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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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        MALICE AFORETHOUGHT.

      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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        DAWN: A HISTORY OF MYSELF

      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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        THE FLOWERS AND FOLKLORE FROM FAR KOREA

      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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        DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF JAPANESE AND CHINESE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS IN THE RYERSON L

      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 .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB -]
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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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        SHADOWS ON THE ROCK

      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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        A Certain Man

      Heinemann, 1931. Hardcover. Used; Good. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; FIRST EDITION ; newly rebound with some yellowing to pages. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        Heidelbergs Kirchen und Kirchengeschichte.

      Selbstvlg., 1931 - Selbstvlg., 1931. 139 S. (Fraktur). kt. (Rücken leicht bestoßen, St. a. Titel). Sprache: deu (Rücken leicht bestoßen, St. a. Titel). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lehmann-Dronke]
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        The Chimes

      Limited Editions Club, London 1931 - Signed Limited Edition Number 1087 of 1500. In brown buckram covers Illustrated to front in black and gold. 6 full page and 14 smaller black and white drawings. In illustrated slip case which is split to one side.Internally excellent. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue of the Leonard Gow Collection of Chinese Porcelain

      London, England: George W. Jones, 1931. Red cloth, gilt lettering on spine, small emblem on cover. xxxix, 109 pp. 85 plates in color and bw. A foreword by the collector, introduction, and helpfuly chapters titled K'ang Hsi Porcelain and its Decoration, Porcelain Shapes and Marks precede the catalogue, which is in turn divided into the following sections: Ming Porcelain, K'ang Hsi Blue and White, Monochromes, K'ang Hsi Famille Verte, Powder-Blue, K'ang Hsi Famille Verte Porcelain Enameled on the Biscuit, Porcelain Decorated with Coloured Glazes and Yung Chêng and Ch'ien Lung Porcelains. Including over 400 annotated pieces, a list of works consulted and many beautiful plates, this book is a treasure... especially given that it is hand-numbered #259 out of 300 ever printed and signed by the collector. VG , very slight wear at edges.

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books]
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        THE CRIME CONDUCTOR.

      Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., [1931]., 1931. First edition. True first edition as U. S. edition precedes the U. K. edition which was published in 1932. Near fine copy in a fine, bright dust jacket. Colonel Gethryn solves a death by drowning in a locked bathroom. An exceptional copy of a Crime Club mystery.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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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 body of the letter in pencil.

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        These 13

      Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, New York 1931 - First Edition. 358 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Notable collection of Faulkner short stories. Blue cloth. Very good in somewhat rubbed and soiled dust jacket (spine toned, chipped at ends) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Collection Andre Breton et Paul Eluard. Sculptures d'Afrique, d'Amerique, d'Oceanie.

      Paris, Hotel Drouot, 1931. - 50 Seiten, 24 Fototafeln. 27,5 x 22 cm, illustrierte Original- Broschur mit Typographique in Rot und Schwarz. Mit frankiertem Postversandumschlag, eigenhändig adressiert an die Eltern von Andre Breton, "Monsieur et Madame L. Breton". Der Katalog beschreibt 312 Objekte sog. primitiver Kunst aus Afrika, Amerika und Ozeanien aus der Sammlung von Andre Breton und Paul Eluard, von denen etwa ein Drittel auf den Fototafeln abgebildet ist. - Edition originale. Catalogue edite a l'occasion d'une vente aux encheres organisee par Andre Breton et Paul Eluard a l'hotel Drouot les 2 et 3 juillet 1931. Me Alph Bellier, commissaire-priseur ; assiste de Charles Ratton, Louis Carre, Georges F. Keller, experts. - Leicht bestoßen. Sehr gut erhalten. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        CATALOGUE OF THE ORIENTAL CERAMICS. [Chinese, Japanese & Korean Examples]

      Tokyo 1931-2, Ootsuka. Brown loose portfolios, 12 in all, 37. x 47 cm., each contains 6 tipped in photos on a mat [3 color. & 3 b.w.], 71 of 72 in all, lacks 1, else complete, explana-. tory notes pasted inside front of each cover in English and. PRINTED BY OTSUKA KOGEISHA JAPAN'S MOST SUPERP PUBLISHER Japanese. Each entry covers details of the piece, name, type of decoration, size, ownership, any unique points. * Covers JAPANESE: Nabeshima, Kokutani [old Kutani], Tebachi, Ninsei jar and bottle, Iga water vessel, Shuhei Ogata, blue & white portable stove, E-Seto ware, Karatsu ware, Inuyama ware, Karashihi &c. * KOREAN: Korai bottle & ewer, Li blue & red bottle & jar, Korai inlaid jar, Keiriyuzan ware &c. * CHINESE: Yu-li-hung, T'ang: green pillow, jar with bird head; Sung: engraved jar, pillow, celadon jar and lid, Ting-yao, ewer; Ming: San-ts'ai dish, blue and white, dish, Han: Chung jar, K'ang-hsi blue & white &c., plus many more of all categories illustrated. * Each photo is matted on a deckle edge stiff sheet, and numbered to match the explanatory notes. A fine set of unusual and rare ceramic works, nicely illustrated, with good descriptions. * This is a large and heavy set. Extra packing, insurance and postage will apply. * 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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        Daughter of Fu Manchu

      New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company. 1931., 1931. First Edition. Signed. Octavo, pp. 316. Publisher's yellow cloth with black titles and decoration to front and spine, fore edge uncut, black endpapers. In suitably sinister pictorial dustjacket designed by George Annand. With inscription by Sax Rohmer to the half title page. Slight lean to the textblock, half title page and rear flyleaf just starting, some dustiness to top edge. Some slight nicking to tail cap and bumping to both the head and tail caps, rubbing to the board edges and to the spine. Some marking to all faces of the boards. Quite heavy spotting to the rear of the dustwrapper, with some marking to the lighter portions, still shows brightly. The dustwrapper has been strengthened at most corners with tape, closing up two inch and a half closed tears to the bottom of the spine and to the rear face. Some areas of loss to all the corners and some creasing. Overall a very good copy.

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        THE FOUR GOSPELS OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST ACCORDING TO THE AUTHORIZED VERSION OF KING JAMES I

      Waltham St. Lawrence: The golden Cockerel Press, 1931. No. 138 of 500 copies. Fine, very slightest soil to the bands - an excellent copy much better that normally found, due to the nature of the white pigskin. No. 138 of 500 copies. Folio. 269p. Illustrated by Eric Gill with 65 wood- engravings, 4 full page. Printed in Golden Cockerel 18 pt. type designed for the press by Gill on Batchelor hand-made paper. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in half white pigskin over maize buckram boards, t.e.g., edges untrimmed, the spine with gilt title and Cockerel device. "The Four Gospels is arguably Gill's greatest achievement in bookmaking and one of the great private press books of the century." (Hunter & Kelly. A Century for the Century XXXII). "The Four Gospels, printed in 1931 with engraving by Eric Gill ... is arguably the finest of all private press books printed between the wars." (Cave. The Private Press, 2nd ed., p. 170). Chanticleer 78; Gill Bibliography No. 285.

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        Die Russen in Ostpreußen 1914/15. Im Auftrage des Landeshauptmanns der Provinz Ostpreußen bearbeitet von Dr.Fritz Gause

      Königsberg, Graefe & Unzer Verlag, 1931 - Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (Steifumschlag / Broschur / Kartoneinband im Format 18,3 x 25 cm) mit Rücken- und farbig illustriertem Deckeltitel). 425 Seiten, mit zahlreichen Foto-Abbildungen auf Kunstdruckpapier und einer mehrfach gefalteten Karte als Beilage, Format 4to (18,5 x 24,6 cm). Druck der Ostpreußischen Druckerei und Verlagsanstalt AG, Königsberg Pr. Vorworte von Dr. Blunk, Landeshauptmann der Provinz Ostpreussen und Albert Brackmann, Generaldirektor der preussischen Staatsarchive, Professor an der Universität Berlin, vormals Leiter der Provinzialkommission für ostpreussische Kriegsgeschichte, sowie von Fritz Gause, Studienrat am Städtischen Goethe-Oberlyzeum in Königsberg. Aus dem Inhalt: 1. Die ersten Tage: Kriegspsychose, Mobilmachung, Liebestätigkeit, Spionenjagd, Gerüchte über russische Gräueltaten, Stimmung bei den Russen, Haß gegen den Kaiser, Verhalten gegen das Land und die Bevölkerung, gegen Polen und Masuren. 2. Die Flucht: Räumung der Städte, Ausschreitungen der Flüchtlinge, war die Flucht notwendig? Verhältnis zwischen Zivil- und Militärbehörden, das Schicksal der von den Russen eingeholten Flüchtlinge, Flucht im Winter Bergung des Niehs, Fürsorge für die Flüchtlinge, Flucht aus Memel, Vergleiche mit der Flucht der Bevölkerung in Frankreich. 3. Unter russischer Herrschaft: Erlasse der russischen Befehlshaber - gutes Veralten der Russen, Sorge für Disziplin, Strafen im russischen Heer, Unsauberkeit und Unordnung - die russische Verwaltung, Maßregeln zum Schutz gegen Verrat, Sabotage, Requsitionen und Kontributionen, Verhalten gegen Staatseigentum, Heranziehung der Bevölkerung zu Fuhr- und sonstigen Diensten, Fürsorge für die Bevölkerung, deutsche Behörden unter russischer Herrschaft, Aufrechterhaltung der Ordnung, Zustände auf dem Lande, Hoffnung auf Befeiung. 4. Plünderung und Brandstiftung: Mangelhafte Disziplin bei den Russen, Plünderung in bewohnten / unbewohnten Häusern, in Läden und Gastwirtschaften, Zustand der ausgeplünderten Häuser, Beraubung von Personen, Erpressungen, Kriegstrophäen, Plünderung durch Kolonnen, Kenntnis der russischen Heerführer von den Plünderungen, der Baranow-Bericht, Plünderung durch Zivilpersonen aus Russland, Beteiligung von Offizieren, Plünderung durch deutsche Truppen?, Plünderung im Winter, Zerstörung und Brandstiftung aus militärischen Gründen, Vorgehen der Russen bei Brandstiftungen, Grüne für Brandstiftung, Verluste an Kunstschätzen in Kirchen und Schlössern. 5. Greueltaten, die zurückzuführen sind auf: Verbindung mit deutschen Patrouillen, Geheime Telefonverbindungen, Lichtsignale, Glockenläuten, Brände, Flucht vor Sabotage, Misstrauen gegen Leute, die fortliefen oder sich versteckten, bei denen verdächtige Gegenstände gefunden wurden, (Fernglas, Karte, Notizbuch, Uniformen oder Uniformteile, Waffen und Munition in Häusern, in der Kleidung, Militärpapiere). Männer in wehrpflichtigen ., Männer, bei denen zusätzlich Uniformstücke gefunden wurden, Gräueltaten, die dadurch veranlasst worden sind, dass die Russen von der Bevölkerung beschossen glaubten, hat es in Ostpreussen einen Franktireukrieg gegeben? Greueltaten, die aus der Kriegspsychose erwachsen sind, beim Vormarsch, beim Rückzug, beim Oktobervorstoß und beim zweiten Einfall im Winter, Greueltaten, die aus der Schwierigkeit der sprachlichen Verständigung zu erklären sind, Gräueltaten, die gänzlich unerklärlich sind, Sittlichkeitsverbrechen, Greueltaten beim Vorstoß auf Memel, Widerlegung von Greueltaten, Abschließende Bestrafung. 6. Die Leiden der Verschleppten: Gründe für die Verschleppung, Die Gefangennahme, Der Transport zur Sammelstelle, Greueltaten. Systematische Fortführung der Bevölkerung beim zweiten Einfall, Allgemeine Verordnung und ihre Durchführung, Ausweisung aus dem besetzten Gebieten, Verschleppung, Transport zur Sammelstelle, Verschleppung beim Vorstoß auf Memel, Zahl der Verschleppten, Krankheiten und Todesfälle. Stimmung der Bevölkerung, Die Arbeit der Komitees, usw. - Exempl [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Graziella

      Paris, L'édition d'Art Piazza 1931. In - 8 carré broché, couverture illustrée remplie sous étui. 184 pages illustrées en couleurs de pochoirs par BRUNELLESCHI. Tirage limité numéroté. Celui ci n° 841 sur vélin à la cuve des papèteries de rives. Très bel exemplaire.

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        Sculptures d'Afrique, d'Amérique, d'Océanie. Collection André Breton et Paul Eluard. Paris, vente à l'hôtel Drouot, les 2 & 3 juillet 1931.

      P., Etude de Me Alph. Bellier, 1931. - 27,5 x 22 cm, 54 p, 24 pl, carte. Broché, couverture illustrée, belle composition typographique imprimée en noir et rouge sur crème. Edition originale en PARFAIT ETAT du catalogue de la vente publique de la collection d'André Breton et de Paul Eluard avec les notices des 312 objets d'art primitif expertisés par Charles Ratton, Louis Carré et Georges Keller, un tiers d'entre eux reproduits en 24 planches photographiques, dans une mise en page impeccable de Jean Picart Le Doux.- La vente profite de l'actualité de l'Exposition coloniale ouverte en mai 1931. Ch. Ratton tire parti de l'engouement qu'elle suscite pour organiser la vente des collections d'Eluard et de Breton. Tandis que les surréalistes tirent à boulets rouges sur le colonialisme avec le tract "Ne visitez pas l'exposition coloniale".- Une lettre d'Eluard à Gala, en février 1931, montre que nécessité a fait loi : « L’argent manque terriblement. J’ai vu Ratton hier qui offre de faire une vente de mes objets et de ceux de Breton vers le début de mai. [ ] Il y a à cette époque l’exposition coloniale et il pense que ça aiderait ». Réf. bibliographiques : Leclercq, Les surréalistes face aux mythes de l’Autre et au colonialisme, 1919-1962. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Good Earth (with original typed and signed text page)

      J. Day & Co, New York 1931 - New York: J. Day Co., 1931. First edition, first printing w/o DJ. Brown cloth boards, lightly soiled on spine and front board. Gold gilt letttering on spine and front board that has some soiling. Book is in VG condition. Text is clean, no foxing or other marks. Enclosed is one page of the typewritten manuscript signed in blue ink on the bottom of the page by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        ILLUSTRATIONS OF JAPANESE AQUATIC PLANTS AND ANIMALS.

      [Tokyo] 1931-32, Fisheries Soc. Brown raw silk, 2 vol. set,. thread ties, all edge gilt, 14 1/2 x 20 1/4 inches, beautif-. ully illustrated in color. Exceptionally R A R E !. A MOST FABULOUS COLOR BOOK SHOWING BEAUTIFUL SEA ANIMALS With 100 fine color lithographs, many of which have mica dust on the scale area, giving a genuine portrayal of each fish. Each plate page has an average of 4-6 individual il- lustrations. Compiled by Fisheries Society of Japan. Illus- strating the flora and fauna of Japan's marine world. Beaut- ifully illustrating the wide variety of fish, shell fish, crabs, and various plants in full color. ALWAYS RARE ! 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, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        La nuova architettura

      Torino: Unione Tipografica Editrice Torinese, , 1931. Rilegato (hardback). Molto Buono (Very Good). Contiene il manifesto L'architettura futurista di A. Sant'Elia e saggi originali di F.T. Marinetti, Fillia, E. Prampolini, W. Gropius, Le Corbusier, A. Sartoris, N. Diulgheroff, R. Ginsburger, G. Vedres, A. Lurcat, Von Der Muhll. 276 Riproduzioni in nnero ed una a colori. 4to. pp. 278. Molto Buono (Very Good). Leggere abrasioni ai margini delle copertine. Dorso restaurato. . Primo studio completo sull'architettura razionale comparso in Italia

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        The Negro Mother, and Other Dramatic Recitations

      [New York]: (The Golden Stair Press, 1931. First edition. Softcover. Near fine in original pictorial yellow wrappers. Six poems from Hughes. This copy has been hand-colored by the artist. Very scarce.. Thin octavo. 20 pages. Fully illustrated with hand-colored decorations by Prentiss Taylor.

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        Celluloid: The Film Today (First UK Edition)

      London: Longmans, 1931. First Edition. First Edition. One of the most important books on the early sound era, an ambitious attempt to assess the state of world cinema, with a factual look at American films, British films, the role propaganda and education in films. The second half of the book is devoted to a series of Rotha's reviews of key films of the day, including City Lights, The Threepenny Opera, Cimarron, and Le Million, ending with two essays, one on the films of Fritz Lang and one on "The Revival of Naturalism." Very Good plus in a Very Good plus example of the scarce dust jacket. Small stain on the front board, small contemporary owner name (dated 1940), vintage bookseller label at the bottom of the front pastedown, and light wear at the jacket extremities. An attractive copy.

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        Do You Want To Fly?

      Shanghai: The Comacrib Press,, 1931. Octavo. Original black boards, title to spine and front board gilt, illustrated endpapers and black speckled edges. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and monochrome photographs, with sketches and diagrams by the author. Rear hinge cracked but holding; a very good, fresh copy, in the faintly toned and lightly rubbed jacket. First edition, first printing, with the scarce jacket. A practical handbook for amateur pilots, by the "modern Marco Polo".

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        The Wind in the Willows

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1931. Large octavo. Original green cloth-backed grey boards, white paper label to spine printed in black, spare label bound in at rear. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by E. H. Shepard. Light rubbing to corners, light spotting to first few pages, pages untrimmed, in the dust jacket with lower front flap corner clipped, spotting and light soiling to panels, shallow chipping to front top corner, light wear to extremities. A very good copy. Signed limited edition, number 29 of 200 large paper copies signed by both Grahame and Shepard. It was through A. A. Milne's involvement with Toad of Toad Hall, the dramatic version of The Wind in the Willows, that E. H. Shepard was first introduced to Kenneth Grahame. This led to their partnership in producing a new edition illustrated by Shepard, still one of the most popular of all versions of The Wind in the Willows.

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        BLUE GHOST: A Study of Lafcadio Hearn. By Jean Temple.

      New York [1931], Cape. Blue cloth, very good, 228p. FIRST. AMERICAN EDITION. Author's inscribed presentation copy. RARE. The biographical study of Hearn, covering the controversial aspects of his eccentric life and amours. His interpretation of Japan and the East, whose quarrels still live in bitter exoticism. Based strictly on Hearn's letters, his biography examines his actual utterances, which has little in common with the older biographies. The author has not attempted to lift the veil from the blank periods in Hearn's life and try to fill them in with unsubstantial evidence and vagueness. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: P.D. & Ione Perkins: LAFCADIO HEARN A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF HIS WRITITINGS: pp. 207, 299, 329, 321, 369. * Color scan of the cover 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, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Post-Mortem (Signed By The Author : Association Copy)

      The First UK Printing published by Heinemann in 1931.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition.The usual ghosting to the spine but the gilt titling remains bright.Light dustiness and spotting to the text block.Small bookseller sticker to the lower rear pastedown.The WRAPPER is complete and is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition.A little thinning in places on the flap folds and the top edge of the front flap.Some toning to the spine.Mild edge wear with a little rubbing at the spine ends.The wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover.The book has been Signed by Noel Coward to the front blank end paper: 'For William, with love, Noel'.The dedicate was William Armstrong who was the Director/Producer of the Liverpool Playhouse Theatre from 1922-44.Armstrong directed several Noel Coward plays at the Liverpool Playhouse in the 1930s. Uncommon as a signed title - One of Coward's highlight plays. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        Arbitrage in Securities

      Harper & Brothers 1931 - First edition hardcover. The book is very good minus with shelfwear (including a bit of spotting to the covers), 1 page with a smudge and a bit of wear to the binding. There is no dust jacket. A nice example of a very scarce book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Years of Grace (Signed Hardcover)

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1931. Later printing. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "For Virginia Allan / from Margaret Ayer Barnes." 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. About Very Good plus, lacking the scarce dust jacket. Owner bookplate matching the inscription to the front pastedown, with moderate dampstaining to the rear board, light splashes to the spine and front board, and a small attractive repair to the heel. Interior tight and clean. A presentable copy of a title seldom found signed.

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        Die Brautnacht Eine ethnologische und sexualphysiologische Schilderung ihres Wesens und ihrer Bedeutung. Eine Morphologie ihrer Erscheinungsformen

      Wien, Berlin, Leipzig, Verlag für Kulturforschung, 1931. 192 Seiten, mit zahlreichen, teils farbigen ganzseitigen Abbildungen, und 6 auf Karton montierten Original-Photographien im Anhang Gr.-8°, Leinen Einband berieben, Rücken etwas gestaucht, Seiten leicht nachgedunkelt und teilweise fingerfleckig, Seite 48/49 Falz am Gelenk gerissen, sonst guter Zustand. Die legitime Erotik Versand D: 4,50 EUR Varia

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