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        La.Fi.) Die Lagerfibel. (Ein Wegweiser für den inneren Dienstbetrieb in den F.A.D-Lagern).

      Mit 38 Bildern u. Zeichn. i. Text. 73 (1) S., 1 Bl. Halbleinen d. Zeit. m. 2 Rückenschildern. 18x13 cm. - ein Vorsatzblatt fehlt, Vor- und Nachsatz etw. fleckig. -- äußerst selten! -- Der Freiwillige Arbeitsdienst (kurz FAD) war ein 1931 eingeführtes öffentlich gefördertes Beschäftigungsprogramm der Reichsanstalt für Arbeitsvermittlung und Arbeitslosenversicherung der Weimarer Republik. Zu den Trägern zählten Jugendbünde, Verbände, politische Parteien, konfessionelle Vereinigungen, Jugendgruppen, Bewegungen aller Art, Gewerkschaften, aber auch Militärfreunde und gegner. Ende 1931 umfasste die Organisation zunächst nur 6.800 Personen. [10] Bis Mitte 1932 stieg deren Zahl aber auf 97.000 Freiwillige an. Im Dezember 1932 erfuhren rund mehr als 241.000 Personen eine Förderung als Arbeitsdienstwillige im FAD. Nach der Machtübernahme Hitlers entstand 1935 schließlich der Reichsarbeitsdienst (RAD), der für männliche Jugendliche zwischen 18 und 25 Jahren verpflichtend war. (zit. nach Wikipedia). -- Nach der "Notverordnung des Reichspräsidenten zum Schutz von Volk und Staat" vom 28. Februar 1933 und der damit verknüpften legalen Aufstellung der Hilfspolizei "zur Abwehr kommunistischer staatsgefährdender Gewaltakte" die Verhaftungswelle. Sie ermöglichte die "Schutzhaft" als vorbeugende Maßnahme zur "Ausschaltung der von staatsfeindlichen Elementen drohenden Gefahren". Zunächst wurden Funktionäre der KPD "in Schutzhaft genommen". Ihnen folgten bald Sozialdemokraten, Mitglieder des Reichsbanners, Gewerkschafter, Intellektuelle, widerstrebende bürgerliche Politiker und innerparteiliche Widersacher. Bald waren die Polizeigefängnisse überfüllt. Auf der Suche nach neuen Unterkünften für die "Schutzhäftlinge" griff man unter anderem auf die FAD-Lager des Reichsbanners zurück und wandelten diese in Konzentrationslager um. In diesen staatlichen Einrichtungen der Polizeidirektion übernahmen SA- oder SS-Hilfstruppen die Bewachung der Häftlinge. (zit. nach Wollenberg: Vom Freiwilligen Arbeitsdienst zum Konzentrationslager) -- Wir akzeptieren VISA und MASTERCARD. Credit cards accepted. ---

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        The World Crisis (Finely bound in 6 volumes)

      London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd, 1931. First editions. Fine. Finely bound by Bayntun - Riviere in full crush red morocco, raised bands on the spines, marbled end papers and all edges gilt. Each book fine, complete with all half-titles, errata maps and plans. Churchill's epic history of the First World War and its aftermath, as seen from his unique position as First Lord of the Admiralty (until his resignation in 1915) and later his active participation in the war. Fine.

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

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

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        Narziss und Goldmund, mit dem sehr seltenen ORIGINALUMSCHLAG DER ERSTAUSGABE

      Hermann Hesse Narziss und Goldmund S. Fischer Verlag Berlin 19301.-20. Tausend, 417 Seiten Erstausgabe, vgl. Wilpert/Güring 169 Mit dem extrem seltenen ORIGINAL-SCHUTRZUMSCHLAG der ERSTAUFLAGE! Fälschlicherweise wird häufig der illustrierte Schutzumschlag von Hans Meid als OU benannt. Dieser wurde ausschließlich nur für Folgeauflagen ab 1931/1932 ausgeliefert. Im Impressum ist dieses auch so benannt. (siehe hierzu Bilder 9 und 10 dieser Anzeige). Der typografische Schutzumschlag der Erstauflage wurde von E.R. Weiß gestaltet, wie auch der legendäre Schutzumschlag für den "Steppenwolf". Erst in den folgenden Dreissiger Jahren wurden Hesse-Ausgaben des Fischer Verlages mit illustrierten Schutzumschlägen (von Hans Meid und Gunter Böhmer) veröffentlicht. Der Rücken des Schutzumschlages mit Fleck/Läsur, sowie Bräunung. Der Umschlag mit minimalen Verfärbungen, insgesamt aber in erstaunlich gutem Zustand, wohl mit fachmännisch augezeichnet gemachten kleinen Ergänzungen. Das Buch selber in sehr gutem und frischem Zustand erhalten, bedingt durch den Schutz des Umschlages. Keinerlei Eintragungen oder Flecken. Ergänzt wird alles durch Original-Verlagswerbung des Fischer Verlages. Der Schutzumschlag im "Dust-Jacket-Protector". Eine der wenigen Gelegenheiten eines der Hauptwerke des Autors in dieser Erhaltung und Vollständigkeit zu erwerben. Bei Interesse übersende ich gerne weitere aussagefähige Fotos des Exemplars und bei Fragen fragen!

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        Die weissen Blätter (18 Mappen und Bde.). 1913: Hefte 1-3 1914: 5-11/12 1915: 1-12 1916: 1-12 1917: 1-7 1918: 1-6 1919: 1-12 1920: 1-12 (insgesamt 72 Hefte).

      8, je ca. 80 S., HPerg.-Mappe m. losen Heften (1931-14) danach gebunden HPerg., Hefte etwas angeschmutzt, Diese anfangs von und ab 1915 von René Schickele redigierte Monatsschrift ist ein wichtiges Organ des Expressionismus. Die Zeitschrift, insgesamt sieben Jahrgänge (1913-1920), wird 1913-1915 vom Leipziger Verlag der Weißen Bücher, 1916-1917 bei Rascher in Zürich, 1918 im Verlag der Weißen Blätter in Bern und 1919-1920 bei Paul Cassirer in Berlin herausgegeben. Zu den Mitarbeitern der Weißen Blätter gehören u.a. Paul Adler, Henri Barbusse, Gottfried Benn, Eduard Bernstein, Franz Blei, Max Brod, Martin Buber, Theodor Däubler, Kasimir Edschmid, Albert Ehrenstein, Carl Einstein, Friedrich Wilhelm Foerster, Leonhard Frank, S. Friedlaender, George Grosz, Ferdinand Hardekopf, Wilhelm Hausenstein, Hermann Hesse, Kurt Hiller, Annette Kolb, Paul Kornfeld, Else Lasker-Schüler, Rudolf Leonhard, Mechtild Lichnowsky, Heinrich Mann, Gustav Meyrink, Robert Musil, Otto Pick, Max Scheler, René Schickele, E.E. Schwabach, Ernst Stadler, Carl Steinherij, André Suarès, Theodor Tagger, Robert Walser, Ernst Weiß, Felix Weltsch, Franz Werfel, Alfred Wolfenstein und Paul Zech.

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        Hamiltonian Systems and Transformations in Hilbert Space" (Koopman) AND "Proof of the Ergodic Theorem" (Birkhoff) AND "Proof of the Ergodic Theorem" (Birkhoff) in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Vol. 17, 1931, Washington DC: National Academy of Sciences, pp. 315-318, pp. 650-660, pp. 656-660

      Mac Printing Co, Eaton 1931 - BOUND FIRST EDITION OF BOTH SEMINAL PAPERS IN STATISTICAL MECHANICS - KOOPMAN'S INDIVIDUAL ERGODIC THEOREM, THE BEGINNING OF MODERN ERGODIC THEORY AND BIRKHOFF'S TWO PAPERS, ONE STATING HIS MEAN ERGODIC THEOREM AND THE SECOND, PROVING IT. Ergodic theory is a branch of mathematics examining dynamical systems with an invariant measure and related problems, its development was motivated by problems of statistical physics. The theorems Koopman and Birkhoff put forth in this volume "were of great significance both in mathematics and in statistical mechanics. In statistical mechanics they provided a key insight into a 60 year old fundamental problem of the subject - namely, the rationale for the hypothesis that time averages can be set equal to phase averages" (Moore, Ergodic Theorem, Ergodic Theory, and Statistical Mechanics, January 2015). Ergodic theory developed as something of an offshoot from the work on the kinetic theory of gases of Boltzman and Maxwell. "The strategy underlying ergodic theory is to focus on simple yet relevant models to obtain deeper insights about notions that are pertinent to the foundations of statistical mechanics while avoiding unnecessary technical complications. Ergodic theory abstracts away from dynamical associations including forces, potential and kinetic energies, and the like? It focuses on certain structural and dynamical features that are deemed essential to understanding the nature of the seemingly random behaviour of deterministically evolving physical systems. The selected features were carefully integrated, and the end result is a mathematical construct that has proven to be very effective in revealing deep insights that would otherwise have gone unnoticed" (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy).The modern form of ergodic theory began with the Koopman paper offered here, a work that has been the backbone of statistical mechanics since its appearance. von Neumann's development of his Hilbert space formulation of quantum mechanics in the late 1920s "inspired Koopman [put forth in this 1931 paper] to develop a Hilbert space formulation of classical statistical mechanics. In both cases, the formula for the time evolution of the state of a system corresponds to a unitary operator that is defined on a Hilbert space; a unitary operator is a type of measure-preserving transformation" (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). "Koopman's observation was simultaneously a challenge and a hint. If there is an intimate connection between measure preserving transformations and unitary operators, then the known analytic theory of such operators must surely give some information about the geometric behavior of the transformations" (Halmos, 91). By October of the same year, von Neumann had the answer; the answer was the mean ergodic theorem; he used Koopman's innovation to prove what has come to be called the mean ergodic theorem- but he didn't publish it until 1932. Birkhoff, however, built immediately upon Koopman's work and published both his ergodic theorem and his proof of his theorem in 1931 and in this volume. Though von Neumann believed Birkhoff used some of the ideas he had yet to publish and was displeased to be scooped, he also stated that "Birkhoff informed us that he had another proof which showed even somewhat more than mine: Instead of mean convergence, he could prove convergence everywhere excepted on a set of measure 0" (Nadis, A History in Sum). CONDITION & DETAILS: Eaton: Mack Printing Company. 4to (10 x 7 inches; 250 x 175mm). Volume has been handsomely rebound in aged brown cloth (identical to original binding). Gilt-lettered and dated at the spine. Solidly and tightly bound. New endpapers. Bright and clean throughout. Near fine condition in every way. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        HEXAPLA die komplette Bibelausgabe

      HEXAPLA die komplette Bibelausgabe Hexapla Bibel Komplettsatz AT (4 Bände) und NT (2 Bänd) Die Bibel in einer einzigartigen Zusammenstellung. Sechs deutsche Übersetzungen auf einen Blick (Altes Testament) : - Zürcher Bibel (1931) - Lutherbibel (1984) - Franz Eugen Schlachter-Bibel (1952) - Revidierte Elberfelder Bibel (1985) - Bibelübersetzung nach Menge 1949 / 11.Auflage) - Übersetzung N.H. Tur-Sinai (1905) Sechs deutsche Übersetzungen auf einen Blick (Neues Testament) : - Zürcher Bibel (1931) - Lutherbibel (1984) - Franz Eugen Schlachter-Bibel revidierte Fassung / 1998) - Revidierte Elberfelder Bibel (1985 / 1991) - Bibelübersetzung nach Menge 1949 / 11.Auflage) - Nichtrevidierte Elberfelder Bibel (1905) Als absolute Besonderheit ist eine weitere Ausgabe des neuen Testamentes mit der Übersetzung von Adolf Meister dabei. Diese ist kaum noch erhältlich und eine absolute Rarität. Sechs deutsche Übersetzungen auf einen Blick (Neues Testament) : - Dr. h.c. Dr. theol. Abraham Meister (Ersterscheinung) - Martin Luther (Text 1912) - Franz Eugen Schlachter-Bibel (1952) - Revidierte Elberfelder Bibel (1985 / 3. Auflage 1986) - Bibelübersetzung nach Menge (1926 / 11.Auflage 1949) - Ludwig Albrecht (1926 / 14. Auflage 1988) Alle Bände sind in einem für das Alter sehr gutem Zustand. Die Bände werden nur zusammen abgegeben !! Für Kenner und Bibelstudierende eine kleine Kostbarkeit. Wie gesagt kaum noch zu bekommen. Versicherter Versand ist im Preis inbegriffen!!

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        La Femme au pesage.

      1931 - Paris, André Dantan imprimeur, 1931, in-folio, en feuilles, sous couverture rouge rempliée, titre imprimé en noir; DON (Bucarest 1894-1985) accentue, dans cet album, les travers des femmes qui sont passionnées par le monde des courses de chevaux. Cette réunion de trente-six dessins hors-texte coloriés à la main par André Dantan caricature "aimablement" leurs silhouettes et leurs physionomies. Tirage limité à 250 exemplaires numérotés et signés par l'artiste. Restaurations à la couverture, taches internes et fines piqûres. Livres

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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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        The Art of Wave Riding

      Hollywood, CA: The Cloister Press, 1931. First Edition. Octavo. Limited. 3 preliminary leaves, 26 pages, photographic illustrations. This rare item is in as new condition of which only 500 copies were printed and has been sought after by the most serious collector of surfing books. It is considered the first important book on surfing (see The Encyclopedia of Surfing, p. 158). Ron Drummond was one of the three great California surfers in the late 1920's and 30's (although he was still surfing in his early 80's). From his experimenting with a canoe at age 14 in the Hermosa surf (which a powerful surf broke in two), he became a well known surfer and an expert on the five different breaks at Dana's Killer Point [before developers ended its attraction to serious surfers]. Surfer Magazine which was founded at Dana Point has over the decades featured article on Ron Drummond and his role in history. He introduced people to terms such as "glide waves" and "sand busters". He writes: "One feels sorry for those who have not learned to enjoy surf swimming..."To spend a day in the sand developing a 'beautiful tan' is pleasant; but the real pleasure of a trip to the beach is derived from playing in the breakers." Bound in stiff paper wraps.

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        The Waves

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1931 - First edition. 8vo. 325, (1) pp. Recent half dark blue calf over matching cloth boards, spine with raised bands, gilt to the compartments, top edge gilt. A small amount of spotting towards the front of the book, else an excellent copy. Kirkpatrick, A16.

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        How to Play Baseball

      Cosmopolitan, 1931 A very good first edition of one of the rarest baseball and Babe Ruth books. The 1931 Cosmopolitan first edition of his book, How to Play Baseball. Comes with a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Salmon fishing

      - "London seeley service & Co. ltd, 1931. The lonsdale library volum X. Ex libris del antiguo propietario.Ejemplar numerado (nº 229) y firmado por el autor. 472 páginas + mapas. Con 214 figuras y 111 láminas. Al final del libro tiene una lámina cerrada de "moscas", que han sido especialmente para este volumen. Encuadernación en piel con dorados. Papel hilo. Precioso ejemplar. 26x18 cm. [LS/005147-5147]"

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        Original Lithograph

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

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        Apocalypse.

      G. Orioli, Flornce 1931 - First edition, 1 of 750 copies. "Lugarno Series No. 6." Tall 8vo., orig. red paper boards, black spine label. Some minor fading around the perimeter of the boards, more significant fading at the spine ends, else a very nice copy without rubbing or wear, in the d/w which is chipped at the extremities, sunned on the spine and has a stain on the upper panel. Scarce in d/w. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sanctuary

      Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith 1931 - First Edition, First Printing. This First Issue dustjacket is rich in color and has the publisher's $2.50 printed price present on the front flap with minor to the spine. The book is bound in the publisher's ORIGINAL cloth and is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with some rubbing to the front endpaper. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hamiltonian Systems and Transformations in Hilbert Space" (Koopman) AND "Proof of the Ergodic Theorem" (Birkhoff) AND "Proof of the Ergodic Theorem" (Birkhoff) in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Vol. 17, 1931, Washington DC: National Academy of Sciences, pp. 315-318, pp. 650-660, pp. 656-660

      BOUND FIRST EDITION OF BOTH SEMINAL PAPERS IN STATISTICAL MECHANICS - KOOPMAN'S INDIVIDUAL ERGODIC THEOREM, THE BEGINNING OF MODERN ERGODIC THEORY AND BIRKHOFF'S TWO PAPERS, ONE STATING HIS MEAN ERGODIC THEOREM AND THE SECOND, PROVING IT. Ergodic theory is a branch of mathematics examining dynamical systems with an invariant measure and related problems, its development was motivated by problems of statistical physics. The theorems Koopman and Birkhoff put forth in this volume "were of great significance both in mathematics and in statistical mechanics. In statistical mechanics they provided a key insight into a 60 year old fundamental problem of the subject - namely, the rationale for the hypothesis that time averages can be set equal to phase averages" (Moore, Ergodic Theorem, Ergodic Theory, and Statistical Mechanics, January 2015). Ergodic theory developed as something of an offshoot from the work on the kinetic theory of gases of Boltzman and Maxwell. "The strategy underlying ergodic theory is to focus on simple yet relevant models to obtain deeper insights about notions that are pertinent to the foundations of statistical mechanics while avoiding unnecessary technical complications. Ergodic theory abstracts away from dynamical associations including forces, potential and kinetic energies, and the like… It focuses on certain structural and dynamical features that are deemed essential to understanding the nature of the seemingly random behaviour of deterministically evolving physical systems. The selected features were carefully integrated, and the end result is a mathematical construct that has proven to be very effective in revealing deep insights that would otherwise have gone unnoticed" (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). The modern form of ergodic theory began with the Koopman paper offered here, a work that has been the backbone of statistical mechanics since its appearance. von Neumann's development of his Hilbert space formulation of quantum mechanics in the late 1920s "inspired Koopman [put forth in this 1931 paper] to develop a Hilbert space formulation of classical statistical mechanics. In both cases, the formula for the time evolution of the state of a system corresponds to a unitary operator that is defined on a Hilbert space; a unitary operator is a type of measure-preserving transformation" (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). "Koopman's observation was simultaneously a challenge and a hint. If there is an intimate connection between measure preserving transformations and unitary operators, then the known analytic theory of such operators must surely give some information about the geometric behavior of the transformations" (Halmos, 91). By October of the same year, von Neumann had the answer; the answer was the mean ergodic theorem; he used Koopman's innovation to prove what has come to be called the mean ergodic theorem- but he didn't publish it until 1932. Birkhoff, however, built immediately upon Koopman's work and published both his ergodic theorem and his proof of his theorem in 1931 and in this volume. Though von Neumann believed Birkhoff used some of the ideas he had yet to publish and was displeased to be scooped, he also stated that "Birkhoff informed us that he had another proof which showed even somewhat more than mine: Instead of mean convergence, he could prove convergence everywhere excepted on a set of measure 0" (Nadis, A History in Sum). CONDITION & DETAILS: Eaton: Mack Printing Company. 4to (10 x 7 inches; 250 x 175mm). Volume has been handsomely rebound in aged brown cloth (identical to original binding). Gilt-lettered and dated at the spine. Solidly and tightly bound. New endpapers. Bright and clean throughout. Near fine condition in every way.

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        La nouvelle Eurydice

      Grasset 1931 - - Grasset, Paris 1931, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Envoi autographe signé de Marguerite Yourcenar à une demoiselle. Petites déchirures sans gravité en tête et en pied du dos. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of the advance (service de presse) copies. Autograph inscription from Marguerite Yourcenar to a girl. Small tears, not serious, to head and to foot of spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Dos Oraciones a la Virgen. Nuestra Señora de la Cinta , Nuestra Señora de la Buena Leche

      - Paris : Carlos Rodríguez Pintos, 1931. Ejemplar N° 122 / 325 en papel Ronsard. Un dibujo de Alberti ilustrando el poema de Rodríguez Pintos y un dibujo de éste ilustrando el poema de Alberti. 6 hojas sin foliar.29 x 21 x 1 cm [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        What to Eat and Drink in France.

      London: Frederick Warne and Co.,, 1931. A Guide to the characteristic doshes and wines of the French Provinces. Octavo. Brown cloth, pictorial image blocked to front board in turquoise, titles to spine and front cover in turquoise. With the dust jacket. Occasional spotting to pages, in the price clipped dust jacket with toning to spine, moderate wear to extremities. A very good copy. First edition, first printing. From the front flap, This book has been written primarily for the use of visitors to France, to enable them to choose the typical local dishes and wines that are most characteristic of each Province. But it is also hoped that it will prove of value to all interested in the culinary art. The classification of the wines has been done with a thoroughness never before attempted in a work of this description.

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        The Wind in the Willows.

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1931. Large octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, pictorial block gilt to front board, inner dentelles gilt, floral endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrated throughout by E. H. Shepard. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent copy in a fine binding. Signed limited edition, number 57 of 200 large paper copies signed by both Grahame and Shepard. It was through A. A. Milne's involvement with Toad of Toad Hall, the dramatic version of The Wind in the Willows, that E. H. Shepard was first introduced to Kenneth Grahame. This led to their partnership in producing a new edition illustrated by Shepard, still one of the most popular of all versions of The Wind in the Willows.

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        Old Man Coyote (First Edition)

      John Day. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1931. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover. First Edition. 1931. Book is in Very Good Plus condition. Dust Jacket has some wear and chipping, else Very Good. 254 pages. Small owners stamp on title page. John Day publisher. Illustrated by H. M. Stoops. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 254 pages .

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        SULLE SOGLIE DEL CONTINENTE NERO TRIPOLITANIA, SIRTICA, TUNISIA

      PLINIO MAGGI, 1931. ITALIANO 0,4 Con lettera-prefazione di Arnaldo Mussolini, con 72 illustrazioni fuori testo ed una carta geografica, pagine in buonissimo stato di conservazione con rara fioritura, coperta morbida illustrata, leggermente usurata e con lieve fioritura USATO

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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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        Original issues of Transactions of The Oriental Ceramic Society: 1925-1926 (Volume 5); 1926-1927 (Volume 6); 1927-1928 (Volume 7); [and] 1930-1931 (Volume 9)

      London: Ernest Benn for the Society, 1931. Limited editions. Hardcover. Four volumes of the original issues of the early years of the transactions, in the original gilt stamped cloth bindings, all are limited to editions of 120 copies or less. This early edition is scarce: none of these early limited volumes is recorded on OCLC, which records only 1962 reprints. Much content on Chinese ceramics, including: purple Ting, Glazed Han pottery, early pottery of the Near East; lead glazes of the Sung Dynasty, Chinese porcelain fragments from Aidhab, Ying Ch'ing Porcelain; Chinese Roof Tiles; and Siamese Ceramics. Founded in 1921 by a group of ceramics' collectors, the Society identifies itself as "the leading international society for the study and appreciation of Asian art, with a special focus on ceramics". The first volume of the transactions was published in 1923. Large 4to. 1925-1926 is limited to 100 copies, 31pp, 8 plates. 1926-1927 is limited to 120 copies, 30pp, 8 plates. 1927-1928 is limited to 120 copies, color frontispiece, 44pp, 8 plates. 1930-1931 is hand numbered 43 of 120 copies, 27pp, 11 plates. Publishers brown gilt cloth, with gilt titles at the spine. All volumes complete, with the plates bright and clean, in very good condition. Scarce. OCLC: 499948966 for the complete series.

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        Diagrammes

      Philippe de Rothschild & Imprimerie de Vaugirard, Paris 1931 - Publication à compte d'auteur par l'un des plus célèbres vignerons du monde, mais pas seulement. Présentation avec le concours d'André Wisner. Livre de 66 pages + neuf intéressantes héliogravures (photographies en noir). Table des matières : I Rayon de sports (Mort d'un bateau ; Détente ; Pulsation). II Autre triptyque (Dissolution ; Nocturne ; Dentaire). III Ciel et Terre (Lourdes ; Kippour Paris ; Mort de Diaghileff). Tirage limité à 225 exemplaires, dont 25 exemplaires sont nominatifs et 2 exemplaires d'auteur, celui-ci est justifié par le numéro 38. Achevé d'imprimer le 30 octobre 1931 sur les presses de l'Imprimerie de Vaugirard (Paris XVe). Héliographies « Hélio-Vaugirard » d'après les originaux du studio Deberny-Peignot. Une partie des pages ne sont pas encore coupées. Couverture souple, rempliée. Etat : Bon. Couverture : assez bon, mais ombres de salissures, quelque peu insolée. Inscription (Philippe de Rothschild) écrite au crayon sur le dos. Frottements, tout petit manque en haut du dos (env. 3mm). Défraîchie. Intérieur : bon, un peu défraîchi et jauni. 28.5 x 23 x 1 cm 530g. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Collected Poems; Chariot of the Sun; Transit of Venus; Sleeping Together; Torchbearer

      Black Sun Press, Paris 1931 - 8vo. 4 volumes.No. 15 of 50 copies. v1: [xviii], 68 pp. Introduction by D. H. Lawrence; v2: [ix], 61 pp. Preface by T. S. Eliot; v3: 65, [x] pp. Portrait frontis. With a Memory of the Poet by Stuart Gilbert; v4: 44, [viii] pp. Portrait plate. Printed wrappers, glassine covers, together in original cloth covered case, very good set. (88138). Spines of glassine covers chipped, dulled. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Na zapadnom fronte - peremeny. Risunki 1-i satiricheskoi brigady khudozhnikov / Felyeton D. Zaslavskogo [i.e. Changes on the Western Front. Drawings of the First Artists' Brigade / Feuilleton by D. Zaslavsky]

      Ogiz-Izogiz, Moscow; Leningrad 1931 - 20 pp.: ill. 21x15 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Some soiling. Otherwise near fine. Cover design and illustrations by Soviet artist and master of satire Boris Prorokov (1911-1972). This edition presents satire on Europe and USA, religion, science, social-democrats. WorldCat locates two copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        These Thirteen

      Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith 1931 - First edition, first printing. Near Fine, with fading to cloth at edges, light bruising to spine ends and previous owner bookplate to front paste down, in a Very Good dust jacket with publisher's original price of $2.50 intact, toning to spine panel and top edges, light edge wear and shallow chipping at spine ends. A very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        These Thirteen. Stories.

      New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1931 - Octavo. Original blue and grey cloth, titles to spine red, top edge black. With the dust jacket. Spine toned and a touch cocked, extremities lightly sunned and bumped, text block strained in a couple of places but firm, minor wear to corners, front inner hinge cracked but firm, rear inner hinge repaired. A very good copy in a lightly toned jacket with slightly nicked and chipped extremities and a closed tear to the spine panel. First edition, first printing. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        These Thirteen

      Jonathan Cape, New York 1931 - Blue cloth, first edition "first published, 1931" quarterbound in light gray cloth, with orange lettering on spine, black topstain. Spine ends/corners softened, slight wear to board edges. The unclipped jacket in mylar is toned at spine and back panel, chipped at spine ends. A tight, square unmarked copy in unclipped jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        WUTHERING HEIGHTS

      New York: Random House, 1931. First trade edition. Fine copy in near finedust jacket with hint of rubbing to each. First trade edition. xvii, 325p. Illustrated by Clare Leighton with twelve wood engravings. 4to. Maroon cloth with gilt spine titles and designs. Printed at the Lakeside Press, Chicago. SIGNED BY CLARE LEIGHTON, Woodbary May 25, 1984.

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        If I Were You Signed PG Wodehouse

      UK: Herbert Jenkins, 1931. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. If I Were You Signed by PG Wodehouse First Edition Herbert Jenkins 1931. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Covers near fine in fine Heath Robinson designed pictorial dust jacket, correctly priced 3/6, with a very small and imperceptible repair to tail of spine. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY PG WODEHOUSE to fep. An excellent copy.

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        Rita Gall?, Acquarello e collage - firmato incorniciato

      1931. Rita Gallé, siciliana di origine, nasce a Caltanisetta nel 1931. Artista fantastica e vulcanica, da Milano dove lavora dal 1952, ha creato opere d' arte, pittura e scultura, e di arte applicata, dal gioiello al mobilio, esibite in ogni parte del mondo.Collabora con l'editore e stampatore Giorgio Upiglio, suo marito, nel campo della grafica d'arte di pregio internazionale. RITA GALLE' COMPOSIZIONE DI UN PAESAGGIO acquarello e collage firmato in cornice misure 45 cm per 32 circa

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        Italian Paintings in America

      E. Weyhe. Hardcover. New York, 1933. Folio, blue cloth, illustrated with 614 plates (not otherwise paginated). First edition in English. An uncommonly well preserved copy with fine contents. Near fine condition overall with some light normal wear to boards. . Fine. 1931. First Edition.

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        Kibbo Kift - Scetch Pad

      The Kin Press, London 1931 - An original Kibbo Kift sketch pad - Drawing Book - Sketch Pad. A rare original embossed buckram drawing book with original KK designed cover. Pages almost entirely blank apart from a list of KK related items made by Stanley Dixon "Hawk" the KK Gleemaster, who later organised the music for the Green Shirts. Spine professionally restored in matching style designs. The organisation was founded by the charismatic Englishman John Hargrave (aka 'White Fox'), artist, author and Boy Scout Commissioner for Woodcraft and Camping, who had become disenchanted with the increasingly militaristic tendency in the Scout movement after World War I. Hargrave was promptly expelled from the Scouts by Scout founder Robert Baden-Powell. With a small group of like-minded, dissident, anti-war Scoutmasters and Scoutmistresses under his own direct leadership, he set about building an alternative and very different movement. Baden-Powell expelled Hargrave with extreme reluctance, and only after some wealthy backers had threatened to withdraw funding from the Scouts unless he was expelled. The Kibbo Kift (archaic Kentish dialect for 'proof of great strength'[2]) has been described as 'the only genuine English national movement of modern times' and was certainly very different from Baden-Powell's Boy Scouts. Based on the woodcraft principles of naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton that had been a key part of the early Scout programme, the Kibbo Kift was to be not merely a youth organisation but was to involve all ages and, very daring for the times, it was open to both sexes. The ideas of world peace and the regeneration of urban man through the open-air life replaced the nationalism and militarism Hargrave had detested in the post-World War I Scouts. Kinsmen and women were organised in Clans, Tribes and Lodges. Each individual took a 'woodcraft name', inspired by their ideas of 'Indian-style' names. The correct costume had to be hand-made by each individual or 'rooftree' (family group) and while the everyday 'habit' of Saxon hood, jerkin, shorts and long cloak must have seemed outlandish enough in the English countryside of the early 1920s; for ceremonial occasions, brilliantly coloured surcoats or silk-embroidered robes were worn by the various office-holders such as the Tallykeeper, Campswarden, Ritesmaster and Gleeman. Hargrave himself was 'Head Man' and his leadership was dynamic, inspirational and frankly autocratic. The Mark of the Kindred of the Kibbo Kift is typical of the symbolism that can be seen in many of their designs. Its meaning is: Worship (The K sign) Forever (the Circle of Unity and Eternity) Life (the Flame) through Knowledge (the Tree). Or again, ‘Worship Life Forever with Knowledge’. The Kibbo Kift's central activities of hiking and camping were refined and elevated to the level of a spiritual exercise. The weekend 'Tribal' Camps and the great annual 'Althing' were marked by colourful and impressive ritual, inspired by their ideas of what Native American ceremonies might be like, but couched in language reminiscent of the Norse Sagas and rich in Saxon archaisms. Kinsmen were not only required to make their own lightweight, one-man hiking tents (the first seen in England) but to decorate them with vivid, symbolic designs of their own devising. Influenced by Hargrave's own artistic taste, an ultra-modern 'futurist' style of design became general, and the robes, regalia, tents and other items of decorative art, often of an extremely high standard, represent an extraordinary 'democratisation' of the avant-garde art of the day. The Kibbo Kift were never more than a few hundred strong. Kinsmen and Kinswomen included the Suffragettes Emmeline Pethick Lawrence, Mary Neal and May Billinghurst, the journalist Henry Nevinson, the photographer Angus McBean, and Ruth Clark. The Advisory Committee included Havelock Ellis, Maurice Maeterlinck, the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore, H. G. Wells and Professor Julian Huxley. D. H. Lawrence took an interest [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kunstideologie. Stabilität und Aktivität im Kunstwerk

       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) - 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 - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Kunst und Kunstwissenschaften

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        Robbins' Journal. WITH: 16 signed original drawings

      1931 - (WINSLOW, Earle B.) ROBBINS, Archibald. Robbins' Journal: Comprising an Account of the Loss of the Brig Commerce of Hartford (Con.) James Riley, Master, upon the Western Coast of Africa, August 28th, 1815; also of the Slavery and Sufferings of the Author and the Rest of the Crew, upon the Desert of Zahara, in the Years 1815, 1816, 1817, with Accounts of the Manners and Customs of the Wandering Arabs. WITH: 16 signed original pen-and-ink drawings for the book by Earle B. Winslow. Greenwich, Connecticut: Condé Nast Press, 1931. 12 items, altogether. Tall octavo, original full debossed cream calf gilt, all edges gilt, original glassine wrapper, original cloth slipcase; 16 original pen-and-ink drawings matted (the six vignettes matted together; largest matt size 14-1/2 by 19 inches). Housed in matching custom clamshell boxes. $5800.Signed limited edition, number 189 of only 355 copies, of this harrowing account of the shipwrecked brig Commerce in 1815, signed by illustrator Earle B. Winslow, together with 16 original pen-and-ink drawings made by Winslow for the book (ten large full-page drawings and six chapter vignettes)."When the American brig Commerce ran aground on the coast of northwest Africa in 1815, Captain James Riley and his crew knew enough to be terrified. Accounts written by other mariners shipwrecked along the same coast chronicled brutal enslavement at the hands of ruthless desert nomads. A few reports suggested that the natives were cannibals. Rather than test the validity of those claims, the sailors quickly set back to sea in a longboat. Nine days later, plagued by thirst and suffering from exposure, they had no chance but to return to shore. Soon after, the crew was captured by Bedouins and forced to march across the Sahara for days with little food or water". Eventually Riley convinced a desert trader to purchase himself and four members of his crew". [so that] they could be ransomed and returned home". When Riley finally reached safety in 1817, he published his ordeal as Sufferings in Africa" (Mark Kirby). This is the same terrifying story, recounted by one of the four surviving members of Riley's crew, Archibald Robbins, and published the same year under the title Robbins' Journal. Both accounts were international bestsellers upon their appearance, and Riley and Robbins became national heroes. Abraham Lincoln counted Riley's Sufferings as one of the six most influential books that he had read in his youth (he actually referred to it often during his presidency). The illustrator of this limited re-publication of Robbins' Journal, Earle B. Winslow studied at New York's Art Students League with George Bellows and John Sloan. In 1929, he established his own commercial art studio, and produced advertisements for Exide batteries for which he won an Art directors Award. "Winslow was a member of the Society of Illustrators, the Artists Guild, the Art Directors Club of New York, and the Salmagundi Club, and produced illustrations for The Saturday Evening Post, Cosmopolitan, Women's Home Companion, Liberty, and Outdoor Life". In 1948, Winslow became an instructor at Pratt Institute, and at various other visual arts and cartoon schools" (Smithsonian Institution). Original drawings and book fine, chipping to spine panel of original glassine wrapper, light shelf-wear to original slipcase. A splendid combination of a fine limited edition with 16 of its original drawings. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Mourning Becomes Electra

      1931 - O'NEILL, Eugene. Mourning Becomes Electra. New York: Horace Liveright, (1931). Tall octavo, original full Japan vellum gilt, black morocco spine label, uncut. Housed in a custom slipcase. $1650.Signed limited first edition, number 180 of only 550 copies signed by O'Neill, with eight facsimile leaves of O'Neill's notes on the play in a special pocket at the rear of the book."Mourning Becomes Electra is in many respects O'Neill's most successful work. It transposes the events of Aeschylus' Oresteia to a Puritanical family in New England, replacing the old acceptance of fate with a modern doctrine of psychological causation" (Hartnoll, 612). The trilogy "probably led to the award of the Nobel Prize in 1936, and on which his reputation largely rested until a decade and more after his death" (Black, 372). Published simultaneously with the trade edition. Without scarce original slipcase. Atkinson A32-I-I.b. Interior fine, lightest soiling to vellum. A scarce about-fine signed copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Les cent nouvelles

      Paris: Javal et Bourdeaux,, 1931?2. Attribuées au Roy Louis le Onzième. 2 volumes, quarto. Bound for the publishers by Ghione, Torino, in full red morocco, spines lettered gilt, lattice decoration in blind to spines and covers, central fleuron blind to front covers bordered with gilt fleurons and heraldic roses, rear boards with gilt heraldic roses and blind fleurons, inner dentelles gilt, hand-painted red and white patterned endpapers. Housed in the original marbled card slipcase. Vol. I: 16 engravings on copper by R. Lorrain after gouaches and watercolours of E. Malassis, each in five states (définitif en couleurs; couleurs avec remarques; sanguine; bistre; bleu); 4 colour separated plates (jaune; sanguine; bleu; noir); and 7 original pencil sketches and a signed watercolour by Malassis. Vol. II: 16 lithographs by M. Orazi in five states (définitif en couleurs; couleurs avec remarques; sanguine; bistre; bleu), and an original signed gouache; 25 etchings by C. Farneti in three states (noir; sanguine; bleu) and an original signed drawing in pencil and pastel; Title page and historiated initials in red by Alfio Prota. Spines faded to brown, some slight rubbing to extremities. Slipcase partly split at one edge. A magnificent set, richly bound. No. 1 of 40 copies, numbered in Roman numerals and printed on Japon imperial, featuring three suites of erotic drawings by Edmond Malassis (1874?1940), Manuel Orazi (1860?1934), and Carlo Farneti (1892?1961), in various states. This is the only limitation from the total edition of 590 copies to feature the additional suites by Orazi and Farneti. The rest of the edition, numbered in Arabic numerals, features only the suite of illustrations by Malassis and comprises: 25 copies numbered 1 to 25 on Japon ancien, with plates in five states (définitif en couleurs; couleurs avec remarques; sanguine; bistre; and bleu) and four colour separated plates (jaune; sanguine; bleu; and noir); 75 copies numbered 26 to 100 on Japon impérial, with plates in five states (définitif en couleurs; couleurs avec remarques; sanguine; bistre; and bleu); 150 copies on vélin numbered 101 to 250, with plates in four states (définitif en couleurs; sanguine sur japon; bistre sur japon; and bleu sur japon); and 300 copies numbered 251 to 550, with plates in one state only: définitif en couleurs. The first copy from the extra-illustrated limitation, this is the premier copy from the edition (what the French term the "tirage de tête"), and features original signed illustrations by the artists, uncalled for in the limitation, with seven original preparatory sketches and a signed watercolour by Malassis, an original signed drawing in pencil and pastel by Orazi, and an original signed gouache by Farneti. Les Cent Nouvelles Nouvelles, completed in 1461 and published in 1486, is a collection of licentious stories supposedly narrated by various persons at the court of Philippe le Bon, and collected by Antoine de la Sale in the mid-15th century.

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        Boletin de la Confederación Nacional del Trabajo de España. Publicación Mensual. 1. Jg. (1931), Nr. 1 v. Oktober - 2. Jg. (1933), Nr. 15 v. März.

      Barcelona. 1931-1933., Tipografía Cosmos - 24, 23, 16, 31, 22, 31, 27, 31, 27, 19, 16, 47, 24 S. 8°, Orig.-Halbleinen. Der Band enthält die kompletten ersten 15 Ausgaben (einschl. der Dreifach-Nummer 12-14 vom November 1932 bis zum Januar 1933) des monatlichen Magazins der anarcho-syndikalistischen Confederación Nacional del Trabajo de España (CNT), in dem vor allem organisationsrelevante Fragen thematisiert werden. So z. B. in Nr. 6 v. Mai 1932, in dem das Verhältnis der CNT zur deutschen Freien Arbeiter-Union Deutschlands (A.-S.) behandelt wird. - Einband staub- und wasserfleckig, an den Kanten sowie am Rücken berieben. Expl. am Buchblock gelockert, sonst guter Zustand. - Sehr rar! 1500 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mise en Page. The Theory and Practice of Lay-Out.

      The Studio Ltd. London, 1931. On 118 unnumbered pages and with numerous text illustrations and 16 original art plates, some with pochoir colouring, this book presents a variety of printing techniques and materials. 4to (27,5 x 22 cm). Original cloth-backed printed boards, a little rubbed and soiled. Slipcase rubbed and worn. "...it contains numerous tipped-in pages with some outrageous pieces of finishing. Foils, embossing, hand-painting, different stocks (including wood veneer) and enamelling are just some of the arsenal of devices on display. That the book was produced by a printer is no surprise. /.../ This book on the art of layout was a highly influential publication, which promoted the modern style of design - a seductive blend of curvilinear forms that ignored the intellectual tendencies of the avant-garde." (100 Classic Graphic Design Books pp. 74-75). This classic on 20th century graphic design by Alfred Tolmer and features the English translation of Alfred Tolmer's text as well as the original French text. This influential primer on modern layout continues to be consulted today, if only for the inspirational design of this book alone.

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

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

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        Karl Schmidt-Rottluff zum 1.12.1979. Zitat: "Karl Schmidt-Rottluff wäre am 1. Dezember 1979 95 Jahre alt geworden. Im Gedenken an diesen Tag ist dieses Bändchen entstanden. Es ist kein Ausstellungs-Katalog, strebt keine kunsthistorische Perfektion an und wendet sich nicht an die Öffentlichkeit. Es ist vielmehr seinen Freunden gewidmet, für welche der Künstler durch sein Werk lebendig bleibt". Folgende Arbeiten sind wiedergeben: "Holzschnittstudie (Tusche); Frau im Grünen (Öl); Landschaft im Harz (Zeichnung); Am Labasee (Aquarell); Verschneite Schonung (Tusche und Kreide); Doppelporträt (Bein); verschneite Schonung (Öl); Steilküste (Aquarell).

      - Erste und einzige Auflage. 21,8 x 21,5 cm, (32) Seiten, 6 schwarz-weiss Abbildungen und 5 montierte Farbtafeln, Original-Leinenband mit eingelegter farbiger Vorderdeckelillustration, gutes Exemplar. Diese Skizze über den Künstler Karl Schmidt-Rottluff wurde als Liebhaberdruck hergestellt in einer Auflage von 12 [zwölf] Exemplaren. Dieses Exemplar trägt die Nummer 12. Aufwändiger Privatdruck. - Über den kvk ein Exemplar in der Schleswig-Holsteinischen Landesbibliothek in Kiel nachweisbar. Hermann Gerlinger (Jahrgang 1931) ist Kunstsammler der Werke der Brücke-Maler. Im Frühjahr 2001 stellte er seine Sammlung als Dauerleihgabe der Stiftung Moritzburg in Halle zur Verfügung. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MARSEILLE OU LA MER QUI MONTE

      "1 volume ; dactyl., [1931] ; 375 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. " Tapuscrit de ce curieux ouvrage paru en 1931 à Paris aux Editions des Portiques. Exemplaire de l'auteur relié à son nom, nombreuses corrections manuscrites de sa main, enrichi des photographies et documents originaux destinés à l'édition..

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        FOTO MAGAZINE.; PUBLICACION MENSUAL ILUSTRADA CONSAGRADA AL ARTE FOTOGRAFICO

      Buenos Aires: (Sociedad Estimulo de Bellas Artes. Sección Fotografía), 1931. First editions. Small 4tos. 48 issues bound in 3 volumes, 468, 452, 110, 307 pp., plus adverts, illustrated from b&w photographs. Contemporary cloth and marbled paper over boards, with the spines titled, dated and numbered in gilt; all original wrappers bound in. Very good. Although photography was certainly practiced and embraced in Latin America, there were only a few earlier magazines from the region - technical circulars issued by U.S. photographic suppliers to Mexico, an annual publication of the Camera Club of Buenos Aires, and possibly a few others. Initially, the scope of this monthly publication followed the course of so many other photography magazines of the era, with articles geared to the amateur and professional studio photographer, and reproducing photographs by local practitioners. By the third issue, the magazine declared itself "devoted to photography as a fine art", and included regular reviews of local exhibitions, and a greater number of photographs from South American photographers. By 1929, the work of well-known international photographers appeared in its pages. Issue No. 40 from 1930 is the catalogue for a large international salon, held in Buenos Aires; among the exhibitors were Anne Brigman, Andre Kertesz, Frantisek Drtikol, Alexander Keighley, et al. Koelzer, No. 08370 lists the publication dates as 1927 - ? (1927 - 1933), and cites four locations; one is a similar title but published in Barcelona, two do not list this title in their online catalogues, and Harvard University's copy is on microfilm, which is also the only location cited by WorldCat. The spines correctly list the contents to 48 issues; however, the dates are incorrectly listed as 1927 - 1929. A long, full, and possibly complete run of this rare serial.

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