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        Poster Design of Pirates for Caslon Bond

      1931. . Silkscreen and gouache. Signed and dated lower right. 20 x 17 inches mounted on board.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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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.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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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 .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB -]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        The Iliad. The Odyssey. In 2 volumes

      London: The Nonesuch Press 1931. In two volumes. Limited edition. Out of series. 927; 759 pp. Bound in full morocco. Five raised bands to spines with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Boards slightly spotted & marked. Spine leather slightly wrinkled. English and Greek text on facing pages. Ornaments designed and engraved by Rudolf Koch. A VG pair. . Very Good. Full Morocco. Limited Edition. 1931. Narrow 4to.

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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        Philipp, Martin Erich. - MEPH. - "Blauflügel Ara".

      - Farbholzschnitt, auf China, 1931. Von Martin Erich Philipp. 48,0 x 16,0 cm (Darstellung / Druckstock) / 56,5 x 23,5 cm (Blatt). Götze D 38. Im Stock monogrammiert unten rechts "MEPH". In Bleistift signiert "M. E. Philipp" unten rechts und betitelt unten links. - Seltenes Blatt. - Papier leicht gebräunt und lichtrandig. Verso Reste einer alten Montierung. Gut erhalten. Martin Erich Philipp (1887 Zwickau ? 1978 Dresden). Nach seinem Monogramm kurz genannt MEPH. Deutscher Grafiker in Dresden. Studierte 1904?08 an der Kunstgewerbeschule Dresden sowie 1908?13 an der Kunstakademie Dresden, unter anderem bei Oskar Zwintscher, Gotthard Kuehl, Richard Müller und Oskar Schindler. Ab 1913 war er freischaffend in Dresden tätig. Bis 1933 und nach 1945 auf zahlreichen Grafikausstellungen vertreten. Schuf in Anlehnung an den Wiener Japonismus meist ornithologische Blätter im Farbholzschnitt. Daneben entstanden zahlreiche Radierungen vorwiegend erotischen Genres aber auch Landschaften. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: GALERIE HIMMEL]
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      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Spine of the book is sunned; dustwrapper is very nice. Very Good in a Near Fine dustwrapper. SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. The limited edition of this title, as well as many other titles by Cather, are fairly easy to come by. Not so with signed trade editions, such as this, Cather's first bestseller.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Der Schandfleck und andere Verse über die Währungsverbrechen unserer Zeit.

      Bern, Genossenschaft Verlag freiwirtschaftlicher Schriften, (1931). - 120 S., kt., Rckn. u. Randläs. rest., WaT. -- Freiwirtschaftliche Bibliothek -. - Mit handschriftlicher Widmung "Maja Krückeburg zu eigen. Der Verfasser und Patenonkel. Weihnachten 1931."-- [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: | Antiquariat Hohmann]
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        Histoire De Babar, Le Petit Elephant.

      Paris: Jardin des Modes, 1931., 1931. First Edition, First Issue, indicated by lack of elephant to verso of title page. Quarto. Bound in publisher's original black cloth spine, with pictorial boards, showing Babar and titles to front board; Babar patterned endpapers. French language. An amateur restorer has, at some point in the book's history, applied an unsuitable glaze to the front board which has not improved its appearance - the effect of which is reflected in the price. Corners bumped and worn, spine ends frayed, rear board scratched. Light spotting throughout. This is the first appearance of the much-admired elephant king, in which, after having suffered a tragic loss of a kind with Walt Disney's Bambi, Babar comes to learn an appreciation for the values of civilization, and returns to the jungle to bring the light of civilized life to its inhabitants. Upon his return, he discovers that the previous king has died from eating poisoned mushrooms, and is annointed as the new king by virtue of his modern and urban outlook. A somewhat unprepossessing copy of the first edition of this children's classic.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Dominique.. Eaux-fortes originales en couleurs de Henri Jourdin.

      Paris, Carteret, 1931 4°, Fronti, Titelillustr., 330 S., 2 Bl. u.36 farb. Orig.-Radierungen, Broschur mit losen Bogen in Kart.-Mappe in Schmuckschuber, Schuber u. Mappe etwas beschienen. Transp.-OU m. kleinem Einriss., sonst tadell. Nr. 84 (51 -200) von insg. 200 Exempl. auf papier vélin de Rive. L`\"un des meilleurs livres de Jourdain\" selon CARTERET V. 173. MONOD 5042. - Eugène Fromentin (1820-1876). französischer Schriftsteller. Kunstkritiker und Maler. Sein Ansehen als Schriftsteller erlangte er mit dem psychologischen Roman Dominique (1862). - Henri Jourdain (1864-1931) ) painter. prints or lithographs of landscapes usually by the water. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Illustr. Bücher - Originalgrafik Bibliophile Ausgaben

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        Tournée Teatro Futurista. Direzione artistica Marinetti. Rappresenterà il movimento futurista il Poeta Escodamè. [...] Prima attrice Anna Fontana. Si rappresentarà Simultanina. Divertimento futurista in 16 sintesi con due intervalli dopo la 6a e 12a sintesi di Marinetti. [...].

      Lito.-Tipo- «La Presse» [1931] s.d. 235 x 330 mm RARA AFFICHE ORIGINALE stampata in blu e rosso, che reclamizza la tournée Simultanina: «Scenografie di Benedetta realizzate da Guido Galli ?" Frasi musicali di Carmine Guarino su parole di Marinetti. La Signorina Anna Fontana canterà la canzone ?Simultanina? musicata da Carmine Guarino su parole di Escodamé (Edizioni Carisch e C. - Milano). [...] Durante la 2a Sintesi il ?Buongustaio? rivelerà ai più ghiotti spettatori una vivanda futurista che sbaraglierà il rito della Pasta Asciutta. [...] Alla fine della rappresentazione se il divertimento Futurista di Marinetti sarà applaudito, si accetterà un eventuale contraddittorio. Nell?atrio del Teatro Mostra di Aeropittura. Vivande del Santopalato di Torino e Penna d?Oca di Milano [...] Carneplastico di Fillia ?" Gilet di Depero ?" [...] materiale reclamistico su bozzetti di ?Benedetta? e di ?Munari? [sic, colle virgolette]». Contiene la descrizione dettagliata dello spettacolo, notevole per la presentazione,nel corso della II sintesi, della cucina futurista. Cfr. Salaris, Pentagramma, 137; Cammarota, Marinetti, 157. Ottimo stato di conservazione.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Pontremoli]
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        Renoir, Piere-Auguste. L’Atelier de Renoir. Tome I et II.

      MM. Bernheim-Jeune, Éditeurs d’Art, Paris. 1931. - Fol. OKart. mit OU EA Text und 228 plates mit 720 Illustrationen. Vorworte von Albert Andre_ und Marc Elder. Auflage 500 nummerierte Expl., Tome I 248, Tome II nicht num. Bindung leicht gelockert, Beide Rücken mit kl. Fehlstellen. Insgesamt aber gute Expl. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kunstkiosk im Helmhaus]
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        A Cotswold Book.

      Jonathan Cape, London. 1931 - First edition. Octavo. 256 pages. Twelve monochrome plates from drawings by L.S. Lowry which certainly manage to capture any bleakness to be found in the Cotswolds. This was the only book for which Lowry provided illustrations. Efforts were made by Timperley to publish a book on Dorset, also illustrated by Lowry, but nothing came of it.Signed by Lowry on the title-page.Scuff to bottom corner of front cover. Covers a bit dusty. Very good. No dustwrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        Das eigene Leben.

      Berlin, Rembrandt Verlag, 1931. 1. Auflage 204 Seiten mit einer montierten Fotographie und 40 Abbildungen auf Tafeln. 8°, gebundene Ausgabe, duneklblauer Original Ganz-Leineneinband mit goldgeprägtem Deckel- und Rückentitel, Farbkopfschnitt. ohne Schutzumschlag, der Einbandrücken lichtschattig, der Titel mit kleinen Flecken, ansonsten da Buch sauber und frisch, auf dem Vorsatz monographierte Widmung des Autors: \"An Fräulein Moritzen/ von A. u E.N./ Seebüll/ am 30.7.43\". Emil Nolde (* 7. August 1867 als Hans Emil Hansen in Nolde bei Buhrkall - + 13. April 1956 in Seebüll) war einer der führenden Maler des Expressionismus. Er ist einer der großen Aquarellisten in der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts. Nolde ist bekannt für seine ausdrucksstarke Farbwahl. Signaturen von Nolde sind selten!!! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        Mein Lied. 1900 - 1931.

      Berlin, Rowohlt 1931 - 25 x 17 cm, 344 S. mit 8 lithografierten Zeichnungen von Oskar Kokoschka, Register, Ln m it läd. Or - SU, Buchblock locker, eins von 1000 num. Ex. (Nr. 99)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat A. Wempe]
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        Stray Shots

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1931. First edition, one of 535 copies. With 13 drypoint etchings, the first, frontispiece, signed by Clark. ii, 124 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. 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. 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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Von Tieren und Menschen. Die Auswahl besorgte ein Ausschuß des Leipziger Lehrervereins. Die Bilder hat Max Schwimmer gezeichnet. Als Lesebuch für das 4. Schuljahr eingeführt.

      Leipzig, Dürr\'sche Buchhandlung, 1931. Vierte, durchgesehene Auflage 191 (1) Seiten 8°, gebundene Ausgabe, illustrierter Original Halb-Leineneinband der Einband lichtschattig und fleckig, der Buchrücken oben und unten berieben, Tintenklekse auf den Seiten 121-124, auf dem Vorsatz Stempel des Vorbesitzers, das Buch ansonsten sauber und frisch, beigefügt eine vor- und rückseitige Orginal-Zeichnung von Max Schwimmer \"Affen\" und \"Dörnröschen\". Diese Zeichnungen dienten als Vor-Skizze für die späteren Abbildungen auf Seite 4 und Seite 70 im Buch. Max Schwimmer (* 9. Dezember 1895 in Leipzig - + 12. März 1960 ebenda) war ein bekannter deutscher Maler, Graphiker und Illustrator. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        Die Kolonne. Zeitschrift für Dichtung. II. und III. (letzter) Jahrgang. Alle 10 Originalhefte.

      Wolfgang Jess, Dresden, 1931 - Dresden, Wolfgang Jess 1931/1932. 4°. OBr. Vollständige Serie der Zweimonatsschrift, die 1929 gegründet worden war. Beiträge, meist im Erstdruck, von Theodor Kramer, Johannes Lindner, Heinz Politzer, Erika Mitterer, Peter Huchel, Günter Eich, Paula Ludwig, Hermann Kasack, Paul Zech, Elisabeth Langgässer, Johannes R. Becher, Eberhard Meckel u.a. - Schönes Exemplar. Dietzel/Hügel 1613. Sprache: deu [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Georg Fritsch Antiquariat]
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      1931. New York: Random House, 1931. Original marbled red paper-covered boards with front cover label. First Edition, this being copy #265 of the 400 numbered copies SIGNED by Faulkner. A man goes up into the mountains of Arizona to try to recover from lung disease; a woman leaves her husband and two young children to join him there, nursing him back to health; he takes off, leaving her there to waste away from the disease she has contracted from him; as she declines she receives money from someone she believes to be her lover, but it is in fact from her husband... Numerous magazines rejected this story; it was ultimately picked up by Bennett Cerf at Random House for this edition.~This is a near-fine copy, with some minor wear at the fragile spine; it was issued without a printed dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Les opérations logiques et les ensemblés projectifs.

      Warschau Uniwersytet Seminarjum Matematyczne 1931 - (25 x 18 cm). SS. (240)-248. Original-Broschur, unaufgeschnitten. (Sonderdruck aus: Fundamenta mathematicae). Erste Ausgabe dieser fundamentalen Arbeit im sehr seltenen Sonderdruck. - "In 1931, Kuratowski and Tarski were to collaborate on a fundamental paper about the notion of definability in the real numbers" (Feferman, Tarski). Die Verfasser beweisen in dieser außergewöhnlichen Arbeit: Werden die fünf logischen Grundoperationen auf projektive Satzfunktionen ausgeübt, so gelangt man stets wieder zu projektiven Satzfunktionen. - Einband mit schmalem Lichtrand, sonst gut erhalten. - DSB 17, 519 und 18, 893 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        Histoire De Babar, Le Petit Elephant.

      Paris: Jardin des Modes, 1931. - First Edition, First Issue, indicated by lack of elephant to verso of title page. Quarto. Bound in publisher's original black cloth spine, with pictorial boards, showing Babar and titles to front board; Babar patterned endpapers. French language. An amateur restorer has, at some point in the book's history, applied an unsuitable glaze to the front board which has not improved its appearance - the effect of which is reflected in the price. Corners bumped and worn, spine ends frayed, rear board scratched. Light spotting throughout. This is the first appearance of the much-admired elephant king, in which, after having suffered a tragic loss of a kind with Walt Disney's Bambi, Babar comes to learn an appreciation for the values of civilization, and returns to the jungle to bring the light of civilized life to its inhabitants. Upon his return, he discovers that the previous king has died from eating poisoned mushrooms, and is annointed as the new king by virtue of his modern and urban outlook. A somewhat unprepossessing copy of the first edition of this children's classic. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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      Random House, New York, 1931. Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine binding. Signed. A Limited Edition printing, with Clare Leighton's dozen brooding, atmospheric woodcut engravings, the same engravings which were adapted for the set of the Laurence Olivier 1939 film. This is #107 of 450 copies, signed by Clare Leighton on the limitation page. In the publisher's black cloth binding, with gilt titling and decoration to the backstrip. With the publisher's mylar wrapper. Near Fine binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        The Shakespeare Head Brontë.

      Oxford: Basil Blackwell & Houghton Mifflin Co. (pr. at the Shakespeare Head Press) 11 vols. 8vo (24 cm, 9.45"). I [Charlotte]: Frontis., x, [2], 312 pp.; 2 plts. II: Frontis., [6], 284 pp.; 2 plts. III: Frontis., [8], 351 pp.; 2 plts. IV: Frontis., [6], 362 pp.; 2 plts. V: Frontis., [8], 319, [1] pp.; 2 plts. VI: Frontis., [6], 313, [1] pp.; 2 plts. VII: Frontis., [10], 283, [1] pp.; 1 plt. I [Anne]: Frontis., [8], 220 pp.; 2 plts. II: Frontis., xi, [1], 282 pp.; 2 plts. III: Frontis., [6], 278 pp.; 1 plt. I [Emily]: Frontis., xii, 385, [1], 9, [1] pp.; 1 plt.. 1931 Large-paper issue of this 11-volume set of the works of all three Brontë sisters, illustrated by Jack Hewer with a total of 30 architectural and landscape views. The novels are complete here, including Agnes Grey, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, Shirley, Villette, and The Professor. (There were several additional volumes of miscellaneous writings, letters, and biography published in this "Shakespeare Head" series, which was not complete until 1938; they are not part of this set.) Of the 1000 copies printed of this, 500 were printed on large paper and reserved for issue in America. The present example (numbered 452) is of the large paper size and in green cloth; it is not clear to us by what rule copies were bound in this green cloth and which in the orange reported elsewhere. Original green cloth, spines with printed paper labels, lacking the dust wrappers (which are scarce and almost never seen); labels darkened, a few starting to peel up at corners. Pages untrimmed, with some signatures unopened. A beautiful, clean example of this set.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        The Shakespeare Head BrontE. Jane Eyre [2 vols.]. Agnes Grey. Wuthering Heights. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall [2 vols.]. Shirley [2 vols.]. Villette [2 vols.]. The Professor.

      Oxford Basil Blackwell for the Shakespeare Head Press 1931 - Eleven volumes, 8vo., bound in orange cloth gilt, all with dust jackets. Illustrations from engravings by Jack Hewer, with captioned tissue-protectors, to all volumes. Clean set, with no inscriptions or annotation. Edges foxed, to varying degrees, handling marks to some dust jackets, overall a VG set in VG dust jackets. (SHELF 6) NOTE: Very Heavy Set [10.3 kg+] might require special shipping arrangements. ** Pictures available upon request, if not already displayed here.** The shop is open 7 days a week. Over 20,000 books in stock - come and browse. PayPal, credit and most debit cards welcome. Books posted worldwide. For any queries please contact us direct. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chaucer Bookshop ABA ILAB]
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        Typed Letter Signed with annotations, with handwritten post script also signed, 2 separate 4to pp on "Hotel Elysee" stationery, large 4to, n.p., New York, n.y.

      - Marx writes a rich letter to his family, "Svenskie, Arthur, Miriam and Ma" on Sunday afternoon. Probably written between 1931 and 1932, this letter to his family in Los Angeles talks about his work and mentions many people he knew in those days but also expresses his loneliness, missing his family and his home. He addresses the letter to "Svensk, Arthur, Miriam and Ma." It seems plausible to assume that Svensk is a nickname he called his wife, Ruth (Johnson) as she was the daughter of a Swedish immigrant. They were married in 1920, their son, Arthur, was born in 1921, and their daughter, Miriam, was born in 1927. Groucho's mother, Minnie, died in September of 1929, so it seems likely that his reference to "Ma" would be his mother-in-law. The Marx family moved to Los Angeles in 1931. According to "Groucho Marx and Other Short Stories and Tall Tales?," edited by Robert S. Bader, Groucho first met Arthur Sheekman in Chicago, during the run of "Animal Crackers." Sheekman was a columnist for the Chicago Times. Before working on "Duck Soup," Sheekman moved to New York in 1932 to work on Groucho and Chico's radio show "Flywheel, Shyster & Flywheel." Groucho begins by describing New York, being nostalgic for California, and wishing his family was with him. "This is Sunday afternoon, a particularly gloomy Sunday too." He mentions walking in Central Park saying "how I miss the green grass and the trees? thing that would drive me crazy about living in the city. Nothing to look at but stone and asphalt and nothing to smell but carbon monoxide" He tells his family news of his work and social life. "Am still working on the radio script and although I don't think it's too good, we will probably audition it? if we get it too smart the sponsors nor the public understand it, if it isn't smart enough we don't like it, so there you are." He seems to be referring to the radio show he was trying to create with Chico, which eventually became "Flywheel, Shyster & Flywheel" for Standard Oil's "Five Star Theatre," on the air from 1932-33. "Had dinner last night with Hecht," he says, referring to Ben Hecht, the screenwriter who was a friend and writing partner of Charles MacArthur who Groucho also mentions. Further discussing Hecht, "We are trying to get him to do an outline for either a play or a movie? we have definitely abandoned the first Sherwood and Hart idea?," here referring to the collaborators of musicals, Robert E. Sherwood and Moss Hart whose "Miss Liberty" came out in 1949. Further to colleagues and friends, "I am going with Sheekman and Perrin, and the Goodmans and the Bennys, to Lea Sachs for dinner. Last Friday I was out with Ross (Harold)? Luchow's? food was fair, but the beer was superb?." Arthur Sheekman, as mentioned above, and Nat Perrin were writers who wrote "Duck Soup" (1933) for the Marx Brothers. Groucho became a close friend of Sheekman's and, in 1967, edited "The Groucho Letters." [See "Monkey Business: The Lives and Legends of the Marx Brothers," by Simon Louvish, pages 129-130.] He also refers to Harold Ross, editor of "The New Yorker." Groucho spends much of the letter talking about missing his family and wanting them to arrange to come to New York as soon as they can. He says he wants them to come when he gets "something definite." His emotion for his family shows throughout, "I hope my little sweetheart has completely recovered from her fall? I look at the pictures every day and getting increasingly lonesome?." He refers to the troubles Chico and his wife, Betty, were having by stating that "Betty is returning to California next Sunday.". The letter is signed with great love and devotion, not at all close to how he might feel one day when in 1942 he and Ruth are divorced. "Kiss yourself and Arthur and Miriam for me, and love to you all, from your ever lovin man Groucho," then signed in pencil, "Groucho." He writes in pencil, "Did you cut down the vines?" and signs again, "Love - Groucho." Two holograph corrections in the [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Schulson Autographs, Ltd.]
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      Mundanus, Ltd./ Victor Gollancz Publisher, 1931., 1931. First edition. Pseudonym of Anthony Berkeley Cox, who also wrote as Anthony Berkeley. Original published yellow wrappers. Very good copy housed in a cloth clamshell case with titles stamped in gold gilt on a leather label affixed to the spine. With this book, considered to be his masterpiece, it is clear from the first page that Dr. Edmund Bickleigh intends to murder his wife. He is a long-suffering husband whose snobbish wife, Julia, has tormented him for years, while he has indulged in fantasies about and even flirtations with other women. Bickleigh is smitten by one, the beautiful heiress Madeleine Cranmere, and begins an affair with her. Though Bickleigh has hopes of obtaining a divorce from his shrewish wife, Madeleine says she could never marry a divorced man. In Bickleigh's twisted mind, that leaves him with only one possible course of action, if he still wants Madeleine: He must murder his wife to avoid a divorce. This book created a sensation when it revolutionized the mystery genre by revealing the identity of the killer from the start, then generating suspense by making readers wonder if he could get away with his clever crime.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Shallow Water

      Grant Richards, London 1931 - 250 Pp. Green Cloth, Black Lettering, "First Published 1931". Book Is Only Good/Very Good, Wear But No Fraying, Some Fading To Backstrip. Dj Is Fine, As New, Not A Hint Of Wear Or Fading, And Probably Unique Thus; It May Be A Proof, Height Is 3/8" Taller Than The Book, Otherwise Fits Book Properly, Although The Illustration Continues From Top To Bottom And There Is No Easy Cut-Off Height Which Would Not Remove Material Items In The Illustration [ The Dj Had Been Folded Flat And Stored Away From Light And Wear, Part Of An Archive Of Similarly Preserved Jackets 1925-1935, All Entirely Unfaded]. Uncommon; And This Must Be The Finest Known Dj For The Book Or At Least There Is None Better Than This One Which Is As New. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Enciclopedia Italiana de Scienze, Lettere ed Arti. Pubblicata sotto l'Alto Patronato di S. M. Il Re d'Italia. 39 vols.

      Roma: Istituto Giovanni Treccani 1931ff. - 41 volumes total, the main work (A-Z) in 35 volumes, index (vol. 36) and Appendice I, II and III in five volumes; large, thick quartos, half leather, with many spines chipped or otherwise deteriorating, else textually very good. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal-Books]
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        Swallows And Amazons

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1931., 1931. FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Crown octavo, pp.350. With illustrations including by Clifford Webb. Elegantly hand-bound in half green oasis morocco leather, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, cloth sides, publisher's original cloth and coulour-printed endpapers bound in at rear. Internally clean but for faint offset browning to pp.250-1, likely from a newsclipping or bookmark; binding is fine.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Micky Maus. Ein lustiges Filmbildbuch Erste Folge: Tiervarieté. Micky, der fidele Bauer. Das Buch wurde zusammengestellt aus den Micky Maus-Filmen der Ub Iwerks Produktion, mit freundlicher Erlaubnis der Vertriebsfirma Südfilm A.G., Berlin SW68. Verse von Karl Fellner, Einband von Beucke

      Man Verlag o.J. - quer 25 x 17 cm. 1931. Original Halbleinen mit roten Leinenrücken und festen Einband. Am Titel blau-weiß-rote Schrift und Micky, die Maus in gelb-rot. Hier das sehr seltene erste deutsche Disney-Buch. Wurde 1997 bei der 4. Wiener Comic Auktion um EURO 1.430,00 versteigert. Zustand: Titel schön und sauber, am Vorsatzblatt innen von Kinderhand eine Zeichnung in einfachen Strichen (Kirche), Rückseite ein Kreis mit Bleistift, Seite 37 unten mit Einriß auf 7 cm, Seite 39 mit Einriß auf 2 cm, kl. Fleck (2 cm) auf Seite 65 und kleiner Einriß unten auf 1,5 cm, hinteres Vorsatzblatt mit Kinderbleistiftzeichnung (Stufen mit 3 Häusern) in einfachen Linien, Deckel hinten mit Bleistift ein rundes Gesicht und gegenüber einige Bleistiftstriche. Sehr schönes und gutes Exemplar. Gerne senden wir Bilder 70 S. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung W. Neugebauer GmbH & Co.KG]
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        Essays in Persuasion.


      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Interieurs au Salon des Arts Décorateurs 1931.

      Editions Charles Moreau., Paris, 1931 - Paris, Editions Charles Moreau. (1931). 33x25,5 cm. 8 n.n. S. Titel und Inhalt, 48 ( davon 6 in Pochoir koloriert) num. Tafeln (photographies de Chevojon Frères, Héliotypie de Faucheux et Fils). Lose in bedruckter Originalhalbleinwanddecke mit Schliessbändern (Typographie von J. Desnos). "Interieurs 6e. série." - Originalausgabe. - Im Verlag Charles Moreau erschien seit 1926 jährlich eine Übersicht über die ausgestellten Objekte des 'Salon des Artistes Decorateurs'. Mit Raumgestaltungen von Henry Favier, Léon und Maurice Jallot, Jean Bart, Simon Haentgès, Jeanne Langrand, F. et G. Saddier, Jean Fraysse, Philippe Petit, Pierre Selmersheim, Henri Boulanger, Paul Follot, René Prou, Gabriel Englinger, J.E. Leleu, Raymond Subes, Lucien Rollin, André Frechet, Emile Aillaud, Lucie Renaudot, A. Labouret, Maurice Lafaille, Rebné Drouet, P. Montagnac, E. Kohlmann, Djo-Bourgeois, Suszanne Guiguichon, R. Couallier. - Einbanddecke etwas berieben und im Rückengelenk angeplatzt (ca. 5 cm). Vorderdeckel mit schwachem Lichtrand. - Selten. Sprache: Französisch Lose in bedruckter Originalhalbleinwanddecke mit Schliessbändern (Typographie von J. Desnos). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        The Colophon; A Book Collectors' Quarterly Part Five

      The Colophon Ltd, New York 1931 - Limited to 3000 copies. The single most desirable issue from the Colophon. Original signed etching by the Canadian artist David B Milne. Spine darkened. A beautiful copy. Articles include "Post Bellum - Pre-Harlem" by Charles Chesnutt, "The Way to Wealth for Indigent Bookmen" by Pierce Butler, "The Early Adventures of Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser, "Now it May be Told" by A.Edward Newton" and "On the Work in Book Illustration of Rudolph Ruzicka & a Bibliography by W.A. Kittredge. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Midway Book Store (ABAA)]
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        The Wind in the Willows

      Methuen, 1931. 1st edition thus. Hardcover. Near fine green boards with gilt lettering and vignettes. Very clean pages and illustrated endpapers, and no foxing other than a few little spots to the edges of the last few leaves. The scarce dustjacket, priced at 7/6 on the spine, has benefited from some small repairs at the extremities; there are a few small marks; and the spine is slightly browned. Signed by the author - 'Yoursverytruly/Kenneth Grahame' - on a laid-in slip of paper. This was the issue in which Ernest Shepard's wonderful drawings first appeared, which made indelible impressions on all readers thereafter. Overall this is a very good copy of one of the great classics of English literature.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        Unserer lieben Klassenlehrerin - Album gezeichnet und geschrieben von Schülern der Klasse 3 am 13. März 1931 für Ihre Klassenlehrerin Marie Droege, Hamburg.

      - Sehr seltenes Unikat eines von Schülerinnen und Schülern verfaßten Albums anläßlich der Krankheit ihrer Klassenlehrerin Marie Droege, Hamburg aus dem Jahre 1931. Mit 54 Seiten auf starkem Karton mit jeweils meist einer ganzseitigen farbigen Illustration in Ölkreide sowie gegenüberliegendem Text. Auch der Text teils mit gekonnten, liebevollen Illustrationen von Kinderhand verziert. Jedes Kind der Klasse hat offenbar hier eine Doppelseite mit Text und Illustration gestaltet, in Ohln mit Kordelheftung, QuerGroß8° ( 24 x 33 cm ). Die gekonnt von Kinderhand gestalteten Seiten umfassen: Widmungsseite " Unserer lieben Klassenlehrerin gewidmet von Klasse drei am 13.März 1931 " / Rapunzel / Der Untergang der Wiesbaden ( Texte von Gorch Fock ) / Kinderspiele / Es lächelt der See./ Hans im Glück / Winterfreuden / Gold-Maria / Wanderschaft / Mit dem Pfeil, dem Bogen. / Die Stadtmauer von Bautzen / Nis Randers / Vier kleine Negerlein. / Schneewittchen / Das dumme Engelein / Im schönsten Wiesengrunde. / Vom schlafenden Apfel / Maja`s Flucht aus der Heimat / Das Schloß Boncourt / Der Erlkönig / Hänschen klein ging allein. / Es waren zwei Königskinder. / Die Sterntaler / Eia Poppeia / Aschenbrödel / Gold`ne Abendsonne wie bist du so schön./ Rotkäppchen. Das Album berieben, etwas fleckig, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen. Die Tafeln teils etwas fleckig, teils angerändert, die Seidenschutzpapiere vor den farbigen Tafeln größtenteils beschädigt, angeknickt, fleckig, 2 Seiten lose. Insgesamt aber wohlerhalten. Inliegend einige weitere Dokumente ( hierunter ein Schreiben der Lehrerin an die Frau Oberschulrat dahingehend, daß nach ihrem Tode ( offenbar war sie schon 80! ) dieses schöne und seltene Album von der Behörde verwahrt werden sollte - wozu es offenbar aber nicht kam ) - seltenes Unikat - ( Gewicht 1300 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Flesh and Blood.

      London, J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd., 1931 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge stained black. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled and a little faded through the dust jacket but an excellent copy in the somewhat rubbed and frayed dust jacket. First edition, first impression. With the extensive presentation inscription of the book's dedicatee to the front free endpaper, "My dear Walter de la Mare, It is not sheer vanity that leads me to send you this book, but the feeling that you will value and enjoy its beauty and its subtlety, to say nothing of its fun. Yours Conal O'Riordan 7th February 1931 N.B. It will not be out until next Thursday". A scarce thriller widely considered to be one of Brophy's best books. O'Riordan was a key figure in the Irish theatre in general and the Abbey theatre in Dublin in particular. An actor and playwright. Having fallen out with most of his cohorts in the years before the Great War he turned to writing novels for which Brophy dedicated this work. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      New York: Horace Liveright, Inc., (1931). First Trade Edition. hardcover. Some sunning to the spine which has minor wear at the head. Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper. There was also a limited signed edition of 275 copies. This copy is INSCRIBED for Ralph Fabri "love included" and SIGNED by Dreiser in May of 1931 (The book was published May 8.). Fabri was a Hungarian painter who was commissioned to paint a portrait of Dreiser's cousin and companion Helen in 1929 and who became Helen's confidant as she poured out her troubles over Dreiser's womanizing. Dreiser would marry Helen in 1944, a year before his death. Fabri, who became a lifelong friend of both Dreisers, was eventually put in charge of supervising the construction of Dreiser's monstrous home, Iroke, that would prove to be an albatross to the writer in his later, more difficult financial years.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Good Fellow: A Play in Three Acts

      Samuel French 1931 - Inscribed by co-author Herman J. Mankiewicz on the front free endpaper: "To Norman Krasna, for not being late one single day the whole term. / July 28, 1933 / Herman J. Mankiewicz". Krasna and Mankiewicz co-wrote the 1933 film "Meet the Baron". Moderately sunned spine, some wear/rubbing; a bit of light dampstaining to bottoms of some pages. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: S.C. Sumner]
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        Signed portrait photograph.

      no place, no year - 165 x 120mm, [1931]. A nice head and shoulders portrait of Gandhi in profile, signed on the image in black ink ("M.K. Gandhi"), press stamp on the reverse in purple ink ("Photo Supplied Central News") Minor abrasion with two small spots of loss to image. John Smith Clarke (1885-1959); thence by descent. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Micrographie décorative

      1931 - 1 ff bl., faux titre, titre, Paris, Draeger, 1931, in-folio, 1 ff bl, faux titre, titre, deux feuillets, 20 serpentes, 20 planches en photogravures, reliure à spirale métallique, couverture rempliée et gauffrée, titre en argent, emboitage crème à rabats et rubans de l'éditeur, La photographe Laure Albin-Guillot (1879-1962), née Meffredi, épouse en 1901 le Dr Albin Guillot, musicien, chercheur scientifique et collectionneur de préparations microscopiques, dont elle photographie les travaux en créant des compositions abstraites qu'elle appelle les "Micrographies décoratives" : photo-micrographie de cristallisations, cellules végétales, organismes d'animaux. L'ouvrage offre 20 planches magnifiquement reproduites en héliogravure sur papier de diverses teintes dont certains métalliques. Cet ensemble somptueux délivre une conception subjective du monde et fit la renommée de l'artiste. "Maintenant venez et voyez" (Paul Léon, préface) 'Micrographie Décorative was favourably received, the shimmering patterns echoing the lapidary and marquetry work of Art Deco designers'. (Badger). [Parr & Badger I, 80]. Exemplaire n° 219 sur 305 exemplaires numérotés. A l'état de neuf, complet de son emboitage restauré et un peu taché. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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      Tokyo 1931, Sanseido. Black cloth, very good, 93+4p., all. edge gilt, 10.5 x 12.75 inches, 46 tipped-in plates, 2 end. paper color plates, slip case, clean solid copy. SCARCE. FIRST EDITION. A CLASSIC COLOR WORK ON KOREAN FLOWERS & FOLK This lovely work is arranged by the months of the year and the flowers which bloom during that period. This collection covers many of the best known wild & cultivated flowers of Korea, socres of which are used in medicine, foods and dyes. Together with a description of these flowers are a gathering of literture & learning gleaned from Korean scholars. Useful and beautifully printed botanical reference book.S C A R C E 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 .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB -]
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      Chicago 1931, [A.I.C.]. Blue cloth, very good, with supplem-. ental index of titles in Chinese & Japanese characters, 466p. index, addenda & additional chronology tipped in. R A R E. This highly valuable and useful reference work has been out- of-print shortly after publication and copies seldom come to market. This work is an annotated bibliography of woodblock illustrated and hand printed books. Each entry gives full title, imprint, collation-listing each plate, for full bibl- iographic data. An invaluable resource for any serious col- lector of Japanese and Chinese books. This work is of most value to those who do not read Japanese. This collection was augumented by the additon of the entire collection of books acquired by Ernest Fenollosa. To this was added the great collection of Louise N. Brown collection. Thus this work re- presents the major collection of Japanese woodblock illustr- ated books in America. This catalog is well organized, and contains works of the Ukiyo-e, popular and Toba-e, Maruyama, Shijo, Kishi, Buncho schools and artists, as well as examles of modern reprints. Arranged in chronological order. SUPERB! 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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        Shadows on the Rock

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931 - First Edition; limited issue; one of 619 numbered and signed copies. Near fine in a dust jacket with some browning and in a very good publisher's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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      New York: Knopf, 1931. Large octavo. Marbled boards, gilt spine label. Noted collector's bookplate, else fine, in good dust jacket (large piece missing from lower panel), and worn slipcase with broken top panel. First edition, limited issue. One of 619 numbered copies printed on handmade paper and specially bound, in addition to 199 copies on Japan vellum differently bound, all signed by the author.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Le Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu. (Signed first edition)

      Paris: Ambroise Vollard. 1931 - 13 original etchings unbound as issued in a sleeve inside the bound book.One of 65 copies (no. 10) on Japan paper, signed by Picasso and Vollard.(Only the deluxe copies on Japan paper were signed on the colophon by the artist and publisher.)Housed in a custom clamshell case encased throughout in three leathers by the celebrated binder Alexandr Mosalov.References : Cramer, Pablo Picasso, les livres illustrés, n° 20 ;Bloch: 82-94; Livre no, 19Un des précieux exemplaires sur Japon sans la suite.In-4 (228 x 250 mm). En feuilles, sous chemise rempliée illustrée. Quelques défauts à la couverture (dos et bords inférieurs du premier plat légèrement passés, accident à la coiffe supérieure, quelques taches), coin inférieur du premier feuillet blanc coupé, bords des planches de la suite très légèrement maculées, sans atteinte aux gravures.13 eaux fortes originales hors texte (dont la table des gravures) et 67 dessins gravés sur bois de Pablo Picasso.Un des 65 exemplaires de tête sur Japon impérial (n° 10), sans la suite des eaux-fortes sur vélin de Rives, monogrammés par Vollard et signés en bistre par Pablo Picasso. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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