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        THE SECRET OF SEA-DREAM HOUSE

      New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1929., 1929. First edition. First edition. Author's only mystery novel. He was better known for his books about dogs, and known as the LAD series. Very good in a fine, bright dust jacket complete with a promotional wraparound band that is also fine.The Harper seal is broken and no longer present. Set in a long-deserted pirate's house in the Florida Everglades, amateur detective Saul Tevvis must understand the reasons for the many scary events that occur and then find a murderer. An uncommon title that is scarce today.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        A Farewell To Arms - first issue book

      Cape, 1929. Hardcover. Near Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1929. A near fine book without inscriptions. A trace of spotting to the page edges. The first issue of the book with 'seriosu' to page 66. In a near fine unclipped wrapper with a light rubbing to the spine tips and to the corners. With a crease to the front end flap. With the rare Now and Then insert from Jonathan Cape. A lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        A Farewell to Arms.

      London Jonathan Cape 1929 - First edition, second state with with 'serious' spelt correctly on p. 66, 8vo., very slight age-toning otherwise very clean, publishers plum cloth, slight bumping to spine ends, distinctive patterned dust-jacket by Lee Elliott, even age-toning, two chips to head of spine, slight creasing to head of rear panel and small closed tear to base of same, otherwise very good. The book is a Connolly 100 title, the Author's first bestseller and cemented his stature as a modern American writer. Loosely inserted is a Jonathan Cape 'war' order booklet and the same publisher's 'Now & Then' postcard order form. Hannemann 8a. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        ROGER PAYNE ENGLISH BOOKBINDER OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

      Chicago: Caxton Club. Very Good. 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Limited edition of 250 (1st. Ed). (xx) + 81pp. Illustrated with small margin drawings, and 30 pages of color & b/w plates plus 3 pages of Payne's Handwriting. Printed for Caxton Club on English handmade paper. Clean red cloth decorated with a gilt border and title on spine. Top edge gilt with deckle edges. Text is tight, clean & intact. Additional illustration, a frontispiece of Payne's shop. Top margin of rear endpaper has a narrow damp stain. All Tissue guards are present, a few are laid in. Spine is slightly color faded from the sun. Books on Books, Bookbinding. ; Color & B/W Illustrations; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 79 pages .

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff, Bookseller]
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        Die Officina Bodoni; Das Werkbuch einer Handpresse in den ersten sechs Jahren ihres Wirkens

      Paris: Pegasusverlag, 1929. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. cream cloth with Bodoni gilt logo front cover. Very good in nicked dust wrapper, back cover with a few stains.. Masereel, Frans. 80 pages. 30 x 21.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 180 of 350 of the German edition on Lafuma Rag Paper in the original types of Giambattista Bodoni. Host of tipped-in specimen pages, plus twelve full page woodcuts by Franz Masereel printed recto only which illustrate the operations of the press, two pages of Officina Bodoni printer's marks printed in red black and blue and a five page list of Officina Bodoni book printed in the first six years of its existence. Laid-in, a German language prospectus for this edition, a prospectus in Italian for Dante's Vita Nuova, plus a priced listing and inventory of the first ten titles printed by Bodoni. Bookplate of Reinhold Scholem, offsetting of dust wrapper flap to free endpaper.

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        The XIT Ranch of Texas

      The Lakeside Press, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1929. First edition. Hardcover. 261 pp. Very good, no jacket, if issued. Book has bumped corners, lightly bumped spine ends, and a bit of soil on both boards. Front board has yellow residue at the top edge. A couple pages have some foxing.

      [Bookseller: Stick Figure Books (ABAA/ILAB)]
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        DIE RAKETE FÜR FAHRT UND FLUG: EINE ALLGEMEINVERSTANDLICHE EINFUHRUNG IN DAS RAKETENPROBLEM ..

      Berlin: Verlag C. J. E. Volckmann Nachf. G.m.b.H., 1929.. Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6 [7] 8-134 [135-136: ads], 77 illustrations and diagrams in the text, original pictorial orange wrappers printed in black. First edition. A history of rocketry written by an impoverished Russian aviation writer living in Germany who served as one of Oberth's assistants. Ciancone 207. Hübner 703. Interlibrum 270 #310. Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel, revised edition, 1957, p. 508. Wrappers just a bit dusty, light wear at lower spine end, a very good copy. (#135439)

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        Faust. Eine Tragödie.

      Zollikon bei Zürich, Graphische Kunstanstalt von Paul Bender, 1929. Groß-4°. 33 cm [80] Blatt. Illustrierter Original-Halblederband mit blindgeprägtem Rückentitel. Rundum-Goldschnitt. Nummer 361 von 400 (gesamt 600) nummerierten Exemplaren der Ausgabe B, im Impressum von Frau U. Holtz signiert. Druck nach der Originalhandschrift des Hamburger Schriftkünstlers Johann Holtz (1875 - 1944) auf Papier der Papierfabrik Biberist bei Solothurn. Mit farb- und goldgehöhtem Titel, Initialen, Randleisten und einigen Textillustrationen in Gold und Farbe. Einband an Kanten minimalst bestoßen. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Kalligrafie / Kalligraphie / calligraphy; Vorzugsausgabe / limited edition

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        Deb at School

      Chambers 1929 - 1st edition, red cloth, slight lean to block, small contemporary name on free front end paper, all plates present, very good copy lacking dust jacket [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: HAUNTED BOOKSHOP P.B.F.A.]
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        Our Exagmination Round His Factification For Incamination of Work in Progress.

      Paris: Shakespeare and Company,, 1929. With letters of protest by G. V. L. Slingsby and Vladimir Dixon. Octavo. Original white wrappers printed in black. Spine toned with some minor wear to ends, wrappers lightly marked, fore edge of front wrapper nicked with a couple of very minor chips. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing. A superb association copy, inscribed by Sylvia Beach on the title page, "For Allen Tanner, Sylvia Beach." Allen C. Tanner (1898–1987), an Illinois-born pianist, had met Sylvia Beach following his move to Paris in 1924 with Russian artist Pavel Tchelitche. There the couple became friends with Gertrude Stein and Edith Sitwell and joined the "Lost Generation" of expatriate American writers and artists who gathered at Beach's legendary bookshop, Shakespeare and Company in Paris. The French writer Andre Chamson wrote, "Sylvia carried pollen like a bee. She cross-fertilized these writers…She did more to link England, the United States, Ireland, and France than four great ambassadors combined. It was not merely for the pleasure of friendship that Joyce, Hemingway, Bryher, and so many others often took the path to Shakespeare and Company in the heart of Paris." This early critique of Joyce's final work was published by Shakespeare and Company some ten years prior to the publication of the finished novel; part of the incentive to publish was apparently to raise funds for the perennially impecunious Joyce. The publishers later sold sheets of this edition to Faber & Faber in London and New Directions in New York, who issued them with inserted title pages.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        B.B.C. Handbook 1929 [together with] B.B.C. Yearbook 1930; B.B.C. Yearbook 1931.

      London: The British Broadcasting Corporation, 1929-31 - 3 works, octavo. Original blue, green, and orange cloth, titles to spines and front covers in blue to the first work, in black to others. With the dust jackets. Spines to 1929 and 1930 gently rolled, spine to 1929 faded, very light rubbing to extremities; an excellent set, in the jackets with 2 closed tears to rear panel of 1929, nicks to extremities; chipping with slight loss to head of spine to 1930; short closed tear to front panel of 1931. With black and white photographic reproductions and diagrams throughout, adverts at front. First editions, first impressions. The BBC's handbooks were published annually from 1928 to 1987, excepting 1953 and 1954. Alongside the Annual Report and Accounts, which the BBC is required to submit to Parliament, these handbooks were intended to be a publicly available report of what it did and why. The handbooks' aims were summarised by Sir Ian Jacob, former Director-General in the BBC Handbook, 1955: "To provide a clear and reliable guide to the workings of the BBC, to survey the year's work in British broadcasting, and to bring together as much information about the BBC as can be assembled within the covers of a small book." Chignell, H., BBC Handbooks, Accounts and Annual Reports, 1927-2001/2. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Loved Helen

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Signed. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author in green ink on the title page. Good, with soil and wear to cloth, bumping to corners and edges, toning to pages. In a Fair dust jacket, which presents well enough but has complete splits at the spine folds and a partial split to a flap fold which have been repaired with tape and tissue from the verso; a patch of waviness to the top of the front panel, toning, chipping and foxing to to the verso as well; publisher's price intact. The author's first book, signed.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Loved Helen and Other Poems

      Chatto & Windus 1929 - First edition, first printing. Very Good. Cloth lightly edge worn, and with a few small stains. Previous owner name mostly removed from front free end paper. Pages toned and lightly handled. In a Very Good dust jacket, which is rubbed at the folds and lightly edge worn; small stain at foot of spine and short split at bottom of front flap joint. The author's first book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Storm of Steel

      Doubleday, Doran, New York 1929 - Near fine in a near fine unclipped dust jacket. Volume has some wear to the corners, and some of the design on the spine has rubbed off here and there. There is some offsetting to the front end paper, and a very small bookstore sticker on the rear paste down. Previous owner name at top of title page. The jacket has very light wear - just a bit at the spine ends and corners, and light soiling to the rear panel. The front panel has a crease from a former fold running down the left side. The author was a German infantry officer who was at the front from December 1914 to September 1918, and was wounded a total of 18 times, but lived to 102 years of age. This book is from his diary. critically acclaimed to be the best account of WWI combat. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller, ABAA, IOBA]
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        The Storm of Steel; From the Diary of a German Storm-Troop Officer on the Western Front

      Chatto & Windus, London 1929 - Octavo. (7 1/2" x 5 1/4") 319pp Red cloth with some soiling to covers. Gilt lettering to spine. There is a one inch diagnal crease at top of spine. Interior tight. German memoir of World War I. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Midway Book Store (ABAA)]
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        THE FAIRY CARAVAN.

      1929. 2. Potter, Beatrix. THE FAIRY CARAVAN. Philadelphia: David McKay Co., (1929). 225p., cloth, illus (incl. 6 color plates), covers lightly soiled, very good. No. 96 of 100 copies, signed by Potter. A collection of stories of the book and Potter's explanatory notes about the text. See Linder, "The Writings of Beatrix Potter," pp. 292-305.

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        Le Roman de la Momie. Compositions de George Barbier, gravées sur bois par Gasperini

      Paris: Mornay, 1929. Barbier, George. Original printed wrappers, ownership blindstamp on half title, otherwise a fine copy. One of 834 numbered copies on Rives (from an edition of 1031).

      [Bookseller: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        The Writings of Mark Twain

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1929. The Memorial Edition, one of 90 copies bound with an original Mark Twain manuscript page. Octavo, 37 volumes, bound in half morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, plates. The lightest minor shelf wear to some extremities and along very bottom edges of a few volumes. The leaf paged "43" includes notes regarding a "whisky conspiracy" against soldiers' health and morals, among other ink jottings. "To understand America, read Mark Twain. No matter what new craziness pops up in America, I find it described beforehand by him He was never innocent, at home or abroad" (Garry Wills). "High and fine literature is wine," Twain once wrote, "and mine is only water; but everybody likes water." This beautiful edition of Twain's complete novels, essays and sketches attests to the enduring popularity and power of his works--many of which, despite their author's protestation to the contrary, have come to be regarded as among the finest vintage American literature offers. Among other classics, the set includes A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Life on the Mississippi, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        Three Things

      London: Faber & Faber Ltd 1929 - Two drawings by Gilbert Spencer, one coloured. No. 18 , The Ariel Poems, 447/ 500 numbered and signed by authour on English hand-made paper. Splitting spine [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sam's Place Books]
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        Le Musée des Sorciers Mages et Alchimistes

      Paris: Librairie de France, 1929. First edition. With 365 figures in text, 10 color plates. Title page printed in red and black. 450 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Original publisher's cloth backed pictorial boards with red and black wrappers bound in. Some minor soiling, a fine copy. First edition. With 365 figures in text, 10 color plates. Title page printed in red and black. 450 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Superbly illustrated work on the history and iconography of witchcraft, alchemy, and magic.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Die Juden und Judengemeinden Mährens in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart. Ein Sammelwerk.

      Brünn, Jüdischer Buch- und Kunstverlag. 1929 - Ca. 31 x 23,5 cm. (14) S., 623 Seiten. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen und einer gefalteten Handkarte von Mähren. Halblederband der Zeit mit Rückengoldprägung. "Zum ersten Male erschient hier jene zusammenfassende und zusammenhängende Darstellung der Geschichte der Juden in Mähren. . Wen sollte die Geschichte der mährischen Juden mehr interessieren als eben die Juden dieses Gebietes . Jedoch auch der ausserhalb Mährens wohnende Jude wird mit inniger Anteilnahme die Geschichte seiner mährischen Glaubensbrüder lesen; sind es doch gleiche oder ähnliche Leiden, unter denen auch er seufzte, und machte doch der schwere Druck, der auf allen Juden lastete, sie zu einer einzigen grossen Gemeinde. Aber auch der Nichtjude, der Interesse für die Geschichte seiner jüdischen Mitürger hegt, wird hier viel finden . alte Vorurteile oder seine Ansichten über die Judenfrage zu korrigieren." (Geleitwort). Enthält u.a.: Geschichte der Juden in Althart; . Austerlitz; . Bisenz; . Damboritz; . Lundenburg; . Markwaretz; . Mähr.-Schönberg; . Mißlitz; . Prerau; . Proßnitz; . Znaim; . Zwittau u.v.a. Rücken kleine Fehlstelle sauber mit Leder ergänzt. Mit Exlibris. Namenszug auf Titel- und Widmungsblatt, Stempelrest verso Titelblatt. Ein Blatt mit kleinem Eckabriss (nur im unbedruckten Rand). Schnitt leicht fleckig. Trotz der kleinen Mängel ein gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rainer Kurz - Antiquariat]
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        JUDAICA LITHUANIA 9 HANDWRITTEN LETTERS

      JUDAICA  LITHUANIA 9 HANDWRITTEN LETTERS OF RABBI FRIDMAN & OTHERS 1929 HEBREW 1. THREE LETTERS AND LETTER OF ATTORNEY OF RABBI I. FRIDMAN 2. ONE LETTER OF RABBI S. FEINSILBER 3. TWO COLLECTIVE LETTERS OF CENTRE MIZRACHI, SIGNED BY COMITTEE  MEMBERS  KAUNAS, LITHUANIA 4.COLLECTIVE LETTER OF LAINGSBURG HEBREW CONGREGATION, SIGNED BY  COMITTEE  MEMBERS (Laingsburg is a town located in the Western Cape province in South Africa.) 5. TYPED AND SIGNED LETTER OF W. RYBKO, JOHANNESBURG SIZES: ca. 32 x 20 cm., 29 x 22 cm., 26.5 x 20 cm., 24 x 22.5 cm.,  21 x 21 cm. CONDITION: AGE AND USE WEAR, CREASING, BENDS, TEARS TO EDGES, PLASTIC TAPES

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        Voyages de Gulliver.

      Aux Editions du Nord, BRUXELLES 1929 - Bruxelles, Aux Editions du Nord, 1929, eaux-fortes et bois de GUS BOFA, 2 vol. in-4, brochés, sous couverture rempliée, chemise et emboitage cartonnés, demi-percaline noire titrée en vert au dos, plats de papier ocre, contreplats en papier argent, 239 et 286 pp. Georges Charensol écrit dans le numéro d'automne 1931 de Byblis: "Gus Bofa sent bien qu'il est parvenu à la maîtrise, et qu'il est temps pour lui de se mesurer avec quelques-uns des ouvrages que les siècles n'entament point. Il est bien décidé à ne pas ruser : il ne craint pas de semer plus de 400 dessins tout au long des quatre volumes du Quichotte . Quant aux quelques 250 eaux-fortes qui illustrent les Fables, elles sont tantôt des commentaires précis, tantôt de hardies transpositions : l'animal reprenant cette apparence humaine dont la fantaisie du fabuliste l'avait privée. D'une technique plus ferme sont les cuivres hors texte de Gulliver. Gus Bofa révèle ici, dans le travail de l'eau-forte, une évidente maîtrise.". Edition illustrée de 30 eaux-fortes et de 36 bois gravés de GUS BOFA. Tirage limité à 360 exemplaires. Exemplaire numéroté sur Hollande. Très légères usures. Livres

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        THE RED NAPOLEON

      New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, [1929].. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-475 [476: blank] [note: first leaf is a blank], several battle diagrams in the text as well as a fold-out plate opposite page [464] with diagram of decisive battle in Caribbean, original orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red, top edge stained orange. First edition. A yellow/red peril future war novel whose main action is set in the U.S.S.R., London and Mexico during the period of 1932-1936 as a communist Tartar-Mongol nearly succeeds in subjugating the world, only to be defeated at the Battle of Jamaica. "Because of the writer's intimate knowledge of war reportage, one of the best imaginary war novels, despite wooden characters and an unconvincing American victory." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 879. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-21; (1981) 2-31; (1987) 2-34; and (1995) 2-42. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 337. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 58. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763-3749, p. 238. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 90-91. Bleiler (1978), p. 81. Reginald 05938. Hanna, A Mirror for the Nation 1385. Early gift inscription on recto of half-title leaf, a fine copy in near fine pictorial dust jacket with light dust-soiling, mainly on rear panel, and touch of wear at edges. A sharp copy. In a custom black cloth open face slipcase. (#149810)

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        Grand Constructions; Vols. 1-2 of L'Art International d'Aujourd'hui

      Paris: Charles Moreau, 1929. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. board portfolios lettered in black, decorated with front cover red stripe, contents loose as issued laid-in. Very good. 2 vols. 33 x 25 cm. The first two publications of L'Art International D'Aujourd'hue are scarce, the early and leading publication of the New International Architecture and Art Deco design. The first two volumes of Grand Constructions carry 50 plates from photographs -- by Mallet-Stevens, Frank Lloyd Wright, Victor Bourgeois, Le Corbusier, M. Ginsbourg, Otto Haesler, J.J.P Oud, Th. Van Doesburg, W.M. Dudok, et al. All are sound copies in original portfolios, interior contents crisp and fresh. Portfolio cover of Vol. I nicked at front cover head corners, lacks one tie. Portfolio cover Vol. II abraded at front cover fore-edge front center to head, ties intact.

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        Wissenschaftliche Weltauffassung Der Wiener Kreis Herausgegeben vom Verein Ernst Mach

      Wien, A. Wolf 1929.. 8°. 64 S. OBrosch. In tadellosem Zustand. - (Veröffentlichungen des Vereines Ernst Mach) EA. Gewidmet Moritz Schlick. Enthält u. a. eine Bibliographie der Mitglieder des Wiener Kreises: Carnap, Feigl, Bergmann, Ph. Frank, Gödel, Hahn, Kraft, Menger, Neurath, Natkin, O. Hahn-Neurath, Radakovic, M. Schlick, Waismann und dem Kreise nahestehender Autoren:Dubislav, J. Frank, Grelling, Härlen, Kaila, Loewy, Ramsey, Reichenbach, Reidemeister, Zilsel, außerdem von Wittgenstein, B. Russell u. A. Einstein.

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        Identity, Variables, and Impredicative Definitions" in The Journal of Symbolic Logic, Vol. 21, No. 3, Sept. 1956, pp. 225-245 AND "Vicious Circle Principle and the Paradoxes" in The Journal of Symbolic Logic, Vol. 22, No. 3, Sept. 1957, pp. 245-249

      FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS, two papers (in two separate issues), of Jaako Hintikka's systematic investigation of Wittgensteinian predicate logic (W-logic), the first ever performed. Jaakko Hintikka (1929-2015) was a Finnish philosopher known for his work in logic and epistemology. He was awarded the Rolf Schook Prize in Logic & Philosophy in 2005, "widely viewed as the Nobel of its field. He is also one of only four philosophers this century to be the subject of a volume of the Library of Living Philosophers" (The Philosophers' Magazine 40, 2008, 44). "Hintikka's development of systems of modal logic, the logic of knowledge, and game-theoretic semantics was inspired in part by the Tractatus, and in part by Wittgenstein's notion of a language game" (Shapiro, Oxford Handbook, 114). In the Tractatus, Wittgenstein wrote: 'Identity of the object I express by identity of the sign and not by means of a sign of identity. Difference of the objects by difference of the signs.' Wittgenstein, however, only proposed the problem; he did not posit the answer. The two Hintikka papers offered here amplify Wittgenstein's elimination of identity (as enunciated in the Tractatus) by constructing a logic without identity. "Hintikka distinguishes the usual 'inclusive' reading of the variables (i.e. we are allowed to assign the same object to distinct variables) from the 'exclusive' reading, and then proves [his] key theorem: "[E]verything expressible in terms of the inclusive quantifiers and identity may also be expressed by means of the weakly exclusive quantifiers without using a special symbol for identity" (Logic Matters Portal; Hintikka 1956). CONDITION & DETAILS: Two issues in original paper wraps. [No place]: The Association for Symbolic Logic. Quarto. (10 x 7 inches; 250 x 175mm). Volume 21, Number 3, September 1956: Slight creasing (see photo). Bright and clean inside and out. Very good condition. Volume 21, Number 3, September 1957: Near fine condition. Bright and clean inside and out.

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        Poems 1886-1929

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

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        OUR EXAGMINATION ROUND HIS FACTIFICATION FOR INCAMINATION OF WORK IN PROGRESS

      Paris: Shakespeare & Company, 1929. Large octavo. Printed wrappers. Wrappers lightly dust soiled, tiny nick in fore-edge of upper wrapper, two shallow snags at toe of spine, otherwise a very good, internally fine and unopened, copy. First edition, large paper issue. Copy #73 of 96 machine numbered copies printed on untrimmed Vergé d'Arches paper, in significantly larger format than the trade issue. This collective symposium on WORK IN PROGRESS includes contributions by Beckett (his first appearance in a book), Williams, Jolas, Gilbert, McAlmon, McGreevy, Paul, Rodker, Budgeon, Dixon, et al. A passage from WIP which did not make it into the final text of FINNEGANS WAKE is included. A few unnumbered copies, presumably hors commerce, also exist. SLOCUM & CAHOON B10. WALLACE B11. F&F 1.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Film: Gegner von Heute - Freunde von Morgen [Enemy of Film Today - Friend of Film Tomorrow] (First Edition)

      Berlin: Verlag Hermann Reckendorf G.M.B.H., 1929. First Edition. First Edition. Small quarto. A companion volume to Werner Graff's "Es Kommt der Neue Fotograf," an early and highly influential study of experimental film published to coincide with the 1929 Film und Foto exhibition in Stuttgart. Illustrated with numerous photographs, film stills, and film strips, with photographic reproductions by many of the important avant-garde `artists of the era, including Man Ray, Duchamp, Leger, and Richter himself. A fascinating book from several perspectives. Not only one of the first books to attempt to characterize early avant-garde filmmaking, but a lushly produced volume, with hundreds of stills from various early experimental films, speaking not only to concept but also to technique and method. The stills selected by Richter include not only strips and stills of the films discussed, but also rare images of candid on-set images of the filmmakers at work. Fine in an Near Fine, exceptionally sharp example of the scarce dust jacket, with only a bit of horizontal creasing on the jacket spine panel to note.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        FOTO-AUGE / OEIL ET PHOTO / PHOTO-EYE

      Stuttgart: Akademischer Verlag Dr. Fritz Wederking & Co, 1929. First edition. 4to., 76 b&w plates. Illustrated and embossed wrappers (designed by El Lissitzky). There is slight rubbing and toning to the edges of the wrappers, with two moderate stains on the blank white portion of the rear wrapper. Original German bookseller's stamp on the title page. A very good copy. This book heralded the modernist movement in photography, published in conjunction with the renowned Film und Foto exhibition of 1929. Photos by Eugène Atget, Andréas Feininger, Florence Henri, George Grosz, Gunther Petschow, Man Ray, Max Ernst, Edward Weston, Moholy-Nagy and others. One of the most influential photographic books of the modern era.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        Bitter Sweet

      London: Martin Secker, 1929. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dj By G E Calthrop. 1st Printing 111 Pp. Gray, Possibly Gray-Green, Cloth, With Paper Spine Label Printed In Red And Black. Near Fine In Near Fine White Dj, No Fading At All, Just A Trace Of Rubbing, No Chips Or Stains Or Fraying, Just A Single One Inch Long Closed Tear At Top Edge Of Rear Panel. Exceptionally Scarce Without Fading To The Pink Spine, This Example Preserved As One Of A Group Of Dj's From The 1920'S And 1930'S Which Were All Stored Flat Apart From The Books. Book With Small Ownership Name "M Bell", Possibly The Actress Marie Bell But No Example Of Her Signature Has Been Compared To This One.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        Der babylonische Talmud. Nach der ersten zensurfreien Ausgabe unter Berücksichtigung der neueren Ausgaben und handschriftlichen Materials neu übertragen.

      12 Bände. Ca. 21 x 15 cm. Schwarze Originalleinenbände mit Rücken- und Deckelgoldprägung. "Nach Bombergs erster Ausgabe ist vorliegende Übertragung gefertigt, handschriftliches Material ausgiebig benutzt, und Besserungen der Neuausgaben, ihre Zusätze auch, erschöpfend berücksichtigt. vollständig ist diese Übertragung ganz und gar, keine Lücke darin und keine Zensurkorruption der ersten Niederschrift wohl am nächsten. ... Gemieden ist jeder Gelehrtenkram, kein Raum für Scholien über Text und Sprache unerläßliche sachliche Erläuterungen sind es, kurz in Fassung möglichst, die in den Fußnoten geboten. ... Dank gebührt dem Verlag für opferwilliges Bestreben, Dank seinem Eigner, Jankew Seidemann, für gewissenhafte Korrektur ... Lichterfelde W. im Februar 1929, Goldschmidt". Einbände minimal berieben, einige Kapitale leicht bestoßen. Ein goldenes Rückenschild leicht abweichend in der Farbe.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rainer Kurz]
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        Laughing Boy

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1929. First edition. Yellow cloth, fine copy in slightly edge-worn first printing dust jacket. Small name stamp on endpaper. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        Urformen der Kunst Photographische Pflanzenbilder Hrsg, mit einer Einl v Karl Nierendorf

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

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        The Canterbury tales With wood engravings by Eric Gill

      Waltham Saint Lawrence, 1929. Edition limited to 500 copies, this no. 457 on paper; 4 volumes, folio, numerous wood-engraved illustrations, borders and initials throughout, original morocco-backed decorative paper-covered boards, gilt-lettered spines, t.e.g., others uncut, printed by Robert & Moira Gibbings in black, with initials in red and blue, the text from the edition of the Rev. Walter W. Skeat; fine set. Sanford, Chanticleer, 63. Sister Elizabeth Marie, Eric Gill, p. 31: "Two hundred sixty-seven wood-engraved borders desiged by Gill as a setting for the 18-point Caslon Old Face has the impact of living tradition...The Gill designs blend every word and every page (printed on hand-made Batchelor paper with the cockerel watermark). This is a work of exquisite harmony."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        THE CANTERBURY TALES

      Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1929-31. No. 343 OF 485 COPIES on paper (and 15 on vellum) n. With the "Four Gospels" of 1931 and "Troilus and Criseyde" of 1927, this is one of the three greatest Golden Cockerel Press books. It was produced at a time when the name "Golden Cockerel" was of considerable interest, not just in the private press world, but in the general popular culture as well. As Cave & Manson says, "The production of the Chaucer was regarded as a literary event, and was well reported in the press." When the book was completed, "there were notices in papers as different as the 'Liverpool Post,' the 'Glasgow Daily Recorder,' and the 'Chicago Evening Post' [as well as] reviews in magazines ranging from the 'Bookman' or the 'Spectator' to the 'Studio' and the 'Connoisseur.' . . . Golden Cockerel was news." Although reviews were not entirely favorable (some critics were put off by what were deemed to be "inappropriate" illustrations), the book was very profitable, grossing some £14,000 for the Press. Apart from the buzz it generated as a cultural event, Gill's "Canterbury Tales," for which the artist is said to have engraved some 160 blocks, is one of the best examples in modern fine press work of the successful collaboration of text, decoration, and typography.. 318 x 197 mm. (12 1/2 x 7 3/4"). Four volumes. No. 343 OF 485 COPIES on paper (and 15 on vellum). Original morocco-backed patterned paper boards by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, raised bands, gilt titling, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. In a cloth slipcase. Red and blue initials, and VERY PLEASING WOOD-ENGRAVED BORDERS (frequently inhabited) BY ERIC GILL on every page except in the last part of volume IV. Verso of front free endpapers with bookplate of William A. Risenfield. Chanticleer 63; Gill 281. Joints somewhat rubbed and a bit darkened (from dye), portions of the upper joint of volume I cracked (no other cracking), corners rather mashed, leather a little marked, but all the volumes solid, the covers unsoiled, and the spines uncharacteristically close in color; very fresh, clean, and bright internally. With the "Four Gospels" of 1931 and "Troilus and Criseyde" of 1927, this is one of the three greatest Golden Cockerel Press books. It was produced at a time when the name "Golden Cockerel" was of considerable interest, not just in the private press world, but in the general popular culture as well. As Cave & Manson says, "The production of the Chaucer was regarded as a literary event, and was well reported in the press." When the book was completed, "there were notices in papers as different as the 'Liverpool Post,' the 'Glasgow Daily Recorder,' and the 'Chicago Evening Post' [as well as] reviews in magazines ranging from the 'Bookman' or the 'Spectator' to the 'Studio' and the 'Connoisseur.' . . . Golden Cockerel was news." Although reviews were not entirely favorable (some critics were put off by what were deemed to be "inappropriate" illustrations), the book was very profitable, grossing some £14,000 for the Press. Apart from the buzz it generated as a cultural event, Gill's "Canterbury Tales," for which the artist is said to have engraved some 160 blocks, is one of the best examples in modern fine press work of the successful collaboration of text, decoration, and typography.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Menschen ohne maske (Men without masks)

      OFFERING: An extraordinary signed presentation with a full-page homage to Stefan Lorant from Gunther Sander, documenting this copy was the first printed and bound. Stefan Lorant is widely considered the first major editor of modern photojournalism, credited with publishing countless historical images for the first time. As editor of the Münchner Illustrierte Presse (1929-1933), he was among the first to publish August Sander's photographs. Gunther Sander (August Sander's son) devoted years to organizing and restoring August Sander's print archives after the devastation caused by bombs during World War II. The book is the first since Faces of our Times in 1929 ("Antlizer der  Zeit") illustrated with a sizable and representative selection of reproductions from the 40,000+ prints in August Sander's archives. Gunther Sander selected the illustrations and contributes an excellent biographical essay. August Sander [1876-1964] is remembered as one of the greatest photographers, for his monumental portrait series, People of the 20th Century ("Menschen Des 20 Jahrhunderts"), shot between 1910 and the early 1950s. He was only able to publish small parts during his lifetime. EDITION: No German limited edition was issued and this edition precedes all other editions. The gravure reproductions are of excellent quality. CONDITION: Book: Good / Jacket: Acceptable / Lacks plain card slipcase. / Detail: Pages: bright and clean, most with a gentle top corner bend. / Covers: light fading to top and bottom edges, lower side with lightly bumped corners, spine with slight crown and foot wear. / Binding: Very Good / Jacket: all-around edge wear and rubs with a few small vertical tears and slight loss to three tips, spine with irregular 5 mm loss at the head and irregular 2 mm loss at the foot. PAGINATION: Complete; 313 pages with 240 full-page, b/w gravure reproductions, a tipped-in frontispiece portrait of August Sander, and 24 small photographic reproductions in text. FORMAT: Publisher's gray paper boards and photographic jacket. SIZE: 310 mm. STEFAN LORANT [1901-1997] capitalized on the possibilities opened up by use of the new small cameras with high-speed lenses, exemplified by the Leica and became a leader in the creation of the photo essay. He was among the first to employ celebrated photographers as photojournalists, including August Sander, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alfred Eisenstadt, and Andre Kertesz and published the early photographs of Felix Man, Kurt Hutton, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Erich Salomon and Robert Capa. His journalistic credo was, "the photograph should not be posed; the camera should be like the notebook of a trained reporter."[Whiting] ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
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        The Sun Also Rises

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition, first printing, first issue with "stoppped" on page 181, line 26. Good. Cloth a bit worn and soiled, faded at spine and frayed at edges. Title labels darkened and worn. Staining to top edge of page block, only slightly affecting margins. Pages toned, sporadically foxed, end sheets offset. Front and rear inner hinges a bit slack, with a short bit of exposed webbing at the bottom of the front hinge. Lacking the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        All Quiet on the Western Front

      Putnam, 1929. Hardcover. Near Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Putnam in 1929. A near fine book without inscriptions, with a little browning to the spine tips. In the true first issue dust wrapper which has benefitted form some expert restoration to the spine and edges and now presents as a near fine example. Exceptionally rare World War One novel.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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