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        The Smiling Lieutenant MOVIE POSTER/DER LACHELNDE LEUTNANT/POSTER

      PARAMOUNT 1931 - DER LACHELNDE LEUTNANT - 1931, Dir: Ernst Lubitsch, Cast: Maurice Chevalier , Claudette Colbert , Miriam Hopkins, , Nac. film: USA, Company: PARAMOUNT, Designer: , , Nac. poster: AUSTRIA, Measures (Cm. and Inches) : 125X276 CM.- 50X108, IN., Type of product: POSTER, , POSTER are in excellent condition but may have normal wear such as edge wear or a slight hole. I try photograph any flaw but examining the photos closely is your best bet! Please see bigger picture for details., , La mayoría están en excelentes condiciones, pero puede tener desgaste del borde o algun agujero pequeño. Intento fotografiar cualquier defecto, pero el examen de las fotos de cerca es su mejor opción! Por favor ver la foto en grande para más detalles., , SHIPPING COSTS: Fold posters SPAIN 15? -Correo certificado EUROPE and all world 20?

      [Bookseller: BENITO ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER]
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        TABU: A STORY OF THE SOUTH SEAS MOVIE POSTER/TABU/MAQUETAS ORIGINALES

      PARAMOUNT 1931 - TABU - 1931, Dir: F.W. MURNAU, Cast: MATAHI, ANNE CHEVALIER, BILL BAMBRIDGE, , , Nac. film: USA, Company: PARAMOUNT, Designer: NAMIR, , Nac. poster: ALEMANIA, Measures (Cm. and Inches) : MAQUETAS ORIGINALES, Type of product: MAQUETAS ORIGINALES, , MAQUETAS ORIGINALES are in excellent condition but may have normal wear such as edge wear or a slight hole. I try photograph any flaw but examining the photos closely is your best bet! Please see bigger picture for details., , La mayoría están en excelentes condiciones, pero puede tener desgaste del borde o algun agujero pequeño. Intento fotografiar cualquier defecto, pero el examen de las fotos de cerca es su mejor opción! Por favor ver la foto en grande para más detalles., , SHIPPING COSTS: Fold posters SPAIN 15? -Correo certificado EUROPE and all world 20?

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        En Syrie avec les Bà douins. Les tribus du dà sert.

      - Paris, Ernest Leroux,1931. 8vo. Original printed wrappers; pp. xii, 347, 9 maps; apart from light even browning a near fine uncut and unopened copy. First edition of this ethnocraphic, geographic and political monograph of the Bedouins of Syria, concluding with the chapter headed Les Bà douins et la France, which indicates that France with her vast colonial possessions of Arabic speaking people needed and wanted to understand the nomads. This book aims at Syrian Mandate Colonial officials, urging them to tolerance of 'pre-modern' habits. Müller had gathered enough first-hand experience during the Great Syrian Revolt of 1925 to 1929. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        Grand Hotel. Translated by Basil Creighton.

      Doubleday, Doran & Company, Garden City 1931 - Owner signature on preliminary blank. Cloth slightly faded at spine. Otherwise a near fine copy in a fine dust jacket with some slight fading to the spine panel but completely unworn. Basis for the noted film. Laid in is a brief Typed Letter Signed by Baum, on her letterhead, May 4, 1942, stating that she is currently in New York, but would be happy to see her correspondent when she returns to California in June. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Robert Dagg Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Casier judiciaire d'Aristide Briand

      - Editions du Capitole, Paris 1931, 14x19,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle copie numerate su Alfa. Prezioso autografo firmato di Charles Maurras: "A Robert Brasillach, molto cordiale omaggio all'autore confusa come in silenzio." Due piccole lacune alla testa e ai piedi di schiena insolated, due piccole macchie sulle stoviglie che hanno lievissime lacrime marginale. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires numérotés sur alfa. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Charles Maurras : "A Robert Brasillach, très cordial hommage de l'auteur aussi confus que silencieux." Deux petits manques en tête et en pied du dos insolé, deux petites taches sur les plats qui comportent de très légères déchirures marginales.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        L'été à Bade

      - Boivin, Paris 1931, 23x29cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Seconda edizione nella parte originale perché rivisitato. Il legame di editor di piena marina dolore, torna con quattro nervi set con fili d'oro e ornato con le scatole dorate decorate in oro quintuple motiffloraux angoli su ruote copricapi d'oro, alcune tracce di attrito senza molta gravità sulla schiena, di coaching reti fredde e fili d'oro sestuplo e ornamenti dorati pennacchi sui piatti, primo piatto ha colpito nel centro dei bracci d'oro del Ducato di Baden, bianchi guardie seta marezzata, ghirlande dorate su tagli, angoli leggermente urtato tutti i bordi dorato. Prenota decorato con le illustrazioni di Tony Johannot, Eugene Lamy, francese e Jacquemot. La nostra copia, frontespizio, la lunghezza ritratto di Federico, principe reggente di Baden sparato su carta cinese, la mappa colorata del Ducato di Baden, il ritratto di Leopoldo, Granduca di Baden sparato sulla Cina, 14 incisioni dell'inserzione e 6 costumi tavole finemente abbelliti con acquerelli. Il dato include ultimi 53 vignette. esemplare piacevole nonostante alcuni punti che interessano alcuni fogli e un piccolo foro a pagina 71. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Deuxième édition en partie originale car revue et corrigée. Reliure de l'éditeur en plein chagrin bleu marine, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de filets dorés et orné de quintuples caissons dorés décorés en angles de motiffloraux dorés, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, quelques traces de frottements sans trop de gravité sur le dos, encadrement de filets à froid et de sextuples filets dorés ainsi que de fleurons dorés en écoinçons sur les plats, premier plat frappé en son centre des armes dorées du duché de Bade, gardes de soie moirée blanche, guirlandes dorées sur les coupes, coins légèrement émoussés, toutes tranches dorées. Ouvrage orné d'illustrations de Tony Johannot, Eugène Lamy, Français et Jacquemot. Notre exemplaire est bien complet, en frontispice, du portrait en pied de Frédéric, prince régent de Bade tiré sur papier de Chine, de la carte coloriée du duché de Bade, du portrait de Léopold, grand duc de Bade tiré sur Chine, de 14 gravures hors-texte ainsi que de 6 planches de costumes finement rehaussées à l'aquarelle. L'illustration comprend enfin 53 vignettes. Agréable exemplaire en dépit de quelques rousseurs affectant certains feuillets et d'un minuscule trou à la page 71.  

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        THE GHOST TRAIN MOVIE POSTER/MUCHACHA Y DIEZ BANDIDOS, UNA/POSTER

      1931 - MUCHACHA Y DIEZ BANDIDOS, UNA - 1931, Dir: Walter Forde, Cast: JACK HULBERTT, Ann Todd, , Nac. film: GRAN BRETAÑA, Company: , Designer: LOPEZ REISZ, , Nac. poster: ESPAÑA, Measures (Cm. and Inches) : -70X100-Cm.-27X41-INCHES-1 SH., , Type of product: POSTER, , POSTER are in excellent condition but may have normal wear such as edge wear or a slight hole. I try photograph any flaw but examining the photos closely is your best bet! Please see bigger picture for details., , La mayoría están en excelentes condiciones, pero puede tener desgaste del borde o algun agujero pequeño. Intento fotografiar cualquier defecto, pero el examen de las fotos de cerca es su mejor opción! Por favor ver la foto en grande para más detalles., , SHIPPING COSTS: Fold posters SPAIN 15? -Correo certificado EUROPE and all world 20?

      [Bookseller: BENITO ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER]
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        BEAU HUNKS MOVIE POSTER/DEUX LEGIONNARIES, LES/POSTER

      METRO 1931 - DEUX LEGIONNARIES, LES - 1931, Dir: JAMES W. HORNE, Cast: LAUREL AND HARDY, STAN LAUREL, OLIVER HARDY, CHARLES MIDDLETON, , Nac. film: USA, Company: METRO, Designer: , , Nac. poster: BELGICA, Measures (Cm. and Inches) : 80X60-CM.-24X32-IN.- ON LINEN, Type of product: POSTER, , POSTER are in excellent condition but may have normal wear such as edge wear or a slight hole. I try photograph any flaw but examining the photos closely is your best bet! Please see bigger picture for details., , La mayoría están en excelentes condiciones, pero puede tener desgaste del borde o algun agujero pequeño. Intento fotografiar cualquier defecto, pero el examen de las fotos de cerca es su mejor opción! Por favor ver la foto en grande para más detalles., , SHIPPING COSTS: Fold posters SPAIN 15? -Correo certificado EUROPE and all world 20?

      [Bookseller: BENITO ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER]
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        PARDON US MOVIE POSTER/IN IGEN OCH UT IGEN/POSTER

      METRO 1931 - IN IGEN OCH UT IGEN - 1931, Dir: HAL ROAPH, Cast: STAN LAUREL, OLIVER HARDY, , Nac. film: USA, Company: METRO, Designer: ROHMAN, , Nac. poster: SUECIA, Measures (Cm. and Inches) : -70X100-Cm.-27X41-INCHES-1 SH., , Type of product: POSTER, , POSTER are in excellent condition but may have normal wear such as edge wear or a slight hole. I try photograph any flaw but examining the photos closely is your best bet! Please see bigger picture for details., , La mayoría están en excelentes condiciones, pero puede tener desgaste del borde o algun agujero pequeño. Intento fotografiar cualquier defecto, pero el examen de las fotos de cerca es su mejor opción! Por favor ver la foto en grande para más detalles., , SHIPPING COSTS: Fold posters SPAIN 15? -Correo certificado EUROPE and all world 20?

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        PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES MOVIE POSTER/COMPAGNO B/POSTER

      HAL ROACH STUDIOS 1931 - COMPAGNO B - 1931, Dir: LEO MCCAREY, Cast: STAN LAUREL, OLIVER HARDY, DON DILLAWAY, JACKIE LYN DUFTON, , Nac. film: USA, Company: HAL ROACH STUDIOS, Designer: , , Nac. poster: ITALIA, Measures (Cm. and Inches) : 200X 140CM 55X80 INC., Type of product: POSTER, , POSTER are in excellent condition but may have normal wear such as edge wear or a slight hole. I try photograph any flaw but examining the photos closely is your best bet! Please see bigger picture for details., , La mayoría están en excelentes condiciones, pero puede tener desgaste del borde o algun agujero pequeño. Intento fotografiar cualquier defecto, pero el examen de las fotos de cerca es su mejor opción! Por favor ver la foto en grande para más detalles., , SHIPPING COSTS: Fold posters SPAIN 15? -Correo certificado EUROPE and all world 20?

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        MURAGLIE MOVIE POSTER/MURAGLIE/POSTER

      HAL ROACH STUDIOS 1931 - MURAGLIE - 1931, Dir: JAMES PARROTT, Cast: STAN LAUREL, OLIVER HARDY, GUIDO TRENTO, , , Nac. film: USA, Company: HAL ROACH STUDIOS, Designer: , , Nac. poster: ITALIA, Measures (Cm. and Inches) : 140X200-Cm.-55X80-INCHES-4 SH., Type of product: POSTER, , POSTER are in excellent condition but may have normal wear such as edge wear or a slight hole. I try photograph any flaw but examining the photos closely is your best bet! Please see bigger picture for details., , La mayoría están en excelentes condiciones, pero puede tener desgaste del borde o algun agujero pequeño. Intento fotografiar cualquier defecto, pero el examen de las fotos de cerca es su mejor opción! Por favor ver la foto en grande para más detalles., , SHIPPING COSTS: Fold posters SPAIN 15? -Correo certificado EUROPE and all world 20?

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        D'après Paris

      - Les amis de l'amour de l'art, Paris 1931, 36x46cm, broché. - Edizione illustrato con 15 litografie originali di Jean-Louis Boussingault e stampato 170 copie numerate su archi. Marginali piccoli morsi di guardia, un piccolo strappo nel piede un po ', copia altrimenti andava bene. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrée de 15 lithographies originales de Jean-Louis Boussingault et imprimée à 170 exemplaires numérotés sur Arches. Infimes piqûres marginales sur les gardes, une petite déchirure en pied d'un mors, sinon bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        Border Law MOVIE POSTER/DEN VILDA JAKTEN/POSTER

      1931 - DEN VILDA JAKTEN - 1931, Dir: Louis King, Cast: BUCK JONES, Lupita Tovar, Jim Mason, Frank Rice, , , Nac. film: USA, Company: , Designer: AUTHOR, , Nac. poster: SUECIA, Measures (Cm. and Inches) : -70X100-Cm.-27X41-INCHES-1 SH., - ON LINEN, Type of product: POSTER, , POSTER are in excellent condition but may have normal wear such as edge wear or a slight hole. I try photograph any flaw but examining the photos closely is your best bet! Please see bigger picture for details., , La mayoría están en excelentes condiciones, pero puede tener desgaste del borde o algun agujero pequeño. Intento fotografiar cualquier defecto, pero el examen de las fotos de cerca es su mejor opción! Por favor ver la foto en grande para más detalles., , SHIPPING COSTS: Fold posters SPAIN 15? -Correo certificado EUROPE and all world 20?

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        La nuova architettura. A cura di Fillia

      Unione tipografico editrice torinese, 1931. In 4, cm 24 x 32, pp. 278 con 40 tavole in rotocalco, 270 riproduzioni e 1 tavola a colori. Mezza tela cartonata editoriale illustrata. Lievi segni d'uso abilmente riparati. Edizione originale di uno dei testi seminali per il razionalismo architettonico italiano che esordisce con il testo del manifesto dell'architettura futurista di Sant'Elia pubblicato l'11 luglio 1914. Segue un'analisi del testo da parte di F.T. Marinetti e gli interventi relativi alla nuova architettura di Fillia, Prampolini e Gropius. Sono poi presentati centinaia di esempi (sia progetti che realizzazioni) di architettura razionalista suddivisi per tipologia: urbanesimo, costruzioni monumentali, chiese, edifici pubblici, costruzioni industriali, ville e case, case popolari economiche, padiglioni, giardini. Ognuna di queste sezioni presenta un'introduzione di autori quali Sartoris, Ginsburger,  Le Corbusier, Fillia, Vedres, Diurgheroff, Lurcat ecc. Oltre ai classici del razionalismo internazionale sono presenti molti lavori  di futuristi italiani quali Diurgheroff, Depero, Prampolini che si intrecciano con i lavori di Sartoris, Pagano, Levi-Montalcini, Bottoni, Griffini ecc. ITA

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Coenobium]
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        Mitteleuropa. Unter Mitwirkung der Deutschen Luft Hansa A.G. Mit einem Geleitwort von Erhard Milch, Vorstandsmitglied der Deutschen Luft Hansa A.G.

      Leipzig, Bibliographisches Institut, 1931. XII, 544 Seiten, 1 gefaltete Karte, Original-Leinen, 13x21cm, Zustand: 3 Meyers Luftreisebücher. Mit 83 Karten im Text und einem gefalteten Luftverkehrsplan vor Seite 1. Das wohl seltenste Meyer-Reisebuch. Vergleiche: \"Wegweiser durch Meyers Reisebücher 1862-1936\" von Werner Hauenstein, Seite 154, H 483. Der Verlag und die Lufthansa wollten mit diesem Luftreiseführer den Luftreisenden die Möglichkeit geben, sich während des Flugs im Gelände zurechtzufinden, was wegen der geringen Höhe und der Geschwindigkeit von 160 km/h noch möglich war. Interessant auch im \"Allgemeinen\": \"Besondere Kleidung ist für den Flug nicht erforderlich\" und \"Es ist unstatthaft und gefährlich, Gegenstände aus der Kabine zu werfen\". So wird auch darauf hingewiesen, dass der Reisende für den Todesfall versichert sei. Die Einbanddeckel mit Knickspuren längs, die Rückenenden beschabt und mit kleinen Einrissen, die vorderen Einbandecken beschabt. Das Vorsatzblatt mit Namenkürzel und Jahreszahl, länglicher brauner Fleck im Seitenschnitt, bis ca. Seite 100 schwächer werdend auch im Randbereich der Seiten. Drei Blätter mit schwachen Eselsohren in der oberen Ecke, die Blätter teils etwas gebräunt. Trotz der genannten Mängel durchaus recht ordentliches und vollständiges Exemplar Versand D: 7,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Drummer]
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        The Science of Life [2 volumes]

      Garden City, N. Y.: Doubleday, Doran & Company. 1931. F First American Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good. A TRULY SUPERB H.G. WELLS PRESENTATION COPY TO HIS FIRST WIFE: Presentation copy from H. G. Wells to his first wife (and cousin), Isabel Mary Wells. The inscription on the half title reads "Isabel Love from H. G. April 25, 1931", followed by his paraph. H. G. Wells courted and wed his cousin Isabel Mary Wells in 1891, the marriage ended in 1894 when H. G. fell in love with one of his students, Amy Robbins, who he married in 1895. H. G. and Isabel kept in touch until her death in September, 1931. 2 volumes, complete as issued (it was also issued in 4). x+2+773; ix+[5]+pages775 to 1514. Pagination is continuous and ends with index, front jacket flaps state "Price, Net, 2 Vols. $10". Original blue cloth stamped in gilt and blind, top edges red; original pale gray printed dust jackets (jackets have darkened spines with some nicking to edges; bindings have minor wear; some foxing to text). Bookplates of prior owner. Signed: I Signed by Author

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        India Speeches and an introduction by The Rt Hon Winston S Churchill

      London, Thornton Butterworth, 1931 (1st.).. Paperback, Demy 8vo. (7.5 x 5 ins.) Orange soft paper covers, lettered in black. In very good condition. Spine faded else cover bright. Minor crease to top front corner with small mark below. Some minor rubbing to rear edges. A couple of spots to outer page edges. Else a very clean and tight copy. 141pp. Cat.3pp. "India" is, like many of Churchill's speeches a scarce item. It was simultaneously published in hard-back and in the limp cover edition (see above), both editions equally scarce. "The political significance of this little volume is that the subject matter and Churchill's own stance on the question of India largely contributed to his many years in the wilderness during the 1930's period of personal depression in his political fortunes, yet, curiously, a period of preparation, because by distancing himself from so many others, he then became acceptable to all as wartime Prime Minister" (BMC)

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        Palm Beach

      1931 - Ex-LibrisDJ present front & spine, but not back panel!

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        LE REBELLE MOVIE POSTER/REBELDE, EL/POSTER

      PARAMOUNT 1931 - REBELDE, EL - 1931, Dir: ADELQUI MIGLIAR, Cast: SUZY VERNON, THOMY BOURDELLE, PIERRE BATCHEFF, , , Nac. film: USA, Company: PARAMOUNT, Designer: , , Nac. poster: ESPAÑA, Measures (Cm. and Inches) : -70X100-Cm.-27X41-INCHES-1 SH., , Type of product: POSTER, , POSTER are in excellent condition but may have normal wear such as edge wear or a slight hole. I try photograph any flaw but examining the photos closely is your best bet! Please see bigger picture for details., , La mayoría están en excelentes condiciones, pero puede tener desgaste del borde o algun agujero pequeño. Intento fotografiar cualquier defecto, pero el examen de las fotos de cerca es su mejor opción! Por favor ver la foto en grande para más detalles., , SHIPPING COSTS: Fold posters SPAIN 15? -Correo certificado EUROPE and all world 20?

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        Die Brautnacht

      Vienna: Verlag Für Kulturforschung,, [1931]. Eine ethnologisch-kulturgeschichtliche und sexualphysiologische Schilderung ihres Wesens und ihrer Bedeutung. Eine Morphologie ihrer Erscheinunsgformen. Quarto. Original green cloth, spine and front cover decorated in gilt, front cover lettered in gilt. With 6 mounted photographs, 5 erotic photographic plates, 12 plates of reproductions of erotic art, illustrations in the text. Ownership inscription to front pastedown, black ink annotations to mounted plates by previous owner. Spine toned, extremities rubbed, edges of text block toned. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, of this study of marriage. At the end of the work is a section called "Mein Album", which contains six photographs dating from the 1920s mounted on cardboard.

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        LADIES OF THE BIG HOUSE MOVIE POSTER/FLICKAN RAN MORKRETS HUS/POSTER

      PARAMOUNT 1931 - FLICKAN RAN MORKRETS HUS - 1931, Dir: MARION GERING, Cast: SYLVIA SIDNEY, GENE RAYMOND, WYNNE GIBSON, , , Nac. film: USA, Company: PARAMOUNT, Designer: , , Nac. poster: SUECIA, Measures (Cm. and Inches) : -70X100-Cm.-27X41-INCHES-1 SH., , Type of product: POSTER, , POSTER are in excellent condition but may have normal wear such as edge wear or a slight hole. I try photograph any flaw but examining the photos closely is your best bet! Please see bigger picture for details., , La mayoría están en excelentes condiciones, pero puede tener desgaste del borde o algun agujero pequeño. Intento fotografiar cualquier defecto, pero el examen de las fotos de cerca es su mejor opción! Por favor ver la foto en grande para más detalles., , SHIPPING COSTS: Fold posters SPAIN 15? -Correo certificado EUROPE and all world 20?

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        Etude hydrogéologique du Haut-Lez et du Liat, dans l'Ariège, par Norbert Casteret.

      - 2 manuscrits autographes signés 40 In-4 nov. 1931 - mai 1933 bon 2 manuscrits du spéléologue Norbert Casteret, agrémentés de planches de croquis. Etude réalisée en trois parties : hydrographie du Liat (rio Taran, rio Onola, rio Barrados), hydrographie du Haut-Lez (bassin d'Araing, cirque du Lez, port d'Urets), hydrogéologie (embudo du Liat, fontaine d'Ardan, pile d'Arros) + conclusions, annexe et addenda. Spéléologue et préhistorien, on lui doit la découverte de la source de la Garonne au Trou du Toro ; il fut aussi mainteneur de l'Académie des jeux floraux (1937). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        L'été à Bade

      Boivin 1931 - - Boivin, Paris 1931, 23x29cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Deuxième édition en partie originale car revue et corrigée. Reliure de l'éditeur en plein chagrin bleu marine, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de filets dorés et orné de quintuples caissons dorés décorés en angles de motiffloraux dorés, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, quelques traces de frottements sans trop de gravité sur le dos, encadrement de filets à froid et de sextuples filets dorés ainsi que de fleurons dorés en écoinçons sur les plats, premier plat frappé en son centre des armes dorées du duché de Bade, gardes de soie moirée blanche, guirlandes dorées sur les coupes, coins légèrement émoussés, toutes tranches dorées. Ouvrage orné d'illustrations de Tony Johannot, Eugène Lamy, Français et Jacquemot. Notre exemplaire est bien complet, en frontispice, du portrait en pied de Frédéric, prince régent de Bade tiré sur papier de Chine, de la carte coloriée du duché de Bade, du portrait de Léopold, grand duc de Bade tiré sur Chine, de 14 gravures hors-texte ainsi que de 6 planches de costumes finement rehaussées à l'aquarelle. L'illustration comprend enfin 53 vignettes. Agréable exemplaire en dépit de quelques rousseurs affectant certains feuillets et d'un minuscule trou à la page 71. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Second edition partly original because revised and corrected. Publisher's binding in full navy shagreen, back with four nerves set with gilded nets and adorned with five golden boxes decorated with golden motiffloral angles, golden wheels on the caps, some traces of friction without too much gravity on the back, framing of cold fillets and sextuples gilded nets as well as golden florets in spandrels on the boards, first board struck in the center of the golden arms of the duchy of Baden, guards of white silk moire, garlands gilded on the cuts, corners slightly blunted , all golden slices. Book decorated with illustrations by Tony Johannot, Eugène Lamy, French and Jacquemot. Our copy is complete, in frontispiece, of the full-length portrait of Frederick, Prince Regent of Baden drawn on Chinese paper, of the colored map of the Duchy of Baden, of the portrait of Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden fired on China, of 14 inset prints as well as 6 costume boards finely embellished with watercolor. The illustration finally includes 53 vignettes. Pleasant copy despite some foxing affecting some leaflets and a tiny hole on page 71. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        RICH MAN?S FOLLY MOVIE POSTER/FOLIE DES HOMMES, LA/POSTER

      PARAMOUNT 1931 - FOLIE DES HOMMES, LA - 1931, Dir: JOHN CROMWELL, Cast: GEORGE BANCROFT, FRANCES DEE, ROBERT AMES, JULIETTE COMPTON, , Nac. film: USA, Company: PARAMOUNT, Designer: , , Nac. poster: BELGICA, Measures (Cm. and Inches) : -60x80-Cm.-26x36-In., Type of product: POSTER, , POSTER are in excellent condition but may have normal wear such as edge wear or a slight hole. I try photograph any flaw but examining the photos closely is your best bet! Please see bigger picture for details., , La mayoría están en excelentes condiciones, pero puede tener desgaste del borde o algun agujero pequeño. Intento fotografiar cualquier defecto, pero el examen de las fotos de cerca es su mejor opción! Por favor ver la foto en grande para más detalles., , SHIPPING COSTS: Fold posters SPAIN 15? -Correo certificado EUROPE and all world 20?

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        THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE

      San Francisco: Grabhorn Press for Random House, Inc, July 1931. REVIEW COPY, ONE OF 980 COPIES. Colophon SIGNED in ink by Ed and Robert Grabhorn and Valenti Angelo. This is an imaginatively bound copy of a masterpiece of American fiction, the chief work of Stephen Crane (1871-1900), widely recognized as one of the most influential writers of his generation. A contemporary of Joseph Conrad and H. G. Wells, Crane is also credited with influencing Ernest Hemingway and the Modernist movement of the mid-20th century. "The Red Badge of Courage" centers on the trials and travails of Henry Fleming, a young soldier in the Civil War, who flees from battle, then seeks a war wound (a sign of his courage and thus the title of this work), to make up for his feelings of shame and cowardice. Our copy was published by the Grabhorn Press in 1931 in a limited edition with stark, stylized silhouettes by Newberry Award-winning illustrator Valenti Angelo, who worked with the Grabhorn Press on a number of important publications. This appears to be the only copy of its kind in auction records: although the majority of copies were bound in blue patterned paper boards with morocco labels, ours is a special Review copy bound by Cuneo in a distinctive Art Deco geometric design; and it seems to be one of the few copies signed by Ed and Robert Grabhorn as well as the illustrator Angelo. The Cuneo Fine Binding Studio in Milwaukee was founded in 1925 by English binder Leonard Mountenoy, who apprenticed at the bindery of G. & J. Abbott in Nottingham and studied ornamental design at the Battersea Polytechnic. He worked as an exhibition finisher for Riviere before emigrating to Chicago, where he worked with Alfred de Sauty at the R. R. Donnelley bindery.. 310 x 241 mm. (12 1/4 x 8 3/8"). [ii], 142 pp. REVIEW COPY, ONE OF 980 COPIES. Colophon SIGNED in ink by Ed and Robert Grabhorn and Valenti Angelo. UNUSUAL CREAM-COLORED THREE-QUARTER MOROCCO BY CUNEO (stamp-signed on front turn-in), L-shaped cornerpieces creating a ziggurat-shape of patterned red, yellow, and black floral paper on the covers, raised bands, spine with an elongated compartment containing inlaid black and red morocco floral designs, gilt titling, embroidered silk doublures and red watered silk endleaves, all edges gilt, top edge gauffered with red diamond pattern. Title page, chapter headings, and colophon vignettes by Valenti Angelo. Light soiling to edges, mild rubbing to extremities, a near-invisible repaired tear on upper cover, otherwise an excellent copy, internally pristine in a well-preserved binding. This is an imaginatively bound copy of a masterpiece of American fiction, the chief work of Stephen Crane (1871-1900), widely recognized as one of the most influential writers of his generation. A contemporary of Joseph Conrad and H. G. Wells, Crane is also credited with influencing Ernest Hemingway and the Modernist movement of the mid-20th century. "The Red Badge of Courage" centers on the trials and travails of Henry Fleming, a young soldier in the Civil War, who flees from battle, then seeks a war wound (a sign of his courage and thus the title of this work), to make up for his feelings of shame and cowardice. Our copy was published by the Grabhorn Press in 1931 in a limited edition with stark, stylized silhouettes by Newberry Award-winning illustrator Valenti Angelo, who worked with the Grabhorn Press on a number of important publications. This appears to be the only copy of its kind in auction records: although the majority of copies were bound in blue patterned paper boards with morocco labels, ours is a special Review copy bound by Cuneo in a distinctive Art Deco geometric design; and it seems to be one of the few copies signed by Ed and Robert Grabhorn as well as the illustrator Angelo. The Cuneo Fine Binding Studio in Milwaukee was founded in 1925 by English binder Leonard Mountenoy, who apprenticed at the bindery of G. & J. Abbott in Nottingham and studied ornamental design at the Battersea Polytechnic. He worked as an exhibition finisher for Riviere before emigrating to Chicago, where he worked with Alfred de Sauty at the R. R. Donnelley bindery.

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        Bobby geht los MOVIE POSTER/KARLEK OCH KNOCKOUT/POSTER

      1931 - KARLEK OCH KNOCKOUT - 1931, Dir: HARRY PIEL, Cast: Harry Piel , Anni Markart , Hilde Hildebrand, , Nac. film: ALEMANIA, Company: , Designer: , , Nac. poster: SUECIA, Measures (Cm. and Inches) : -70X100-Cm.-27X41-INCHES-1 SH., , Type of product: POSTER, , POSTER are in excellent condition but may have normal wear such as edge wear or a slight hole. I try photograph any flaw but examining the photos closely is your best bet! Please see bigger picture for details., , La mayoría están en excelentes condiciones, pero puede tener desgaste del borde o algun agujero pequeño. Intento fotografiar cualquier defecto, pero el examen de las fotos de cerca es su mejor opción! Por favor ver la foto en grande para más detalles., , SHIPPING COSTS: Fold posters SPAIN 15? -Correo certificado EUROPE and all world 20?

      [Bookseller: BENITO ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER]
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        Carnets De Gilbert By Marcel Arland

      NRF [Nouvelle Revue Francaise], Paris 1931 - 61 pages. 28.5 x 19.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 99 of 180 (from a total edition of 216) on velin d'Arches. Frontispiece, a black and white lithograph is signed by Rouault at lower right. In addition there are eight original etchings, five are full page and in color. All plates with tissue guards. THE ARTIST AND THE BOOK p.181. "Despite frequent descriptions of these color plates as reproductions, they are original etchings, as recorded in the colophon. The single black lithograph and the etching on the title-page demonstrate Rouault's mastery of black as a positive color value." Interior contents crisp and bright. Orig. cream stiff wrapper lettered in black. Very good in original glassine wrapper, wear at backstrip extremities [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Georgics of Vergil, Translated by R D Blackmore with an Introduction by R S Conway, Illustrated with Woodcuts by Edward Carrick

      George W Jones at The Sign of the Dolphin, London 1931 - Quarto, 28 preliminary pages, 129 pages, illustrated with woodcuts by Edward Carrick, very good condition in publisher's boards and vellum spine, top edge gilt, boards slightly marked, corners of boards worn, spine slightly darkened and stained, one of an edition of 500 copies, this copy not numbered. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1931. First US Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Octavo, 343 pages; VG/VG; spine beige and black pictorial; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.00'; just jacket has some mild chips, primarily to head and tail of spine; interior clean; first published in the UK in December, 1930 it is the first book in the Swallows and Amazons series; LP consignment; shelved case 6. Full-priced Rockville.

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books]
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        FRANKENSTEIN MOVIE POSTER/BORIS KARLOFF/PHOTO

      UNIVERSAL 1931 - BORIS KARLOFF - 1931, Dir: JAMES WHALE, Cast: JOHN MILLS, LAMBERT WILSON, FIONA GILLIES, PATRICK BERGIN, RANDY QUAID, BORIS KARLOFF, , Nac. film: USA, Company: UNIVERSAL, Designer: , , Nac. poster: , Measures (Cm. and Inches) : THAT?S THE ORIGINAL SIZE OF THE PHOTO, Type of product: PHOTO, , PHOTO are in excellent condition but may have normal wear such as edge wear or a slight hole. I try photograph any flaw but examining the photos closely is your best bet! Please see bigger picture for details., , La mayoría están en excelentes condiciones, pero puede tener desgaste del borde o algun agujero pequeño. Intento fotografiar cualquier defecto, pero el examen de las fotos de cerca es su mejor opción! Por favor ver la foto en grande para más detalles., , SHIPPING COSTS: Fold posters SPAIN 15? -Correo certificado EUROPE and all world 20?

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        A classical dictionary of the vulgar tongue... Edited with a biographical and critical sketch and an extensive commentary by Eric Partridge

      London: Issued for private subscribers by the Scholartis Press, 1931. Edition limited to 550 copies printed at the Alcuin Press, this one of 10 copies numbered and signed by Eric Partridge and printed on rag paper, large 8vo, pp. [12], 396; 4 "corrigenda and consideranda" laid in; full brown pigskin, gilt title direct on spine, t.e.g., marbled endpapers; edges spotted, lower board bowed, near fine. Reprinted from the third edition of 1796. "Grose''s Dictionary is especially valuable because it does present so wonderful a picture of eighteenth century colloquialisms, slang and cant." From a textual point of view this is undoubtedly the best edition.

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        Sidewalks of New York MOVIE POSTER/HAR VA DE SKRATT/POSTER

      METRO 1931 - HAR VA DE SKRATT - 1931, Dir: Zion Myers, Jules White, Cast: BUSTER KEATON, ANITA PAGE, , Nac. film: USA, Company: METRO, Designer: AUTHOR, , Nac. poster: SUECIA, Measures (Cm. and Inches) : -70X100-Cm.-27X41-INCHES-1 SH., , Type of product: POSTER, , POSTER are in excellent condition but may have normal wear such as edge wear or a slight hole. I try photograph any flaw but examining the photos closely is your best bet! Please see bigger picture for details., , La mayoría están en excelentes condiciones, pero puede tener desgaste del borde o algun agujero pequeño. Intento fotografiar cualquier defecto, pero el examen de las fotos de cerca es su mejor opción! Por favor ver la foto en grande para más detalles., , SHIPPING COSTS: Fold posters SPAIN 15? -Correo certificado EUROPE and all world 20?

      [Bookseller: BENITO ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER]
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        Nikolauskult und Nikolausbrauch im Abendlande : Eine kultgeographisch- volkskundliche Untersuchung Karl Meisen, Forschungen zur Volkskunde ; H. 9/12

      Düsseldorf : Schwann 1931. Originalausgabe XX, 558 S. : Mit 2 Kt. u. 217 Textbildern ; 4° gebundene Ausgabe, rotes Leinen, Rückenbeschriftung etwas abgeblättert, goldgeprägter Deckel und Rücken, sonst Exemplar in guten Erhaltungszustand Standardwerk über den Hl. Nikolaus Sakrale Versand D: 4,50 EUR Weihnachtsbücher / Weihnachten / Christmas, Sakrale Kunst / Nikolaus / Nikolauskult / Nikolausbrauch

      [Bookseller: Wiesbadener Antiquariat Christmann]
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        ESTAMPAS DE TOROS DE LOS SIGLOS XVIII Y XIX RELATIVAS A LA FISTA NACIONAL

      LIBRERIA DE PEDRO VINDEL, MADRID - Páginas: S/N Año: 1931 Medidas: 32 x 23 cm. Ilustraciones o Grabados: Si Fotografías: No Tapa: Encuadernación todo tela, título grabado en dorado. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Photo Album]: 1930s New York Skyline

      1931. Near Fine. Oblong small quarto. Measuring 11" x 8.25". Cord-tied paper over boards. 53 gelatin silver images most measuring around 4.25" x 3.5" and mounted with corners, one or two to the page, with a few a bit larger. Uncaptioned (we took a couple of the images out of the corners and could find no information on the backs, but were unwilling to do so with all of them). Overall fine. While the photographer is unknown we can date the images to 1931 based on the scaffolding seen around the Waldorf-Astoria Towers in several photos. The shots were taken from several vantage points around the city including Central Park (looking across or out from the park) and from boat in the East and Hudson Rivers. A splendid compilation of images of the New York skyline, many of the building shrouded with fog or smog, several taken at night, a few from the harbor, one with a dirigible above the city, and most of them strikingly impressionistic.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Belle lettre d'Emile Bernard sur l'illustration de "La fin de Satan" de Victor Hugo.

      - 1 lettre autographe signée 1 In-4 19/06/1931 pliures Belle lettre d'Emile Bernard sur l'illustration de "La fin de Satan" de Victor Hugo. Il vient de recevoir la réponse définitive de Dantac et Guerquin pour le projet d'illustration de ce "livre que vous avez eu la bienveillance d'offrir à mes tentatives d'art, après ma proposition d'une illustration de "Dieu" du même grand poète [.]. Je me sens plein d'enthousiasme pour ce magistral poème, où tant d'images grandioses sollicitent l'imagination à les incarner dans des dessins à la fois puissants et tragiques. Je me mettrai au plus tôt à cet ouvrage que je désire accomplir dans l'exaltation que produisent toujours en moi les évocations de notre plus grand constructeur d'édifices rythmiques, depuis Homère et Virgile, depuis Dante et Ronsard [.]". [Cette magnifique publication grand in-folio, illustrée de 50 eaux-fortes d'Emile Bernard et tirée à 120 exemplaires, verra le jour en 1935, à l'occasion du cinquantenaire de la mort du poète]. Peintre, ami de Van Gogh et Gauguin, fondateur de l'école de Pont-Aven. Inventeur du cloisonnisme. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Scientific Forecasting. Its Methods and Application to Practical Business and to Stock Market Operations.

      New York, Greenberg, [1931]. 8vo. Original plum ribbed cloth, spine lettered in gilt (oxidized, as usual); pp. vii, 271, graphs in the text; minimal rubbing to extremities, very light spotting to endpapers; a near-fine copy. A beautiful copy of the first edition of the early and rare classic on investment and hedge funds. 'The long-forgotten Karl Karsten whose Scientific Forecasting of 1931 laid the foundation for the first hedge fund, talking of "the hedge" principle to describe his own long/short style of portfolio management' (Financial Times April 27, 2007). Karsten, originally a statistician by trade, not only ran his own hedge fund but foresaw the role of computers in modern finance, and in his own work aimed at creating models using the tide predicting machine at Greenwich.

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        Die Kunst und die Grundlagen des Fliegenfischens.

      Wien, Deutschösterreichischer Fischerei-Gersellschaft 1931. 1. Aufl. VII, 225 Seiten mit 3 (1 gefalt. und kolor.) Tafeln, zahlr. Textabb. v. Ferry Reinhold und 3 gefalt. Tabellen, Gr.8°, Leinen- Hardcover/Pappeinband Einband etwas berieben, Rücken leicht gebräunt, Besitzervermerk am Titel, die Erklärung der Farbtafeln mit einigen Anstreichungen, Widmung, ansonst guter und sauberer Zustand. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Abschnitte: I. Über die Ausübung der Fliegenfischerei. II. Zur Kunde der natürlichen Fliegen für Angler. III. Anleitung zum Binden künstlicher Fliegen. Fliegenfischen

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Deinbacher]
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        ESPERANTO POETRY: STRE?ITA KORDO [A TAUT STRING].

      Budapest: Literatura Mondo . 1931 - 8°, 189 pp., [3], original blue soft cover with printed title (Very Good, cover slighly stained, cancelled stamps of an Esperanto Society on the covers, title page and on some text pages, spine with tiny tears and loss of paper). An uncommon first edition of poems, originally written in Esperanto by a Hungarian author Káláman Kalocsay (1891-1976) was published in Budapest in 1931 and is considered one of the finest collections of original Esperanto poetry. Kálmán Kalocsay (1891-1976) was a Hungarian Esperantist poet, editor and translator, who had a major influence on Esperanto before WWII, especially in Hungary. He was also known by his name in Esperanto version Kolomano Kalo?ajo, as well as various pseudonyms: C.E.R. Bumy, Kopar, Alex Kay, K. Stelov, Malice Pik and Peter Peneter. This collection of songs, Stre?ita Kordo is considered by many Esperantists as one of the finest collections of original Esperanto poetry. The book was published by Kalocsay's Esperanto publishing house Literatura mondo, based in Budapest, which was since 1922 publishing an Esperanto magazine with the same title. During WWII the magazine and the publishing house were closed, because the Nazis forbade publications in Esperanto. The first magazine after the war was published in 1947. A reprint of the book was made in 1978. We could only trace a few examples of the first edition from 1931 in libraries worldwide.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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        Deutsche Sankt Georg Sportzeitung. Offizielles Organ des Reichsverbandes für Zucht und Prüfung deutschen Warmbluts. 31. Jahrgang 1931 - 37. Jahrgang 1937 * v o l l s t ä n d i g 7 B ä n d e n

      Berlin, Verlag Sankt Georg Erna Marschall, 1931 - 1937. (noch zu Nr.26833) - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, deutsche Reitergemeinde in der Weimarer Republik und danach, Reiterball Hotel Adlon Berlin, deutsche Offiziere zu Pferd, Herrenreiter, illustrierte Bücher, Pferdewesen, Wehrmacht, Kriegskamerad Pferd, Wehrmachtoffiziere zu Pferd, Adolf Hitler, Zeitschrift für Pferdefreunde, Reitbetrieb, Remonten, Pferdezucht, Ostpreussen, Pferdeeinsatz bei der Wehrmacht, Berliner Jagdreiten, deutscher Hochadel, Kaiser Wilhelm II. auf Parforce-Jagd in Deutschland, niederschlesische Pferdezuchttage, Gespannparade, Reiten und Fahren, Turniersport, Schierholz Porzellan, italienische Reitmethode und deutsche Reitart, Preußische Gestütsverwaltung, schwere Schädigung der ostpreußischen Landespferdezucht durch Sparauflagen des Landtags, Reiterporträts von Hermann Junker, Nachruf auf den ermordeten Freiherr Wilhelm von Malzahn / Schloss Grubenhagen, Vollblut- und Warmblutzucht, Traberzucht, elegante Reitbekleidung Deutscher Offizier-Verein Berlin, Landhäuser und Villen von Architekt Ludwig Conradi - Barmen, Deutsche Edelpelztierausstellung, General von Hammerstein, Polo, Warmblutgestüte des Fürsten zu Dohna in Schlobitten und Prökelwitz, Deutsches Reiterabzeichen, Ausbildung des Gebrauchspferdes, Rittmeister Momm der Leiter des Springstalls der Kavallerie-Schule Hannover, SA-Stabschef Victor Lutze, Staatssekretär Grauert, elegante Damenunterwäsche, Turnierstall der Obersten SA.-Führung, Preis des Führers verliehen durch Ostpreußens Gauleiter Erich Koch an SS-Hauptsturmführer Temme, Königsberger Hallenturnier, Reitjagd in Salem und anderen deutschen Gauen, Landgestüt Cosel, deutscher Polosport, Sisy / Kaiserin Elisabeth von Österreich als Reiterin, Hengstkörung, Halbblutrennsport, Hamburger Jungreiter, Reiten in Uniform, SS.-Reiter, SA.-Reiterstandarte Wuppertal, Galoppsport, Wegena-Büstenstütze, Warner´s Legant Traumlastic Hüfthalter für intimste Behaglichkeit, Bekenntnis zum Führer Adolf Hitler, Hoppegartener \"Armee\", Heroen des Pferdesports, Remontierungswesen der Kavallerie-Inspektion des Reichskriegsministeriums, SA.-Obergruppenführer Litzmann, Oberlandstallmeister Dr. Seyffert, Glückwunsch zum Führergeburtstag, Preis des Führers und Reichskanzlers, Sturmbannführer Hermann Fegelein, Pferde-Bronzeplastik von Professor Albert Hinrich Husmann, Hetzjagd zu Pferd in Afrika, Parade am Geburtstag des Führers am 20. April in Berlin, Juckergespann Wulff Freiherr von der Borch, schlesische Turniersaison, Altmeister der Reitkunst Oskar Stensbeck, 8. Waffentag der Deutschen Kavallerie in Erfurt 1938, Triumphfahrt des Führers durch das faschistische Italien, das ostpreußische Trakehner Pferd in Zucht und Sport, Haflinger-Zuchtgebiete, Celler Reitturnier 1938, Reiterscheinprüfung beim SA.-Reitersturm 2/22 in Königsberg (Neumark), SS.-Hauptreitschule München in Bukarest, Braunes Band von Deutschland, Pferdeplastiken von Otto Richter/Berlin, Huntsman der Leibstandarte SS \"Adolf Hitler\" mit der Meute des Berliner Schleppjagdvereins im Bild, Ostpreußenturnier Insterburg, Jubiläumsausstellung der Ostpreußischen Stutbuchgesellschaft auf der Ostschau in Königsberg 1938, Altonaer Trabrennbahn, Harzburger Reitertage, Pferd Man O´War, Ehrenpreis des Führers für den Sieger des Springderby 1938, Reichsreiterwettkämpfe der SA, Reichsreiterführerschule in Berlin-Zehlendorf, Nationalsozialistisches Reiterkorps NSRK, Das Braune Band des Springsports 1938: Gewinner Kommandeur SS-Standartenführer Fegelein, siegreiche HJ-Mannschaft im Spähtruppspringen, Hitlerjunge Hansi Freise aus Cottbus, Frauen und Pferde: Damenreitschule in Schloss Monsheim, Insterburg-Trakehner Olympia-Vorbereitungs-Military, Geländeritt Klasse S bei den NS.-Kampfspielen Nürnberg 1938, Nachruf Prinzessin Friedrich Sigismund von Preußen, SA.-Standartenführer von Trotha im Bild, Pommern als Nachzuchtgebiet des hannoverschen Warmblutpferdes, Grundsteinlegung zu Deutschlands größter SA.-Reitschule in Hannover Versand D: 5,90 EUR

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        Signed original photograph of Gandhi on board SS Rajputana.

      1931. Original wallet-sized photograph (73 x 48 mm), framed and glazed (overall 215 x 260 mm), double sided-mount displaying Gandhi's signature on verso of photograph, facsimile of inscription mounted alongside image on recto. In excellent condition. A fine original, candid image of the great Indian statesman, signed on verso "M. K. Gandhi 10-9-31", captured on the deck of SS Rajputana, wearing his dhoti and standing alongside Captain H. M. Jack of the P&O Line. We believe the man behind the lens to be the distinguished Associated Press journalist and camerman James A. Mills (1883-1942), "a tall, handsome, soft-spoken man who had been appointed chief of bureau in Moscow in 1924… He travelled to the Balkans, Ethiopia, the Near East, India, Manchuria, northwestern China, and across the Russian steppes… He covered Mohandas K. Gandhi's struggle for independence in India in the 1930s, winning Gandhi's favour by treating him as an 'intensely appealing human character, rather than as a fanatic or freak'" (Breaking News: How the Associated Press Has Covered War, Peace, and Everything Else, 2007, p. 266). Mills was the first journalist to conduct a filmed interview with Gandhi, on 30 April 1931 (released in cinemas by Fox Movietone News). For his own personal use Mills preferred Filmo and Eyemo movie cameras and wrote a piece entitled "Filming Mahatma Gandhi" for Filmo Topics magazine (January 1932) in which he revealed that "Mr. Gandhi took a solemn vow, some thirty years ago, that he would never pose for a photograph, a painting, sculpture, or any other artificial reproduction of himself… It was no easy task for a photographer to break down this formidable barrier of prejudice on Mr. Gandhi's part toward being filmed. But I accomplished it by simply 'taking the bull (or shall I say lamb) by the horns' and filming the Mahatma without his permission… Until he faced my battery of still and motion-picture cameras, I had never known Mr. Gandhi to 'look at the lens'. To be sure, he had appeared in photographs before, but these pictures were taken 'on the fly', so to speak, and without Mr. Gandhi's consent, and never once did he look at the lens. Invariably he kept his eyes looking down or to the side. On the steamer, between Bombay and Marseilles, however, he actually looked squarely into the Cooke lenses of my cameras". The Associated Press photographic archive shows an image clearly taken at the same moment as ours, with Captain Jack (hands on hips this time) posing alongside Gandhi. Gandhi's signature dates from two days before his arrival in London (12 September), en route from Bombay (Mumbai) via Marseilles, to attend the Second Round Table Conference, where he was the sole representative of the Indian National Congress. The Conferences were organised by the British Government to discuss constitutional reform in India. However, the Second Conference concluded without agreement: "The government hardly even listened to Ganhdi's demand for immediate and full responsible government. Disgusted with the proceedings, he left England in December 1931" (Peter Heehs, India's Freedom Struggle 1857-1947: A Short History, OUP 2004). The Round Table Conferences did lead eventually to the passing of the Government of India Act, 1935, but this "pleased few in India... [Nehru calling it] a 'Charter of Slavery', and humorously referred to the safeguard-ridden document as 'a machine with strong brakes but no engine'" (ibid.). A highly appealing and authentic document, taken at a key moment during the Indian struggle for independence in which Gandhi played such a pivotal role - captured by a photographer with whom he had a warm relationship and from the days when he first consented to being photographed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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