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        Autograph Letter Signed Aldous Huxley to Mr Blumenfeld likely Simon Blumenfeld friend of Huxleys a journalist whose pen name was Sidney Vauncez

      3 1/2 pages 8vo, The Athenaeum, Pall Mall, 10 October 1931. An interesting, detailed, eloquent letter to Huxley's recently married friend ("all best wishes for your future happiness"), written in the year Huxley wrote his magnum opus Brave New World, and touching on his serious political concerns. Includes two of the most perfectly succinct political comments this cataloguer has encountered recently - "have just returned to this political bedlam", "Really, the lunacy of the world" - (still relevant today); here specifically referring to the British political climate (just prior to the election that would be held later that month (27 Oct 1931), which would provide results that "were the most astonishing in the history of the British party system" (in the words of Ivor Bulmer-Thomas)), thence suggesting a way to possibly mend the financial problems of the world. Huxley also mentions that he had "hoped to go to Russia [that] summer" but had been "prevented by press of work".

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        The Good Earth

      The John Day Company, New York 1931 - "The Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck. Published by The John Day Company, New York, 1931. Winner of the 1932 Pulitzer Prize for Novel (Fiction). First edition, first printing, first issue; With edition points: "The copyright page states "COPYRIGHT, 1931, BY PEARL S. BUCK" and there is no mention of subsequent printings. The bottom of the copyright page says "FOR THE JOHN DAY PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC." which was later changed to "FOR THE JOHN DAY COMPANY" late into the first printing, and is found on all subsequent printings. So although the "JOHN DAY PUBLISHING COMPANY" error is the first state,the second state "JOHN DAY COMPANY" is much more scarce. The dust jacket is rare and adds most of the value to the book. It is the only Pulitzer Prize winning novel whose first trade edition is WITHOUT a price on the dust jacket. Even advance issues, identical to the first printing trade dust jacket, are without a price statement." With its very rare original dust jacket. The dust jacket is in good condition. Chipping and creasing to the edges with small chips to the rear panel. Stains to the panels and spine. Sunning to the spine with paper loss at the bottom edge. The book is in very good to very good plus condition. The boards are well preserved with firm edges. Faint sunning to the spine with rubbing to the gilt titling and decoration. The front board is slightly cocked. Previous owner's bookplate on the front paste-down. The binding is starting at page 23 and 283. The textblock is gently toned, largely clean, unmarked, and complete. A scarce copy of this American classic. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(H8-40) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Match Making

      Advertising brochure, with colour lithograph cover by Paul Nash, printed in yellow, blue, green and black; 4vo; 55 pages, photographs by Francis Bruguiere, text by E. P. Leigh-Bennett. Fine, although the staples have been removed.

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        THE ILIAD [and] ODYSSEY

      London: Nonesuch Press, 1931. Limited, numbered editions. Full Leather. Royal Octavo. Bound volumes bound as issued in full dyed niger morocco with marbled endpapers; top edge gilt; housed in publisher issued slipcases in matching marbled paper; fairly uncommon thus. Both volumes are limited and numbered: 977 of 1450 and 1122 of 1400, respectively. Spines are a trifle darkened as usual; contents clean and binding sound. A finely printed bilingual edition of this classic. Ransom 72/78.

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        Conflict. Angora to Afghanistan ... With a Foreword by Brigadier-General Sir Percy Sykes.

      ~i~London, Cassell, [1931]. 8vo. Original turquoise cloth, spine lettered in black, in the rarely seen colourful original pictorial wrappers incorporating map and portraits; pp. xxvi, 302, plates after photographs; lower panel of wrappers with a few tears, rear falp missing, text with light scattered spottin; an exeptional copy. First edition. Rosita Forbes was a bold traveller, who, in 1921 was the second European to travel across the Libyan desert to the oasis of Kufra. She developed a love for Middle Eastern travel and in this book the examines the clashes between mediaeval societies, religious divisions and attempts by modern states, such as Turkey, Afghanistan, Iran and the Soviet Union to 'modernize'. On her 8,000 mile journey she visits Turkey, Syrian Druzes, Palestine, where she examines the land problem, and Jewish settlements, the holy cities of Iraq, oil fields of Iran, visits Yezidi communities, Kurdistan and the Nestorians of Urmia, travels with pilprims to Meshed, visits the Shah, pops over the border to Azerbeijan , deals with the new Soviet society, and Kurdistan.

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        An English Lady in Chinese Turkestan.

      London, Ernest Benn Ltd., [1931]. 8vo. Publisher's green cloth; pp. [vii], 236; sketch map and four photographic plates; spine with light spot at head, occasional minimal spotting to text only, a very good copy of a very rare book. First edition of an important title on the Great Game in Central Asia, and a wonderful description of life in Kashgar and surroundings, now in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, in China's far west on the Silk Road. 'Catherina Theodora, second daughter of James Borland of Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire. She had never travelled before but revealed an exemplary ability to 'make do', hosting numerous Russian and Chinese diplomatic guests as well as any passing travellers from home' (ODNB). 'Col Francis Younghusband was the first British Resident in Kashgar, and from 1891 George Macartney (no relation to the first Ambassador to China in 1793) replaced Younghusband and stayed there until his retirement at the end of the First World War. One of the most important duties of the British Political Resident at Kashgar was to send periodic news reports or fortnightly diaries, channelled through the Government of India, to London. The contents of these reports and diaries range from the Resident's daily dealings with the locals to political uprisings in the region. In the countries surrounding India's frontiers, there was little secret intelligence of a direct military kind to be acquired. What the British Government needed to know was mainly political - Russian movement in the region, local events, which tribes might be plotting to overthrow some ruler and what might be the effect on the border tribes. The Political Resident at Kashgar, George Macartney, who was fully bilingual, managed to establish an amicable rapport with Chinese Taotai (a provincial administrator) as well as with the Russian Consul at Kashgar. Through his local contacts, he was well informed of political shifts and likely repercussions within or beyond the borders. In general, it could be said that, like every British Political Agent of that period, Macartney ran a local information or intelligence service, which Russians might have called a spy network, but it tended to be a very informal and parochial affair' (British Library, Chinese Turkestan: British presence, online).

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        Sanctuary [First State]

      New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine-. First Printing, First State, with magenta and gray abstract figured end papers. 8vo: [4],380pp. Publisher's ribbed magenta paper over boards, gray cloth spine stamped in magenta, top edge stained deep gray to black. About Fine (and probably unread), with minor bumping to spine ends. Absent the scarce dust jacket. Petersen A8.2. Connolly (Modern Movement) 69. "Sanctuary, published 9 February 1931, is the sixth in order of publication of Faulkner's nineteen novels, and his fourth about Jefferson, Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi . . . Arguably his most pessimistic novel, and perhaps his most cynical as well, its sensational subject matter bootlegging, rape, murder, sex, prostitution, two murder trials, a lynching, and an execution made it Faulkner's first best seller, and, in literary circles at least, made him famous, if not infamous." (Literary Encyclopedia) "A formal and stylistic tour de force." (Time 100) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Metropolitan Museum

      Montréal: Herald Press, 1931. Ed. numérotée. En feuilles sous chemise. Très bon. Edwin H. Holgate, bois. Signé par l'auteur et l'artiste. In-4. 29 pages. Étui professionnellement restauré. Signé par l'auteur, et par l'artiste et son épouse. Exemplaire no. 370/450/475. L'un des premiers livres d'artiste québécois (Hould, 53). Réalisation de qualité.

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      Copyright 1931. [ 1941].. Color pictographic map / poster (carte), 17 3/4 x 14 inches on sheet 20 x 16 inches. This is the first colored issue of Jo Mora's whimsical bird's eye view of the Yosemite valley (with the rider facing to the right: Gilmore 2004). The 1931 edition was issued in black and white; this was colored by Jo Mora and issued as this edition (with the rider facing to the right and the auto road at lower left full of curves). .

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        La première traversée aérienne. Paris - New-York par Costes et Bellonte

      Imprimerie nationale, 1931. In-4 plein chagrin brun, dos à nerfs, caissons dorés et à froid, titre rapporté en lettres de maroquin rouge sur fond argenté au dos, premier plat orné d'une belle composition un breguet mosaïqué sur fond peint de nuit d'orage et d'Atlantique, une plaque ivoire de monogramme contrecollée, 252 pp. Plus de 100 reproductions en noir ou en couleurs, dont 6 planches dépliantes. Superbe relation-célébration de l'évènement. Partis du Bourget sur leur avion Point d'Interrogation, ils furent les premiers à relier le Nouveau Monde par un vol sans escale. Le projet, les préparatifs, la première tentative, l'accueil à New York, le retour et les festivités. Exemplaire de Bellonte avec un envoi du rapporteur R. Weiss.

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        AFRIKA. Cape Town and South-West Africa, 1931.

      1931 - Stab binding, bound with grey ribbon, patterned cloth over boards (13" x 9.25") with handwritten titles on front board; contains 19 grey heavy cardstock leaves, each featuring numerous b/w photographs (more than 150 in all, average size is 3" x 4.25") affixed to rectos and versos with photo-corners, most of them labeled by hand, in German (with some English). Boards a little rubbed and scuffed, else fine. A lovely young African woman, wearing robes, a turban, and a necklace, clutches a pipe in her teeth and poses for the camera in front of a thatched roof house. The photograph bears the handwritten label, "Basutofrau aus dem Hinterland von East London." So begins this collection of images – photographs taken by the author, and postcards – of Cape Town and South-West Africa in 1931. It offers a nice balance of the personal – with images of the author’s friends at picnics, hiking (with men in suits and hat, and the ladies in dresses and high-heeled shoes!), on ship, and watching street performers – and the more broadly interesting streetscapes and landmarks. (The African people, it seems, were also generously willing to smile for the camera.) Postcards have labels printed in English, identifying Camps Bay, Chapman Peak, government buildings, memorials, etc., and the photographs taken by the author usually identify the place and date (tidy penmanship, in German, and often with a quip). Though a few of the author’s photographs are a little blurry or over-exposed, most are nicely composed – and all of the images (photos and postcards) are bright and clean. A pleasing amalgam. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essays in Persuasion.

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited,, 1931. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Spine lightly rolled, very minor foxing to contents; a few nicks and a little loss to dust jacket extremities and a neat split to the spine, professionally reinforced using Japanese paper; a very good copy. First edition, first impression, of Keynes's first collection of essays. "Keynes's intensive public activity with respect to the policy discussions of the inter-war period was reflected in the more than three-hundred articles he wrote for the 'highbrow' news magazines of the time (particularly the Nation and Athenaeum- of whose board Keynes was chairman in the 1920's - and its successor The New Statesman and Nation) as well as for the popular press. Many of the latter articles were syndicated in newspapers all over the world. A selection from these and similar writings were reissued by Keynes in 1931 under the title Essays in Persuasion. They are marked by a brilliant style, truly the work of a literary craftsman" (Patinkin in The New Palgrave).

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        Queen's Mate

      Methuen, 1931. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing, first issue. Original cloth in dust wrapper. A very good+ clean, bright and tight copy in very good entirely complete pictorial dust wrapper. Priced at 7/6 as called for. A rare early title by Herbert Adams, preceding all of his Collins Crime Club novels.

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        Preise und Produktion.

      Vienna: Julius Springer,, 1931. Octavo. Original buff paper wrappers printed in black, uncut edges. Contemporary ownership inscription to title page, a few light pencil annotations to wrappers. Some very occasional spotting to contents, otherwise a bright and clean, excellent copy. First edition in German, in which Hayek argues "against the then-dominant (and still-prevalent) idea that the appropriate focus of monetary theory is on the relationship between the quantity of money and the general level of prices" (The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, p. 612). The first English edition, Prices and Production, was published the same yearin London by G. Routledge.

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        Joseph Alois Schumpeter. Dedication and autograph signature on the reprint of his abbreviated lecture "The Present Depression: A Tentative Diagnosis" on a meeting of the American Economic Association 1931

      ohne Orts- und Verlagsangabe 1931 - eigenhändige Widmung an einen befreundeten Professor "Erich Welter Mit besten Grüßen Schumpeter" in Bleistift auf Sonderdruck eines von ihm 1930 auf einer Tagung der American Economic Association gehaltenen Vortrags, Supplement des American Economic Review, Volume XXI, No. 1, March 1931, senkrechte Knickspur, wasserfleckig und angestaubt, autograph signatures of Joseph A. Schumpeter, one of the most brilliant modern economists, are extremely rare 2100 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Outlines of Chinese Symbolism 

      An alphabetical compendium of antique legends and beliefs, as reflected in the manners and customs of the Chinese. First edition. One of a limited edition of 250 copies signed by the author. 200 plates (photogravures, lithographs, woodcuts, some of them hand-colored. 4to. Original decorated cloth. Overall a very good copy. xxv, 423ff. Peiping [Beijing], Customs College Press, 

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        In the Shadow of Mt. McKinley. Foreword by John Burnham. Introduction by Robert Sterling Yard

      The Derrydale Press, New York 1931 - Rungius, Carl. First Edition, one of 750 copies. Illustrated by paintings and sketches by Carl Rungius and photographs by the author, folding map. xiv, 289, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Siegel 53; Frazier B-9-a Original blue cloth, about fine spine slightly sunned Illustrated by paintings and sketches by Carl Rungius and photographs by the author, folding map. xiv, 289, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Night Before Christmas.

      George C. Harrap & Co, London 1931 - Signed limited first edition, number 244 of only 275 copies. Signed by Arthur Rackham. Octavo, original gilt-stamped limp vellum, red and white pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, with four color plates and 17 in-text line cuts. Near fine in the original slipcase. A Visit from St. Nicholas, more commonly known as The Night Before Christmas, is a poem first published anonymously in 1823 and later attributed to Clement Clarke Moore, who claimed authorship in 1837. The poem has been called "arguably the best-known verses ever written by an American" (Edwin Burrows). For this edition of this classic, Arthur Rackham created four full-color illustrations, 17 drawings in black and white, and red and white pictorial endpapers. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Mise en Page - The Theory and Practice of Lay-Out

      The Studio, London., 1931. First U.K. edition. No translator given. Quarto. Unpaginated. Cloth-backed boards with art deco design. The book is largely devoted to pictorial examples of the history and modern-day use of composition for publicity purposes. Within a firmly art deco aesthetic the fifteen plates are created by means of a variety of techniques: overlay, collage, different papers, etc. The text itself is presented (in English) in a typographically witty way and is built around a wide-ranging selection of illustrations. At the end the text is printed in its original French. The book was printed in France by the author.There is some offsetting from a couple of plates onto the facing pages; this seems inevitable given the techniques used in their production. The last plate, a modified aerial photograph of the Arc de Triomphe, is torn and repaired on the reverse. Covers rubbed at the edges. Very good.

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        Mekka in the latter part of the 19th century Daily life customs and learning The Moslims of the East Indian Archipelago

      First English edition (of the second text vol. of the German first). Folding plan and numerous illustrations in the text. 8vo. Original blue cloth, boards slightly warped, spine sunned. A good copy. vi, 309 pp. Leyden: E. J. Brill,

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        In the Shadow of Mt. McKinley. Foreword by John Burnham. Introduction by Robert Sterling Yard

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1931. First Edition, one of 750 copies. Illustrated by paintings and sketches by Carl Rungius and photographs by the author, folding map. xiv, 289, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original blue cloth, about fine spine slightly sunned. Rungius, Carl. First Edition, one of 750 copies. Illustrated by paintings and sketches by Carl Rungius and photographs by the author, folding map. xiv, 289, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Siegel 53; Frazier B-9-a

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        Compleat Angler, The

      London: George G. Harrap & Co Ltd, 1931. "I Envy No Body But Him, And Him Only, That Catches More Fish Than I Do" A Celebration of the Art and Spirit of Fishing in Prose and Verse One of 775 Copies Illustrated and Signed by Arthur Rackham Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for E. Joseph [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. WALTON, Izaak. The Compleat Angler or The Contemplative Man's Recreation. Being a Discourse of Rivers, Fishponds, Fish and Fishing not unworthy the Perusal of most Anglers. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: George G. Harrap & Co., [1931]. Limited to 775 numbered copies (this copy being No. 13), signed by the artist. With an introduction by Henry Williamson. Quarto (10 5/16 x 7 13/16 inches; 263 x 198 mm.). 223, [1] pp. Twelve color plates, with descriptive tissue guards, and twenty-five drawings in black and white. Title printed in green and black. Bound ca. 1991 by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for E. Joseph (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in) in full dark green crushed levant morocco. Covers ruled in gilt, front cover stamped and lettered in gilt to match the original 1931 cover design, spine paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt-ruled board edges and decorative gilt turn-ins, top edge gilt, others uncut, original dark red printed pictorial end-papers. A fine copy. "No fewer than six plates have landscape backgrounds, plates which should remind us of Rackham's very serious reputation as a landscape painter, with a fine vision of natural forms" (Gettings, Arthur Rackham, p. 159). The Compleat Angler (the spelling is sometimes modernised to The Complete Angler) was written by Izaak Walton. It was first published in 1653 by Richard Marriot of St Dunstan-in-the-West, London. Walton continued to add to it for a quarter of a century. It is a celebration of the art and spirit of fishing in prose and verse. Latimore & Haskell, pp. 66-67. Riall, p. 175.

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        Japanese Fairy Tales: The Boy Who Drew Cats; The Old Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling; Chin Chin Kobakama; The Goblin Spider; The Fountain of Youth

      T. Hasegawa, Tokyo., [c 1931]. Edition unknown, as Hasegawa issued these sets of five volumes repeatedly over a ten-year period from 1931. It seems that sets in uniform size with all volumes measuring 13.8 x 19.3 cm, as here, are earlier in the series, as later sets which include smaller volumes are also known. Some very similar sets were issued by the Macrae-Smith Company in Philadelphia and the only indication of these is on the title-label on the slipcase. In the present case Macrae-Smith are not mentioned which again suggests this is an early set. Each title was also available separately, with some of them dating back to the late 19th century. Colour woodblock illustrations on every page, printed on creped paper and bound in Japanese style with stab silk ties.All volumes fine in original fragile rice paper sleeves. The front and back boards of the original slipcase, together with the ivory clasps, are present.

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        Les 120 journées de Sodome ou L'école du libertinage [WITH] Les 120 journées de Sodome. Suite de 16 lithographies originales.

      Stendhal et Cie pour les membres de la Société du roman philosophique Paris -1935; the plates aux dépens des seuls bibliophiles souscripteurs ca.1936 1931 - Two volumes 4to. With photogr. frontisp. showing the original manuscript roll, and 16 lithographic plates. Original printed wrappers in full dark crushed green morocco by Beenkens-Bruxelles, silver rules to boards with a crowned S in angles, spines with raised bands lettered in silver, same crowned S to a compartment, endpapers in vellum paper, top edges gilt, kept in slipcases; spines a bit faded, one slipcase a bit splitting. The first and possibly best complete edition of this great Sadian work. Copy #4, from 60 on Japan paper, with a supplementary suite of 16 graphic plates, published only in an edition of 175, drawn by André Collot. The total print run of this edition was 396. The great Sade specialist Maurice Heine read himself the original manuscript, bought in 1929 in Berlin for the vicomte Ch. de Noailles. He published it here with an introduction and with particular care given to the printing. This is the true first edition, "celle de 1904 ne méritant d'être retenue qu'à titre de curiosité dans le domaine de la malfaçon" (Pia). Another issue of this edition was published in three volumes, "aux dépens des bibliophiles souscripteurs". Both issues were printed by Stendhal et Compagnie, both finished on 28/2/1935. An excellent example in full green morocco signed, keeping the original printed wrappers. Pia 1998, 189 sq. Dutel 1172. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        La cathédrale de Metz

      First Edition, one of 550 numbered copies on laid "pur-fil" paper, single draw with Holland paper 30. The volume of text is illustrated with numerous figures in Text. The volume of plates 63 has its well plates numbered in Roman numerals as well as its 2 color plates of stained glass and its board overview of the Metz Cathedral. The case is missing in our copy, which is full of all his boards, which is rare. Nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Auguste Picard Paris 1931 27,5x35,5cm 2 volumes en feuilles sous chemises et étuis

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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. Very Good/Good. First edition. Modest overall wear, very good in age-toned, good only dustwrapper, with the front spine-fold professionally reinforced on the verso. Inscribed by Gordon to her first cousin, Marion (Manny) Meriwether, using her own nickname ("Kidy"): "To my dear Manny with much love, Kidy." The author's uncommon and fragile first novel. Gordon's reputation as the "den mother" for the Southern Literary Renaissance has overshadowed the excellence and enduring qualities of her own work, which are certain to be better appreciated by future generations of critics. Exceptionally uncommon, especially signed.

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      London, Batsford, 1931. FIRST EDITION 1931. With an Introduction by R.H. PACKMAN and a Foreword by EDWARD GORDON CRAIG. Folio, 385 x 285 mm, 15 x 11¼ inches, illustrated with 128 plates, 152 illustrations in colour, and 392 in monochrome, mostly costumes and theatre sets and scenery, original publisher's cream cloth, brown lettering to spine and upper cover, chipped and damaged remains of colour decorated glassine dustwrapper. Staining to edges of lower cover, a few other small marks to cloth, inner paper hinges cracked, otherwise a very good copy. Moussinac's pictorial survey is divided into the different countries of Europe and the United States, and includes set and costume designs by Picasso, Jean Hugo, Leger, Prampolini, George Grosz, A. Exter, Nivinsky, Norman Bel Geddes, Paul Nash and others, as well as illustrations from the actual productions. The defective dustwrapper was produced by applying the coloured design directly onto a thin sheet of celluloid which has now become brittle. A very heavy book that will require extra postage. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Die Weltbühne. Wochenschrift für Politik - Kunst - Wirtschaft. XXVII. Jahrgang 1931. Heft 1 – 52 in 4 Bänden. ( Originalausgabe - kein Nachdruck ).

      Verlag der Weltbühne Berlin 1931 Mit 973 Seiten und 933 Seiten und einigen Anzeigen. Etwaige römisch nummerierte Seiten sind in dieser Ausgabe nicht miteingebunden. Jeweils in einheitlichen späteren Halbleinenbänden der Nachkriegszeit gebunden mit grünen Einbanddeckeln und Deckelschild ( dies jeweils zu der Nachkriegsausgabe mit dem Vermerk *neu herausgegeben von Maud v. Ossietzky und Hans Leonard * - defacto sind aber die Vorkriegsnummern enthalten ) sowie Rückenschildchen und marmoriertem Buchschnitt, 8° ( 21,5 x 14 cm ). Einbände jeweils gering berieben, Ecken teils gering bestoßen, Bindung teils stärker gelockert. Innen wiederholte alte Archivstempel auf Vorsatzpapieren und Innendeckel, wenige schwache Stempel im Text. Papier zeitbedingt gebräunt, wenige Seiten gering fleckig, wenige Seiten mit geringen Randläsionen - außerordentlich selten - ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 2000 Gramm ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Weltbühne, Carl von Ossietzky, Siegfried Jacobsohn, Kurt Tucholsky, Politik, Wirtschaft, Erstausgaben, Kunst, 1931, Google

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      London, Batsford, 1931.. FIRST EDITION 1931. With an Introduction by R.H. PACKMAN and a Foreword by EDWARD GORDON CRAIG. Folio, 385 x 285 mm, 15 x 11¼ inches, illustrated with 128 plates, 152 illustrations in colour, and 392 in monochrome, mostly costumes and theatre sets and scenery, original publisher's cream cloth, brown lettering to spine and upper cover, chipped and damaged remains of colour decorated glassine dustwrapper. Staining to edges of lower cover, a few other small marks to cloth, inner paper hinges cracked, otherwise a very good copy. Moussinac's pictorial survey is divided into the different countries of Europe and the United States, and includes set and costume designs by Picasso, Jean Hugo, Leger, Prampolini, George Grosz, A. Exter, Nivinsky, Norman Bel Geddes, Paul Nash and others, as well as illustrations from the actual productions. The defective dustwrapper was produced by applying the coloured design directly onto a thin sheet of celluloid which has now become brittle. A very heavy book that will require extra postage. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Thoughts upon hare & fox hunting in a series of letters to a friend.

      Jonathan Cape. 1931. 8vo. Rebound in half green morocco, cream boards, spine with gilt raised bands, centre tools and lettering; pp. 327, 16 colour plates; spine a little sunned, spotting to edges, very good. First edition thus, reprint of 1796 illustrated edition. One of the classics of British hunting literature.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Ambrose Holt and Family.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1931 - Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in black. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, edges lightly foxed; an excellent copy in the jacket with sunned spine and some nicks to extremities. First UK edition, first impression of this novel, first published in the US earlier the same year. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket and the front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Dark Bridwell.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1931 - Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in green. With the dust jacket. Endpapers and edges foxed; an excellent copy in the jacket that has sunned spine and edges, short closed tear to front panel and a few nicks to extremities. First UK edition, first impression of this novel about life in pioneer society. It was first published in the US earlier the same year. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the jacket and front pastedown. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Paradise Lost [and] Paradise Regained

      (London): The Cresset Press (Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press), 1931. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 550 p. Limited edition of 195 copies printed on Batchelor handmade paper (there were also 10 copies printed on vellum). The final work printed by The Cresset Press when it was functioning as a printer of fine press books, thought by many to be its finest, and printed by Bernard Newdigate at the Shakespeare Head Press. With twenty wood-engravings by D. Galanis (16 full-page, plus head- and tail-pieces in each volume) and the title-page and initial letters by Anna Simons. From the second edition, revised and augmented by the Author, printed at London by S. Simmons in 1674. ***DESCRIPTION: Bound in full cream buckram with gilt lettering on the spines, fore- and bottom edges uncut, illustrations throughout the text, limitation statement for each volume at the end; note that this set has been matched, with Volume I being no. 130 of 195 copies and Volume II being no. 186 of 195; the condition of each volume is the same, the set is evenly matched. Folio size (approximately 14" tall), pagination: Volume I, (i)-xii, (1)-442, colophon; Volume II, (i-vi), (1)-88, colophon. Laid into the front of Volume II is an interesting piece of ephemera: a small squre of paper, printed in red with "I set / Paradise Lost & Regained / Nos. [186 hand-written in black ink] / Heffer". The hand-written number of 186 matches exactly the hand-written number on the colophon page of Volume II. Both volumes are housed in a slipcase covered in brown laid paper with a large watermark bearing the insignia of Rome (the wolf suckling Romulus and Remus), with "Roma" beneath, the slipcase has paper labels on the front and spine. ***CONDITION: Both volumes are near fine, with strong, square text blocks, solid hinges, corners gently bumped and not rubbed, the interiors are clean and bright, and the set is entirely free of prior owner markings other than some light former bookseller markings in pencil on the front endpapers of Volume I. The slipcase is near fine with just a hint of rubbing to several of the joints. ***CITATION: Ransom pg. 8. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

      [Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books]
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        Strassenecke. Ein Ort. Eine Handlung.

      Berlin, Gustav Kiepenheuer, 1931. . Erste Ausgabe (WG2, 10). - Zeitbedingt gebräunt, Schnitt schwach stockfleckig. - Unaufgeschnittenes, gut erhaltenes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Reinhold Pabel]
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      London: Philip Allan & Co. Ltd., 1931.. Large octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-282, original blue cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. One of the author's very popular series of apparently true accounts of occult phenomena -- haunted rooms, in this case, most of them in Britain. Not in Wilson. Gold stamping on spine panel just a bit dull, a fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with chips from spine ends and upper corner tips (not affecting any printed areas), several short closed tears at top edge of front panel, and just a touch of darkening to spine panel. A superior example of this fragile and attractive jacket, and rare as such. (#147452)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Libri Synoptici Veteris Testamenti seu Librorum Regum et Chronicorum Loci Paralleli

      E. Pontificio Instituto Biblico, Romae (Rome) 1931 - Folio (14 x 10"). viii, 701, [3]pp. Modern full olive cloth, with gold lettering to spine. Publisher's device on title page. Vannutelli's "Libri Synoptici Veteris Testamenti seu Librorum Regum et Chronicorum Loci Paralleli" is an arrangement of parallel text material that exhibits all parts or divisions of the subject from a comprehensive point of view. In this work, the text of 1-2 Chronicles can be viewed together with all its parallels, mostly from 2 Samuel and 1-2 Kings. This synopsis attempts to respect the literary integrity of each book / text. Hebrew facing Greek with notes in Greek and Latin, including the Vulgata, as well as Josephus' text on the events recorded in Kings and Chronicles.Ex-library copy, with remnant of sticker at tail of spine, bookplate on inside of front cover, printed notice pasted on inside of back cover, and stamp at top and bottom edges. Pages slightly and evenly age-toned throughout. Text in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. Binding in overall very good, interior in good+ to very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Diabolical Principle and The Dithyrambic Spectator

      Chatto and Windus, London., 1931. First edition. First issue in red buckram and with gilt lettering on the spine. Octavo. 242 pages. Fine in very good indeed, slightly creased dustwrapper with no fading at all to the red parts. A lovely bright copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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      New York, Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co., 1931.. Octavo, pp. [i-viii] ix-x [xi-xii] 1-287 [288-292: blank] [note: last two leaves are blanks], three illustrations, original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped red, top edge stained red. First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Bill to Katherine Ellis dated 25 June 1936 on front free endpaper. Werewolf novel with upstate New York setting. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-21. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 167. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 23. Reginald 01281. Spine panel a bit darkened, a tight, clean, very good copy. Overall, a nice copy of a book seldom found in decent condition. (#148087)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Fairyland of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

      A. & C. Black, Lndn/1931. First edition.. Hardback.. 16 colour plates (including frontis) and 31 Black and White plates, along with other illustrations. VG-, without dust jacket (cover worn, with some sun-fading; gift inscription on front blank).

      [Bookseller: Much Ado Books]
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        California Hills and Other Wood Engravings

      Los Angeles: Bruce McCallister, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 25 leaves, including 14 with woodblock prints captioned below in type. With two additional small engravings, one printed on the title label mounted to the front board and a second vignette on the colophon page, both as issued. Printed from the original blocks by Harold Young. 9-3/4 by 12-3/4 inches. 'A masterpiece in its genre, California Hills complimented and counterpointed the scenic photographs of Edward Weston and the poetic evocations of Robinson Jeffers and remains today an outstanding artistic achievement of the Depression era. Forced by his medium to capture essentials, Landacre depicted the hills of the California coast in their intrinsic structural power as the architecture of the planet itself'--Kevin Starr, Material Dreams: Southern California Through the 1920s, p. 330. The American Institute of Graphic Arts named California Hills one of the 50 best-designed books of the year. With an introduction by Arthur Millier. Published in an edition of 500 signed and numbered copies. First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in decorated paper-covered boards. The book shows only minor wear to the corners, virtually no tanning or offsetting of ink on the interior pages. An attractive bookplate is mounted on the inside front cover. Based on the condiiton, this would be an exceptionally nice copy, but to make it even better, this example preserves the rarely seen original unprinted dust jacket. The jacket is missing a two-inch triangle along the bottom edge and shows minor loss at the corners. The spine is a bit tanned. All in all, a remarkable book. This is copy 278, signed by Landacre on the colophon.

      [Bookseller: Eureka Books, ABAA]
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        The Weathercock - La Girouette.

      [London], Ulysses Bookshop, 1931. Large 8vo. Original printed envelope; pp. [4], one bifolium; envelope with soiling and tear to fold of flap, internally very good; provenance: ownership inscription of Roger Senhouse, dated 1937 on envelope. First edition, number 38 of a printrun of 45, numbered and signed by the author on title, ms. number in limitation at the end. This First World War poem is printed here lithographically in cursive on opposite pages in English (one correction on the lithographic stone) and French. Blunden explains the production process of this poem on the final page. 'These verses were written by way of recreation in the Ypres salient towards the end of 1917. At that time a habit of reading French verse characterized the author and explains these stanzas! If any apology be required as well, let it be recalled that "there was a war on" - and on such relics as this have their own value to those who remember it'. All we were able to find out about Ulysses Bookshop in London is that they published the Blunden bibliography in the year of this publication, and reprinted - without authorization - early essays by James Joyce. The bookshop was run by Jacob 'Jake' Schwartz, previously a dentist in Brookly NY, and later a rare book dealer. Provenance: Roger Senhouse (1899-1970) was literary agent, publisher and translator, as well as a member of the Bloomsbury Group.

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        Nasenplastik und sonstige Gesichtsplastik nebst einem Anhang über Mammaplastik und einigen weiteren Operationen aus dem Gebiete der äusseren Körperplastik. Ein Atlas und Lehrbuch.

      Leipzig, Curt Kabitzsch, 1931, Gr.8, XXXI, 842, (2) pp., 1718 z.T. farb. Abb., orig. grüner Halbledereinband feines Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe der Bibel der modernen Rhinoplastik - Joseph gilt als Vater der modernen Gesichtsplastik. Jacques Joseph (1865-1934) beginnt seine Tätigkeit 1881 bei Prof. Neumann in der Kinderklinik und wechselt 1892 in die Chirurgisch-Orthopädische Universitätsklinik zu Prof. Julius Wolff über. Am 21. Oktober 1896 stellt er die erste Ohrplastik und am 11. Mai 1898 die erste Nasenplastik in der Berliner Medizinischen Gesellschaft vor. Am 7.April 1904 berichtet er unter dem Präsidium Ernst von Bergmann's auf dem Deutschen Chirurgenkonkreß bereits über 100 eigenhändig operierte Fälle. Schlagartig wird er damit national und international bekannt. Am 20. Juli 1916 von Geheimrat Passow zum Leiter der Gesichtsplastischen Abteilung der berühmten Charité bestellt, operiert er u.a. dort viele Kriegsverletzte. Am 12. November 1922 führt er die erste Mammaplastik durch. Nach seinen Angaben entsteht ein modernes Spezialinstrumentarium. 1919 wird er zum Professor ernannt. Ab 1922 arbeitet er fast ausschließlich in seiner Privatklinik (Nassauische Straße). Alle Formen der Gesichtsplastik hat er in technischer Meisterschaft und mit feinstem ästhetischem Gefühl durchgeführt. Über seiner Villa stand sein Ausspruch: "Und deckt mich einst der kühle Rasen, so wisst, dies war gebaut von Nasen". Sein Haus (Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Ravensburger Straße) und seine Grabstelle auf dem israelitischen Friedhof sind im Bombenkrieg zerstört worden. Joseph lebt in seiner Arbeit fort (Paul Natvig).First Edition of 'Rhinoplatsy and facial plastic surgery with a supplement on mammaplasty and ohter operations in the field of plastic surgery of the body : an atals and text book' is "A masterpiece of 20th century palstic surgery, and Joseph's most comprehensive work". G & MGarrison & Morton No.5763.01 Natvig 41

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