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        British Sports and Sportsmen Past & Present. Compiled and Edited by 'the Sportsman' ('Sporting Life') . [With Plates. ] - VOLUMES 1 & 2 - Past Sportsmen

      London : Sports & Sportsmen Ltd, [1931], 1931. First Edition. Full contemporary, burgundy Morocco over bevelled boards, near fine. Raised bands with gilt-blocked title indications. Spine compartments uniformly tooled and the panels bordered in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional detail on request. ; 1 pages; Both volumes copiously illustrated with a series of tissue-guarded plates and in-text figures and [photo] portraits. Limited to 1000 sets, this being no. 217. Series: British Sports and Sportsmen past & present. Compiled and edited by 'The Sportsman') .

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        The Santa Fé Trail to California, 1849-1852 : the journal and drawings of H. M. T. Powell / edited by Douglas S. Watson. First edition

      San Francisco, Calif. : Book Club of California, 1931. Small folio. Fine. 13.5 x 10 incheds. New goatskin spine with original label preserved. New tan endpapers. [12], 272 p. [18] leaves of plates : ill. (some fold.), fold. maps ; 35 cm. One of 300 copies printed by E. & R Graborn, Magee, no. 158. Published at $30.00 in the middle of the Great Depression. One of the Fifty Books of the Year. Provenance: From the collection of the late Lloyd Dinkelspiel Sr (1889-1959) and his wife, Florence Hellman Dinkelspiel (1904-1954) , granddaughter of Isaias Wolf Hellman (1842 -1920), the founder of Wells Fargo Bank. Ownership inscription on 3rd free p. Emerson Reilly, 1914.

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        Photograph album compiled by a sailor on the HMS Cornwall.

      Various locations, mainly in China: , 1931–3. Oblong folio album (330 x 250 mm). Contemporary lacquered papier-mâché boards, gilt-tooled skiver spine, landscape illustration comprising inlaid mother-of-pearl stained various colours to front board. 125 original photographs, personal and studio, all approximately 105 x 80 mm, corner-mounted rectos and versos to stiff black card leaves, captioned throughout in white ink; 4 similar photographs laid in. A few small scuffs to lacquer, tissue-guards gone, variable mild fading to a minority of photographs, but the images remaining crisp and clearly detailed. In excellent condition. Handsome Japanese album of meticulously captioned photographs, providing a fine visual document of service on the China Station with HMS Cornwall from February 1931 to December 1933, and including an engrossing run of studio images of the Japanese shelling of Shanghai in 1932, a pivotal moment in 20th-century warfare now known as the January 28 Incident, and of the subsequent land invasion, in which British and American troops were deployed to defend national interests in the city. These photographs are preceded by an extended series of personal snapshots taken by the sailor on ship and on land, in locations from Hong Kong to Beijing and the Yangtze Basin, and including views, street scenes, and architectural landmarks. The album begins with the HMS Cornwall, a County-class heavy cruiser launched in 1926, undertaking speed trials and firing exercises, with images of lively practice broadsides, a seaplane in take-off, and sailors performing general drill. Cornwall then anchored at Weihaiwei, the China Station home port, cruising south to Hong Kong, documented in attractive views of Victoria Peak and the harbour, 1932 Christmas Day celebrations on ship, the crew's "squeegee band", apparently a skiffle outfit, and a sailor in a diving bell. The ship then spent the winter at Tsingtao (images of the sea frozen over, and of HMS Eagle, one of the first Royal Navy aircraft carriers), with further visits to Beijing (landmarks including the Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace), Nanjing (the Ming tombs, street scenes, and various "types"), Hangzhou in flood, and the Yangtze Basin (arresting views of landscapes, agricultural activity, and the ingenious use of floating rafts). A selection of studio views of Shanghai, including the Nanjing Road by day and brilliantly illuminated at night, and personal photographs of a sailor's funeral (named as Sergeant George V. Kirby, died 1 March 1932), lead into a series of some thirty studio photographs headed "Sino-Japanese War, Jan 28th 1932 — March 10th 1932". On 18 January five Japanese residents (including two monks) in the Zhabei district just north of the Shanghai International Settlement were attacked by a large group of Chinese residents. The situation escalated quickly, and the Japanese began launching assaults from aircraft carriers on the 28th, an action which American correspondent Barbara Tuchman, in her book Stilwell and the American Experience of China, identified as "the first terror bombing of an era that was to become familiar with it". There are vivid action photographs of riflemen, machine-gunners and bomb-throwers from the Chinese 19th Route Army, opening fire from defensive positions, as well as images of wounded Chinese soldiers, and bomb damage including the China Post Building in flames. These are interspersed with images of Japanese snipers, marines and seamen, a destroyer opening fire, and a Japanese communications outpost, and, notably two images of "Lincolns" on guard at Suzhou Creek, and at rest camp: the 1st Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment left Gibraltar for China Station in October 1931, and during the Incident helped man entrances to the Settlement, along with US Marines, who are also depicted. A ceasefire was finally agreed on 5 May, allowing the Japanese to maintain a small garrison in the city but stipulating the withdrawal of Chinese troops; the failure of the League of Nations to place any meaningful check on Japanese expansion was an ominous portent for the fate of Europe in the ensuing decade. Cornwall then cruised west, via Colombo (photographs of elephants bathing) and Singapore, Suez and Ismailia (depicted in a series of attractive views), and eventually reaching Port Said. She returned to the Far East in the Second World War, escorting convoys before joining the Eastern Fleet in March 1942: a month later it was sunk by Japanese dive bombers, with the loss of some 400 lives.

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        Essays in Persuasion

      1931. First Edition . KEYNES, John Maynard. Essays in Persuasion. London: Macmillan, 1931. Octavo, original green cloth, original dust jacket. $1500.First edition of Keynes’ first volume of collected essays.These 25 essays reflect Keynes' abiding interest in the turmoil brought about by war, peace, and the changing face of the world's economy. ""Here are the collected croakings of 12 years—the croakings of a Cassandra who could never influence the course of events in time. The volume might have been entitled 'Essays in Prophecy and Persuasion,' for the Prophecy, unfortunately, has been more successful than the Persuasion…"" (Preface). Book fine, price-clipped dust jacket with a few stray marks, creasing to top of rear panel. A near-fine copy.

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        La route Paris Méditerranée

      - Firmin-Didot, Paris 1931, 20,5x26,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 200 copie numerate su Arches, solo carta di grandi dimensioni. libro illustrato di 96 lastre fotografiche che 38 di Germaine Krull. Molto lievi graffi sulla testa e sui piedi bella copia bit. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 200 exemplaires numérotés sur Arches, seuls grands papiers. Ouvrage illustré de 96 planches photographiques dont 38 de Germaine Krull. Très légères éraflures en têtes et en pieds des mors, agréable exemplaire.

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        La nouvelle Eurydice

      First edition, one of the advance (service de presse) copies.Autograph inscription from Marguerite Yourcenar to a girl.Small tears, not serious, to head and to foot of spine.  Grasset Paris 1931 12x19cm broché

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        The Waves.

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1931.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.324; [4]. Publisher's purple cloth with titles in gilt to spine, in the Vanessa Bell designed dust-jacket. Textblock and boards somewhat bowed. Cloth slightly rolled to the head and tail of the spine, dust-jacket shows very well. Some small closed tears to the top corners and along the fold between the spine and rear panel, small loss to the foot of the spine panel which is moderately toned, some spotting, mostly to the front panel. Very good.

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        Original Lithograph

      1931. KOLLWITZ, Käthe. Famille, II. Fassung [Family, Second Version]. Original lithograph, signed in pencil. [Berlin: 1931]. Measures 20 by 16 inches, matted. $9000.Lovely and famous original Kollwitz lithograph of a family, depicting a baby reaching over its father’s shoulder for its smiling mother, signed by the artist in pencil in the lower right corner.“It may seem surprising that there is a considerable number of works among Käthe Kollwitz’ ?uvre which show mothers with one or more children in carefree mood. Kollwitz did not only portray the poverty and need of working-class life in children, but also the happy moments in the lives of these people. While these themes pervade the artist’s entire work, there was a concentration in the second half of the 1920s when the worst poverty of the post-war period had abated. In the drawings the children are not exactly bursting with vitality, they are hardly ever playing unlike, for example, in the works of the Impressionists, and they are asleep or daydreaming. They are rarely portrayed alone, they are almost always with their mother, leaning up against her, sitting on her lap or held in her arms. They enjoy the intimate closeness of their mother who turns lovingly towards them or simply gives them a sense of protective security. There are very few works, in which as in this lithograph, fathers also occur” (Käthe Kollwitz Museum, Köln). Kollwitz completed this lithograph in 1931; after the rise to power in 1933 of the National Socialists, she was forced to leave her position in the Preußische Akademie der Künste. By 1935 there was an unofficial ban in place against exhibiting any of her work. Though threatened with deportation to a concentration camp, by the war years she had attained too great an international standing for the Nazis to follow through on their threats. Fine condition.

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        Portraitphotographie mit eigenh. Widmung und U.

      Prag, 18. IX. 1931. - 232:171 mm. Auf Tr

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        Under the North Pole

      1931. First Edition . Signed. WILKINS, George Hubert. Under the North Pole: The Wilkins-Ellsworth Submarine Expedition. [New York]: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, (1931). Octavo, original three-quarter blue cloth gilt, gray paper-covered boards, gray endpapers, top edge gilt, uncut. $2500.Limited deluxe first edition of this plan to explore Arctic waters in a submarine, number 159 of 275 copies signed by expedition leader Wilkins and submariner Sloan Danenhower. With fine original silver gelatin photographic frontispiece portrait of Wilkins, one map, 30 photographic plates, and two plans. A beautiful copy.Wilkins, a seasoned polar explorer and a veteran of the Australian Flying Corps, made his reputation when he “successfully carried out a remarkable program of pioneering air exploration which culminated in his historic flight with Carl Ben Eielson as pilot from Barrow in Alaska, eastward over the Arctic Ocean, to Spitsbergen, in April 1928… In 1931 came his famous venture by submarine in Arctic waters made with the twofold purpose of exploring the region from Spitsbergen westward via the North Pole to the Siberian coast and experimenting with the craft as a weather station, both above and below the ice and in radio contact with the outside world. A series of mishaps and mechanical breakdowns caused the expedition of the Nautilus to be abandoned, but not before it had been shown that a submarine could operate safely beneath the polar ice” (DNB). “A work unusual in Arctic literature, Wilkins’ volume anticipates rather than reports the 1931 expedition of the Nautilus, an under-ice polar experiment led by George Hubert Wilkins. Under the North Pole is a work of composite authorship put together by Wilkins and drawing on the best polar expertise available; with contributions by Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Simon Lake, Sloan Danenhower, and Harald U. Sverdrup, with Wilkins contributing the chapters on the planning of the expedition. The volume also provides a facsimile of the prophetic chapter on under ice submarines in John Wilkins’ Mathematicall Magick (the 17th-century author was apparently an ancestor of this Wilkins). Advance publication proved a wise precaution in that the expedition itself was largely a failure, remaining under ice for scarcely one hour… The submarine (renamed Nautilus in homage to Jules Verne) was lent to the expedition by the United States Navy but suffered some mysterious mechanical damage en route to Europe… When it reached the ice Wilkins found that the crew had sabotaged the ship by disabling its diving rudders, but he did force the Nautilus under the ice via other means if only for a limited duration, far short of his goal of reaching Siberia via the lower depths of the North Pole” (Stam & Stam 8.5). Issued simultaneously in a “Contributor’s Edition” of 29 copies and in a trade edition. With errata slip. See Arctic Bibliography 19493; Fitzgerald 747. A fine copy.

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        Compleat Angler

      1931. Signed. (RACKHAM, Arthur) WALTON, Izaak. The Compleat Angler. London: George C. Harrap, (1931). Quarto, original full vellum gilt, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, uncut and unopened; original slipcase. $3000.Deluxe signed limited edition, number 76 of 775 copies signed by Rackham, with 12 full-page color plates and 25 in-text line cuts. An exceptional, unopened copy in fine condition.Though intended in part as a practical guide for fishermen, the lasting influence of The Compleat Angler stems from its qualities as a work of literature: it is arguably the best long prose-pastoral in English. This edition is based on the Richard La Gallienne edition of 1897, which, in turn, relies on the text of the fifth edition of 1676, the last to be revised by Walton himself. It is the first to be illustrated by Arthur Rackham, whose “fanciful imagination gave his illustrations instant recognition, and his dedication to illustration kept him in the public eye for 30 years” (Hodnett, 233). Oliver 275. Coigney 312. Latimore & Haskell, 66. Riall, 175. Bookplate.Book fine. Slipcase with expert restoration.

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        Gespenster am Toten Mann (signiert)

      Signiert. K

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        Photograph Signed: U.S. Airship Akron

      1931. Signed. BOURKE-WHITE, Margaret. Photograph Signed: U.S. Airship Akron. No place: 1931. Large folio (23 by 17-1/2 inches), original silver gelatin print, original ""Duralumin"" frame; entire piece measures 26 by 20 inches. $8800.Spectacular and very large silver gelatin print of the U.S. Airship Akron being eased from its hangar on its maiden launch, signed in the lower right corner by photographer Margaret Bourke-White, framed in original bolted ""Duralumin,"" the same material used in the girder construction of the Akron by the Goodyear Zeppelin Corporation.Called ""one of the world's great artists"" by Alfred Stieglitz, Margaret Bourke-White ""epitomized the dynamic spirit of her age… covering the most important events of the mid-century"" (McDarrah, 52). A photographer at Fortune and Time, Bourke-White was ""one of the first photojournalists who told a news story in pictures and also wrote the text"" (New York Times), and as a Life staff photographer, she became ""of the most successful women in America"" (Parr & Badger I:140). During the early years of the Depression, Goodyear was one of Bourke-White's most important clients. She made this image of the airship Akron when it was removed from its hangar for the first time.The Akron was a helium-filled airship of the U.S. Navy which operated between September 1931 and April 1933. She was the world's first flying aircraft carrier, carrying F9C Sparrowhawk fighter planes which could be launched from and recovered by the airship while in flight. The Akron still holds the world record for largest helium-filled airship (the slightly larger Hindenburg and Graf Zeppelin II were filled with hydrogen). The April 4, 1933 crash of the Akron into the sea during heavy weather, which resulted in the loss of 73 crew and passengers (only three men survived)—the largest loss of life in any airship crash—spelled the end of the rigid airship program in the U.S. Navy, especially since one of the leading proponents of the airship program, Rear Admiral William Moffett, was aboard and died in the accident. The engraved inscription on the original frame reads: ""Winner/ C. Poley/ Third Annual Goodyear Dealers Zeppelin Race July-August 1931. This frame is made of Duralumin used in girder construction of the United States Airship 'Akron' built by the Goodyear Zeppelin Corporation."" Duralumin was the trade name of a very lightweight aluminum-copper alloy. A few small smudges and discolorations to print, particularly along lower edge, just touching signature but not affecting overall appearance of image; original frame fine. A handsome piece.

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        Stray Shots

      1931. First Edition . Signed. CLARK, Roland Hanmer. Stray Shots. New York: Derrydale Press, 1931. Octavo, original black cloth gilt, beveled edges, uncut. $2500.Limited private-press first edition, one of only 535 copies, of Clark’s first book of hunting reminiscences, with 13 wonderful dry-point etchings of game fowl by him.“From his boyhood days, Roland Clark’s lifelong passion was game birds, especially waterfowl. His illustrations of birds in their natural environment are astonishingly lifelike, even in his very early sketches. He was an ardent hunter and his art depicts game birds as the hunter actually saw them. So it is not suprising that hunters are his most ardent admirers” (Clark). “It has been said that he was often torn between shooting or sketching a bird, and as a result in a moment of indecision sometimes would lose both the bird and the drawing” (Russell Fink). Another avid sportsman, Eugene Connett, after studying the typography of Daniel Berkeley Updike, founded the famed Derrydale Press, with the intent “to reprint the very scarce early American books on sport which had become so rare that some of them would never be seen outside of a few private collections… and to produce a group of books on contemporary American sport which, because of their beauty, would be preserved.” Stray Shots, Clark’s first collection of hunting essays, “has become one of the most valued sporting books of all time” (Clark). Owner signature of renowned animal breeder Pansy Ireland, mistress of Georgia’s famed hunting lodge Pebble Hill, touted by Harper’s Magazine as “the best winter resort on three continents.”A fine copy, with distinguished provenance.

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        Rose et Noir WITH: Bleu Blanc Rouge

      1931. First Edition . IRIBE, Paul. Rose et Noir. WITH: Bleu Blanc Rouge. Paris: Nicolas, (1931-32). Two volumes. Tall quarto, original printed paper wrappers. $1500.Limited first editions of two promotional albums for the wine merchant Nicolas, each one of 500 deluxe copies printed, out of a total edition of 520 copies (20 numbered copies were printed on Japon), beautifully illustrated by Paul Iribe with 9 full-page tinted photographic prints and four lovely folding pochoir illustrations.Two of three promotional albums published for the Parisian wine merchant Nicolas and illustrated by Paul Iribe, best known for his wide-ranging influence in fashion and his Art Deco costume, furniture, and fabric designs. Rose et Noir shows the terrifying effects of American cocktails on a newly married couple and contains nine fascinating full-page photographic images printed in pink, black, and white. Laid in is a booklet by René Benjamin entitled, ""Dialogue Moderne en Trois Temps et Trois Cocktails,"" as issued. Bleu Blanc Rouge offers a rather amusing argument against foreign alcohols, taking on Russian vodka, German beer, British whiskey, and American Blue Rock mineral water each in beautiful folding pochoir illustrations, before presenting French wine in a mounted color plate. With Nicolas wine listing laid into Rose et Noir. Text in French. Occasional faint foxing to text, only very light rubbing to extremities of oversized wrappers. A near-fine pair.

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        La femme barbe. Autograph musical manuscript excerpt from the incidental music to the comedy first performed in 1938

      2 pp. Folio (ca. 348 x 268 mm.). 56 measures scored for both spoken and sung voices, including sections for chorus with instrumental accompaniment. Apparently complete. Marked "Scène IX les mêmes: puis les trois emissaires du Sultan - puis Croquendot..." Notated in black and red ink with some markings in blue crayon. Unsigned. Slightly worn; creased at central fold. Delvincourt, a French composer, was appointed director of the Versailles Conservatory in 1931 and of the Paris Conservatoire in 1941. "His most important decisions were the founding of the Orchestre des Cadets and a chorus (so avoiding the evacuation of his pupils to Germany), and his invitation to Messiaen, despite much comment, to teach the philosophy of music... After Debussy and Ravel, he was one of the most ardent of French composers in trying to recapture the spirit of the Middle ages and the Renaissance, as in the Danceries..." Alain Louvier in Grove Music Online.

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        Photograph of oil painting of the great financier and presidential advisor, inscribed on the mount, "To Isabel Leighton with highest regard / BM Baruch 1931"

      1931. 1 vols. Image 21-1/2 x 10 inches, matted and framed to 19 x 14-3/4 inches overall. 1 vols. Image 21-1/2 x 10 inches, matted and framed to 19 x 14-3/4 inches overall. Inscribed Picture of Bernard Baruch. Isabel Leighton (Mrs. Frederick A., later Mrs. Arthur Hugh Bunker), actress, writer, translator, playwright, radio personality, foreign correspondent, and editor of the best-selling The Aspirin Age, was a very close friend of Baruch over many decades until his death.

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        Collection of eleven titles from the private library of legendary publisher Ronald Lane Latimer and other sources. The collection includes unsigned, signed and inscribed copies of publications by Latimer and other writers. The collection includes: Position I - The New Broom and Morningside. Volume I, Nos. 2, 3 and 4 (all edited by James G. Leippert (Ronald Lane Latimer). / Position II - 'Alcestis': A Poetry Quarterly - Volume I, No.1 (including The first publication of Wallace Stevens's 'The Idea of Order at Key West', 'Three Poems' by John Peale Bishop / 'The Indian Girl Serenades Jonathan' by S.Foster Damon / 'Threnos' by Robert Fitzgerald / 'Four Poems' by Willard Maas / 'Inbetweentimes' by Herbert Read) and Volume I, No.4 (the so-called "Revolutionary Number" with poems by William Carlos Williams: 'Fine Work with Pitch and Copper' / 'The Poet and the ody Politic' by Ruth Lechlitner and others) - 'Alcestis' ceased to continue after this number. [Volume I with wrappers detached / Volume II frayed and slightly stained] / Position III: Ronald Lane Latimer's personal copy of Erskine Caldwell's 'We Are The Living'. Inscribed by Erskine Caldwell: 'for Martin Jay with the best wishes - Erskine Cadlwell' - Interesting: Latimer received this inscription under the first pseudonym he chose (Martin Jay) and verso the titlepage he reveals in a beautifully vain statement that one of the stories in the book, 'Crown Fire', first appeared in one of the publications he edited. He also uses this manuscript entry to resolve his pseudonym - he writes: 'Crown fire - first appeared in Lion + Crown # 2 (March, 1933), edited by me - James G. Leippert (Martin Jay)' / Position IV: Association copy of 'Minute Particulars' by John Peale Bishop - printed by Alcestis Press in New York in 1935. Inscribed by publisher Ronald Lane Latimer to Samuel Foster Damon on the endpaper: 'S.Foster Damon as always - from Latimer - Jan 21/36' - This is one of only 20 signed copies in roman numerals (No.IV) out of a signed total limited edition of overall 165. [Twenty copies numbered I-XX were printed on Duca di Modena. Designed and printed by Lew Ney with Inkunabula Type set by hand]./ Position V: Wallace Stevens - Ideas of Order - First Trade Edition - New York / London - Alfred A. Knopf, 1936. Unclipped 2 USD dustjacket in protective Mylar. Unusually excellent condition in protective Mylar. From the library of shipping magnate Clifton Waller Barrett, with his Exlibris tipped-in to front free endpaper(a superb copy with the beautifully glowing striped cloth binding) / Position VI: Wallace Stevens - Harmonium. Second Edition (with 14 new poems against the first edition). New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. Original dustjacket in fragments (in protective Mylar) / Position VII: Wallace Stevens - The Man with the Blue Guitar - including 'Ideas of Order'. First combined Editon. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1952. Original Hradcover in price-clipped dustjacket in protective Mylar.

      New York, Alcestis / Knopf, 1931-1952. Octavo. Original Hardcover and Softcover bindings. Excellent, very good to near Fine condition with only minor signs of external wear. A magnificent little collection.

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        Les horloges astronomiques et monumentales les plus remarquables de l'Antiquité jusqu'à nos jours

      Strasbourg, chez l'auteur, 1931. 1931, 1931, in-4, 514, (1)pp, broché, Très nombreuses illustrations dans le texte. PREMIERE EDITION, avec en appendice, une table chronologique, une table onomastique et une table bibliographique. Préface d'E. Esclangon, directeur de l'Observatoire de Paris. Alfred Ungerer, l'auteur de ce remarquable ouvrage, était fabricant d'horloges à Strasbourg. L'oeuvre présentée ici est le répertoire le plus complet possible des horloges monumentales de France, Allemagne, Angleterre, Italie, Suisse, Amérique, Belgique, Pays-Bas, Tchécoslovaquie et Autriche. Exemplaire correct mais un peu fatigué

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        Pi

      Darantiere 1931 - Sans lieu, Darantiere, 1931. In-4, plein chagrin sign

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        India. Speeches and and Introduction by the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill.

      London, Thornton Butterworth, Ltd. 1931. FIRST EDITION. Original orange softcovers with black lettering. Crown octavo, pp. 141; [3], advert for the Indian Empire Society. Light marginal spotting, covers a trifle dusty and rubbed, a little glue residue to inside joint else would appear largely unopened. A crisp copy of the fragile paper-wrapped binding; this book was issued simultaneously in hardback and softcovers. Woods A38, Langworth 150, Cohen A92.1.c.

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        Teilplan von Berlin. Ma

      Berlin, 1931. - Format ca. 58x113 cm. Hinter Glas in mit Goldfarbe abgesetztem Holzrahmen der Zeit, Format ca. 61x79 cm. Handkolorierte Original-Zeichnung- Gro

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        Collection of eleven titles from the private library of legendary publisher Ronald Lane Latimer and other sources. The collection includes unsigned, signed and inscribed copies of publications by Latimer and other writers. The collection includes: Position I - The New Broom and Morningside. Volume I, Nos. 2, 3 and 4 (all edited by James G. Leippert (Ronald Lane Latimer). / Position II - 'Alcestis': A Poetry Quarterly - Volume I, No.1 (including The first publication of Wallace Stevens's 'The Idea of Order at Key West', 'Three Poems' by John Peale Bishop / 'The Indian Girl Serenades Jonathan' by S.Foster Damon / 'Threnos' by Robert Fitzgerald / 'Four Poems' by Willard Maas / 'Inbetweentimes' by Herbert Read) and Volume I, No.4 (the so-called

      New York, Alcestis / Knopf, - 1931 - Octavo. Original Hardcover and Softcover bindings. Excellent, very good to near Fine condition with only minor signs of external wear. A magnificent little collection.

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        Murder In The House Of Commons.

      London: Hamish Hamilton, 1931. First Edition. Octavo, pp.316; [4]. Bound in publisher's pale blue cloth, with embossed titles to spine. Pictorial dust-jacket by V. Asta shows the House of Commons against a dark sky to front cover, titles to spine, and publisher's advertisements to rear cover; unclipped, originally priced 7s 6d. Binding shows well, with some bumping to corners and spine ends, text-block edges show some spotting. Internally clean, with no signs of spotting; the sealed 'destruction' portion at the rear of the novel is opened, with the seal partially present, including insert of publisher's plea to readers to share recommendations of the book. Dust-wrapper has some small chips to corners and spine ends, one small area of loss to top edge of front cover, slight spotting to rear cover and tanning to spine. Set entirely within the House of Commons, and perhaps catering to a certain amount of wish-fulfillment on behalf of the British public, Hamilton's first detective novel draws on her own experience in the House as MP for Blackburn. The novel comes with a portion of the text sealed in blue paper, bearing the specific instruction "Do Not Break This Seal"

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        Collection of eleven titles from the private library of legendary publisher Ronald Lane Latimer and other sources. The collection includes unsigned, signed and inscribed copies of publications by Latimer and other writers. The collection includes: Position I - The New Broom and Morningside. Volume I, Nos. 2, 3 and 4 (all edited by James G. Leippert (Ronald Lane Latimer). / Position II - 'Alcestis': A Poetry Quarterly - Volume I, No.1 (including The first publication of Wallace Stevens's 'The Idea of Order at Key West', 'Three Poems' by John Peale Bishop / 'The Indian Girl Serenades Jonathan' by S.Foster Damon / 'Threnos' by Robert Fitzgerald / 'Four Poems' by Willard Maas / 'Inbetweentimes' by Herbert Read) and Volume I, No.4 (the so-called "Revolutionary Number" with poems by William Carlos Williams: 'Fine Work with Pitch and Copper' / 'The Poet and the ody Politic' by Ruth Lechlitner and others) - 'Alcestis' ceased

      New York: Alcestis / Knopf. Excellent, very good to near Fine condition with only minor signs of external wear. A magnificent little collection.. New York, Alcestis / Knopf, 1931-1952. Octavo. Original Hardcover and Softcover bindings. Excellent, very good to near Fine condition with only minor signs of external wear. A magnificent little collection.

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        The Waves.

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1931. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.324; [4]. Publisher's purple cloth with titles in gilt to spine, in the Vanessa Bell designed dust-jacket. Textblock and boards somewhat bowed. Cloth slightly rolled to the head and tail of the spine, dust-jacket shows very well. Some small closed tears to the top corners and along the fold between the spine and rear panel, small loss to the foot of the spine panel which is moderately toned, some spotting, mostly to the front panel. Very good.

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        OLD DOLLS

      - RUSSIAN. STARBYE KUKPI [OLD DOLLS] by Bednyi (pseud. Efim Alekseevich Pridvorov). 1931. 4to, pictorial wraps, light spine and cover wear, VG. Illustrated by Koukryniksi with full page satirical portrayals ridiculing the political figures of the past. Koukryniksi is a composite name for 3 famous Soviet illustrators who were satirists, poster designers and painters whose names were Mikhail KOUriyanov, Porfiry KRYlov and NIKolai Sokolov. Quite striking. See Leveque Dictionnaire p. 120. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Letters of John Marin

      New York: Privately Printed for An American Place, 1931. First edition, deluxe issue, number 22 of 50 number copies signed by Marin from an edition of 400, presented by Stieglitz to Dorothy Secker Norman. Glassine worn else a fine copy. 8vo. Original grey cloth, gilt-lettered on spine. A superb presentation copy, with a lengthy inscription by Alfred Stieglitz on a laid-in sheet to Dorothy Norman: "I did not fail to inscribe this book -- If you will look at the last leaves of the volume you'll find way down in the left hand corner in pencil DPN / AS 1931. So we had not forgotten. For Dorothy, Alfred. An American Place. May 11 - 1940." The pencil inscription is on the final leaf. Dorothy Stecker Norman - photographer and patron of the arts - was one of Stieglitz's most devoted followers after they met in 1927. Though both married at the time - Stieglitz to Georgia O'Keeffe and Norman to Edward A. Norman (son of an early Sears & Roebuck entrepreneur) - they soon became friends and lovers. Their relationship continued until his death in 1946; she was divorced from Norman in 1951. Though she never worked as a professional photographer, Norman is remembered for the many intimate portraits of artists, writers, and social figures important to the time, and for documenting the spaces in which they travelled. She took a well-known series of images documenting An American Place, Stieglitz's last gallery and that serving as the publisher of this edition of Marin's letters. Stieglitz's lengthy inscription implies the depths of their relationship, just four years after they met. His initialed presentation inscription, hidden at the end of the volume in a tiny penciled script, shows a quiet acknowledgement of their relations, while his boldly penned laid-in inscription more forcefully declares his intentions to present the volume to his lover. Marin had held his first one-man exhibition at Stieglitz's 291 Gallery in 1909. They remained friends for over 40 years, and Stieglitz showed Marin's work almost every year in one of his galleries. His major retrospective at MoMA would take place five years after the publication of these letters, which show the major impact each had on the other artistically, socially, and financially.

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        THE COMPLEAT ANGLER OR THE CONTEMPLATIVE MAN'S RECREATION

      London: George G. Harrap, 1931. Signed/limited edtion. Limited to 775 copies, this no. 254 signed by Arthur Rackham. Minor spots of foxing on verso of frontispiece, else absolutely fine and entirely unopened. House in supplied cloth slipcase, Exellent copy. Signed/limited edtion. Limited to 775 copies, this no. 254 signed by Arthur Rackham. Quarto. 224p. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham with text drawings and twelve full-page color plates with captioned tissue guards. Illustrated title page in green and black. Bound in publisher's full vellum with illustrated endpapers, t.e.g., with gilt spine and covers titles, the spine with additional fish device.

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        Typed Letter Signed by Thomas Alva Edison.

      Orange, NJ: Thomas A. Edison Laboratory, 1931. One page typed letter, signed by Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931). Dated March 7th 1931 and written to Mrs. Oren S. Hussey of Bradenton Florida. Here, Edison corrects an error disseminated by the Associated Press about Hussey's husband, who worked at the laboratory in Orange, NJ, and was a member of the Edison Pioneers. Edison sends his condolences. Length of text is about 150 words. On Edison Laboratory letterhead. Includes the envelope it was enclosed and mailed within. Americana, Business, Technology.. Signed. First Edition. Unbound. Very good+ condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Der Schandfleck und andere Verse über die Währungsverbrechen unserer Zeit.

      Bern, Genossenschaft Verlag freiwirtschaftlicher Schriften, (1931). - 120 S., kt., Rckn. u. Randläs. rest., WaT. -- Freiwirtschaftliche Bibliothek -. - Mit handschriftlicher Widmung "Maja Krückeburg zu eigen. Der Verfasser und Patenonkel. Weihnachten 1931."-- [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Journal of Jeffery Amherst: Recording the Military Career of General Amherst in America from 1758 to 1763

      The Ryerson Press, The University of Chicago Press, Toronto, Chicago 1931 - The Journal of Jeffery Amherst: Recording the Military Career of General Amherst in America from 1758 to 1763 Jeffery Amherst; J. Clarence Webster, editor. Published by The Ryerson Press, Toronto, and the University of Chicago Press, 1931. The Canadian Historical Studies. 341 pages. This is copy number 225 of a limited edition of 500 copies. Blue cloth boards, gilt front and spine titles, rough cut edges; top edge blue. Title page in blue ink. Contents: General Editor's Forward, Chief Events and Dates in The Journal, Introduction and Index. 35 illustrations including colored portrait frontispiece with tissue guard. This very rare copy is in near fine condition. Light wear to boards, blue 2.5 cm mark to pastedown, light toning to endpapers; otherwise in fine condition without marks, tears or folds. Pages are white and clean; binding is firm. Jeffery Amherst 's journal was discovered in 1925 and is of significant historical importance. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Wind in the Willows

      London: Methuen, 1931.. FIRST SHEPARD ILLUSTRATED EDITION, SIGNED by the illustrator. Octavo, pp.[viii]; 312; 8, catalogue. Lavishly illustrated by Shepard. Bound in publisher's green cloth, with Mole, Rat, and Mr Toad in gilt to front board, gilt titles to spine; top edge stained green, cartographic endpapers. Front cover of dust-wrapper shows the three protagonists next to a caravan, with titles and a portrait of Rat to spine, and a bankside scene to rear cover. Both binding and dust-wrapper with some light and acceptable wear. An uncommon autograph on the trade edition; a larger format signed limited edition was issued simultaneously. Shepard's beautiful illustrations are the perfect companion for Grahame's elegant prose, and this combination does much to explain the enduring attraction of this story.

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        Panama or the adventures of my seven uncles

      First edition in English, translated by John Dos Passos, printed in 300 copies on Utopian laid paper.Autograph signatures of B. Cendrars and J. Dos Passos to justification page.With original illustrations by John Dos Passos.A very good copy. Harper & brothers New York & London 1931 19,5x24,5cm broché

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        The Wilsford Theatre A small Collection of suggested Plans Elevations and Drawings made for it

      

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        MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS, SAILOR AND MARINES IN THE CIVIL WAR (9 Volumes; Complete Set)

      Norwood, Mass: Norwood Press, 1931. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine binding. Regimental histories for all Massachusetts units, together with the names of all the men who served in them, with their rank, occupations, date of service and discharge etc. It is noted in the Nevins bibliography that the set "provides valuable background and service data on each Bay State soldier [Nevins II, 156]. A near fine set, in the publisher's blue cloth with beveled edged and titling in gold; some of the volumes still with publisher's brown paper wrappers. This set is from the library of Civil War historian Bud Robertson, and his bookplate is on the pastedown of each volume. (Nevins II, 156). Near Fine binding.

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        La Nuova Architettura

      1931. AUTORE a cura di Fillia TITOLO La Nuova Architettura LINGUA italiano LUOGO (editore/traduttore) Torino - Unione Tipografico-Editrice Torinese ANNO DI PUBBLICAZIONE/EDIZIONE 1931, I Edizione FORMATO 24x32,5 TIPO COPERTINA cartonata serigrafata N° PAGINE non numerato ILLUSTRAZIONI in Bn e tavola a colori. DESCRIZIONE LIBRO Primo studio completo sull'architettura razionale comparso in Italia. Contiene il manifesto L'architettura futurista di A. Sant'Elia e saggi originali di F.T. Marinetti, Fillia, E. Prampolini, W. Gropius, Le Corbusier, A. Sartoris, N. Diulgheroff, R. Ginsburger, G. Vedres, A. Lurcat, Von Der Muhll Il volume è in ottime condizioni, dorso restaurato, segni di fioritura nella sguardia di apertura e in quella di chiusura, l'interno del volume è in ottime condizioni. Corpo libro ben legato

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        L'Eroica. Rassegna italiana di Ettore Cozzani. N. 156-157.

      Milano, A. XIX-XX, agosto-settembre, 1931, fascicolo in-4to brossura originale con copertina illustrata a colori (di Stanis Dessy), numero doppio: 156/157, pp. 72 con una tavola riproducente la copertina e altre nove tavole xilografiche, doppie, ripiegate (di Stanis Dessy) fuori testo. In stato di nuovo, intonso.

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        SHADOWS ON THE ROCK. Limited edition signed by Willa Cather.

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. 280 pages. Bright mottled orange/red vellum or parchment-covered binding in almost new condition except for minor bumping to the corners, and a minor shelfbump to the top of the spine. The unclipped dustjacket is lightly to moderately toned, with several small scuffs, creases and tears, some of which is due to the dustjacket being untrimmed, with about an extra inch paper on the top and bottom edge. Protected in custom-fitted archival mylar. Includes the original slipcase, which has a few seams cracking, and is lightly to moderately shelfworn. Number 174 of 199 copies printed on Shidzuoka Japan vellum and signed by Willa Cather on a special limitation page. Includes the original silk bookmark; t.e.g. The text is clean and unmarked. First edition.. Signed. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition/Very good- condition (DJ). Octavo (8vo).

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        Le feu follet

      First edition, an advance (service de presse) copy. Half black morocco over marbled paper boards by Goy & Vilaine, spine in six compartments with gilt date to foot, marbled pastedowns and endpapers, top edge gilt, covers preserved. Autograph inscription from Pierre Drieu la Rochelle to Edouard Caen.A good copy in a pretty binding.% Nrf Paris 1931 12x19cm relié

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        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. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION.

      London. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1931 1st Limited edition. Hardback. 4to; approx 10.5 x 8 inches. In full vellum bound covers with gilt lettering and fish design to spine and gilt lettering to front. Top edges gilt. In very good condition. Some rubbing and darkening to cover. Some mild foxing and darkening to endpapers, inscribed on half title page “To James, from Mother 1934.” Signed and Numbered overleaf by Arthur Rackham, this copy is 169/775. Most pages still remain uncut, a couple of tiny spots to pages else inside pages very clean and tight throughout. 224pp; Pictorial endpapers; 12 colour plates (with tissue guards) & many B&W illustrations.

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