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        DIZIONARIO DEL RISORGIMENTO NAZIONALE Dalle origini a Roma capitale. Fatti e Persone. Opera completa in 4 volumi.:

      Vallardi, 1931-1937, Milano - (Codice MB/0977) Quattro volumi in 8° (26x18,5 cm) 1141, 970, 964, XII-655 pp. Fondamentale repertorio storico-biografico, migliaia di voci, numerosissime illustrazioni nel testo e tavole fuori testo, in nero e a colori sotto velina. L'opera è suddivisa in 2 parti: volume 1, "I fatti, A-Z"; volumi 2, 3, 4, "Le persone. A-Z". Legature editoriali in mezza tela, illustrazioni applicate alle copertine, titoli oro ai dorsi. Lievi ingialliture, minimi segni d'uso, ma ottima conservazione. Euro 525.00 All books are in stock in fine conditions or described meticulously. Very safe packaging

      [Bookseller: Bergoglio Libri d'Epoca]
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        Jimgrim

      Hutchinson, 1931. hardcover. vg. 1st edition Hutchinson Spring 1931 catalogue at rear Hardcover 312 pages plus catalogue good vg book red boards solid, clean complete decent copy In stock shipped from our UK warehouse

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

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

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        Gloriosa electorum ducum Saxoniae busta, Oder Ehre Derer Durchlauchtigsten und Hochgebohrnen Chur-Fürsten und Hertzoge zu Sachsen Leichen-Grüffte, Bestehend in denen auf Ihr Absterben gehaltenen und verfertigten Leichen-Predigten, Lateinischen und Teutschen Lob-Reden, Epitaphien, Epicedien, Begräbniß-Müntzen, und (...) Bildnissen zu Erhaltung Ihres glorwürdigsten Ehren-Gedächtnisses (), mit denen mangelnden Curriculis Vitae, oder Lebens-Läufften aus bewährten Scribenten vermehret, und mit vollständigen Registern versehen. 3 Tle. in 1 Bd.

      Kl.-4. Mit gestoch. Frontispiz und 14 gestoch. Porträts. 11 Bl., 1931 (recte 1951) S., 34 Bl. Pgt. d. Zt. Erste Ausgabe dieser umfassenden Sammlung. - Die Kollation springt von S. 208 auf S. 227 und von S. 952 auf S. 955, nach S. 1258 ein unpag. Blatt. - Bemmann/Jatzwauk I/1, 74. - Spiegel dezent gestempelt. Schönes Exemplar einer Adelsbibliothek, mit deren Exlibris.

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

      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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        American Earth

      New York: Charles Scribner's, 1931. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Brown cloth stamped in green. Beautiful copy in a near fine, unclipped, pictorial dust jacket, with only few minor flaws. A lovely copy of the author's first major book. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Fine copy of author's third book chronologically, but his first of any significance, containing many of Caldwell's most unforgettable stories. AMERICAN EARTH introduced the young writer to a wider readership, and ushered in the extraordinary success of TOBACCO ROAD (1932 ), GOD'S LITTLE ACRE (1933), etc.

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        The Compleat Angler, 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.

      London: George G. Harrap & Co Ltd, 1931 - Small quarto. Original vellum, titles to spine and front cover gilt, three-line gilt border on front cover, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, pictorial endpapers. Housed in the original card slipcase with the printed title label. Some minor foxing to first few leaves, spine and boards slightly marked, a very good copy in the marked and slightly worn slipcase. Colour frontispiece and 11 coloured plates with captioned tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, by Rackham. Number 114 of 775 copies signed by the artist. Latimore & Haskell pp. 66-67; Riall p. 175. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Duineser Elegien. Elegies From The Castle Of Duino. Translated from the German of Rainer Maria Rilke by V. Sackville-West and Edward Sackville West

      The Hogarth Press, 1931. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Signed by Vita and Edward Sackville-West. Edition limited to 230 copies, this no. 87. Wood engraved initials by Eric Gill. Type designed by Edward Johnston and cut by E. Prince and G.T. Friend, paper by Gaspard and Aristide Maillol. Parallel texts in English and German. Pp.134. 8vo.Original vellum backed pinkish hue boards, gilt lettering on spine, top edge gilt. "The book was printed for the HOGARTH PRESS, 52 Tavistock Square, London, W. C. I, and both the English and the German texts were reproduced by the courtesy of the INSEL-VERLAG IN LEIPZIG who are also the Agents for the book in Germany. The whole edition consists of 230 numbered copies for sale on handmade Maillo-Kessler paper with the watermark of the Cranach Press, and signed by the translators; and eight numbered copied on vellum for sale with hand-gilled initials, signed by the translators. This copy is Nr. 87." Excellent copy!

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        Tsatsa Minnka -

      Mornay 1931 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-8. 239 pp. Sous étui de protection. Couverture illustrée rempliée. Belle illustration formée de 48 compositions en couleurs par Henri BOISSONNAS, très évocatrice des Balkans de l?entre-deux-guerres. Dos ridé. Bel état intérieur. La Collection Originale, n°23. EDITION ORIGINALE LIMITEE à 735 exemplaires numérotés. Un des 35 exemplaires de tête sur Japon, tous enrichis d?une "importante AQUARELLE ORIGINALE" (dans cet exemplaire, la figure du chapitre?I). Tsatsa Minnka raconte les amours passionnées d'une paysanne des bords du Danube. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
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        Beiträge zur Kunde steiermärkischer [steirischer] Geschichtsquellen. Jgge. 1-42 in 39 Heften.

      Graz, Historischer Verein für Steiermark, 1864-1931. - Umfangreiche Folge dieser wichtigen Zeitschrift zur steirischen Geschichte mit Beiträgen fast aller wichtigen steirischen Historiker. Mit Beginn der „Neuen Folge" (= Jg. 33) erschien die Zeitschrift unter dem Titel „Beiträge zur Erforschung steirischer Geschichte" und ab dem Jg. 41 unter „Beiträge zur Erforschung steirischer Geschichtsquellen. - Die Zeitschrift wurde 1970 mit erscheinen des 49. Bandes eingestellt. - Tlw. geringe Lager- bzw. Gebrauchsspuren. Umschläge tlw. etw. angestaubt u. vereinzelt mit kl. Einrissen. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 5000 Gr.-8°. Mit einigen Abbildungen, Tafeln, Karten u. Tabellen. OHefte. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        Deauville - Illustrated with 10 original pochoirs by VAN DONGEN

      MP Tremois, Paris 1931 - - PRESENTATION : in-folio with half leather bound. - ILLUSTRATION : 11 (including 5 full page and the illustrated cover) etchings colored with pochoir after the watercolors by Kees VAN DONGEN. - SIGNATURE : All the full page illustrations plate signed with the initials VD of the artist. - PRINTER : The etchings were engraved by Maccard printed by Coulouma and colored with pochoir by Atelier d'Art Bergdoll. - PAPER : Arches vellum. - SIZE : 45 x 32 cm (c. 18 x 13"). - LIMITED : 297 copies. - BINDING : Half leather binding by Franz (covers conserved). - REFERENCES : Juffermans JM3-7 & JB9. - CONDITION : Excellent, small deffects at the edge of the spine, rare foxing dots on 2/3 pages of the text (not affecting the prints), all illustrations with fresh and bright colors. ASK FOR EXTRA DETAILS [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [WRANGEL ISLAND] Na "Litke" k ostrovu Vrangelya. Zapiski uchastnika spasatel'noi ekspiditsii [i.e. On 'Litke' to Wrangel Island. Memoirs of the member of the rescue team]

      Moscow: OGIZ, 1931. 86 [2] pp.: ill.17,5x12,5 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Tears of the wrappers and spine, damp stain on the lower margin of several pages. Otherwise good. With 13 photographs in the text. In 1926 expedition leaded by G.A. Ushakov came to Wrangel island. They were the first people to live in newly founded settlement Ushakovskoye. There were 59 people on the island, mostly eskimos who lived previously in other villages (on the mainland). Polar station was set up here. In 1928 The icebreaker Fyodor Litke (in honour of the Arctic explorer Fyodor Petrovich Litke) came to the island with an expedition. During the expedition ice was blocking the way to the island and the ship was often on shallow but the ship was able to come to the island from the north west. They were the first ever to do it. The discovered way from the north was very important for future expedition and navigation. Expedition and discoveries regarding the ship and island are described in this book. Two other books on this subject were published the same year (one of them by the same author), all were the first books on that expedition.

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        Sammlung Ey Düsseldorf.

      Ey, Johanna ( Mutter Ey ) Mit handschriftlicher Einladungskarte zur Ausstellung . Mit einem Vorwort von Max OsbornSelbstverlag Frau Ey1. Auflageohne Jahresangabe (1931).Düsseldorf OKart. (der schwarze Vorderdeckel mit hellem Ei) -Einbanddeckel stärker altersfleckig und mit Knickspuren, auch im Buchinnern deutliche Gebrauchs- und Altersspuren. Dem Katalog liegt eine Karte im Format 10,5 x 15 cm bei, diese ist einseitig beschrieben: Einladung! unleserliches Datum. Am Sonntag Morgen 11 1/2 Uhr wird im Kölner Kunstverein Friesenplatz die Ausstellung Ey eröffnet.Sie sind dazu herzlichst eingeladen. Die Vorbesichtigung kann schon Freitag Mittag sein. Hochachtungsvoll Frau Ey mit sehr vielen Abbildungen und beiliegender Karte

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        Die Kolonne. Zeitschrift für Dichtung. II. und III. (letzter) Jahrgang. Alle 10 Originalhefte.

      Wolfgang Jess, Dresden 1931 - Dresden, Wolfgang Jess 1931/1932. 4°. OBr. Vollständige Serie der Zweimonatsschrift, die 1929 gegründet worden war. Beiträge, meist im Erstdruck, von Theodor Kramer, Johannes Lindner, Heinz Politzer, Erika Mitterer, Peter Huchel, Günter Eich, Paula Ludwig, Hermann Kasack, Paul Zech, Elisabeth Langgässer, Johannes R. Becher, Eberhard Meckel u.a. - Schönes Exemplar. Dietzel/Hügel 1613. Sprache: deu [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        WIEN UND BUDAPEST Handbuch Für Reisende

      Karl Baedeker, Leipzig 1931 - "Mit 8 Karten, 8 Plänen und 13 Grundrissen". This book is in remarable shape. Very scarce with DJ; 16mo; 228 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        Original drawing unsigned, " Embarrassing Moments" Daily Comic Strip" panel, dated 12-9 and docketed in pencil at top margin 1931. Also along top margin in pencil is the title, "'Embarrassing Moments' Geo Herriman."

      Printed "1931 King Features Syndicate" strip is laid onto artwork between drawing and caption, "Being a bit too proud to have had your tailor patch your trousers - you'd given the job to your dear wife - and so found out hat she was very color blind ." The art measures 7 x 7 inches on drawing board measuring 8.25 x 8.75 inches. Artwork is in fine condition, margins are soiled at edges. In 1910, Herriman launched "The Dingbat Family," later renamed "The Family Upstairs," for The New York Evening Journal, a Hearst paper. An interesting side note is that Herriman is credited with creating the word, "dingbat." The strip featured the adventures of an ordinary family dealing with their annoying upstairs neighbors. Herriman was the first to use the word "dingbat" to indicate a silly, empty-headed person. [see http://www.georgeherriman.com/biography.html] Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse began as space fillers for The Family Upstairs then expanded into their own comic strip. King Feature Syndicate owned by William Randolph Hearst supported Herriman's art throughout his career. Herriman's comics did not enjoy a mass following, but they were popular among an artistic and intellectual set [http://www.georgeherriman.com/biography.html].

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        Kunstideologie. Stabilität und Aktivität im Kunstwerk

      Müller & Kiepenheuer 1931 - - Auf Vorsatz signiert von (Robert) Seitz (1891 Magdeburg - 1938 in Lörrach) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller / Exemplar aus dessen Bibliothek / Inspiriert von Kandinski's "Punkt und Linie zur Fläche" legt Mattis Teutsch hier eine weltanschaulich fundierte Kompositionslehre dar. Die schematischen Menschendarstellungen sollen hierbei Stabilität verkörpern - Gewicht in Gramm: 354 Erste Auflage, Müller & Kiepenheuer, Potsdam, 1931. 143 S. mit 73 Zeichnungen, original kartoniert mit illustriertem Schutzumschlag, (Umschlag an Einband montiert/hinterer Einbanddeckel etwas fleckig mit durchgedruckten Schriftzeichen) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Beton

      212 (1) Seiten (1 Blatt Verlagswerbung 8, gebundene Ausgabe, Original Ganz-Leineneinband mit Schutzumschlag, sauber und frisch, auf dem Vorsatz vom Autor signiert. Nicolas Thomas Bernhard (* 9. Februar 1931 in Heerlen/Niederlande - + 12. Februar 1989 in Gmunden/Österreich) war ein berühmter und umstrittener österreichischer Schriftsteller. 1970 erhielt Bernhard den Georg-Büchner-Preis seit den 1980er Jahren wird er international zu den bedeutendsten österreichischen und deutschsprachigen Autoren gerechnet. Rudolf, der Erzähler dieses 1982 erschienenen Buches, bereitet seit einem Jahrzehnt mit leidenschaftlichem Ernst eine größere wissenschaftliche Arbeit über seinen Lieblingskomponisten Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy vor. Nachdem er zuerst durch den Besuch seiner Schwester und dann, nach ihrem Weggang, durch die quälende Furcht, sie könnte wieder zurückkommen, am Schreiben des ersten Satzes seiner Studie gehindert wird, quält ihn die Hölle des Alleinseins. Deshalb packt er die Koffer, nimmt nur die wichtigsten seiner Schriftstücke mit, um in Palma seine Arbeit zu realisieren. In einem dortigen Cafe erinnert er sich an eine junge Frau, die ihn bei seinem letzten Palma-Aufenthalt vor eineinhalb Jahren angesprochen hatte. Sie war verzweifelt, ihr Mann hatte sich nachts vom Balkon des Hotels Paris gestürzt. Auf dem Friedhof von Palma, in einem der sieben Stock hohen Betonbestattungskästen, ist er beerdigt worden. Noch jetzt, eineinhalb Jahre danach, sieht er das verzweifelte Gesicht der Frau. Nun hat er eine Reihe von ersten Sätzen für seine Arbeit im Ohr, aber auch das Unglück der jungen Frau. Er nimmt ein Taxi, fährt zum Friedhof und findet an der Tafel neben dem Namen des Mannes nun auch den Namen der Frau: suicido erfährt er. Wir wünschen einen entspannten Rutsch ins Jahr 2017 bei wunderbaren Büchern und entspannender Lektüre!

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        Post-Mortem. A Play in Eight Scenes.

      London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1931 - Octavo. Original purple cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine a little faded, a few spots to fore-edge, an excellent copy in the jacket, lightly dust-soiled, spine-tanned and with tiny chips to the ends and corners. First edition, first impression, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "For William with my love, Noel." The recipient was William Armstrong (1882-1952), director and producer of the Liverpool Playhouse from 1922-1944, where he directed several Coward plays in the 1930s. He received an honorary MA from Liverpool University in 1930 and was appointed CBE in 1951 for services to local theatre. After leaving Liverpool in 1944 he directed in London, then became assistant director at Birmingham Rep Theatre 1945-47. His portrait hangs in the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Good Signed postcard Portrait, 1931, By Tamar Karsavina

      - An excellent signed and inscribed 3.5" X 5.5" postcard portrait by Tamar Karsavina. Boldly signed by the ballet dancer in fountain pen ink, and dated 1931. In very fine condition. Scarce. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Adam Andrusier Autographs ABA PADA]
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        Guys and Dolls

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1931. Third Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, third printing. Signed and warmly inscribed by the author on a tipped-in sheet, replacing the front free end paper. Very Good, with light fraying to cloth at corners and spine ends, pages toned and with light occasional spotting, end papers replaced. Lacks the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        A propos de notes sur les questions de change et de crise de la livre.

      Lettre autographe en français, signée AN SALAZAR, à l'entête du Ministerio das Finanças-cabinet do Ministro, datée 6/ X /1931.4 pages in-4° au filigrane de la couronne royale et de la date de 1509, adressées à un interlocuteur français qu'il ne peut recevoir. Homme d'Etat portugais, fils d'un cultivateur, professeur d'économie financière puis Ministre des finances, il était Président du Conseil depuis 1932.

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        Signed Copyright Agreement for " The Cat and the Fiddle"

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. DS, 2 pages, 8.5 x 13.5 inches, December 22, 1931. The Assignment of Canadian Copyright, signed by songwriting partners Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach by which they convey a certain title, song, words, music and musical work entitled 'She Didn't Say Yes' (From - Cat and the Fiddle)' and the exclusive right to have and obtain copyright therein in its own name in Canada, and all of the Canadian copyright therein..." Signed at the conclusion in fountain pen, "Jerome Kern" and "Otto Harbach," and countersigned by witness Rose Kohner and the Notary Public. In fine condition.<br>The Cat and the Fiddle is a musical with lyrics and book by Otto Harbach. The original Broadway production opened at the Globe Theatre on October 15, 1931, moved to the George M. Cohan Theater on May 24, 1932, and ran for a total of 395 performances, an unusual success for the Depression years. The show , about a composer and an opera singer, was created as a vehicle for actress and violinist Odette Myrtil and features the popular Jerome Kern songs "She Didn't Say Yes" and "The Night Was Made for Love". A film version starring Jeanette MacDonald and Ramon Novarro was made by MGM in 1934.<br style="">

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        Rare Views of Ngapali Beach & Military Police Force

      Burma, India, 1931-1936. Photograph album of a high-ranking officer who served with the Rangoon Battalions of the Burma Military Police, containing scenes in Burma from 1931-1933, mostly centered in Rangoon where he was posted, as well as tours throughout India from 1935-1936, and a scant few images from a leave taken in England in between. Contains 113 gelatin silver print photographs and 1 photographic postcard, with detailed manuscript captions, mounted with corners onto black cardstock leaves. Oblong 8vo. black cloth 'Cambrian' album measuring approximately 29,5 x 24 cm. Photographs vary in size, the smallest measuring approximately 8,5 x 6 cm, and the largest 11 x 15 cm. Over half of the album is centered in British Burma, with 64 photographs providing a unique window into the charmed life of a colonial military police officer, as well as a glimpse of indigenous custom. Identified only as George, with the initials G.C.B., the officer served under Brigadier John Francis Bowerman (1857-1934) who is seen in the album with George, and who is renowned for his leadership of the para-military police force in Burma. Views center around Officer George's travels, special events of the Burma Military Police, equestrian competitions and sporting events in which he participated. Some significant persons connected to colonial Burma are seen in the album, including Captain John Francis Bowerman Assistant Commandant of the Burma Military Police, and Colonel Welbourne, Chief of the Police Service. The original photographs of Ngapali from the era of British rule are especially scarce, this album containing eight (8) lovely views. Officer George and his wife stayed in a large bungalow on the beach there. Here he observes local fishermen working together at hauling long nets into the Bay of Bengal. The earliest event captured in these views is the Proclamation Parade held 1 January 1931 in Rangoon (Yangon), where officer George was posted. Other photographs taken the same year show river journeys to small villages, as well as the officer's posh residence. Christmas 1931 was spent in Rangoon. In 1932, evidently Officer George's influence, and perhaps also with his funds, an outdoor spectator's club house was built. Sojourns of the country included Sandoway (Thwande), Andrews Bay (near Kathit Island and Headlam Point), and in December, together with his wife, a riverboat cruise to Paletwa (Palangvum) on a steam vessel called the Hector. Views of Paletwa show but a few cottage style dwellings dispersed in a valley. An "Inspector General Parade" held January 1933 shows the Burma Military Police standing in formation for inspection, Officer George and Captain Lyle on horseback, and being saluted by Police Chief Colonel Welbourne. Other events in 1933 include the Rangoon Horse Show, officer George being a prize winner in the jumping competition, an event at Kokine swimming club, and a polo match. In one of the polo tournament photographs George poses with team mates, one of whom is Brigadier John Francis Bowerman, and their opponents, which include a Captain de Salis and Geoffrey Bostock who was at the time the manager of Bombay Burma Trading Corporation and later an Air Evacuation Officer at Schwebo during WWII. Officer George and his team evidently won the Lim Chin Tsong Polo Cup in Rangoon in 1933. [The Lim Chin Tsong Polo Cup Tournament in Rangoon was started in 1917] The Burma Military Police (B.M.P.) was created from units of the Indian Army after the suppression of the disorders following the 1852 annexation of the country by the British. The force was expanded in the same manner after the 1885 annexation of Upper Burma following the Third Anglo-Burmese War. European Officers were seconded from the Indian Army (and sometimes from the British Army) and Indian Officers and men were recruited from the Punjab and Nepal. Its purpose of the force was the maintenance of internal security. Whilst maintaining peace among the quarrelsome hill tribes, the officers gained excellent experience in military operations in Burma's jungle-covered mountainous frontier lands. A special manual published by the Burma Military Police in 1902 became the primary and authoritative source for jungle warfare training. The manual was revised in 1928. It was strictly officers and men of the Burma Military Police who were trained in jungle warfare in Burma in the 1920s and 1930s, and they were regularly tested on infantry tactics in the jungle, and inspected annually. As such, officer George would have been one of the select officers specially trained in jungle warfare. The frontier battalions of the Burma Military Police were reorganized into a special army, in April 1937, becoming the Burma Frontier Force. In 1932, at the time of these photographs, the strength of the Burma Military Police was distributed as follows: Rangoon (2 battalions); Mandalay (1 battalion); Chin Hills (1 battalion); Lashio (Northern Shan States Battalion); Taunggyi (Southern Shan States Battalion); Bhamo (1 battalion); Myitkyina (1 battalion); and Pyawbwe (reserve battalion). In 1930 the Burma Military Police began training wireless operators for the Army. By 1934 a comprehensive wireless network was established throughout the country. Following a visit to Cornwall, England, in August 1934, illustrated in 14 photographs, it seems that officer George and his wife have returned to the Indian subcontinent and settled in Poona (Pune), From 1935 to 1936, the couple visited some of the country's most notable cities and monuments, the present album containing 36 photographs. Photographs from India capture tranquil views of Karwar, Karnataka, and the nearby beach of Belekeri, and an early visit to the Bhatghar Dam (Lloyd Dam) which was constructed only eight years prior in 1927, and the headquarters of the Indian Armed Forces, in the Secretariat building which was built in New Delhi from 1912-1927. As far as antiquity is concerned, we find photographs of the tomb of Jahangir at Shahdara Bagh on the outskirts of Lahore, a single photograph of the small Sas-bahu Temple at Gwalior Fort, and the ornamental Anup Talao pool and central platform, built for Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great, in Fatehpur Sikri in the late sixteenth century, surrounded by important royal buildings including Akbar's residence, and partly restored under Lord Cruzon (1859-1925). In Delhi, the couple also photographed the Qutub Minar iron pillar situated in the Qutub complex and famous for its testament to skillful ironwork of ancient times. They paid a visit to Fort Delhi, including here views of the hammam (emperor's bath house). And, at Agra in February 1936, they preserved photographs of the tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah and its exquisite minarets, the Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque) at Agra Fort, and of course the Taj Mahal. Brigadier John Francis Bowerman (1857-1934), C.B.E., K.P.M., served in the British Army from 1914 until 1918, transferring to the British Indian Army in 1918 and serving until 1946. He is most notable for his service with the Burma Military Police, which coincided with the expansion of the Myitkyina Battalion of the B.M.P. (by far the largest unit in the force) into two separate units, the Eastern and Western Myitkyina Battalions. He served on the Northwest Frontier of India, 1930-31, and was seconded to Burma from 26th January 1931, Burma Military Police, being appointed Assistant Commandant. He fought in the Saya San Rebellion, Burma, 1930-32, and became Commandant of the Myitkyina Battalion, Burma Frontier Force, in 1937. He was Inspector General of Burma Frontier Force, in 1938 until his 9 month leave. Upon his return, from 1938-1942 he was Commandant of the Southern Shan States Battalion, Burma Frontier Force. He became Liaison Officer to Chinese Army in the Southern Shan States, April 1942, and assumed command of the Burma Frontier Force in Myitkyina on 4 May. On 1st October 1942, he was assigned as Brigadier-General, C.O. 2nd Burma Brigade in India, following which he was made Commander of British troops at Fort Herz in North Burma. After spending several years in Burma, Bowerman left this post to become the British liaison officer to the Chinese 6th Army. He was granted the award of CBE in 1946.

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        Holzfällen. Eine Erregung.

      320 (1) Seiten 8, gebundene Ausgabe, grauer Original-Leineneinband mit Schutzumschlag, dieser mininal bestoßen und leicht aufgehellt, obere Deckelkante leicht lichrandig, ansonsten das Buch sauber und frisch, auf dem Titel vom Autor signiert. Niclaas Thomas Bernhard (* 9. Februar 1931 in Heerlen, Niederlande + 12. Februar 1989 in Gmunden, Österreich) war ein österreichischer Schriftsteller. Er zählt zu den bedeutendsten deutschsprachigen Autoren der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts. Wir wünschen über die Feiertage entspannte Lesestunden u. eine schöne Weihnachtszeit !

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        LES CHIENS DE CHASSE

      Saint-Étienne. 1931. Tela. 87Pág. 30X20. Magnífico tratado de Perros de Caza en francés. Contiene 80 Bellas láminas. Raríssimo ejemplar. Ref 3.5 Biblioteca A.

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        Selecta Fungorum Carpologia

      Clarendon Press, Oxford 1931 - 3 volumes in original green cloth, light wear at edges, corners slightly bumped, very clean internally. Laid in is a manuscript copy of the 1st paragraph of the editor's preface and a typed correction of the second, a full typescript of the editor's preface with a few changes and the stamp of The Clarendon Press and a typescript of the translator's preface with a few corrections and the final paragraph in manuscript and signed by W.B. Grove the translator. Volume 1 with a presentation bookplate to mycologist G.C. Ainsworth. A nice clean copy. xxviii, 247, 5 Plates; xxii, 302, 34 Plates; xvii, 206, 22 Plates Size: Folio. 3-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Science & Technology; Botany; Inventory No: 046171. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        WIEN UND BUDAPEST Handbuch Für Reisende

      Leipzig: Karl Baedeker. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1931. Hardcover. "Mit 8 Karten, 8 Plänen und 13 Grundrissen". This book is in remarable shape. Very scarce with DJ; 16mo; 228 pages .

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        lettre tapuscrite signée avec 2 lignes autographes

      IN4 datee 1 octobre 1931,adressée a Mlle Suzanne Chambaud,Lyon,au sujet des soieries lyonnaises Typed Letter signed, "Paul Poiret",enveloppe tapuscrite jointe

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        ORIGINAL STEICHEN PHOTOGRAPH - Ann Harding, 1931

      - A silver gelatin photograph by the important Luxembourgish-American photographer and curator Edward Steichen, titled Ann Harding, 1931, posthumously printed in 1986. The image depicts the famed American actress wearing a stark white ruffled blouse, standing amongst foliage blowing in the wind, before a structure with a red-tiled roof, under a clear blue sky with sparse, wispy clouds. The photograph is float-mounted on white ground, presented behind glass in a black composite frame. A hanging wire and a label with additional information about the piece are attached to the verso.  From an unnumbered edition of 100.  17.25" W x 21.25" H x 1.75" D

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        Selbstbildnis eines jungen Malers". Expressionistisches Selbstbildnis. Mit 3 lyrischen Vierzeilern. Federzeichnung auf Papier, monogrammiert und datiert sowie mit einer Widmung für (seine Freundin) Anneliese Wittkowsky zum 24. Dezember

      Format: 28,6 x 21 cm. *Machemehl war ein deutscher Maler. 1931-34 Kunststudium bei Dannenberg. Danach Ausstellungen in Berlin und ostdeutschen Städten. Kontakt zu Schmidt-Rottluff, woraus sich eine dauerhafte Malerfreundschaft entwickelte. Nach ersten Erfolgen erteilte die Reichskulturkammer 1937 Berufsverbot und beschlagnahmte seine Bilder in der Galerie Buchholz. Unterstützt von Freunden malte Machemehl weiter. Bis 1945 entstanden ca. 400 Werke, die jedoch bei Kriegsende größtenteils verlorengingen. - Vorliegend eines seiner ersten Werke, ein spontanes und ganz im Stil des Expressionismus ausgeführtes Selbstbildnis, er skizziert hier in Wort und Bild selbstbewußt und fast programmatisch seine Vorstellungen einer jungen Künstlerexistenz. Es ereilte ihn jedoch bald das Schicksal vieler Künstler "der verlorenen Generation": An die hoffnungsvollen Anfänge seiner Künstlerlaufbahn konnte er später nicht mehr anknüpfen. Die vorliegende Zeichnung ist ein bemerkenswertes und exemplarisches Beispiel dieser 'verschollenen' Künstlergeneration und sie nimmt gleichzeitig auch in dem Oeuvre Machmehls eine Sonderstellung ein: Sie ist quasi ein Vermächtnis und sein früher Entwurf einer gedachten Künstleridentität, der dann in den Umständen der NS-Zeit zerbrach. Die pathetischen Zeilen, der ernste und düstere Ausdruck des fast ausgemergelten Gesichts erscheinen ferner wie eine prophetische Vision des kommenden Schicksals. - In der Monographie von E. Jennet ("Der Maler Günter Machemehl"), wurde diese Zeichnung auf Seite 20/21 besprochen und abgebildet. Sie stand dort nur als alte Fotokopie zur Verfügung, das Original war bislang verschollen.

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        Pascin. Préface de Paul Morand [= XXe si?cle, 6]

      Paris: Éditions de Chroniques du Jour, G. di San Lazzaro 1931 OBrosch. (Interimseinband), [46] Seiten Text mit 34 Illustrationen, 48 Planches hors texte, Illustrationen tw. mit Seidenpapier geschützt, Exemplaire No 197 mit einer Gravur von Pascin als Frontispiz (Vénus, Flore et l\'Amour), 22,5 x 28 cm, Rücken mit Verlusten zerrissen, Bindung gelockert, sonst perfekt, insgesamt noch sehr guter Zustand.Jules Pascin, Bibliographie, Werkausgaben

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        Canada Canal Communication. Return to an Address to His Majesty, dated 4 February 1831 - for, Copies of the Correspondence Between the Treasury, The Secretary of State for the Colonies, and the Ordnance on the Canal Communication in Canada

      Whitehall Treasury Chambers, London 1931 - 35 cm. 133p with 6 detached hand-coloured lithographed maps (5 folding) in original blue stiff wraps. Preserved in a custom-made box of blue cloth and marbled paper with gold lettering on spine and front. Some wear and staining to the edges of the paper. Spine very fragile. Pages are clean. Text clear and unmarked. One of only several copies in existence. From ephemeral insert: "This rare report contains all the correspondence, March 1827 to February 1831: relating to the financing and cost of construction of the Rideau and Carillon Canals. The superb maps of which two are by J. Basire and four by J. Arrowsmith are as follows: Plan of the Carillon Canal, by Col. E. W. Durnford 29 x 71 cm; Plan of Part of the Ottawa and North Rivers, by G.D. Hall, 30 x 64 cm; Section of Plan of Part of the Ottawa, by E.W. Durnford, 70 x 35 cm; Longitudinal and Transverse Sections of the Dam at Hog's Back, 28 x 19 cm; Plan of the Line of the Rideau Canal showing the section of each work, by Lt. Col. By. 30 x 67 cm; and Section of the line of the Rideau Canal, by John By, 30 x 41 cm." [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Die Brautnacht: Eine ethnologisch-kulturgeschichtliche u. sexualphysiologische Schilderung ihres Wesens und ihrer Bedeutg Eine Morphologie ihrer Erscheinungsformen. Die legitime Erotik: (Band 1)

      192 S. : mit Abb., zahlr. Taf., 25 cm, Gr.-8, Leinen, 1931. Goldgepr. orig. Leinwand (ohne Schutzumschlag), 192 Seiten mit zahlreichen, teils ganzseitigen Abbildungen, 8 farbigen Tafeln, 7 Tiefdruckbeilagen und 6 auf Karton montierten s/w-Fotografien im Anhang. Einband berieben und etwas fleckig, Rücken aufgehellt und an Kopf und Fuß berieben und bestoßen, Buchblock locker in den Gelenken und an den Tafeln mehrfach gebrochen, Bindung gelockert, S. 71 bis S. 74 samt Tafel lose, die übrigen Tafeln locker, Seiten gelegentlich etwas braunfleckig. Im Ganzen akzeptables Exemplar.

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        Archive of 14 original photographs of movie theater marquees, circa 1930s

      N.p., N.p. 1931 - Archive of 14 vintage photographs of movie theaters circa 1931. Each with a holograph pencil notation on the verso identifying the theater and city. Three photographs with the photographer's stamp bearing his name and Reading, PA address on the verso. Films by Warner Brothers, Fox, Columbia, Paramount, and RKO are represented in the archive. Seven of photographs have the stamp of photographer Jack Thamm, and feature theaters from Thamm's native Pennsylvania, while the remainder show theaters from as far afield as St. Louis, MO, Santa Barbara, CA, and Sheboygan, WI. Many of the images show the theaters in the larger context of the places they resided, featuring the street, other shop fronts and signage, pedestrians, and cars. Theaters represented in the archive include Capitol, Shubert, Regent, and Warner theaters, as well as independently owned cinemas. The penciled notations on the verso of each photograph are all in the same hand, likely indicating all the photographs were shot by Thamm.In addition to providing striking images of the single screen, art deco influenced movie theaters that dominated American cities and towns between the wars, the archive also provides a window into film exhibition and advertising. The films showcased on the marquees include well remembered pre-code film such as "Star Witness," "The Public Enemy," and "Mammy," and stars such as James Cagney, Jean Arthur, and Fay Wray, as well as more time-obscured films and stars such as "Party Husband" (Dorothy Mackaill) and "Laugh and Get Rich" (Dorothy Lee, Edna May Oliver). Finally, a few of the photographs also show the ways theaters attempted entice the the movie going public inside, and presumably away from the competition, including showcasing their "perfected Vitaphone and Movietone" sound systems, air conditioning making it "cooler inside," and, most intriguingly, the Shubert Theater in Pittsburgh advertising "living models" on stage and "for men only" for a Bud Pollard exploitation double feature of "Rio's Road to Hell" (1931) and "Girls for Sale" (1927). Sadly, in a competitive market place brought on by the Great Depression these gimmicks did not always work, and two of images captured closed and boarded up theaters. After enlisting in WWI, Jack Thamm worked as a reporter and photographer for "The Reading [PA] Times" before launching his own photography business, and working as a police photographer. He reenlisted in the Marines during World War II, and died of a heart attack at 48 shortly after the war. Photographs roughly 7 x 5.25 inches (18 x 13 cm). Generally about Near Fine.

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        A L'Intérieur de la Vue - 8 Poemes visibles - Nr. 313 (Auflage: 600), 1948

      Broschiert, mit farbig illustriertem Umschlag (mit Wiederholung des Titels). 21 x 14 cm, 39 ganzseitige, (hiervon 7 farb.) Repros nach Collagen, die Max Ernst 1931 fertigte. Die Gedichte von Paul Eluard sind 1946 entstanden. Überschriften und Initialen in Violett gedruckt. Umschlag aus Pergamin-Papier. 610 numerierte Exemplare, hier Nr. 313 Text Französisch Umschlag etwas angebräunt, leicht bestoßen, kaum angeschmutzt, Umschlag-Rückseite mit sehr kleiner Beschädigung, Einband nahezu ohne Gebrauchsspuren, sauber, Schnitt etwas angebräunt, sauber, Seiten kaum angebräunt, sauber, guter Zustand.

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        DE TARENTAISE EN MAURIENNE. Aquarelles , Dessins au Broux de Noix et au Roseau.Peintures. eau-forte et texte de André-Charles Coppier. Librairie Dardel. Chambéry.( 1931).1 volume in 4 .

      Exemplaire du tirage de tête. N° 62/110 sur papier d'Annam. contenant une eau-forte originale " Les deux soeurs ", paraphée par l'auteur.Broché. Etat parfait. TRES BEL EXEMPLAIRE . Seuls les 110 exemplaires du tirage de tête comportent l'eau-forte.

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        Pascin. Préface de Paul Morand [= XXe siècle, 6]

      Paris: Éditions de Chroniques du Jour, G. di San Lazzaro 1931 - OBrosch. (Interimseinband), [46] Seiten Text mit 34 Illustrationen, 48 Planches hors texte, Illustrationen tw. mit Seidenpapier geschützt, Exemplaire No 197 mit einer Gravur von Pascin als Frontispiz (Vénus, Flore et l'Amour), 22,5 x 28 cm, Rücken mit Verlusten zerrissen, Bindung gelockert, sonst perfekt, insgesamt noch sehr guter Zustand. Book Language/s: fr [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Wuthering Heights.

      New York: Random House,, 1931. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in green morocco, titles to spine, raised bands, twin rule to boards, floral endpapers, gilt edges. With 12 wood engravings by Clare Leighton. A fine copy. First Leighton trade edition.

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        Collected Ghost Stories.

      London: Edward Arnold and Co.,, 1931. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in black morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, black and white patterned endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First collected edition.

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        Five

      Farrar & Rinehart New York (1931) - First Edition. G. Hartmann dustjacket art. Rare mystery novel of "gun-fire and airships, of love and revenge," involving a pilot who sets out to avenge his father's death by finding the five men responsible. Very Scarce first edition by this pseudonym of Raoul Whitfield, especially so in dustjacket. Almost Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, some tiny nicks at spine ends, modest soiling to white panels. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        These 13

      Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1931 Signed limited edition, this is number 30 of 299 signed by Faulkner. One of the smallest limitations of the Faulkner signed limiteds. Near fine condition in a handsome matching custom-made slipcase.

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        Peter Pan and Wendy Decorated by Gwynedd M Hudson

      4to. London: Hodder and Stoughton, (1931?). 4to, 272 pp. Illustrated throughout with 21 full-page color plates and many more in text and margins by G.M. Hudson. Full crushed blue morocco extra, upper cover tooled and stamped in gilt with black and grey morocco inlays, all edges gilt. Signed AJ [Arthur Johnson] 1978. Enclosed in a quarter blue morocco and cloth box lettered in gilt and stamped with the owner’s name on the top. A perfectly preserved designer binding. A scarce and desirable edition of this classic children’s book, one of a very few books illustrated by the talented Gwynedd Hudson whose “Alice” is her best known book. This title is lavishly illustrated on almost every page in vibrant colors, much brighter than her rather dark “Alice”. The binding was created for the late California collector Edwin Mayall for his 14 year-old daughter Patty who later suggested color schemes and overall designs in letters to Johnson that were themselves so artistic that Johnson invited her to come and study calligraphy and design with him in England. Loker, Grolier Children’s 100, #63. See British Bookbinding Today, p.29. Modern British Bookbinding (exhibition catalogue) p.17.

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      Paris, Librairie de France, 1931. 10 vols in-8. Demi-maroquin prune à coins, dos à nerfs orné de filets dorés, titre et auteur dorés, vignette peinte dans le caisson central différente pour chacun des volumes, tranches dorées, exemplaires à toutes marges, couvertures et dos de papiers de couleurs différentes conservés. [YSEUX Suc. de SIMIER].Chaque volume est illustré par un artiste différent : Dunoyer de Segonzac, Jean-Louis Forain, Pierre Devaux, Dignimont, Boussingault, Pierre Falké, Gus Bofa, Jean Marchand, Jean Oberlé et André Villeboeuf. Tirage à 2675 exemplaires, celui-ci hors-commerce imprimés pour les héritiers de l'auteur et pour les artistes, sur Hollande Van Gelder.Les illustrations hors-texte sont en deux états. Avec la signature autographe de Jean Oberlé sur la page de titre du tome 9.Charmante série ornée de vignettes peintes représentant différents personnages de Courteline. On peut supposer qu'elles aient été peintes par Jean Oberlé lui-même.Quelques rousseurs sur certains feuillets.

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        Scarce Typed Letter Signed on "Pierpont-Morgan Library" stationery

      New York, 1931. unbound. 1 page, 11 x 8 inches, New York City, February 7, 1931, to acclaimed military surgeon Frank Lester Pleadwell, in full: "In reply to your letter of January 31, we will be very glad to have you make any use you desire of the Halleck and Drake's Croaker poems in this library, of which we sent you Photostats." Minor fraying at the right-hand margin, but still in very good condition. African-American librarian, who as the personal assistant to J.P. Morgan, and later his estate, from 1905 to 1948, personally helped amass one of the world's greatest libraries of books, rare manuscripts, and art. Note: Belle da Costa Greene was born Belle Marian Greener, the daughter of the first black man to graduate Harvard, changed her name, obliterated her true background, invented a Portuguese ancestry, and successfully "passed" for white in turn-of-the-century New York Society, never acknowledging her African lineage. All of this might help to explain why she is absent from some of the most prestigious and permanent collections of Africa-American history. There are currently no offerings on the internet of anything signed by da Costa Greene.

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