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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]

      [Bookseller: Müller & Gräff e.K.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: La Librairie Ancienne Alexandre Illi Bom]
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        Catalogue of the Leonard Gow Collection of Chinese Porcelain

      George W. Jones, London 1931 - Limited/Numbered. highlights. Folio. Leather binding with raised bands. Clam shell case. Signed. excellent: corners very lightly bomped. xxxix, 107 pages. 85 full colour and black and white plates covering 187 items of the 421 pieces described in detail. Wonderful full red leather binding gilt title on the spine and a gilt crest, presumably of the Gow family on the front board. This is a limited edition of 300 copies of which this is number 25 and signed by Leonard Gow. Top edges gilt. The contents of the catalogue contain the following: List of illustrations; introduction; K'ang Hsi (Kangxi) Porcelain and its decoration; Porcelain Shapes; Marks; Works Continued; Ming Porcelain; K'ang Hsi Blue and White; Monochromes; K'ang Hsi Famille Verte; Powder-Blue; Káng Hsi Famille Verte Enamelled on the Biscuit; Porcelain Decorated with Coloured Glazes; Yung Chêng and Ch'ien Lung Porcelains; Index. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meijering Art Books]
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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!

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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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"...

      [Bookseller: Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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        DEAUVILLE. Aquarelles gravées sur cuivre par Maccard et Dessins en couleurs de Van Dongen

      Editions M-P. Trémois 1931 - Non paginé, présentation sous forme de feuilles flottantes, format in-Folio (45x32 cm env.). Cet album achevé d'imprimer le 30 mai 1931 sur les presses du Maître Imprimeur R. Coulouma à Argentueil, H. Barthélemy étant directeur, pour le texte, et pour les gravures sur les presses de la Tradition à Paris, et pour les dessins au pochoir par l'Atelier d'Art Bergdoll, a été tiré à : 5 + 12 exemplaires sur Japon Impérial (accompagnés de suites) et 280 exemplaires sur vélin d'Arches., tous numérotés. Il a été tiré à part 20 exemplaires nominatifs pour les amis des Editions M-P. Trémois. Ce présent exemplaire, sur Arches, est marqué H.C. 14. S'y trouvent 10 aquarelles (lithographies) de Kees Van Dongen, soit 5 vignettes et 5 hors-texte (= pleine page, feuille env. 45x32 cm). Sous chemise souple, illustrée sur le 1er plat, habillée d'un papier léger et translucide de protection. Etat : assez bon. Papier de protection fatigué, accidents et manques. Chemise souple : assez bon, frottements et petit accident en bas, entre le dos et le 4ème plat (déchirure environ 3 cm). Intérieur : bon, oxydations sur certaines pages, parfois plus conséquentes que sur d'autres pages. Les 5 hors-texte : bon, feuilles quelque peu défraîchies, taches d'oxydation sur le côté recto, discrètes sur 4 et un peu plus présentes sur la 5ème . Oxydations aussi sur le côté verso (=vierge). Note : ces oxydations peuvent être traitées par un spécialiste. Expédition : mode d'expédition à convenir avec l'acheteur, en raison de la valeur élevée de l'ouvrage (assurances, douane). Enlèvement au magasin possible. 45 x 32 cm. Autres photo sur demande. Other pictures upon request. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ABC - Eric Girod]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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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."

      [Bookseller: Schubertiade Music & Arts]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Philippe Sérignan]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Bauer Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Tiré à Part]
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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.

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ANTOINE]
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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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        Compleat Angler or The Contemplative Man&#146;s Recreation, The

      London: George G. Harrap & Co., 1931. - "I Envy No Body But Him, And Him Only, That Catches More Fish Than I Do"[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. WALTON, Izaak. The Compleat Angler or The Contemplative Man&#146;s Recreation. Being a Discourse of Rivers, Fishponds, Fish and Fishing not unworthy the Perusal of most Anglers. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: George G. Harrap & Co., [1931].Limited to 775 numbered copies (this copy being No. 408), signed by the artist. Quarto (10 5/16 x 7 13/16 inches; 263 x 198 mm.). 223, [1] pp. Twelve color plates, with descriptive tissue guards, and twenty-five drawings in black and white. Title printed in green and black.Original full vellum over boards. Front cover lettered in gilt within a gilt triple-rule border, spine pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt with three gilt rules at top and bottom of spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Pictorial endpapers in reddish brown and white. Small light stain at top of spine, light tape marks on free end-papers, otherwise a very good copy."No fewer than six plates have landscape backgrounds, plates which should remind us of Rackham's very serious reputation as a landscape painter, with a fine vision of natural forms" (Gettings, Arthur Rackham, p. 159).Latimore & Haskell, pp. 66-67. Riall, p. 175.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        HUTTES A LA LISIERE. Présentation de Luc Durtain.

      Sans lieu, sans nom, 1931. In-12, broché, 29 pages. Edition originale du premier livre de Luc Dietrich alors âgé de 18 ans. Le pseudonyme choisi par Dietrich emprunte à son vrai patronyme (Raoul-Jacques Dietrich). Le prénom Luc porte hommage à Luc Durtain rencontré l'année précédente. Le recueil rassemble 6 textes poétiques (Le berger perdu dans Paris, Le coq, L'escalier, Dieu, Pour la brise d'un soir d'avril). Belle préface de Luc Durtain qui fut le premier à entrevoir le talent de Dietrich : " L'écrivain qui débute avec ces pages fera plus et mieux : mais retrouvera-t-il cette touche subtile, ces minutieux scrupules, cet émouvant embarras ? Je souhaite qu'il ne perde pas de telles qualités... Il apprendra peu à peu à en transposer le sens secret dans des réalités plus amples.» La justification précise : "Cette plaquette, non mise dans le commerce, établie par les soins de Jean Crès, a été tirée à 100 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin alfa supérieur." Notre exemplaire porte le n° 45. Il est enrichi de cet envoi autographe:«à Monsieur Marc Loliée / Au libraire si intelligent, chez / qui j'ai trouvé de si beaux / livres / ces quelques lignes, couchées / parfois maladroites des faubourgs / Essais des différentes manières d'écrire/ Avec ma très vive sympathie / Luc Ergidé / 27 juin (41?)» EDITION ORIGINALE LIVRE DEDICACE

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        Autograph quotation signed ("King Faisal"). In Arabic. No place, 4. IV. 1931.

      1931. Folio. 1 page. On uncut wove paper, bearing the Schoellers-Parole blind embossed seal, margins uncut. The original autograph contribution of one the leading figures of modern Arabian history and early Pan-Arabism 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, precursor to the United Nations. In 1917 together with his father, Sharif of Mecca Hussein bin Ali, and British Colonel T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), Faisal organized the Arab Revolt in which several Arab regions gained their independence from the Ottoman Empire. During World War I, he helped Lawrence and General Allenby in capturing Jerusalem and Damascus. After the war Faisal became the leader of the Arab delegation at the Paris Peace Conference and lobbied for the creation of Arab Emirates from the former Ottoman ruled areas. During 1920, he ruled Syria and the following year was made King of the British Mandate of Iraq, a position he held until his death. - Autographs of King Faisal, member of the Hashemite dynasty, a descendant of the tribe of Muhammad, are of the umtost rarity; his 100-page notebook kept during the Paris Peace conference commanded GBP 110,000 in 1983 (Sotheby's, Mar 28, 1983, lot 77). Only two small typewritten letters with signatures have appeared on the market since; the present item is the first example of a document written entirely in Faisal's own hand. "Nations, especially the big ones, must forget their animosity and selfishness and strive to achieve one goal - World Peace; otherwise, humanity is doomed to destruction!" (translated from the Arabic). - A few minor pencil notations in the margins, but overall clean and in fine condition. 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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        Le carillonneur. Superbe exemplaire dans une splendide reliure art moderne signée de Marot-Rodde.

      Paris, société des médecins bibliophiles, 1931 . Un volume in quarto 29 x 24 cm. Plein box mosaïqué de filets de maroquin rouge, et décoré de filets à froid formant le profil des bâtiments de Bruges. Filets de palladium en pied. Contre-plat formé d'un large encadrement de box mosaïqué d'un filet de maroquin rouge et décoré de filets à froid réservant un rectangle de moire assorti. Feuillets de garde couleur. Tête dorée lingot et tranches dorées sur témoins conservés. Ex libris doré Vincent Bouguereau commanditaire de cette reliure au bas du premier contre plat. Marot-Rodde au bas du deuxième contre-plat ainsi qu'en pied d'étui. Ouvrage tiré a seulement 150 exemplaires ici le N° 80 nominatif pour Mr Henri Duclaux. Superbe exemplaire, dos à peine éclairci. Cette célèbre relieuse faisait souvent allusion à une gravure du livre pour sa reliure, mais en très libre interprétation, il fait peu de doute que le bandeau du chapitre 1 a été une des sources d'inspiration du sobre et élégant décor de cette reliure. Les reliures de Marot-Rodde sont rares, cette talentueuse relieuse ayant disparue trop tôt... Marot Todde a exercé à Paris de 1920 a 1936 au 86 Boulevard Suchet à Paris. Elle obtint une médaille d'argent à l'exposition des arts décoratifs de 1925. Elle travailla pour de grands bibliophiles comme Louis Barthou. Ses reliures sont soignées dans le détail et dans l'accord des matériaux.

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        Les mouches d'automne ou la femme d'autrefois

      - Simon Kra, Paris 1931, 20,5x27cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 25 copie numerate sul Giappone, edizione deluxe. Due piccole lacune piedi della schiena, che ha anche due piccoli strappi. Esemplare piacevole con tutti i margini. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, tirage de tête. Deux infimes manques en pied du dos qui comporte également deux légères déchirures. Agréable exemplaire à toutes marges.  

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        Autograph letter signed ("TE Shaw"). Plymouth, 10. VI. 1931.

      1931. 4to. 1 p. To a Mr. Bain, apparently a bookseller: "I am unfortunate: I need one of my own rotten books - a Revolt in the Desert, any late edition. Can you find one cheap? Send me those Irish Memories, too, about which you sent me a chit ... and are there any of S. Sassoon's skits on Wolfe (Pinchbeck Lyre's) to be got? Any edition. I wanted two. There is also a book called 'Juan in America' which I must read. Nothing else, I hope [...]". - Traces of folds.

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        Autograph letter fragment signed. Leningrad (St. Petersburg) [?], [between August 7 and 18, 1931].

      1931. 8vo (125:130 mm). 1½ pp. To his third wife, Natalja, on the chaos that is going on at the State People's Home (Gosnardom) at Alexandrovsky Park, Leningrad ("A complete refurbishment will be realised next year, so I have to work from 10 to 7 just to get the most urgent things done"), on plans to travel with Angelina, wherefore he wants to get his wages paid much earlier than usual: "[...] I am going to bed now, can't hardly stand on my feet anymore. After work is done, one has to round around for two hours to find something to eat. Our canteen has been closed, and all that's left are shabby bars [...]" (transl. from the Russian original). Malewitsch über sich. Zeitgenossen über Malewitsch. Briefe. Dokumente. Erinnerungen. Kritik. Bd. 1, Moskau 2004, Nr. 25.

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        Autograph Quotation signed ("Mohammed ben Youssef"). In French and Arabic. [Paris]., 12. VIII. 1931.

      1931. Folio. 1 page. On uncut wove paper, bearing the Schoellers-Parole blind embossed seal, margins uncut. The original autograph contribution of Sultan Mohammed V 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 Prophet of God, may He be blessed by God, said 'War is sleeping. May he be cursed who awakens it'. [Signed] Mohammand ben Youssef]". Mohammed V was chosen by the French regime as Sultan of Morocco, but secretly collaborated with the underground nationalist movement in his country, stirring deep and violent tensions with the French government. In 1953 he was deposed, but refused to formally abdicate and was exiled to Madagascar for 3 years. In 1955 he returned in triumph to a new, independent Morocco and took office once again as chief of state. 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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        Maschinschriftl. Brief mit eigenh. U. Salzburg, 8. X. 1931.

      1931. 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Auf monogrammiertem Briefpapier. "Sehr verehrter Herr Doktor! Es wäre sehr freundlich, wenn Sie dann am 15. noch Zeit hätten, Mittags zu uns zu kommen, jedenfalls hoffe ich, Sie schon am 14. abends bei Ihrer Vorlesung zu sehen [...]".

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        Autograph letter and related ephemera. Boston, 25. X. 1931.

      1931. 6 pp. on wood-grained pattern stationery, with the matching lined holographic envelope. Includes a program for the Lehighton High School commencement, 5 June 1931, with Kline's name listed, and the Lehighton High School football schedule for 1929. To Lavona Edgar, sharing news of life at Boston University: "I have a roommate. He's from Maine. Tonight we bought a Drip-o-Lite coffee percolator, so we laugh to each other while eating doughnuts & drinking coffee. Our mid-nite luncheon. He with me is a supposedly art student, half the time we don't know whether we're Budding Artists, or Blooming Fools, but we're happy and get along fine together.". - All three with signs of wear, some chipping, folds, fading.

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        Autograph letter signed. Ostende, March 1931.

      1931. Large 4to. 1 p. To Belgian author, filmmaker and documentarist Henri Storck on the use of his music in one of Storck's films: "Cher ami, Vos lignes sympathiques me charment. Je tiens à vous dire que Mr Lyon m'écrit que vous êtes d'accord concernant l'introduction dans votre film sur Ostende de quelques pages de ma musique que Mr Jaubert s'empresserait d'orchestrer pour le micro. Mr Lyon n'attend plus que la commande officielle de la ville d'Ostende. Vous lui avez dit que c'était chose faite. A tout hasard j'ai envoyé à Mr Lyon, et suivant sa demande, un morceau de ma composition " La marche des rotariens ostendais ". J'ai édité moi-même ce morceau et j'ai autorisé Mr Lyon à le reproduire éventuellement pour le micro quand il sera fixé concernant la ville d'Ostende et je vous prie de me donner quelque nouvelle à ce sujet. Je vous présente, cher ami, mes souhaits les plus agréables [...]". - Ensor had composed the mentioned piece in 1923. - Some damage to edges (not touching text); on headed paper.

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        "Législation depuis Charlemagne jusqu'à Hugues Capet". Autograph manuscript. N. p. o. d.

      1931. Folio. 4 pp. on 2 ff. Notes for a perhaps unfinished work on Charlemagne: "1. La législation selon les races a été remplacée par la législation selon les conditions sociales et les [illegible] le pouvoir législatif central et l'unité qui en résultait dans certains parties de la législation surtout dans la législation publique ont disparu. Il y a une charte [illegible] tous les articles des capit qui concernent la morale, la religion les affaires canoniques [...]". - Stamped twice "Vente Flaubert" (Antibes, April 28-30, 1931); slight ruststains from old paper clip, and small damage to edges; mild toning.

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        Le bon genre.

      Pairs, Albert Lévy, 1931.Cartable in-folio de [8] pages, un cahier de [4]-24 pages et 115 planches. Cartonnage d'éditeur empoussiéré, sans les attaches. Intérieur sans défaut. Illustré de 115 planches coloriées au pochoir par J. Saudié. Tiré à 760 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci n° 483. Les modes et usages à Paris entre 1801 et 1822. Luxueuse réimpression du recueil publié en 1827, introuvabl e de nos jours.

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        Un jardin italien. Poèmes.

      Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1931. In-4°, en feuilles, couverture illustrée en couleurs, chemise cartonnée et rabat de l'éditeur. 66 pp. Edition illustrée de 25 superbes compositions en couleurs de Maurice DENIS, gravées sur bois par Jacques Beltrand (12 planches hors texte et 13 culs-de-lampe). Tirage à 225 ex. sur vélin BFK de Rives. (Carteret, IV, 344).Très bel exemplaire.

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        Spagna veloce e toro futurista / 1^ edizione autografata [Editore Morreale Milano, 1931]

      1931. Autore: Filippo Tommaso MarinettiTitolo: Spagna veloce e toro futuristaEditore: Editore Morreale MilanoAnno di stampa: 1931Pagine: 143Formato: cm 19,5Illustrazioni: Illustrazione di Prampolini al piattoTipo di legatura: Brossura illustrataNote: 1^ edizione - Dedica con autografo diMarinetti alla 1^ pagina- Esemplare in buonissime condizioni

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        L'Eroica. Rassegna italiana di Ettore Cozzani, quaderno 158, ottobre 1931

      L'Eroica, 1931. In 4, pp. 68 con 11 xilografie alcune delle quali ripiegate di Mario Dellitala + quella di copertina riprodotta anche all'interno e non numerata dal titolo Pastore nella tempesta. I titoli e le misure delle xilografie: Villaggio di Sardegna (cm 14,8 x 22); La serenata del bomborombo' (cm 26 x 20); Verso la fonte (cm 20 x 29,8 ca.); Ballo tondo (cm 19,5 x 29,5 ca.); Giovinette di Sardegna (cm 22 x 28); Mattino (cm 20 x 29,8 ca.); La predicazione (cm 25 x  28 ripiegata); Pastore seduto (cm 26,8 x 31 ca. ripiegata); Cristo deriso (cm 28 x 22 ripiegata); Il ballo di Torpe (cm 36 x 39 ca. ripiegata in 4); La deposizione (cm 35 x 40,5 ca. ripegata in 4). ITA

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        FATHERS OF AMERICAN SPORT". The ORIGINAL SIX WATERCOLORS of this famous Derrydale Press set, signed by the artist "R.L. Boyer". Together with a set of PROOFS BEFORE LETTERS, with what is evidently the artist's modelling and coloring, each signed by him in pencil (one, unsigned, is in print state, with legend engraved in lower margin)

      The Derrydale Press, New York 1931 - From an edition of 250 signed sets. Ordeman notes that "it is rare that one finds a complete set today". 1 vols. Image size of the prints is approximately 10 x 8 inches, the plate measuring 13 x 9-1/2 inches, with additional margins. Each plate is archivally matted; the paintings measure 12 x 9-12 inches, and are docketed and captioned in pencil in the lower margins. Boyer's Originals. An extremely handsome and decorative set of American sporting notables. The six portraits, each set in an appropriate background, are of: SAMUEL MORRIS, ESQ., Foxhunter, first president of the Gloucester Foxhunting Club, America's oldest; COL. WILLIAM RANSOM JOHNSON, "Napoleon of the Turf"; COL. GEORGE WASHINGTON, Foxhunter; COMMODORE JOHN COX STEVENS, Yachtsman, owner of the "America" and a founder of the New York Yacht Club; THADDEUS NORRIS, ESQ., Angler, author of The American Angler's Book, who did much to elevate and advance the art of fly fishing; HENRY WILLIAM HERBERT, ESQ., "Frank Forester", the father of American sporting literature. Boyer's watercolors, done in larger size, were reduced to edition dimensions of approximately 10 x 8 inches. The proof prints before letters have been reworked by Boyer, who has signed each one, and show a depth and richness of modelling that the published edition, for all its beauty, does not. This set was one of the finest productions of The Derrydale Press Sporting Print Series. We believe the set of proofs to be unique, and the original paintings are, of course, unquestionably so. Both have survived in prime condition, to delight the collector and historian of the American sporting scene. A UNIQUE TREASURE OF AMERICAN SPORTING ART. Ordeman, The Aquatints, Drypoints and Etchings of The Derrydale Press, p. 24-5, et seq The watercolors are handsomely and uniformly matted in fine French mats; the proofs in a more simple uniform matting; a few of the watercolors show faint foxing, but both sets are clean, bright, and highly attractive. Custom half morocco slipcase and cloth chemise 1 vols. Image size of the prints is approximately 10 x 8 inches, the plate measuring 13 x 9-1/2 inches, with additional margins. Each plate is archivally matted; the paintings measure 12 x 9-12 inches, and are docketed and captioned in pencil in the lower margins From an edition of 250 signed sets. Ordeman notes that "it is rare that one finds a complete set today". [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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      First edition. Original black cloth lettered in gilt. Author's presentation copy, inscribed on the front end paper, "G.McB from M.R.J ap. mdccccxxxi".Gwendolyn McBryde was the widow of James McBryde, M.R. James's great friend, student and protégé and the illustrator of James's first book, Ghost Stories of an Antiquary. McBryde died in 1904 of complications following an appendix operation and James became the legal guardian to the McBryde's young daughter, Jane, and a lifelong friend of McBryde's widow. James remained close to the McBrydes throughout his life and was a frequent visitor when they moved to Hertfordshire. Both the McBryde's Elizabethan house, Dippersmoor, and surrounding countryside were used by James in his stories.M.R. James presentation copies are of the utmost rarity and almost never appear in commerce.

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        Artisti moderni italiani.

      Casa editrice Apollo, 1931. Cm. 35, pp. 16 di testo introduttivo + 122 tavole a colori f.t. (numerose delle quali applicate su cartoncini colorati). Bella legatura coeva in piena pelle con decorazioni geometriche al piatto anteriore con rilievi al dorso. Perfetta conservazione. Le tavole riproducono opere di Giulio Cisari, Guido Marussig, Piero Bernardini, Mario Pompei, Carlo Nicco, Beppe Porcheddu, Alessandro Cervellati, Marcello Dudovich, G.A. Sartorio, Michele Cascella, Virgilio Marchi, Roberto Sgrilli, Felice Vellan, ecc. Edizione impressa in sole 500 copie numerate (ns n. 90).

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        An archive of Nobel Laureate Frederick Banting, co-discover of Insulin, including rare signed 1931 research report

      Various, n.d.. various. "A comprehensive multi piece set of reports, documents, photos, pamphlets, magazines, and a signed copy of Banting's research report from, 1931, among others. All-in consisting of the following:1. A signed, typed published research report 8.5"" x 11"", stapled binding. Reprinted from The Canadian Medical Association Journal, XXV, 393-399, 1931, covering the analysis of the enzyme Trypsin (a protein digesting enzyme), and the disease of intestinal intoxication. 8 pages typed with final page blank. Boldly signed in ink to the first page upper right ""To Tisdall/Compliments/Banting"". Fine.2. A near fine example of Time Magazine, Vol. I. NO 26. August 27, 1923, with Frederick Banting on the cover, 8.5"" x 11"". A few scattered small stains. Rear cover with light soiling and a corner 1/2"" piece missing. Else very good. 3. A small pamphlet titled ""Insulin, An Outline Guide to Its Use in The Treatment of Diabetes Melitus"" , 5"" x 7.5"", stapled binding. Faint offsetting. Stamped with 'Saint Joseph Drug Co., 7th & Felix Street, Saint Joseph, MO. 4.Two black and white photos of Bantings lab, one include an image of a young Banting at work in the lab, along with several photocopies of same. 6.75"" x 5', and 4.75"" x 6' respectively5. A Physician's Bulletin commemorating the 25th Anniversary of The Discovery Of Insulin, Volume XII . Number 5, September 1947. 48 pages with a stapled binding. Pen scribble to half title page. 6.75"" x 10"". Near fine6. Small tri-fold pamphlet on the Directions for Administration of Insulin. Written in French and English, perhaps accompanied insulin for use and directions for the administering physician. Expected folds, 6"" x 10"" when opened and laid flat A wonderful archive of pieces revolving around the research and achievements of Frederick Banting, who received the Nobel Prize in 1923 at age 32, for the discovery of insulin. Today he still attains the status of the youngest Nobel laureate in the area of Physiology. Later in his career he was knighted and judged the most famous Canadian of his time. It is of additional interest that Banting's Nobel prize was received by him with controversy, as the Nobel Committee decided to award Banting and Macleod the Nobel Prize instead of Banting and his research partner Best. This decision of the Nobel Committee made Banting furious. He felt that the prize should have been shared between him and Best, and not between him and Macleod who was the Professor at the University of Toronto. To give credit to Best, Banting decided to share his cash award with him. Macleod, in turn, shared his cash award with Collip. Banting's Nobel Prize for insulin has been much debated. However, Macleod played a central role in the discovery of insulin, by providing the research scientists with the laboratory, equipment and funding to continue their research. It was also he who supported the project from the beginning, and it is also most likely that Macleod's contacts in the scientific world helped the team in getting a speedy recognition of their discovery."

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        British Sports and Sportsmen Past & Present. Compiled and Edited by 'the Sportsman' ('Sporting Life') . [With Plates. ] - VOLUMES 1 & 2 - Past Sportsmen

      London : Sports & Sportsmen Ltd, [1931], 1931, Hardback, First Edition. Full contemporary, burgundy Morocco over bevelled boards, near fine. Raised bands with gilt-blocked title indications. Spine compartments uniformly tooled and the panels bordered in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional detail on request. ; 1 pages; Both volumes copiously illustrated with a series of tissue-guarded plates and in-text figures and [photo] portraits. Limited to 1000 sets, this being no. 217. Series: British Sports and Sportsmen past & present. Compiled and edited by 'The Sportsman') . 1 pages. Inventory No: 135336. First Edition

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