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        Les mouches d'automne

      Grasset. Deuxième édition parue la même année que l'originale, one advance (service de presse) copy.With an autograph inscription from Irène Némirovsky to Elie Richard.Spine slightly sunned with a repaired tear to head, copy retaining its advertising slip.  Grasset Paris 1931 11,5x17,5cm broché

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        HISTOIRE DE BABAR le petit elephant.

      Illustrated in colour throughout. Original cloth-backed pictorial boards. Folio. First edition; first issue. Some rubbing to corners and edges; else an unusually good and clean copy of a classic children's literature.

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        The World Crisis

      

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        Le Potomak 1913-1914 précédé d'un Prospectus 1916

      Stock. New edition.Autograph inscription from Jean Cocteau to Odile Lespinasse, enriched with a drawing of a young man's profile.Illustrated with hors text drawings by the author.Spine faded as usual. Stock Paris 1931 12x19cm broché

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        Vol de nuit

      First edition, an advance (service de presse) copyHandsome autograph inscription from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry on half-titlePreface by André GideMinuscule dampstain to upper margin of final leaves, otherwise a fine copy. Nrf Paris 1931 12x19cm broché

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        Piccard & Kipfer. Comment ils ont pu realiser en cabine etanche leur ascension dans la stratosphere

      Edition de L'Auteur, Compiegne, (1931). 39 S. mit zahlreichen Abb., kartoniert, (Einband etwas gewölbt / Rücken leicht eingerissen) - französischsprachige Schrift über den Stratosphärenflug des Schweizer Wissenschaftlers Auguste Piccard (1884-1962) und seinem Assistenten Paul Kipfer im Jahre 1931, mit ganzseitiger Widmung des Autors J. Bally auf Vorsatz -

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        Who's Who in China. Containing the Pictures and Biographies of China's best known Political, Financial, Business and Professional Leaders

      China Weekly Review, Shanghai 1931 - Fourth updated edition of a volume first published in 1918. More than 1,000 biographical sketches of important Chinese men and women during the period of internal upheaval and foreign aggression in which China emerged from centuries of imperial dynastic rule to become the Republic of China. This precarious period, in which with regional power centers fought one another for control, nevertheless produced an outreach to the outside world, seen here in the complicated lives of individuals. This is the first copy that we have encountered on the market.The sketches are almost universally accompanied with photographic portraits (some dressed in Western clothing, some in Chinese), which appeared previously in the China Weekly Review; an advertisement at the rear of the volume states that The Review was first published in 1917, and was the most widely read foreign language paper published in the Far East. The sketches include many military, government and finance figures, including: Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the Republic's first president: "with wonderful power of revolutionary organization, this one man was largely responsible for the overthrow of the autocratic though effete, Manchu Dynasty" (first page following the Preface,) and General Chiang Kai-shek (p78). Dr. Vi-Kyuin Wellington Koo, retired government official, and author of "The Status of Aliens in China" is also listed here; he wrote about extraterritoriality and the protection it offered to aliens in China, was educated at Columbia University and retired in 1927 as Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs (p208). Interestingly, we have not located the names of early Communist Party members in these pages; some individuals recorded as government officials have biographies which conclude "no further information as of 1923".People in other professions include the head of the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce; a university professor who studied at Grinnell College in the US; a railroad company executive; a Shanghai district court judge; a jurist and lecturer who studied in Berlin before becoming general manager of the China Times in Shanghai, and many more. One of the few women who appear is Mrs. Herman C. E. Liu, described as a "welfare worker". Mrs. Liu was born in 1897, graduated from Northwestern University, and became president of the Woman Suffrage Association of China (women won the right to vote in China in 1947). She also served on the Birth Control League of China, and was founder of the Shanghai Settlement house for slave girls (p268).8vo, 512pp, 25pp index, 7 pp ads, and ads at paste downs. The index is enormously helpful as it gives the names of each individual in English and Chinese and the page on their profile appears. Text printed in two columns. Black cloth covers, gilt title on front, spine and back cover (in Chinese). The back cover with ornate gilt borders, the gilt a bit rubbed. Covers slt marked, corners a bit bumped, interior clean and unmarked. Preface dated 1931. Small typed paper label laid down on title page: "With the compliments of Dr. C.T. Wang." possibly referring to Dr. Chengting T. Wang (1882-1961) who was a diplomat for the Republic of China and Ambassador to the United States. OCLC: 3444106. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le grand troupeau

      First edition, one of 109 numbered copies on vergé paper pur fil paper Lafuma and re-imposed in Tellière quarto format, the tirage de tête.Handsome autograph inscription, dated and signed, by Jean Giono : "A Jacques Dubois avec ma cordiale sympathie. Cette histoire de la douleur des brebis et de la mort des moutons. Manosque Mars 1932."Spine slightly wrinkled and with small traces of sunning to head and foot.A good copy. Nrf Paris 1931 17x21,5cm broché sous étui

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        Judith

      Emile-Paul frères. First edition illustrated with 6 original dry points of Ploughman, one of 200 numbered copies on Arches paper, one draw with 15 and Japan 35 Netherlands. Bound in half shagreen chocolate corners, back to seven nerves set with black netting, when golden tail, flat paper marbled, very light scratches without gravity on the front cover, guards and contreplats paper moiré, covers and spine preserved , bookplate gilded head, glue the back of the first board. Our copy is enriched with an original etching by Jean Emile Ploughman he signed in pencil and mounted on tab. Guards shaded, pleasant inner state. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Emile-Paul frères Paris 1931 19x24,5cm relié

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        Clarence Darrow Typed Letter, Signed... October 24, 1931

      1931. Darrow Discusses an Issue Concerning the Publication of His Autobiography Darrow, Clarence [1857-1938]. [Spingarn, Arthur (1878-1971)]. [Typed Letter, Signed, To Spingarn, On His Personal Letterhead, October 24, 1931, With Five-Line Holograph Postscript, Signed "D"]. Single 10-1/2" x 7-1/4" sheet. Some toning, two horizontal fold lines, otherwise fine. $2,500. * Darrow discusses a sensitive issue concerning the placement of The Story of My Life, then in manuscript. He is looking for a publisher and is troubled by the interest shown by his former publisher, Horace Liveright. Darrow wants advice on the best way to push him away. Spingarn was contacted because he assisted Darrow with a related issue. In the previous month he negotiated Darrow's release from a contract with Liveright. (Darrow sought this release because he wasn't happy with the promotional efforts for, or sales of, its edition of Farmington.) The holograph postscript refers to the article "Why the 18th Amendment Cannot Be Repealed," which appeared in the November 1931 issue of Vanity Fair: "I have a story...on what one can and can not do to get rid of prohibition. We can not repeal the 18th Amendment." Spingarn, an attorney, was a civil rights pioneer and president of the NAACP from 1940 to 1965. He helped coordinate the defense team for Dr. Ossian Sweet, which was led by Darrow. See the letter of September 25, 1931 to Spingarn in Darrow, In the Clutches of the Law: Clarence Darrow's Letters, Ed. Randall Tietjen 425.

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        Parallèlement. Vingt-trois eaux-fortes originales de Édouard Chimot.

      Large 4to (c. 330 x 250 mm). Loose and entirely uncut in the original printed wrappers; pp. [4, blank], [2, half-title and limitation], [2, blank], [2, title printed in red and black], 147, [3], 23 full-page etchings with aquatint (some colour-printed or tinted) in the text; spine of wrappers a little rubbed and worn, remnants of contemporary half-calf folder and slipcase; a few leaves with marginal blue ink spots. Privately printed, number XVI of the 23 copies on japon ancien reserved for the artist (total printrun 198 copies), with Chimot's aquatint etchings in the first state, second state printed in sanguine with remarques, the second state with remarques, printed in black, the final state, and one plate in all states (dossier), limitation signed by the artist, a few manuscript notes in the artist's hand on folder of the dossier. This set not only comprises the additional versions of the illustrations but in the dossier complet d'une planche all stages of the plate to Prologue d'un livre, including the copperplate, a first charcoal and bistre study, the pencil drawing for the etching, signed by the artist, an early proof of the etching combined with the text, altogether, apart from the copperplate and the print in the book, 14 different stages of this particular plate. The French artist, book illustrator, printmaker (exclusively etchings) and editor Édouard Chimot (1880-1959) rented a studio in Montmartre, haunted by 'jeunes et jolies femmes,' his models. He began to illustrate texts; however, the First World War interrupted his career. After the War he was able to rent Renoir's old atelier, where he produced etchings alongside decadent literature as well as Henri Barbusse. From 1923 to 1931, as artistic director of Les Éditions d'Art Devambez he oversaw the production of many outstanding illustrated private press books but reserved some texts for his own art as etcher and printmaker, among them this collection of erotic poetry by the symbolist poète maudit Verlaine, which had been published first in 1889 and ever since has tempted book illustrators to publish their art alongside the poems. During the roaring '20s in Paris, Chimot became a central figure of the Jazz age with many connections to artistic and literary circles, including the Surrealist movement. He even embarked on film-making in 1924. Parallèlement is his last French limited edition artistic book production; the Wall Street Crash of 1929 had eliminated the economic basis for such productions for a long time. He later settled in Spain and continued illustrating books.

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        Footsteps on the Stairs.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1931 - Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in red. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the jacket with a short closed to head of spine. First UK edition, first impression. First published under the title The Sound of Footsteps in the US earlier the same year. Brown also wrote prolifically under the pseudonym David Frome. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the title page. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Checkergram. Vol. I, no. 1 to Vol. 2 no. 9 [all published].

      Willie Ryan December 1929 through December, Ashland, IL [later, Chicago] 1931 - 21 issues in all, the first 5 in 8vo, the balance in small folio, all bound together in a contemporary gray cloth folio binding, gilt lettering on spine; all original printed wrappers present; 2 pages becoming loose, but present. Illustrated throughout. National Union Catalogue of Serials locates three sets only, New York Public, Cleveland Public, and Free Library of Philadelphia; OCLC omits the Free Library. Superseded by The New Checkergram, 1933-35. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [Thirteen papers, all first editions, in Ergebnisse eines mathematischen Kolloquiums, unter Mitwirkung von Kurt Gödel und Georg Nöbeling. Herausgegeben von Karl Menger. Heft 1-5].

      Leipzig & Berlin: B.G. Teubner, 1931-33. First editions, and a fine set in the original printed wrappers, of these rare proceedings to which Gödel contributed thirteen important papers and remarks on the foundations of logic and mathematics (see below for a complete annotated listing). The most important are perhaps 'Über Vollständigkeit und Widerspruchsfreiheit' ('On completeness and consistency') in Heft 3 and 'Zur intuitionistischen Arithmetik und Zahlentheorie' ('On intuitionist arithmetic and number theory') in Heft 4. Based on the lecture at the Colloquium required for his Habilitation, in the first paper Gödel presented a different approach to his epochal incompleteness theorem, published just a few months earlier in Monatshefte für Mathematik: instead of Russell's theory of types, in the present version he used Peano's axioms for the natural numbers; this soon became the standard approach. In the second paper, Gödel proved that intuitionist mathematics is no more certain, or more consistent, than ordinary mathematics. "By invitation, in October 1929 Gödel began attending Menger's mathematics colloquium, which was modelled on the Vienna Circle. There in May 1930 he presented his dissertation results, which he had discussed with Alfred Tarski three months earlier, during the latter's visit to Vienna. From 1932 to 1936 he published numerous short articles in the proceedings of that colloquium (including his only collaborative work) and was co-editor of seven of its volumes. Gödel attended the colloquium quite regularly and participated actively in many discussions, confining his comments to brief remarks that were always stated with the greatest precision" (DSB XVII: 350). Working under Hans Hahn, Karl Menger (1902-85) received his PhD from the University of Vienna in 1924 and accepted a professorship there three years later. "During the academic year 1928/29, several students asked Menger to direct a Mathematical Colloquium, somewhat analogous to the philosophically motivated Vienna Circle ... This Colloquium, which met on alternate Tuesdays during semester time, had a flexible agenda including lectures by members or invited guests, reports on recent publications and discussion of unsolved problems. Menger kept a record of these meetings, which he published, regularly in November of the following year, under the title 'Ergebnisse eines mathematischen Kolloquiums'... "Gödel had entered the university in 1924, and Menger first met him as the youngest and most silent member of the Vienna Circle. In 1928, Gödel started working on Hilbert's program for the foundation of mathematics, and in 1929 he succeeded in solving the first of four problems of Hilbert, proving in his PhD thesis (under Hans Hahn) that first order logic is complete: Any valid formula could be derived from the axioms. "At that time Menger, who was greatly impressed by the Warsaw mathematicians, had invited Alfred Tarski to deliver three lectures at the Colloquium. Gödel, who had asked Menger to arrange a meeting with Tarski, soon took a hand in running the Colloquium and editing its Ergebnisse. "Menger was visiting the USA [in 1931] when Gödel discovered the incompleteness theorem and used it to refute the remaining three of Hilbert's conjectures. He learned by letter that Gödel had lectured in the Colloquium 'On Completeness and Consistency'. This was the lecture required for Gödel's habilitation. The paper required for the same procedure, 'On the undecidability of certain propositions in the Principia Mathematica,' had been published in Hahn's 'Monatshefte'. In his Colloquium lecture, Gödel presented a simpler approach. Instead of Russell's theory of types, he used Peano's axioms for the natural numbers. This soon became the standard approach ... "Menger was particularly fond of Gödel's results on intuitionism. These vindicated his own tolerance principle. Specifically, Gödel proved that intuitionist mathematics is no more certain, or more consistent, than ordinary mathematics ('Zur intuitionistischen Arithmetik und Zahlentheorie', Heft 4) ... Menger brought Oswald Veblen to the Colloquium when Gödel lectured on this result. Veblen, who had been primed by John von Neumann, was tremendously impressed by the talk and invited Gödel to the Institute for Advanced Study during its first full year of operation: A signal honour that proved a blessing in Gödel's later years" (Karl Sigmund in Selecta Mathematica, pp. 14). The Gödel papers contained in these five volumes are as follows, with summaries from the Annotated Bibliography of Gödel by John Dawson: (1) Ein Spezialfall des Entscheidungsproblems der theoretischen Logik, Heft 2, pp. 27-28. This undated contribution was not presented to a regular meeting of the colloquium, but appeared among the Gesammelte Mitteilungen for 1929/30. In the context of the first-order predicate calculus without equality, Gödel describes an effective procedure for deciding whether or not a formula with prenex form (3x1...xn)(y1y2)(3z1...zn)A(xi,yi,zi) is satisfiable; the procedure is related to the method used in [his dissertation Die Vollstandigkeit der Axiome des logischen Funktionenkalküls] to establish the completeness theorem. (2) Über Vollständigkeit und Widerspruchsfreiheit, Heft 3, pp. 12-13. Closely related to [Über formal unentscheidbare Sätze der Principia Mathematica und verwandter Systeme I, 1931], [this paper] notes extensions of the incompleteness theorems to a wider class of formal systems. The system considered in [his 1931 paper] is based on Principia Mathematica and allows variables of all finite types. Here Gödel observes that any finitely-axiomatizable, omega-consistent formal system S with just substitution and implication (modus ponens) as rules of inference will possess undecidable propositions whenever S extends the theory Z of first-order Peano arithmetic plus the schema of definition by recursion; and indeed, that the same is true of infinite axiomatizations so long as the class of Gödel numbers of axioms, together with the relation of immediate consequence under the rules of inference, is definable and decidable in Z. (3) Eine Eigenschaft der Realisierungen des Aussagenkalküls, Heft 3, pp. 20-21. In answer to a question of Menger, Gödel shows that given an arbitrary realization of the axioms of the propositional calculus in a structure with operations interpreting the connectives ? and ?, the elements of the structure can always be partitioned into two disjoint classes behaving exactly like the classes of true and false propositions. (4) Untitled remark following W. T. Parry Ein Axiomensystem für eine neue Art von Implikation (analytische Implikation), Heft 4, p. 6. During the 33rd session of the colloquium, November 7, 1931, the American visitor Parry introduced an axiom system for "analytic implication," a concept of logical consequence entailing the unprovability of A -> B whenever B contains a propositional variable not occurring in A. Following Parry's demonstration (via multi-valued truth tables) of this characteristic property, Gödel suggested that a completeness proof be sought for Parry's axioms, while noting that the question whether Heyting's propositional calculus could be realized using only finitely many truth values was then open. On p. 4 of this same issue, an article by Alt ("Zur Theorie der Krümmung") mentions an unpublished suggestion by Gödel. (5) Über Unabhängigkeitsbeweise im Aussagenkalkül, Heft 4, pp. 9-10. To Hahn's question, "Can every independence proof for statements of the propositional calculus be carried out by means of finite multi-valued truth tables?" Gödel provides a negative answer. Specifically, using infinitely many truth values he demonstrates the independence of p ? ? ?p from the set of axioms p ? p, (p ? ? ?q) ? (p ? q), and(? ?p ? ? ?q) ? (p ? q), while showing that any finite realization of those axioms must also realize p ? ? ?q. (6) Über die metrische Einbettbarkeit der Quadrupel des R3 in Kugelflächen, Heft 4, pp. 16-17; (7) Über die Waldsche Axiomatik des Zwischenbegriffes, Heft 4, pp. 17-18. Gödel's contributions to geometry have been overlooked by bibliographers. Both (6) and (7) formed part of the 42nd colloquium, held February 18, 1932. In the former, Gödel answers a question raised by Laura Klanfer at the 37th colloquium, December 2, 1931: he shows that whenever a quadruple of points in a metric space is isometric to four noncoplanar points of R3, the quadruple is isometric, under the geodesic metric, to four points on the surface of a sphere. (The corresponding result for the usual metric on R3 is trivial.) In the second paper Gödel reformulates Wald's axiomatization of the betweenness concept as a theorem about triples of real numbers, assigning the triple of distances (ab, bc, ac) to a triple (a, b, c) in a given metric space. The theorem states that b lies between a and c in the sense of Menger if and only if (ab, bc, ac) lies in that part of the plane xy = z for which each of the four quantities x, y, z, and(xy - z)(x - yz)(-xyz) is nonnegative. (8) Zur Axiomatik der elementargeometrischen Verknüpfungsrelationen, Heft 4, p. 34. Only two brief comments were published from the discussion with the above title held as the 51st colloquium, May 25, 1932. In translation, Gödel's remark reads in full: "[Some]one should investigate the system of all those statements about fields that in normal form contain no existential prefixes. The concepts of point and line, which are definable by application of existential prefixes (e.g., a point is an element for which there exists no nonempty element that is a proper part of it), are undefinable in this more restricted system." (9) Zur intuitionistischen Arithmetik und Zahlentheorie, Heft 4, pp. 34-38. In this short but important paper, Gödel shows that although the intuitionistic propositional calculus is customarily regarded as a subsystem of the classical, by a different translation the reverse is true, not only for the propositional calculus but for arithmetic and number theory as well. (Independently and slightly later the same result was discovered by Gentzen and Bernays. Specifically, with each formula A of Herbrand's system of arithmetic Gödel associates a translation A' in an extension of Heyting's arithmetic, such that A' is intuitionistically provable whenever A is classically provable. Since it provides an intuitionistic consistency proof for classical arithmetic, Gödel's translation gives classical mathematicians grounds for maintaining that insofar as arithmetic is concerned, intuitionistic qualms amount to "much ado about nothing"; for intuitionists, however, the issue is not so much consistency as it is matters of proper interpretation and methodology. (10) Eine Interpretation des intuitionistischen Aussagenkalküls, Heft 4, pp. 39-40. By formalizing the concept "p is provable" via a unary predicate Bp satisfying the axioms Bp -> p, Bp -> BBp, and Bp -> (B(p -> q) -> Bq), Gödel shows that Heyting's propositional calculus can be given a natural classical interpretation. Specifically the intuitionistic notions p, p ? q,p v qy and p ° q are to be interpreted by ~Bp, Bp -> Bq,Bp v Bq, and p*q. (11) Reprint of Zum intuitionistischen Aussagenkalkül [Anzeiger der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, vol. 69,1932, pp. 65-66], Heft 4, p. 40. Though considerably more accessible than [the original printing], this reprint has not been cited in earlier bibliographies. The text is identical to the original except for the addition of an opening clause attributing the question to Hahn. (12) Bemerkung über projektive Abbildungen, Heft 5, p. 1. This brief note, part of the 53rd colloquium, November 10, 1932, is devoted to proving that every one-to-one mapping of the real projective plane into itself that carries straight lines into straight lines is a collineation. (13) Diskussion über koordinatenlose Differentialgeometrie (with K. Menger and A. Wald), Heft 5, pp. 25-26. Gödel's only joint paper, previously uncited. A single, mildly technical result is established, whose aim is to show that so-called "volume determinants" are appropriate for giving a coordinate-free characterization of Gaussian surfaces. The paper is intended as a contribution to Menger's program for making precise, in a coordinate-free way, the assertion that Riemannian spaces behave locally like Euclidean spaces. Three further parts of the Ergebnisse were published (1934-37), but these contain only one additional paper by Gödel. They are rarely found, and were probably published in much smaller numbers than the first five parts owing to the political turmoil in Vienna which began with the failed Nazi coup in July 1934. The Vienna Colloquium ended when Menger moved to the US in 1937 to take up a position at the University of Notre Dame. There he reinstated the Colloquium; its proceedings were published as Reports of a Mathematical Colloquium (Notre Dame: University Press, 1939-48). J. W. Dawson, The Published Work of Kurt Gödel: An Annotated Bibliography, Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 24 (1983), 255-84; K. Menger, Selecta Mathematica, Springer, 2002. Five separate issues, in their original printed wrappers. 8vo (232 x 152 mm), pp. 31, [1, blank]; 38, [2, blank]; 26; 45, [1, blank]; 42.

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        ANGUS AND THE CAT

      FLACK, MARJORIE. FLACK,MARJORIE. ANGUS AND THE CAT. NY: Doubleday Doran 1931 (1931). Oblong 8vo, pictorial boards, near Fine in dust wrapper with rectagular pieces off blank edge of dw flap. Stated 1st ed. The second of Flack's marvelous picture books about this little Scottie, with bold color illustrations on every page. See Bader p. 61-3.

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        THE VIOLIN-MAKERS OF THE GUARNERI FAMILY (1626-1762) Their Life and Work. By William Henry Hill Arthur F. Hill and Alfred Ebsworth Hill. With an introductory notes by Edward J. Dent...

      Hardcover in slipcase as issued. xxxvii, [3 blank],181, [1 blank], [4 ad's] pages. Illustrated in with 17 colour plates, plates in photogravure and many other illustrations in the text. Original quarter vellum over green cloth, with coat of arms to the upper panel. One of approximately 500 copies for subscribers. A fine copy in a slightly worn slipcase.

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        Death Walks In Eastrepps.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1931 - Octavo. Original blue cloth boards, titles to spine and front board in black, illustrated endpapers. In the dust jacket. Light rubbing to corners and ends of spine, spotting to page edges, toning to the endpapers, in the dust jacket with toning and soiling to panels, wear to extremities, small ink marking to top of spine, pieces of tape at verso of spine ends and and lower edges. A very good copy of this scarce title. First edition, first printing. A scarce Haycraft-Queen cornerstone title. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Murder Party.

      London: Gollancz, 1931 - Octavo. Original cloth, with the jacket. Edges mildly foxed; an excellent copy in the jacket with a short closed tear to head of spine. First edition, first impression. Provenance: from the publisher's archive of Victor Gollancz (1893–1967), one of the revolutionary figures of 20th-century publishing. Everything about Gollancz was distinctive, from his business practices – he flouted convention, backed newcomers extravagantly, and held unique sway over the Book Society choices – to the appearance of his books. The famous yellow jackets, a collaborative design between Gollancz himself and the typographer Stanley Morison, bristle with blurbs, recommendations, and reviews in black and magenta. Prior to its acquisition by Peter Harrington, the archive was shelved together from first publication, though occasionally moved from warehouse to warehouse over the decades. The copies were retained by Gollancz as "archive" or "file" copies and most are stamped in ink with rubber stamps, usually on the front panel of the dust jacket, the front free endpaper, and the title page. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [Series of 12 Autograph Letters, Signed (Six with Initials), Two Dictated Letters, Signed, and One Typed Letter, Signed]

      Great Northern Hotel, 57th Street [New York]; letterhead of the Samuel Merritt Hospital, Oakland, California; 304 Athol Avenue, Oakland, California; and 2 Whitehall Court, S.W.1. [London], 1931. 30 pages, in ink, on octavo lettersheets. Near fine to fine. An excellent series of letters written late in Parker's life to Miss Betty Ross, documenting a close relationship between the two writers, both of whom wrote for films. Selected passages from the correspondence include: "[17 May 1922] I am so glad of your letter & of the M.S. Your letters are like rays of sun on a dark day. As for the M.S. I simply don't know what to say. I have just read it, and it is brilliantly done but would not more have been got out of the central idea, if Alice [?] had not married, but had seen all her literary triumphs fall to naught ..."; "[14 May 1926] I am so glad you will dine with me here Wednesday next, but it is a long time to wait ... The General Strike is near, heaven be praised!"; "[15 May 1926] I will have the autographed photo for you, and we will have a good time to talk & chew the cud of reflection ... Do you know you have a wonderful scenario in that brief MS you have sent me. It offers magnificent opportunity. The Contest of the two sisters -- Love & Ambition opens up a great field for variety in the plot & in the characters. I'll think over a good title. . . ."; "[18 May 1926] Do you not think it unwise in your film for the husband to die. There is no interest in a dead man, and he cd be near to death & his wife nurse him through it & ... perhaps be slightly lame for life! Again there is suspense & mystery ..."; "[21 May 1926] I am so glad you think I help you. I want so much to do so. You have the writer's gift and the soul of humanity is in you -- big & beautiful & vitalizing."; "[14 Dec. 1929] . . . it is very sad to know you have lost in the market crash, but you are going on with your work. I am glad that Fannie Hurst is glad to hear from me -- she is a very fine woman ... I am still here [Samuel Merritt Hospital in Oakland] but thank God Doctor Clark told me ... that I should be out of here by December 24th ... It has been a long hard siege and I have had a very hard time of it -- but I am alright now"; "[22 Feb. 1930] I am delighted to know that your little movie 'Contrary Mary' has been done in techni-colour by the Warners ... I am also delighted that the book for which I wrote a dedication, 'Bread and Love' is coming out ... Warners are doing 'The Right of Way' with John Barrymore in it very soon, and Cecil de Mille means to do the Promised Land this coming autumn"; "[30 Oct. 1930] ... I'm not going to America again this year as I hoped to do. It is too big a journey out to the Pacific Coast and my doctor will not hear of it. I am in better general health than I have known in many a day, but my accident, following on my big operation has unfitted me for very active life"; "[8 Nov. 1930] ... I don't know why it is they [Warner's] have not yet produced The Right of Way. I got my Cash after I had got a Newspaper proprietor to intervene. I fear you cd not act as agent for me. That requires especial faculties & a knowledge of Copyright law which I must fear you do not possess"; and "[20 Jan. 1931] Your letter of Jan 11th came ... I am glad to have it -- so glad. I was going to Spain, but the Revolution there put me off, and I withdrew my tickets ... This has been a terrible winter here, fogs & cold & storm, and the financial depression ... I leave for Torquay in England next week, and it is quiet there and beautiful ... I am better than I have been in years." Together with [a] a typed letter signed (one page, 8vo, on letterhead of 2 Whitehall Court, S.W.1, 4 October 1926, with envelope) from Gilbert Parker to Owen Seaman written on behalf of ". . . Miss Betty Ross, a most accomplished American journalist, who has interviewed me, and interviewed others with great skill and tact ... [who] wishes much to interview you", and [2] an incomplete page of manuscript notes in Parker's hand, reading in part: "... The Diary and the articles and the tales of the hospitals and the nurses and the vivid story of effort in these blue- black regions are records that all the world should read. It has been a revelation of dramatic and human interest to me, and character is behind it all. American money and American intervention in world affairs, as shown by President Hoover, are priceless assets in the story of nations...." Sir Gilbert Parker (1860-1932), the English novelist and politician, born at Camden East, Addington, Ontario, Canada. "Early in 1886 Parker left on a trip to Australia where he joined the staff of the Sydney Morning Herald, eventually becoming associate editor. While in Australia, Parker began his literary career by publishing stories and articles in the newspapers ... Parker left Australia in 1889 and settled in Britain as his home for the rest of his life. Throughout the 1890s he was a prolific writer in both article and novel form. Parker's love for Canada and his belief in the imperial destiny led him to have political ambitions both in Canada and Britain, and in 1900 he was elected Conservative MP for Gravesend, a seat he held until ill health forced him to resign in 1918 ... Despite his parliamentary work, he still managed to write both fiction and non-fiction ...He used his vast experience of travels abroad in his novels and this is a mark of his style and art. . . . His ambitions for high political office were slow to be fulfilled (he failed to become high commissioner for Canada) until the First World War provided an opening for his talents. From November 1914 to late 1916 he was in charge of British propaganda in the USA and he 'built up an organisation of 13,000 influential people in the USA who were distributing British propaganda'... His wife died in 1925 and Parker never recovered from the loss. His novels no longer satisfied the public, though sixteen of them were filmed" - ODNB. Betty Ross (1900-1964); American journalist, known for her interviews with celebrities.

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        OLD DOLLS

      KOUKRYNIKSI. 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.

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        ADVENTURES OF MICKEY MOUSE BOOK 1

      - DISNEY,WALT. ADVENTURES OF MICKEY MOUSE BOOK 1. Phil: McKay (1931). 8vo, pictorial boards, slightest of spine rubbing else near Fine. 1st edition in the scarcer board binding. An early Disney item with fabulous color illustrations on every page of text plus pictorial endpapers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Demonics.

      Cagnes-sur-Mer: Roving Eye Press,, 1931. Octavo. Original green paper wrappers with black print on front cover and spine. Printer's stamp on bottom right of back cover. Creasing to spine and p. 7/8, fading at edges and spine, toning throughout; a very good copy. First edition, first printing, with a leaf of the author's personal letterhead laid in, printed "Robert Carlton Brown, Le Manoir, Cagnes-Sur-Mer, (A.M.) France". The collection features poems such as "Spring, put on a condom!" and a number of calligrams, for which Brown was well known, including here "Handle for a flame fan". Roving Eye Press was initially founded in the late 1920s by Bob Brown and co-managed by his wife Rose. It was part of a larger literary and artistic movement of small presses that served the modernist avant-garde, including Nancy Cunard's Hours Press. Cunard described Brown as, "at the very centre of his time, a zeitgeist in himself" (Saper p. 179). Roving Eye Press was mobile in both geography (moving with Brown from the spa town Bad-Ems, Germany, to Cagnes-sur-mer, France, and much later, in the 1950s, to New York City) and scope (publishing art, poetry, political pamphlets and even cookbooks).

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        Preise und Produktion. Beiträge zur Konjunkturforschung 3.

      Wien, Springer, 1931. - XV, 124 S., (6) Fig., (3) S. Anz., Kt., zahlr. Anstr. -- Leube 148. Machlup B-2. - ". Dr. jur., Dr. rer. pol., Leiter des Österreichischen Institutes für Konjunkturforschung, Privatdozent an der Universität Wien, zur Zeit Gastprofessor an der London School of Economics and Political Science." - "Prices and Production." (London 1931). - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Starke, teils farbige Anstreichungen.-- [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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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        Compositions de Jardins.

      - Paris, Vincent-Freal 1931. Quarto by size, loose as issued in publisher's cloth-backed printed boards; 30pp and 44 plates. Text in French and English. A few signs of use but nothing too objectionable. An uncommon book on an uncommon subject: modernist garden design or, as the author puts it, 'a new era garden for a new era architecture'. Haffner, Professor of Architecture at Harvard, applied principles of house design to the garden and insists that these designs are not to be adapted to period houses - they 'belong to our present era of architecture'. The handsome plates are plans, elevations and perspectives (mostly birds-eye) from Haffner's drawings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Filmwoche. Hier 9. Jahrgang 1931 in 52 Einzelheften fast KOMPLETT ! Heft 1 fehlt ! Trotzdem 52 Heft da der Jahrgang 53 Hefte beinhaltet.

      Berlin, Filmschriften Verlagsgesellschaft, 1931. Heft 1 fehlt !4°, zusammen ca. 1670 Seiten mit zahlr. Abbildungen, 52 illustr. Originalhefte - teils mit ganz leichten Gebrauchssp. sonst sehr guter Zustand - Heft 1 fehlt ! 1931. a73320 Versand D: 6,00 EUR Film, Zeitungen, Zeitschriften

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        Rivista bimestrale d'arte e letteratura. Diretta da Marino Mazzacurati

      Tipografia della Camera dei Deputati, Roma. 1931 - cm 28x21,5, pag 100 ca. a fascicolo, br edit ill (Scipione), con num.se tavv in b/n. - Qc segno d'uso alle brossure, interno buono. Disponibili: - n. 1, giugno. Scritti di Carrà, Angioletti, Ungaretti, Loria, Solmi, Falqui, Raimondi, Moravia, Savinio, Piovene e altri. Con tavole e disegni di Mafai, Carrà, Arturo Martini, Morandi, Scipione, Mazzacurati e altri. - n. 2, ottobre. Scritti di Cardarelli, Larbaud, Angioletti, Solmi, Perse tradotto da Ungaretti, Piovene, De Benedetti e altri. Con tavole e disegni di Bartoli, Marino Marini, Mazzacurati, del Bon. - TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Salzburger Festspiele - Jedermann : Programm 1931 (+ Beilagen)

      Salzburger Festspiele, Salzburg 1931 - Programmheft mit 36 Seiten, aber nur die ersten 8 Seiten beschäftigen sich wirklich mit der Jedermann Inszenierung von 1931 (mit s/w-Fotos usw). Die restlichen Seiten sind Landeskunde zur Umgebung und viele Werbeeinschaltungen. Einband stockig, innen aber gut. --- Beiliegend: 4 Original-Foto-Postkarten zu dieser Inszenierung (Alexander Moissi gab zum letzten Mal den Jedermann, Luis Rainer als Tod, Attila Hörbiger als Jedermanns guter Gesell, Eduard von Winterstein als Schuldknecht usw., Regie Max Reinhardt). --- Außerdem beiliegend: einfach gefalzte Besetzungsliste (25. Juli bis 30. August 1931 - Jedermann. Das Spiel vom Sterben des reichen Mannes) --- Und zu guter Letzt: ein Handzettel: Ein altösterreichisches Kulturgut - Die weltberühmte Wiener Spanische Reitschule - Vorführungen in Salzburg im Hofe des Festspielhauses (Felsenreitschule) am 25., 26. und 27. Juli 1931. --- (Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland) -- (Aus dem Vorlaß eines ehemaligen österreichischen Botschafters)

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        L?AEROTECNICA. Notiziario tecnico del Ministero di Aeronautica e atti dell’Associazione Italiana di Aerotecnica.

      Roma, Ministero dell?Aeronautica, 1931-1943. In-8, mz. tela, tit. oro al dorso. Di questa rivista mensile, con numerosiss. illustrazioni in b.n. nel t., offriamo 13 annate complete, rilegate in uno o due volumi. Precisiamo che il 1943 ha solo il primo semestre rilegato, mentre il secondo (nn. 7-12) è in bross. Ad eccezione dell?annata 1934, con un semestre mancante del dorso, tutta la collezione (con timbri di apparten.) è in buono stato di conservazione.

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        Lo!

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1931 - Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Dampstain to top edge of rear board, spotting to edges, light partial tanning to free endpapers. A very good copy in the jacket with tanned spine panel and lightly chipped edges. First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US the same year. Perhaps Fort's most popular work, this is his third published non-fiction book, in which he is widely credited as having coined the term teleportation. Charles Fort (1874–1932) was an American writer and researcher into examples of the occult, supernatural, and paranormal. Today, the terms Fortean and Forteana are used to characterise such anomalous occurrences, and the International Fortean Organisation and the Fortean Times remain devoted to the phenomena he studied. Scarce in the dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        West Point Photograph Album and Scrapbook

      United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, 1931. Album. Very good. Large 17" x 12.5" album with 42 pages chock full of photographs, ephemera, clippings, and artifacts documenting a cadet's United States Military Academy experience at West Point, New York. The album, pages, and content are in nice shape. Over 90 photographs ranging in size from 2.5" x 2" to 9.5" x 8". The album has some minor wear; the gilt USMA insignia on the front cover has dulled. The binding cord may have been replaced. The album begins with Pratt as a Yearling (guess he didn't have much time as a Plebe although there is one photograph of him labeled "Plebe Hike" and another of Recognition Day) and continues through his year as a Firstie. Most of the photographs and items are from his Yearling year. Contents include: · West Point Songbook, Drill Roll rosters, West Point Horse Show tickets, menus, programs (exercise, graduation, theater, etc.), a cartridge box label, a rifle score book, Camp Illumination ticket and dance card, leave papers, an inspection notice, a sports schedule, railroad car window poster for an football game trip, train tickets, USMA logos, maps, etc. · Newspaper and magazine clippings · Photographs of the campus, formations, parades, individuals, the campus, various uniforms, bivouacs, a furlough to the Pratt family lands on the shore of Lake MacDonald in Glacier National Park and · Swatches of cadet uniform cloth, and an Army Marksmanship Badge with Rifle and Pistol bars. Pratt served in both World War II and the Korean War. He was an instructor at the Field Artillery School at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, the XO of the 2nd Communications Regiment, a staff officer at European Command, and a member of the Military Advisory Group to the Republic of Korea. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1956. One of the best West Point albums we've seen. The mix of photos and ephemera well document cadet life in the late 1920s.

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        The Waves

      Hogarth Press, UK 1931 - 1st Edition 2nd Imp 1931. Printed in the same month as the 1st ediiton and has exactly the same wrapper. From the library of Anthony Powell with his bookplate to the front endpaper. Book is very good and quite bright. Contents good. The wrapper is good++ and quite bright. Edges rubbed and nicked. Small loss to spine tips and one corner. A few small closed tears to edges. Spine age toned and lightly stained in places. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Self Portrait

      New York: 1931. Woodcut. 35 x 26 cm. 7 x 5 inches. on Japanese paper 12.5 x 8 inches. Two proofs on either side of one sheet, both signed and titled.

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        Essays in Persuasion.

      London: Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1931 - Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Occasional side ruling in light pencil. An excellent copy in a remarkably bright jacket with very light crumpling to head of spine panel. First edition, first impression. "Keynes' intensive public activity with respect to the policy discussions of the inter-war period was reflected in the more than three-hundred articles he wrote for the 'highbrow' news magazines of the time (particularly the Nation and Athenaeum- of whose board Keynes was chairman in the 1920's - and its successor The New Statesman and Nation) as well as for the popular press. Many of the latter articles were syndicated in newspapers all over the world. A selection from these and similar writings were reissued by Keynes in 1931 under the title Essays in Persuasion. They are marked by a brilliant style, truly the work of a literary craftsman" (Patinkin in The New Palgrave). An exceptional copy. Mattioli 1810; Moggridge A 8.1.1; The New Palgrave III, pp. 19–39. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE SANTA FE TRAIL TO CALIFORNIA 1849 - 1852 THE JOURNAL AND DRAWINGS OF H.M.T. POWELL.

      San Francisco. [1931]. - [14],272pp. plus plates and folding map. Folding frontispiece. Folio. Original half pigskin and cloth. Duplicate removed from the Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library. Spine slightly darkened, some wear to spine extremities, else a very good copy, without slipcase. One of 300 copies printed by the Grabhorn Press for The Book Club of California, and generally considered to be one of the masterpieces of Grabhorn printing. Powell's extensive and detailed diary is one of the few gold rush narratives to follow the southern route, going over the Santa Fe Trail through New Mexico and Arizona. His journal then records his sojourn in the mines. An important modern overland and fine press classic. RITTENHOUSE 471. GRAFF 3334. HILL 1379. STREETER SALE 3229. MINTZ 592. KURUTZ 515. HOWES P525, "b." EBERSTADT 137:517. HELLER & MAGEE 158. ZAMORANO SELECT 90.

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        PETER PAN AND WENDY . Decorated by Gwynedd M. Hudson .

      Hoddder & Stoughton for Boots , [1931]. - 4to. Original blue decorated pictorial cloth , gilt and black and gilt. pp.272. Illustrated throughout in colour. endpapers are toned as usual from the dust wrapper , The dust wrapper is complete and repeats the illustration on the upper board. though the wrapper is white and the illustration is in blue and black. Very Scarcein the dust wrapper and in this condition . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Micky Maus. Ein lustiges Filmbildbuch. Hrsg. von M. Paul Block und Karl Ritter. Erste Folge: Tiervarieté. Micky, der fidele Bauer. Das Buch wurde zusammengestellt aus den Micky Maus-Filmen der Ub Iwerks Produktion, mit freundlicher Erlaubnis der Vertriebsfirma Südfilm A.-G., Berlin SW 68. Verse von Karl Feller, Einbandzeichnung von Beucke.

      Berlin: Man Verlag [1931] 70 Seiten, 1 Blatt. Illustr. Orig.-Halbleinen, Quer-Oktav, 17 x 24, (Einband etwas berieben, bestoßen und fleckig, Leinen an den Kapitalen leicht ausgefranzt, Ecken leicht gestaucht, innen leicht fleckig bzw. fingerfleckig, im Ganzen noch ordentlich erhalten) Kleine Einrisse im weißen Rand auf den Seiten 31, 37, 39, 41, 43, 53 und dem letzten Blatt. - Der erste Micky Maus Film erschien 1930 in Deutschland und das vorliegende Buch ist die erste Micky Maus Publikation in Deutschland. - Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage oder auf unserer Homepage. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung [Comic]

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        Saishin Manshu shaschincho [The latest Manchuria Photograph Album ]

      [Dailian, (Dairen, Port Arthur), China]: Osaka Shosen Steamship Co., Wakayama, Showa 7,, [1931]. Landscape octavo (128 x 173 mm).. Original brown crocodile-skin-effect pictorial cloth, image of the White Jade Tower, Port Arthur (the Japanese Russo-Japanese War memorial) to front board, cord-ties, yapp edges, orange endpapers. With 87 photographic, colour-tinted, and colour plates (one of them a duplicate) all but one with tissue-guard, folding coloured pictorial route map titled "A Trip in Manchuria"; caption text in Japanese and English. A little rubbed, lacks rear free endpaper, a couple of leaves with short splits, remains very good. Fourth annual printing of this extremely uncommon photographic propaganda piece extolling the attractions and rapid development of Manchuria, issued in the year before the declaration of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo. No copies of this printing located in OCLC, which lists a copy of the 1932 issue in BnF, a 1938 issue at Princeton, and a 1943 version at Harvard. The "narrative" of the album opens with views of the port at Dailian, the docking of Osaka Shosen Steamships, views around the city, the South Manchurian Railway Company headquarters, electric trolley-buses, bustling street scenes, the Manchurian Railway Company Hospital, and numerous Russo-Japanese memorials and battlefields. Features numerous photos of tourist spots such as the hot springs at Xiongyue and Tang-kang-tzu; the White Tower of Liaoyang; picturesque transportation by covered wagon to the walled cities; sites in and around Mukden, including its "China Town" the old city walls, palaces, temples, and tombs. Other images are more revealing of the pervasive Japanese influence on the region: the Japanese Army barracks near Tieling; the garrison and base at Changchun, "north terminal of the South Manchurian Railway ? one of the most important places for Japanese policy in Manchuria and Mongolia"; views of Harbin, "Monument of the Two Patriots in the suburbs of Kharbin [sic.]"; together with numerous images of the Japanese-controlled industrial and infrastructural developments in the region. Fascinating insight into the process of Japanese territorial assimilation in China and issued on the eve of the Japanese Kwangtung Army group's seizure of Manchukuo, a puppet state that survived until the Soviet invasion of Manchuria in August 1945, which in turn contributed to the surrender of Japan and the end of the Second World War.

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        Saishin Manshu shaschincho. [The latest Manchuria Photograph Album.]

      [Dailian, (Dairen, Port Arthur), China]: Osaka Shosen Steamship Co., Wakayama, Showa 7, [1931] - Landscape octavo (128 x 173 mm). Original brown crocodile-skin-effect pictorial cloth, image of the White Jade Tower, Port Arthur (the Japanese Russo-Japanese War memorial) to front board, cord-ties, yapp edges, orange endpapers. A little rubbed, lacks rear free endpaper, a couple of leaves with short splits, remains very good. With 87 photographic, colour-tinted, and colour plates (one of them a duplicate) all but one with tissue-guard, folding coloured pictorial route map titled "A Trip in Manchuria"; caption text in Japanese and English. Fourth annual printing of this extremely uncommon photographic propaganda piece extolling the attractions, and rapid development of Manchuria, issued in the year before the declaration of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo. No copies of this printing located in OCLC, which lists a copy of the 1932 issue in BnF, a 1938 issue at Princeton, and a 1943 version at Harvard. The "narrative" of the album opens with views of the port at Dailian, the docking of Osaka Shosen Steamships, views around the city, the South Manchurian Railway Company headquarters, electric trolley-buses, bustling street scenes, the Manchurian Railway Company Hospital, and numerous Russo-Japanese memorials and battlefields. Features numerous photos of tourist spots such as the hot springs at Xiongyue and Tang-kang-tzu; the White Tower of Liaoyang; picturesque transportation by covered wagon to the walled cities; sites in and around Mukden, including its "China Town" the old city walls, palaces, temples, and tombs. Other images are more revealing of the pervasive Japanese influence on the region: the Japanese Army barracks near Tieling; the garrison and base at Changchun, "north terminal of the South Manchurian Railway one of the most important places for Japanese policy in Manchuria and Mongolia"; views of Harbin, "Monument of the Two Patriots in the suburbs of Kharbin [sic.]"; together with numerous images of the Japanese-controlled industrial and infrastructural developments in the region. Fascinating insight into the process of Japanese territorial assimilation in China and issued on the eve of the Japanese Kwangtung Army group's seizure of Manchukuo, a puppet state that survived until the Soviet invasion of Manchuria in August 1945, which in turn contributed to the surrender of Japan and the end of the Second World War.

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        Blokken (1e gebonden druk met stofomslag)

      De Gemeenschap [1931], Utrecht - cloth in a Dust Jacket; 12mo Size up to 7 3/4" tall (Duodecimo) 103 pages roestvlekkerig ISBN: geen / none , . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hippold, Erhard. - Fischernetze in Nikolaiken. - "Nikolaiken".

      - Aquarell, auf Büttenkarton, 1931. Von Erhard Hippold. 52,5 x 36,0 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Verso in Bleistift Bezeichnet: "Nikolaiken 31 / E. Hippold". Dazu Nachlass-Stempel des Künstlers. - Originale Reißzwecklöchlein in den Ecken. Farbfrische und kontrastreiche Erscheinung. Insgesamt guter Erhaltungszustand. Erhard Hippold (1909 Wilkau - 1972 Bad Gottleuba). Lehre zum Porzellanmaler. Ab 1926 in der kunstgewerblichen Abteilung der Vereinigten Technischen Schulen in Zwickau, wo sein Talent von dem Maler Hans Christoph entdeckt wird. 1928 Studium an der Kunstgewerbeakademie Dresden bei Carl Rade. 1931 Unterricht bei Ferdinand Dorsch und Max Feldbauer, ab 1932 dessen Meisterschüler. 1933-39 freischaffend, zusätzlich tätig als Korsettzuschneider. 1933 muss er die Akademie aus politischen Grünen verlassen. 1934 Beginn der Künstlerfreundschaft mit Carl Lohse. 1936 Heirat mit Gussy Hippold Ahnert. 1939-45 als Soldat in englischer Kriegsgefangenschaft. Danach wieder freischaffend in Radebeul. 1949 übernahmen Gussy und Erhard Hippold die Miederwarenwerkstatt ihres Vaters im Haus Sorgenfrei im Stadtteil Oberlößnitz. In den 1950er Jahren beschäftigte er sich zunehmend mit Drucktechniken und unternahm Studienreisen an die Nord? und Ostsee und in die Länder des Baltikums.

      [Bookseller: GALERIE HIMMEL]
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        La gastrophotographie

      in-8 de 28 pages Paris, Masson et Cie, 1931, , in-8 de 28 pages, exemplaire broché, Tiré à part, avec pagination nouvelle, extrait de "La Presse médicale" (18 avril 1931). Georges Spehl (chirurgien adjoint, assistant à l'Université de Bruxelles), donne une description très détaillée et très illustrée du "Gastro Photo", appareil servant à la gastroscopie photographique, inventé par Porgès et Heilpern en 1929. 25 figures en noir dans le texte montrent des vues d'ensemble et de détails du "tube photographique", puis des reproductions photographiques de muqueuses gastriques et de quelques-unes de leurs pathologies. Toutes les figures ont été annotées au style noir. Une rareté en parfait condition d'origine.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Demonics.

      Cagnes-Sur-Mer: Roving Eye Press, 1931 - Octavo. Original green paper wrappers with black print on front cover and spine. Printer's stamp on bottom right of back cover. Creasing to spine and p. 7/8, fading at edges and spine, toning throughout; a very good copy. First edition, first printing, with a leaf of the author's personal letterhead laid in, printed "Robert Carlton Brown, Le Manoir, Cagnes-Sur-Mer, (A.M.) France". The collection features poems such as "Spring, put on a condom!" and a number of calligrams, for which Brown was well known, including here "Handle for a flame fan". Roving Eye Press was initially founded in the late 1920s by Bob Brown and co-managed by his wife Rose. It was part of a larger literary and artistic movement of small presses that served the modernist avant-garde, including Nancy Cunard's Hours Press. Cunard described Brown as, "at the very centre of his time, a zeitgeist in himself" (Saper p. 179). Roving Eye Press was mobile in both geography (moving with Brown from the spa town Bad-Ems, Germany, to Cagnes-sur-mer, France, and much later, in the 1950s, to New York City) and scope (publishing art, poetry, political pamphlets and even cookbooks). Roving Eye Press website, Craig Saper p. 179. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Memorial of Bella Harkavy (nee Segalowsky) who died in her 64th year on March 27, 1930 : souvenir of the unveiling of the tombstone dedicated to her memory on March 29, 1931

      [Self published] Grayzel Press, 129 Lafayette Street, New York, [New York] 1931 - Libraries worldwide that own item: 7. illustrations, portraits, other photographs. An additional leaf of two photos is laid in. It was apparently added after the 32 page booklet was printed. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        MAGIC RUG

      - D'AULAIRE,INGRI & EDGAR. THE MAGIC RUG. NY: Doubleday Doran 1931 (1931). Oblong 4to (10 3/4 x 8 1/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, Fine in nice, VG dust wrapper with a few unobtrusive mends, rubbed at folds, chip at top of spine and 1" off base of spine. Stated FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST BOOK DONE BY THE D'AULAIRE'S TOGETHER. Set in Africa, the story is a fantasy tale about a magic Oriental rug. Illustrated with magnificent color lithographs throughout for which the pair spent a winter in Africa for inspiration. This is an excellent copy, rare in such nice condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        LITTLE BLACK SAMBO

      - BANNERMAN,HELEN. LITTLE BLACK SAMBO. Cleveland: Harter (1931). 4to (7 5/8 x 10"), red patterned cloth, circular pictorial paste-on, near Fine. STATED FIRST EDITION! Boldly and brightly illustrated in color by FERN BISEL PEAT with 8 color plates plus 12 full page and 1 smaller black and whites. Extremely rare in this first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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