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        The Money Game - How To Play It: A New Instrument of Economic Education

      London & Toronto: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd. Hardcover. 176 pages. "The author of this book believes that you can teach the fundamental mechanism of money and banking as you teach bridge, "by playing it," and thinks this game will do it. As an innovation in teaching method the possibilities are so revolutionary that no educator can afford to ignore it. Moreover, the game is an exceedingly entertaining one; as good a card game as any; can be played by any number from five to ten, and so is well adapted to the family circle, to the business man's club, or as a novelty for the next little dinner party." - from dust jacket. Contents clean and unmarked. Light wear and soiling to exterior of book which features bright gilt lettering and design upon backstrip and front board respectively. Binding sound. Game pieces uniquely stored in boxes within a box inside back board. Minor repair to one interior box. Dust jacket bears several closed tears and is missing a few chips, most notably at top fore-edge of back board and lower corner of back flap. Dust jacket is not price-clipped, bears average wear and is preserved in a glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. Includes a total of 260 game pieces: 8 score cards; 2 jokers; 150 bank notes; 100 game cards. Overall, a quality copy of this unique and intriguing work. . Very Good. 1931. Revised Edition.

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        La Critique Sociale. Revue des Idées et des Livres. Sociologie, Économie Politique, Histoire, Philosophie, Droit Public, Demographie, Mouvement Ouvrier, Lettres et Arts. No. 1 (March 1931) through No. 11 (March 1934) (all published)

      256 pp. volume containing a complete run in 11 issues of the bimonthly Communist French-language journal, under the editorial direction of Boris Souvarine, containing essays and book reviews related to Communist and Socialist issues and key figures including politics, economics, revolutions, Marx, Engels, and Trotsky. Scarce illustrations. 4to. Boards, original wrpps. bound in. Paris (Librairie des Sciences Politiques et Sociales) 1931-1934. Boris Souvarine was an activist, journalist, historian, essayist, and militant Communist. In 1921 he was elected to the first Board of the SFIC (French Section of the Communist International) and to the congress of the Communist International. In 1924 he was expelled from the PCF but continued publishing Communist works, and in 1932 had a role in helping to found the Independent Communist Federation of the East, composed mainly of fellow comrades who had also been ejected from the party.

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        Prismes. 40 Planches de Dessins et Coloris Nouveaux.

      Paris, Editions d'Art Charles Moreau. (1931) - Folio (250 x 330mm, 10 x 13ins, publisher's illustrated portfolio with ties (a couple of very small abrasions to foot of top cover). 40 fantastically vivid and exciting Art Deco pochoir plates by Seguy, text leaf and plates loose as issued. I intended for interior design - fabrics, wallpapers etc - in vibrant colours and displaying many influences from around the World - some are tropical, some Japanese, some influenced by natural phenomena. Similar books and including some of Seguy's other works include quite a few beige/brown light images - these are all full deep colour and in Fine Condition. While Papillons and Insectes can be often found, I have not seen this before, and complete copies seem scarce.

      [Bookseller: Nicholas Goodyer ABA ILAB]
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      Cape 1931 - First edition. Original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine and upper cover in pictorial Clifford Webb dustwrapper. A very good copy indeed with a little fading to the spine in a very good dustwrapper, which shows some fraying to the spine ends and corners, with a couple of small chips to the base of the spine and back panel, a small pen scribble to the upper cover and some fading to the red design of the spine. Illustrated throughout with woodcuts by Clifford Webb. The second book in the Swallows & Amazons series. Experience has shown this book to be the scarcest of all the books in the series and its dustwrapper particularly prone to defects of condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La cathédrale de Metz

      - Auguste Picard, Paris 1931, 27,5x35,5cm, 2 volumes en feuilles sous chemises et étuis. - Prima edizione, uno dei 550 esemplari numerati sul filo pura di cui, unico pareggio con l'Olanda 30. Il volume di testo è illustrato con numerose figure nel testo. Il volume di piastre 63 ha i suoi piatti e numerate in numeri romani così come i suoi due tavole a colori di vetro colorato e la sua visione consiglio di amministrazione della Cattedrale di Metz. Il caso non è presente nella nostra copia, che è pieno di tutte le sue tavole, il che è raro. Nizza copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 550 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé pur fil, seul tirage avec 30 Hollande. Le volume de texte est illustré de nombreuses figures in-texte.Le volume de planches comporte bien ses 63 planches numérotées en chiffres romains ainsi que de ses 2 planches en couleurs de vitraux et de sa planche de vue générale de la cathédrale de Metz. L'étui est manquant à notre exemplaire qui est bien complet de toutes ses planches, ce qui est rare. Bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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      Edition : PARIS, MORNAY, 1931 - Illustrations de Chas-Laborde - Aquarelles reproduites en couleurs, sur planches hors texte, bandeaux, culs de lampe et initiales - Tirage à 317 exemplaires, celui-ci numéro 112 sur vélin de Rives - Belle reliure plein maroquin - Doublure cuir sur les contre-plats, couvrant les bords et encadrant un papier de même motif que les gardes couleurs, style toile de Jouy - Tranche supérieure dorée - Couverture illustrée et dos conservés - Sous emboitage carton, bords doublés en cuir - Quelques rousseurs pâles - Bel exemplaire cependant 365 pages, 25 cm, relié. Très bon état [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Some Materials Towards Memoirs Of The Reign Of King George II, Bände I-III im orig. Schuber

      KPE, London 1931 - 23 x 15,5 cm, 3 Vol., LX(I) 312(2), 315-647(1), 649-1003(1) pages, Text English, blue orig. Cloth with gilt lettering and design in orig. cloth slipcase, gilt head edges other edges uncut, each vol. with a frontispiece, all spines are light darken, Vol. 1 with a little label on front paper: Lamley & Co., Kensington, each Vol. with pencil marks on flying end paper, else in very good and clean condition, nearly as new, seems unused, 900 copies of which 250 are reserved for the united states of America, this copy is number 171 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERIES Pattern Books of original designs - Two volumes

      Two pottery design pattern books containing original water colours of designs used by Staffordshire potteries including Royal Crown Derby designs, Avon Ware etc. These two volumes reveal typical patterns for mid-range ware, hand painting and gilding applied over transfer print outlines in some cases. Each item has an allocated number. Book One 1931 number 4436-5426 with details of glazes and images given for each piece. Book Two similarly is numbered 6563-7544. The pottery is not identified but may have been in Hanley. In the first book emphasis is on art deco designs whilst the second book is more wide ranging including classic "Cottage Gate" and "Willow Bridge" designs. Together they indicate how over almost a decade there was a dilution of art deco style towards more populist forms. The books are cloth bound, frayed at all edges and the spine of volume one is called for. Marbled end papers, stiff card pages. 4to. These books appear to have come from one of the lesser known potteries but the images reveal the wide range of clients served including the hotel market as well as retail clients. The images are all hand drawn. Their purpose was for use by the china painters, gilders, travellers and agents. It also meant that a matching item could be re-ordered if required.

      [Bookseller: Janette Ray]
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        The Stray Lamb

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

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc. ABAA,IOBA,TxBA]
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        Le Peseur d'Ames.

      Paris, Antoine Roche, 1931. 1 vol. in-4. Broché, couvertures imprimées, sous chemise et étui, exemplaire en partie non coupé.Édition illustrée d'un frontispice et de huit illustrations de Francis Picabia imprimées en couleurs par Daniel Jacomet.Tirage à 380 exemplaires, celui-ci un des 294 exemplaires sur vélin d'Arches numérotés.Fentes aux mors de la chemise et frottements à l'étui.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Gaëlle Cambon]
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        Barabanshchik sovkhoza. Maria Siniakova and Nadezhda Pavlovich (The Sovkhoz Drummer).

      Moscow Moskva:: OGIZ Molodaya Gvardiya Molodaia gvardiia. Very Good-. 1931. First Edition. Hardback. Rare Soviet children's book in original wrappers illustrated lithographically, and using letterpress, by M Siniakova. 14x16.5cm. Carefully bound in modern protective cloth boards. ; This children's story by Nadezhda Alexandrovna Pavlovich's was set in a Soviet collective farm. The rabbit is the 'drummer'. Illustrated, as other of Pavlovich's works, by Maria Siniakova (Lybov Popova also illustrated one of her books). Siniakova (1898 - 1984), Russian painter and graphic artist was born in Krasnaya Poliana. She studied in Kharkov and Moscow and participated in the Komsomol. Siniakova was linked with the Futurists and was sister-in-law of Nikolai Aseev. "Compared to Goncharova and Rozanova she remains an obscure and understudied figure" Berghaus, 2015. ; 16pp pages .

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        By Rocket to the Moon. The story of Hans Hardt's miraculous flight.

      Sears Publishing Company, Inc., New York, 1931 - Octavo. Original black cloth, decoration and titles to upper board and spine in red, top edge stained red. With the pictorial dust jacket. A stunning copy in the very lightly frayed dust jacket. With 8 inserted plates by R. V. Grunberg. First US Edition, First Printing. Science fiction based on the best contemporary scientific facts available. A considerable scarcity in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Murder at Hazelmoor

      New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1931. Stated Second Printing September, 1931. Very Rare Color Dust Jacket has minor edgewear, closed tear. Publisher fiction list back of wrapper. A Detective Story by Agatha Christie published in England as Sittaford Mystery. Dodd Mead orginial American publisher, 1931 are more common.. Mystery. Early American Edition.. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Open Door Books]
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        Le Roy Soleil. Paris Boivin et Cie Editeurs 1931

      Un volume in folio, percaline bleue avec le premier plat orné d'un grand portrait polychrome de Louis XIV sur fonds doré, cartouche de titre sur fonds rouge.Reliure d'Engel. Dos lisse avec titre en lettres dorées, tranches dorées. Pages montées sur onglets, comprenant 40 compositions en couleur de Leloir dans le texte dont deux en double page. Trés bon état .

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        Brev daert Grimstad 1. mai 1931. Signert Knut Hamsun

      . 8vo. 2 s. 9 linjer, 1931. "Jeg tror allikevel De maa være saa snil at ramme ind de 2 Stik og sende mig hit til Grimstad. Det er ikke sagt jeg kommer til Oslo med det første. Læg ind Regningen i Pakken. Deres ærbødige Knut Hamsun"

      [Bookseller: Damms Antikvariat]
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      WAUGH, Evelyn Remote People. Duckworth, 1931. 1st Edition. A little very light spotting and some partial tanning to the pastedowns, otherwise a Fine copy in unclipped dust wrapper which has a little wear to the corners.

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        The Joy of Cooking

      St. Louis: A. C. Clayton Printing Co, 1931. First Edition. Good. First edition, first printing. About Very Good. Light fraying to cloth at corners and spine ends, with a ding to the fore edge of the front board. Insect wear to edge of page block and front free end paper. Pages toned, occasionally stained and with a few creased corners, but in general the text is clear and legible. Possible glue repair to front three leaves, as the joints seem a bit artificially tight. Initially self-published by the author with a small print run of 3,000 copies, this classic has gone on to become the most published cookbook in America. Adorned with charming illustrations by the author's daughter, Marion.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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      ??????: ??????, 1931. 47 S., mit s/w Abbildungen. Original broschiert, 8°. Ausstellung von Mitgliedern der linken amerikanischen John Reed Clubs (1929-1936) 1931 in Moskau. Vertreten waren Werke von Jacob Burck, Fred Ellis, William Gropper, Louis Lozowick, Morris Pass, Anton Refregier, Louis Leon Ribak, Juanita Preval und andere. Die Auflage betrug nur 2000 Exemplare.

      [Bookseller: ABC Antiquariat Marco Pinkus Zurich]
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      Société Nouvelle des éditions d'art Devambez, 1931. Marthe, histoire d'une fille, de J.-K. Huysmans, illustré de vingt-neuf compositions originales, graveés a l'eau-forte par Auguste Brouet. 4to. pp. 126. Molto Buono (Very Good). Edizione di 221 + XX esemplari numerati.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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        Fairyland. Verses by Annie R. Rentoul. Stories by Grenbry Outhwaite and Annie R. Rentoul.

      First English edition. Folio. 126, (2) pp. Recent dark blue full calf, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered to two labels and decorated to the others, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. 16 colour plates and 31 full page black and white illustrations plus further vignettes in the text An attractive copy.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        The Wind in the Willows. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard.

      London: Methuen & Co 1931 - Limited edition, no. 43 of 200 copies signed by both Grahame and Shepard, square 8vo, (vi), 312 pp. Black and white illustrations throughout, folding map at the end, later booklabel to fly leaf. Original green buckram backed boards, edges slightly browned with some bumping to the lower corners, d.w. a little soiled with professional restoration to the edges and fold creases, light horizontal fold crease also.

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        Mémoires de Casanova de Seingalt écrits par lui-même. 10 Volumes

      Paris: Javal et Bourdeaux, 1931. Demi-cuir à coins. Très bon. Auguste Leroux. 10 volumes in-4, env. 300 pages par volume. 1931-1932. Légère usure aux reliures. Tranches supérieures dorées. Complet des 200 illustrations d'Auguste Leroux (1871-1954). Bel illustré moderne. (Monod, 2322).

      [Bookseller: Librairie Bonheur d'occasion]
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        The Waves

      The First UK Printing published by the Hogarth Press in 1931. One of 7,113 copies. Publisher's purple cloth, lettered in gilt, printed on laid paper. The BOOK is in near FINE condition. Free from inscriptions, erasures and markings. A little pushing at the lower spine end.Text block is lightly toned and spotted with the spotting encroaching slightly encroaching on the page edges in a very few places.The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ or better condition. A little loss at the spine fold edges.The spine is only very slightly toned which is extremely scarce.There are some remnants of some old tape on the the verso of the wrapper.A few small closed tears have also been repaired professionally with Japanese paper.These are not visible on the front of the wrapper.The Vanessa Bell designed wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover. a highly collectible copy.

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        Memoirs of an Infantry Officer

      London: Faber & Faber Limited,, 1931. With Illustrations by Barnett Freedman. Octavo. Original illustrated vellum, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With the pictorial dust jacket. Housed in the publisher's slipcase. 15 colour plates and illustrations throughout by Barnett Freedman. Spine very slightly sunned; an excellent, fresh copy. First illustrated edition, signed limited issue. Number 188 of 320 copies signed by the author and the artist. It was published the year after the first edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Essentials. Definitions and Aphorisms

      privately printed, Chicago 1931 - This is copy No. 179 of 1000 copies, numbered and signed by Jean Toomer. Far less than 1000 were signed. Very good+ copy with light soiling; lacking the dust jacket. Spine label a bit soiled. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; pp [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Beasley Books, ABAA]
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        Mekka in the Latter Part of the 19th Century. Daily Life, Customs and Learning. Leyden & London, E. J. Brill & Luzac, 1931.

      1931. Large 8vo. VI, 309, (3) pp. With 20 half-tone plates, folding plan of Mecca, and plan of the Haram. Original blue cloth. First English edition of the 2-volume German work published in 1888-89. The Dutch orientalist Snouck spent a year in Mecca and Jeddah during 1884/85 and was married to a Mecca woman. He was the first non-Muslim to visit the city outside the annual pilgrimage. The photographs, taken by himself and an Arabic physician, are among the earliest to show Mecca and its pilgrims. - Extremeties rubbed and bumped; spine rebacked. Interior slightly browned, but clean and well-preserved. Contemp. ms. ownership to flyleaf. Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula, 1238. Cf. Fück 231. OCLC 1088989.

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        Le Chef-D'Oeuvre Inconnu. Eaux-fortes originales et dessins gravés sur bois par Pablo PICASSO.

      Paris, Ambroise Vollard, Editeur, 1931, - in-4 (325x250 mm), pp. XIV, con 67 composizioni figurative astratte di Picasso incise in legno da Aubert , pp. 92 di testo, (8), 13 acqua-forti originali di Picasso f.t. Artistica legatura d'amatore, firmata da René Kieffer in pieno marocchino marrone interamente decorata con giochi di filetti a secco, punteggiata in oro, bordura in marocchino grigio, titolo in oro al dorso, taglio sup. dor., sguardie in seta grigia, in elegante astuccio. Copertina originale conservata. Prima edizione illustrata preceduta da una prefazione del pittore Albert Besnard. Tirata a 340 esemplari complessivi: il presente è il n. 230 dei 240 sur "papier de Rives". È illustrata da 67 disegni di Picasso, xilografati da George Aubert e da 13 acquaforti originali di Picasso a piena pagina fuori testo, stupende, nelle quali Picasso sviluppa uno dei suoi temi favoriti, quello del pittore e della modella. Uno dei più significativi e riusciti livres d'artiste del Novecento, nel quale Picasso cominciò ad utilizzare il tratteggio donando forza all'orizzonte prospettico della scena grazie al chiaroscuro. "En 1927 Vollard, à chargé l'artiste d'illustrer une réédition spéciale d'une nouvelle de Balzac datant de 1837. L'histoire de Balzac se situe au 17e siècle dans un studio de la rue des Grands Augustins à Paris . Dans les années ?30, par un étrange coup du destin, il loua le numéro 7, rue des Grands Augustins que lui et d'autres croyaient être la maison dans laquelle l'histoire commence. C'est à cette adresse en 1937, exactement cent ans après la dernière version de Balzac, que Picasso a peint son célèbre chef-d'oeuvre, Guernica". Esemplare magnifico, a pieni margini. Chapon, Le peintre et le livre, p.281: ''Picasso a multipié les manières de cré execute une série de variations constituées de droites, de courbes, de figures géometriques. Aux extrémités des points.'' ''Cramer n.20. Rauch n.53. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chimes, The

      London: Printed by George W. Jones for Members of the Limited Editions Club, 1931. - Rackham Rings Dickens' Chimes[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator], DICKENS, Charles. The Chimes. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Introduction by Edward Wagenkecht. London: Printed by George W. Jones for Members of the Limited Editions Club, 1931. Limited to 1500 copies signed by the artist, this being copy number 1047. Small folio ( 11 1/2 x 7 1/2 in; 293 x 190 mm). xxxii, [4], 128, [2] pp. Six full page illustrations and fourteen drawings in black and white. Publisher's original pictorial buckram. Top edge gilt. Spine slightly darkened, slight fading (1 inch) to front and lower boards at spine. A near fine copy in the publisher's pictorial slipcase with matching limitation number.Introduction writer Edward Wagenknecht (1900-2004) "was the last surviving great scholar bookman to be born at the end of the Victorian era. He wrote two seminal works on the English and American novel, and a long line of critical literary biographies from 1929 to 1994. His first major biography [was] The Man Charles Dickens: A Victorian Portrait (1929). Two years later Wagenknecht successfully persuaded Arthur Rackham to illustrate Dickens's Christmas tale The Chimes for the Limited Editions Club" Latimore and Haskell p. 67.

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      Paris, M.-P. Trémois, 1931.In-4 en feuilles de 169-[9]pages, couvertures chamois rempliée, décorée d'une grande composition, chemise (pièce de titre en maroquin marron glacé), étui. Le volume de suite sous couverture chamois. En parfaite condition. Illustré de 66 bois originaux de Louis Jou, dont 6 hors-texte en couleurs, et 60 bandeaux et majuscules gravés, imprimés en deux tons. Avec la suite des bois, en noir. Tiré à 305 exemplaires, celui-ci est un des 245 sur vélin d'Arches (n°221). Un beau livre.

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      Londres, [Paris, Robert Télin] 1931 - CAYLUS, Comte de LA FÉE PAILLARDINE OU LA PRINCESSE RATÉE. CONTE INÉDIT. Londres, 1931 [Paris, Robert Télin] 1 volume in-4 (24,5 x 19,5 cm), en feuilles, sous couverture de feutrine bleue (armoiries dorées sur le premier plat), (4)-116-(2) pages. 10 illustrations hors-texte rehaussées au crayon de couleurs, 1 frontispice légèrement rehaussé de bleu au crayon, 4 vignettes tirées en doré pour chaque chapitre. Emboîtage de l'éditeur en placage de bois. Excellent état de l'ensemble. Rares rousseurs. Superbe papier de cuve. PREMIÈRE ÉDITION. TIRAGE A 160 EXEMPLAIRES SEULEMENT. Celui-ci 1 des 150 exemplaires sur vélin d'Arches (après 10 ex. sur Japon). La notice bibliographique qui se trouve à la fin est signée Sylvestre Bonnard (en réalité Pierre Dufay). Comme l'indique Dutel il s'agit d'un texte inédit provenant d'un manuscrit du XVIIIe siècle ayant appartenu à Pierre Louÿs. "Il était une fois une fée qui se nommait Paillardine. Elle était bien faite, grande et ferme ; ses cheveux étaient bruns et son teint était un peu bis ; en un mot, c'était une foutée délicieuse, puisqu'elle tenait plus qu'elle ne promettait encore pour la jouissance. Elle joignait un tempérament aussi prodigieux qu'immanquable aux yeux les plus paillards et par conséquent les plus beaux. Sa peau était aussi douce qu'elle était unie. Le mouvement de son cul était si recommandable et si parfait qu'il paraissait nouveau à chaque coup qu'on lui mettait. La nature départ rarement en nos pays ces heureux talents et ces véritables dons du Ciel, car enfin (l'on n'y peut penser sans gémir) combien peu nos femmes déchargent-elles en France ! Paillardine ajoutait à tant de perfections celle d'être au moins au coup pour le coup. Quelle foutée ! L'idée seule non seulement me fait bander, mais encore elle est riante du côté de l'esprit, puisque les brouilleries sont courtes avec une semblable femme, qu'une arcée produit seule le raccommodement et que seule elle épargne cent protestations plus gentilles les unes que les autres. Quoi qu'il en soit, Paillardine, qui joignait le pouvoir au désir, foutait, comme l'on peut croire, avec un succès et une abondance merveilleuse. Quand elle n'eût été que femme du monde, étant telle que je l'ai décrite avec vérité, eût-elle jamais manqué de fouteurs ? Non, sans doute. Aussi n'en manquait-elle jamais. Indépendamment des fouteurs réglés dont elle avait toujours une douzaine de garde auprès d'elle, du plus petit coup de sa baguette il eût paru cinquante vits[1] en état de satisfaire la paillardise qu'elle ressentait et qu'elle inspirait. Mais elle ne voulait point faire d'éclat ; elle aimait mieux envoyer par le monde trois ou quatre femmes dont elle était sûre et qui lui rendaient un compte fidèle des grands vits qui paraissaient et de leur bonne ou mauvaise qualité. Ces émissaires avaient chacune une mesure très exacte aux armes de la fée. Elle voulait que la taille des vits que l'on choisissait pour elle fût au moins dix pouces de roi. Au-dessous de cette taille un vit n'était seulement pas regardé ; c'était même la plus petite mesure à laquelle Paillardine n'aimait pas trop se réduire." (extrait des premières lignes du conte .). Références : Dutel, Bibliographie des ouvrages érotiques publiés clandestinement en français entre 1920 et 1970, n°1554 ; Pia, Les Livres de l'Enfer, 485 BEL EXEMPLAIRE DE CET AMUSANT LIVRE ÉROTIQUE ILLUSTRÉ RARE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Wyeth, N. C.- Presentation Copy] Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. First Trade Edition. Quarto black cloth gilt with a color pictorial cover label. Illustrated with 14 full-page color plates, a color title vignette and color pictorial endpapers by N.C. Wyeth. In original publisher's box with color cover insert by Wyeth. Inscribed by Wyeth on half-title: "Signed by the illustrator for Pete from Uncle Convers 1932." Inscriptions within the Wyeth family are rare. Box intact with edgewear. A beautiful copy.

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        The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come

      New York: ScribnerÕs, 1931 - First Edition with the Wyeth illustrations; one of 520 numbered copies signed by the illustrator. PublisherÕs vellum and cloth; virtually as new in the clear plastic dust jacket, deluxe edition box with a printed paper label, and in its original unprinted outer box, the bottom of which is in excellent condition but the upper lid is heavily damaged. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Prokazniki. Gorlin and Bloch Blokh. Mirayev. [The Mischief-Makers]

      Berlin: Petropolis. Very Good+. 1931. First Edition. Hardback. A very good bright copy in original colour decorated card covers. Not dated, presumed early 1930s. Landscape format. Illustrated throughout in b/w and colour. Text in Russian. Illustrator unknown.; Raisa Bloch, sister of Yaakov or Jacob Bloch, the owner of the Petropolis publishing house settled in Berlin when Petropolis moved there from Petersburg in 1922. Due to the rise of the NSDAP, Raisa and her lover Mikhail Gorlin moved to Paris in 1933 while Petropolis moved to Brussels. Publishing, however, continued in Berlin under the Petropolis name until 1938. Eventually, however, Gorlin (by then Raisa's husband) perished in a Silesian salt-mine in 1941 and Raisa in Ravensbruck in 1943. This book is undated but probably published before Bloch and Gorlin left for Paris in 1933. " ... we (Bloch and Gorlin) created ... another two children's books (this time in our native tongue)" Raisa wrote in 1931. See Lapidus. The seemingly innocuous children's story depicts a goose-stepping little boy and a sad little girl having to move to another home. .

      [Bookseller: Marijana Dworski Books]
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        Typed letter signed ("L. Trotsky") to Max Shachtman, Kadiköy [cosmopolitan district of Istanbul], 23 May 1931

      In German. Two pages on one sheet, folio. A densely written letter of some 95 single-spaced typed lines. Some slight darkening along original folds, and light edgewear, but generally in fine condition. A superb letter from Trotsky to the ablest of his followers at this time. Though Shachtman later split the little Party into "Shachtmanites" and "Cannonites," he was in 1931 exceedingly close to Trotsky, and this letter gives one a feeling for the immense network of powerless "Trotskyites" (a word he himself deplored), all writing to and about each other while attempting to keep up with Trotsky's dialectic. Trotsky divides his letter into 5 sections, each dealing systematically with a particular subject. The first relates to a request that he write the preface to a book on China. Trotsky refers Shachtman to his arcticle in the Russian Bulletin nos. 15/16, "Stalin and the Chinese Revolution," and suggests this may be used for the purpose of the preface. His second section notes that "we are glad with Comrade [Jan] Frankel that you came at least half way out of your reserve towards [Kurt] Landau." Trotsky, in a combative tone, asks if Shachtman truly thinks that Trotsky was trying to instigate a split. Trotsky had sided with the up-and-coming Roman Well, who accused Landau of exaggerating the danger of a possible Nazi takeover of Germany. In May 1931 the left opposition split and Landau formed his own group. He reveals further factions, especially that led by French Surrealist writer and sociologist Pierre Naville, dividing efforts of the party in Austria, Germany, and America. "Not Landau's themes of tomorrow are crucial, but the fact that as long as his power is not threatened he approves of everything in China, also in America and all the other countries." His third section reports his pleasure that copyrights have generated a little money for Shachtman. He discusses his publication negotiations with Boni: "I am afraid that Boni will attempt to also subtract 5% of the Saturday-Honorary. Since on the one hand I have been cheated and... enough by the... I do need the money very urgently now, especially to institute a German theoretical organization, I have decided not to pay out the 5% even if I have to totally break the contract. I have written to Eastman in more detail about this. I would like to have the 'Militant' benefit from the 5%, from the book as well as the copy rights, this could be a substantial sum." The final two sections are cursory and state that he has no idea about some comments in the local press, and that "I don't have to tell you how pleased I am about the prospect of the change of the 'Militant' to a weekly paper. The next step must be a theoretical monthly paper. I am very inclined to express this special ruling to the 'Militant.'"

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        The Iliad [together with] The Odyssey.

      London: The Nonesuch Press,, 1931. Translated by Alexander Pope. 2 volumes, tall octavo. Original tan morocco, raised bands, titles to spines and double rules to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Title-pages printed in black and red, ornaments designed and engraved by Rudolf Koch. With the publisher's printed slip advising on how the pages should be opened. Spines slightly faded, some light marks to front covers, internally fresh. An excellent set. First Nonesuch Press editions. The text is in Greek with parallel English translations by Alexander Pope, first published in 1715 (The Iliad) and 1725 (The Odyssey). The Iliad is number 250 of 925 copies for sale in England; The Odyssey number 51 of 835 copies for sale in England.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Waves.

      London: Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press,, 1931. Octavo. Original purple cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell, and contemporary plain paper wrapper. Spine ends faded, covers lightly mottled, internally fresh save light spray of foxing to rear pastedown; an excellent copy in the jacket with toned spine, small circle of browning to spine panel corresponding to loss on the paper wrapper, and some nicks to spine flaps. First edition, first impression, with an excellent association: this copy is from the library of the Brace family, though unmarked as such. Donald Brace, co-founder of Harcourt Brace, the American publisher of the Hogarth Press books, was a personal friend of the Woolfs, visiting them on his regular trips to London. The Waves was well-received in both the UK and US, where Brace, in a vote of confidence, printed a first edition of 10,000 copies. Leonard Woolf "always offered the press wares to Donald Brace first" and noted in a letter in 1929 to Livia Schitz-Svevo that he "considered Harcourt Brace the best American publisher" (Willis, Leonard and Viriginia Woolf as Publishers, p. 393).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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