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PANASSIÉ, Hugues. Histoire des Disques Swing.
Geneva : 1944First edition. History of the label founded by Charles Delaunay and Panassié in 1937 to provide for the needs of the burgeoning French jazz market, here with a superb inscription from Panassié to the half-title; "To Paul and Gloria, faithful friends and unfaithful correspondents! Know that I often regret not having heard these discs without having... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 91511
(MIRÓ, Joan; Rita Hayworth.) PRÉVERT, Jacques & G. Ribemont-Dessaignes. Joan Miró.
Paris : 1956First edition, first printing. Miro has drawn and signed a self-portrait of himself meeting Hayworth across the endpaper and half title page in his inimitable style in black ink and watercolour. Prévert has inscribed across the same two pages "á Rita Hayworth, En amitié d'un soir... et de layt???, Jacques Prévert" with a drawing of a flower; Ribemont-Dessaignes... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 131185
BARZUN, Jacques. Race: A Study in Superstition.
New York : 1965Second edition, revised. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "For Lionel & Diana, with ever affectionate thoughts, this dull old book that faithfully reflects the dull old friend who sends it, Jacques. Dec 22/64". Literary critic Lionel Trilling (1905-75) worked at Columbia during the same period as Barzun, and for thirty years the two... Learn More£775.00
Stock Code: 61792
DERRIDA, Jacques. Signéponge.
Paris : 1988First French edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the half-title: "Pour Serge et Michele ? fidèlement, J. Derrida". Derrida's tribute to the poetry of Francis Ponge was originally published in the US in 1984, in a bilingual edition entitled Signésponge-Signsponge. Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 115229
BARZUN, Jacques. On Writing, Editing, and Publishing.
Chicago : 1971First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title: "For Wendell, fellow-author, editor & publisher. As ever, J. Nov 30/71". The recipient is the French-born American historian Barzun's life-long friend, with whom the author Wendell Hertig Taylor later wrote the critique of crime fiction, A Catalogue of Crime... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 91240
OUTRAM, [James]. The Conquest of Scinde.
Edinburgh and London : 1846First edition, presentation copy of Outram's account of the controversial annexation of Sind, inscribed "With the author's Complements" on the half-title of volume 1, probably in a secretarial hand. Having been specifically requested by Napier as commissioner for the treaty terms, Outram came to identify so closely with the position of the amirs and... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 120230
(ROBBINS, Lionel.) PERROUX, Francois. Les techniques quantitatives de la planification.
Paris : 1965First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title "Pour Lord L. Robbins en hommage d'admiration et d'amitié également fideles sic François Perroux". A nice association: Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 141530
(BIRRELL, Francis, trans.) DIDEROT, Denis. Dialogues.
London : 1927First edition, first impression, of this translation. Inscribed by Frankie Birrell to the Bloomsbury Group members Ralph and Frances Partridge on the front free endpaper: "To Ralph & Frances from the translator". Frances Partridge née Marshall worked at Birrell and Bunny Garnett's bookshop in her early twenties, and records in her autobiography her... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 131854
(ROBBINS, Lionel.) PERROUX, Francois. Unités actives et mathématiques nouvelles:
Paris : 1975First edition, first printing, presentation copy to the British economist Lionel Robbins, with the signed presentation note on Perroux's card reading: "Pour Lord L. Robbins en hommage d'admiration et j'amite ègaliment fidels Francois Perroux 18.4.76". An excellent economics provenance: Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during... Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 141523
(HUMBOLDT, Alexandre de.) CIRCOURT, Adolphe de, comte. Aspects de la nature avec des éclaircissements scientifiques.
[Paris] : 1856Review of Humboldt's Aspects de la nature, presentation copy to Alexis de Tocqueville, inscribed by Circourt on the front wrapper, "Monsieur Alexis de Toqueville de l'Académie Française, hommage de l'auteur." Circourt's book reviews are discussed in his extensive correspondence with Tocqueville (Œuvres complètes, vol. 18, 1951). Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 122879
[BERKELEY, George.] Siris: A Chain of Philosophical Reflexions and Inquiries Concerning the Virtues of Tar Water,
Dublin : 1744First edition, presentation copy with "From the Author" written in a contemporary hand on the front free endpaper, and from the library of the Bloomsbury Group member Lytton Strachey, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Strachey's library contained various works by 18th-century philosophers, reflecting his own interest in philosophy and the intense... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 135077
(ROBBINS, Lionel.) RIST, Charles. Essais sur quelques problemes economiques et monetaires.
Paris : 1933First edition, first printing, presentation copy to the British economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed on the front free endpaper "à M. le Professeur Robbins en témoignage de haute estime" (translated "to Professor Robbins as a testimony of high esteem").
A nice provenance: Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 142279
(ROBBINS, Lionel.) DUPRIEZ, Léon H. Philosophie des Conjonctures Économiques.
Louvain & Paris : 1959First edition, first printing, presentation copy to the British economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed on the half-title "A Lionel Robbins en tres cordial hommage Léon Dupriez". A nice association: Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated the economics department... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 141531
SYMONS, A. J. A. The Quest for Corvo. An Experiment in Biography.
London : 1934First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Vincent, a tribute to a long a noble friendship, with the sincere and cordial salutations of his colleague in letters and admirer in life. A.J. Feb 3rd, 1934". The recipient, identified by a pencilled note, was Harold Vincent Marrot (1898-1954),... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 109896
SYMONS, A. J. A. The Quest for Corvo. An Experiment in Biography.
London : 1934First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the writer Frank Swinnerton (1884-1992) on the front free endpaper, "Frank Swinnerton, in the hope that he will find the book worthy of the theme with the cordial regards of A. J. A. Symons." Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 93972
KORNISS, Peter. A Vendegmunkas, (The Guest Workers).
Budapest : 1988First edition, first printing. With the photographer's signed presentation inscription to the title page, "To Augusta and Arnold Newman in the hope you will know a bit more about my small country from this book. With warmest regards Korniss Peter Budapest September 12, 1989". Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 76021
(MUIR, Edwin.) MOORE, Edward. We Moderns: Enigmas and Guesses.
1918First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Moore on the front free endpaper, "To Mrs. Stobo from Edward Moore in memory of many charming hours. 31st May, 1918". Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 67586
(HEFNER, Hugh.) HANLEY, Jack. Let's Make Mary: Being a Gentleman's Guide to Scientific Seduction in Eight Easy Lessons.
New York : 1937The copy of the Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, with a laid-in handwritten note on Playboy Mansion West stationary from Shel Silverstein: "Hef - found this - thought you'd like it - then the vague remembrance hit me - that I may have seen it - years ago - in your apt on Superior - oh well - love Shel". Playboy's offices were located at 11 East Superior... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 141725
COMMAGER, Henry Steele. The American Mind.
New Haven : 1950First edition, first printing. Inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author: "Mr. Katzenbach with good wishes Henry Steele Commager". Commager (1902-1998) was one of the most prolific American historians of his time, whose works helped define American liberalism. The present work, one of his most famous, argues that the American mind is rational,... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 124213
CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
London : 1866First published edition, rare presentation copy, inscribed by the author to one of his child-friends on the half-title, "Ella Chlora Williams from the author", together with three letters from the author mounted on the third, fourth, and fifth blanks.
Ella Chlora Faithfull Bickersteth (née Monier-Williams, 1859-1954) was the only daughter of Sir... Learn More£75,000.00
Stock Code: 127698
SALK, Jonas. The Survival of the Wisest.
New York : 1973First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Gilbert Fitzhugh - with hope - Jonas Salk". The identity of the recipient is unknown, though one possibility is the retired chairman of the board of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Gilbert W. Fitzhugh (1911-1997), who in 1973 was living in San Diego, the location... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 132946
ROGERS, Edward. An essay on some general principles of political economy, on taxes upon raw produce, and on commutation of tithes.
London : 1822First edition of Rogers's mathematical economics pamphlet, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front wrapper, "To Charles Wetherell Esq. MP. with the Author's Compliments", underneath the crossed-out inscription, "To the Earl of Liverpool". At the time of the inscription the English politician and judge Charles Wetherell represented Oxford... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 120724
TINBERGEN, Jan. Minimumproblemen in de natuurkunde en de ekonomie.
Amsterdam : 1929Tinbergen's copy of his doctoral thesis, with his initials to the front free endpaper and first blank, two leaves of manuscript inserts, and several neat pencil annotations, including the correction made to formula 10 on p. 7 listed as the single erratum of the first trade edition, and mistakes on pp. 15, 25. This copy with a Dedication leaf ("to my... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 123617
MEZZROW, Milton "Mezz", & Bernard Wolfe. La rage de vivre.
Paris : 1951Second edition in French (following the first of 1950), originally published in the US in 1946. Boldly signed by Mezzrow in blue biro on the half-title, along with the signatures of four other jazz musicians: French pianist Claude Bolling, New Orleanian trumpeter Lee Collins, trombonist Jimmy Archey, and drummer Fred Moore; identifying annotations in... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 123411
WASHINGTON, Booker T. Up From Slavery.
New York : 1901First edition in book form, first printing, signed by the author on the verso of the contents page "Booker T. Washington, Tuskegee, Alabama, Aug. 11. 1906". This autobiography was first published chapter by chapter over 17 issues in The Outlook between 1900 and 1901 and became "his most critically acclaimed autobiography, translated into some... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 139033
HOBSON, John Atkinson. Work and Wealth: A Human Valuation.
London : 1914First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper "A. G. Gardiner with the writer's kind regards". The recipient was most probably the journalist and author Alfred George Gardiner (1865-1946), chairman of the National Anti-Sweating League, which opposed sweatshops and campaigned for a minimum wage.
"Hobson's... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 141867
MACHEN, Arthur. Notes and Queries.
London : 1926First edition, copy B of 15 lettered presentation copies signed by the author, additionally warmly inscribed by Machen on the front free endpaper, "To Major Nicholson, commonly and affectionately known as 'Brother Bill', these 'Ashes from an Old Dustbin' are inscribed by Arthur Machen April 21st 1927". The recipient may be the actor H. O. Nicholson... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 135859
HOLIDAY, Billie. Poster of Billie inscribed by Milt Hinton.
Philadelphia : 1981Emotive poster of the legendary singer, inscribed lower right by the celebrated bassist and photographer, Milt Hinton, "To Jeann Failows, thanks for your loyal support of jazz, as ever your Pal, Milt "Judge" Hinton, '82", and adding a sketch of a double bass. Hinton's New York Times obituary noted, "He earned his nickname, the Judge, because he would... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 133980
CAHUN, Claude. Two autograph postcards signed to Surrealist poet Robert Desnos, the second also signed by Marcel Moore.
Paris & Jersey : 1932 & 1938Two exceptionally rare autograph postcards signed from the French photographer and mixed-media artist Claude Cahun to Surrealist poet Robert Desnos, one written from Paris, the other from Jersey in exile; in the first thanking him for a gift of flowers, and in the second reporting on her reclusive life in Jersey with her collaborator, lover, and step-sister... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 131539
STUART-WORTLEY, Emmeline, Lady. Poems.
London : 1833First edition of the author's first publication, fairly uncommon, around a dozen copies institutionally, but this a delightful presentation copy inscribed; "For the Marchioness of Londonderry with the Author's very Affectionate Love". Stuart-Wortley memorialised her friend, Frances Anne Vane-Stewart in verse in Fisher's Drawing Scrap-Book for 1838:... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 141664
SIDGWICK, Henry. Elements of Politics.
London : 1891First edition, with an autograph postcard from Sidgwick to the Scottish physician Donald MacAlister laid in, postmarked from the year of publication, 15 August 1891, and sent from Zermatt. Mailed to MacAlister at his St John's College, Cambridge address, Sidgwick writes: "It was stupid of me to omit to say that I should be in Switzerland at the launch-time:... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 123669
THWAITE, Anthony (ed.) Poems for Shakespeare 3.
London : 1974Signed limited edition of a 100 copies, this copy out of series, signed by the editor on the title page and by all 14 contributing poets on the facing page. The copy of the editor Anthony Thwaite, with his ownership signature in pencil to the front free endpaper. The signed issue preceded the trade edition. Together with a card from Sam Wanamaker to... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 126572
[BERKELEY, George.] Alciphron: or, the Minute Philosopher.
London : 1732First edition, inscribed on the title page "from the author". George Berkeley (1685-1753) wrote Alciphron, a set of philosophical dialogues, in an attempted rebuttal of the insurgent secular intellectual trends of the early enlightenment. Countering the views of John Locke, Bernard de Mandeville, and the third Earl of Shaftesbury, who collectively manifest... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 131149
ORTON, I. R. The Dreamer and the Sheaves,
London : 1955First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author to the title page, "To Alan Guest, best wishes from I. R. Orton". Loosely inserted in this copy are two letters to the editor of Stand magazine and poet Jon Silkin, one in manuscript, dated 27 November 1954; the second typed and signed in manuscript. Alongside the letters Orton has sent... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 136259
BOYLE, Roger, Earl of Orrery. A Treatise Of the Art of War:
In the Savoy : 1677First and only edition, presentation copy inscribed by the recipient on the title page: "This book was presented by the Authour the Earle of Orrery to Edward Proger, 1677" and with the later ownership inscription of Catherine Proger. This is likely to be Edward Proger (1618x21-1713), the courtier who served as a Groom of the Bedchamber for Charles II,... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 137601
BOOLOS, George. The Logic of Provability.
Cambridge : 1993First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the philosopher Willard Van Orman Quine on the front pastedown: "For Van, George". Though their relationship was evidently cordial, Boolos and Quine did clash on questions of logic; in the present book Boolos writes "It seems appropriate here to mention one philosophical... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 132997
(WAIN, Louis; Joseph Pennell; Selwyn Image.) A Book of Drawings.
London : 1891A unique and copiously signed copy of this collection of illustrations published by Eleanor and Frederick Trehawke Davies to raise money for "the poor of St Pancras", bound together with a 28-page bookseller's catalogue entitled "Works of Art and Antiques" the cover of which was designed by Selwyn Image, and several pages of ephemera and correspondence... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 104518
RUBINSTEIN, Harold Frederick. Isabel's Eleven.
London : 1927First edition, first impression, the dedication copy, the printed dedication "To Victor Gollancz, Isabel's Friend" supplemented with the author's inscription "to the above with the author's love. Question: Tell, oh tell! Who the Hell is Isabel? Answer: fool, don't you see? Friend of V.G. Good enough for me! H.F.R. 29.1.27".
The recipient was the... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 142038
WEST, Rebecca. Black Lamb and Grey Falcon.
London : 1941First edition, first impression, inscribed on the half-title of volume I: "With much gratitude to Yvonne Ffrench from Rebecca West, 1942". Ffrench was the author of well-received biographies of Sarah Siddons, Mrs Gaskell, Ouida, and Florence Nightingale, together with a number of works of Victorian history including a study of the Great Exhibition,... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 124556
RAFFALOVICH, Marc-André. Tuberose and Meadowsweet.
London : 1885First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title "A M. J.J. Weiss hommage affectueux de l'auteur". The recipient was likely Jean-Jacques Weiss (1827-1891), French man of letters, professor, and literary critic. The author's second book of Uranian poetry, very scarce inscribed, and especially desirable in such nice condition.... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 135467
(ROBBINS, Lionel.) CLARK, John Maurice. Studies in the Economics of Overhead Costs.
Chicago : 1923First edition, first printing, the copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper, above the note "'26 Reread '46"; he has annotated the book in various places with marginal lines. A nice association - Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist of the inter-war period; at the... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 140341
BECHET, Sidney. "Sentimental Mr. Bechet" - signed 45 rpm EP.
Paris : 1954Signed by Bechet and fellow clarinettist André Réwéliotty on label attached to front cover. Appealing EP, catching Bechet in the company of Claude Luter, Réwéliotty, and their respective bands, and including some of Bechet's signature pieces: "Summertime", "September Song", the self-penned "Petite Fleur" and "Jacqueline". The unsigned and unattributed... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 130115
BELFORD, Kevin. Devil at the Confluence.
St Louis : 2009First edition, first printing. Signed by Paul Garon to foot of the foreword. Garon is an author of a number of books on the Blues and was one of the founding editors of Living Blues magazine in 1970. The accompanying CD, "The St Louis Blues Legends Delmark Collection" is an exclusive collection of music from St. Louis musicians drawn from from the... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 116361
(GAY SUNSHINE PRESS.) Out of the Blue.
San Francisco : 1997First edition, first printing, scarce cloth issue, publisher Winston Leyland's own copy with his ownership inscription to half-title. The majority of the limited hardback issues of Gay Sunshine Press books were sold to libraries and are consequently scarce. The colophon advertises 26 deluxe lettered copies but the bibliography notes that "this has not... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 123283
MORIYAMA, Daido. Record.
Tokyo : 2008Reprint of the first five issues of Record, signed by the artist in Japanese and English to the inside cover of the chemise. Daido Moriyama privately published his personal photo-magazine between 1972 and 1973: this edition offers a re-print of the first five volumes, handsomely packaged, of his distinctive grainy street photography. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 136882
COELHO, Paulo. The Alchemist.
San Francisco : 1993First edition in English, first printing, inscribed by the author on the title page, "Fanny: be always faithful to your destiny, Paulo Coelho, Oct 95", quite scarce and appealing thus with a personal inscription. The Alchemist was originally published in Portuguese as O Alquimista in Brazil in 1988. It has since been translated into... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 138966
PEAKE, Mervyn. Titus Groan.
London : 1946First edition, first impression (with the correct first impression jacket - no reviews, and no "Second Impression" to front flap), a scarce presentation copy inscribed on the half-title, "wishing you everything you most wish for yourselves - from Mervyn Peake, 1947". This copy was presented as a wedding present to the actors Dorothy Hyson and Anthony... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 137966
NICKERSON, Hoffman. The Armed Horde, 1793-1939.
New York : 1942Second edition of this influential, if controversial, study, first published in 1940. This copy inscribed by the author, "To General Martel from a follower in the wake of the Tank, Hoffman Nickerson". The recipient was Sir Giffard Le Quesne Martel (18891958), and the inscription refers to his 1931 publication In the Wake of the Tank, which is an account... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 142036
COWARD, Noël. Collected Sketches and Lyrics.
London : First collected edition, first impression, signed by the author on the half-title. This was Coward's first collection of sketches, taken from the revues London Calling (1923), On with the Dance (1925), This Year of Grace (1928), Cochran's Revue (1931), and The Third Little Show (1931). It includes "Mad Dogs and Englishmen", first performed that year,... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 138938
ALCOTT, Louisa May. Inscribed carte-de-visite.
New York : May 1882A delightfully personal memento, a carte-de-visite inscribed on the verso by Alcott to her friend Mary Williams, "Betsey from Sairy May 1882"; with an identifying note in an unknown hand below the author's inscription: "Sairy Louisa M Alcott, Betsey Mary H. Williams". The names of "Sairy" and "Betsey" were taken from the characters of the bibulous... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 137833
STOKER, Bram. The Mystery of the Sea.
London : 1902First UK edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper in the month of publication: "John Northcott from Bram Stoker, 17.7.02". An appealing provenance: John Northcott (d. 1905) was the highly regarded music and drama critic for The Daily Chronicle, described by a contemporary as "one of the most... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 125940
(CRICK, Francis.) Bourne, Geoffrey. Cytology and Cell Physiology.
Oxford : 1945Francis Crick's copy, with his pencilled signature to the pastedown, of an important cell biology textbook, outlining the biological worldview which Crick was schooled in and which he would ultimately overturn with his joint discovery of DNA in 1953. Though books from Crick's library do appear, relevant scientific texts published before the 1953 paradigm... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 130399
CLOUSTON, William Alexander (ed.) The Bakhtyar Nama: a Persian Romance.
[Larkhall, Lanarkshire] : 1883First edition thus, one of 300 copies, inscribed to Jane Morris on the blank preceding the title, "To Mrs. Morris from The Editor", and probably bound for presentation. Ouseley's translation was originally published in 1800 but had become rare by the 1880s and the Orcadian scholar Clouston considered it worth reprinting. Noted on the title page as editor... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 132751
DUNSANY, Lord. Time and the Gods.
London : 1906First edition, first impression, of this influential fantasy text, with a four-page autograph letter signed from the author to William Roughead tipped-in to the front free endpaper, and Roughead's bookplate to the front pastedown. Roughead (1870-1952) was a Scottish lawyer and popular true crime author with whom Dunsany shared a long-held correspondence... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 139315
(GAY SUNSHINE PRESS.) Partings at Dawn.
San Francisco : 1996First edition, first printing, scarce cloth issue, publisher Winston Leyland's own copy with his ownership inscription to half-title. The majority of the limited hardback issues of Gay Sunshine Press books were sold to libraries and are consequently scarce. Winston Leyland (b.1940) was a leading figure in American LGBT publishing and won the Stonewall... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 123282
ALLEN, Mary S. The Pioneer Policewoman.
London : 1925First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "with every good wish, from Mary S. Allen", with an autograph note loosely inserted, "Hoping you will accept this - If in your part of the world I will certainly let you know. M. S. Allen". The Pioneer Policewoman was Mary Sophia Allen's... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 131558
BERGSON, Henri. Le Rire.
Paris : 1924Later edition in book form, presentation copy to the Swedish diplomat and Francophile Count Albert Ehrensvärd, inscribed by Bergson on the half-title, "à Monsieur le Comte Albert Ehrensvärd en dévoué hommage H. Bergson".
Having served as Sweden's envoy to the Netherlands, Belgium, the United States, and Switzerland between the years 1908-18,... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 129302