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        THE PALGRAVE MUMMY

      New York: Payson & Clarke Ltd, 1929. First edition. Cloth just a bit dusty, a nearly fine copy in nearly fine pictorial dust jacket (illustrated by Tony Hughes) with faint vertical crease at center of spine panel and a couple of small insect holes along rear flap fold. (18576). Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-265 [266: colophon], original orange cloth, spine panel stamped in black. A weird mystery thriller with murder seemingly committed by supernatural means. Bleiler (1978), p. 157. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Hubin (1994), p. 642.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        The Indian Wars of Pennsylvania; An Account of the Indian Events, in Pennsylvania, of the French & Indian War, Pontiac's War, Lord Dunmore's War, the Revolutionary War and the Indian Uprisings from 1789 to 1795; Tragedies of the Pennsylvania Frontier, Based Primarily on the Penna. Archives and Colonial Records

      Harrisburg: The Telegraph Press, 1929. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Inscribed by Sipe on the first blank and with a typed letter signed by Sipe loosely inserted. First edition, 1929. Red cloth hardcover with gilt titles on the front cover and spine, 793 pp., illustrated, map in pocket on rear pastedown, clean unmarked text, Very Good copy, bookplate on the front pastedown, light wear to the edges of some pages, soiling and discoloration to the pages and to the page-edges, some discoloration to the covers, mellowing to the title on the spine, wear to the covers including some rubbing to the tips, no dust jacket. Rare signed like this.

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        Between the Desert and the Sea.

      1929 - London and Edinburgh, Marshall, Morgan and Scott, in Association with Algiers Mission Band in Croydon, [1929]. 4to. Publisher's original cloth in original dust-wrapper; pp. 63; 16 colour plates; wrapper with short tears, a near-fine copy. Sole edition. The author's impressions of Algiers, illustrated with charming plates. Isabella Lilias Trotter (1853-1928) was an artist, befriended with Ruskin, and Protestant missionary in Algeria, trying to understand Muslim Algerian ways of life and intellectual concepts in order to spread Christianity. In 2015, Oxvision Films released a feature-length documentary, Many Beautiful Things: The Life and Vision of Lilias Trotter. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Winnie the Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner, Now We Are Six, When We Were Very Young

      Methuen, UK 1929 - The Classic Quartet of Books about Pooh. All editions date from 1926 to 1929 and have been recently bound in three quarter calf leather and hand marbled boards. Winnie the Pooh is a 8th edition 1929, The House at Pooh Corner is a 3rd edition 1929, Now We Are Six is a 5th ediiton 1929, When We Were Very Young is a 13th ediitn 1926. Books are fine and very bright. Inscription to one volume. Contents are very good. A very nice set of books. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Fairy Caravan

      David McKay, Philadelphia 1929 - Illustrated by Potter with 6 color plates and 20 in b/w, plus 42 smaller vignettes within the text. 225 pages. 8vo, original green cloth with inset color pictorial label (one small abrasion partially degrading the "e" in "Beatrix"). Philadelphia: David McKay, (1929). Limited first American edition -- number 99 of only 100 copies, with limitation and signature on a thin parchment leaf. A clean, tight and near fine copy. Illustrated by Potter with 6 color plates and 20 in b/w, plus 42 smaller vignettes within the text. 225 pages. 8vo, original green cloth with inset color pictorial label (one small abrasion partially degrading the "e" in "Beatrix"). Philadelphia: David McKay, (1929). Limited first American edition -- number 99 of only 100 copies, with limitation and signature on a thin parchment leaf. A clean, tight and near fine copy. This is the last of Potter's major works. She had finished the Peter Rabbit series, and was writing only for her own amusement, but was persuaded by the Philadelphia publisher Alexander McKay that she should write again for the public. Potter decided to target only the American market with this work, worried that the stories involved were too personal or too local to the Lake District for the British public. Alongside the American trade edition, a run of 100 copies were produced separately for her American friends and as gifts to be distributed at the discretion of the publisher, each with a limitation sheet signed by the author, and this is one of those extremely scarce autographed editions. It is the only limited/signed edition of any Beatrix Potter story ever produced. See Linder, "The Writings of Beatrix Potter," pp. 292-305. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Rievocazioni e riflessioni di guerra I: La battaglia d'arresto al Piave ed al Grappa - II: L'armata del Grappa - La battaglia difensiva del giugno 1918 (Studio sul diario personale del Comandante) - III: L'armata del Grappa - La battaglia offensiva dell'ottobre 1918 (Studio sul diario person

      Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S. p. A. - Milano, 1929. ITALIANO 2 Tre volumi degli anni '30 in buono stato, coperta illustrata in tessuto, illustrazione di Cisari, caratteri ed elementi grafici dorati in bassorilievo su piatto anteriore e dorso, bordo e punte appena sfregati, tracce di sporco, fioritura sparsa, alcune ammaccature, tagli e margini delle pagine poco bruniti, I volume con cerniera lievemente danneggiata. III tavole inserite nel I volume, VI nel II volume, II nel III volume, tutte fuori formato, ben piegate, con cartine a colori. I, II e III volume della serie Rievocazioni e riflessioni di guerra, all'interno della Collezione Italiana di diari, memorie studi e documenti per servire alla storia della guerra del mondo, diretta da Angelo Gatti. USATO

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        ZUR EINHEITLICHEN FELDTHEORIE SONDERABDRUCK AUS DEN SITZUNGSBERICHTEN DER PREUSSICHEN AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN PHYS.-MATH. KLASSE 1929. I.

      Berlin: Walter de Gruyter U. Co, 1929. Offprint. FOR UNIFIED FIELD THEORY SPECIALLY PRINTED FROM THE MEETING REPORTS OF THE PRUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES PHYS.-MATH. CLASS 1929. I Quarto; 8 pp. in orange wrappers, saddle-stitched, black titles; VG+; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; First edition of the author's rare offprint, representing a new and critical development in the unified field theory; a problem which preoccupied Einstein for the last three decades of his life. Einstein's general theory of relativity necessitated a pluralistic explanation of the universe, which he had not yet fully resolved. Although he judges his solution as premature in this paper, it stands as his single most important statement on the subject. -TEXT IN GERMAN. Consignment. Shelved in Case #0. Rockville Non-Retail Listings.

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

      The Black Sun Press, Paris 1929 - Original printed wraps in glassine wrapper and original red suede and gold paper slipcase; printed under the direction of Harry and Caresse Crosby at their Black Sun Press. Copy #82 of only 100 (of a total edition of 650) numbered copies printed on Japanese Vellum and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Illustrated with an abstract portrait of the author by Brancusi, the only example of a graphic made for a book by the sculptor. With a preface by C. K. Ogden. The second separately published portion (preceded by ANNA LIVIA PLURABELLE) of what would become FINNEGANS WAKE. Two pages in the preface bound out of order but present and complete. Glassine wrapper lacks the spine. About Fine in a Near Fine example of the fragile original slipcase which has short splits at the edges [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Little Caesar.

      New York: Lincoln MacVeagh/ The Dial Press, 1929. First edition of Burnett's classic novel, which has inspired generations of gangster films. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Mrs. Brown with best wishes of W.R. Burnett." In near fine condition with light rubbing, clipping of a picture of the author and his wife to the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom clamshell box. First editions of Little Caesar signed and inscribed are rare. Little Caesar was the basis for the 1929 film bearing the same name directed by Mervyn LeRoy, and starring Edward G. Robinson, Glenda Farrell, and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. It was Robinson's breakthrough role and immediately made him a major film star. It is often listed as one of the first full-fledged gangster films and continues to be well received by critics.

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        Our Exagmination Round His Factification for Incamination of Work in Progress

      Shakespeare & Company 1929 - Samuel Beckett's first published work, written when he was 23 years old. An acolyte of Joyce, he contributed the first essay in this volume of essays about what would become Finnegan's Wake. It's also been rumored that he was, essentially, the volume's editor. This edition is one of 96 copies of the first printing. The spine has some damage, there is substantial tanning to what was once a cream-colored spine, and there is some chipping to the fragile soft cover. The title page is uncut. Please see photos to judge other damage to this 90-year-old volume. This volume comes in a gray cardboard clamshell, original with with the publication. In addition, it is housed in a sturdy black linen-covered clamshell custom made by Ursus Books, New York. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The R. B. Adam Library Relating to Dr. Samuel Johnson and His Era. Volumes 1 -2 -3

      Buffalo / London / New York: Oxford University Press / R. B. Adam, 1929. First Edition 1st Printing. Blue Cloth, Gilt. Near Fine Books/Very Good Dustjackets. 11" x 8 1/2" x 5 1/4. Plates. Three Volumes In Original Blue Cloth, Gilt Lettering And Rules, Top Edge Gilt, Deckled Edges. In The Original Dust Jackets, Lightly Worn, Spines Sunned With A Few Damp Spots, A Few 1/8" Chips At Top And Bottom Of Spine Of Vol. 2, 3" Closed Tear Down The Rear Spine Edge Of Vol 1. No Names Or Marks. International Postage At Insured Usps Priority Mail Box Rate.

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        Eigh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit Unterschrift "Alexandre Glazounow".

      Paris 1 11 1929 - 1 Seite, quer-kl-8. - Auf beschnittenem Notenpapier mit kaum sichtbarem Mittelbug. Incipit (2 Takte) seiner 1901 entstandenen Klaviersonate Nr. 1 in b-moll (op. 74), hier abweichend vom Druck mit "Moderato" (statt mit "Allegro moderato") bezeichnet und auf nur einem System notiert.

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        Premier semestre.

      Bruxelles Editions de la revue Varietes 1929 - Limited edition. 4to (30 x 20 cm). 4 original photographs with tissue guards, all captioned, text on green paper, justification page. Soft wrappers in green iridescent calf, ovoid eye in silver calf with '1929' in dark grey curved figures in relief bordered with large false eyelash, binders mark [Jean de Gonet, 2003) on upper cover, navy blue suede endpapers, housed in black box with navy blue suede lining, silver lettered on calf spine. A very rare erotic work in a magnificent binding by Jean de Gonet. A year after its creation in 1928, the Belgian magazine Variétés began to experience financial difficulties. Then-director Paul-Gustave Van Hecke, who had done a great deal to promote the work of Belgian avant-garde artists, decided that the best way to save the magazine would be to publish an erotic book featuring his own poetry. Thus the present work, which contains four original pornographic photographs by Man Ray, each captioned with a season and accompanied by the poetry of Benjamin Peret and Louis Aragon, was born. In one of the scenes, the woman depicted is clearly Man Ray's lover, Kiki de Montparnasse. The 1929 edition is extremely rare, as many copies were seized and destroyed by French customs officers on their delivery to Paris. The present copy was displayed as part of the Tate Modern's exhibition Surrealism: desire unbound in 2001, then at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2002 (p. 336 in the exhibition catalogue), though it had yet to be bound at that time. This copy on green paper is probably unique, as it was not included in the justification print run, which was limited to 215 copies. P. Pia, Les Livres de l'enfer, II, col. 868. -- M. Parr et G. Badger, Le Livre de photographies : une Histoire. Phaidon, 2007. -- L'Enfer de la bibliothèque. Éros au secret. B.n.F., 2007, n° 243, p. 421. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Vicar of Wakefield. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

      - Philadelphia: McKay, [1929]. 4to, 231 pp. with 12 full page color illustrations and 22 black and white as well as pictorial end papers. Blue boards in pictorial dust jacket, cloth bright, pages clean, dustjacket with a few small closed tears and one larger closed tear to the front panel (repaired), in the original box (a bit worn). First American trade edition. Scarce in the original decorated box. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Vicar of Wakefield

      London: George G. Harrap, 1929. 4to. 12 color plates by Arthur Rackham. Original gilt-lettered and -decorated vellum, decorated endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. A near-fine copy with covers gently bowed and lightly sunned, small stain on spine. LIMITED DELUXE EDITION, number 92 of 375 copies of the English issue from an edition of 575.

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        The Vicar of Wakefield Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

      4to. Philadelphia: McKay, [1929]. 4to, 231 pp. with 12 full page color illustrations and 22 black and white as well as pictorial end papers. Blue boards in pictorial dust jacket, cloth bright, pages clean, dustjacket with a few small closed tears and one larger closed tear to the front panel (repaired), in the original box (a bit worn). First American trade edition. Scarce in the original decorated box.

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        Neujahrsgruß von Gotthard und Nelly Laske. Signierte Originallithograhie von Alfred Kubin.

      Blattformat: 22x16,5 cm Bildgröße: 16,3x10,4 cm. Druck der Graphik auf Japan-Bütten. Lose eingelegt ist die von Kubin signierte Graphik in einem bedruckten ('Prosit Neujahr 1929' Klappumschlag. Der Umschlag lichtrandig, die Graphik tadellos. Fine copy. One original handsigned graphic by Kubin. Very rare. Gotthard Laske (1882-1936 Selbstmord) war Berliner Bibliophiler, Mäzen vieler Schriftsteller und Auftraggeber einiger bibliophiler Arbeiten. Hier eine der seltenen Auftragsarbeiten. Näheres zu Laske siehe: Homeyer - Deutsche Juden als Bibliophilen und Antiquare, S.50. Die Fotos zeigen den Umschlag und die Graphik von Kubin. Wichtige Information: vom 23.10.2017 bis 30.10.2017 können Bestellungen zwar angenommen, jedoch nicht ausgeführt werden. In diesem Zeitraum bitte keine Zahlungen per Kreditkarte / Paypal vornehmen. Warten Sie eine Rechnung ab.

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        [Archive]: Correspondence and Photographs to a Metallurgical Engineer 1913-1929

      Kennecott, Alaska/Canaan, Connecticut/Cisco, Utah, 1929. Near Fine. A collection of 53 letters from 1913 to 1929 written to Lawrence Eddy, a metallurgist from Connecticut, while he was working at various mining sites. These letters are written by family members, friends, and his fiancee and later wife, Doane Loveland Peirce. All letters are near fine, some envelopes have small chips else very good, accompanied by 53 sepia and black and white gelatin silver photographs ranging in size between 3.5" x 2.5" and 5.5" x 3". The photographs are fine.Eddy was born March 18th, 1892 in Canaan, Connecticut where he lived for most of his life before moving to Alaska to pursue a carrier as a Metallurgical Engineer. He was the Mill Superintendent of the Kennecott Copper Corporation's plant in Kennecott, Alaska before going back home in 1919 to be the general superintendent of the Charcoal Iron Furnaces and Chemical Plant of the Barnum Richardson Company in Canaan. Several of the photos, apparently taken by Eddy, are of the mill in Alaska showing the dams, cranes, and workers. One photo shows him smiling with a group of men after a long day on the job. During this time, he received love letters from Peirce; "dearest if you were only here you'd be hugged and kissed til I am afraid you couldn't breathe." Signing off as his "little girl" or "Bee Wee" each letter expresses how much Peirce hated to be without him, "I have decided that is the best and only sensible way to get along, as long as you're not here, so I intend to think of you as little as possible from now on." In 1918, Eddy was a part of the World War I draft, "if you should have to go you'd have to marry me first, so I could go down and take care of you if you get shooted," a light-hearted message at the end of one of Peirce's letters. After the war, he returned home to Connecticut and married Peirce. Eddy's parents and his brother, Allerton Eddy, also wrote to him inquiring after his activities and reporting their own travels. The letters from his parents mostly describe their travels to Los Angeles and Honolulu, apologizing to him about being unable to visit, "we appreciate what you and Doane have written about stopping to visit you, but it doesn't seem meritable this time - much as we want to see you all." The letters from his brother Allerton are sent from his residence in Utah and are written to Eddy's parents; and then presumably they were then forwarded on to Lawrence Eddy. "Having just scraped the mud out of my hair, and had a bath and shave, and put on my new shirt, I can now write a letter without getting finger prints all over the paper." Allerton then proceeds to describe his work day on the oil rigs in Cisco (which in the last few decades has become an abandoned town). While the majority of the letters are affectionately written from family members, there are a few unpleasant letters from friends. One letter from an "Elizabeth," is of particular interest, stating her views on the war from a feminist viewpoint, "I was not surprised that you feel as you do about it, I haven't found a boy yet that agreed with me. It is the women and older men that I have talked to who think that war is too big a price to pay for almost anything... As for its being, 'born in a man to fight', as you say, perhaps that is so, but most people are trying to control the lower instincts that characterized the cave men, and are trying to go on and up to a higher kind of life." Another from an old friend, "Lawrence, if you care anything about our friendship of long standing, and wish to keep it alive at all, for goodness sake write me about something...For old friendship's sake be as honest with me as I have been with you and believe me as always." Apparently Eddy was a student of his profession, publishing an article on "Ammonia Leaching of Copper Ores," that was published in the 107th volume of The Engineering and Mining Journal in 1919. A substantial correspondence to a working metallurgist, and an interesting look back on the life of man and his strong connection with his family during the decades of 1910-1930.

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        Archive]: Correspondence and Photographs to a Metallurgical Engineer 1913-1929

      Kennecott, Alaska/Canaan, Connecticut/Cisco, Utah 1929 - A collection of 53 letters from 1913 to 1929 written to Lawrence Eddy, a metallurgist from Connecticut, while he was working at various mining sites. These letters are written by family members, friends, and his fiancee and later wife, Doane Loveland Peirce. All letters are near fine, some envelopes have small chips else very good, accompanied by 53 sepia and black and white gelatin silver photographs ranging in size between 3.5" x 2.5" and 5.5" x 3". The photographs are fine.Eddy was born March 18th, 1892 in Canaan, Connecticut where he lived for most of his life before moving to Alaska to pursue a carrier as a Metallurgical Engineer. He was the Mill Superintendent of the Kennecott Copper Corporation's plant in Kennecott, Alaska before going back home in 1919 to be the general superintendent of the Charcoal Iron Furnaces and Chemical Plant of the Barnum Richardson Company in Canaan. Several of the photos, apparently taken by Eddy, are of the mill in Alaska showing the dams, cranes, and workers. One photo shows him smiling with a group of men after a long day on the job. During this time, he received love letters from Peirce; "dearest if you were only here you'd be hugged and kissed til I am afraid you couldn't breathe." Signing off as his "little girl" or "Bee Wee" each letter expresses how much Peirce hated to be without him, "I have decided that is the best and only sensible way to get along, as long as you're not here, so I intend to think of you as little as possible from now on." In 1918, Eddy was a part of the World War I draft, "if you should have to go you'd have to marry me first, so I could go down and take care of you if you get shooted," a light-hearted message at the end of one of Peirce's letters. After the war, he returned home to Connecticut and married Peirce. Eddy's parents and his brother, Allerton Eddy, also wrote to him inquiring after his activities and reporting their own travels. The letters from his parents mostly describe their travels to Los Angeles and Honolulu, apologizing to him about being unable to visit, "we appreciate what you and Doane have written about stopping to visit you, but it doesn't seem meritable this time - much as we want to see you all." The letters from his brother Allerton are sent from his residence in Utah and are written to Eddy's parents; and then presumably they were then forwarded on to Lawrence Eddy. "Having just scraped the mud out of my hair, and had a bath and shave, and put on my new shirt, I can now write a letter without getting finger prints all over the paper." Allerton then proceeds to describe his work day on the oil rigs in Cisco (which in the last few decades has become an abandoned town). While the majority of the letters are affectionately written from family members, there are a few unpleasant letters from friends. One letter from an "Elizabeth," is of particular interest, stating her views on the war from a feminist viewpoint, "I was not surprised that you feel as you do about it, I haven't found a boy yet that agreed with me. It is the women and older men that I have talked to who think that war is too big a price to pay for almost anything. As for its being, 'born in a man to fight', as you say, perhaps that is so, but most people are trying to control the lower instincts that characterized the cave men, and are trying to go on and up to a higher kind of life." Another from an old friend, "Lawrence, if you care anything about our friendship of long standing, and wish to keep it alive at all, for goodness sake write me about something.For old friendship's sake be as honest with me as I have been with you and believe me as always." Apparently Eddy was a student of his profession, publishing an article on "Ammonia Leaching of Copper Ores," that was published in the 107th volume of The Engineering and Mining Journal in 1919. A substantial correspondence to a working metallurgist, and an interesting look back on the life of man and his strong connection wit

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        La Femme 100 Têtes. Avis au Lecteur par André Breton.

      Paris Editions de Carrefour 1929 - 4to (25 x 20 cm). No 371 of 900 limited edition copies. Title, justification, [4]pp. introduction by Andre Bréton, 147 plates after Max Ernst. Original green wrappers, cream wove endpapers, green morocco by D. H. Mercher dated 1991 (binder's mark and date) with collage playing card design inlaid on covers in plexiglass, matching green morocco chemise with woven paper covers, spine gilt lettered, housed in cream coloured slipcase. La Femme 100 Têtes was the first of three collage-novels by Max Ernst. The artist forges a universe of mystery, full of all the possibilities of the surreal, by culling the bourgeois interiors that pepper XIX century engravings and instead assembling images from several different illustrated works. This is a seminal and quintessential XX century work of art. The book was originally sold unbound, and this particular copy has been bound by the talented Daniel Henri Mercher, whose father Henri (1912-76) was also an innovative and creative binder who invented a method of mounting covers that allowed him to use any type of material that could be sanded, carved or polished. His particular favourite was plexiglass, as seen in this superb example. Dictionary of French bookbinders. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Hardy Boys: Hunting for Hidden Gold

      Grosset & Dunlap 1929 - EARLY PRINTING of Franklin W. Dixon¿s ¿The Hardy Boys: Hunting for Hidden Gold.¿ Published in New York by Grosset & Dunlap, 1929. Year on copyright page is 1928. Third printing according to Carpentieri guide. This is the fifth book in the Hardy Boys series, with seven Hardy Boys titles on the front DJ flap. Book fine except for slight bumping along spine edges. DJ good, piece missing and moderate tearing from front cover. Please note: the glare in the photos is from the protective bro-dart cover. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE PILGRIM ON THE EARTH.

      - 12 wood engravings in colour by Rene Ben Sussan. Translated by C. Bruerton. Pp. 124(last colophon, verso blank), coloured frontispiece and 11 plates, the title page printed in blue & black; narrow cr. 4to; full navy morocco, spine and upper board lettered in gilt, the boards slightly sprung and flecked, with a few tiny surface grazes; t.e.g.; small stain to fore-edge margin p. 60; The Blackamore Press, London, 1929. One of 25 numbered copies printed on Japan vellum and with an extra set of the engravings (of a total edition of 410). Ridler 4. *Printed at the Coulourna Press, Argenteuil, France. The extra suite of plates (loose within a lightly soiled paper folder) are all signed in pencil by the artist. Ridler calls for the extra plates without stating that they were signed.\lang1033 Born in America, Julian Green wrote primarily in French and was the first non-French national to be elected to the Acad\'e9mie francaise. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Archive]: Correspondence and Photographs to a Metallurgical Engineer 1913-1929

      Kennecott, Alaska/Canaan, Connecticut/Cisco, Utah, 1929. Near Fine. A collection of 53 letters from 1913 to 1929 written to Lawrence Eddy, a metallurgist from Connecticut, while he was working at various mining sites. These letters are written by family members, friends, and his fiancee and later wife, Doane Loveland Peirce. All letters are near fine, some envelopes have small chips else very good, accompanied by 53 sepia and black and white gelatin silver photographs ranging in size between 3.5" x 2.5" and 5.5" x 3". The photographs are fine.Eddy was born March 18th, 1892 in Canaan, Connecticut where he lived for most of his life before moving to Alaska to pursue a carrier as a Metallurgical Engineer. He was the Mill Superintendent of the Kennecott Copper Corporation's plant in Kennecott, Alaska before going back home in 1919 to be the general superintendent of the Charcoal Iron Furnaces and Chemical Plant of the Barnum Richardson Company in Canaan. Several of the photos, apparently taken by Eddy, are of the mill in Alaska showing the dams, cranes, and workers. One photo shows him smiling with a group of men after a long day on the job. During this time, he received love letters from Peirce; "dearest if you were only here you'd be hugged and kissed til I am afraid you couldn't breathe." Signing off as his "little girl" or "Bee Wee" each letter expresses how much Peirce hated to be without him, "I have decided that is the best and only sensible way to get along, as long as you're not here, so I intend to think of you as little as possible from now on." In 1918, Eddy was a part of the World War I draft, "if you should have to go you'd have to marry me first, so I could go down and take care of you if you get shooted," a light-hearted message at the end of one of Peirce's letters. After the war, he returned home to Connecticut and married Peirce. Eddy's parents and his brother, Allerton Eddy, also wrote to him inquiring after his activities and reporting their own travels. The letters from his parents mostly describe their travels to Los Angeles and Honolulu, apologizing to him about being unable to visit, "we appreciate what you and Doane have written about stopping to visit you, but it doesn't seem meritable this time - much as we want to see you all." The letters from his brother Allerton are sent from his residence in Utah and are written to Eddy's parents; and then presumably they were then forwarded on to Lawrence Eddy. "Having just scraped the mud out of my hair, and had a bath and shave, and put on my new shirt, I can now write a letter without getting finger prints all over the paper." Allerton then proceeds to describe his work day on the oil rigs in Cisco (which in the last few decades has become an abandoned town). While the majority of the letters are affectionately written from family members, there are a few unpleasant letters from friends. One letter from an "Elizabeth," is of particular interest, stating her views on the war from a feminist viewpoint, "I was not surprised that you feel as you do about it, I haven't found a boy yet that agreed with me. It is the women and older men that I have talked to who think that war is too big a price to pay for almost anything... As for its being, 'born in a man to fight', as you say, perhaps that is so, but most people are trying to control the lower instincts that characterized the cave men, and are trying to go on and up to a higher kind of life." Another from an old friend, "Lawrence, if you care anything about our friendship of long standing, and wish to keep it alive at all, for goodness sake write me about something...For old friendship's sake be as honest with me as I have been with you and believe me as always." Apparently Eddy was a student of his profession, publishing an article on "Ammonia Leaching of Copper Ores," that was published in the 107th volume of The Engineering and Mining Journal in 1919. A substantial correspondence to a working metallurgist, and an interesting look back on the life of man and his strong connection with his family during the decades of 1910-1930.

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        THE WELL OF LONELINESS

      Covici-Friede, New York 1929 - The Victory Edition consisting of two large octavo volumes (6-1/4" x 9-3/4") bound in silver-stamped yellow cloth and blue boards printed on Van Gelder handmade paper. Copy #176 of only 225 copies SIGNED by the author. A pioneering book dealing with lesbianism. THE WELL OF LONELINESS provided an open treatment of lesbianism at a time when homosexuality could not be discussed in English books or in the English press. In 1920, the House of Lords declined to amend the criminal laws of England to include lesbians because the Lords would not acknowledge that they even existed. Following its 1928 publication in England, the book was ordered withdrawn from sale by the Secretary of the Home Office. Early in 1929 in New York, Charles Sumner, Secretary of the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, acting under a warrant, raided the office of the publisher and removed 865 copies remaining from the sixth edition, then raided Macy's(!) book department. This edition contains a summary of the court proceedings by defense attorney Morris Ernst and a one-paragraph Commentary by Havelock Ellis, author of the (also) suppressed 1897 STUDIES IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SEX, who notes that "apart from its fine qualities as a novel by a writer of accomplished art . . . it is the first English novel which presents, in completely faithful and uncompromising form, one particular aspect of sexual life as it exists among us today." Among the many who protested the suppression of the novel were F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Sherwood Anderson, George Bernard Shaw, E. M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, Rudyard Kipling, and Mrs. Ralph Pulitzer. The book remained contraband in England until 1959. Light rubbing of the silver on the spine, as typical for this title. About Fine in a Near Fine slipcase, uncommon in this condition [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Darba Jaunatne [The working youth], no. 5 (May 1929)

      Riga: Darba Jaunatne, 1929. Quarto (26 × 17 cm). Original pictorial wrappers with a photomontage design by J nis Liepi š; 97-120 pp. With three photographs. A very good, uncut and unopened copy. Rare Communist youth journal issued by the eponymous "Darba Jaunatne" organization, which promoted political education for young workers. Among the contributions are poetry by A. Stradi š, Arv ds Borincs, and Osvalds Polis, and articles on the 1905 Revolution and various political gatherings. With text on the wrappers reading "M s jaunu pasauli sev celsim!" ("We will build a new world for ourselves!") and other slogans demanding rights for young workers. With striking constructivist photomontage wrappers by Latvian avant-garde graphic designer and painter J nis Liepi š and additional attractive typography to recto and verso of rear wrapper. Rare, especially in such good condition. Not in KVK, OCLC.

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        The Love of Jeanne Ney. Translated from the Russian by Helen Chrouschoff Matheson.

      London: Peter Davies. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1929. First English Edition. Hardback. A very nice bright copy in original unclipped dust-wrapper. Clean and tight. Very slightly cocked, dust-wrapper age-darkened in parts, fore-edges a little dusty, else excellent copy of this scarce edition in equally very scarce Art Deco decorated dust-wrapper by the Hungarian Véra Willoughby. ; Printed at the Bowering Press Plymouth. Translated into English from the Russian Lubov Jeanne Ney (Liubov Zhanny Nei). Willoughby came to London and studied at the Slade. She designed posters for the Underground Group 1928-1935. Unconventionally, she had an affair with her publisher Peter Davies, despite being some 27 years his elder.; vi+356pp pages .

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        DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER

      Doubleday, Doran & Company, Garden City, N.Y. 1929 - 1st edition, thus. A Good+ copy in Good to Very Good dust jacket. 8vo., xxvii, 371 pp. Bound in red cloth backed bamboo boards with red stamped figure of Chinese lady on the front board; in black, red and green pictorial dust jacket. The dj, priced at $3.00, is chipped along its edges, soiled, with a sunned spine; small loss at the tips and the spine's crown and tail. The front end paper has a small, nickel sized tear at the upper corner. Text block upper tip abraded to a small degree. A Good+ copy in Good+ dust jacket. *** Composed by Cao Xueqin, DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER is one of China's Four Great Classical Novels. It was written sometime in the middle of the 18th century during the Qing Dynasty. Long considered a masterpiece of Chinese literature, the 2500 page novel is generally acknowledged to be the pinnacle of Chinese fiction. This English abridged translation by Wang Chi-Chen, which emphasizes the central love story, was published in 1929, with a preface by Arthur Waley. Waley said that in the passages which recount dreams "we feel most clearly the symbolic or universal value" of the characters. "Pao Yu", Waley continued, stands for "imagination and poetry" and his father for "all those sordid powers of pedantry and restriction which hamper the artist.". Before this edition, only some of the chapters, couplets and poems were translated. In a 1930 review of Wang's translated version, Harry Clemons of The Virginia Quarterly Review wrote "This is a great novel," and along with the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, it "ranks foremost" among the novels of classic Chinese literature. *** [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Purple Cloud

      Victor Gollancz Ltd, London 1929 - 8vo. Later Uniform edition with revised text. With author's ownership signature, as well the initials, FA, of John Gansworth [Terence Ian Fytton Armstrong], and with Realm of Redonda bookplate on front pastedown. Light soiling and edgewear to boards, with a bit of fraying to spine ends. Foxing to edges of leaves and to endpapers. Dust jacket quite worn, with chipping to extremities; lacking most of spine. VG/Good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Strand Book Store, ABAA]
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        Host: m?si?ník pro moderní kulturu, ro?ník [Guest: a monthly journal of modern culture], vols. II, III, IV, VI, VIII

      P?erov and Prague: Hranice-Václav Petr, 1929. Octavos and quartos (21 × 17 to 28.5 × 19.5 cm). Original printed wrappers; 24 pp. each, beginning with vol. III consecutive pagination: 228, 312, 271 and 226 pp. Many issues with illustrations in the text and on separate plates. Lacking vol. IV, no. 1, else complete. Very good, save for vol. II, no. 1, which lacks a fragment of the front wrapper. Set of five yearly runs of this important Czech journal of the interwar literary and artistic avant-garde, in the original wrappers, with frequent illustrations and bold typographic design. Issued by Literární skupina, an association of Czech writers that closely identified with Expressionism. Like the avant-garde group Dev?tsil - based around such figures as Karel Teige, Jaroslav Seifert and Adolf Hoffmeister - the movement sought to unite the young creative minds of the newly formed Czechoslovak Republic. The two groups collaborated, but often disagreed, and their exchanges can be traced throughout this key publication of Czech modernist culture. In design and content, the journal became particularly interesting beginning with vol. IV, which was edited by Seifert and Teige themselves, who shifted the outlook to the international avant-garde. The contributions include important theoretical articles on topics such as Constructivism, Dada, Soviet Art, Surrealism, film aesthetics; poetry and prose by Biebl, Hoffmeister, Nezval, Seifert, Wolker and others; and translations of Apollinaire, Borges, Cendrars, Cocteau, Goll, Khlebnikov and others. The illustrations show works by Altman, Archipenko, Gropius, Kubi?ta, Larionov, Lissitzky, Malevich, Rodchenko, Teige, Zadkin and many others, as well as numerous advertisements for key Czech avant-garde publications. Scarce in the original wrappers.

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        Le Bon plaisir.

      Paris, 1929 - Plein maroquin bleu, plats encadrés d'un riche jeu de filets pleins, en pointillés et frise dorés ainsi que de fleurons d'angle ornés de pastilles dorées, double filet sur les coupes, encadrement de maroquin bleu orné d'une large frise dorée, contreplats et gardes de soie moirée, doubles gardes marbrées, tranches dorées sur témoin, couvertures et dos conservés, sous étui bordé. [ESTHER FOURNES]. Édition illustrée de 20 eaux-fortes originales en couleurs, de 20 bandeaux et culs-de-lampe, gravés sur bois par Sylvain Sauvage. Tiré à 226 exemplaires numérotés. Tirage à 226 exemplaires, un des trente et un exemplaires d'artiste sur différents papiers réservés à l'artiste, l'auteur et l'éditeur, celui-ci sur papier du japon, avec un second état des eaux-fortes en noir avec remarques. Exemplaire réalisé sous la direction artistique de Edouard Chimot.De la Bibliothèque de M. Duseaux, avec son ex-libris collé.Superbe exemplaire en plein maroquin. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Writings.

      New York and London, Harper and Brothers, 1929 - 37 volumes, octavo (217 × 144 mm). Finely bound by Bayntun, mid 20th century, in crimson full crushed morocco, spines gilt in compartments between five raised bands, gilt lettered in two panels and dated at foot, boards decorated with geometric interlace panel and cornerpieces, decoration to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Some small repairs to a few volumes. Overall a fine and attractive set. Memorial edition. Limited to 90 sets with a page of original manuscript material bound in. Signed by the publisher.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Autograph Letter Signed as TE Shaw to AR Pamphrey

      2 pages, 4to. From "338171 A/C Shaw, R.A.F. Cattewater, Plymouth." April 1st,

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        A FAREWELL TO ARMS

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1929 - First state of text without disclaimer and earliest state of dustwrapper with "Katherine Barclay" reading. 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        A Farewell to Arms

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. Hardcover. Very Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1929. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Scribner's Seal on the copyright page. No legal disclaimer. Black cloth boards. Rare First Issue. Book Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, age toning. Facsimile dust jacket. Wrapped in a new mylar cover.

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        SHANGHAI BIRDS: A Study of Bird Life in Shanghai & Surrounding Districts.

      - Shanghai 1929, N. China Daily. Green cloth, 243p., 22 color, 1 b.w. plate, showing 75 birds. A R A R E B O O K Covering all types of birds, including crow, magpie, wren, thrush, blackbird, robin, flycatcher, shrike, warbler, haw- finch, sparrow, bunting, skylark, wagtail, woodpecker, king- fisher, cuckoo, quail, dove, sandpaper, gull, heron, egret &c., also includes a glossary of special terms, index of common names, good information on the identification and ob- servation of birds, a short list of common birds, notes on sounds made by birds, their naming, migration, and some re- marks on orientation, instinct, & a possible 'extra sense,' excellent color illustrations by H. Gronvold. Wood p.628.

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        The Confederate Oak Random Poems

      Savannah, GA: Braid & Hutton, Inc, 1929. Near Fine. First edition. Printed and stapled gray wrappers. Illustration of the Confederate Oak affixed to the first blank leaf, possibly as intended by the publisher; a couple of tiny spots on the front wrapper, and a very faint, nearly invisible tidemark to the upper margins of one page, else an attractive, near fine copy of this uncommon poetry pamphlet. Almost certainly privately printed, OCLC locates six copies.

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