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        City on a Rock. Cahoes, New York.

      Cleveland, Ohio: Print Club of Cleveland. 1931 - Lithograph. 208 x 327 mm. Edition of 257. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right. First prize in the club's international competition. From the collection of the Sylvan Cole Gallery. Flint, no. 79 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Two and Twenty

      Two and Twenty by Cecil Scott Forester (C.S. Forester) Published by D.Appleton in New York 1931 First edition 298+ pages A very good copy with Light edge wear and light soiling to the cloth binding, light dust soiling to the page edges in a good dust jacket with small edge chipping, some holes to the paper most likely old insect damage, dust soiling . See Photos A scarce first edition in dust jacket by a modern master. off 4/2

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        City on a Rock. Cahoes, New York

      Cleveland, Ohio: Print Club of Cleveland, 1931. Lithograph. 208 x 327 mm. Edition of 257. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right. First prize in the club's international competition. From the collection of the Sylvan Cole Gallery. Flint, no. 79

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Possessed [The Mirage] (Original screenplay for the 1931 film)

      Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1931. Draft script for the classic 1931 pre-code film. Copy belonging to Joan Crawford, bearing the holograph inscription "Miss Crawford" on the front wrapper. Classic Pre-Code romantic melodrama, following Mariane's (Joan Crawford) rise to rise from country girl to sophisticated high class mistress, who falls for an aspiring politician (Clarke Gable), though her existence may harm her new lover's gubernatorial bid. Blue titled wrappers, noted as Adaptation and Dialogue Continuity on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 1859 and production No. 38436, dated 07/17/31, with credits for playwright Edgar Selwyn and screenwriter Lenore Coffee. Title page integral with the first page of text, dated 05/18/31, noted as Dialogue Continuity, with credits for screenwriter Lenore Coffee. 165 leaves, mimeograph, with last leaf of text numbered 164. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good bound with two gold brads. Warner Archive.

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        International Sport: Polo.

      London: Universal Bridge of Trade, 1931. First edition. Folio, gilt-lettered stamped sterling silver corners on front cover, moire silk doublures; all edges gilt. Contains forty four photogravure portrait and view plates, tissue guards. Text in parallel columns in English and French. Alphons Stock's International Sport: Polo is an alphabetical gallery of the most notable internationally recognized polo players, including an introduction to the history of the sport and portraits of royal players throughout the world.

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        Prometheo. Traducido directamente del griego al castellano antiguo por Fernando Salvatierra. Con la ortografía del siglo XVII para mayor claridad etimológica, Buenos Aires, Prensa del Torreón (Prensa particular de Elvira Suffern Arteaga de San Martín), 1931.

      1931 - In-8º mayor.- 76 (4) p.- Impreso en tintas roja y negra.- Portada con marca de la impresora.- Inicial, viñetas marginales y culs-de-lamp dibujados por Pablo A. FONTAN.- Encuadernación en chagrin rojo, lomo de cinco nervios, títulos y filetes dorados.- Uno de los 10 ejemplares de la tirada de cabecera en papel Japón Imperial supernacarado numerado y firmado por la impresora.- Tirada total de 42 ejemplares.- Por error de compaginación, el pliego formado por las páginas 33-34 y 39-40, impreso en papel vélin.- Insignificantes oxidaciones en los dos folios iniciales y finales.- Procedencia: Enrique E. Ibarra Villafañe (sello en hoja blanca preliminar). L.O.R., 7. C.E.L., 662. T.B., III, p. 62. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Victor Aizenman (SLAM / ILAB)]
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        A FIGHTING MAN OF MARS .

      Metropolitan Books, Inc. Publishers [1931]., New York - Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-319 [320: blank], inserted frontispiece with illustration by Hugh Hutton, original red mesh weave cloth, front and spine panels stamped in yellow-green, top edge stained green. First edition, first binding with "METROPOLITAN" at base of spine panel. Seventh book of the Mars series. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 310. Bleiler (1978), p. 35. Reginald 02281. Heins FMM-1. Just a bit of spotting to paste-downs, short hairline crack along inner rear hinge, but a tight, clean, very good copy in poor dust jacket with wear along top and bottom edges, shallow chipping at upper spine end and along top edge of rear panel, amateur patch-ins at lower right of front panel, some poorly executed re-coloring along top and fore-edge of front panel, and some internal tape. (#151455) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Terms of the Armistice as Originally Supplied to the War Department, Washington, D.C. by American G.H.Q., Chaumont, France, November, 1918

      New York: Press of the Woolly Whale, Armistice Day, 1931 One of fifty copies, none of which were for sale, being intended for private distribution for Armistice Day, 1931. The text is reproduced from a photostat of the document in the War Department, Washington, D.C., containing the terms of the Armistice, as issued by the American government. Quarter black leather over aluminum covers. Spine stamped in silver with the numerals "11/11/18;" front cover stamped in black. . Small quarto. Endpaper reproductions of the front pages of Le Figaro, The London Times, the New York Tribune, and a Berlin paper, announcing the Armistice in 1918. Binding extremities a bit rubbed. A very good, bright copy. This is one of a very few books bound in aluminum, the miracle metal of the first part of the twentieth century. There are several others, including the Pillsbury cookbook by Mary Ellis Ames, Balanced Recipes (1933) and the Museum of Modern Art exhibition catalogue, The Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age (1967), which chronicles the earlier part of the twentieth century. The slipcase to the Lakeside Press Moby Dick (1930), is also of aluminum.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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        Proust

      Chatto & Windus, Longon 1931 - A lovely copy of this first British edition book. White cloth covered boards with brown illustrations. The board corners are slightly nudged. The unclipped (2s) jacket in mylar is slightly toned to spine. A tight, square unmarked copy. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Good Earth

      John Day, New York 1931 - John Day Company, New York, 1931. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. The copyright page states "COPYRIGHT, 1931, BY PEARL S. BUCK" and there is no mention of subsequent printings. The bottom of the copyright page says "FOR THE JOHN DAY COMPANY". First issue with "flees" for fleas on page 100. The dj is a later, although early, vintage one with $4.96 as the price. which has been matched to the true first printing book. The bottom of the spine of the dust jacket has the publisher's name, John Day, some tape repairs and tear outs at the folds. There is also some slight chipping to the edges with a label removed at the spine foot. The book is in very good wit a previous owner's signature and date on the front end paper. The tan colored cloth boards are very well preserved and the gilt lettering and design on the spine remain intact and front board is bright. Slight wear to the left edge on the bottom corner of the front board. There is a small surface only water stain on the top rear text block. Some minor spotting on front of text block. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Winding Road Books]
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        DREAMS OF FORT GARRY

      Stovel Company Limited November, 1931, Winnipeg, MB - Slim 8vo, pp. 63. "An epic poem on the life and times of the early settlers of Western Canada, complete with glossary and historical notes." Bound in brown paper over boards, with an printed title and woodcut on the front board. Rough trimmed edges to special stock rag content paper. Printed in a limited edition of 968 copies, of which this is number 679. Signed by both Robert Watson (the author), and W. J. Phillips (the artist). Glossary and Historical Notes at end. At the bottom of the signature page is the inscription: "Happy Returns / Olive & Ed T.". Very light smudging to boards; otherwise the book is in pristine condition. The slipcase is present and shows expected shelf wear, but has no major flaws and is still perfectly serviceable. Copies of this exceptional item are becoming increasingly scarce, as collectors prize them (and break them) for the remarkable Phillips woodcuts, which were done exclusively for this limited edition book. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: GREENFIELD BOOKS Ltd.]
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        The Odyssey [together with] The Iliad

      [New York:] Limited Editions Club,, 1931. With an introduction by Carl Van Doren. 2 volumes, quarto. Recent red and dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, single roll to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. An excellent set. Number 1125 of 1,500 copies signed by the designer J. van Krimpen.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Typed Letter, signed, to Clem Yore

      1931. A remarkable, brief letter in which Tully defends himself against critics who claim he came by his knowledge of tramp life second hand: "...Different Bowery bums have stated that I was never on the road and so forth - after seven years of it. Hansen used one letter. I have not bothered to answer it. Few critics are aware of picaresque literature, or of what I am trying to do. I state that I was a road-kid. My stuff is too ironical and brutal for many tramps, who are really sentimental morons who believe in the Justice of God…" Tully likely refers to a review by Chicago World-Telegram critic Harry Hansen of his hobo novel "Shadows of Men," in which Hansen must have called into question Tully's authenticity. From the context, it would seem that Hansen must have quoted or referenced "one letter" from a Bowery dweller who thought Tully a fake. For Tully, who staked his early reputation on the proletarian authenticity of his hobo narratives, such a criticism must have been particularly unbearable. Jim Tully (1886-1947) was one of the great fictional chroniclers of the American underclass of the first decades of the 20th century. His novels "Shadows of Men," "Beggars of Life," and "Shanty Irish" are among the finest depictions of hobo life in literature. He published more than a dozen novels and had a long, prolific screenwriting career in Hollywood. Clem Yore (1875-1936) began his writing career as a muckraking journalist in Chicago and St. Louis; he published a collection of poems, "Songs of the Underworld," in 1914, which touched on tramp life (though they were mostly about white slavery and opium dens). Yore went on to become a prolific author of Western novels, nearly all published by the tiny house of Macaulay. Typed letter to "Clem" [Yore], dated May 29, 1931 and signed in pencil "Jim Tully." On a cut-down sheet of Tully's Hollywood, California letterhead. Old folds; edges trimmed unevenly; Very Good.

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        Histoire de Babar : Le Petit Elephant

      Editions du Jardin des Modes 1931 - First Edition, First Issue, with requisite lack of elephant on the verso of the title page. Folio. 47pp. Bound in the original printed boards with blue cloth spine. Text in the original French. VERY GOOD. Shows rubbing of the edges and corners with minimal loss, the boards with occasional light rubbing marks or scratches mostly confined to the back board, several pages with some very light handling marks at the lower leftmost, otherwise the binding is strong and tight, the text and illustrations are bright and unmarked, and the boards remain colorful and distinct. As pictured. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Grammaire du Vieux Perse [Collection Linguistique, XXXIV]

      Paris: Librairie Ancienne Honoré Champion, 1931. Second edition completely revised and greatly expanded. Hardcover. g+. Quarto. XXIII, [1], 266pp. Library blue cloth with gold lettering on spine. Original printed wrappers bound in. Originally published in 1915, Antoine Meillet's grammar of the Old Persian language (Grammaire du Vieux Perse) provides an exact description of this language as attested in the then available texts. In this excellent work, Meillet tried to demonstrate how the comparative method of historical linguistics can help describe a language, the subsystems of which are known only in part. Therefore notes of a comparative nature were inserted only wherever they might contribute to the explanation of a textual passage. Thus Meillet dealt essentially with the main characteristics of the phonological and morphological aspects of the language, confining himself to those forms which are attested authentically and could be interpreted with a degree of certainty. By this he also made clear which problems had not yet been solved and which linguistic facts were not yet established with sufficient dependability. In 1931, Emile Benveniste (1902-76), French scholar, eminent Iranist, and one of the greatest linguists of his time, published this new edition, revised and enlarged, of Meillet's "Grammaire du Vieux Perse", a work rendered necessary by the progress of research. Ex-library copy with reference number at tail of spine, and stamp at front free endpaper and upper margin of title. Upper corner of pages slightly bumped. Pages slightly age-toned throughout. Text in French. Binding and interior in overall good+ condition.

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        ESTAMPAS DE TOROS: REPRODUCCION Y DESCRIPCION DE LAS MAS IMPORTANTES PUBLICADAS EN LOS SIGLOS XVIII Y XIX RELATIVAS A LA FIESTA NACIONAL

      - 1931 Pedro Vindel, Madrid Ej. 113/500. Introducción de Gregorio Corrochano. XII p. + CCC lám. + [8] h. 32x22 cm. Enc. tela sin sobr. Exterior levemente envejecido. Páginas de cortesía, portadilla y portada algo oxidadas. 2 páginas pegadas en el interior Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. (tauromaquia, toreo) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Motorists' Handbook of Japan

      O'Dell's Service Bureau 1931 - 618 pp., maps, index. In English and Japanese. includes advertisements. cover wear, boards slightly bowed, includes 2 original bookmarks from publisher 0.0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Masalai Press]
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        The Screen of Life, with particular reference to one Roger Weldon

      Wright and Brown London [1931] - First Edition. Nat Long dustjacket art. A bizarrely scarce novel of the mental "processes created by the ordinary details of a home where misfortune has removed the natural care and attention of a mother and left both parent and children upon an incomplete foundation". A google search returns nothing for this author or title. Very Good, dampstain at fore-edge of covers in nearly Very Good dustjacket, dampstain at flap edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Composite Catalog of Oil Field & Pipe Line Equipment, No. 3. Edition 1931

      The Oil Weekly 1931 - - Text englisch - Gewicht in Gramm: 1315 The Oil Weekly, Houston, 1931. 260, 135 S. mit zahlreichen Textabb., blind- und goldgeprägter Leinen-Einband, quart, (etwas berieben und bestoßen/Stempel auf Vorsatz/Vorsatz etwas gebräunt)

      [Bookseller: Celler Versandantiquariat]
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        Moby Dick or The White Whale

      THE JOHN C. WINSTON COMPANY, PHILADELPHIA 1931 - Colored pictorial dust jacket. Dust jacket has some rubs and now in Mylar protector. Colored pictorial cover. Gilt title on spine. Illustrated end papers. Colored and black and white illusrations. In ink - previous owner's inscription on the back of frontispiece. Moderate shelf wear, corners some bumps. DATE PUBLISHED: 1931 EDITION: 414 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Cinematic Design

      American Photographic Publishing Co., Boston 1931 - First edition. With twelve black and white illustrations and one in color by Constance Hacker. Slight foxing on the plates, silver foil endpapers over the hinges a little cracked, else about fine in a slightly spine-faded, near fine dustwrapper with a modest tear on the rear panel. Inscribed by both the author and illustrator to noted actor Lew Ayres: "To Lew Ayres with the esteem and affection of Leonard Hacker / Constance Hacker June, 1942." Ayres was the lead in such films as *All Quiet on the Western Front, Holiday, Young Dr. Kildare*, and *Advise and Consent*. An important work on experimental film with a printed dedication to F.W. Murnau. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Specimen Book of the Types and Ornaments to be used in the Printing of the Publications of the Profile and The Helicon Presses... together with The Ornament Book of the Profile Press and the Helicon Press

      New Haven: The Profile, 1931. Paperback. Very Good. 2 books of type faces and specimens used at the Profile and Helicon Presses: The Specimen Book of the Types and Ornaments to be used in the Printing of the Publications of the Profile and The Helicon Presses, published in 1930 --AND-- The Ornament Book of the Profile Press and the Helicon Press, published in 1931. Both Softcovers in their original wraps, and both one of only 25 copies printed. Very Good copies, with light soil and wear to the wraps. Minor discoloration to the margins of a few pages of "The Specimen"; otherwise the contents are bright and unmarked. Rare. Digital images available upon request.

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        FAIRY TALES

      Offenbach: Limited Editions Club, 1931. Hardcover. Just a touch of edgewear. Fine in glassine and a Near Fine slipcase with a short split along back edge. Quite scarce to find this charming book in this exceptional condition. Fritz Kredel. Octavo (6-3/4" x 8-7/8") bound in full decorated brown morocco. Illustrated with hand-colored woodcuts. Printed and bound in Germany by Wilhelm Gerstung; hand-set in Koch Antiqua type. Copy #939 of 1500 numbered copies SIGNED by the designer, Rudolf Koch, and the illustrator, Fritz Kredel, on the colophon page. Tasteful bookplate of James Earl Beall, designed by Rockwell Kent, on the front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA ]
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        The Fables of Jean de la Fontaine

      William Heinemann. Very Good. 1931. Signed by author B004XJTAUK Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Full vellum with gilt lettering on spine, 27 cm, 2 vols, with 26 copper engravings with tissue guards. Yellow silk page markers both vols. Numbered 282 in ink from an edition of 525 copies. Signed by the translator and the illustrator. Very good condition. Clean and unmarked inside. An attractive set. . B004XJTAUK .

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        Our Lady's Choir: A Contemporary Anthology of Verse by Catholic Sisters [Limited Edition, Signed]

      Boston: Bruce Humphries, 1931. First Edition. Limited to 50 copies on Kelmscott Handmade paper of which this no. 72. Octavo (22cm.); full crimson brocade-like cloth, brown gilt spine label, top edge gilt, red cloth slipcase, printed paper label to slipcase spine; [2],xxx,213pp. Just a hint of spotting and wear to slipcase, else Fine. Signed by Braithwaite, Blunt, and Cram on first colophon page. Quite an attractive production, printed by Fred Anthoensen at the Southworth Press in Portland, Maine.

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        Horning Into Africa [*SIGNED*]

      (n.p.): Privately Printed. Very Good. 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. (no dust jacket; a custom-fashioned protective mylar wrap has been provided) [bumping and wear at top of spine, a bit of additional edgewear here and there, slight rubbing to gilt lettering and decoration on front cover, but still fully readable]. (B&W halftone photographs) INSCRIBED to noted actor/bibliophile Jean Hersholt, and SIGNED by the author on the ffep; also bears Hersholt's bookplate, on which he has SIGNED his own name. Uncommon, privately-printed account of the location filming of MGM's 1931 jungle adventure film TRADER HORN, the first non-documentary Hollywood film to be shot in Africa, as related by its director, W.S. Van Dyke II. Known as "One-Take Woody" for his no-nonsense directorial m.o., Van Dyke was a classic example of the self-made macho filmmaker, having worked his way up during the 1920s from assistant director to director of program Westerns, and thence into the top echelon of MGM's contract directors. His big break came when he was sent to Tahiti in 1927 as the studio's "observer" on WHITE SHADOWS IN THE SOUTH SEAS, planned as famed documentarian Robert Flaherty's first big Hollywood feature; when Flaherty proved inadequate to the task, Van Dyke was ordered to take over, and he delivered. Not only was the resulting film a box-office hit, but it solidified his reputation as a guy who could keep his head and operate under extreme conditions, far from the comforts of Culver City. So he was a natural choice to head up MGM's TRADER HORN excursion to Africa (or as it would have been called then, Darkest Africa), and off to Uganda he was sent, with what by today's standards amounted to just a skeleton crew of technicians, plus the film's principal actors, Harry Carey, Duncan Renaldo (later renowed as TV's "Cisco Kid") and Edwina Booth. Also in the company was a certain "Miss Chippo" (Josephine by name), who was not only Van Dyke's regular script girl but also his girlfriend. She had not been allowed by the studio to accompany him to the WHITE SHADOWS location in 1927, but presumably Woody had a little more clout by this time. Alas, their relationship ended shortly after they returned to the U.S., which probably accounts for the fact that Miss Chippo is, at best, a minimal presence in the book at hand, mentioned only a few times in passing. And to bring things back to Hersholt for a moment: yes, Van Dyke did direct him -- twice, in fact, in NIGHT COURT (1932) and HIS BROTHER'S WIFE (1936). In fact, the date of the inscription (6-26-36) coincides exactly with the production of the latter film. [This item is featured in ReadInk's E-Catalog 3.1, which can be perused in full at our website. (Not everything in that catalog is listed on whatever site you're seeing this.)] Signed by Author .

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        Palm Beach

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

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        The Compleat Angler : Illustrated by Arthur Rackham : Leather Bound

      George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, London, United Kingdom 1931 - True first British printing of this edition. First thus. No jacket as issued. Publisher's original special variant brown leather binding. Large format. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. All twelve colour plates are present and in very good condition. One of the twelve tissue guards is missing. Brown leather boards with gold lettering and embossed design are near fine with very minor pushing/bumping to corners, the odd small scratch to spine (not major), a hint of patchy rubbing to edges and a little pushing/rubbing to head/tail of spine (not major). Pages are generally clean and the binding is tight. Pictorial end-papers are slightly tanned. Page edges are a little tanned. Top of pages gilt. Few spots of foxing to page edges. Neat gift inscription (dated 1944) in pen to half title page. Very occasional small marks to a few pages. No other faults. All in all a lovely example of this classic title. The only 'major' fault is the one missing tissue guard. Beautiful Arthur Rackham colour and black and white illustrations. All books described honestly and accurately. Paypal accepted. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        GARDENS OF COLONY AND STATE: Gardens and Gardeners of the American Colonies and of the Republic Before 1840. 2 Volumes

      Charles Scribner's Sons for The Garden Club of America, NY 1931 - Two volumes, 1931-34. Folio. xxii, 464 pp; xxi, 444 pp; profusely illustrated with hundreds of b/w photographs and plans. Two-tone cloth with gilt-stamped titles. VG. Vol. 1 covers the Northeast and Midwest, Vol. 2 covers the South plus California. A major reference work on landscape architecture--still considered to be the best book on early American gardens. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Carnegie Hill Books]
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        MYSTERY ADVENTURE MAGAZINE

      Good Story Magazine Company, Inc. October-November, 1931, Springfield, MA - Octavo, single issue, cover by Walter Baumhofer, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. A Hersey publication. Some age tanning to pages, several closed tears to cover, spotting to white background of front cover and rear cover, a very good copy. Rare. (16080) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Odyssey [together with] The Iliad. With an introduction by Carl Van Doren.

      [New York:] Limited Editions Club, 1931 - 2 volumes, quarto. Recent red and dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, single roll to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. An excellent set. Number 1125 of 1,500 copies signed by the designer J. van Krimpen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. Limited Edition. Quarto. Limited to 512 copies. The present copy is number 65 signed by the illustrator, N.C. Wyeth. A fine unopened copy beautiful illustrated with color tipped in plates and tissue guards. A movie source. Set in the 1860's during the civil war in Kentucky, a young man named Chad loses his family to a plague, he then joins the army like most of his friends and found he had to grow up quick. A beautiful copy bound in 1/4 vellum over blue and yellow cloth, spine lettering and top edge gilt, in original glassine wrapper housed in publisher's box with paper label, a few splits to box and a few speckles. An exceptionally nice copy.

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        PHOTOGRAPH ***Signed***

      New Mexico - Inscribed "To Mark / Best Wishes R.C. Gorman" in black ink. Fine condition. Rudolph Carl Gorman (July 26, 1931 - November 3, 2005) was a Native American artist of the Navajo nation. Referred to as "the Picasso of American Indian art" by the New York Times, his paintings are primarily of Native American women and characterized by fluid forms and vibrant colors, though he also worked in sculpture, ceramics, and stone lithography. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Horning Into Africa [*SIGNED*]

      (n.p.): Privately Printed. Very Good. 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. (no dust jacket; a custom-fashioned protective mylar wrap has been provided) [bumping and wear at top of spine, a bit of additional edgewear here and there, slight rubbing to gilt lettering and decoration on front cover, but still fully readable]. (B&W halftone photographs) INSCRIBED to noted actor/bibliophile Jean Hersholt, and SIGNED by the author on the ffep; also bears Hersholt's bookplate, on which he has SIGNED his own name. Uncommon, privately-printed account of the location filming of MGM's 1931 jungle adventure film TRADER HORN, the first non-documentary Hollywood film to be shot in Africa, as related by its director, W.S. Van Dyke II. Known as "One-Take Woody" for his no-nonsense directorial m.o., Van Dyke was a classic example of the self-made macho filmmaker, having worked his way up during the 1920s from assistant director to director of program Westerns, and thence into the top echelon of MGM's contract directors. His big break came when he was sent to Tahiti in 1927 as the studio's "observer" on WHITE SHADOWS IN THE SOUTH SEAS, planned as famed documentarian Robert Flaherty's first big Hollywood feature; when Flaherty proved inadequate to the task, Van Dyke was ordered to take over, and he delivered. Not only was the resulting film a box-office hit, but it solidified his reputation as a guy who could keep his head and operate under extreme conditions, far from the comforts of Culver City. So he was a natural choice to head up MGM's TRADER HORN excursion to Africa (or as it would have been called then, Darkest Africa), and off to Uganda he was sent, with what by today's standards amounted to just a skeleton crew of technicians, plus the film's principal actors, Harry Carey, Duncan Renaldo (later renowed as TV's "Cisco Kid") and Edwina Booth. Also in the company was a certain "Miss Chippo" (Josephine by name), who was not only Van Dyke's regular script girl but also his girlfriend. She had not been allowed by the studio to accompany him to the WHITE SHADOWS location in 1927, but presumably Woody had a little more clout by this time. Alas, their relationship ended shortly after they returned to the U.S., which probably accounts for the fact that Miss Chippo is, at best, a minimal presence in the book at hand, mentioned only a few times in passing. And to bring things back to Hersholt for a moment: yes, Van Dyke did direct him -- twice, in fact, in NIGHT COURT (1932) and HIS BROTHER'S WIFE (1936). In fact, the date of the inscription (6-26-36) coincides exactly with the production of the latter film. [This item is featured in ReadInk's E-Catalog 3.1, which can be perused in full at our website. (Not everything in that catalog is listed on whatever site you're seeing this.)] Signed by Author .

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        The Inferno from La Divina Commedia of Dante Alighieri as Translated by the Reverend Henry Francis Cary

      NY, Printed by Richard W. Ellis for Cheshire House, 1931. Hard Cover. 5 leaves, 210 p., 1 leaf, 7 plates; 49 x 34 cm. Title continues: and Illustrated with the Seven Engravings of William Blake. Initials & colophon in red, title-page in red & black. Each engraved plate preceded by a leaf with descriptive letterpress. "The seven engravings... have been faithfully reproduced by copper plate engraving, in the exact size of the originals, and are now used for the first time in conjunction with the text" --Third preliminary leaf. "This edition... consists of twelve hundred numbered copies. Composed entirely by hand in 22-point Caslon, and an old italic, it is printed from type by Richard Ellis..." --Colophon, p. [211]. This is copy no. 1116. Bentley, G. E., Blake Books 449 286. Brown leather binding, tooled, stamped with title & publisher's device; very good. Stock#OB720 extra-oversize.

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        The Cape Cod Mystery

      Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1931 Signed by Author 1st Edition Tight binding Unmarked text Stain on front board Corners bumped. No DJ. Mystery

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        D'Artagnan

      Paris: Louis Icart, 1931. En feuille. Très bon. Signé par l'artiste. Gravure de Louis Icart, aquatinte. Dimension de l'oeuvre : 20,5" x 13,5". Encadrée : 31,5" x 23,5". Signé au crayon en bas à droite.

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        Arbitrage in Securities

      Harper & Brothers, 1931. First edition hardcover. The book is very good minus with shelfwear (including a bit of spotting to the covers), 1 page with a smudge and a bit of wear to the binding. There is no dust jacket. A nice example of a very scarce book.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        HARMONIUM.

      Knopf,, New York: 1931 - Second edition of the author's first book, but so altered as to constitute almost a new book, dropping three poems which appeared in 1923, and adding fourteen new poems. Second/third binding (602 copies): blue paper-covered boards with black cloth spine. There were also copies in green paper boards. Name on endpaper, otherwise near fine in very good to near fine dust jacket which is tanned on edges and at spine and just starting to split at top of front spine fold. Still, nice and bright. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EYES ON RUSSIA.

      New York, Simon and Schuster 1931 - First Edition. With a text and 40 full page photographs by Bourke-White. The photographer's first book, and this copy is signed by Bourke-White on the front blank. Small quarto, original tan cloth. Small stain to the botton front and rear crease, otherwise a very good copy and fine internally. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Apocalypse

      1931. First Edition . LAWRENCE, D.H. Apocalypse. Florence: G. Orioli, 1931. Octavo, original pink paper boards, black morocco spine label, uncut and unopened, original dust jacket. $1500.Limited first edition of D.H. Lawrence's last work, number 381 of only 700 copies for sale (out of a total edition of 750 copies).Published posthumously, this commentary on the Book of Revelation was written while Lawrence was suffering from tuberculosis, from which he died in 1930. With frontispiece reproduction of a signed photograph of Lawrence. Roberts & Poplawski A57. Book near-fine, with mild toning to extremities of boards and slight bumping to spine ends. Dust jacket extremely good, with only slightest rubbing and some toning to extremities (entire jacket usually toned to brown). A most desirable copy.

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