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        [Portfolio]: Photographic Sketches by Hodes

      [Los Angeles: Solomon Hodes. circa 1929 - 1930]. Modern portfolio, with 30 loosely inserted mounted images and a mounted hand-lettered title page ("Photographic Sketches by Hodes"). Affixed to the title page is the cover of a small photographic periodical, The Developer of the Los Angeles Camera Club, dated in 1928, with a clipping, presumably from this issue, mentioning Hodes in an account of a photography expedition of the Club to Malibu Lake. The images vary in size, but are all relatively large, most being approximately 7.5" x 9.5". Most are captioned below the image, a couple are captioned within the image. The images show a fair amount of talent, and the subjects are various: bewitching costumed or semi-costumed women, bucolic landscapes, prosaic studies of gnarled older gentlemen, buildings and cityscapes, etc. All are very much of the period. We can find little about Hodes, beyond the bare mention of his existence and that he was born in Russia in 1880 and immigrated to the U.S. around 1916. Our best guess is that these are silver-gelatin prints. A detailed list of the photographs is available upon request. .

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

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

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        Winnie-the-Pooh. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.

      London: Methuen & Co., (1929).. Eighth edition, 8vo, (xvi), 158, (2) pp. Illustrations throughout, map endpapers. Signed by the Author on the title page. Original gilt decorated green cloth, t.e.g., some light marks and wrinkling, spine ends rubbed.

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        Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man. With Illustrations by William Nicholson. EDITION LIMITED TO 350 SIGNED COPIES

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

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        John Rowe. An Eighteenth Century Boston Angler

      Boston: Privately Printed by the Cosmos Press 1929 Boston: Privately Printed by the Cosmos Press, 1929. First edition, one of 150 copies. 8vo. 32 pp. Half green cloth and marbled boards. Minor edge wear, else fine. Biscotti, p. 342 . Selections of extracts on angling from the diaries of John Rowe (1715-1787), wealthy Boston merchant

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        Polare Molekeln.

      Verlag von S. Hirzel, Leipzig 1929. 8vo. 200 pages. with 34 illustrations in b/w. Publisher's red cloth with gilt title and name on spine and front cover, no dust wrappers. With Professor Niels Bohr's name stamp on fly leaf. A small dent to the lower edge.. Peter Debye [1884-1966] won the Nobel prize in Chemistry in 1936. He had been a student of Sommerfeld and was the successor of Albert Einstein in the chair as professor at the University of Zürich in 1911 and later in Berlin in 1934. He quickly understood the importance of Bohr's atomic theory and already in 1913 he elaborated on Bohr's theory of atomic structure

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        SECRET AND OTHER STORIES

      1929. 1. MILNE,A.A. THE SECRET AND OTHER STORIES. NY: Fountain Press 1929. Slim 8vo, red cloth, paper spine label, 70p., Fine. LIMITED TO 700 COPIES FOR SALE SIGNED BY MILNE (400 for US, 300 for England) 4 stories by Milne. 1st collected ed. Beautiful copy.

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        MAGIC FOR MARIGOLD

      1929. 1. MONTGOMERY,L.M. MAGIC FOR MARIGOLD. NY:Stokes 1929 (1929). 8vo, green cloth, pictorial paste-on, Fine in dust wrapper. 1st edition. Illustrated by EDNA COOKE SHOEMAKER with color frontis. that is repeated on cover and with decorative endpapers. The story features a young girl like Anne named Marigold Leslie, and her circle of family and friends on Prince Edward Island. Very scarce and a nice copy.

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        [Association Copy] A Florentine Christmas of a Century Ago

      Giulio Giannini & Son Florence: Giulio Giannini & Son, 1929. Third edition. 12mo. Patterned color paper wraps, printed label on cover. Color frontis, one engraving, borders in green and orange. An amazing and exceedingly rare association between two of the three principal female Brandywine artists, Violet Oakley and Elizabeth Shippen Green (the other was J.W. Smith). Signed in attractive cursive hand across the whole the front free endpaper: "Merrie Christmas Greetings/ to/ Elizabeth- the Queen/ and/ Huger- the King/ from Violet/ "Cogslea"/ December/ 1930." Huger, of course, referring to Elizabeth Shippen Green's husband, Huger Elliot. A monumental and endearing inscription. Association copies of books between the Brandywine artists are vanishingly scarce. Book is fine.

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        THE PATIENT IN ROOM 18

      Garden City: Doubleday, 1929 First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 303pp. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper showing moderate use; a narrow chip at the spine crown with a bit of unfortunate inking to the "RX" at the spine. An uncommon Haycraft Queen Cornerstone in dustwrapper.. 1st Edition.

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        Elia and the Last Essays of Elia

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

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        SEVENTY - FIVE YEARS In CALIFORNIA. A History of Events and Life in California: Personal, Political and Military; Under the Mexican Regime; During the Quasi-Military Government of the Territory by the United States, and After the Admission of the State to the Union ... Edited by Douglas S. Watson

      John Howell San Francisco:: John Howell,. 1929.. Royal 8vo. 10-1/2" x 7-1/8". 1st edition thus (Cowan, p. 160; Howes D-136; Kurutz 170b; Rocq 9091; Zamorano 80, #27). #119 of the Author's Section of the Argonaut Edition. Limited to 50cc, numbered from 101 to 150 inclusive [total limitation - 2250 cc]. SIGNED by the Editor & the Publisher. xxxii, 422 pp.. Linen cloth spine with printed paper title label [extra label tipped-in at rear]; blue colored paper-wrapped boards. Color pictorial eps duplicating an 1847 lithograph of San Francisco.. Spine label a bit chipped about the edges. Binding tips worn. A VG. copy.. This extra-illustrated copy of the special Argonaut edition has an additional 26 inserted items, including 2 mss pages by the author concerning a voyage he made from San Diego to San Francisco; the Mayor's proclamation of April 18, 1906 [... KILL any and all persons engaged in looting ..."]; original San Diego Alcalde Deed from Miguel de Pedrorena (one of the Members of the 1849 Constitutional Convention); fragment of the original log of the American schooner Julia Ann which landed in San Francisco in 1841; two pages of songs printed in San Francisco in the 'Sixties; a leaf from The Pioneer Magazine of January 1855; leaf from the March 4, 1849 New York newspaper, Brother Jonathan [30-1/2" x 20", unfolded, with 15 cuts], with extensive article, "The California Gold Mines"; and other sundry items of a similar historical nature. As the cataloguer of this work, divers copies of which I've had over the years, the most interesting aspect of this particular copy, and never before encountered in the others, is the tipped-in Mar 1849 Brother Jonathan newspaper, which provides a graphic representation on how the California Gold Rush was received, and perceived, in the East, with a plethora of information, and mis-information, being provided to the news-hungry public; all-of-which no doubt further fueled the fire imparted by Gold Fever. Finally, we cannot improve on Howes' assessment, to wit: "This the most valuable of all Californian reminiscences." . Profusely illustrated with maps & plates.

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        Gouache of male and female mallard ducks flying over marshland, sky and clouds in the distance

      New York: The Derrydale Press 1929 New York: The Derrydale Press, 1929. First edition. Image 10 x 7 inches, matted and framed to 15-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches overall. Signed lower left "Edgar Burke 1927". The drake is the original painting of the illustration for "The Mallard" section of Connett's Feathered Game from a Sporting Journal. Fine condition. Siegel pp. 192-3 and No. 24 . Edgar Burke, MD (1889-1950) successfully combined the vocation of medicine (he was a member of the American College of Physicians and Surgeons) and the avocation of sport. He was an enthusiastic wildfowler and upland gunner, and expert angler and fly tyer (he designed the flies "Doctor Burke" and "Family Secret") and was interested in pigeon racing and cock fighting (it was he, in the Jersey City cock-fights of the 1930s, who sewed up the wounds of the injured birds). He was also a celebrated sporting artist, illustrating two Derrydale Press classics, Feathered Game (1929)--such as the example offered here--and Upland Game Bird Shooting in America (1930), and producing front cover vignettes for seven more, including Grouse Feathers, and De Shootinest Gent'man. He was, notes Siegel, a childhood companion and lifetime friend of Derrydale proprietor Eugene Connett--a relationship that paid large dividends for readers of the Press. A UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL DUCK GOUACHE FOR THE DERRYDALE PRESS CLASSIC "FEATHERED GAME"

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        THE MURDER OF AN OLD MAN

      London: Methuen, 1929 First Edition of the author's first Major Gregory Lewis mystery. A bright, fresh copy in brown cloth, (small blemish to the rear board), black titles and rules lacking the rather scarce dustwrapper. 8vo. 244 pp. + 8 pp. of adverts. Barzun & Taylor, A Catalogue Of Crime. Steinbrunner & Penzler, Encyclopedia Of Mystery And Detection.. 1st Edition.

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        Dodsworth

      Harcourt Brace and Company New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. 1929. First. First edition. Near fine in a bright and fine, second issue dustwrapper. Lewis's classic novel of a staid, retired car manufacturer who takes a trip to Europe with his wife and learns more about her, and their relationship, than he did in twenty years of marriage. Basis first for a stage hit, and then for the excellent 1936 William Wyler film featuring Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas, Mary Astor, David Niven, and Maria Ouspanskaya. Wyler, Huston, Ouspanskaya and the picture itself were all nominated for Oscars. A superb copy. .

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        The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

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

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        Birches [Bread Loaf Folder, No. 3]

      Middlebury Vermont: Bread Loaf School of English n.d. ca. 1929 Middlebury, Vermont: Bread Loaf School of English, [n.d., ca. 1929]. First Separate edition, second printing. 3 x 5. Single sheet printed on one side and folded to form four unnumbered pages. Original green self wrappers, with title and green tree on front cover. Fine. Not in Crane. Clymer and Green, p. 105 . The first separate edition of Frost's celebrated poem, "Birches," here in the second printing, distinguishable from the first by the paper stock and the smaller italic type

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        JACK PUMPKINHEAD OF OZ

      1929. 1. (BAUM,L.FRANK) JACK PUMPKINHEAD OF OZ by Ruth Plumly Thompson. Chic: Reilly & Lee (1929). 4to, green cloth, pict. paste-on, 252p. + 2 p. ads, FINE+ in dust wrapper (dw with a few tiny closed tears else fine, ads through this title). 1st ed. (HG XXIII) illustrated by J.R. NEILL with pictorial ep's and 12 color plates. A magnificent copy, rarely found co clean in a nice dw.

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        THE MAN WITHIN

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

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        A Farewell to Arms

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929 Book. Very Good. Hard Cover Cloth. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 1st.edition, 1st. printing 1929 , Hardcover with smooth black cloth with gold paper labels ,printed in black on the front board and spine. True first edition, copyright page with short horizontal line and printers symbol, first true edition do not refer to declaimer on the page after dedication as in the second printing. This is a true first edition. Condition: Very Good with light rubs at the corners and spine and a small corner ware spot at the bottom corner, light spots on the front cover ( see picture ) paper spine lable has two cracks ( see picture ) .Interior FF has the ex. owners name inked in..

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        A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN. Signed

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1929 First Edition. First Issue. Signed First Trade Edition. Small crown 8vo., 172pp. A very good copy in cinnamon cloth, showing modest use, gilt titles to the spine, neat archival repair to the spine extremities, contents clean. Very neatly signed on the front free endpaper in purple fountain pen. In a handsome copy of the elusive Vanessa Bell designed dustwrapper that has been expertly restored primarily at the head & heel of the spine panel. The dustwrapper looks splendid. Signed examples of the first trade edition are rare. In the last 20 years, we are aware of only 3 copies having come to market. In a custom designed TBCL cinnamon cloth slipcase with the Hogarth Press wolf's head logo embossed on the side. Woolf's major polemic against patriarchy, based loosely on two lectures she delivered, one at Newnham and the other at Girton. Kirkpatrick And Clarke A12a. Woolmer 215. Woolf observed in her diary, "I shall be attacked for a feminist". An increasingly uncommon & important Woolf title & 20th century literary highlight. . Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        Innen dekoration. die gesamte wohnungskunst in bild und wort. darmstadt, alexander koch, 1929-1944.

      Disponibili le 16 annate pubblicate dal 1929 (anno XL) fino al 1944 (anno LV e fine della pubblicazione). Le annate 1929-1935 solidamente legate in volumi di cm. 32, mezza pergamena dell'epoca con titoli in oro su tasselli ai dorsi (il 1929 in tela editoriale decorata). Le successive annate (1936-1944) in fascicoli sciolti con brossure orig. ill. Complessivemente eccellente stato di conservazione. Ca. 8.000 pagine con migliaia di illustrazioni e tavole fuori testo (anche a colori). Si segnala che i fascicoli 7 e 8 del 1940 sono due numeri speciali sulla Germania alla VII triennale di Milano, gli anni 1943 e 1944, inoltre, sono composti da meno fascicoli in quanto il periodo bellico impose il passaggio della rivista da mensile a trimestrale per poi decretarne la fine, nell'aprile 1944. Ampia ed interessante documentazione sull'arte decorativa per la casa in cui vengono raffigurate tutte le avanguardie del design del tempo, prevalentemente riguardante il mobilio, l'arredamento, le stoffe e l'illuminazione.

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        Fairy Tales Of Kootenay

      Arthur H Stockwell, London, 1929. First Edition. Signed by Author. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Catherine Armsmith aka Catherine Anthony Clark 1892-1977, was born in London and emigrated to Canada in 1914. In 1919 she married Leonard Clark and settled in the Kootenay Mountains of British Columbia. According to 'CANADIAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS 1799-1939 in the Special Collections and University Archives Division, The University of British Columbia Library' A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL CATALOGUE compiled by SHEILA A. EGOFF 'Fairy tales of Kootenay is probably her first book, and in its setting heralds the background and the Canadian mythic figures that made Clark the first important fantasist in Canada' Here we find Indian spirits and British Columbia's Ogopogo - a creature akin to Scotland's Loch Ness Monster. Other stories deal with a mermaid, a dragon, a gnome and other figures common in British fantasy. As far as we can tell this book was the only one to be published under the Armsmith pseudonym -possibly her maiden name-. Researching her background we found that apparently she began writing for 'The Prospector', the community newspaper in Nelson, British Columbia. Clark's later works, for which she became famous include: The Sun Horse (1951), winner of the Canadian Association of Children's Librarians bronze medal in 1952, The One-Winged Dragon (1955), The Silver Man (1958), The Diamond Feather; or The Door in the Mountain: A Magic Tale for Children (1962), The Hunter and the Medicine Man (1966) and The Man with the Yellow Eyes (1963). Contents: The Spirit of Kootenay; The Whistling Pine; The Mother-of-Pearl Child; The Gnome in Chains; The Phantom Pirates; The Indian Necklace; The Winged Horses; The Dragon; The Magic Umbrella. Book - [SEE SCANS] - in Very Good blue boards with gilt lettering - light marking to the boards, some sunning to the spine, light bumping to the extreme corners and extreme ends of the spine. Contents, some browning to the occasional page and to the extreme page edges, the illustration opposite page 53 has light marking to the extreme verso edges [SEE SCAN], there is a crease to the rear free end paper otherwise the contents clean and tightly bound. Few copies of this important early example of Clark's work exist, this one is enhanced by being a copy the author gave or intended to give to the great British author G.K. Chesterton. The front free endpaper bears the inscription: 'To Gilbert K. Chesterton Esq from C. Armsmith Clark' Size: 7.5 inches tall by 5 inches. 80 pages. Illustrated with 6 full page black and white line drawings. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 251-750 grams. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Signed by Author. Inventory No: 5746.

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        Pansies Poems

      P. R. Stephensen London: P. R. Stephensen, 1929. First edition. Original Wraps. Original paper wrappers, printed in red and black. Fine in chipped green slipcase./No Dust Jacket. 125 pages. 21.5x 15 cm. Limited edition privately printed for subscribers, copy 329 of 500, "following the original manuscript, according to my wish." Signed in blue ink by Lawrence. Slight browning spine head and foot. Crisp, clean copy.

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        A FAREWELL TO ARMS

      New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, 1929 Hanneman A8d. Black cloth, [7 1/4" x 5 1/4"] red decorative border on the title page. Embossed Grosset emblem on the upper cover. Printed red paper labels on the upper cover & spine. A very rare book especially in the correct silver, black & red dustwrapper & much less available than the true first trade - [Hanneman A8a]. Almost all of the Grosset reprints are incorrectly listed & are much later & usually taller printings. This is a superb, indeed stunning copy [neat name on the ffe - just a hint of archival restoration to the rare dustwrapper]. Excellent..

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        A Farewell to Arms ( 1st/1st - First Issue - Film - Nobel Prize Winner )

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

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        FAREWELL TO ARMS

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1929. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. English issue precedes by 4 days the American. Artwork by Hans Tisdall; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 350 pages .

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        A Farewell To Arms

      Cape, 1929. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine in fine dustwrapper, with the word 'seriosu' on p.66 denoting the true first issue. The distinctive Lee Elliott dustwrapper is in excellent condition, not clipped, with strong bright colours, lightly rubbed to the rear panel, and enclosing a book whose pages are very clean, with no inscription, and whose boards are also in an excellent state, with just very light offset strips on the endpapers. A very nice example of the author's famous First World War novel, and very uncommon thus.

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        Dearest Idol

      Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill Co., Inc, 1929. GOOD- book condition/NO dust jacket. Grey/brown cloth hard cover with black lettering on front & spine. Corner, edge & spine end rubs & small shelf dents. Small rub through to lower front corner, Small amount of foxing to bottom edges of front & back cover. Mild surface scratches. Mild overall shelf scuff. Page edges & end papers are age tanned & have some small surface scratches on the edges. Front hinge is connected only with the binding gauze (the paper covering the gauze is unattached on one side, but present). Spine binding gauze is also visible at pages 80/81. Ffep is loose along the spine for the top 1 1/2". 3/4" split in binding paper at bottom of back spine. Pages 251 through 264 have serious corner creases (about 1/2 way across the top), which also has caused some shelf soil & light foxing to the opposing pages (250 & 265). A few of the other page corners show the same type of very light foxing. One other page had a smaller corner crease at one time, but has been flattened. Because this book is not in the very best of condition & doesn't have a dust jacket, it's not necessarily highly collectible. But, it should be considered as 'SCARCE'. Only in better condition could it be called "RARE'. This was Walter Beckett's (Martin Boyd) fourth novel and only 1 of 2 that were published in the United States. The novel is about a 16 3/4 year old boy named Tony (called "Boysie by Aunt Matilda), his friend Hopkins, and is set in Europe. As an adolescent, Tony left school & went to work in a well-known bank. When Tony was 19, he & Matilda moved to London where he meets Boris & brings him home to dinner with Aunt Matilda. How does the friendship between Tony & Boris grow? 284 pp. Pages are unmarked. Picture is provided by the seller & is of the actual book you will receive. For additional high resolution pictures and/or more information, contact seller. Specific pictures of condition can be taken & e-mailed to you upon your request. . First Edition Stated. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Le Livre de la vérité de parole. Transcription des textes égyptiens antiques par le Dr J.-C. Mardrus, établie par F.-L. Schmied

      Paris: François-Louis Schmied, 1929. Livre. Illus. by François-Louis Schmied. Bon. En Feuilles. Signé par l'illustrateur. Édition illustrée. Paris, François-Louis Schmied, 1929. 34 x 24 cm, in-4, 3 ff. bl. - 52 ff. n. ch. - 12 planches hors texte - 3 ff. bl., en feuilles sous couverture illustrée à rabats, chemise et étui de l'éditeur. Tirage à 150 exemplaires tous sur vélin d'Arches (n° 27). Très belle édition, entièrement réalisée par François-Louis Schmied sur le texte transcrit et traduit par Mardrus, paru une première fois en 1924 chez Bernouard. Elle est illustrée de 12 gravures sur bois en couleurs hors texte, toutes signées à la mine de plomb par l'artiste, de même que le feuillet de justification. Le texte lui-même, composé à la main d'une typographie soignée et pure, est orné à chaque page de nombreuses compositions géométriques, également gravées sur bois, et d'ornements en couleurs. Une mise en scène graphique d'apparence limpide mais d'une grande complexité qui demanda à Schmied, à ses élèves et à son fils Théo trois années de travail entre la réalisation de la maquette, exposée à la galerie Petit en 1926, et la fin de l'impression, le 30 avril 1929. L'un des plus beaux livres de François-Louis Schmied et l'un des quelques chefs-d'oeuvre du livre art-déco. Quelques rousseurs, éparses, pour l'essentiel marginales et sans gravité, sauf au revers de la couverture, au double feuillet liminaire et à deux feuillets en fin de volume, où elles sont plus prononcées. (CARTERET, IV, 264 ; MONOD, 7207).

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        VISIONI ARCHITETTONICHE. Con prefazione di Alberto Calza-Bini.

      In-4, cartonato edit. figur., pp. 16 (prefaz. e Indice descrittivo delle tavole), con una raccolta di 40 tavv. f.t. di cui alc. ripieg. Si tratta di una interessantiss. serie di progetti architettonici presentati al ?Salon d?Automne 1928-29?, elaborati tra il 1926 e il 1929. Prima edizione. ?L?architetto bolognese Guido Fiorini (1891-1965) negli anni Venti fu spesso a Parigi dove conobbe Le Corbusier, con cui stabilì un rapporto di amicizia e collaborazione. In quegli stessi anni iniziò gli studi sull?utilizzazione delle strutture metalliche che lo condurranno all?invenzione della tensistruttura (1928-35), una tipologia di edificio alto in cui i piani sospesi sono collegati mediante strutture di acciaio al nucleo centrale?. Così Diz. Biografico Treccani,XLVIII, pp. 201-03. Esemplare ben conservato.

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        Original Drawings for The Fox and the Stork

      (Moscow, 1929). Six pen-and-ink drawings colored with watercolor, with an expressionistic look, each measuring 7 3/4 by 6 1/2 inches. These delicate, stylized illustrations are tinted with shades of orange, purple, and green. The first drawing has the title and illustrator’s name, Ausbrey, below it in Russian. The images recount La Fontaine’s fable of getting one’s just deserts: the fox exasperates the stork by offering her food in a plate, which, with his long beak, the stork cannot eat. However, the stork retaliates by offering the fox a drink from a narrow, long-necked vessel. Attractive and unique illustrations for a book never published. Two have paperclip marks to edge, else fine, mounted without adhesive in a paper portfolio.

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        The life and strange surprizing adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York Mariner

      London: Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald,, 1929. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in terracotta morocco, titles and decoration to spine , raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. With 7 hand coloured illustrations by E. McKnight Kauffer, using the pochoir process. A fine copy. Limited Edition of 535 numbered copies of which this is number 128. Kauffer was born in the United States but settled in England in 1914. He was a member of both Wyndham Lewis's Group X and the Cumberland Market Group. A good painter, Kauffer's real genius was in advertising art; he produced seminal posters for the London Transport Board and for the Great Western Railway, as well as book jackets and illustrations.

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        The Christopher Robin Story Book. From When We Were Very Young, Now We Are Six, Winnie-The-Pooh, the House At Pooh Corner. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard

      London: Methuen & Co., 1929., 1929. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. With numerous illustrations by Shepard. Publisher's gilt-decorated blue cloth in original dustwrapper. One small chip to foot of upper, and with a neat closed tear across the panel, otherwise a clean fresh copy.

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        MYSTICISM AND LOGIC. Signed

      New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1929 Russell, Lord Bertrand. MYSTICISM AND LOGIC. Signed. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1929. First Norton Printing & First American Edition. 8vo., 234pp. Neatly signed by Russell on the front free endpaper. Black cloth with printed red paper labels to the spine & upper cover. A very good example in like dustwrapper showing modest use. Originally published London, 1917. Signed Russell books are uncommon. In this work, Nobel Prize-winning philosopher Russell offers 10 brilliant essays challenging romantic mysticism & promoting a scientific view of society & nature. Russell explains his theory of logical atomism in these witty, cogent writings, which include popular treatments of religious & educational issues as well as more technical examinations of problems of logic. Custom TBCL embossed red cloth slipcase in very fine condition. . Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        MUMMY'S BEDTIME STORY BOOK

      London, Cecil Palmer, (1929).. FIRST EDITION, (1929). 4to, 285 x 230 mm, 11¼ x 8¾ inches, bright colour illustrated boards by King (different upper and lower) blue and yellow pictorial endpapers, 56 pages. Coloured frontispiece, orange and grey title illustration and 11 enchanting full page coloured illustrations plus very pretty smaller monochrome and 2 colour illustrations all around the text in wide borders. Spine worn, discoloured and lacking some surface paper ("Bedtime Story" still visible), corners slightly worn, board edges rubbed, no inscriptions, tiny graze to Dedication page with partial loss of "W", an occasional pale fingermark, page 23 has some old pencil marks on lower blank half, erased but signs still visible, tiny closed edge tear to 1 margin, 10 mm (½") chip to 1 lower inner margin with short closed tear, no loss of text or image, small split to top and bottom of centre fold on rear endpapers. A good copy of a scarce book, lacking glassine dustwrapper. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Mummy's Bedtime Story Book

      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.

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        PAUL KLEE. Association Copy

      Paris: Editions Cahiers d'Art,, 1929 Grohmann, Willl. PAUL KLEE. Association Copy. Paris: Editions 'Cahiers d'Art, 1929. Illustrated. Cream Wrappers. First edition. With line drawings & 84 plates of Klee's work, an edition limited to 900 numbered copies. An early exposition of Klee's work. A near fine copy. Very uncommon. This copy from the working library of noted Canadian & International artist, Alfred Pellan, who has turned the book into a private scrapbook having added many relevant cuttings of Klee's work as well as a portrait of him to the title page. It was Pellan's habit to add to his reference books in a a distinctly creative manner - sparking his extraordinary imagination so reflected in his own fantastical works. A wonderful Association Copy from the working library of a noted artist. Alfred Pellan [1906 - 1988] Quebec/Canada Painter, Sculpter, Lithographer. In the early 50's, Pellan was the first Canadian to hold a solo exhibition at the Musée national d'art moderne in Paris. Pellan's production is large & varied. His early canvasses, from his first stay in Paris, show a marked fauvist influence. From the 1940s on, his works become closer to cubism & surrealism, then branch out into their own distinctive style. Though primarily a painter, Pellan enjoyed working with many different materials, including hooked rugs & glass. He also did costume & set designs for the theatre. Pellan received a great number of prizes & distinctions, including four honorary doctorates. In 1967, he was made Companion of the Order of Canada. He was awarded the Paul-Émile Borduas prize in 1984 & made an officer of the Ordre National du Québec in 1985. Over the years, he participated in over one hundred collective exhibitions abroad, strengthening his international reputation.. Association Copy. 1st Edition. Illus. by Paul Klee.

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        OUR EXAGMINATION ROUND HIS FACTIFICATION FOR INCAMINATION OF WORK IN PROGRESS

      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.

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        The Red Napoleon

      Cape & Smith New York: Cape & Smith. (1929). First. First edition. Darkening in the gutters, as always seems the case with this title, else fine in a bright, near fine dustwrapper with a little wear at the crown. A title that resurfaced in the Lost American Classics series, a "Yellow Peril" novel about a Tarter-Mongol tyrant leading his hoards through Europe, into Canada and invading the United States, by an important American war correspondent who lost an eye at Chateau-Thierry and won the Croix de Guerre. Exceptionally uncommon in this condition. .

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        The Steadfast Tin Soldier: A Fairy Tale SIMEON, Margaret (Illustrator, calligrapher, and embroiderer)

      No publisher, unique hand-made book. 1929. Oblong 8vo.. H Decorated Cloth. Very Good. unpaginated, hand lettered text with beautiful hand coloured illustrations and embelllishments, hand sewn and bound in decorative embroidered linen cover. A unique item. Very good. 103c

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        Pride and Prejudice

      London - Peter Davies, 1929 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A charming copy of this highly sought after edition withtwelveillustrated platesby Vera Willoughby. First edition thus. Published by Peter Davies, husband of illustrator Vera Willoughby. Willoughby was a prolific painter, and artist, she designed posters for the London public transit system from 1928 through 1935. Condition: In original cloth binding. Externally, cloth is smart and bright, with minor fading to the spine. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean, with the odd spot to text block edge, not encroaching on text, and very light spotting to title page. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        The Canterbury Tales

      Waltham Saint Lawrence: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1929. Four volumes complete - Volume One - [4], 150pp, [2]; Volume Two - [4], 188pp, [2]; Volume Three - [4], 196pp, [2] and Volume Four - [4], 218pp, [4]. Original publishers quarter morocco and paper over boards, raised bands, spines in six panels, title and author lettered direct in gilt to second panel, volume number to third, t.e.g. Very light white marking to top panel of second and fourth volumes, slightly browned to board edges, corners slightly worn, spines slightly darkened. Internally the page edges are lightly browned, but otherwise clean and bright. Limited edition of five hundred copies, this is number four hundred and seventy-three. Now housed in two velvet lined cloth drop back boxes, with paper (designed by John Buckland Wright) sides, with title in gilt to spines, made by Temple Bookbinders. Published between 1929 and 1931, bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, this book, with Gill's wonderful borders, is regarded as one of the finest productions of any private press. Chanticleer 63. First Thus. Hardback. Good+/No Jacket (as Issued). Illus. by Gill, Eric. Folio. Limited Edition.

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        Les Liaisons Dangereuses

      Paris: Black Sun Press,, 1929. 2 volumes in one, quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full black morocco, spine gilt in compartments, double rule to boards gilt, elaborate pictorial decoration after Alastair to front board gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. With 14 full plate illustrations by Alastair. A fine copy. One of a limited edition of 1020 numbered copies.

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        THE WINDING STAIR

      New York:: Fountain Press,. 1929. First edition. One of 642 SIGNED, numbered copies. This volume was published just after his masterpiece The Tower (1928). The title refers to the staircase in the Thoor Ballylee castle which Yeats had purchased and lived in with his family for some time. Yeats saw the castle as a vital connection to the aristocratic Irish past which he admired. The phrase "winding stair" is used in the book's third poem, "A Dialogue of Self and Soul," which depicts two aspects of Yeats' personality in confrontation. His soul rejects mundane concerns in favor of metaphysical contemplation, while his self cherishes worldly concerns and affirms the sufferings of Yeats' life. Self is given the final word. The other poems included in this volume are, "In Memory of Eva Gore-Booth and Con Markiewicz," "Death," "Blood and the Moon," "Oil and Blood," and "A Woman Young and Old." The trade edition with the same title was published in 1933 with 28 poems, including all of these with the exception of the last one, "A Woman Young and Old." The book was distributed in both America and England. It is consider one of his most important works after The Tower. Blue cloth boards stamped in gold (author's and publisher's names stamped on separate leather spine labels). A fine copy, with only the barest of wear on corners and slight fading to endpaper edges; as issued, without dust jacket.

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