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        Falkner of the Inland Seas

      Bobbs Merrill 1931 - Stated first edition. Extremely scarce first edition dust jacket. Binding and pages square and tight. Book covers show very little signs of wear. Dust jacket frayed at edges and spine of DJ is faded. Dust jacket protected in Brodart cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tom Sweeney Books LLC]
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        British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel. / Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1931 Through December 1931

      British Columbia Telephone Company, 1931. Half - leather binding. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Cover photo of the Victoria Exchange; Company launches employee sales plan; feature on Leo Griggs with photos; Ladner forges to the front as a farming district - with photos; Important changes in Prince George; Mission and Revelstoke; Remodelling Victoria Exchange; Our Trans - Canada Link is growing; - 3 pages with photos; Record holiday load handled by Vancouver toll office; Vancouver - Victoria Cable line severed by Dredge; Engineeers walking all over the province - 4 pages with photos and text; Proper posture; Statement of Development - a table listing the number of operating phones in towns across the province; Campbell River - Cape Lazo Cable is big job for this month - 2 pages; Keeping pace with Schedule on Trans - Canada Line; Philip Creagh - Nanaimo wire chief; Centralized billing system now in effect; Breaking of insulators may have serious consequences; Ocean Falls joins our system and receives first toll service - great photo; Powell River - Cape Lazo Cable successfully laid - 3 pages with photos; Harvey Sauder; A P.A.B.X. is now serving the B.C. Electric Railway Co.; Cover photo of the Victoria exchange; Victoria traffic and commercial staffs now under same roof - text and great art deco photos; One - Fourth of Work on Trans - Canada line completed; C. Whitmore Halford; new phone system in Powell river - 2 pages with photos; All Canadian route from Vancouver to Winnipeg; Trans - Canada construction photos; Vancouver talks with Berlin; Coal Harbour Regatta broadcast from radiotelephone ship; A telephone man in Turkey; Thrilling events preceded opening of Ocean Falls service - with photos; The Huntingdon System is Acquired; The Municipality of Maple Ridge; N.J. Dunlop; A telephone man in South America; Telephone Co - operators; Cover photo of Vancouver fire alarm switchboard; Telephone to the rescue when fire threatens; Great photos of laying cables across Victoria Harbour; Selling Telephone Service; A telephone man in India; Three Nanaimo phone men attempt to save three children in Nanaimo River; Gerald C. Clarke; Two - Thirds of Trans - Canada line complete; Prince George visits plant where our dial equipment was made, in Lancashire; Successful picnic; Princeton to be important link in Trans - Canada line; Wiring plans; The Modern Mouse must have a Telephone House (mouse moves into pay phone); Bigger phone directory - 2 pages with interesting photos; Phone poles go over mountains - several photos; Ervin J. Davis; Trans - Atlantic service growing; Herman A. Nicholson; and more. Average wear. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon top edge of text else unmarked. Binding intact.

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        La nouvelle Eurydice

      Grasset, 1931. - Grasset, Paris 1931, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 300 copie numerate sul alfa e riservato il servizio stampa. Firmato autografo dell'autore Robert Garric. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 300 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa et réservés au service de presse. Envoi autographe signé de Marguerite Yourcenar à Robert Garric.  

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        If I Were You.

      London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1931 - Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles and ruling to spine and upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Very light spotting to endpapers and edges. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and nicked jacket with mild spotting to the verso. First UK edition, first impression, published 25 September 1931, and therefore just preceded by the Doubleday, Doran edition published at New York, 3 September. Wodehouse dramatized the story with Guy Bolton as Who's Who, 1934. McIlvaine A44b. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die neue Zeit. Orientierende Hefte über neuzeitliche Bestrebungen.

      Bern, Ed. Frankhauser, Verlag die neue Zeit, [1929-1931]. - [18 Hefte der ersten 3 Jahrgänge]. 4°. 134, 121, 121 S. Farbig illustr. Orig.-Broschuren. Gebunden in einem schmucklosen HLeinenband. Kämpferisches Blatt zur Nacktkultur mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. Bemerkenswert sind die immer farbig mit Nackten illustrierten Titelblätter. Ab dem 3. Jahrgang mit dem erweiterten Untertitel: "mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Freikörperkultur". Ab diesem Jahrgang auch im Größeren Format; daher hier etwas knapp beschnitten. Einband berieben. Buchblock gebrochen aber nicht lose. Stellenweise leicht fingerfleckig und gedunkelt. Andritzky, Wir sind nackt, S. 67f. Polubi 2, 157. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Illustrazione pratica dei codici penale e di procedura penale. Voll. I e II - Lavori preparatori del codice penale riassunti e sistemati. Voll. III - Lavori preparatori del codice di procedura penale riassunti e sistemati. Vol. IV e V - Codice penale Parte generale I singoli delitti e le contravvenzioni. Voll. VI e VII - Codice di procedura penale Disposizioni generali - Istruzione Istruzione - Giudizio - Esecuzione.

      Società Editrice del Foro Italiano, 1931 - 1933. in - 8 7 voll

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        Autograph letter signed "Po Mascagni" to the famed Italian composer Ottorino Respighi

      La fiamma (1931-3), Respighi's "last and most frequently performed large-scale opera," was first performed at the Opera in Rome on January 23, 1934. John C.G. Waterhouse, et al. in Grove Music Online. Mascagni, distinguished as both a composer and conductor, is perhaps best-known for his opera Cavalleria rusticana, which "was enormously successful from its first performance at the Costanzi in Rome in 1890. From then on Mascagni spent the rest of his long career treating a wide variety of subjects. His next opera, L'amico Fritz (1891), consolidated his success with Roman audiences, and revealed his lyrical vein. This fluent rustic comedy was successful particularly because melodic vitality - the outstanding merit of Cavalleria - was combined with a more elegant harmonic idiom." Michele Girardi in Grove Music Online.. 1 page (ca. 106 x 136 mm.). Dated Rome, December 25, 1934. In black ink on a notecard with the emblem and name of the Reale Accademia d'Italia embossed in blue to upper left corner. In Italian (with translation). With original autograph envelope, ca. 112 x 143 mm., addressed "a Sua Eccelenza Maestro Ottorino Respighi Teatro Reale dell' Opera - Roma" with the name and emblem of the Accademia embossed to verso. "I am sorry for not having attended the performance of Fiamma. I offer my sincere congratulations on the success that has crowned [your] noble endeavor... " Edges very lightly browned; minor remnants of adhesive to corners of blank verso; envelope slighlty worn. Together with a vintage bust-length photograph of a youngish Mascagni in profile. Ca. 206 x 127 mm. Slightly worn; minor remnants of adhesive to blank verso.

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      Montgomeryshire: Gregynog Press, 1931. Limited to 500 copies, this no. 432. Fine. A much nicer copy than normally found with barely a hint of the rubbing that is usually found on these volumes. Limited to 500 copies, this no. 432. Two volumes. Folio. ix (1), 269p; 263p. Bound in red cloth over beveled boards with gilt spine titles and gilt press mark devices on the upper covers. Illustrated with 32 wood-engravings by Robert Ashwin Maynard and Horace Walter Bray after Greek vase paintings. Translated by Gilbert Murray. Printed on handmade paper. Harrop 18.

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      1931. PUBLICATIONS DU JOURNAL "LE GENIE CIVIL". 1931. In - 8.Carré. Broché. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. 30 pages - quelques photos, cartes et schemas en noir et blanc dans et hors texte. mines de la Lucette - mines de la Belliere - mine du Chatelet - mines de Salsigne - compagnie centrale de mines et metallurgie - la compagnie industrielle de mine d'or en France (ciminor)...

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        Mario and the Magician

      Alfred A. Knopf 1931 - New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. First US Edition. Signed by Mann without inscription on front free endpaper. Octavo (7.75" x 5.5"); 81pp. Original pictorial dustjacket over plaid boards. Unclipped dustjacket shows a small, clean tear at top near spine along with a good bit of scuffing to face and edges, smudging to back, and rubbing to top and bottom. Boards show some darkening/soiling, with the front board starting to curve outward just a bit. Binding is solid and pages are unmarked. Mann's political novel written during the rise of Stalin and Mussolini tells the story of Cipolla, a stage hypnotist who abuses his powers to exert self-serving, authoritarian control over his audiences, and of Mario, a local waiter. Scarce in the original jacket, especially signed. [Shelf AB-6] [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        New York The Wonder City

      New York: Wonder City Publishing,, 1931. an illustrated story of New York with statistics and general data concerning New York's vastness, people, activities and New York's intimate inside life in the year 1932. Octavo. Original blue cloth boards, titles to spine and front board in dark blue. With the dust jacket. Illustrate with numerous black and white photographs throughout. Spine gently rolled, light wear to cloth at extremities, in the dust jacket with chip to top end of spine, shallow chips to top corners, light wear to extremities. A very good copy. First edition, first printing. A guide to all things New York City.

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        The Shakespeare Head Brontë.

      Basil Blackwell, Oxford. 1931 - First edition thus. Eleven volumes, containing all the novels of the Brontë sisters, plus J.A. Symington's Bibliography (2000) - a further eight volumes of secondary material were issued during the following decade. Large octavo. Frontispieces and plates. Limited to 1000 sets.Spines a bit dull and slightly marked. A few corners slightly bumped. A very good set. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        The World Crisis 1911-1918

      Thornton Butterworth, Ltd., London 1931 - This is a jacketed British first edition, first printing of the first Abridged & Revised edition of The World Crisis. Originally published in six volumes between 1923 and 1931, The World Crisis is Winston Churchill's epic history of the First World War, in which he played such a critical, controversial, and varied role. Frederick Woods wrote: "The volumes contain some of Churchill's finest writing, weaving the many threads together with majestic ease, describing the massive battles in terms which fitly combine relish of the literary challenge with an awareness of the sombre tragedy of the events." Churchill was in a special position to write this history, having served both in the Cabinet and on the Front. First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 until 1915, after the failure in the Dardanelles and the slaughter at Gallipoli, Churchill was scapegoated and forced to resign. He spent his political exile as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. Before war's end, Churchill was exonerated and rejoined the Government, but the stigma would linger. Churchill may have meant for his history of the First World War to clear his name, but his six volume masterwork far exceeds this purpose. This important edition is not just an abridgement. It incorporates revisions by Churchill with new material, including a whole new chapter on the Battle of the Marne, as well as a new introduction. This British first abridged edition is quite scarce in the original dust jacket. It is also among the most striking first edition dust jackets in the Churchill canon. There were three printings – in 1931, 1932, and 1937. All three printings featured the same dust jacket design, but second and third printings are typically encountered on tan paper with just a hint of pale green color while most first printing copies appear to have been printed on a notably brighter, vivid green paper. Unfortunately, the first printing dust jacket paper was exceptionally thin and also proved highly susceptible to fading. Thus nearly all surviving examples suffer losses and are completely faded to tan. Moreover, the volume itself was bound in a striking green that proved almost equally susceptible to toning of the spine to a brownish color, as well as dulling of the spine gilt. This jacketed first printing of the first Abridged & Revised edition is flawed, but nonetheless a scarce survivor. Condition is good plus in a good minus dust jacket. The green cloth binding remains square and tight and shows only minor wear to extremities. The spine is lightly sunned, consonant with the sunning to the jacket spine, but nonetheless remains notably brighter than is typical of unjacketed copies. The contents remain respectably bright and clean with no previous ownership marks. A hint of soiling is confined to the lightly dust soiled top edge. The dust jacket is unequivocally a first printing example, retaining the distinctive vivid green color on the faces and flaps, with the spine sunned to tan. The jacket is substantially complete, with edge wear and chipping to a maximum depth of .5 inch at the spine head and a 1.5 inch closed tear and some associated wrinkling at the front hinge center. The chief flaw of this dust jacket is also what probably ensured its survival – lamination that was imperfectly applied, with the top and bottom edges of the dust jacket protruding slightly past the laminate coating. We have now further protected the jacket by placing it beneath a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.6.a, Woods/ICS A31(bb.1), Langworth p.113 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Snow Crystals.

      New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company,, 1931. Quarto. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and snowflake design to front board gilt, double rule to front board in blind. Black and white portrait frontispiece, over 2,300 photographs of individual snowflakes, usually shown in a grid of 12 specimens, illustrations in the text. Boards a little rubbed and scuffed, the occasional finger mark to margins but overall contents clean and bright. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing, of this beautiful monograph by the American pioneer of snowflake photography. William A. Bentley (1865?1931) photographed more than 5,000 snowflakes during his lifetime, making the discovery that each one was unique. Bentley wrote extensively for scientific journals but this is his only book. Co-written with William J. Humphreys, a physicist with the US Weather Bureau, it was published shortly before Bentley died of pneumonia, which he had caught walking home through a blizzard. Scarce in such nice condition.

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        Modiano. 1931. IV reklam fuzeto

      Athenaeum, 1931. In 8 oblungo, cm 34,5 x 24,5, pp. 80 interamente illustrate in nero. Brossura editoriale di impostazione modernista opera di Tabor con diffuse bruniture. Raro album, testimonianza della presenza in Ungheria della ditta di arti grafiche Modiano al momento della sua massima espansione. Come e' noto l'arrivo della ditta triestina a Budapest, diede grande stimolo ai grafici ungheresi. L'album raccoglie modelli grafici di autori ungheresi (Byssz, Breschneider, Dobo', Gebhardt, Kmetty, Markus, Molnar, Parin, Petten, Polya, Richter, Rudnay, Szonyi, Vaszary) insieme ad alcuni triestini (Carambaich, Claris, Quaiat, Timmel, Poliak). Ben noto e' l'apporto dato da Guido Modiano all'evoluzione della ricerca grafica in chiave razionalista, negli anni '30 (collaborazione a Campo Grafico, la nuova veste grafica di Casabella ecc.). ITA

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      - (WYETH,N.C.)illus. LITTLE SHEPHERD OF KINGDOM COME by John Fox, Jr. NY: Scribner 1931 (1931 A). 4to, black cloth, pict. paste-on, 322p., Fine IN DUST WRAPPER AND ORIGINAL BOX WITH MOUNTED COLOR PLATE! (flaps of top replaced)). 1st edition (no page of ads at the back). Illus. with cover plate, pictorial endpapers and title, + 14 color plates. The box is black paper with the color plate reproducing the plate on the cover which is not in the text. A super copy of this SCRIBNER CLASSIC. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come

      New York: Scribner's, 1931 - First Edition with the Wyeth illustrations; one of 520 numbered copies signed by the illustrator. Publisher's vellum and cloth; vellum spotted and a little worn; frontispiece tissue guard partially torn; very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Country Houses

      William Helburn Inc, 1931. Good Hardcover. Large quarto. Red cloth covers with gilt lettering and decoration. Short text and 183 full page monochromatic plates. Spine lightly fraying at ends, along spine edge, otherwise a very crisp, nice copy. Clean.

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        Übersichtskarte von Mitteleuropa 1:300,000 (Overview Map of Middle Europe)

      Reichsamt für Landesaufnahme, Berlin 1931 - Oblong Elephant Folio (19 1/4 x 25 1/4"). (1) 57 plates. Brown cloth portfolio with 57 bolted heavy paper stock linen-backed maps. Textured tan endpapers. Published by the Reichs-Department of Geological Surveying. 57 color maps (app. 18 1/2 x 22 1/2") on the scale of 1:300,000 spanning from the southern part of Denmark in the northwest to the eastern parts of Lithuania and Basel and Salzburg in the south with one b/w overview compartmentalized into 57 sectors at font. The names of the cities of Lithuania, Poland, and Czechoslovakia are to an extent Germanized whereas villages mostly are named in the respective native language.The loos leaf atlas contains single maps that could be ordered from the Reichs-Department of Geological Surveying according to its comprehensive 1931 publication. In this portfolio the heavy paper stock maps are pasted down to a linen surface. Map 31 Halle, here numbered M 52 Halle, and map 46, Darmstadt, here numbered L 50 Darmstadt. All maps contain detailed explanation of symbols in margins including small map of respective political borders. Binding and interior in overall very good condition. The atlas was originally conceived as a military overview of Europe in 1893. By 1914 it contained 101 maps but was expanded to 143 maps during WWI. During WWII, particularly from 1941-1943, the compendium was massively expanded to include Finland and the Sovjet Union, including the Ural and Caucasus mountain ranges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph quotation signed ("King Faisal"). In Arabic.

      No place, 4. IV. 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dali ou l'anti-obscurantisme.

      - Paris, Editions surréalistes, 1931. In-8, 29-(3) pp. et 10 planches hors-texte, broché, couverture papier noir à rabat, titre contrecollé sur le plat supérieur (dos un peu frotté). Edition originale, un des 600 exemplaires sur vélin blanc (non justifié). ENVOI autographe signé de Crevelà Gérard Bauer. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** La librairie est ouverte ; cependant les commandes ne pourront être expédiées qu'après le 23 août : merci de votre compréhension et de votre patience ! *** Langue : Français

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        Tales of Tahitian Waters

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1931 - Thick Quarto. First printing with (I-F) code. Grey consider the fishes of the South Seas to be the most fiercest in the world. He tells his stories of the tuna, sailfish, the wahoo and swordfish which would make any fisherman envious. Mr. Grey caught a 618 poind Silver Marlin, apparently a new species at the time and he tells of the fight of 1040 pound Striped Marlin and includes a photo of this incredibly huge fish along with 48 other photographs taken by the author. A fine bright opy bound in green coth lettered in gilt, spine lettering gilt, pictorial endpapers, in unclipped pictorial dust jacket with wear along the top edges, a piece torn away at head and small tear slong bottom of front panel. Internally fresh without foxing, no names or plates. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A.C. Revista Trimestral. Documents de Actividad Contemporánea. No. 1 (First Trimester 1931) through No. 25 (June 1937).

      19 issues (of 25 total published, lacking nos. 4, 14, 15, 15, 23, and 24) of the Spanish architectural journal, put out by the architectal group GATEPAC (Grupo de Artistas y Técnicos Españoles Para la Arquitectura Contemporánea), which documents the rise of the Modernist avant-garde movement in interwar Spain, covering various topics including art, interior design, photography, cinema, urban development, and graphic design and projects for houses, theaters, swimming pools, interior spaces, and furniture and exhibition design among many others. Profusely illustrated throughout, primarily from photographs, floor plans, and sketches, together with many advertisements for local construction and design-related companies. Square 8vo. Orig. illustrated wrpps., some assorted small tears and minor soiling, several issues with repairs along spines. Barcelona (G.A.T.E.P.A.C./Gili) 1931-1937.

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        These Thirteen: Stories.

      Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, New York 1931 - A Very Good Plus copy in blue cloth binding that shows offsetting of the jacket design to the boards in a Very Good plus, unclipped dustjacket with some darkening and shallow edge wear to the spine along with two closed edge tears on the front panel. "These 13" was published during Faulkner's most productive and important period (1928-32), for his short story career. The stories in These 13 are arranged to present the shared themes and clarified problems, which lead Faulkner in the direction of his next novel Light in August. Of the thirteen stories in this collection, "Victory," "Ad Astra," "All the Dead Pilots," "Crevasse," "A Justice," "Mistral," "Divorce in Naples," and "Carcassonne" are published here for the first time.

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      New Metropolitan Fiction, Inc. 1931., Dunellen and New York - First edition. Six quarto issues bound into one volume (29.5cm); illustrated wrappers; 120; 136; 128; 120; 120; 112 pp., illustrated. Minute loss to base of spines, light wear to extremities, with several short tears and creases to same; faint, shallow moisture staining to rear wrapper edges and margins of several issues, else complete and clean throughout. Overall very Good+ or better. The original six-part serialization (January-June, 1931) of what would become Robert E. Burns's novel I Am A Fugitive From A Georgia Chain Gang, published by the Vanguard Press in 1932. A slightly fictionalized but largely autobiographical account, written while in hiding, of the author's adventures with the Georgia penal system, beginning with his arrest for stealing $5.80 from an Atlanta grocer in 1922. By his own admission, the author sent his story to True Detective Mysteries through an indirect and secret channel while hiding out from the law. At a side-by-side comparison with the finished text of the novel, the serialized version shows textual variations in certain portions. The six issues notably include dozens of photographic illustrations throughout the text, prominently featuring Burns in civilian, military, and prison garb, photographs of his family, facsimiles of numerous letters written on his behalf, and stark portrayals of prisoners on the chain gang. Burns's intent was to expose the brutality and corruption of the chain gang system, and he succeeded; as the book created an instant furor upon publication and became a bestseller for Vanguard. It served as the basis for the Mervyn LeRoy film released later the same year, starring Paul Muni in the role of Burns. The film heralded a new genre - the prison drama - and won three Oscars including a Best Actor Award for Muni. While copies of the novel in dustjacket are notably scarce, the complete serial in its original state is nearly unobtainable. A primary source and rare, with nothing comparable available in the trade (2016) and OCLC showing 8 American institutions with any issues of this publication. All issues housed in a clamshell case with titles stamped on the front cover and spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Modiano. 1931. IV reklam fuzeto

      Athenaeum, Budapest 1931 - In 8 oblungo, cm 34,5 x 24,5, pp. 80 interamente illustrate in nero. Brossura editoriale di impostazione modernista opera di Tabor con diffuse bruniture. Raro album, testimonianza della presenza in Ungheria della ditta di arti grafiche Modiano al momento della sua massima espansione. Come e' noto l'arrivo della ditta triestina a Budapest, diede grande stimolo ai grafici ungheresi. L'album raccoglie modelli grafici di autori ungheresi (Byssz, Breschneider, Dobo', Gebhardt, Kmetty, Markus, Molnar, Parin, Petten, Polya, Richter, Rudnay, Szonyi, Vaszary) insieme ad alcuni triestiniÂ(Carambaich, Claris, Quaiat, Timmel, Poliak). Ben noto e' l'apporto dato da Guido Modiano all'evoluzione della ricerca grafica in chiave razionalista, negli anni '30 (collaborazione a Campo Grafico, la nuova veste grafica di Casabella ecc.). ITA

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        Graphik der Gegenwart. Band 1. Berlin, Euphorion, 1931. 30 Bll. Mit 5 Orig.-Holzschnitten (1 signiert, 3 farbig) von Erich Heckel u. 48 Abb. auf Taf. Gr.-8°. Farbig illustr. OPp. (leicht stockfleckig, Rücken angeplatzt).

       1931 Erstausgabe.- Deckelillustration sowie Vorsätze sind Originalholzschnitte, jeweils farbig. Frontispiz und Kopfvignette (auf Seite mit Lebenslauf) ebenfalls Originalholzschnitte.- Frontispiz von Heckel signiert und datiert \'30\'.- Auf den ersten Seiten leicht stockfleckig. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        The Complete Plays [and] Prefaces.

      London: Constable and Co. Ltd,, 1931?4. 2 volumes, large octavo. Contemporary green half morocco by Baytun-Riviere, titles to spines gilt, raised bands, green cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Minor marking to fore edges of text blocks. An excellent set. First collected editions, first impressions.

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        La Stazione Centrale di Milano, Inaugurata l'Anno IX E.F. Monografia Ufficiale Illustrata.

      396 pp. monograph on one of the most important monuments of Fascist architecture, the grandly proportioned and richly detailed central railway station in Milan, with detailed documentation of the architecture, companies and individuals responsible for the design and construction of the huge complex including the extensive track system and nearby tunnels and bridges, extensive technical material, many hundreds of illustrations throughout showing ground plans, photographs of the building, its inner workings, and surroundings, reproductions of drawings by Giulio Cisari, and 6 large folding plates showing maps and plans of the organization of the track system. Large 4to. Cloth, embellished with an embossed design after another drawing by Cisari. Spine very slightly shaken, library stamp to front cover. Milan 1931. (Monografia Ufficiale Illustrata Autorizzata dal Ministero delle Comunicazioni)

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        Trois Poèmes de Louise Lalanne pour chant et piano (textes français, anglais et allemand

      Paris: Rouart Lerolle, 1931. First edition. Folio, wrappers, 11 pages. Inscribed "Léa - Colette je vous embrasse / Fr. Poulenc - Cheri." The inscription is slightly smudged, from moisture. The young composer here identifies himself and Colette with her two most famous characters, from her novels Cheri (1920) and Le Fin de Cheri (1929). They began a friendly correspondence in 1931, the year of this work. Colette wrote usually favorable reviews of Poulenc's works, and Poulenc would set one of her poems to music in 1938.

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        Arthur mit dem langen Arm - Ein Bilderbuch.

      Williams & Co., Berlin., 1931. EA, Pappbd. m. Leinenrücken. 20 S., alle ill. Broschiert. Einbanddeckel beide unfrisch, aufgrund der porösen Oberflächen Vorderseite randig angestaubt u. insgesamt etwas trübe, Rückseite fast zur Hälfte längsseitig lichtrandig, insgesamt nachgedunkelt / getönt u. randig leicht angeschmutzt, Unterkante Rückseite leicht berieben, Leinenrücken ausgeblichen u. auf rückseitiger Leiste m. wenigen kl. Wasserflecken, Rückenende oben leicht gestaucht, Kanten insgesamt fast sehr gut, Ecken unten leicht berieben, Buchdeckel vorne sticht minimal ab, Rücken in selber Weise minimal konkavVorsatz minimal wellig u. getönt, das Deckblatt-Motiv hat sich ganz leicht in der Deckblattrückseite abgepauscht u. ergibt nun eine Art Wasserzeichen (nur ein Hauch), selbes Phänomen letzte S. u. Nachblatt, Nachblatt ebenfalls getönt. Winziger Tinten(?)punkt über Titel, Titelseite m. Mikrosprenkseln nahe Bindung, sonst sehr sauber. DIE SEITEN SELBER sind von einer tollen Erhaltung, winziger (3mm) Leseknick auf den ersten drei Blättern inkl. Dechblatt u. Titel, sowie ein winziger Fleck auf S. 3 auf selber Höhe, Seitenzustand insgesamt sehr gut! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        The Wind in the Willows

      Methuen, UK 1931 - 38th Edition 1931 1st Edition Thus. 1st printing of the new illustartions by Shepard. Un-common with the wrapper. Book is very good++ with bright boards and good contents. Page edges and some internal pages lightly foxed. The complete wrapper is very good+ with rubbed and nicked edges. Spine age toned. Spine tips and edges with a few small closed tears. More images can be taken upon request. Ref 10730 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Malbuch" -- Original Kinderbuch-Manuskript von ca.1931.

      Ravensburg, Otto Maier Verlag 1931 - Titel und 8 Bilder auf 7 Bl. -- bisher unbekanntes und unveröffentlichtes Kinderbuch-Manuskrirpt der bekannten Kinderbuch-Autorin. Ursprünglich wahrscheinlich eine Auftragsarbeit für den Otto Maier Verlag in Ravensburg (auf dem Titel wird der Verlag als "Druckort" angegeben), ist das Buch leider nicht erschienen. -- Äusserst interessantes, für seine Zeit sehr aussergewöhnliches Kinderbuch ganz in geometrischen Formen gestaltet, zu vergleichen mit . Die Bildergeschichte hat keinen Text. Gezeigt wird die Geschichte eines Jungen, welcher auf seinem Holzpferd auf Rädern eine Reise unternimmt und am Ende wieder zu Hause von seiner Mutter empfangen wird. -- Titel sowie Bilder 1,2 und 4 von Rotraut Hinderks-Kutscher signiert. -- Das Manuskript stammt aus der Zeit um 1931. Bei Otto Maier in Ravensburg erschien 1931 ihr Kinderbuch "Katei und Matei reisen in die Stadt", ebenso in geometrischen Figuren gehalten. -- Rotraut Hinderks-Kutscher ( geb. 14. Dezember 1908 in München; † 26. April 1986 ebenda) war eine deutsche Autorin und Illustratorin von Kinder- und Jugendbüchern. Sie war die Tochter des Literaturprofessors Artur Kutscher. Schon in jungen Jahren begann sie Jugenderzählungen zu schreiben, die sie auch illustrierte. Im Alter von 14 Jahren besuchte sie bereits die graphische Berufsschule in München und 1926 erhielt sie ein Begabtenstipendium für die Akademie der Bildenden Künste. Ab 1928 studierte sie bei Emil Preetorius. Im selben Jahr lernte sie ihren späteren Mann, Meinhard Hinderks kennen. Rotraut Hinderks-Kutscher illustrierte und schrieb viele Kinder- und Jugendbücher. Zahlreiche Auflagen erlebte ihr Werk über Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts Kindheit und Jugend Donnerblitzbub Wolfgang Amadeus. Von 1950 bis 1952 arbeitete Rotraut Hinderks-Kutscher mit Professor Franz Lipp zusammen; das Ergebnis war der Volkskundeatlas Art und Brauch im Land ob der Enns. Auch die Vöcklabrucker Aquarelle entstanden in der Zeit. Im Museum in Vöcklamarkt ist der Künstlerin eine Vitrine gewidmet. -- Die 8 Bilder waren ursprünglich jeweils in Paaren auf einem Blatt gezeichnet, wobei die beiden Tafen mit den ersten 4 Bildern zerschnitten wurden. -- Blatt-Format ca. 26,5 x 21 cm - die kleineren Einzelbilder haben das Blatt-Format ca. 20,5 x 13 cm Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Die Technik der Antike und des Mittelalters * H A L B F R A N Z B A N D / H A L B L E D E R - H A N D E I N B A N D

      Wildpark-Potsdam, Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft Athenaion mbH, 1931 - Vollständige Ausgabe in elegantem, aufwendig hergestellten Handeinband der Zeit: echter Halbfranzband (Halbleder / HLdr) gr.8vo im Format 20 x 25,4 cm mit braunem Lederrücken, goldgeprägtem Lederkopfband, Rückentitel in Goldprägung, geheftet auf fünf erhabene Doppelbünde, Handmarmor-Bezug der Deckel, blindgeprägte Liniendekoration des Einbandleders, Lederecken und Kopfgoldschnitt. 442 Seiten auf Kunstdruckpapier, mit sehr vielen Textabbildungen und 15 ganzseitigen Tafelabbildungen (teilweise farbig) sowie Literatur-, Namens- und Sachverzeichnis. - Erschienen in der Reihe: "Museum der Weltgeschichte. Die staatliche, wirtschaftliche, soziale, geistige und kulturelle Entwicklung der Völker in Einzeldarstellungen", herausgegeben von Dr.Paul Herre, Universitätsprofessor in Berlin. - "Warum handgebunden? - Die wesentlichsten Vorzüge des guten Handbandes sind: Die einzelnen Druckbögen werden mit der Hand nach dem Schriftspiegel gefalzt. Die Bogenränder werden dadurch zwar ungleich, aber das Satzbild steht gerade. Um infolge der ungleichen Ränder ein späteres zu starkes Beschneiden mit der Maschine zu vermeiden, werden die Bogen einzeln, vorne und unten, mit der Pappschere auf ein Mittelmaß rauh beschnitten. Dadurch wird der Druckrand weitestgehend geschont. Als erste und letzte Lage wird dem Buche zum Schutze eine leere Papierlage hinzugefügt, welche mit einem feinen Leinen- oder echten Japanpapierfalz versehen ist. Geheftet wird der Handband nach sorgfältiger Auswahl des Heftzwirnes auf echten erhabenen oder aufgedrehten flachen Bünden und auf Pergamentriemchen (welche beim Pergamentbande durch den Rücken gezogen werden). Oben wird das Buch beschnitten und erhält nicht nur der Schönheit willen Goldschnitt, sondern diese feine Metallschicht schützt vielmehr die dem Lichte und Staub am meisten ausgesetzte Schnittfläche vor deren schädlichen Einflüssen. Die Deckel werden in einem tiefen Falz angesetzt, mit den Bünden nach außen. Ein Herausreißen aus der Decke ist somit nur unter Zuhilfenahme von Werkzeug möglich. Zum Kapital wird kein schlappes maschinengewebtes Bändchen verwendet, sondern das Kapital wird von Hand mit dem Buchblock umstochen, gibt dadurch dem Rücken einen festen Abschluß und bietet zugleich dem späteren Ledereinschlag ("Häubchen") die Unterlage. Als Einbandmaterial kommen sumachgares, lichtechtes Saffian, Kalbleder, vereinzelt auch Rindsleder, ferner naturelles und weißes Schweinsleder sowie Kalbspergament zur Verwendung. Ein mit der Hand hergestelltes, dazupassendes Überzugpapier sowie Handvergoldung oder Blinddruck am Rücken ergänzen das Werk nach außen. Ein solcher Einband entspricht allen Anforderungen, die an einen Gebrauchsband gestellt werden können." Aus einem alten Prospekt von Richard Hönn, ehemals Handbinderei des Verlages Albert Langen, Werkstatt für feine Buchbinder- und Lederarbeiten in München, Dienerstrasse 14. - Luxuseinband, erste Auflage, EA, Erstausgabe in sehr guter Erhaltung; gebunden in der Buchbinderei J.Kohnert / Berlin-Charlottenburg, wie aus dem blindgegeprägtem Stempel auf der hinteren Deckelinnenseite "Buchbinderei J.Kohnert Charlottenburg" unseres gleichartig gebunden Titels Nr.14648 ("Bauer, Die öffentliche Meinung") hervorgeht Bitte beachten Sie: Auf Grund der besonderen Versandkostenvorgaben vom ZVAB und Abebooks, kann es bei schwereren oder mehrbändigen Werken zu höheren Portokosten kommen, da der Preis sich nicht am Gewicht, sondern nach der Anzahl der Artikel richtet. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Full Circle

      London Number Five John Street Adelphi: Martin Secker , 1931 VG, 1st Eng ed, 1931. Uncommon. In purple cloth, gilt title, corners lightly bumped & worn. Spine, faded, gilt titles, edges bumped. Internally, half title, [4], 7-320 pp, lacks DJ, book slightly cocked, printed by The Botolph Printing Works, Gate Street, Kingsway, WC 2. A parody of William Somerset Maugham's Cakes & Ales first published in the US as Gin & Bitters under the pseudonym of A Riposte, she went on and had it published in the UK as Full Circle, however it was withdrawn shortly afterwards by her publisher as Mugham had taken legal action for libel against them. In addition to Mordaunt & Clowes she also wrote under the name of Mrs Wiehe, Mrs Bowley, Jack Heron & A Riposte. (Stutt F30. Alec Waugh - My Brother Evelyn & Other Profiles. Rogal - Maugham Encylopedia p 69). Written about the morally and spiritually empty life of a lionized Author!

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      Stuttgart: J. Engelhorns Nachf, 1931. First edition. Salomon, Erich. Small 4to., 46 pp., and 112 b&w photos on 104 pp., with texts in German, English, French and Spanish. Plain card wrappers with the printed dust jacket affixed to the spine. The lower tip is bumped, there are small chips missing at the edges and rubbing at the spine; on the front panel a 2-inch closed tear at the top near the spine and a short one at the bottom has been closed with archival tape on the blank reverse. The dust jacket is worn but largely intact and good. This seems to be a unique, prepublication copy, either a maquette or a copy for review. All other copies I have handled over the years have been in blue cloth, titled in gilt, issued with a separate dust jacket. I have consulted with both Martin Parr,the noted photographer, author and collector, and Manfred Heiting, noted author and collector, who concurrs, that neither have seen such a copy. Salomon, from a German-Jewish banking family, studied mechanical engineering and the law. In 1927, he took up the miniature camera and recorded the ruling class from his privileged seat among them. This work is a regarded as one of the most important books of the candid camera. The title, which translates as, "Famous Contemporaries in Unguarded Moments" includes photos of Hindeburg, Chamberlain, Lloyd George, William Randolph Hearst, Richard Strauss, and others. Parr and Badger, The Photobook, Volume 1, p. 131.

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        Adolf Loos. Das Werk des Architekten.

      Wien, Schroll 1931.. gr.-4°. 43 S. Mit 270 Tafelabb. OLn. Letztes Bl. lose. Einbd. staubfl. Rückenkanten a. d. Kap. etw. einger. - (Neues Bauen in der Welt 4) Mit eh. Widmung v. Adolf Loos am fliegenden Vorsatz.

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        The Waves

      London: Hogarth Press, 1931 First edition, first printing. One of 7,113 copies. Publisher's purple cloth, lettered in gilt, printed on laid paper; in the original cream pictorial dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell, decorated in green and lettered in purple. Near fine, with a hint of wear to the spine ends, some faint toning to the spine, else bright and clean; unclipped dust jacket, with some toning and faint rubbing to the spine, minor toning and a few hints of light soiling to the otherwise fresh panels. Overall, a tight and attractive copy. Kirkpatrick A16a. Woolmer 279. The Waves is Virginia Woolf's most experimental text, which pushes the boundaries of the novel both thematically and structurally. The plot focuses on the lives of six main characters, spanning from childhood to adulthood, and the text is comprised of the character's spoken soliloquies. Like much of Woolf's writing, The Waves is less plot-driven and more of a collection of captured moments; the beauty of The Waves lies in the eloquent descriptions of what Louis Kronenberger described as "the poetic symbols of life" in his 1931 review for The New York Times: "the changing seasons, day and night, bread and wine, fire and cold, time and space, birth and death and change." The Waves is arguably more poetry than novel, as Woolf used a variety of literary and poetic devices to blur the line between the two genres.. 1st Edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        Brigands of the Moon

      Chicago: A.C. McClurg, 1931 - First Edition. Only minute wear; fine in dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres complètes.

      Paris, Bernouard, 1927-1931. - 10 volumes in-8 ; demi-chagrin orangé à coins, dos à 4 nerfs filetés, caissons, titre et tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés. (photos). Edition numérotée sur vergé Navarre. Bel exemplaire.

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      London: Chatto & Windus, 1931 - First Edition. Near fine in a price-clipped dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        L'Assommoir. Illustré De Trente Compositions En Couleurs De Dignimont.

      Paris: Javal et Bourdeaux, 1931 - Text and 2 extra suites housed in 2 boxes, 14 inches tall. Number 23 of 60 copies on 'Japon Imperial'. With 30 colour plates by Dignimont in the main text. With a further suite of his illustrations in monochrome. There is also an ORIGINAL watercolour by Dignimont. With a further suite of 30 original etchings by Courbouleix, each is in 2 states, monochrome and sepia. The 30 sepia etchings are all numbered and signed. The two wooden boxes are leather bound with gilt titles, and heavily padded and lined with watered silk. I believe these were publisher's copies. The boxes are slightly rubbed and the main box lacks a popper, but they both still function., the contents are pristine. A unique set. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Social Kunst. Vols. 1 (1930) through 9 (1932) (all published).

      1931. A complete run in 9 fascicules, each issue with brief introduction and illustrations (a few in color) showing biting socio-critical art by international graphic artists. Lg. 8vo. Boards, illus. wrpps. bound in. Copenhagen (Mondes Forlag) 1930-1932. Ex-libris Knud Rydiander, with bookplate affixed to inside front cover.

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