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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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      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.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
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        The Foundations of Mathematics and other Logical Essays.

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd., 1931 - Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, gilt titles and publisher's device to spine. With the dust jacket. Contemporary bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Light spotting to fore edge of text block and endpapers, top edge dusty. An excellent copy in a slightly chipped and dust-soiled jacket. First edition, first impression, of this collection of Frank P. Ramsey's essays on mathematics and logic, some of which are published here for the first time. Ramsey (1903–1930) was a Cambridge-based philosopher, a member of the Apostles, who died aged only 26 but contributed pioneering work to the field of logic that had been thrown into disarray by Russell and Wittgenstein. From the library of political philosopher John Plamenatz (1912–1975), with his ownership signature to the front pastedown. "Plamenatz was one of the most respected (and prolific) writers on political theory in the English-speaking world. He developed no theoretical system of his own, sought no unifying historical or metaphysical pattern, and neither belonged to nor created a school of political thought. For forty years he was engaged in the exposition and criticism of the classical political texts of the West, seeking to sift the true from the false, the profound from the shallow, substance from rhetoric, in a lifelong effort to examine the relations of the individual to society" (ODNB). His most important work, Man and Society, a survey of the major political thinkers from Machiavelli to Marx, was published in 1963. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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

      [Bookseller: Celler Versandantiquariat]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Rotes Antiquariat]
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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. " 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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Stader Kunst-Buch-Kabinett]
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      "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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      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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        Voilà. L'Hebdomadaire du reportage.

      Paris 1931-1932 64 livraisons reliées en 1 vol. in-folio, demi-toile noire (reliure de l'époque). Tête de collection de ce périodique de grand reportage fondé par Gaston Gallimard après Détective. Voila était un magazine hebdomadaire français de reportage édité par ZED-publications, société d'édition créée par Gaston Gallimard. Il est dirigé par les frères Joseph Kessel et Georges Kessel puis par Florent Fels, et est diffusé rapidement à quelque 350 000 exemplaires. Le 1er numéro, paru le 28 mars 1931, rassemble des reportages d'Albert Londres, L'Or chaud, et de Joseph Kessel avec son roman intitulé Le Coup de grâce ; Louis Roubaud, Georges Simenon, Henry de Monfreid ou encore l'aviateur Mermoz collaborèrent plus ou moins régulièrement au magazine, qui parut jusqu'au début de la Seconde Guerre mondiale (7 juin 1940). Bon exemplaire.

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        Under the North Pole

      1931 - WILKINS, George Hubert. Under the North Pole: The Wilkins-Ellsworth Submarine Expedition. [New York]: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, (1931). Octavo, original three-quarter blue cloth gilt, gray paper-covered boards, gray endpapers, top edge gilt, uncut. $2500.Limited deluxe first edition of this plan to explore Arctic waters in a submarine, number 159 of 275 copies signed by expedition leader Wilkins and submariner Sloan Danenhower. With fine original silver gelatin photographic frontispiece portrait of Wilkins, one map, 30 photographic plates, and two plans. A beautiful copy.Wilkins, a seasoned polar explorer and a veteran of the Australian Flying Corps, made his reputation when he "successfully carried out a remarkable program of pioneering air exploration which culminated in his historic flight with Carl Ben Eielson as pilot from Barrow in Alaska, eastward over the Arctic Ocean, to Spitsbergen, in April 1928". In 1931 came his famous venture by submarine in Arctic waters made with the twofold purpose of exploring the region from Spitsbergen westward via the North Pole to the Siberian coast and experimenting with the craft as a weather station, both above and below the ice and in radio contact with the outside world. A series of mishaps and mechanical breakdowns caused the expedition of the Nautilus to be abandoned, but not before it had been shown that a submarine could operate safely beneath the polar ice" (DNB). "A work unusual in Arctic literature, Wilkins' volume anticipates rather than reports the 1931 expedition of the Nautilus, an under-ice polar experiment led by George Hubert Wilkins. Under the North Pole is a work of composite authorship put together by Wilkins and drawing on the best polar expertise available; with contributions by Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Simon Lake, Sloan Danenhower, and Harald U. Sverdrup, with Wilkins contributing the chapters on the planning of the expedition. The volume also provides a facsimile of the prophetic chapter on under ice submarines in John Wilkins' Mathematicall Magick (the 17th-century author was apparently an ancestor of this Wilkins). Advance publication proved a wise precaution in that the expedition itself was largely a failure, remaining under ice for scarcely one hour". The submarine (renamed Nautilus in homage to Jules Verne) was lent to the expedition by the United States Navy but suffered some mysterious mechanical damage en route to Europe". When it reached the ice Wilkins found that the crew had sabotaged the ship by disabling its diving rudders, but he did force the Nautilus under the ice via other means if only for a limited duration, far short of his goal of reaching Siberia via the lower depths of the North Pole" (Stam & Stam 8.5). Issued simultaneously in a "Contributor's Edition" of 29 copies and in a trade edition. With errata slip. See Arctic Bibliography 19493; Fitzgerald 747. A fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Le Peseur d'Ames.

      - P. Antoine Roche 1931 In-4° broché, non coupé, sous couverture rempliée. Frontispice et 8 illustrations à pleine page, mise en couleurs par Jacomet de Francis PICABIA. Tirage limité à 330 exemplaires. Un des 294 sur vélin d'Arches à l'état de neuf. Edition Originale. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Emeutes en Espagne

      - Les éditions de France, Paris 1931, 14x20cm, broché. - Prima edizione, uno degli otto ex numerati sul Giappone, la nostra indossando la testina di stampa numero 1. Copia rara e bella con tutti i margini. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 8 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, le nôtre portant le N°1, tirage de tête. Rare et bel exemplaire à toutes marges.

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        A Modern Magdalen.

      New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Incorporated,, 1931. Octavo. Original pinkish-red cloth, black lettered spine and front cover. With the dust jacket. Peripheral nicks and creases to jacket, spine rolled. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing, very scarce: only seven copies located by OCLC (all in US institutional libraries), not in Copac. The jacket's breathless blurb outlines the plot: "The story of Marie-Rose Martiny, who, disappointed in love at the age of fifteen, resolves to sell her beauty for fame and wealth... She becomes, as Mimi Desfleurs, the world's most famous courtesan, and an applauded actress. She becomes mistress to a king, - her only love, Lord Filiberto, - the royal lover... A study of passionless passion, the passion for success, and underneath the touching story of a disillusioned woman eagerly seeking illusion". The jacket is a marvellous period piece.

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        Mickey Mouse Movie Stories.

      Philadelphia David McKay Company, 1931-34 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spines gilt, image pasted down to front boards. With the dust jackets. Housed in a black cloth slipcase by the Chelsea Bindery with a pictorial block of Mickey Mouse to the side in gilt. Spine ends slightly bumped. Exceptionally bright copies in jackets; Volume 1 jacket with small chips to head of spine, Volume 2 with light chipping to spine ends, extremities creased and with several closed tears, rear flap lacking, and tape repair to verso of rear panel. Walt Disney Studio black and white cartoon illustrations throughout. First editions, first printings. Each volume contains several short story adaptations of Mickey Mouse cartoons of the time. Volume 1 has a small black and white drawing of Mickey (recto) or Minnie (verso) which appears to dance as the pages are flipped. An uncommon set in dust jackets. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mickey Mouse Library. The Adventures of Mickey Mouse; Little Red Riding Hood and The Big Bad Wolf; Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf.

      Philadelphia: David McKay Co., 1931-34 - 3 volumes, octavo. Original pictorial printed wraps, cloth spines. Housed in the original pictorial box. Third volume with mild crease to rear top corner, box with wear to corners and edges, an excellent set. illustrations throughout by the Walt Disney Studio. First editions, first printings. Issued concurrently with the 1934 movie The Big Bad Wolf as a promotional item. This copy has a label bearing the words "3 Books" pasted onto the upper lid. This may account for the presence of the earlier, 1931 "Adventures of Mickey Mouse" in the set, certainly a welcome addition. The only set we have handled in the original publisher's box. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      - DISNEY,WALT. ADVENTURES OF MICKEY MOUSE BOOK 1. Philadelphia: McKay (1931). 8vo, red cloth, pictorial paste-on, fine. 1st edition of this early Disney item with fabulous color illustrations on every page of text and with color pictorial endpapers. Nice copy! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Man Verlag, Berlin 1931 - [1931]. 70 Seiten, 1 Blatt. Illustr. Orig.-Halbleinen. (Einband etwas berieben, bestoßen und fleckig, Leinen an den Kapitalen leicht ausgefranzt, Ecken leicht gestaucht, innen leicht fleckig bzw. fingerfleckig, im Ganzen noch ordentlich erhalten). Kleine Einrisse im weißen Rand auf den Seiten 31, 37, 39, 41, 43, 53 und dem letzten Blatt. - Der erste Micky Maus Film erschien 1930 in Deutschland und das vorliegende Buch ist die erste Micky Maus Publikation in Deutschland. - Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage oder auf unserer Homepage. 363 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Marius piece en quatre actes et six tableaux

      - Fasquelle editeurs 1931. Representée pour la première fois, a Paris, le 9 marx 1929 sur la scene du Theatre de Paris. Exemplaire 55 sur papier de Hollande numerotes ( 51 a 150). Rústica editorial fatigada ( falta un trozo en el lomo). 260 páginas con muchos testigos. Intonso. 22x15 cm. Ref: 4855 [LS/014122-4855]

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        Gli uccelli d'Italia. Con 308 fotoincisioni da acquarelli e fotografie originali e con 16 tavole a colori. Seconda edizione, riveduta ed aggiornata dal dott. Edgardo Moltoni (.) e dal dott. Carlo Vandoni.

      - Milano Rizzoli, 1931, in-4, legatura coeva in mezza pelle, titolo e filetti in oro al dorso (spellature), pp. XX, 752. Con illustrazioni come da frontespizio. Ceresoli, 346: "Magnifica opera considerata un capolavoro dell'arte tipografica". Lievi mancanze alla cartonatura dei piatti. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Mornay 1931Mornay, Coll. les Beaux Livres, 1931, 284 p., plein maroquin, 20.5x15.5cm, reliure signée Lix, couverture d'origine conservée, illustrations de George Barbier, exemplaire numéroté 403 (l'un des 877 sur Rives) ; dos insolé, bon état pour le reste, intérieur très propre, couleurs bien conservées.Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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      S.N. Bruxelles 1931 Grand in-8 ( 285 X 190 mm ) de 134 pages, broché. La TRILOGIE EROTIQUE de Paul VERLAINE ( Amies. - Femmes. - Hombres ). Edition illustrée de quinze compositions originales dessinées par Martin VAN MAËLE et augmentée d'un avant-propos par Le Vidame de Bozégy. 15 ( dont une en double soit 16 ) compositions originales fort libres "volantes" hors-texte dessinées par Martin VAN MAËLE et montées sur papier fort. Minimes défauts à la couverture, intérieur et illustrations très purs. Edition au tirage strictement limité à 350 exemplaires réservés aux souscripteurs et non mise dans le commerce, 1 des 325 exemplaires sur Hollande. D'autres photos sur

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        Original drawing of an Otter for a Tailpiece for Izaak Walton’s The Compleat Angler.

      1931. The original pen and ink drawing by Rackham, 7 x 4 ins., matted and framed, in perfect condition. Signed drawing of an otter on the shore, on toned paper, signed by Rackham.

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        Italian Paintings in America

      E. Weyhe 1931 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Adventures of Mickey Mouse Story and Illustrations by Staff of Walt Disney Studio Book I

      Philadelphia: David McKay Company, , 1931. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in grey morocco, titles to spine in silver, pictorial onlay of Mickey Mouse to front board, twin rule to turn-ins in silver, red and white patterned endpapers, silver edges. 32 colour illustrations, one to each page including title recto and verso. A fine copy. First edition, first printing, of the first Mickey Mouse picture book.

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        Le feu follet (envoi de l'auteur)

      Gallimard 1931 - Edition originale, sur papier d'édition, de ce roman, un hommage à un ami qui s'est suicidé deux ans auparavant, adapté à l'écran en 1963 dans un film de Louis Malle avec Maurice Ronet, puis en 2011 dans un film de Joachim Trier sous le titre "Oslo, 31 août", avec Anders Danielsen Lie, exemplaire du service de presse, envoi autographe signé de l'auteur, in-12, broché, 213 pages, très bon état. Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng La librairie offre aux clients d'AbeBooks 15% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 1500.0 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Die Zeichnungen des Gianlorenzo Bernini

      1931. Bernini. 2 vols., 205, 23 pp. text on various aspects of the master's drawings, extensive scholarly notes, bibliography, concordances, indices, 198 fine plates showing preparatory works for sculptures, architectural sketches and plans, figure drawings, caricatures, etc. Large 4to. Cloth, spine of Vol. 2 slightly torn. Berlin (Heinrich Keller) 1931. (Romische Forschungen der Bibliotheca Hertziana, 9). The beautifully produced scholarly work has become increasingly scarce.

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        The Dramatic Works. In six volumes. Edited by Montague Summers.

      London, the Nonesuch Press, 1931–2 - 6 volumes, large octavo. Near-contemporary red half morocco, spines gilt-lettered in two compartments, others gilt with floral sprays, dotted rules and central ornaments, red cloth sides, top edges gilt, others uncut. Spines very lightly sunned, a little foxing to deckle edges, still a fine set. First Edition thus, number 159 of 750 standard sets (another 50 being printed on Van Gelder paper), one of a series of fine editions of Restoration dramatists done by the eccentric bibliographer Montague Summers. "These handsome books made available for the first time the substance of a period of English drama formerly neglected and dismissed by such critics as Macaulay as unmeritable and indecent. Summers's 'Introductions' may well be the finest things he ever wrote, being in Edmund Gosse's words, 'astonishingly full of marrowy information'" (ODNB). D'Arch Smith B25. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The History and Art of Change Ringing. With a Foreword by the Rev. Canon G.F. Coleridge. IN FULL MOROCCO

      Chapman & Hall,, 1931. 8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece, numerous sepia-toned plates, and illustrations and musical scores in the text; handsomely bound in in navy full morocco, sides with gilt frame border, back with raised bands, second and fourth compartments ruled and lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. A splendid copy of scarce keynote work.

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        The Carolina Low-Country. Illustrations by Anna Heyward Taylor, Augustine T.S. Stoney, Alice R. Huger Smith, Elizabeth O'Neill Verner, and Albert Simons

      New York: Macmillan, 1931. First edition, 1/400 copies signed by each of the 16 contributors. 4to. x, (2), 326, (4) pp. Plates, some in color, double-page color map of the South Carolina low country. The South Carolina low country depicted by the leading writers, poets, and artists of the day. Owner's name, dated in the year of publication, on the front endpaper, spine ends rubbed, else very good. Gilt-stamped decorated two tone cloth, gilt spine title. (#5713).

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        Our Lady's Choir: A Contemporary Anthology of Verse by Catholic Sisters [Limited Edition, Signed]

      Bruce Humphries, Boston 1931 - Limited to 50 copies on Kelmscott Handmade paper of which this no. 72. Octavo (22cm.); full crimson brocade-like cloth, brown gilt spine label, top edge gilt, red cloth slipcase, printed paper label to slipcase spine; [2],xxx,213pp. Just a hint of spotting and wear to slipcase, else Fine. Signed by Braithwaite, Blunt, and Cram on first colophon page. Quite an attractive production, printed by Fred Anthoensen at the Southworth Press in Portland, Maine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Autograph postcard signed. Garmisch, 19. V. 1931.

      1931. Oblong 8vo. 1 p. With autogr. address. To Edgar Luis's concert office in Innsbruck, requesting front-row tickets for two different concerts: "Besten Dank für das schöne Festprogramm! Bitte reservieren Sie mir für meine Familie zu beiden Konzerten je 3 Plätze in der ersten Reihe [...]". - Slight waterstaining.

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        The Scottish National Dictionary [10 Volume Set]: Designed Partly on Regional Lines and Partly on Historical Principles, and Containing All the Scottish Words Known to Be in Use Or to Have Been in Use Since c. 1700

      Edinburgh: Scottish National Dictionary Association, [1931]-1976. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Near Fine. The definitive dictionary of the Modern (Lowland) Scots Language, published over a forty-five year span, in ten volumes, and about 5500 pages (substantially more than the 3200 projected in the first volume). The SND is a monolithic achievement in celebrating and documenting the language of the Scottish people. The volumes measure 8-1/2 by 11-1/2 inches and occupy about 24 inches of shelf space. The set weighs approximately 60 pounds (25kg). First edition (first printing). All volumes near fine or better in the publisher's matching light blue cloth. No dust jackets, perhaps as issued. (Expect international shipping of about 300 dollars).

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        D'Après Paris. Lithographies de Jean-Louis Boussingault.

      Paris, Les Amis de l'Amour de l'Art, Librairie de France, 1931 ; in-folio, broché ; (48) ff. non chiffrés, le premier et le dernier blancs, et 16 lithographies dont 15 hors-texte et une vignette de titre. Edition originale des poèmes et premier tirage des lithographies de Jean-Louis Boussingault ; tirage à 170 exemplaires, tous sur fort vélin d'Arches ; les lithographies ont été tirées à la presse à bras par Edmond Desjobert. Né à Paris (1883-1943), Boussingault fut l'ami de Desnoyer de Segonzac avec qui il fit son service militaire puis dont il partagea l'atelier, et de Luc-Albert Moreau qu'il retrouva à l'Académie Julian. Sa première expposition fut pour le Salon des Indépendants de 1909 ; il travailla pour Paul Poiret, le couturier, à un décor d'amazones et de mannequins, etc. Après la Grande Guerre, il voyagea et chercha à se défaire de toutes les influences. Sorti enrichi de cette solitude, il se fit un nom en peignant des nus, des portraits, natures mortes, et, bien-sûr, Paris, ses monuments et ses habitants qui, mêlés, forment des ambiances qu'il a magistralement réussi à rendre dans ses gravures et ses lithographies tout à fait originales. Petite trace d'insolation en pied du dos avec un minuscule manque de papier et petites traces poussiéreuses sur les bords extérieurs, sans gravité aucune ; bon exemplaire et bon tirage des lithographies.

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      Paris, Société des Médecins Bibliophiles, 1931. Avec eaux-fortes de P.A. Bouroux, toutes protégées par une serpente. Edition limitée à 150 exemplaires numérotés : no 44 nominatif pour un sociétaire. Papier de Rivers BFK. En feuillets sous couverture rempliée, chemise et étui cartons verts. 267 pages+tables+liste des sociétaires. Format 23,5x 28,5 cm. Usures de l'étui et de la chemise carton. Dos de la chemise décoloré. Sinon livre en bon état.

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        Pêcheurs de perles

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

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