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        Famous Horses of the American Turf (3 vol. set)

      Derrydale Press, New York 1931 - Each volume is one of a limited edition of 750 copies. All volumes are green cloth with gilt stamped spines. Volume III is the only one of the three which is also gilt stamped on the front panel. All three volumes are near fine with very little edge wear and slightly darkened gutters. The unpriced dust jackets, sleeved in mylar, are each printed in a different ink. Volume I is in black ink, volume II is printed in a brown shade, and volume III is printed in llight green. They all have lightly toned spines, some edge wear, most notable at the spine ends, and volume III has a 1/4" closed tear with associated crease on the bottom of both the front and rear panels. An infrequently encountered, especially with the jackets. International mailings will require additional postage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Trilby & Co. Books]
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        Mise en Page: The Theory and Practice of Lay-Out

      London: The Studio Ltd., 1931. 1931 Edition in English with French text provided at the end of the book. Internally VERY GOOD+, in worn binding. A uniquely imagined and produced work on graphic design, featuring innovative mixed-media layouts with striking interplay of type, illustration and photography; utilizing such techniques as lithography, pochoir, and collage , and using special pigments, papers and colored foils. There are 16 plates with constructions and/or produced from special materials. Text pages are printed in black and light blue, and generously illustrated with black & white halftones. Pages are near fine. Neatly penned owner name on title page (Helen Hunt Bencker - very possibly the artist/illustrator Helen Hunt Bencker Hoie for the handwriting closely resembles her signature). Short edge tear to one plate, otherwise pages are complete, clean and unmarked. Blue endpapers are clean and intact. The book is hardcover bound in yellow and black printed paper over boards (front cover also has silver stamping) and a black cloth spine with title stamped in orange. Boards are clean with moderate rubbing, edges worn with board showing at corner tips. The cloth spine, though present, has detached from the boards and there are some old tape repairs, primarily along the rear hinge, that have at least kept the cloth with the book. Spine cloth is tattered and worn. This has affected the strength of the binding and though the book block is still intact it is fragile. The book must have required some hand assembly - likely each copy is, to a degree, unique. 8-1/2 x 10-3/4". Unpaginated.. First Thus. Hard Cover. Fair+/No Jacket.

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      Christopher Publishing House,, 1931, Book Condition: Bound in embossed paper covered boards (with an overall leafy design) with gold lettering on the front and spine. Some light overall soiling and slight fading of the lettering on the spine, a hint of bowing to the boards, but overall ... (Truncated), First printing.. Condition: Bound in embossed paper covered boards (with an overall leafy design) with gold lettering on the front and spine. Some light overall soiling and slight fading of the lettering on the spine, a hint of bowing to the boards, but overall in very good condition. A scarce book in the first edition, and especially so inscribed.. Includes poems, a collection of humorous prose pieces in dialect and a drama entitled "Environment." INSCRIBED by the author to 'Mrs. L. Green' with the notation "'Zipporah' in 'Green Pastures' 1931" added below her signature. In addition, this copy has the ownership name of noted African American attorney Wendell E. Green (one of the founders of the National Bar Association in 1925).

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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Rencontres de Monsieur Bréot.

      Paris Mornay 1931In-8, 286-(2) pp., couvertures conservées, demi-maroquin à coins bleu (Alix). Edition illustrée de gravures coloriées au pochoir par George Barbier et tirée à 1091 exemplaires. Celui-ci est un des 66 sur Japon, après un exemplaire unique sur Japon. Dos foncé. photographies et détails à la demande.

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        Of Human Bondage

      William Heinemann LTD. (1931), London - Original green cloth, lettered in black on the front board and the spine. Illustrated dust jacket, signed by "MB", housed in a green cloth, clamshell case. 3/6 price stated on the spine of the jacket. Third impression. Inscribed and signed by the author at the half-title. Very scarce dust jacket, identical to the suppressed first edition due to "MB" having drawn the main character's club foot on the wrong leg. The dust jacket has benefited from some much needed TLC - removal of old tatty tape repair to verso and the closing of some tears which threatened to worsen over time. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: First Place Books]
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        El Gran Teatre Del Liceo De Barcelona. 1837- 1930. Amb Un Prefaci: "Còm S'ha Arribat al Liceu", Per F. Carreras Candi. Mil Vint Documents Gràfics Intercalats al Text, I Altres Trenta En Làmines a Part, a Tot Color.

      Oliva De Vilanova, Barcelona 1931 - Bella edición de sólo 750 ejemplares, en muy buen papel de hilo. Sumamente ilustrada. Gran obra. = XXIV - 406 pp. todas ilustradas, más láminas color. Enc. a medio pergamino con puntas, lomo con nervios y tejuelos. Size: 35,5 x 25,5 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Prague, Fotograficky Obzor, 1931-1940. 10 volumes in-8, toilé. Maquette de couverture, différente pour chaque volume; dessinée par Karel Teige. Chaque numéro de ce recueil annuel de la photographie tchécoslovaque contient un texte de présentation et 64 pl.anches. Reproduction des travaux de : Ksssler, Funke, Mikes, Vojanec, Saphir, Bauer, Drtikol, Sudek, etc.

      [Bookseller: Didier Lecointre-Dominique Drouet]
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        Albenkonvolut mit Theateraufführungen: Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, Theater am Kurfürstendamm Berlin, Theater am Schiffbauerdamm Berlin, Volksbühne Berlin, Deutsches Künstlertheater Berlin, Schauspielhaus Stuttgart, Kleines Operettentheater Leipzig, Städtische Oper Berlin

      Ab 1931 - Sehr großes, leider aber unvollständiges (beschädigtes) Albenkonvolut mit Fotos von Theateraufführungen dieser Bühnen: Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, Theater am Kurfürstendamm Berlin, Theater am Schiffbauerdamm Berlin, Volksbühne Berlin, Deutsches Künstlertheater Berlin, Schauspielhaus Stuttgart, Kleines Operettentheater Leipzig, Städtische Oper Berlin; mit stärkeren Gebrauchspuren. Einzelne Aufführungen und Inhalte der Alben (in Auswahl): Volksbühne Berlin, Die Großherzogin von Gerolstein, Aufführung vom Dezember 1931; Darmstadt, Hessisches Landestheater, Bajazzo, Leoncavallo, Aufführung Dezember 1931; Die lustige Witwe, Aufführung 31. Dezember 1931; Rauhnacht, Februar 1932; Don Juan - Mozart, Februar 1932; Volksbühne Berlin, Sturm im Wasserglas, Mai 1932; Volksbühne Berlin, Die goldene Uhr, Aufführung 1. Juni 1932; Berlin, Städtische Oper, Undine, Aufführung August 1932; Darmstadt, Konzert (?), September 1932; Darmstadt, Hessisches Landestheater, Madame Butterfly, Aufführung September 1932; Darmstadt, Hessisches Landestheater, Eugen Onegin, Aufführung Oktober 1932; Darmstadt, Hessisches Landestheater, Die Csardasfürsten, Aufführung 29. Oktober 1932; Darmstadt, Katharina Knie, Aufführung Dezember 1932; Darmstadt, Der Mustergatte, Aufführung Dezember 1932; Darmstadt, Pygmalion, Aufführung Dezember 1932; Darmstadt, Blume von Hawaii, Aufführung 25. Februar 1933; Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, eine Anzensgruber-Aufführung, Der Gwissenswurm, undatiert; Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, Der Freier (Eichendorff / Zoff), undatiert; Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, Aufführung Der 18. Oktober, datiert; 20. April 1933 (damals kein unwichtiger Tag); Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, Shakespeare, Widerspenstige Zähmung, undatiert; Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, eine Björnson-Aufführung, undatiert; Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, Gustav Freytag, Die Journalisten, undatiert; Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, Der Vogelhändler, Juni 1933; Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, Künneke, Eine glückliche Reise, Aufführung Juni 1933; Hänsel und Gretel von Humperdinck; Wiener Blut von Strauß; Mathes brichts . . . (?); Don Pasquale von Donizetti; die Januaraufführung 1935 Das kleine Kaffee von Benatzky, Deutsches Künstlertheater Berlin (mit schönen Großfotos); Baden Baden, eine Wrede-Aufführung der Stuttgarter Schauspiele, leider undatiert; Leonie, Theater am Kurfürstendamm, 11. November 1936; Komödie, Mai 1935; eine weitere Aufführung im Berliner Theater am Kurfürstendamm, 22. August 1936; Rätsel um Beate, September 1936, Berlin, Komödie; Mädel ahoi, Theater am Schiffbauerdamm, 22. April 1937; Leipzig, kleines Operettentheater, 11. Juni 1937; Der Herr mit dem Zylinderhut, Theater am Schiffbauerdamm . . .; es taucht gelegentlich auch der Name Horst Petzold auf, sowie Gaza Studios . . . Wir haben für dieses Album eine übersichtliche Internetseite mit sehr vielen Bildern zusammengestellt, die Sie abrufen können unter der Webadresse Bei ernsthaftem Interesse können weitere Fotos angefordert werden. Am Wochenende kein Versand, ansonsten Schnellversand registriert (oft noch am gleichen Tag)

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        Autograph quotation signed ("Shah Wali"). In Arabic and French. Paris, 6. VII. 1931.

      1931. Folio. 1 page. On uncut wove paper, bearing the Schoellers-Parole blind embossed seal, margins uncut. The original autograph contribution of Shah Wali to the Committee of the World League for Peace (Ligue Mondiale pour la Paix), a remarkable organization formed in 1925 with close ties to the League of Nations. The Committee itself was composed of such notaries as Queen Elizabeth of Belgium, King Carol II of Romania, John D Rockefeller, Marie Curie, and Albert Einstein, who personally gathered the present manuscripts over the course of seven years (1925-32). Among the public figures who contributed to the project were dignitaries from the newly-created League of Nations' member states. The inscription is in Arabic with a typset translation below: "War is a terrible catastrophe, which all peoples of all epochs have always abhorred. [Signed] Prince Shah Wali, Minister of Afghanistan in Paris". - Shah Wali, the brother of Mohammad Nader (ruler of Afghanistan 1929-33), was posted in Europe as a foreign minister from 1929 until 1945. Pax Mundi. Livre d'or de la paix. Enquete universelle de la Ligue mondiale pour la paix sous le haut patronage de son comite d'honneur avec l'approbation de la Societe des nations, du Bureau international du travail et de la Cour permanente de justice internationale. Geneve, Societe paxunis, 1932.

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        The Foundations of Mathematics

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd.,, 1931. and other Logical Essays. 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.

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        Erich Heckel.

      - [Graphik]. Berlin, Euphorion Verlag (= Graphik der Gegenwart Band 1) 1931. Mit 5 Orig.-Holzschnitten und 48 Abbildungen. Gr.-8°. 30 Bl. Farbig illustr. Orig.-Pappband. "Erste Ausgabe der ersten Monographie über die Graphik Heckels. - Dube 348-352. - Jentsch 166. - Auf den Vorsätzen mit den beiden Original-Holzschnitten "Zirkus" und "Tanzende Matrosen" in Rot, Braun und Blau (Dube 349-350), auf den Deckeln ein Original-Holzschnitt in Schwarz und Blau (Dube 348), als Frontspiz der Orig.-Holzschnitt "Stadion" (Dube 352), sowie eine Holzschnitt-Vignette (Dube 351) auf Seite 5. - Gutes Exemplar." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stammerjohann]
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        Band 1: Erich Heckel. Mit 4 (3 farb.) Orig.-Holzschnitten u. 1 Orig.-Holzschnittvignette.

      Euphorion, Berlin 1931 - Berlin, Euphorion 1931. Gr.-8°. 1 Bl., Frontispiz, (4 S.), 48 Tafeln (Holzschnitte, Lithographien, Radierungen), 2 Bl., OPp. (stellenw. etw. nachgedunkelt, ein Gelenk mit einer 1 cm langen Läsur sowie einem ca. 6,5 cm langen Haarriß im sehr empfindlichen Überzugspapier, Fußkapital gering bestoßen). Ansonsten, vor allem innen, sehr gutes, frisches Exemplar. Jentsch 166. Dube 348 - 352. * Mit dem Holzschnitt in Blau u. Schwarz über beide Deckel (Der Holzschneider u. der Drucker), zwei doppelblattgr. Holzschnitten in Rot u. Blau auf den Vorsätzen (Zirkus; Tanzende Matrosen), dem schwarzweißen Holzschnitt "Stadion" als Frontispiz sowie einem figürlichen Monogramm "EH". Druck sämtlicher Holzschnitte von den Stöcken. Erster u. einziger Band dieser Reihe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London: Macmillan and Co. Ltd. 1931. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A superb fine copy, the binding clean and square, the contents with a neat ink signature to the front free endpaper otherwise clean and bright throughout. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (10/6 net to the front flap). An exceptional example. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        The Night Before Christmas.

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd,, 1931. Octavo. Original pictorial printed wrappers, illustrated endpapers. With the dust jacket. Housed in a red quarter morocco, fleece-lined solander box. Colour frontispiece and 3 colour plates, black and white illustrations in the text, by Rackham. Jacket a little soiled and toned, some chips, nicks and tears (with some loss at head of spine), binding slightly worn at head, scattered pale foxing. A very good copy. First trade edition, first impression. With an original pen-and-ink drawing of a sprightly (and spritely) St. Nicholas (Father Christmas) on the half-title, inscribed "To Fanny with best wishes from Edyth and Arthur Rackham, Christmas 1931". "Fanny" was Rackham's sister-in-law.

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        Arthur Rackham's four uncommon Christmas Titles published between 1931 and 1934. All First Editions

      The Night Before Christmas by Dr Clement C. Moore, 1931. The King of the Golden River by John Ruskin, 1932 Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti, 1933 Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning, 1934 Books: All tight and tidy copies of all four editions in very good condition with tight, firm and square soft backs. Intact black and white illustrations and 4 colour plates in all books. Uncut pages in all books (except the King of the Golden River) and slightly age toned pages. Dustjackets: All four copies with unclipped dust jackets and intact coloured illustrations on the front end pages. Each edition is protected in clear film covers. The Night Before Christmas has foxing on the dust jacket and a small tear on the spine. The Pied Piper of Hamelin has a browned spine. Size: 23 cm x 15 cm

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        The Night Before Christmas;

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd,, 1931?4. [together with:] RUSKIN, John. The King of the Golden River; [and:] ROSSETTI, Christina. Goblin Market; [and:] BROWNING, Robert. The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Together 4 works, octavo. Original pictorial printed wrappers, illustrated endpapers. With the dust jackets. Each work with colour frontispiece and 3 colour plates, black and white illustrations in the text, all by Rackham. Jackets lightly soiled and a little worn, small ownership inscription to front free endpaper of fourth work, all very good to excellent. First trade editions, first impressions.

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      Pencil, pen and ink on paper. The image features Mole relaxing on the river bank, under the shade of some dock-leaves. The image measures 12 x 17 cm on a sheet measuring 16.5 x 26 cm. Signed with initials bottom right. Inscribed by the artist in pencil beneath the mount with the illustration title, book title and [incorrect] page number. The illustration appears on page 152 of the 1931 first Shepard illustrated edition of "The Wind in the Willows" in the chapter "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn".

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        The Hardy Boys -- What Happened at Midnight

      Grosset & Dunlap, 1931 The true first edition, first printing, 1931A-1, with a facsimile dust jacket supplied. Very good red cloth book in a fine dust jacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine.

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      Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith 1931 - First edition, first printing. Near Fine, with a thin strip of toning to cloth at head of spine, former owner bookplate to front paste down, and verso of half-title page shows small tears at gutter, in a Very Good dust jacket with publisher's price of $2.50 intact, a 2-3/4" long hairline crack at the base of the front spine joint, darkening to spine panel, edge wear and light chipping with shallow loss at the spine ends. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd., 1931. First edition, first printing.. Hardcover. This is a premium example of the elusive first issue of the hardcover binding of the first edition. India is a collection of 10 speeches made by Churchill as part of his campaign against the India Bill, over which he broke with his party?s leadership. Though his cause was lost, these speeches are considered to contain some of the finest examples of Churchill's rhetorical brilliance. Churchill spent formative time as a young 19th century cavalry officer fighting on the northwest Indian frontier, about which he would write his first published book. He did not adopt an early progressive attitude toward relinquishing control over the crown jewel of Britain's colonial empire. Nonetheless, it is instructive to remember that many of Churchill's dire warnings about Indian independence proved prophetic. Churchill had warned that too swift a British withdrawal from India would lead to bloody civil war and sectarian strife between Hindus and Muslims, Hindu domination, and destabilizing political balkanization of the subcontinent. All these predictions came to pass and, to a considerable extent, persist today. The first edition is most commonly found in orange paper wraps. A much rarer variant was issued in a hardcover binding with two variants - one with the spine title reading horizontally and one with the spine title reading vertically as it does on the wraps issues. Per Churchill Bibliographer Ronald Cohen (pp. 372-375) the horizontal title binding preceded the vertical title variant. Offered here is a compelling example of this elusive hardbound first edition with horizontal spine title. Condition is near fine. The orange cloth binding remains square and tight with sharp corners and virtually no wear. Most impressive for the edition, the spine has been spared the usual sunning and retains bright color, with virtually no color shift between the covers and spine. We note only minor overall soiling to the coarse cloth binding. The binding is now protected with a removable, clear mylar cover. The contents are likewise excellent. Trivial spotting is confined to the text block fore edge. The sole previous ownership mark, intriguingly, is female and dated "June 1931." Note that publication was 27 May 1931. The previous owner name and date is inked on the upper front free endpaper. We also note a few instances of orange color bleed from either the dust jacket or the binding at the edges of the endsheets. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A92.1.a, Woods/ICS A38(a), Langworth p.150.

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        The Compleat Angler,

      London: George G. Harrap & Co Ltd,, 1931. The Compleat Angler, or The Contemplative Man's Recreation. Being a Discourse of Rivers, Fishponds, Fish and Fishing Not Unworthy the Perusal of most Anglers. Small quarto. Original vellum, titles to spine and front cover gilt, three-line gilt border on front cover, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, pictorial endpapers. Colour frontispiece and 11 coloured plates with captioned tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, by Rackham. Spine nicked at head, old pale stain at foot of back cover (with only very slight discolouration to a few pages). A very good copy. Deluxe edition, number 202 of 775 copies signed by the artist.

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        Featuring Konstantin Melnikov's Constructivist Architecture For Social Reform

      Moscow, Leningrad (St Petersburg), 1931. Album of photographs and postcards highlighting the architectural works of Konstantin Melnikov in Russia's two prominent cities compiled by a visitor who attended the Moscow International Conference of Psychotechnics in 1931. Includes a menu with dedication and original signature by architect Melnikov. A scant few views are from Berlin. Contains 18 photographic views and colour postcards captioned in manuscript, 8 ephemeral documents such as travel tickets schedules and Deruluft air ads, and 1 map with his travel routes outlined in manuscript, the lot mounted to taupe cardstock leaves. Oblong 8vo. string-tied album measuring approximately 28 x 21.5 cm, marbled paper boards with typescript label to front. Views measure approximately 14 x 10 cm; other keepsake documents vary in size. Evidently interested in architecture, the traveller's album of views is centered on constructivist and functionalist movements, and indicates a distinct appreciation for the work of Russian architect Konstantin Melnikov. Also included are some of Moscow's magnificent eighteenth century buildings. The traveller flew with the short-lived Soviet-German airline Deruluft and participated in the VII Conférence Internationale de Psychotechnique [Moscow International Conference of Psychotechnics] in Moscow from 8 to 13 September 1931. His entrance pass is printed in French. Psychotechnics applies a psychological approach to technology, industry, and so forth, to control and modify human behavior for a practical purpose, such as social or economic problems. Significant examples of this practice being applied to architecture, were plentiful at the time of this tour to Russia as the Marxist-Leninist atheist Bolshevik revolutionaries and had busied themselves with expropriating churches to suppress religion, and replacing them with social clubs for "more appropriate entertainment." Nation-wide construction projects for clubs, dedicated to labour workers, which combined propaganda, educational and community center functions, were launched in 1926 and peaked in 1927, when trade unions commissioned 30 new clubs in the Moscow region. Melnikov won five of these ten projects (his sixth club is located in Likino-Dulyovo). Some of the photographic postcard views in this album inlcude: •The Rusakov Workers' Club, a notable example of constructivist architecture, designed by Konstantin Melnikov and constructed in 1927-1928 •The Kauchuk Factory Club, built from 1927 to 1929, a constructivist public building designed by Konstantin Melnikov •An apartment house for employees of the Foreign Affairs commissariat, designed by Melnikov and built in 1928. •Soviet Square, known as the Red Square today, showing the Obelisk of Liberty and the Lenin institute •Pashkov House, a neoclassical mansion bult in 1784-1786 which overlooks the Kremlin, the old building of the Russian State Library •A view of Saint Petersburg's Kunstkamera from across the Neva river, from the vantage point of the bronze lion monument near Palace Bridge. Established by Peter the Great and completed in 1727 it was the first museum in Russia, and later became the original headquarters of the Imperial Academy of Sciences. •The hydroelectric station and dam of the Volkhov river, situated in the industrial town of Volkhov. Construction work began in 1918 and was completed in 1927 with a capacity of 6,000 kilowatts. Lovely colour postcards illustrate historic scenes such as the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the iconic Moscow Kremlin. A map shows extensive travels through Russia and Germany, and also to Belgium, Holland, France, Sweden and England, with air routes, mostly of the Soviet-German airline Deruluft, delineated in manuscript on a map mounted to the second page. Finally, a menu from the Grand Hotel in Moscow, printed in French, is annotated and signed by the famous architect Konstantin Melnikov. Konstantin Stepanovich Melnikov (1890-1974) was a Russian architect, painter, professor, and a leader of the avant-garde movement in Moscow. He was born in the Moscow suburb of Petvosko-Razumovskii district. His architectural work, compressed into a single decade (1923-1933), placed him on the front end of 1920's avant-garde architecture. Constructivist architecture flourished in the Soviet Union in the 1920's and early 1930's. It combined advanced technology and engineering with an avowedly Communist social purpose. Although it was divided into several competing factions, the movement produced many pioneering projects and finished buildings, before falling out of favour around 1932. It has left marked effects on later developments in architecture. Constructivism is a theory of knowledge that argues that humans generate knowledge and meaning from an interaction between their experiences and their ideas. It has influenced a number of disciplines, including psychology, sociology, education, the history of science, and even architecture. Constructivist architecture was a form of modern architecture that flourished in the Soviet Union in the 1920s and early 1930s. It combined advanced technology and engineering with an avowedly Communist social purpose. Although it was divided into several competing factions, the movement produced many pioneering projects and finished buildings, before falling out of favour around 1932. It has left marked effects on later developments in architecture. Deruluft (Deutsch-Russische Luftverkehrs A.G.) was a joint Soviet-German airline, established on 24 November 1921. Deruluft opened its first service to Moscow from Königsberg on 1 May 1922. It started a new route from Berlin via Tallinn to Leningrad on 6 June 1928, and maintained both routes until 31 March 1936.

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        The Waves

      The Hogarth Press, London, 1931. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1st impression in publisher's original purple cloth with gilt titles to spine - still very fresh and bright with some very limited colour loss towards bottom end of spine and adjacent corner of rear board and without the usual general fading to spine. The binding is tight, sound and square. Internally clean with no inscriptions. The original, unclipped dustjacket, designed by the author's sister Vanessa Bell, which has benefitted from some professional restoration, mainly to spine, is complete and still vibrant. A very nice copy in a very good jacket - scarce in this condition. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 00087

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        TAPUSCRIT ORIGINAL DE: "Les lettres philosophiques de VOLTAIRE. Avec un index des noms cités".

      S.N. S.L. S.D.(1931) Important tapuscrit original in-8 carré ( 265 X 205 mm ), demi-percaline violine, dos lisse orné d'un fer maçonnique doré. 224 pages avec de très nombreuses corrections manuscrites de la main d'Albert LANTOINE. D'autres photos sur

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        Ausstellung Kunsthütte Chemnitz. Erich Heckel.

      Chemnitz Städtisches Museum 1931 - 15 (1) S. Mit 16 Tafeln. Umschlag mit dem von 2 Stöcken gedruckten farbigen Originalholzschnitt, der sich leporelloartig nach innen fortsetzt. Er zeigt Heckel als Hochseilkünstler und ein Gruppenbild der vier Meister der "Brücke". Von Heckel auf dem vorderen Einbanddeckel signiert. Dube 346, 347. Ausstellung vom 18. März - 30. April 1931 mit Bildern aus den Jahren 1906-1930. - Einband lose. Gewicht (Gramm): 200 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE EUROPEAN CARAVAN. An Anthology of the New Spirit in European Literature. Compiled and Edited by Samuel Putnam, Maida Castelhun Darnton, George Reavey, and J. Bronowski. Part I: France, Spain, England, and Ireland.

      FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in green, top edge dyed green. With the dust jacket. Light partial tanning and a few spots to endpapers, contents faintly toned. Cloth bright and fresh, an excellent copy in the jacket with tanned spine panel and a closed tear to the upper panel. First edition, first printing. This was the sole volume published of a far more extensive project designed to bring a cross section of cutting edge world literature to the American public. The venture was never fully realised and perhaps its lasting legacy will prove to have been as Beckett's first appearance in a US publication.

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        The Compleat Angler.

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd,, 1931. or The Contemplative Man's Recreation. Being a discourse of rivers, fishponds, fish and fishing not unworthy the perusal of most anglers. Small quarto. Publisher's green morocco, titles and decoration to spine and front cover gilt, double gilt fillet to front cover, top edge gilt, green pictorial endpapers. Colour frontispiece and 11 coloured plates with captioned tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, by Rackham. An excellent copy. First trade edition in the publisher's special binding as noted by Riall.

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        Histoire générale illustrée du Théâtre.

      Paris, Librairie de France, 1931 à 1934.5 volumes in-4 de [3]-V-[4]-236-[4] / 300-[10] / [8]-269-[6] / [10]-438-[2] et [10]-296-[8] pages. Belles reliure plein veau, mosaïqués en couleurs et argent, titres et tomaison dorés au dos, belle gardes ornées, couvertures et dos conservés, étuis rouge simili-bois bordé de cuir assorti. Dos des tomes I et IV un peu frottés, dos un peu passé et étui fendu en tête pour le V. Richement illustré in et hors-texte, en noir et en couleurs. Tome I. Le théâtre grec, le théâtre latin. Tome II. Le théâtre profane au Moyen-Age. Le théâtre espagnol. Le théâtre italien. Tome III. Le théâtre anglais. Le théâtre français. Tome IV. Le théâtre français. Le théâtre européen au XVIIIe siècle. Tome V. Le théâtre français. Le théâtre européen.

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      DISNEY, WALT. 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!

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        Old Waldorf Bar Days, with the Cognomina and Composition of Four Hundred and Ninety-one Appealing Appetizers and Salutary Potations Long Known, Admired and Served at the Famous Brass Rail; ...also... A Glossary for the Use of Antiquarians and Students of American Mores

      New York: Aventine Press, 1931. Octavo, 242, [5] pages. First edition. With bar history, as well as profiles of some of the illustrious customers, and explanations of how some of the cocktail recipes came to be. Some light scuffing, otherwise very good in original decorated silver cloth. Lacking the scarce dust jacket. Inscribed at length by the author in the year of publication, "To 'Dick' Callahan, beloved by many of his associates in old days on the old "bar"...

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      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1931 312 pages with illustrations. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's black cloth with front board and spine stamped in turquoise in original publisher's pictorial jacket. Signed by the author on the front free end paper. First edition.Though Thorne Smith's most popular works involve elements of fantasy and science fiction, the clever novel Turnabout takes his penchant for incorporating supernatural and magical themes in his work and puts one such plot twist to use as a comedic tool. An ancient Egyptian idol grows weary of the seemingly never-ending spats between the Willows, a young married couple, and forces them to switch bodies. As you might expect, hilarious hijinks ensue. Sally Willows envied her adman husband his glamorous work; Tim Willows felt Sally lived in ease and luxury while he was sweating to pay the bills. So an ill-tempered minor god, tired of their bickering, worked a modest miracle, and Sally Willows, now occupying her husband's body, experienced the full horrors of the Nationwide Advertising Agency, while Tim, now outwardly Sally, dealt with the amorous advances of a local Lothario. It was a toss-up whether Sally/Tim's well-earned dismissal or Tim/Sally's bizarre attempt at murder was more spectacular - but both seemed insignificant when Tim found he was pregnant!Turnabout was made into a 1940 comedy film directed by Hal Roach and starring Adolphe Menjou, Carole Landis and John Hubbard. Based on the 1931 novel of the same name by Thorne Smith, the screenplay was written by Mickell Novack, Bernie Giler and John McClain with additional dialogue by Rian James. It was also a an American television situation comedy that first aired on NBC in 1979, based on the 1931 novel of the same title by Thorne Smith. The plot was about a husband and wife who found themselves inhabiting each other's bodies, similar to the plot of Freaky Friday. The series.Condition:Signed on front free end paper, lightly rubbed and soiled. Jacket restored and repaired at edges, jack spine lightly sunned, some rubbing and thumb soiling to jacket still a near fine copy in like jacket.

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        Clothes An Essay upon the Nature and Significance of the Natural and Artificial Integuements Worn by Men and Women

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1931. Mary Gill's presentation copy of the special edition with pencil notes by Gill. Presentation copy of the special edition ie one of 7 not for sale of 160 copies, signed by Eric Gill. 10 wood-engravings by Eric Gill, some full-page, some in the text. 8vo., original quarter brown pigskin with Cockerel marbled paper covered boards, spine lettered in gilt. With Eric Gill's Pigotts bookplate on which he has written the initials of his wife Mary Ethel Gill. The front free endpaper also has manuscript notes by Gill in ink and pencil. One of the notes points to the erratum he has written in ink on p.84. The others point to the name of his engraving on p.51 (Art and Industry) and to the pages where he references birth control (B-C).

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      Oxford By Basil Blackwell at the Shakespeare Head Press 1931. - 11 volumes. Large Paper Edition in eleven volumes complete, comprising the complete fiction,LIMITED to 1000 numbered copies. Other volumes comprising correspondence, letters etc. were published three to seven years later. With illustrations by Jack Hewer comprising thirty landscape and architectural views. Tall 8vo, in the original green buckram, with printed paper spine labels. A lovely handsome set, trivial rubbing, neat bookplate with discard stamp, and dime size discreet blindstamp to the bottom of the title-page, otherwise spotless. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Josephine Baker vue par la Presse Française. [At head of title: Pepito Abatino Présente]

      Paris: [Editions Isis], 1931. Used; Like New/Used; Like New. 60 pp. promotional brochure, by her long-time manager and lover, celebrating the art of Josephine Baker during her years in Paris, including scores of excerpts and entire reviews of her art by a wide variety of cultural figures writing in myriad venues, an introductory text by Abatino (Josephine Baker vue par son Manager), a list by Baker (Josephine Baker vue par elle-même), profusely illustrated throughout after both photographs and drawings, including some full-page portraits. Sm. 4to. Orig. illustrated silver-foil wrapper, heavily worn, creased and chipped, attached at spine by only a small area else fully separated. An unnumbered copy aside from the deluxe issue of 50 copies with the same silver-foil presentation, separate from the edition with a paper wrapper, only one similar copy recorded in the US by Worldcat.<br style="">A charming publication by Abatino, a Sicilian former stone mason who passed himself off as a count, and who was Baker's manager and lover from 1926-1935. Baker, a favorite muse of many cultural figures including Pciasso, Christian Dior, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Langston Hughes, etc., is celebrated as well by the French press. Among the scores of textual contributors are Andre Levinson, Le Corbusier, Gerard Bauer, Marcel Sauvage, Erich Maria Remarque, Colette, Edouard Schneider, et al.; many of the reviews are identified only by the periodicals in which they appeared. The photographs are by Keystone Studio, Manuel Frères, and R. Sobol, other illustrations are by Paul Colin, Andre Foy, Kantor, Mirabelli, Jeannette Paul-Carrier, Jean Dunand, Chancel, Addouard, et al. <br style="">Baker was most noted as a singer, while in her early career she was a celebrated dancer. She was given the nicknames the "Black Venus" or the "Black Pearl", as well as the "Créole Goddess" in anglophone nations, while in France she has always been known in the old theatrical tradition as "La Baker."

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        Eigenh. Postkarte mit U. Budapest, 11. XII. 1931.

      1931. ¾ S. 8vo. Mit eh. Adresse. An die Universal Edition, Wien I, Karlsplatz 6: "Ihren heute eingetroffenen Brief werde ich am 17. d.M. (nächsten Donnerstag) in Wien mündlich beantworten. Ich würde Sie schon um 9 Uhr früh besuchen und würde gerne auch über verschiedene andere Angelegenheiten mit Ihnen sprechen [...]". - Im linken Rand gelocht (geringf. Textberührung); papierbedingt etwas gebräunt und mit Eingangsstempel.

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        Vain Pursuit

      London: Grant Richards. (1931). First. First edition. Slight foxing, very good or better with minimal wear in very good dustwrapper (illustrated by Arthur Watts) with modest chipping at the crown and some short tears. The Dedication Copy, Inscribed by the author to his daughter utilizing the printed dedication: "[printed: To Helene and John] with great affection, Grant Richards, March, 1931" Novel about fashionable folk set in Mayfair, Paris, the Rivera, and New York. Scarce in jacket, unique in the dedication. .

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        Pomes Penyeach

      Cleveland: Privately Printed 1931. Numbered limited edition. This is copy no. 47 of an edition limited to 100 copies. This is one of the pirated first American edition. Unpaginated. Full brown cloth with gilt lettering to front board. Protected in a clear acetate wrapper. Printed by hand on Georgian Book paper. Faint rubbing to spine ends. No ownership names. In Near Fine to Fine condition. . Near Fine. Cloth. Limited Numbered Edition. 1931. 8vo..

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        Le grand troupeau.

      1931 1 broché, couv. imp.. petit in-4 de 267-(4) pp. ; Paris, Éditions de la Nouvelle Revue Française, 1931, Edition originale.Tiré à 931 exemplaires. Un des 100 ex., réimposés dans le format in-4 tellières, sur papier vergé pur fil Lafuma réservés aux Bibliophiles de la Nouvelle Revue Française. Seul grand papier avec les 9 hors commerce sur le même papier.Talvart et Place VII-p. 103 : 1 c.

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        Nudisme; Thèse Pour le Doctorat en Médecine

      Y. Cadoret, Bordeaux 1931 - 8vo.185 pp. Printed wrappers in clamshell case, very good, scarce. (30322). Male & female nudity. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        These Thirteen.

      New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith,, 1931. Stories. 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.

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        These 13

      New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, 1931. First Edition. 358 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Blue cloth. Very good in somewhat rubbed and soiled dust jacket (spine toned, chipped at ends). First Edition. 358 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Notable collection of Faulkner short stories.

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        L'ALSACE TRADITIONALISTE. Première partie : types et costumes. Deuxième partie : l'habitation rurale. 30 aquarelles reproduites en couleurs par la "sélechromie", 84 planches de dessins en noir reproduites en fac-similé.

      Librairie "Union" Strasbourg 1931 L'ALSACE TRADITIONALISTE. Première partie : types et costumes. Deuxième partie : l'habitation rurale. 30 aquarelles reproduites en couleurs par la "sélechromie", 84 planches de dessins en noir reproduites en fac-similé. Texte explicatif et détaillé par l'auteur. Edité sous le patronage du TOURING-CLUB de France. Préface de M. Henry DEFERT. In-4 sous emboîtage demi-percaline verte sous étui, comprenant : un volume broché de 157 pages, couverture ornée en couleurs30 planches en couleurs de costumes, à plusieurs personnages84 planches en noir d'ustensiles et de décors intérieurs et extérieurs. Exemplaire de passe sur pur fil Lafuma. Rare première édition. Trés bel exemplaire.4to under slipcase green half-percalin, including / understanding: a soft-cover volume of 157 pages, decorated cover colors 30 plates colors of costumes, with several characters 84 plates in black of ustensils and interior and external decorations. Specimen on pure wire Lafuma. Nice copy. D'autres photos sur

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      Paris Javal et Bourdeaux 1931Dix volumes in-4, 3000 pp. env. brochés (petits accrocs et ombres au dos, brochage parfois fragile, sinon beaux exemplaires). Cette monumentale édition est illustrée de deux cents hors-texte en couleurs d'Auguste Leroux. Les coloris et la variété des dessins en font une des plus belles éditions illustrées des aventures du célèbre séducteur. photographies et détails à la demande.

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        Eigenh. Manuskript (Fragment). O. O. u. D.

      1931. 2 halbe Seiten eines Quartblatts. "Jemand sagte, es sey schade daß der Zuckerbecker Schmidt, der immer zu Pferd ist, kein Stallmeister worden sey. 'Der Kerl, sagte er, reitet wo er geht u. steht.' G. wollte behaupten, es sey in N. ein junger Kerl, der so geschwind laufen könne, als das beste Pferd reite. Derselbe zeigte mir auf dem Caffehaus einen Mannheimer, der die neuen Canonen des Regiments Curprinz gebohren (gebohrt) habe [...] Die Aehnlichkeit zwischen Cartoffeln u. Adel soll nach dem beißenden Einfall eines Engländers darin bestehen, daß das Beste an beiden unter der Erde sey [...]" - Die untere Hälfte eines mittig durchgeschnittenen Quartblatts. Von anderer Hand im Rand bezeichnet "Hebel"; dies in Bleistift mit Fragezeichen versetzt und das Kartoffelrätsel angestrichen. Etwas braunfleckig. Provenienz: 1931 versteigert bei Meyer und Ernst, Berlin (Kat. 17, Nr. 217).

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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. - Slight wear to spine-ends; interior slightly browned, but clean and well-preserved. Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula, 1238. OCLC 1088989. Cf. Fück 231.

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        The Compleat Angler, or The Contemplative Man's Recreation

      London: George G. Harrap & Co Ltd, , 1931. Being a Discourse of Rivers, Fishponds, Fish and Fishing Not Unworthy the Perusal of most Anglers. Small quarto. Specially bound for the publisher by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in red crushed morocco, spine gilt tooled with a fish motif (closely resembling that used on copies in the vellum binding), concentric gilt panels on sides with fish motif at corners, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, three-line gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Housed in a red quarter morocco slipcase. Colour frontispiece and 11 coloured plates with captioned tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, by Rackham. Attractive bookplate of Cyril Sturla (a captain in The Cheshire Regiment during the Great War). An excellent copy. Deluxe edition, number 1 of 757 copies signed by the artist; this is one of a putative 10 "special copies" in a luxury binding commissioned by the publisher and containing an original signed pen-and-ink and watercolour sketch by Rackham (this one captioned "Handle him as if you loved him" ? Walton's dictum for handling a live frog before impaling it on a hook) and showing an amusing riparian scene with a frog pleading with a gentleman, while a typically Rackhamesque anthropomorphic tree looks on. Describing his artistic method for these "specials", Rackham pointed out that "my little sketches must inevitably be of a light hearted or joking nature... They have to be spontaneous and free handed. The nature of the paper is such that there can be no preparatory drawing and no alterations".

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