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      Paris , SOCIÉTÉ NOUVELLE DES ÉDITIONS D'ART DEVAMBEZ, 1931 - Marthe, histoire d'une fille, de J.-K. Huysmans, illustré de vingt-neuf compositions originales, graveés a l'eau-forte par Auguste Brouet. 4to. pp. 126. . Molto buono (Very Good). . Edizione di 221 + XX esemplari numerati. . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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        The Wind in the Willows.

      London: Methuen, 1931. - First Shepard Illustrated Edition. Octavo. Bound in publisher's green cloth, with Mole, Rat, and Mr Toad in gilt to front board, gilt titles to spine; top edge stained green, cartographic endpapers. Front cover of dust wrapper shows the three protagonists next to a caravan, with titles and a portrait of Rat to spine, and a bankside scene to rear cover. Lavishly illustrated by Ernest Shepard. Binding is tight, with minor bumping to spine ends; top edge somewhat faded, edges show incipient spotting. Internally clean, with negligible spotting to prelims. Dust wrapper is rubbed, worn at corners, with small tears to top of spine. Shepard's beautiful illustrations are the perfect companion for Grahame's elegant prose, and this combination does much to explain the enduring attraction of this story. Listed in The Observer; All-Time 100 Best Novels [2003], also Modern Library; Top 100 Novels [1998], BBC Big Read (200 Best Novels) [2003]. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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        Mémoires de Casanova de Seingalt écrits par lui-même. 10 Volumes

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Bonheur d'occasion]
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        The Waves

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

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        Memoirs of an Infantry Officer

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Essentials. Definitions and Aphorisms

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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        Le Chef-D'Oeuvre Inconnu. Eaux-fortes originales et dessins gravés sur bois par Pablo PICASSO.

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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
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        Chimes, The

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie L'amour qui bouquine]
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        [Wyeth, N. C.- Presentation Copy] Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come

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

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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        The Iliad [together with] The Odyssey.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Waves.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        DIZIONARIO DEL RISORGIMENTO NAZIONALE Dalle origini a Roma capitale. Fatti e Persone. Opera completa in 4 volumi.

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

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        ORIGINAL STEICHEN PHOTOGRAPH - Ann Harding, 1931

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

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        Les mouches d'automne

      1931. Grasset, Paris 1931, 11,5x17,5cm, broché. - Grasset, Paris 1931, 11,5x17,5cm, broché. - Seconda edizione pubblicata lo stesso anno come l'originale, una copia del servizio stampa. autografo firmato Irene Nemirovsky Elie Richard. Leggermente indietro insolated con una lacrima restaurato in mente. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Deuxième édition parue la même année que l'originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Envoi autographe signé d'Irène Némirovsky à Elie Richard. Dos très légèrement insolé comportant un accroc restauré en tête, exemplaire complet de son prière d'insérer.  

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        de Jehan de Paris roy de France (Le), publié premièrement à Lyon sur le Rosne par Claude Nourry dit le Prince, et nouvellement imprimé par les soins du Cercle Gryphe de Lyon.

      Paris, Léon Pichon pour le Cercle Gryphe de Lyon, 1931 ; petit in-4 ; bradel de papier marbré au tourbillon, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge à grain long, couverture et dos conservés, non rogné. Tirage à 130 exemplaires sur vergé fabriqué à la main par les papeteries d'Arches, exemplaire N°V, logo du Cercle Gryphe en filigrane ; lettrines dessinées et gravées sur bois par Jean Chièze, imprimées en vert, sous-titres en rouge. Exemplaire exceptionnel, reliées avec les 16 aquarelles originales hors-texte de Jean Coulon, peintre lyonnais, peut-être pour un projet d'édition illustrée ; on ajoute un feuillet signé de Jean Chièze, de "recherches pour Jehan de Paris", de lettrines originales. Bel ensemble, original.

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        Das Leben des Menschen. Eine volkstümliche Anatomie, Biologie, Physiologie und Entwicklungsgeschichte des Menschen.

      Stuttgart, Kosmos - Gesellschaft der Naturfreunde / Franckh'sche Verlagshandlung, 1926-1931. - 5 Bände. Ca. 25,5 x 18,5 cm. Band I: 4 Blätter, 274 (2) Seiten, 1 Blatt Verlagswerbung, mit 20 ganzseitigen Tafeln und 169 Abbildungen im Text; Band II: 4 Blätter, 367 Seiten, 1 Seite Verlagswerbung, mit 33 ganzseitigen Tafeln und 260 Abbildungen im Text; Band III: 4 Blätter, 364 (2) Seiten, 1 Blatt Verlagswerbung, mit 35 ganzseitigen Tafeln und 241 Abbildungen im Text; Band IV: 4 Blätter, 335 Seiten, 1 Seite Verlagswerbung, mit 33 ganzseitigen Tafeln und 231 Abbildungen im Text; Band V: 4 Blätter, 267 Seiten, 1 Seite Verlagswerbung, mit 23 ganzseitigen Tafeln und 157 Abbildungen im Text und 4 Beilagen (teils gefaltet, teils mehrseitig) in einer Tasche auf dem Hinterdeckel. Unter den Beilagen findet sich auch das chromolithographische Plakat "Der Mensch als Industriepalast" (ca. 96 x 48 cm, auf Buchformat gefaltet) in farbbrillanter Erhaltung, an den Falzen teils leicht eingerissen. Einbände teils etwas fleckig oder mit Lichtrand, Ecken etwas bestoßen, Name auf Titel bzw. Vortitel. Vollständiges Werk in einheitlicher Ausstattung; insgesamt schönes Exemplar. Original-Halbleinenbände mit Rückenvergoldung und Kopffarbschnitt.

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        The Iliad

      London: The Nonesuch Press,, 1931. Large octavo. Original tan morocco, raised bands, titles to spines and double rules to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. With the marbled slipcase, as issued. Title-page printed in black and red, ornaments designed and engraved by Rudolf Koch. With the publisher's printed slip advising on how the pages should be opened. Some discolouration to covers. An excellent copy of one of the most beautiful editions of the Iliad. First Nonesuch Press edition, number 1047 of 925 copies for sale in England and 525 for the United States, printing the Greek text in parallel with the English translation of Alexander Pope.

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      1931TETE DE COLLECTION . 1931 - 1951. complet sauf N°65 à 74 ( période de la guerre ). Edité à Paris. directeur: A. Saint Jacques.7 volumes in 8. pleine reliure toile grise époque. pièces de titre rouges ou noires, titres dorés. Revue mensuelle très illustrée. RARE.Nota: Publication SKI SPORTS D'HIVER de 1931 à 1946, puis nouveau titre : LE SKI. de 1946 à 1951. chaque volume environ 370 pages. pagination continue.très nombreuses références : stations du Revard, le dome de la Lauze, Lake Placid, tarentaise et massif de Bellecote, la forêt noire, massif du Mont Blanc, ( ceci un aperçu du 1er volume). Articles originaux de L. Zwingelstein, J.deVilloutreys, Villeroy, Guillemin, P.Guiton, E. Auger, G. Bobba, H. Hoek.......Importance capitale: La création des stations, le début des sports d'hiver et du ski de randonnée.

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        Little Black Sambo (First Edition with illustrations by Fern Bisel Peat)

      Cleveland, Ohio: The Harter Publishing Company. Fair with no dust jacket. 1931. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Stated First Edition November, 1931 on copyright page. This scarce edition of the controversial children's classic with 7 color illustrations of the original 8 by Fern Bisel Peat. (One illustration, "Oh! what lovely melted butter", is missing.) Also with 13 black and white illustrations by Ms. Peat. --- In patterned dark red cloth-covered boards with Peat circular color illustration pasted to cover. Unpaginated, with 46 yellow-bordered leaves (not counting the full-size color illustrations tipped to the leaves). --- A Fair only copy with at least 3 detached (but present) leaves, 2 pages with repaired nearly full-length diagonal tears, inked gift inscription to front free endpaper, and a very loose binding. Color illustrations retain their brightness.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall) ; (46) pages .

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

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

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        Necromancy Street and Other Tales. With frontispiece by John Gram

      Hollywood: The Raven's Head Press 1931 - *Price HAS BEEN reduced this weekend as part of our November ABEBOOKS SALE* limited to 50 numbered copies, this being #10; 78 pp., frontis.; original printed paper wrappers, very good in a good glassine dust jacket. Photos available upon request.

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        Mu-Yang-Ch'eng. Han and Pre-Han Sites at the Foot of Mount Lao-T'ieh in South Manchuria.:

      Archaeologia Orientalis Volume II., Tokyo 1931 - This book is heavy. Postage quoted on request. A very good copy in the original half cloth, boards, plain dust wrapper. In publishers original box. Minor spotting to extremities. First edition Folio, pp.[iv], x, [ii], 37, [ii], 5, 13, 2; colour frontis, pp.(122, Japanese text), 45 figures, 71 plates.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        Autograph Quotation signed ("Prince Smad"). In French. No place, July 1931.

      1931. Folio. 1 page. On uncut wove paper, bearing the Schoellers-Parole blind embossed seal, margins uncut. The original autograph contribution of Samad Khan 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 numerous dignitaries from the newly-created League of Nations' member states. "War, terrible in all times, has become vain and profitless today, and is equally disastrous for all involved, as even the counquering countries, as well as neutral countries, without exception, can no longer escape the suffering engendered by that calamity! The solidarity between nations has thus become fatally clear. Because of this, peace is no longer simply an ideal, it is becoming a necessity and an obligation. Even the most sceptical among us must finally give pause and reflect. Yet, how rarely are the means we choose to attain this much desired goal the most practical ones! Despite the fact that it is easy to understand that warfare and arms are merely effects, and that it is illogical to wish to avoid them while their causes persist! Can we extinguish an electric light without turning off the switch? Peace can only be seriously envisaged if it is also on a solid base, honest and practical, cemented by the work of the League of Nations, itself equipped with the effective means of intervention! Security for all, men of state and the people, should be the objective, the effect of which will be an inevitable disarmament and sincerity between nations. General fear must make way for a general trust and for faith in the respect of rights and in the future of humanity. Our civilisation owes this to itself, lest it be overcome. [Signed] Prince Smad, former Extraordinary Ambassador to London, former Persian Minister in Holland, and in France, former Premier Delegate of Persia to the Conference in The Hague and the Conference on the Revision of the Geneva Convention, and Permanent Court of Arbitration". Prince Samad was Ambassador to London, Holland, France. He personally owned the Embassy in Paris, which he made his home. Briefly Prime Minister of Persia in 1918. 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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      Paris Mornay 1931In-8, 284-(1) pp., couvertures conservées, demi-maroquin à coins bleu (Alix). Edition illustrée de gravures coloriées au pochoir par George Barbier et tirée à 1000 exemplaires. Celui-ci est un des 50 sur Japon, après 3 vieux Japon. Dos légèrement foncé. photographies et détails à la demande.

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ANTOINE]
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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 limp vellum, titles to front cover gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, pictorial endpapers. With the original slipcases, with hand-numbered labels to spines (that of Rossetti on the end). Each work with colour frontispiece and 3 colour plates, black and white illustrations in the text, by Rackham. Some light foxing to slipcases, endpapers cockled and vellum a little puckered at corners (these a common production flaw with these books), excellent copies, Moore with the publisher's flyer laid-in. Deluxe editions, each signed by the artist: Moore, number 68 of 550 copies; Ruskin, number 231 of 570 copies; Rossetti, number 41 of 410 copies; Browning, number 297 of 410 copies. These four shorter books, published annually by Harrap in matching formats, both in deluxe and trade editions, reflected a new format for Rackham's work, and alternated with large books more in keeping with the old style of the classic deluxe gift book.

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      1931Paris, Editions Surréalistes (étiquette de relais des Editions Denoël), 1931. In-4 broché, couverture rouge imprimée en noir, 82 pages. Edition originale. Un des 30 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande (n° 43) (deuxième papier après 15 Japon ), bien complet du feuillet d'errata. Ce recueil marque la transition entre les périodes surréaliste et communiste d'Aragon et contient en ouverture le fameux poème "Front rouge" qui consacra la rupture avec André Breton. Exemplaire non coupé, à toutes marges, infimes rousseurs sur quelques témoins. EDITION ORIGINALE SUR GRAND PAPIER

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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]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Knickerbocker Books]
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      - GRUELLE,JOHNNY. RAGGEDY ANN IN COOKIE LAND. Joliet: Volland (1931). 4to (6 1/4 x 9 1/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, FINE IN ORIGINAL BOX (box flaps repaired with some soil). First edition. Great color illustrations by Gruelle and a very scarce Gruelle title in the box. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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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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      Wetzel Publishing Co., Inc., Los Angeles 1931 - Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-345 [346-348: ads] [note: first leaf is a blank], original decorated orange cloth, front and spine panel stamped in black. First edition. An occult romance novel in which the principal character is a werewolf, a man cursed for a crime committed in a past life who must redeem himself in his present life. Logan was a Texas author who, in 1905, was the society editor of the EL PASO TIMES. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978), Day (1963), or Reginald (1979; 1992). A fine copy in very good printed dust jacket with a small chip from the upper spine end. No copies reported by OCLC. Not in OSU. Rare. (#152587) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
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