page, this is one of Jessie M. King's most desirable books. The stories are charming, and many impart a gentle moral to the children reading them. For many years there was some uncertainty about the identity of the author, "Marion." Many believed that Jessie M. King was the author because her middle name was Marion. It was finally established by her descendants, however, that the author was Mrs. Alexander (Marion) Gemmel. (B199, Colin White bibliography). The illustrations are exuberant and playful, as befits stories for small children. There are eleven full page illustrations, with color decorations on each text page. Octavo volume in bright pictorial covers, with title and illustrator in red to front cover and spine. Some wear and chipping to spine edges and corners but in very good condition. Original glassine jacket not present. Interior pages are in near fine condition. 56 pages. CHILD/111412. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop ]
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        APHRODITE. Moeurs antiques. Eaux-fortes originales en couleurs gravées par Edouard Chimot.

      In-4, bross. alla francese, custodia in mz. pelle, astuccio, testo e tavv. a fogli sciolti, pp. (4),XIV,(2),257,(5), con le bellissime composizioni incise all?acquaforte da Chimot: sono 15 tavv. f.t. e 1 grande testata alla Prefazione, tutte a colori; il testo è ornato da squisite illustrazioni in stile egizio (35 testate e 32 finali in tinta). Cfr. Carteret,IV, p. 249: ?Belle publication recherchée et cotée. Une des meilleures illustrations de l?artiste? - Benezit,III, p, 593. ?Edition de grand luxe? di 325 esempl. numer. Il ns., 285, fa parte della tiratura di 154 (num. 147 a 300) ?sur papier de Rives à la forme teinté avec un état des 16 planches?. Esemplare molto ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        A SONG about Tsar Ivan Vasilyevitch his young body-guard and the valiant merchant Kalashinikov. Translated by John Cournos with decorations by Paul Nash.

      Hardcover. No dust-wrapper. [4], 24, [2 blanks], v, [1 blank], colophon pages. Illustrated. Original full morocco binding to a design by Paul Nash. Binding: 27.4 x 17.6 cm. No 3 of a limited edition of 750 copies on hand-made paper. Slight evidence of a bookplate being removed from first free endpaper; binding a little rubbed and marked; else a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Remarques sur l'évolution phonologique du russe comparée à celle des autres langues slaves.

      Prague, Jednota Ceskoslovenskych Matematiku a Fysiku, 1929. 8vo. Uncut and unopened in the original printed wrappers. A bit of minor chipping and bending to extremities. A very nice copy. 118, (2, -blank) pp.. The rare first edition of one of the most important early works by the pioneer of the structural analysis of language and one of the most influential linguists of the 20th century, with presentation-inscription for one of the leading French linguists of the period: "A Mr J. Vendryes, homage respectueux del'auteur" on the title-page. The work constitutes the starting point of a new approach in linguistics and phonology.The work was published as No. 2 of the foundational "Travaux du Cercle Linguistique de Prague", the publication from the seminal Prague School of Linguistics, of which Jakobsen was a founder. The Prague School held its first international conference, of Slavic linguists, in 1929. Here Jakobson presented his research on the phonological evolution of Russian and other Slavic languages, which had led him to conclude that there was a correlation between the description of sound systems and the explanation of their evolution. "He identified the phoneme as the minimal unit of language capable of discriminating word meanings and viewed the phoneme as an indivisible atom. These advances constituted the starting point of a new approach in linguistics and phonology, according to which each language is distinguished from all others by its phonemic system, that is, by the inclusion or omission of particular phonemes available to human speech." (American National Biography). The work is fundamental for Jakobson's development of a universal structural-functional theory of phonology, which was the first successful theory of its kind in accordance with Saussurean hypotheses. The concept of the phoneme that Jakobson had reached became a fundamental element of linguistic theory and came to greatly affect scientific descriptions and analyses of language. Roman Osipovich Jakobson (1896 - 1982) was a famous Russian linguist and literary critic, who became one of the most influential linguists of the 20th century. He is probably most famous as the pioneer of structural analysis of language and as the co-founder of structuralism.Jakobson was born into a Russian Jewish family. Early on, he showed a great interest in the theory of language, and already as a student he became a leading figure of the Moscow Linguistic Circle. He was very much influenced by Husserl's phenomenology and the work of Saussure, and he developed a deep interest in the question of how language, the human speech, functions and is possible.Due to political troubles in Russia, in 1920 Jakobsen moved to Prague, where he was to become even more influential. Here, in 1926, he co-founded the Prague School of linguistic theory, which, together with the Copenhagen School, was the most influential school of linguistics of its time and of decades to come. It is here that Jakobson develops his seminal ideas of phonology as well as the term structuralism and the contents of it. Among his most important works from this period is his present work in which he compares the phonological evolution of the Russian language to that of other Slavic languages, a foundational work for the development of his theories on the structure and function of language.When the Second World War broke out, Jakobson moved to Scandinavia, where he met the Copenhagen School of linguistics and its main figure, Louis Hjelmslev. Later he fled to America, where he met Claude Lévi-Strauss, Quine, Bloomfeld and many other important thinkers within the field of language theory.Jakobson's structuralist theories of language differentiate much from other parts of the structuralist movement in that he constantly bases them on knowledge from other sciences, from mathematics, philosophy, psychology etc., and as such, Jakobson's theories are among the most influential and wide-ranging in the history of linguistics, as they come to also affect and profoundly influence several other scientific fields.Joseph Vendryes (1875-1960) was a much respected and quite influential French linguist specialized in Celtic languages. He was involved with the standardization and presentation of the universal language Interlingua

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        Montparnasse: Bars, Cafe, Dancings

      Editions Bonamour Paris: Editions Bonamour. 1929. First. First edition. Folio. Text in folios with ten individual prints laid in. Stamp of an arts commission on front wrap, gift inscription, some soiling and small stains on the wrappers, very good. Copy number 256 of 400 numbered copies on Madagascar paper with the prints handcolored by the artist (there were also a 100 on Japon). Wonderful bar scenes from post-War Paris. OCLC locates a single copy at Vanderbilt, one assumes most copies were broken up for the prints. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Modern Architecture

      The Studio Limited London The Studio Limited (1929)g Lg. 4to. x,212pp. Black cloth with gold lettering on cover and spine. Some staining and scuffing on binding. Spine sunned. Head and tail of spine slightly chipped. Wear to corners. Small split along gutter of pages 52 & 53 still firmly holding. English edition of Taut's important work on the "new movement." Profusely illustrated with b/w reproductions of photographs of Industrial buildings, offices, shops, restaurants, apartment buildings, halls, theatres, stadiums, schools, religious buildings as well as many other types of houses. Each photograph annotated with the name of the building and architect & the year it was built. Some of the architects who's work are depicted: Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard J. Neutra, Walter Gropius, Adolf Loos, Erich Mendelsohn, Alf Francken, Peter Behrens, Bruno Taut plus many others. Printed on glossy paper. Tight copy with binding in good, interior in very good condition. Contents: Why a New Movement. Historical. What is Modern Architecture. The Early Developments of Modern Architecture. Modern Building. Elements. Questions of Taste. Conclusion, with a few Comments on England. Bibliography.

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        TALES TOLD OF SHEM AND SHAUN. THREE FRAGMENTS FROM WORK IN PROGRESS

      The Black Sun Press Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1929. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 500 COPIES on Van Gelder Zonen paper (this is copy #249). (There were also 50 copies hors commerce and 100 copies on Japanese vellum.). 210 x 168 mm (8 1/4 x 6 5/8"). 4 p.l. (first blank), xv, [i], 55, [3] pp., [1] leaf (blank). Original white paper wrappers, title printed in black and red on front cover and spine, printer's device on back cover, in the original glassine dust jacket. In a (slightly worn and expertly repaired) cardboard slipcase of orange cloth covered with gilt paper and with orange ribbon pull (apparently a variant of the publisher's slipcase described in Slocum & Cahoon). With frontispiece portrait of the author by Constantin Brancusi, original tissue guard. Printed in red and black. Slocum & Cahoon A-36; Ransom, p. 111; The Artist and the Book 32. A minuscule chip to glassine at head and tail of spine, otherwise IN PRISTINE CONDITION. This is an immaculate copy of the second separately published excerpt from "Finnegans Wake" (preceded by "Anna Livia Plurabelle"), a work clearly reminiscent of avant-garde Paris in the 1920s. The text is by one of the great Modernist writers, the illustration is by a leading abstract artist, and the printing is by a private press founded by two American expatriates, Harry and Caresse Crosby, who were part of the literary circle that included F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Gertrude Stein. This is the only book illustration by Brancusi (1876-1957)--a sculptor who did very little graphic work--listed in "The Artist and the Book," which notes that the portrait is "as abstract as the text." This was one of the last books printed at the Black Sun Press during Harry Crosby's lifetime; he committed suicide in December 1929 (Caresse Crosby continued the enterprise after his death).

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        Svenska konstsamlingarnas historia. Från Gustav Vasas tid till våra dagar. I. Gustav Vasa - Kristina. II. Karl X Gustav - Adolf Fredrik. III. Gustav III - Karl XIII. Mit einer Zusammenfassung in deutscher Sprache.

      Stockholm, 1929- Tre volymer, 236 +(3); 254 + (2); 196 + (3) s. Illustrerade med planscher. Halvskinnband med fem upphöjda bind, övre guldsnitt och marmorerade pärmar (Nordiska Bokhandeln, Stockholm). 30 X 24,5 cm. Exlibris (Harald Wahlby).. Tryckt i 200 numrerade exemplar, varav detta är nr 83

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        THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD

      David McKay Company Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1929. ONE OF 775 COPIES SIGNED BY THE ARTIST, including 575 for England (ours being #95 of the 200 copies for America). A Very Fine Untrimmed, Largely Unopened Copy 267 x 206 mm (10 1/2 x 8 1/8"). Very attractive red three-quarter morocco (stamp-signed "Putnams" along front turn-in), raised bands, spine handsomely gilt in compartments formed by plain and decorative rules, quatrefoil centerpiece surrounded by densely scrolling cornerpieces, sides and endleaves of rose-colored linen, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed and mostly UNOPENED. 12 COLOR PLATES BY RACKHAM (including the frontispiece) as well as five full-page and several smaller illustrations in the text. Hudson, p. 171; Latimore & Haskell, p. 65. Front board with insignificant small, round spot to cloth, but A VERY FINE COPY, UNUSUALLY BRIGHT AND CLEAN INSIDE AND OUT, with almost no signs of use.

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        "This Day in History - Orpheus Invents the Recital, February, 10, 5287 B. C."

      n.p. 1929 n.p., 1929. Published in "Musical America", February 10, 1929. 13 x 10 inches (sight). Watercolor illustration on board, signed lower left. Framed and matted . Lively, whimsical scene of of musician in a leopard skin toga surrounded by all the animals of the jungle, including a monkey with progamme in hand making a shushing gesture, and a glowering lion. Irvin was the first art editor of the New Yorker magazine and created its first cover and many others. Most of his original art was donated to institutions and rarely comes on the market. "The invaluable Irvin, artist, ex-actor, wit, and sophisticate about town and country, did more to develop the style and excellence of The New Yorker's drawings and covers than anyone else, and was the main and shining reason that the magazine's comic art in the first two years was far superior to its humorous prose" - James Thurber

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        100 x Paris

      Verlag der Reihe Berlin-Westend: Verlag der Reihe. 1929. First. First edition. Small quarto. 100 photo-engraved plates. Minor dampstains at the extremities, else near fine in a tattered, poor dustwrapper. Housed in a cloth custom clamshell case. Lengthy Inscription by Krull to Stefan Lorant in German. At the time both photographers were already well-known for their work in photography, film, and photojournalism. With the rise of Nazism, Krull moved to Monte Carlo, then Africa, and finally Southeast Asia after the war, while Lorant emigrated to England (where he co-founded Picture Post) and then America. Rare in jacket, and with a magnificent association linking two of the most important photographers of the time. .

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        Kensington, South Prospect Park & Borough Park: Vol. 10A of 29 Atlases of Insurance Maps for Brooklyn

      Sanborn Map Company New York: Sanborn Map Company, 1929. hardcover. very good. Atlas. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Massive elephant folio. Decorative calligraphic titles, indices, and key maps. Contains a set of 76 detailed maps of southern Brooklyn along with changes recorded on paste-on correction slips through 1973. Quarter leather binding with gilt title on front and spine. Tear to spine and lower right corner of original protective canvas cover. This volume includes the terminus of Prospect Expressway, the underground route of the Long Island Railroad and Old Washington Cemetery. The Sanborn map collection consists of a uniform series of large scale maps, dating from 1867 to the present depicting the commercial, industrial, and residential sections of some twelve thousand cities and towns in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The maps were designed to assist fire insurance agents in determining the degree of hazard associated with a particular property and therefore show the size, shape and construction of dwellings, commercial buildings, and factories as well as fire walls locations of windows and doors, sprinkler systems, and types of roofs. The maps also indicate widths and names of streets, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. They show locations of water mains, giving their dimensions, and of fire alarm boxes and hydrants. Sanborn maps are an unrivaled source of information about the structure and use of buildings in American Cities. The collection includes some fifty thousand editions of fire insurance maps comprising an estimated seven hundred thousand individual sheets. The Library of Congress holdings represent the largest extant collection of maps produced by the Sanborn Map Company. The majority of the maps were acquired by the Library through copyright deposit, but the collection was substantially enriched in 1967 when the Bureau of the Census transferred to the Library of Congress a complete set. The 1,899 loose-leaf binders were particularly noteworthy because they included later editions than those previously acquired by the Library. The Bureau of the Census set of maps had been regularly updated by printed, paste-on corrections supplied by the Sanborn Map Company, whereas the Library of Congress copies were retained in the form in which they were copyrighted.

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        Gymnadenia.

      Oslo, H. Aschehoug & Co, 1929. 432 s. Fint priv. håndb. skinnbd. Ryggdekor i gull. Orig. omsl. og ryggstripe medbundet. (Sign. Axel Knudsen)

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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... Hardcover. Very Good. Signed by Author(s) 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.

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        Uber die Entropieverminderung in einem thermodynamischen System bei Eingriffen intelligenter Wesen

      1929. First edition. Fine/No Dust Jacket. Relationship of Information to the Physical World Szilard, Leo (1898-1964). ?er die Entropieverminderung in einem thermodynamischen System bei Eingriffen intelligenter Wesen. In Zeitschrift f?hysik 53 (1929): 840-856. Whole volume. vii, 889pp. Text illustrations. 223 x 152 mm. Library buckram. Fine. Embossed library stamp of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Mount Wilson Laboratory on the front free endpaper, library call number on spine. Boxed. First Edition of the founding document of information theory. In "?er die Entropieverminderung in einem thermodynamischen System bei Eingriffen intelligenter Wesen" [On the reduction of entropy in a thermodynamic system by the intervention of intelligent beings], Szilard described a theoretical model that served both as a heat engine and an information engine, establishing the relationship between information (manipulation and transmission of bits) and thermodynamics (manipulation and transfer of energy and entropy). He was one of the first to show that "Nature seems to talk in terms of information" (Seife, Decoding the Universe, p. 77). In his paper Szilard addressed the problem of "Maxwell's demon," a thought experiment posed by James Clerk Maxwell in his Theory of Heat (1871) as a challenge to the second Law of Thermodynamics. This law states that the entropy of an isolated system not in equilibrium will tend to increase over time, reaching its maximum level at equilibrium. Maxwell speculated that "if we conceive of a being whose faculties are so sharpened that he can follow every molecule in its course, such a being, whose attributes are as essentially finite as our own, would be able to do what is impossible to us. For we have seen that molecules in a vessel full of air at uniform temperature are moving with velocities by no means uniform, though the mean velocity of any great number of them, arbitrarily selected, is almost exactly uniform. Now let us suppose that such a vessel is divided into two portions, A and B, by a division in which there is a small hole, and that a being, who can see the individual molecules, opens and closes this hole, so as to allow only the swifter molecules to pass from A to B, and only the slower molecules to pass from B to A. He will thus, without expenditure of work, raise the temperature of B and lower that of A, in contradiction to the second law of thermodynamics." Maxwell's demon exploits the random, statistical nature of matter in order to decrease entropy in a closed system without any expenditure of energy-a state of affairs that is physically impossible. Recognizing the flaw in Maxwell's concept, Szilard countered the earlier physicist's challenge as follows: "Szilard realized that the act of measuring the position of the atom (or in the Maxwell case, the speed of an incoming atom) must, in some way, increase the entropy of the universe, counteracting the demon's reduction of the universe's entropy. When a demon performs a measurement, he is getting an answer to a question: Is the atom on the right side of the box or the left side of the box? Is the atom hot or cold? Should I open a shutter or not? So a measurement is an extraction of information from the particle. That information does not come for free. Something about that information-either extracting it or processing it-would increase the entropy of the universe. In fact, Szilard calculated that the "cost" of that information was a certain amount of useful energy-more precisely, kT log 2 joules for every bit of information, where T is the temperature of the room that the demon is in and k is the same constant that Boltzmann used in his entropy equation" (Seife, Decoding the Universe [2007], pp. 78-79). One of the most brilliant thinkers of the twentieth century, Szilard is best known for his work in nuclear physics: he conceived the idea of a nuclear chain reaction in 1933, filed a patent for a simple nuclear reactor in 1934, and collaborated with Fermi in the first demonstration of a chain reaction in 1942. In 1939 Szilard wrote a confidential letter to President Roosevelt outlining the possibility of nuclear weapons; this letter, co-signed by Einstein, led directly to the foundation of the Manhattan Project. Szilard worked on the Manhattan Project during the Second World War, but opposed the use of the atomic bomb as a weapon of destruction, instead advocating for a demonstration of the bomb's power in the hope that the mere threat of such a weapon would force Germany and Japan to surrender. Horrified by the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Szilard turned from nuclear physics to biology after the war, and became an outspoken opponent of nuclear proliferation.

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        Toad of Toad Hall

      UK Methuen 1929. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION No 37 of 200 copies signed by both A A Milne and Kenneth Grahame.A Lovely copy of a play from Kenneth Grahame's 'The Wind in the Willows with many pages uncut FINE in a FINE DW which is Chipped to the top

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        TOAD OF TOAD HALL

      1929. 1. MILNE,A.A. TOAD OF TOAD HALL: a play from Kenneth Grahame's "The Wind In The Willows". Lond: Methuen (1929). 4to, (7 1/4 x 9"), cloth backed boards, fine in dust wrapper and custom 1/4 leather box (dw lightly soiled with narrow 1" chip off front panel and sl. frayed and spine ends) LIMITED TO ONLY 200 COPIES NUMBERED AND SIGNED BY MILNE AND KENNETH GRAHAME! A beautiful copy of a very scarce book, generally found in grubby condition.

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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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        La rebellión de las masas.

      Madrid, Revista de Occidente, 1929. 8vo. Uncut in original printed wrappers. Spine defective at bottom w. a bit of loss. Minor loss to upper capital. A bit of brownspotting. Lacking front free end-paper. 322, (11) pp.. The important first edition, first issue (1929 on title-page and copyright-page) of José Ortega y Gasset's foreshadowing main work, which analyzes the power and actions of the masses in society.José Ortega y Gasset (1883 - 1955) was a Spanish philosopher, originally schooled by Jesuit priests in Malaga. He studied philosophy in Madrid, where he received a doctorate and afterwards continued his studies at several universities in Germany, where he became influenced by Neo-Kantianism. In 1909 he became professor of Psychology, Logic and Ethics in Madrid, and in 1929 he published the work that later made him internationally famous, his "The Revolt of the Masses".In this monumental work, which is probably ahead of its time and first becomes fully appreciated much later, José Ortega y Gasset sets out to examine the political and social crisis of Europe. He traces this crisis back to democracy, which has the virtue of bestowing equality upon equals, but the vice of also bestowing equality upon unequals. According to Ortega, the widespread distribution of social power to the masses is what lies at the root of the crisis of Western civilization; he writes critically about the "mass-men", describing the primitivism and barbarianism that he sees in these men that constitute the masses in society, and defines them as those, for whom the specific target is the bourgeois educated man, who falsely thinks that he owns, knows and governs all and everyone. The "mass-man", however, does not belong to any specific social class, and he is here analyzed as the certain type of European, that he is, who behaves in a certain respect towards the specific civilization, into which he has been born. He is an average man unwilling to demand anything from himself, who considers himself the equal of everyone else. Thus, the "revolt of the masses" is viewed as the outcome of "hyperdemocracy". By "hyperdemocracy", Ortega means a form of government which allows power to be less evenly distributed throughout society, leading to the degradation and fall of culture. Ortega sees (civilized) human society as something that is per definition aristocratic, and so, a society, in which the masses rule, is a society devoid of civilization, -a society in which the mass destroys everything that is different, individual, select, excellent and qualified. This "mass" constitutes an un-intellectual core of society that drags the rest of society with it in its demand for equality, -equality by the lowest common denominator. It is not surprising that this seminal work with its surprising theses, which were probably not fully understood at the time of its appearance, becomes more and more important as we proceed into the 21st century. Not only society as such can be viewed under the scope of Ortega's "hyperdemocracy", but society-bearing institutions such as universities fall under the same spell, and for many intellectuals of the universities, not only throughout Europe but also in America, Ortega's "The Revolt of the Masses" has come to provide the explanation for how the universities have developed into centers for mediocre learning that seem to be governed by the idea of equality and toleration on the expense of excellence and cultivation of reason and intellect. José Ortega y Gasset was not only an important and influential intellectual thinker, he also directly influenced society and politics in Spain. Under the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera (1923-1936), he led the republican intellectual opposition, and when King Alfonso XIII was overthrown in 1931, he played a not insignificant role. He was also a leader of the parliamentary group of intellectuals "In the service of the republic", and he became the civil governor of Madrid as well as the founder of the Institute of Humanities

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        Aux flancs du vase. paris, pour les membres de l'association grolier, 1929.

      Cm. 34, pp. 158 (8). Con 53 illustrazioni incise su rame e colorate di Paul Sieffert nel testo e su tavole a piena pagina (tra cui l'antiporta). Bross. orig. ill. a colori. con velina protettiva e custodia in cart. marmorizzato. Ben conservato. Pregevole pubblicazione stampata su carta distinta in soli 165 esemplari numerati per i membri dell'associazione Grolier; il presente porta il n. 40 ed è dedicato a Monsieur Ernest Braillard. L'iconografia di Sieffert è un chiaro esempio di Art Nouveau.

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        The World Crisis. The Aftermath. [Third Impression]. IN UNCLIPPED DUST-WRAPPER

      Thornton Butterworth, [1929]. Roy. 8vo., Third Impression, with 4 folding maps (2 coloured) on japon and 4 full-page maps in the text, some light offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers, front blank preliminary lightly spotted; navy blue cloth, upper board blocked and lettered in blind, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped d/w, the latter generally and lightly age-soiled, and with minor loss (just affecting lettering) at head of backstrip.Published three months after the first edition.This scarce work, complete in itself, is either the fourth of fifth volume of The World Crisis depending on your point of view as to the numbering system (see below).'The World Crisis', Churchill's masterly history of the Great War, is bedevilled by an irritating numbering problem. Since the third volume is in two parts a complete set comprises five logical volumes in six physical volumes. Thus the last two volumes (The Aftermath and The Eastern Front) are constantly referred to as four and five (Woods and most other bibliographies) or five and six (as indicated by the publisher on backstrips).Early issues are very scarce in the d/w.Woods, A31(a).

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        Life And Strange Surprizing Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe Of York Mariner SIGNED COPY BY THE ILLUSTRATOR

      Haslewood Books, UK, 1929. First Edition. Signed by Illustrator. Binding: Hardcover. Illustrator: E McKnight Kauffer. Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. 'Of this edition, printed at the Glasgow University Press by Messrs. Robert MacLehose & Co Ltd. on all-rag paper, 535 numbered copies have been issued. This copy is not numbered but at the limitation statement there is a personal inscription and signature by the illustrator, E. McKnight Kauffer, which reads 'This copy is for Carroll with love and best wishes from Ted - E. McKnight Kauffer November 1929.' 'The text has been edited by Kathleen Campbell, B. Litt., on principles explained in the Editorial Note at the end of the volume.' Book - in Good Plus original blue boards and silver lettering to spine and illustration to the front board - some irregular fading to the boards and some marking, light wear to the extreme corners and extreme corners of the top and bottom of the spine. Contents, all 8 full page colour illustrations present, clean and correct. Some browning to the free front and rear end paper, previous owner's name and address to the rear paste down 'Miss C Beddingdon, 38 Lansdowne Road, Holland Park, aged 7 years - presumably the 'Carroll' who the McKnight dedicated it to, at it is one of a collection of signed books we obtained from the library of Jack Bennington;famed for his numerous contacts in the arts both during his time working for Shell, where he commissioned many works from artists he admired and later during the war when he was head of film at the Ministry of Information. Otherwise clean and tightly bound. A unique copy SIGNED & DEDICATED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR. of this collectable edition of Defoe's classic story. Size: 10.25 inches tall by 7.75 inches. 336 rough trimmed pages. The Illustrations, 8 full page coloured plates, to this edition of Robinson Crusoe are the work of E. McKnight Kauffer. They have been coloured by hand by the pochoir process. They have protective tissues which have wear to their edges. The illustrations can be found at the frontispiece and pages 14, 52, 116, 150, 226, 240 & 302. Illustrator: E McKnight Kauffer. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Signed by Illustrator. Inventory No: 6075.

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        FAIRY CARAVAN

      1929. 1. POTTER,BEATRIX. THE FAIRY CARAVAN. Philadelphia: David McKay (1929). 8vo, 225p., green cloth, pictorial paste-on, AS NEW IN DUST WRAPPER (dust wrapper with the most minor edge wear else Fine). 1st U.S. ed. (probably preceding the British). After Potter finished her Peter Rabbit series it was her intention to stop writing. It was only with the persuasion of her American publisher, Alexander McKay, that she agreed to write this book meant only for the American market. Illustrated 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. This is a magnificent copy with the dw clean, white and bright, rare thus.

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        The Palace of Pleasure With an Introduction by Hamish Miles

      London: The Cresset Press 1929 London: The Cresset Press, 1929. (CRESSET PRESS) COPY NUMBER ONE of only 30 numbered copies on hand-made paper. 4 vols., 4to (11 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.; 292 x 190 mm). Pochoir frontispiece in each volume, numerous headpieces all by Douglas Percy Bliss. Illustrations by Douglas Percy Bliss. With 105 original signed drawings (including 8 full-page hand colored drawings for frontispieces). Bound in original vellum. Later slipcases, mounted drawings housed in folding box to match. Ransom, Selective Checklists: pp. 7-8 . Together with all 105 original signed drawings, those for the frontispieces hand-colored, together with a separate proof for each of the frontispieces, hand-colored and signed by the artist, the majority of the headpieces mounted in groups of three. All matted and housed in a custom vellum clamshell case with a latch

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        The Bride's House

      Brentano's New York: Brentano's. (1929). First. First edition, preceding the trade edition. Bookplate on the front fly, moderate darkening to the spine, and a slight scuff on the rear board, near fine in vellum with gilt lettering and decoration as issued. Copy 108 of 200 numbered copies Signed by the author. Original calling card from the publisher laid in, signed by Brentano's sales person. A nice copy of the author's only limited edition, her second acknowledged book, after She Walks in Beauty, and her repudiated first novel Whither. .

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        Some Remarks on Logical Form. [In: Knowledge, Experience, Realism. The Symposia Read at the Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association at the University College, Nottingham, July 12th-15th, 1929. Aristotelian Society. Supplementary Volume IX. - entire volume present].

      London, 1929. 8vo. Original full blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Wear to capitals, corners, and extremities. Light traces from removed library-label to lower spine. Library stamps from New College Library, Oxford to front free end-paper and armorial bookplate from "Collegium Novum Oxon" to inside of front board. A little loose. Pencil-annotations to some of the papers (by Ryle, Mabbott, Price - and to the Wittgenstein-Paper, but as opposed to the annotations in the other papers, the ones here are solely corrections of spelling and language), and a pencil-correction to Wittgenstein's name in the contents-list, where his first name initial is erroneously stated as "F.". Pp. [162]-171, illustr. with tables. [Entire volume: III, (1), 225 pp.].. First printing of the only academic paper ever published by Ludwig Wittgenstein, one of only three publications in Wittgenstein's life-time, the others being his "Tractatus" (1921), and his "other book", the school-dictionary that he published in 1926. As far as we are aware, no offprint of the present Wittgenstein-paper is known. "Some Remarks on Logical Form" marks the transition period between his two major phases represented by 'Tractatus' and 'Philosophical Investigations': "the key to understanding the transition in Wittgenstein's thought is his 1929 essay "Some Remarks on Logical Form". "In the space of a few pages in this remarkable document, Wittgenstein offers his first and only attempt to apply the abstract principles of logical analysis posited in Tractatus to experiental phenomena. Yet, because Wittgenstein disowned the essay, its merits have been overlooked and underappreciated by many commentators. The fact that [the present work] tries to carry forward the Tractatus analysis of complex to simpler facts, the precise way in which the effort fails, and the fact that Wittgenstein recognized the essay's defects and refused to read it to a philosophical audience, far from being an excuse to ignore the work, suggests that it deserves the most careful attention as an episode of major significance in the transition from Wittgenstein's early to later philosophy." (Jacquette, Wittgenstein's Thought in Transition, P. XIII). "the key to understanding the transition in Wittgenstein's thought is his 1929 essay "Some Remarks on Logical Form," which is reprinted in this book. Wittgenstein disowned the essay, then came to see its failure as refuting his early theory altogether and began to investigate the requirements of meaning with a new method that resulted in the characteristic innovations of his later period.""In 1920 Wittgenstein, now divorced from philosophy (having, to his mind, solved all philosophical problems in the Tractatus), gave away his part of his family's fortune and pursued several "professions" (gardener, teacher, architect, etc.) in and around Vienna. It was only in 1929 that he returned to Cambridge to resume his philosophical vocation, after having been exposed to discussions on the philosophy of mathematics and science with members of the Vienna Circle. During these first years in Cambridge his conception of philosophy and its problems underwent dramatic changes that are recorded in several volumes of conversations, lecture notes, and letters. Sometimes termed the 'middle Wittgenstein', this period heralds a rejection of dogmatic philosophy, including both traditional works and the Tractatus itself." (SEP)When Wittgenstein returned to Cambridge in 1929, he did so initially with the limited objective of fixing up certain remaining difficulties in the Tractatus. The problem that concerned him at this point stemmed from the central thesis of the book according to which all logical relations between propositions are explicable in terms of their truth-functional composition out of simpler ones. Wittgenstein had discussed a number of apparent counterexamples to that thesis in the Tractatus, but by 1929 he had concluded that he had failed to resolve the difficulty. How was one to account for the fact that the propositions "This surface is red" and "This surface is green" are incompatible when they are taken to refer to the same whole surface at a given moment? They certainly did not seem to be truth-functionally complex. The "color exclusion" problem thus presented a potentially damaging problem for a central element of the Tractatus philosophy and it was this problem that Wittgenstein was determined to solve when he returned to Cambridge. (Cambridge Companion to Wittgenstein, P. 15)

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