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        The Good Earth.

      New York: John Day, 1931. First edition of the author's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and masterpiece. First issue with "flees" for "fleas" on page 100, line 17. Signed by Pearl Buck on the half title page. Octavo, finely bound in full black morocco, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Over eighty years have passed since The Good Earth won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained its popularity and become one of the great modern classics. "I can only write what I know, and I know nothing but China, having always lived there," wrote Pearl Buck. In The Good Earth she presents a graphic view of a China when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings for the ordinary people. This moving, classic story of the honest farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-lan is must reading for those who want to fully appreciate the sweeping changes that have occurred in the lives of the Chinese people during this century.

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        HE LAY ON SOME COOL DOCK-LEAVES. An Original Illustration from Kenneth Grahame's “The Wind In The Willows”.

      Later published by Methuen and Co. Ltd. 1931. Pencil, pen and ink on paper. The image features Mole relaxing on the river bank, under the shade of some dock-leaves. The image measures 12 x 17 cm on a sheet measuring 16.5 x 26 cm. Signed with initials bottom right. Inscribed by the artist in pencil beneath the mount with the illustration title, book title and [incorrect] page number. The illustration appears on page 152 of the 1931 first Shepard illustrated edition of “The Wind in the Willows” in the chapter “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn”. Exhibited: Chris Beetles, Ltd., The British Art of Illustration 1800-1998, number 571. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Very Good Jeeves Signed PG Wodehouse

      UK: Herbert Jenkins, 1931. 1st Edition 2nd Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good+. Very Good Jeeves by PG Wodehouse Double Signed First Edition Herbert Jenkins 1931. Second impression. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Covers fine in a VG+ dust jacket. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY PG WODEHOUSE to US Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) by way of loosely inserted compliments note. Also included is an original sketch drawn by Halpern (a keen cartoonist) of the author who in turn has signed it at the bottom and returned with the accompanying note. An unusual item of ephemera and quite possibly unique.

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        The Waves.

      London: Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press,, 1931. Octavo. Original purple cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell. Spine darkened, with fading to spine ends, edges of text block lightly foxed; an excellent copy in the jacket with toning and small chip to spine, panels lightly foxed, a couple of nicks to extremities. First edition, first impression.

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      - CARTOONS. FLIP THE FROG ANNUAL. Lond.: Dean [1931]. Thick 8vo, pictorial boards, some edge and spine rubbing, one illus. neatly tinted else VG+. Based on Ub Iwerks cartoon, this is illustrated in black and white on every page and with 4 color plates, all featuring a humanized frog and his friends. Iwerks is most famous for his association with the Disney Studios and his work on early Mickey Mouse. He left Disney in 1929 to work for Pat Powers where Flip the Frog came into being. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Cult of the Griffon Bruxellois. [With signed postcard by the author]

      Watmoughs Limited, Idle Bradford 1931 - The Second Edition. Idle, Bradford, Watmoughs Limited, [1931]. Octavo. Frontispiece, 88 pages. Illustrated throughout. Original, illustrated Hardcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Name of preowner on titlepage. A signed manuscript postcard from the author Mabel Parker-Rhodes to the owner of the book is included. The signed postcard talks about some medicine for the Griffon Bruxellois and Mabel Parker-Rhodes thanks the recipient for liking her book. Rare !! Includes the following chapters: The Purchase / Breeding / Mating / Care of Bitch in Whelp / Whelping / Docking / Rearing Puppies / Feeding / Training / Invalids / Toilet / Dressing the Shop Window / The Points of the Griffon Bruxellois / Pedigrees and Blanks / Some American Griffons / Beautiful Griffons of Today / Breeder's Directory // The Griffon Bruxellois or Brussels Griffon is a breed of toy dog, named for their city of origin: Brussels, Belgium. The Griffon Bruxellois may refer to three different breeds, the Griffon Bruxellois, the Griffon Belge and the Petit Brabançon. Identical in standard except for coat and colour differences, in some standards they are considered varieties of the same breed, much like Belgian Sheepdogs. The three variations of this dog, the Brussels Griffon (Griffon Bruxellois), the Belgian Griffon (Griffon Belge), and the Petit Brabançon, all descend from an old type of dog called a Smousje, a rough coated, small terrier-like dog kept in stables to eliminate rodents, similar to the Dutch Smoushond. The little wire-haired dog in the foreground of the Jan van Eyck painting The Arnolfini Marriage is thought to be an early form of this breed. In Belgium coachmen were fond of their alert little Griffons d’Ecurie (wiry coated stable dogs) and in the 19th century, they bred their Griffons with imported toy dogs. Breeding with the Pug and King Charles Spaniel brought about the current breed type, but also brought the short black coat that led to the Petits Brabançon, which was originally a fault in the breed. The spaniels also brought the rich red and black and tan colour of the modern Griffon Bruxellois and Griffon Belge. The Griffon Bruxellois grew in popularity in the late 19th century with both workers and noblemen in Belgium. The first Griffon Bruxellois was registered in 1883 in the first volume Belgium's kennel club studbook, the Livre des Origines Saint-Hubert (LOSH). The popularity of the breed was increased by the interest of Queen Marie Henriette, a dog enthusiast who visited the annual dog shows in Belgium religiously, often with her daughter, and became a breeder and booster of Griffon Bruxellois, giving them international fame and popularity. Many dogs were exported to other countries, leading to Griffon Bruxellois clubs in England (1897)[3] and Brussels Griffon clubs in the U.S. (1945.) The First World War and Second World War proved to be a disastrous time for the breed. War time is difficult on any dog breed, and the recovering numbers after the First World War were set back by increased vigilance in breeding away from faults such as webbed toes. By the end of the Second World War, Belgium had almost no native Griffon Bruxellois left, and it was only through the vigilance of dedicated breeders (in the U.K. particularly) that the breed survived at all. The breed has never been numerous or popular, but had a brief vogue in the late 1950s, and now is generally an uncommon breed. There has been a recent increase in interest in the United States due to the appearance of a Griffon in the movie, As Good as It Gets, and also because of a general increase in interest in toy dogs. (Wikipedia) Sprache: English Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Name of preowner on titlepage. A signed manuscript postcard from the author Mabel Parker-Rhodes to the owner of the book is included. The signed postcard talks about some medicine for the Griffon Bruxellois and Mabel Parker-Rhodes thanks the recipient [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Collection of Heartfield Covers. 26 Titles.

      1931. HEARTFIELD'S PHOTOMONTAGE "TURNED THE BOOK COVER INTO A POLITICAL INSTUMENT" HEARTFIELD, John. A collection of 26 volumes, all of which are preserved in the original publisher's bindings designed and illustrated by John Heartfield, including novels by Upton Sinclair and Ilja Ehrenburg, anti-Nazi books and work in praise of Communist Russia. |~||~||~||~||~| An impressive collection of strikingly original book jackets designed by John Heartfield which he designed for his brother's firm, Malik-Verlag, for works by such authors as Upton Sinclair and Ilya Ehrenburg. Heartfield placed his photomontage images on the front and back of the jackets to instantly convey the books' contents. This was a dramatic departure from the plain jackets of the period. According to the great designer and typographer Jan Tschichold, Heartfield was the inventor of photomontage book covers; furthermore, his designs for Malik were the first of their kind (Das neue Typographie, 1928, p. 228). "Today it is almost forgotten that [Heartfield] tested the artistic-political impact of photomontage on a wallflower that nobody took notice of, the dust jacket. Photomontage appeared for the first time on this slim, oblong, double page as a genre integrating the graphic, literary, and agitational means of expression into something new. The works, created mostly for the Malik publishing company in the twenties, were a bold experiment: Heartfield made the dust jacket 'active,' and let it 'fight' for the author. It is hardly imaginable today what a fascinating contract those miniature montages were in contract to the usual, sober or whimsical book covers" (Lilly Becher, quoted by Pachnicke). In very good to fine condition. LITERATURE: Pachnicke, John Heartfield (New York: Abrams, 1991, pp. 96-99, with numerous reproductions). PLEASE INQUIRE FOR COMPLETE LIST

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        Blühende Kakteen und andere sukkulente Pflanzen.

      J.Neumann,, Neudamm, 1931 - 4 Bände in zwei gebunden. Neudamm, J.Neumann, 1931-37. 29 cm. 48/24/32/32 S. Mit 136 auf Karton montierten Farbtafeln mit jeweils einem Blatt Erläuterungen. Sachregister. Aufwändiges privates Halbleder (Hardcover) m. ggpr. R. Sehr gut. Aus der Bibliothek von Prof.em. Wilhelm Barthlott, Bonn (Stempel). Das Gesamtwerk umfasst insgesamt 5 Bände. Ohne den letzten Band (1938-39) mit den Tafeln 137-168. Sprache: deu Sehr gut. Aus der Bibliothek von Prof.em. Wilhelm Barthlott, Bonn (Stempel). Aufwändiges privates Halbleder (Hardcover) m. ggpr. R. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Put in His Thumb, TLS and Signed and Inscribed Card to Philip Jessup.

      1931 - With an Inscribed Presentation Card to Philip Jessup Llewellyn, K[arl] N[ickerson] [1893-1962]. Jessup, Philip [1897-1986]. Put in His Thumb. New York: The Century Company, [1931]. [x], 119 pp. Quarter cloth over speckled boards, black lettered title to front cover, deckle edges, most signatures unopened. Light shelfwear and soiling. Near-fine 5" x 3" presentation card inscribed to Philip Jessup and 8-1/2" x 11" mimeographed typescript presentation letter laid in. * First edition, first printing. Collected poems of one of the leading American legal thinkers of the twentieth century. One of these is a tribute to Oliver Wendell Holmes. The presentation letter is in the manner of a press release. It says, in part: "I hope you like them. But if you don't, send them back and get a check. (.) One thing will interest you: the number of law-men whose letters showed, or shyly confessed, or brazenly announced interest in verse is such as to threaten the existing order. Some unsuspected and insidious propaganda has been poisoning the purer factuality of the profession. Unless something is done about it, and at once, verse-in-lawyers may become respectable." The part-printed laid-in card features a caricature of a naked Llewellyn (?) sitting cross-legged and gesturing to a motto: "Nothing endures, surely not these. But me they please - Now they are yours." Below this motto is an autograph inscription to Philip Jessup dated October 7, 1931: "To my friend Phil Jessup, these play-word jingglings, as a contrast to the serious ones of law." Jessup, a judge on the International Court of Justice, important legal scholar and U.S. diplomat, was credited with playing a major role in ending the Soviet blockade of West Berlin. He was a representative to the United Nations General Assembly, as well as a U.S. ambassador at large from 1949 until his resignation in 1953. Like Llewellyn, he was a professor of law at Columbia University. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Stray Shots

      The Derrydale Press, New York 1931 - Clark, Roland. First edition, one of 535 copies. With 13 drypoint etchings, the first, frontispiece, signed by Clark. ii, 124 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. A lovely copy of a scarce volume that is less a book than a work of art. Roland Clark's matchless drypoints, printed from the plates on fine watermarked deckle edge paper, are luminous-one doesn't have to be a devotee of wildfowling to appreciate their artistry. If one is a devotee, this book is profoundly satisfying. Frazier acknowledges this: "One of the most beautiful of the Derrydale Press books in every phase. In my opinion this one will continue to go up in value forever." Siegel 58; Frazier C-5-a Original black cloth, title and device on upper cover in white and gold, bottom and fore-edges uncut, a fine copy. Laid into half brown calf and marbled boards clamshell box With 13 drypoint etchings, the first, frontispiece, signed by Clark. ii, 124 pp. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Dark Bridwell.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1931. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in green. With the dust jacket. Slight foxing to edges; an excellent copy in the slightly soiled jacket that has faded front panel, sunned spine, and a few nicks to extremities. First UK edition, first impression of this novel about life in pioneer society. It was first published in the US earlier the same year. The publisher's retained copy with their ink stamp to the half-title.

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        Years of Grace (Signed Hardcover)

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1931. Later printing. Jacket front panel and copyright page both state "15th Printing." SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. Winner of the 1931 Pulitzer Prize for Literature. Barnes also wrote "Dishonored Lady," a play twice adapted to film. Beginning in the 1890s, the story follows an upper-middle class girl from youth to adulthood, struggling within a changing society and and the heroine's efforts to uphold conventional morality. Very Good plus in an example of the scarce dust jacket. Light bumps to the extremities, and light rubbing to the spine text. Jacket front spine fold professionally repaired at the verso, with several tiny closed tears and chips at the extremities. Still, a fresh, attractive copy of a title seldom found signed.

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        The Drama: A Monthly Review. Published for the Drama League of America. Vols 10-21.

      Chicago and New York: The Drama Corporation 1919-1931. - 4to. 13 years, uniformly bound in 8 blue buckram volumes. Part of a word is missing due to tight binding. Very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Duineser Elegien. Elegies from the Castle of Duino.

      Weimer: printed at the Cranach Press for The Hogarth Press, 1931. Signed by Vita and Edward Sackville-West. One of 230 copies, this no. 194 and, unusually, signed by the Sackville-Wests. Wood engraved initials by Eric Gill. Type designed by Edward Johnston and cut by E. Prince and G.T. Friend, paper by Gaspard and Aristide Maillol. Parallel texts in English and German. Pp.134. 8vo., original vellum backed pinkish hued boards, gilt lettering on spine, top edge gilt, others uncut, in the original paper wrappers and card slipcase. An extraordinarily good copy, with only slight spotting to the very edges and a little wear to the slipcase. A fine transation by Vita and Edward Sackville-West of Rilke's great Elegies which he had begun in 1911-12 at the castle of Duino in Istria and which took him 11 years to finish. He regarded them as the greatest of his works.

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      [ Np], 1931. Original lithograph, printed against tinted ochre background. 44.5 x 32.5 cm plus full margins. Matted. About fine. One of an unspecified edition, dated and signed in the stone, and signed and dated in pencil in the lower margin. George Kenneth Hartwell (1891-1949) was born in Fitchberg, Mass, and studied at the Art Students' League in New York City under Kenneth Hayes Miller, Edward Hopper and George Bellows. His work was exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago (1923), the Society of Independent Artists (1923), the Library of Congress (1944-46), the Laguna Beach Art Association (1945 and 1946) and the Carnegie Institute (1945), Hartwell worked as an illustrator for CENTURY, SCRIBNER'S and THEATRE ARTS. He is particularly known for his Depression-era depictions of the worlds of carnivals, sideshows and burlesque houses, of which this image is a fine example. He executed this lithograph in at least four variations, monochrome, tinted and with at least two forms of coloring.

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        The Glass Key

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1931. First. First American edition, preceded by the British edition. Very slight sunning on the boards and a little rubbing at the extremities, but a much nicer than usual very near fine copy lacking the dustwrapper. An attractive and presentable copy of the author's fourth book. .

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      London: The Studio, 1931. Near Fine binding. The First English Edition of the lavishly printed Bible of "Moderne", soon to be called art deco. Thanks to Tolmer's work the deco style persisted until the Second World War, and influences design to this day. Mise en Page is a tour de force of design methodologies, with splendid tip-ins and fold-outs throughout. A splendid copy of this most important book, showing little wear. French text printed in the rear of the book. A near Fine copy in the publisher's glazed boards. W--ith much of the glassine wrapper (lacking the spine); and housed in the publisher's slipcase. Near Fine binding.

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        Histoire de la bienheureuse Raton fille de joie. Illustrations de Chas-Laborde (Charles Laborde).

      Mornay, Paris 1931 - Paris, Mornay, 1931. 25x20 cm. 2 Bl., 364 S., 1 S., 1 Bl. Mit 17 kolor. gest. Tafeln und einigen Vignetten im Text. Roter Ldr.-Bd. mit reicher Rücken-, Deckel- Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung, seidenen ornamentalen Spiegeln, handgeschöpftes Marmorapiervorsätzen und Kopfgoldschnitt, in Schuber. Originalbroschur (inkl. Rücken) eingebunden (sign. Vermorel rel.). Nr. 10/17 num. Exemplaren auf Japan mit einem ganzseitigen Original-Aquarell von Chas-Laborde (GA 317 Ex.). - Mit dem gestochenen Wappen-Exlibris von Marquis de Casteja. - tadelloses Exemplar in einem luxuriösen Einband. Sprache: Französisch Roter Ldr.-Bd. mit reicher Rücken-, Deckel- Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung, seidenen ornamentalen Spiegeln, handgeschöpftes Marmorapiervorsätzen und Kopfgoldschnitt, in Schuber. Originalbroschur (inkl. Rücken) eingebunden (sign. Vermorel rel.). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Österreich - Ungarns letzter Krieg 1914 - 1918. Bände I - VII und Registerband (!) sowie die dazugehörigen Beilagenkassetten I-IV, VI und VII (NUR Beilagenband V fehlt). Band I: Das Kriegsjahr 1914 - Vom Kriegsausbruch bis zum Ausgang der Schlacht bei Limanowa-Lapanow / Band II: Das Kriegsjahr 1915, 1. Teil - Vom Ausklang der Schlacht bei Limanowa-Lapanow bis zur Einnahme von Brest-Litowsk / Band III: Das Kriegsjahr 1915, 2. Teil - Von der Einnahme von Brest-Litowsk bis zur Jahreswende / Band IV: Das Kriegsjahr 1916, 1. Teil: Die Ereignisse von Jänner bis Ende Juli / Band V: Das Kriegsjahr 1916, 2. Teil: Die Ereignisse von August bis zur Jahreswende / Band VI: Das Kriegsjahr 1917 / Band VII: Das Kriegsjahr 1918.

      Verlag der Militärwissenschaftlichen Mitteilungen, Wien 1. A. -1938, Band I: Zweite Auflage 1931. - 24 x 17,5 cm. Blaue uniforme Originalganzleinenbände mit goldgeprägten Einbandtiteln. Blaue uniforme Originalbeilagenkassetten, gefaltete Beilagen (Tabellen, Karten, teils farbig und mehrfach gefaltet) sowie Skizzen. Band I: XIX(I), 834 Seiten (die Seiten 801-816 doppelt eingebunden), Beilagenband mit Skizzen 1-56 und 27 Beilagen. // Band II: XVI, (I), 814 Seiten, 40 Beilagen und 36 Skizzen. // Band III: XVI, 624 Seiten, 32 Beilagen und 20 Skizzen // Band IV: XVII, 748 Seiten. 4 Skizzen und 29 Beilagen // Band V: XVIII, 746 Seiten, die Beilagenkassette fehlt // Band VI: XVI, 792 Seiten, 36 Beilagen. // Band VII: XIX, 856 Seiten, 39 Beilagen sowie Anlageheft mit 52 Seiten. // Registerband: IX, (3), 330 Seiten. Geprüftes, bis auf die Beilagenkassette V, vollständiges Exemplar in wirklich sehr mäßigem Zustand (Arbeitsexemplar). Gesamtzustand: Alle Beilagen und Skizzen in den vorliegenden Kassetten komplett. Alle Bände / Kassetten berieben, mit stärkerem Kellergeruch und fleckigen Vorsätzen, die Seiten stellenweise etwas klamm. Die goldgeprägten Rückentitel teils etwas verblasst. Zustand Band I: Buchblock gebrochen zwischen Seite 208 /209, in der Bindung auch schimmelig, das hintere Innengelenk angebrochen. Die Kassette etwas wellig und am Rücken nicht mehr fest, leicht bestoßen, Klammerung der Beilagen etwas rostig // Band II: Das vordere Innengelenk gelockert, Klammerung stellenweise rostig. Beilagenkassette mehrfach gebrochen, leichte Schimmelspuren // Band III: das vordere Innengelenk gelockert, noch ganz guter Zustand. // Band IV: Hinteres Außengelenk 4cm eingerissen, vorderes Innengelenk gelockert. // Band V: Das vordere Innengelenk 8cm eingerissen und gelockert. // Band VI: Innengelenke leicht gelockert. Beilagenkassette mit Schimmelspuren, Beilagen vereinzelt fleckig, Klammerungen rostig. // Band VII: Innengelenke gelockert, Seitenschnitt fleckig. Kassette am Deckel eingerissen, innen fleckig. // Registerband: Rückseitig leicht fleckig, ganz guter Zustand. Fe2

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        Wyeth, N.C.- In Original Glassine and Box] Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1931 - IN ORIGINAL BOX AND CLEAR GLASSINE WITH ONE PRINTED PAPER INSIDE PANEL AS ISSUED. Original black cloth with gilt spine and full size color cover insert on cover. "A" and Scribner's seal denoting first issue. Illustrated title page, endpapers and 14 superb full page color plates by N. C. Wyeth. The rare boxed first edition with color pictorial insert on box, both top and bottom of box in tact, some chipping, very good. Has exceedingly scarce original clear glassine clear wrappers intact laid in with the printed list of seven titles. Vanishingly scarce. Book is fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. No. 281 of 512 numbered copies signed by N.C. Wyeth. 16 mounted color plates after N.C. Wyeth's illustrations. 4to. Original half vellum over patterned blue cloth. Fine copy, without the publisher's box. Wyeth, N.C. No. 281 of 512 numbered copies signed by N.C. Wyeth. 16 mounted color plates after N.C. Wyeth's illustrations. 4to. One of 512 Copies Signed by Wyeth. Allen, pp. 204-05

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        Highland Fling (signed by author)

      Thornton Butterworth, 1931. 1st edition. Hardcover. Pages and endpapers all very clean and tidy, binding tight, original brown tweed boards in very good condition, just some light paling and a small crease to the spine. The unique feature of this copy is that it is signed by the author, ' To darling Ronnie with very best love from Nancy Mitford' on the half-title page. Her first book, a very nice copy, especially with her signature.

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        The Works of John Milton. Volumes 1 - 8 [in 11 volumes][limited edition leather binding]

      Columbia University Press, New York 1931 - From the limited edition binding of 150 sets (this being hand-number 79 in the first volume). The first eight (in eleven) volumes in original matching brown half-morocco leather binding over brown textured paper hard covers. Gilt titles and raised bands to spines. Some slight scuffing and mild rubbing to covers. Otherwise completely clean tight and unmarked. Very neat -- a sound and handsome set. Parallel translations as necessary. These first volumes were published from 1931 to 1933. The complete set ran to 18 (in 21) volumes. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Compleat Angler

      George Harrap & Co., Ltd. - (1931). The deluxe edition, one of 775 copies signed by Rackham Quarto full publisher's vellum, gilt. Top edges gilt; others uncut. Illustrated with 12 fine full-page color plates and numerous line vignettes by Rackham. A fine, bright copy preserved in the publisher's original numbered slipcase. Scarce in this condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Signed Letter on His Personal Letterhead as Governor of New York (July 18, 1931)

      1931. Very Good +. Typed letter on embossed ltterhead signed 'FDR'. Letter is addressed to Mr. Albert De Roode regarding whether or not a woman should be considered for an appointment. Letter is creased twice, light age toning, mild soil. Very Good+.

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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 DEDICACEE [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        De Annual a la República. El Expediente Picasso. Las responsabilidades de la actuación española en Marruecos. Julio, 1921

      Javier Morata, Editor, Madrid 1931 - Idioma español. Cubierta con faltas. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Selected writings of . . . edited . . . by James Taylor . . . with the advice and assistance of Gordon Holmes . . . and F. M. R. Walshe.

      Hodder & Stoughton, London 1931 - Jackson, John Hughlings (1835-1911). Selected writings of . . . edited . . . by James Taylor . . . with the advice and assistance of Gordon Holmes . . . and F. M. R. Walshe. 2 vols. xiv, 500; viii, 510pp. Frontispieces in both volumes. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1931. 247 x 165 mm. Original cloth, dust-jackets (slight edgewear). Fine set. Gift inscriptions in both volumes, dated 27 September 1985, to Dr. Edward Jones of the Montreal Neurological Institute "to mark his presentation of the 49th Hughlings Jackson Lecture on ‘A unifying hypothesis of cerebral cortical organization.’" First Collected Edition of Hughlings Jackson’s most important neurological works, including his key papers on epilepsy and epileptiform convultions and the evolution and dissolution of the nervous system. Although Jackson was a prolific author, publishing over 300 papers on clinical neurology and neurophysiology, he never produced a larger textbook or monograph—a gap filled by this collected edition of his major neurological writings. An unusually fine copy in the original dust-jackets. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The World Crisis: The Eastern Front

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1931. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is an exceptional copy of the sixth and final book of Churchill's acclaimed history of the First World War and essential to filling a full set of British first editions. Scarcity owes to the fact that the first printing was just 5150 copies, as opposed to 7500 for the British first edition of each of the preceding five books. Consequently these are rarely offered outside of sets. In proposing the book to his publisher, Churchill wrote: "In the previous volumes of the World Crisis I have described only in a few pages the course of events in the Eastern theatre. They have merely been the background of our main drama of the war. But now I think I might write a volume called 'The Eastern Front', which would be separate from but supplementary to our five volume history." This British first edition, first printing is an exceptional copy and quite scarce thus, a near-fine plus binding with truly fine contents. This copy is as fine an example as we see without the original dust jacket, and indeed better than some of the very few jacketed copies we have encountered. We very seldom see such copies at all, let alone offered outside of a full set of first editions. The blue cloth binding is square, clean, and tight with sharp corners and vivid spine gilt. We find almost none of the scuffing endemic to the smooth cloth and no discernible dulling to the spine. Searching for exterior flaws, we note only a little wrinkling and trivial wear at the spine ends and a few tiny blemishes to the rear cover. The contents are improbably crisp and clean for the edition. We find absolutely no trace of the usual spotting. Even the page edges are beautifully clean, with only mild age-toning. We find no previous ownership marks. All illustrations and maps are pristine, including the color folding map at page 368. A lovely copy, suitable for anchoring a top tier first printing set. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.2(V).a, Woods/ICS A31(ab), Langworth p.105.

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        Méditations Cartésiennes: Introduction a la Phénoménologie (Cartesian Meditations: An Introduction to Phenomenology).


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        Solange Stories

      Heinemann, London 1931. First edition. Octavo. Original purple cloth, titles gilt to spine and blind to front board. Queen's Quorum. VG+ , edges dusty, neat bookplate to front pastedown, otherwise clean, bright and tight internally. In original first issue, 7/6 wrapper showing minor wear, rubbing, slight darkening to the spine. Removable archival strengthening to the spine ends and corners. Overall a very pleasing and attractive example. 9368

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        These Thirteen

      New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith,, 1931. Stories. Octavo. Original orange cloth-backed metallic cloth, title to spine silver, grey endpapers. With the glassine jacket. Spine slightly faded, small newspaper clipping tipped-in to front free endpaper, otherwise internally fresh. A superb copy in the jacket with some chips to extremities. First edition, signed limited issue. Number 290 of 299 specially bound copies, signed by Faulkner.

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        Réflexions Et Maximes.

      München, Bremer Presse, Juni 1931. - 295 (1) Seiten. Hier der 36. Druck der Bremer Presse. Auflagenhöhe 270 Exemplare. Sprache: Französisch Vorzugsausgabe, Vorzugsausgaben, Pressendrucke, Pressedrucke, Pressedruck, Bibliophilie, bibliophile Drucke 4°, 21 x 29,5 cm, Hln., Vorder- und Unterschnitt unbeschnitten. Rückenschildchen. Vorderdeckel schwach lichtrandig. Zwei dezente private Vorbesitzer-Einträge, jeweils auf einem Vorsatzblatt und kopfstehend auf dem vorletzten Blatt des Bandes. Sonst wohlerhalten und von ausgezeichneter Erhaltung. Keine Stempel, Flecken, etc.

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        [Photo Album]: Germany and U.S.S.R. Trip

      1931. Oblong octavo. Measuring 6.5" x 9". String-tied striped cloth over boards. Contains 91 sepia-toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2.5" x 3" to 3" x 5" affixed to stiff black pages, some with captions in English. Near fine album with some fading on the cloth with near fine or better photographs.A photo album compiled on a trip to Germany and Russia in September 1931 via the German ship Europa. The ship was one of the largest German vessels built in the 1930s and had only been in operation for a year when this trip was taken. Photos taken on board show "the gang on the Europa" taking silly posed shots as well as candids of the crew and passengers. They began their trip in Berlin in October of 1931 with photos around the city of, among other things, policeman, grand buildings, and the zoological gardens. By December they had reached the U.S.S.R. shown here in wintry scenes of farms covered in snow, men in traditional Russian winter clothing, and horses pulling carts. There are photographs of women working at a river, a woman on a tractor, and an enormous mural of Stalin and Lenin's face made from flowers.A collection of interesting German and Russian scenes before World War II. .

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        Rifleman and Hussar.

      London: John Murray, , 1931. With a Foreword by Field-Marshal The Viscount Plumer. Octavo. Original green linen, title gilt to spine, Marling's arms to the upper board, in dust jacket. Frontispiece and 9 other plates, 3 full-page maps, plan to the text. Mild browning to the endpapers, light foxing to the for-edge, but very good in slightly rubbed and soiled jacket, with tape reinforcement along the top edge, remains attractive. First edition, first impression. Remarkable autobiography by a remarkable soldier. Marling served in the First Boer War, 1880-81, Suakin Campaign 1884, winning the VC at Tamai, Nile Campaign 1884-85, Boer War1899-1902, and Great War 1914-18, also spending 5 years in India. A very flavoursome narrative, demonstrated by its selection by Peter Ustinov for one of his last appearances on the BBC's "Book at Bedtime," a performance which caused quite a run of the title, which is uncommon enough at the best of times. A little-known treasure of the literature of colonialism, rarely found in the jacket.

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        Quantized Singularities in the Electromagnetic Field.

      London, Harrison and Sons, 1931. Royal8vo. Bound in contemporary full blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In "Proceedings of the Royal Society", Series A, Vol. 132 & 133, 1933. A very fine and clean copy. [Dirac in Vol 133:] Pp. 61-72. [Entire volume: V(1), 703-706, 701, (1), XIV, 695, IX pp.]. First printing of Dirac's seminal paper in which he predict anti-matter. "The prediction and subsequent discovery of the positron rank among the great triumphs of modern physics". (Pais, The Genius of Science). After Dirac in 1928 had published his famous relativistic wave equation for the electron, he spent the following years working on an interpretation of the negative energy solutions of the equation. In 1930 he published his hole-theory and tried to identify the holes with protons. But, as pointed out by several others, the theory required that these counter particles to the electron must have the same mass as the electron, and also would annihilate into pure energy upon colliding with the electron. In 1931 (in this article) Dirac bit the bullet and postulated: "A hole, if there is one, would be a new kind of particle, unknown to experimental physics ... We may call such a particle an anti-electron ... Theory at present is quite unable to suggest a reason why there should be any differences between electron and protons". Thus, Dirac had predicted the existance of both the positron and antiproton. "Dirac was one of the greatest theoretical physicists in the twentieth century. He is best known for his important and elegant contributions to the formulation of quantum mechanics; for his quantum theory of the emission and absorption of radiation, which inaugurated quantum electrodynamics; for his relativistic equation of the electron; for his "prediction" of the positron and of antimatter; and for his "large number hypothesis" in cosmology. Not only his results but also his methods influenced the way much of theoretical physics is done today, extending or improving the mathematical formalism before looking for its systematic interpretation." (DSB).In 1932 C. D. Anderson produced positrons in cloud chambers exposed to radiation. Antiprotons were observed in 1954 by E. G. Segrè and O. Chanberlain

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        Das Hohe Lied, Leipzig, Insel-Verlag, 1931.

      CRANACH PRESSE. Leipzig, Insel-Verlag. 1931 - In-4º menor.- 31 (5) p.- Impreso en tintas negra y roja.- Ilustrado con 11 grabados en madera de ERIC GILL, de los cuales 7 fuera de texto.- 13 capitales ornadas y/o historiadas, grabadas por el mismo artista.- Ejemplar nº VIII, de una tirada de 50 en papel Japón nacarado (segundo papel, después de 8 en pergamino iluminados a mano. La tirada se completa con 100 ejemplares en papel Maillol hecho a mano).- Encuadernación en marroquí rojo, lomo de cinco nervios, tapas enmarcadas por un recuadro de filete dorado, con título central dorado, borde interior en marroquí rojo con doble recuadro de filetes dorados, canto superior y cortes dorados (O. Dorfner, Weimar).- Circunstanciales huellas marginales de óxido, más acentuadas en las tres folios finales; tapas algo oscurecidas en los bordes, ligera marca de presión sufrida en el ángulo interior superior de ambas tapas; no obstante, buen ejemplar de la TIRADA DE CABECERA DE UNA DE LAS ÚLTIMAS Y MÁS ALTAS REALIZACIONES DE LA CRANACH PRESSE, EXQUISITAMENTE ILUSTRADA POR EL ARTISTA, ESCULTOR Y TIPÓGRAFO INGLÉS ERIC GILL. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        It Happened at Midnight

      Grosset & Dunlap, 1931 True first printing, 1931A-1 in Carpentieri, in a good very rare dust jacket missing some pieces on the spine. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. One of the scarcest of all Hardy Boys first editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.

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        Belle Chair. Onze Poèmes inédits d`Émile Verhaeren illustrés de trois bois originaux et de douze lithographies par Aristide Maillol.

      Paris, Éditions d`Art Édouard Pelletan 1931. 4°, 34 (5) S. 1 Bl. Orig.-Karton m. Orig.-Umschlag und Pergaminumleger. Erste Ausgabe.- Eines von 150 (gesamt 225) Exemplaren auf vergé Hollande.- Druck der Holzschnitte von Lahure, der Lithographien von E. Desjobert.- Schönes Exemplar. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Illustrierte Bücher, Buchwesen, Bibliophilie

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        Poster Design of Pirates for Caslon Bond.

      1931. 1931 - Silkscreen and gouache. Signed and dated lower right. 20 x 17 inches mounted on board. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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      London: C. Arthur Pearson Ltd., n.d.. [1931]. original black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange.. Early owner's signature and date on the front paste-down and free. endpaper respectively. A few fox marks to page edges, mostly top. edge, a bright, nearly fine copy in a good pictorial dust jacket with. wear and short tears at edges and some general dust soiling. A nice. copy of a scarce book rarely found in jacket. (#148346). First collected edition. An omnibus volume combining UNCANNY STORIES (1916) and MORE UNCANNY STORIES (1918), which in turn were selected from PEARSON'S NOVEL MAGAZINE. Includes two early stories by noted mystery writer Roy Vickers; also a death premonition story by Theo. Douglas (Mrs. H. D. Everett). Routine commercial work of World War I-era. On the plus side, it should be noted that these are stories seldom encountered elsewhere. "Mostly crude horror." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 690. Bleiler (1978), p. 7. Reginald 05932.

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      Shanghai [1931], Vanderburgh. Blue cloth, 447p., 6 color, 75. half-tone b.w. plates, index to bird names, very good, in a. mended dj. in mylar protector,co-author was John C. Caldwell. 14 x 25 cm. SCARCE FIRST & ONLY EDITION. A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO THE WHOLE GENRE OF AVIFAUNA With stories and legends by Muriel E. Caldwell. * A complete, popular and scientific account of nearly 550 forms of birds found in Fukien, Kwangtung, Kiangsu and Chekiang provinces. Illustrating birds in life, nests, eggs and haunts, from photographs by the authors and Morris Caldwell. * An extremely rare and valuable study. Perhaps the best single source on Chinese birds done in the mid-20th. century. With copious index. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        The Waves

      London: The Hogarth Press 1931. First edition. 8vo. 325, (1) pp. Publisher's purple cloth, gilt lettered to the spine, dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell. Some mild wear to the upper edge of the jacket with very small losses at the corners, some minor spotting, small 9mm strip of fading at the foot of the cloth spine, an attractive copy. Kirkpatrick, A16.

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