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

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

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        Teilplan von Berlin. Ma

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

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        The Violin-Makers of the Guarneri Family (1626-1762)

      London: William E. Hill & Sons, 1931 - 1st ltd. ed. xxxvii, 181pp; 14 col plates, 44 photogravure plates + text illustrations and appendices. Quarter vellum gilt with green cloth boards. Guarneri arms on upper board. TEG, other edges untrimmed. Some soiling to vellum which is also a little darkened on spine. Original slipcase. Subscribers list of 682 including Mussolini. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Murder In The House Of Commons.

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

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

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

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        The Waves.

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

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        OLD DOLLS

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

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        Letters of John Marin

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

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

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        Typed Letter Signed by Thomas Alva Edison.

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

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        Der Schandfleck und andere Verse über die Währungsverbrechen unserer Zeit.

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

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

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

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        The Wind in the Willows

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

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        Panama or the adventures of my seven uncles

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

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


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        Autograph Letter Signed, 'Charles Dollfus aéronaute', in French with translation, (Charles, 1893-1981, Balloonist, the first Frenchman to cross the Atlantic both ways)

      1931 - to 'My dear friend', thanking him for "your books", the first confirms that "Charles Dollfus was on friendly terms with George Sand. He was actually my great-uncle . and a close friend of Renan. I have not had this work of his and will derive all the more pleasure from it", he has not come across "the other little volume - with the balloon . It is a curious document on the state of ultra-patriotic fervour at the time of Boulangism, and the author, to read him, was not easy to get on with, unless he was simply a placid bourgeois in a state of mental excitement", he was just telephoning Gallimard's "to reserve the Restif for you, when they told me you were in the building", saying that when he gets back he will "be delighted to see your collection" and to show him "some boxes and shelves of books at my place", and asking if he knows "this splendid writing paper", fine large pictorial heading of a 19th c. balloon with the balloonist and five passengers, one holding the French flag, 2 sides folio, Paris 16e., 30th March Dollfus first went up in a balloon in 1911. His knowledge was used by the French Navy during and after WWI and in 1919 created the French Museum of the Air, of which he became the dedicated curator.

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        La strada d'Ancona

      1931 1931 - Acquaforte tirata su carta Cina, mm. 253x326 alla battuta, compresi marg. bianchi mm. 315x433. Titolo e data 1931, incisi sulla lastra in basso a sinistra. Firma a matita in basso a destra, titolo in basso a destra. Annotazione dello stesso artista a matita al margine bianco inferiore 'Esemplare su carta speciale'. Timbro a secco 'Luigi Bartolini incise all'acquaforte'. Fresca tiratura, due aloni rossastri al marg. laterale destro e al marg. inferiore, senza coinvolgimento della parte incisa. (Cfr. Luigi Bartolini. Le incisioni della collezione Timpanaro", p.124. La lastra è stata biffata)

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

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        La Nuova Architettura

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

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

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

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

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

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        Le feu follet

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

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        The Compleat Angler. Or The Contemplative Man’s Recreation. Being a discourse of Rivers, Fishponds, Fish and Fishing not unworthy the Perusal of most Anglers. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION.

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

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        Vita d'America

      Fratelli Treves Editori-Milano, MILANO 1931 - ITALIANO Volume degli anni '30 del XX secolo, privo di piatti e dorso, tagli, con barbe, ingialliti, pagine ben conservate. Ottavo migliaio.

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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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        Arts et métiers graphiques. Numéro spécial 15 Novembre 1931, N. 26

      Arts et m?tiers graphiques, 1931. Scritti di Bertrand Guegan (Le livre d'art en Europe), Jean Bruller (Le livre d'art en France: essai d'un classement rationnel), Paul Istel (Reliures de notre temps). Riproduzioni in nero e a colori di rilegature, frontespizi e pagine a stampa su carta a mano e carta Giappone applicati. Con xilografie, litografie, offset ed eliogravure originali applicate di Frans Masereel, Max Elskamp, P. E. Vibert, Charles Vik, Max Ernst, Louis Bouquet, A. Alexeieff, Galanis, Mariette Lydis, Pierre Gandon, Raoul Dufy, J. L. Boussingault, Odillon Redon, etc. 4to. pp. 100. Molto Buono (Very Good). . Uno dei numeri più ricercati di questa importante rivista di tipografia, grafica ed illustrazione, per la grande quantità di tavole originali applicate.

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        Pêcheurs de perles

      - Albin Michel, Paris 1931, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale imprimée sur alfa. Précieux envoi autographe signé d'Albert Londres à son ami Henri Béraud : "A Henri Henri Béraud Albert Albert Londres." Dos légèrement insolé, petites rousseurs claires en marges des plats.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée sur alfa. Précieux envoi autographe signé d'Albert Londres à son ami Henri Béraud : "A Henri Henri Béraud Albert Albert Londres." Dos légèrement insolé, petites rousseurs claires en marges des plats.  

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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 x + y = z for which each of the four quantities x, y, z, and(x + y - z)(x - y + z)(-x + y + z) 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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      Welt- Verlag, Berlin 1931 - Second (best) edition. Some 3230pp. Spine of vol. 2 with minimal wear on heads, minimal wear on few corners. A TRULY VERY GOOD AND CLEAN SET OF THIS RARE AND DESIRABLE EDITION AND MONUMENTAL BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ITEM. - shipping incl. worldwide. Size: 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Witchcraft Magic & Alchemy : Ex Libris Joseph

      London: George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., 1931. A seldom perused copy. The Uncommon Dust jacket is present, with some extremity wear, age, but shows quite well, and truly Scarce in condition thus. Book bound in Black Buckram, with Gold Gilt stamping Very Bright. Light extremity wear, Square, sewn binding tight, spine rounded, fore edge perfectly curved, with light aging. Internally, light extremity tone, but less than usual, otherwise clean, and unmarked. Provenance: Mentalist, Magician, Joseph Dunninger's copy, with decadent Mahlon Blaine art deco bookplate to pastedown. A much nicer copy than usually found.. First Edition In English. Hard Cover, Buckram, Sewn. Very Good+/Very Good+. Illus. by Mahlon Blaine Bookplate. With 366 Illustrations In The Text, And 10 Plates in Colour.. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Oversized Safely, and Securely Packed. Expedited, or International Please Inquire.

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        All Passion Spent

      London: Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press,, 1931. Octavo. Original light green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in the jacket with small closed tear to head and foot of front panel, slight soiling to spine. First edition, first impression.

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        Rvanoe Ushko [Torn Ear].

      Moscow: Gos Izd., 1931 - SCARCE First Edition in Russian. Illustrated by M. Michaelis. 23pp [1]. Black and white ill. 17.5cm x 12.5cm. Original colour illustrated stapled wraps. Light and even toning to paper stock not affecting text block, mild nudging to edge extremities, some minor dog-earing. Light and even soiling to paper wraps, minor shallow creasing to spine, minor loss foot, cap of spine minor separation to spine, mild nudging to edges. A very good plus copy. The touching story of a little rabbit called Torn Ear who has to survive and avoid the predators. Seton’s nature inspired drawings had a known audience among Russian illustrators and a good few of his books were translated and published in Russia. Not only was his subject matter close to his Russian audience but translated Canadian literature conveyed the image of a country much physically the same as Russia. A rather late publication choice for Soviet Russia. A rare example of an important Western influence on the genre. More pictures on request. Not found on worldcat. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

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

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        Ein Ghetto im Osten (Wilna). 65 Bilder von M(oshé) Vorobeichic. Eingeleitet von S(alman) Chnéour

      Zch., Lpz.: Orell Füssli, 1931. 4 Bll. ; 6 S., mit 64 Tafeln und einem Umschlagbild mit Abbildungen nach Fotografien von Moshé Vorobeichic. Original-Halbleinwand mit transp. Cellophanumschlag, 8°. Schaubücher 27. Hrsg. von Emil Schaeffer. H/B/K 7769. - Parr 1, S. 130. Das Buch ist konsequent zweisprachig gestaltet, deutsch und hebräisch. Die deutsche Ausgabe beginnt von links, die hebräische von rechts, das Buch hat also zwei illustrierte Deckeltitel und zwei Titelseiten und zwei Einleitungen, lediglich die Legenden auf den Bildtafeln sind zweisprachig. Viele der Abbildungen sind Fotomontagen oder dann - mit den auf den Doppelseiten einander gegenüber gestellten Abbildungen - eigentliche Bild-Kompositionen aus Form, Licht oder Inhalt. Selten, namentlich in so gutem Zustand und mit dem transparenten Cellophanumschlag. Das vorliegende Exemplar gehörte in die Dokumentation der Herstellungsabteilung des Verlags, daher rühren die Bleistiftmarkierungen bei den Abbildungen. Kanten etwas bestossen, Schnitt gering nachgedunkelt, oben etwas angestaubt, einige Seiten mit feiner Bleistiftmarkierung. Der transparente Original-Cellophanumschlag am oberen Rand mit kleiner Fehlstelle, davon abgesehen schönes Exemplar.

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        Petrolej! (Oil!) - Volumes I-II

      Prague: Vyadavatelstvo Družstevní Práce, 1931. Third Czech Edition. Stunning edition of what is arguably Sinclair's finest novel, this edition published four years following the American edition, with photographic dustjackets by Czech designed Ladislav Sutnar. "The story is largely concerned with the social education and disillusionment of the sion of an oil tycoon, set against the background of the oil scandals of the Harding Administration. There is also the background of southern California society, movie stars, evangelists, Wobblies, and social reformers of all stripes" (BAIRD 2267). A scarce edition, with the dustjacket design differing from both previous Czech language editions; OCLC finds 3 locations, of these, only one in the US (Art Inst. of Chicago). Two octavo volumes (18.5cm); navy blue textured cloth, with titling and author's initials stamped in gilt and red on spines and front covers; black topstains; dustjackets; pp.294, [5]; 308, [4]. Tight, Fine copies in Near Fine dustjackets - spines and front panels gently sunned, with light wear along upper edges and a tiny splash mark to lower spine panel on Vol.II.

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        The Night Life of the Gods

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1931. 311 pages with illustrations. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's gray cloth with pictorial jacket. First edition.Hunter Hawk has a knack for annoying his ultra-respectable relatives. He likes to experiment and, best of all, he likes to experiment with explosives. His garage-cum-laboratory is a veritable mine field replete with noxious fumes. But with the help of Megaera, a fetching 900-year-old lady leprechaun he meets one night in the woods, he masters the art (if not the timing) of transforming people into statues and statues into people. And when he practices his new witchery in the stately halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art -- setting Bacchus, Mercury, Neptune, Diane, Hebe, Apollo, and Perseus loose on the unsuspecting citizenry of Prohibition-era New York -- the stage is set for Thorne Smith at his most devilish and delightful.In March 1934 Carl Laemmle, Jr. purchased the rights to Thorne Smith's popular 1931 humorous fantasy Night Life of the Gods. While the plot remained essentially the same, the sexual humor was vitiated by Code considerations. The ending, too, was changed by adding the "it was only a dream" device. At first, Lowell Sherman himself was considered for the lead role, but he suffered from laryngitis and lost his voice. Also considered for the role of Hunter Hawk was Edward Everett Horton, but Mowbray was signed in July. A well-known character actor throughout his career, this was one of Mowbray's few leading roles. Among the actors portraying gods, "Crash" Corrigan appears as Apollo (credited as Raymond Benard). Pat DiCicco made his only known screen appearance as Perseus (credited as Pat De Cicco); DiCicco was better known as a powerful Hollywood agent and for his brief, troubled marriage to Thelma Todd. The film was released nationally March 11, 1935. In general it received mixed reviews, some critics finding it funny in parts but drawing an unfavorable comparison to the popular novel. New York Times critic Andre Sennwald found it only "moderately entertaining", but noted that the production was at a disadvantage because of the "current cinema morality".Condition:Some rubbing and sunning to binding, some foxing to end-leaves, some intermittent foxing in text. Jacket spine toned, chipped, and soiled, some soiling and wear to jacket panels, cloth spine a bit dull, price clipped else a better than very good copy in like jacket.

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      Paris, A. & G. Mornay 1931 - Illustrations par George Barbier (dans le texte, en couleurs). Complet & Contrôlé. Édition tirée à 1075 exemplaires. Celui-ci sur papier de Rives porte le numéro 169. Paris, A. & G. Mornay - 1931 - 285 pages. Collection "Les Beaux Livres". Très belle reliure artistique, plein cuir bleu. Dos lisse aux titre et auteur dorés. Tête dorée sur témoins, non rogné. Couverture et dos illustrés conservés. Signet. Étui cartonné. Pas de rousseur. Parfait état. Format in-8°(20x16). Edition illustrée [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Signed Copyright Renewal for some of his earliest songs

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. DS, one page, 8.5 x 11, August 10, 1931. An assignment of United States copyright for the songs "He'll Be There," "The Downcast Eye", and "Susan" from the 1904 shows 'English Daisy' and 'Mr. Wix of Wickham.'  In part: "In consideration of the sum of One Dollar and other valuable considerations, to me in hand paid....I, Mr. Jerome Kernâ?¦does hereby sell, assign, transfer and set over unto T. B. Harms Company the renewal copyrights of following compositions..." Signed by Kern at the conclusion. The document is affixed to its original 8.5 x 12.5 "Assignment of Copyright" blue paper jacket; stapled to the left side of the page is an 8 x 4 card entitled "Copyright Office of the United States of America The Library of Congress" acknowledging assignment of the copyright, with the its bright red seal and blue ribbons attached. In fine condition.<br style=""><br style="">At the very beginning of his celebrated career, while in London, Kern secured a contract from the American impresario Charles Frohman to provide songs for interpolation in Broadway versions of London shows. He began to provide these additions in 1904 to British scores for An English Daisy, by Seymour Hicks and Walter Slaughter, and Mr. Wix of Wickham, for which he wrote most of the songs. As copyright renewals are necessary after 27 years, Kern here satisfies that standard legal obligation at a time that he was at the pinnacle of fame as a Hollywod composer.<br style="">

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        Die Schlafwandler [Three Volume Set]

      Rhein-Verlag, Munich / Zurich 1931 - Duodecimo. 5 x 7.25 in. 275; 325; 545 pp. Text in German. True first edition of the 20th century masterpiece the Sleepwalkers. Each volume is warmly inscribed by Broch to fellow Austrian author Robert Neumann. Volume I inscription roughly translates as "In the night it is dark and with gratitude for Robert Neumann - HB 11.11.32" Published in the turbulent years before World War II, this is a fascinating collection of Broch's trilogy with notes in pencil by Neumann. Near fine in original black cloth with light pencil marks and notes to each front free endpaper. Binding is a slightly tender in third volume with one minor crack along early endpaper and along exterior of spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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