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        CANTIQUE DES CANTIQUES DE SALOMON

      Weimar: Cranach Presse / Paris: Editions de Cluny. 1931. First edition. First edition. Text in French. Publisher's full vellum with titles in gilt to the upper board, in the marbled paper-covered slipcase. With 10 wood-engravings of which 7 are full page, and 14 wood-engraved initial letters by Eric Gill. Printed in the type Antiqua designed by Gill and cut by Prince. Text printed in red and black. A fine copy. Scarce. One of 100 copies on Memon paper of a total edition of 158. Versions in Latin and German were also printed in the same year. One of the outstanding works of the Cranach Press and an Eric Gill masterpiece. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Jock of the Bushveld. Illustrated by E. Caldwell.

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1931 - Octavo (205 x 148 mm). Near-contemporary red half morocco by Bayntun, titles and decoration in gilt to spine in compartments, red cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Binder's stamp to front free endpaper verso. Spine lightly faded, an excellent, bright copy. Colour frontispiece with tissue-guard, 22 monochrome plates, and fully illustrated margins. "Literary" edition, later impression, with the marginal illustrations of a dung beetle at pp. 65, 337 & 457 corrected to show the beetle rolling his load with his back not front legs. Jock of the Bushveld was first published in 1907 in this literary edition, followed by School and Prize editions in 1908, and a Dutch edition in 1909. Reviewing the book in the TLS on first publication in 1907, John Buchan wrote; "to those who have some experience of the land and the life about which Fitzpatrick writes, Jock of the Bushveld will be a cherished possession. We know of no African book in which there is the same minute and loving observation of nature. Sir Percy sees the beauty of a landscape while the average man thinks of a waste of thorn and swamp. There is something of Jefferies in the style, something of Borrow, a touch of Mr. Kipling, and a great deal which is his own", while Mendelssohn describes it as "perhaps one of the best dog stories ever written". Mendelssohn I, p.550.

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        SWITCH ON THE LIGHT (NOT AT NIGHT SERIES)

      Selwyn & Blount (1928) Ltd. [1931], London - Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-256 [note: first leaf is a blank used as front paste-down], true endpapers at rear, original red boards, front and spine panels stamped in black. Sixth volume in the important "Not At Night" anthology series. Collect fifteen stories including the first book publication of the The Rats in the Walls by H.P. Lovecraft and The Curse of Yig by Zealia Bishop (with anonymous collaboration of H. P. Lovecraft). Also fiction by Zealia Brown Reed (Zealia Bishop), Richard Stone, Jack Bradley, N. J. O'Neail, Oscar Cook, J. Dyott Matthews, Frank Belknap Long, August Derleth and Marc Schorer, J.S. Whitaker, H.P. Lovecraft, J. Joseph Renaud, Amelia Reynolds Long, Flavia Richardson (pseudonym of C.C. Thomson), Edmond Hamilton, and R.F. Broad. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-195. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1592. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-305. Bleiler (1978), p. 193. Reginald 14089. Some white stains to front board from damp stain, otherwise a nearly fine copy in a very good to nearly fine 2/- dust jacket with damp stain to spine panel and rear panel, also to front panel but mainly visible to verso, some slight edge rubbing. Still an attractive copy. (19937) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Romantic Hidden Kerry - Legendary, Antiquarian and Historical Associations, Political, Economic and Social Conditions & Scenic Attractions of the Barony of Corkaguiny. With 25 illustrations and one map.

      First and only Edition. Tralee, The Kerryman Ltd., 1931. Small Octavo. XIII, Folded Map of Corkaguiny, 656 pages. Original Hardcover (green cloth with gilt lettering on spine) in protective Mylar. Giftinscription to halftitle. Excellent, close to new condition with only minor signs of wear. This is the cleanest and best preserved example of this rare book we have ever seen ! Absolutely scarce and even more so in this wonderful condition ! One of the best researched and important local histories of Ireland. Includes for example the following essays: Glimpse of a famous Barony / Legend, Romance and History / Life in ancient Corkaguiny / The Christianising of Corkaguiny / Famous Corkaguiny Saints / The Norsemen in Corkaguiny / The Anglo-Normans / Papal Taxation of Corkaguiny / The Desmond Tragedy / Corkaguiny's Calvary / The Undertakers in Kerry / Armada Ships on the Kerry Coast / The 'Sugan'Earl's Revolt / The Cromwellian Butchers / Kerry Wild Geese / Tories in Kerry / Love of Learning in Kerry / Smuggling on the Kerry Coast / The Volunteers of 1782 / Kerry and the 1798 Insurrection / Kerry M.P.'s and the Union / Entering the Gaelteacht / The Train Journey from Tralee to Dingle / Dingle from the 13th to the 16th Century / Dingle in the 17th Century / Dingle in the 18th Century / Smuggling in Dingle / Dingle in the first half of the 19th century / Proselytism in Dingle District / Black Forty - Seven (Black 47) / Dingle in the second half of the 19th century / The Famine of 1879-1880 / The Land War of the Eighties / Dingle in the Nineties / Dingle in the 20th century / The Martyrdom of Tom Ashe / The War of the Irish Nation / The Dingle of To-Day / Antiquities of the Peninsula / Dingle Town and District Antiquities / Minard Antiquities / Kinard and Antiquities / Ballynacourty and Stradbally Antiquities / Kilgobban Antiquities / Killiney Antiquities / Kilmalkedar Antiquities / Caherdorgan and Gallerus / Kilquane / Cloghane / Ballyduff / On the Holy Mountain / Dunurlin / Marhin / Ventry / Dunquin / The Blasket Islands / With a full Index /

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        Nasenplastik und sonstige Gesichtsplastik nebst einem Anhang über Mammaplastik und einigen weiteren Operationen aus dem Gebiete der äusseren Körperplastik. Ein Atlas und Lehrbuch. (Nasen- und Gesichtsplastik II).

      Leipzig, Curt Kabitzsch, 1931.. Crown quarto. Pp. x, 497-842, (1) Corrigenda. With illustrations 1060-1718. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's blue full cloth, gilt lettering to cover and spine, spine worn. In about fine internal condition. ~ First edition, first printing. Part II of Joseph's great book, preceding its publication in one volume. Joseph's masterpiece has first been published in two parts as "Nasen- und Gesichtsplastik I-II". Only later it was reissued in the familiar one volume. The present volume comprises of the "Nachtrag zur 1. und 2. Abteilung des Werkes" and of the main "Zweites Hauptgebiet: Sonstige Gesichtsplastik." Of utmost rarity; this edition is practically unrecorded. Jacques Joseph (1865-1934).

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        The Paris That's Not in the Guide Books

      1931 -

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        East Coasting.

      London and North East Railway, [London]. N.D. [1931] - First edition. Octavo. 63 pages. Wrappers. Colour title-page and 8 colour drawings (headpieces), as well as several colour, decorated headpieces and numerous black and white decorations (headpieces and tailpieces) by Edward Bawden. Printed at the Curwen Press.Staples rusting. Hint of creasing to corners of covers. Near fine and very bright. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        Regolamento per le uniformi dei funzionari coloniali Ministero delle colonie

      Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato, 1931. 32 tavole fuori testo a colori precedute da carta velina.

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        Genealogical histories of Crane-Starkey and allied families (Kingsley Tolman Owen Savil Baxter Waite Capron Blackington Lawrence)

      DGH&M. CD-ROM. B00HZJBDAA National Americana Society; New York, 1931. Hardcover. Full-leather bound. (NOT a CD-ROM). Very Good, 5 raised bands, 6 compartments, title in gilt on 2nd to top compartment, all other compartments gilt ruled decorations, gilt ruled front boards with gilt and color engraved coat of arms inlaid on front board, hand tooled leather inlay design front pastedown, gilt dentelles along front/rear board edges, silk moire endpapers with few small soiled spots and light fraying to edges, sunned but clean pages, tissue protected illustrations, unmarked, AEG with few blemishes/rub marks, some rub marks/fraying to board edges/corners, some discoloration to leather boards, moderate loss to spine tips/tops, some rubbing to spine/joints, light rub marks to raised bands. A nice full leather-bound collectible reflecting families of Crane-Starkey and Kingsley Tolman Owen Savil Baxter Waite Capron Blackington Lawrence. Presents well on shelf as well. 4to[quarto or approx. 9.5 x 12 inches], 55pp., indexed, color illustrations, b&w photographs. We pack securely and ship daily with delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire. . Very Good. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Mark Lavendier, Bookseller]
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        Mountain Interval

      Henry Holt and Company, 1931. Hardcover. Very Good. Henry Holt, New York 1931. Early Printing. Dated 1931. Cloth spine. Features "The Road Not Taken."Signed by Robert Frost at the front endpaper. I certify that the signature is genuine. Book Condition: Very Good+, spots on the boards, foxing.

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        Shake 'Em Up!

      1931 - A practical handbook of polite drinking!Onion skin paper affixed!

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        Aristocracy and the Meaning of Class Rule.

      London: The C. W. Daniel Company,, 1931. An Essay upon Aristocracy Past and Future. Tall octavo. Original red cloth, black cloth backstrip, spine lettered in gilt, edges uncut. Numerous marginal pencil marks and comments in English in the neat and legible hand of the Kaiser. A little spotting, heaviest to title and advert leaf at rear, hinges cracked, a very good copy. Together with four black and white snapshots of the Kaiser and his wife by Lady Ottoline Morrell, taken in Holland, 1932, details to versos, each 8 x 11 cm. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from Philip Morrell to Kaiser Wilhelm, with extensive annotations written in English by the Kaiser. Together with an autograph postcard signed from Kaiser Wilhelm, Doorn, 1931, to Philip Morrell, written in English in purple pencil across the whole of the back of the postcard beginning "According to your wish expressed in your kind letter I studied the book 'Aristocracy' which treats about everything else except Aristocracy. The author furnishes his readers with a striking example of what may become of man when he eliminates God, Saviour, Bible, Faith and Belief from his life and claps his immortal soul 'under hatches'…". Also with an autograph letter signed from Ottoline Morrell's cousin Count Goddard Bentinck, 21 September 1931, to the author Philip and sending the letter with this copy of the book "which you kindly lent the Emperor, which I hope will reach you safely. His Majesty has written many annotations in it, which I am sure will interest you …" Ottoline Morrell met the Kaiser in Holland when staying with her cousin Count Goddard Bentinck and wrote in her journal: "He enters an exceedingly impressive figure, with a remarkably handsome head, a sailor like body - shorter than I had imagined but the head much finer - very alert and obviously histrionic and vain, but too cultivated and clever to show it…". The Kaiser's annotations in the book reveal his exasperation with the author; he writes several hundred words at the end of chapter 3. When the author talks about natural rulers and what makes them such, the Kaiser's comments in the margins include: "nonsense!", "because they feel it a Heaven imposed task!", "prescribed by the Christian religion!", "based upon the responsibility to Heaven". Where Mairet hopes that "Democracy will be saved", the Kaiser wishes instead: "May it go to hell where it came from." His final comment at the foot of the last page is: "This book is unmitigated, atheistic, spiritual Bolshevism". The cultural critic Philippe Mairet (1886–1975) was hardly the raving Bolshevik of the Kaiser's complaints. In later life he described his allegiances as "Anglican and Royalist". He commented on the drafts of Eliot's Notes Towards the Definition of Culture (1948), which Eliot later dedicated to Mairet "in gratitude and admiration". But over his long career he espoused a number of extremely varied causes, including C. H. Douglas's theory of social credit. The firm of C. W. Daniel published many books that promoted vegetarian, pacifist, Tolstoyan ideals. Most of these books were published on a subsidy basis, with the author underwriting the costs of publication, or guaranteeing to buy a set number of copies.

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        Aristocracy and the Meaning of Class Rule. An Essay upon Aristocracy Past and Future.

      London: The C. W. Daniel Company, 1931 - Tall octavo. Original red cloth, black cloth backstrip, spine lettered in gilt, edges uncut. Numerous marginal pencil marks and comments in English in the neat and legible hand of the Kaiser. A little spotting, heaviest to title and advert leaf at rear, hinges cracked, a very good copy. Together with four black and white snapshots of the Kaiser and his wife by Lady Ottoline Morrell, taken in Holland, 1932, details to versos, each 8 x 11 cm. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from Philip Morrell to Kaiser Wilhelm, with extensive annotations written in English by the Kaiser. Together with an autograph postcard signed from Kaiser Wilhelm, Doorn, 1931, to Philip Morrell, written in English in purple pencil across the whole of the back of the postcard beginning "According to your wish expressed in your kind letter I studied the book 'Aristocracy' which treats about everything else except Aristocracy. The author furnishes his readers with a striking example of what may become of man when he eliminates God, Saviour, Bible, Faith and Belief from his life and claps his immortal soul 'under hatches' ". Also with an autograph letter signed from Ottoline Morrell's cousin Count Goddard Bentinck, 21 September 1931, to the author Philip and sending the letter with this copy of the book "which you kindly lent the Emperor, which I hope will reach you safely. His Majesty has written many annotations in it, which I am sure will interest you " Ottoline Morrell met the Kaiser in Holland when staying with her cousin Count Goddard Bentinck and wrote in her journal: "He enters an exceedingly impressive figure, with a remarkably handsome head, a sailor like body - shorter than I had imagined but the head much finer - very alert and obviously histrionic and vain, but too cultivated and clever to show it ". The Kaiser's annotations in the book reveal his exasperation with the author; he writes several hundred words at the end of chapter 3. When the author talks about natural rulers and what makes them such, the Kaiser's comments in the margins include: "nonsense!", "because they feel it a Heaven imposed task!", "prescribed by the Christian religion!", "based upon the responsibility to Heaven". Where Mairet hopes that "Democracy will be saved", the Kaiser wishes instead: "May it go to hell where it came from." His final comment at the foot of the last page is: "This book is unmitigated, atheistic, spiritual Bolshevism". The cultural critic Philippe Mairet (1886–1975) was hardly the raving Bolshevik of the Kaiser's complaints. In later life he described his allegiances as "Anglican and Royalist". He commented on the drafts of Eliot's Notes Towards the Definition of Culture (1948), which Eliot later dedicated to Mairet "in gratitude and admiration". But over his long career he espoused a number of extremely varied causes, including C. H. Douglas's theory of social credit. The firm of C. W. Daniel published many books that promoted vegetarian, pacifist, Tolstoyan ideals. Most of these books were published on a subsidy basis, with the author underwriting the costs of publication, or guaranteeing to buy a set number of copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Mountain Interval

      Henry Holt and Company 1931 - Henry Holt, New York 1931. Early Printing. Dated 1931. Cloth spine. Features "The Road Not Taken."Signed by Robert Frost at the front endpaper. I certify that the signature is genuine. Book Condition: Very Good+, spots on the boards, foxing. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Dracula

      Grosset and Dunlap New York (1931) - Early Photoplay Edition, illustrated with a scene from the Universal Pictures horror film starring Bela Lugosi and Helen Chandler at rear jacket panel (this printing lacks plug for film at front jacket panel). An uncommon film edition with colorful dustjacket art featuring good girl art. Near Fine, contemporary ownership address at front endpaper, in Very Good plus, rather crisp and attractive, dustjacket, couple nicks at top spine end. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MRS DALLOWAY

      New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1931. First US Edition, Sixth Printing. Small octavo in orange hardcovers with beige and black DJ in brodart; VG/VG; minimal soiling; good binding; previous owner's name on ffep; age-toned paper and deckle edges; text clean; pp. 296; the 1931 issue of the jacket, with a blurb on To The Lighthouse on rear inner flap; front inner flap has blurb on Mrs. Dalloway with N.Y. Times review quotation; a scarce edition; shelved in Case # 2. Dupont.

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        L'Atelier de Renoir (2 volume set)

      Bernheim-Jeune 1931 - 2 volume set. Folios, 39 cm. Bound in fine modern cloth. Gilt stamping and decoration to spine. Hardcover. Limited ed. of 500. Original wrappers bound in. 228 plates + 720 black and white illustrations. Internally, some smudging in vol. 1. Considerable dampstaining in vol. 2. Library perforated stamps on title pages, last text leaf in volume 1. This is an oversized or heavy book, which requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Madonna dei filosofi

      Edizioni di Solaria, 1931. Dedica dell'autore in prima pagina bianca, stampato in 200 esemplari numerati, nostra copia n 117, brossura, formato 14x20, pagine 171, carta ingiallita, buone condizioni 28422

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        Portrait Arthur Schnitzler. Vintage-Print.

      Ca. 1931. - 22,3:15 cm. Glänzender Silbergelatineabzug auf Barrytpapier. Vorderseitig mit Signatur des Fotografen in Blindprägung. Rückseitig mit Bleistiftvermerk: der kürzlich verstorbene Dichter Arthur Schnitzler u. mit Atelierstempel. Zustandsbeschreibung auf Anfrage.

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        SHAKESPEARE (BENN'S ESSEX LIBRARY NO 39)

      BENN 1931 - B005YHI85S Binding: Hardback ---Publisher: BENN ---Date: 1931 ---Edition: ---Pages: 156 ---Condition: Very Good ---DJ Condition: Good ---Description: All of the internal pages are unmarked, uncreased and tightly bound, the dust jacket is unclipped, no stamps or inscriptions, the only flaws are a couple of small rips to the dust jacket which also has some sunning to the spine area. MOST OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED WITHIN 1 WORKING DAY OF PURCHASE. YOU GET A FREE BOOKMARK WITH EVERY ORDER. If not already present high quality photographs of any of our titles can be provided by request via e-mail.B005YHI85S [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        D'après Paris

      Les amis de l'amour de l'art 1931 - - Les amis de l'amour de l'art, Paris 1931, 36x46cm, broché. - Edition illustrée de 15 lithographies originales de Jean-Louis Boussingault et imprimée à 170 exemplaires numérotés sur Arches. Infimes piqûres marginales sur les gardes, une petite déchirure en pied d'un mors, sinon bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Illustrated edition of 15 original lithographs by Jean-Louis Boussingault and printed 170 copies numbered on Arches paper. Tiny marginal stings on the guards, a small tear in the foot of a bit, otherwise beautiful copy. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ballads of the Kentucky Highlands

      London: The Mitre Press,, 1931. Octavo. Original blue pebble grain cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine very lightly marked. An excellent copy in the dust jacket, spine panel lightly faded with one small chip to bottom half, spine panel ends slightly creased, extremities slightly nicked. First edition, first impression, of this collection of 125 ballads, nursery rhymes and sayings from the mountains of south-eastern Kentucky. The material was collected by educator and lawyer Harvey H. Fuson (1876–1964), who grew up in the mountains and back roads of the region. His extensive introduction discusses the lives of the mountaineers, their English-Scottish heritage, and their oral folk traditions. Very scarce in the dust jacket.

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        RIVISTA DI FILOLOGIA E DI ISTRUZIONE CLASSICA N.S. ANNO IX (LIX DELLA RACCOLTA)

      GIOVANNI CHIANTORE, 1931. ITALIANO 1,04 Annualità completa composta da 4 fascicoli trimestrali rilegati assieme, con coperta rigida, in mezza tela verde, con piatti marroni, con piccola abrasione e con velo di polvere, dorso con titoli d'oro, con piccoli aloni e con strappetto alla cima, pagine brunite attorno ai testi causa tempo USATO

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        Libri Synoptici Veteris Testamenti seu Librorum Regum et Chronicorum Loci Paralleli

      Romae (Rome): E. Pontificio Instituto Biblico, 1931. First edition. Hardcover. vg. Folio (14 x 10"). viii, 701, [3]pp. Modern full olive cloth, with gold lettering to spine. Publisher's device on title page. Vannutelli's "Libri Synoptici Veteris Testamenti seu Librorum Regum et Chronicorum Loci Paralleli" is an arrangement of parallel text material that exhibits all parts or divisions of the subject from a comprehensive point of view. In this work, the text of 1-2 Chronicles can be viewed together with all its parallels, mostly from 2 Samuel and 1-2 Kings. This synopsis attempts to respect the literary integrity of each book / text. Hebrew facing Greek with notes in Greek and Latin, including the Vulgata, as well as Josephus' text on the events recorded in Kings and Chronicles.Ex-library copy, with remnant of sticker at tail of spine, bookplate on inside of front cover, printed notice pasted on inside of back cover, and stamp at top and bottom edges. Pages slightly and evenly age-toned throughout. Text in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. Binding in overall very good, interior in good+ to very good condition.

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        MAGIC RUG

      D'AULARE, INGRI & EDGAR. D'AULAIRE,INGRI & EDGAR. THE MAGIC RUG. NY: Doubleday Doran 1931 (1931). Oblong 4to (10 3/4 x 8 1/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, light edge rubbing, few light marks on dedication page else VG+ (no dw). Stated FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST BOOK DONE BY THE D'AULAIRE'S TOGETHER. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY THE D'AULAIRES. Set in Africa, the story is a fantasy tale about a magic Oriental rug. Illustrated with magnificent color lithographs throughout for which the pair spent a winter in Africa for inspiration. This is an excellent copy, rarely found inscribed.

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        Plans No 1 (January 1931) through No 13 (March 1932) (all published)

      1931. A complete run in 13 issues of the rare avant-garde monthly covering political, literary, architectural, and art life of the era, including film, theater, music, etc., edited by Jeanne Walter & Philippe Lamour, with an editorial committee including Hubert Lagardelle, Le Corbusier, François de Pierrefeu, & Pierre Winter, with over 1700 pp. on political and cultural aspects of the contemporary scene, illustrated throughout the text and on plates, including a large number of illustrations after drawings by Le Corbusier. Large 8vo. Orig. wrpps. Some age-darkening, minor wear to spines. Paris 1931-1932. This work has a strong international flavor and refers frequently to trends in the U.S. and Soviet Union as well as Germany in the last years before Nazism and Italy under fascism. Le Corbusier played a seminal role in this work's formation.

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        Doll's Primer

      Collingswood, NJ: William Washburn, 1931. 62 pp. 7/8 x 7/8". LIMITED EDITION of 69 copies (according to Welsh, Bradbury notes 61 copies total), this being #32. Blue/green paper over boards, black letting title on cover with red doll design, some very light discoloration, in near fine condition. (Welsh 2516, Bradbury, Washburn, 2) A beautiful little ABC book with numbers and a short story at the end of the Little Red Hen. This is William Lewis Washburn's second miniature book (after having been a commercial publisher of larger books for over 50 years).This was made at his home on a hand-press in the basement of his house. Very sought after titles

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        Hafenanleger ( möglicherweise Hamburger Hafen ) mit Schild *Zollgrenze *. Farbiges Aquarell und Tusche auf Papier, rechts unten mit *P. Kayser ( 19)31 * signiert und datiert. Verso 1 weiteres Aquarell.

      Bildmaß der Darstellung: 28,5 x 47 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Blattmaß: 30,5 x 49 cm. Gezeigt wird eine Anlegestelle im Hafen, rechterhand ein deutsches Schild *Zollgrenze *, in der Ferne ein Schiff auf dem Fluß oder Meer. Das Blatt rechts unten mit *P. Kayser (19)31 * signiert und datiert. Verso ein weiteres Aquarell mit Häuserzeile vor Fluß, möglicherweise ein Motiv aus dem Hamburger Hafen. Dies Blatt links unten mit *P. Kayser * signiert, undatiert ( wohl auch um 1931 ). Die Vorderansicht von guter Erhaltung, das verso angebrachte Aquarell durch Bleistiftschraffur wohl durch den Künstler * entwertet *. Dies links oben mit 38 in Bleistift nummeriert, rechts unten mit 23 nummeriert. Diese Ansicht etwas berieben, gering fleckig, mit Resten alter Montierung. ( Literatur: Der Neue Rump: Hamburger Künstlerlexikon Seite 229f - Paul Kayser war Gründungsmitglied des Hamburger Künstlerclubs ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics at request )

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        Metropolitan Museum

      Herald Press, Montréal 1931 - In-4. 29 pages. Étui professionnellement restauré. Exemplaire no. 63/450/475. L'un des premiers livres d'artiste québécois (Hould, 53). Réalisation de qualité. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Dali ou l'anti-obscurantisme.

      Editions Surréalistes chez José Corti 1931 - . In-8 br. Couverture rempliée muette, papier toile noire, étiquette blanche collée sur le premier plat. Texte de R. Crevel illustré de 10 reproductions hors-texte de toiles de Dali, photographiées par André CAILLET. E.O. ex. num. sur vélin blanc. Envoi autographe de René Crevel.(Ex-libris). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Les Autodidactes - Aichelbaum]
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        Mitteleuropa. Unter Mitwirkung der Deutschen Luft Hansa A.G. Mit einem Geleitwort von Erhard Milch, Vorstandsmitglied der Deutschen Luft Hansa A.G.

      Leipzig, Bibliographisches Institut, 1931 - XII. 544 Seiten. 1 gefaltete Karte. Meyers Luftreisebücher. Mit 83 Karten im Text und einem gefalteten Luftverkehrsplan vor Seite 1. Das wohl seltenste Meyer-Reisebuch. Vergleiche: "Wegweiser durch Meyers Reisebücher 1862-1936" von Werner Hauenstein, Seite 154, H 483. Der Verlag und die Lufthansa wollten mit diesem Luftreiseführer den Luftreisenden die Möglichkeit geben, sich während des Flugs im Gelände zurechtzufinden, was wegen der geringen Höhe und der Geschwindigkeit von 160 km/h noch möglich war. Interessant auch im "Allgemeinen": "Besondere Kleidung ist für den Flug nicht erforderlich" und "Es ist unstatthaft und gefährlich, Gegenstände aus der Kabine zu werfen". So wird auch darauf hingewiesen, dass der Reisende für den Todesfall versichert sei. Die Einbanddeckel mit Knickspuren längs, die Rückenenden beschabt und mit kleinen Einrissen, die vorderen Einbandecken beschabt. Das Vorsatzblatt mit Namenkürzel und Jahreszahl, länglicher brauner Fleck im Seitenschnitt, bis ca. Seite 100 schwächer werdend auch im Randbereich der Seiten. Drei Blätter mit schwachen Eselsohren in der oberen Ecke, die Blätter teils etwas gebräunt. Trotz der genannten Mängel durchaus recht ordentliches und vollständiges Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch, Gewicht in Gramm: 520. Original-Leinen, 13x21cm, Zustand: 3

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        George Gershwin; A Study in American Music.

      New York: Simon and Schuster,, 1931. Octavo (204 × 137 mm). Contemporary red morocco presentation binding, lettered Gershwin to spine and to front board within a single fillet panel, single gilt rule to turn-ins, red endpapers, top edge red, others uncut; original pictorial endpapers retained. Portrait frontispiece and 15 plates, caricature to half-title, musical notation to title page and text. Light restoration of scuff to front joint, but overall very good. First edition, first printing, signed by the dedicatee Ira Gershwin in pencil on the front free endpaper. This early biography of the great American composer is dedicated by the author to George's lyricist brother, Ira, "in many respects the family chronicler", who offered Goldberg his "untiring assistance" (Preface). Highly influential in the development of the popular song in the early part of the 20th century, the Gershwins contributed many of the most memorable tunes to the Great American Songbook, including "Lady Be Good", "The Man I Love", "Fascinating Rhythm", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "I Got Rhythm", and "They Can't Take That Away From Me". After George's untimely death in 1937, Ira went on to work with Jerome Kern, Kurt Weill, and Harold Arlen. This copy in a stylish contemporary binding, almost certainly the work of impresario-designer Merle Armitage, whose presentation copy from George was bound almost identically. The first owner, whose small book-label is on the front free endpaper recto, was Olive Skogerson, a Swedish-American immigrant who worked her way up from stenographer to comptroller with the Fox Motion Picture Studio. In the year of publication the Gershwins scored the romantic comedy Delicious for Fox, although little of their work made the final cut.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        LO!

      New York:: Claude Kendall,. (1931).. First edition. Tales of the unexplained, recorded by Ford, with an introduction by Tiffany Thayer, founder of the "Fortean Society" which once counted among its followers such literary luminaries of the day as Theodore Dreiser, Booth Tarkington, Ben Hecht, Alexander Woollcott and H. L. Mencken. Illustrated with 12 full-page plates by Alexander King. Charles Hoy Fort (1874-1932) studied and wrote about anomalous phenomena, inspiring and influencing numerous science fiction writers with his tales of strange happenings. An unusually fine copy with just a touch of rubbing to the fragile yellow spine stamping; in a bright, near fine dust jacket with only minor wear. .

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        The Autobiography of Knute K Rockne

      South Bend IN: The Book Shop, 1931. Very Good. The Notre Dame Edition. Edited with a prefatory note by Bonnie Skiles Rockne (Mrs. Knute K. Rockne). Introduction and postscript by Father John Cavanaugh, C.S.C. Illustrated. Spine lettering a bit dull, but readable, a very good or better copy lacking the dustwrapper. One of 2400 numbered copies (this copy unnumbered) Signed by Bonnie S. Rockne and John Cavanaugh, and with the facsimile signature of Knute Rockne. Posthumously published autobiography of the great Notre Dame coach.

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        Électricité.

      Paris: La Compagnie Parisienne de Distribution d'Électricité,, 1931. Folio. 10 rayographs with paper mounts, with protective paper and cardboard folding case. Housed in the original patterned paper covered chemise and slipcase. 10 photogravures after rayographs. Very mild foxing. An excellent set. First edition, first impression, numbered 265 of an edition of 500. Each rayograph signed in negative by the artist. The rayographs were commissioned by a private Parisian power company who wanted to promote the use of electricity in French homes. With the company's compliment slip loosely inserted.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Pêcheurs de perles

      First edition on alfa.Handsome autograph inscription from Albert Londres to his friend Henri Béraud : "A Henri Henri Béraud Albert Albert Londres."Spine slightly sunned, small clear stains at the margins of the covers.  Albin Michel Paris 1931 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Images D'Une Femme

      Editions Denoel & Steele, Paris, 1931. 12 in. x 9.25 in., 16 pages plus 24 leaves of full page photo-gravure reproductions of nude studies by Verneuil, unbound sheets laid into cardboard portfolio case with cloth spine, cloth split and front and back of portfolio case almost detached.

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        Silbergelatineabzug auf Barrytpapier (Postkarte). Fotograf nicht bekannt.

      (1931). 1931 - Vorderseitig mit handschriftlicher Wdimung von Loos in Tinte: ?Für Karl Luger Adolf Loos? Rückseitig mit Druckvermerk: St. Joachimstal, Radium Palace Hotel, August 1931. Zustandsbeschreibung auf Anfrage.

      [Bookseller: M + R Fricke]
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        Casier judiciaire d'Aristide Briand

      Editions du Capitole 1931 - - Editions du Capitole, Paris 1931, 14x19,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires numérotés sur alfa. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Charles Maurras : "A Robert Brasillach, très cordial hommage de l'auteur aussi confus que silencieux." Deux petits manques en tête et en pied du dos insolé, deux petites taches sur les plats qui comportent de très légères déchirures marginales. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of the numbered copies on Alfa paper. Precious autograph signed by Charles Maurras: "To Robert Brasillach, very cordial homage of the author as confused as silent." Two small gaps in the head and foot of the insolated back, two small spots on the boards that have very slight marginal tears. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Der historische Wert der Caracallavita in den Scriptores Historiae Augustae.

      Leipzig. Dieterische Verlagsbuchhandlung. 1931. unbeschnittene Originalbroschur. gr. 8°. 68 Seiten. unaufgeschitten. Einband angerändert und berieben. vorderer Buchdeckel mit leichtem Diagonalknick. angestaubt. gebräunt. noch guter Zustand. Klio. Beiträge zur Alten Geschichte, 24. Heft, neue Folge, XI. Beiheft.in deutscher Sprache Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Philologie, Kulturwissenschaft, Antike, Rom, Kaiser, Caracalla, Geschichtsschreibung,

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        THE WAVES with the ORIGINAL FIRST ISSUE DUSTJACKET

      Hogarth Press, London, UK 1931 - FIRST EDITION & FIRST PRINTING - States on Copyright Page: first published in 1931 - Considered by many to be her masterpiece, this novel contributed to the solid establishment of Woolf's reputation and her place as one of the "principal exponents of Modernism." - "The Waves" evidences Woolf's literary innovations, e.g. stream of consciousness and complex weaving of the characters' lives. This novel describes the lives of a group of friends, from childhood to later life. The speech pattern of the characters' utterances is undifferentiated and yet, "their individuality is presented through a highly patterned sequence of recurring phrases and images, and what we learn of their daily lives. we learn obliquely." The text is divided by sections of lyrical prose, depicting the rising and setting sun over the shoreline and the waves. This is the most profound and poetic of all her works. CONDITION & DESCRIPTION: The original dustjacket accompanies this book. Designed by the author's famous sister:Vanessa Bell. Price of 7/6 on the spine, and 7s. 6d. net to inner prelim. The dustjacket is housed in a removable plastic protective, archival sleeve. - When I purchased this book the dust jacket was chipped at the top and bottom of the spine and the tips of the folds so I have repaired these chips from another first edition original dust jacket so this dustjacket retains it's integrity. [the final image shows you the repairs before I put the dust jacket into it's removable protective sleeve]. The colour has darkened since it's 1931 publication and has a few small light soil marks. Purple cloth with gilt/gold lettering to the spine which is perfectly legible but the purple colour has faded unevenly on the spine and front and rear boards. Creasing to cloth top and bottom of spine also. Remains firmly bound to inner page block. Pages are foxed throughout, but apart from this, they are clean and tightly bound. - Our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days. - Thanks for your interest. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Instinct Never Dies.

      Ed. W. Bateman, n.p., 1931., 1931 First edition. Quarto, full limp cowhide. One of the finest and rarest of Texas imprints, and one that has been referred to as the 'black tulip' of western fine printing. Of legendary rarity and highlighted in Al Lowman's The Printing Arts in Texas, this copy is accompanied by a letter from the author to Dudley Dobie concerning the book's origins and the great expense required to print it. The book and letter were owned by W. Thomas Taylor, author of Texfake, a book which exposed the theft and forgery of early Texas documents in the 1970s, the publisher of Bookways, a quarterly devoted to book arts, and the designer/printer of over fifty books. Printed recto only, the book was written, designed and the type set by Ed W. Bateman, a one time newspaper reporter (hence the title) and a wildcatter of great success and failure. This book was created during one of his periods of great success. The text and illustrations are printed in two colors and the subject matter ranges from a father's implacable revenge for his son's death to a Mexican marijuana party visited in the company of a Texas Ranger. A fine copy in the publisher's slipcase (with moderate wear to slipcase). The letter to Dudley Dobie is extraordinary and has become rather famous in itself; on B Bar Cattle Company letterhead, dated April 13, 1941: 'I produced this book during the Bateman Age of Extravagance, when money (for which, apparently, I have a native-born contempt) was indeed plentiful. I spent so much on it, the very sum per copy would horrify an intelligent man --- not even a Morgan or a Rockefeller could or would pay what I paid.' The letter is trifolded; uniformly browned, with mild chipping at edges. One of the ultimate prizes of Texas fine printing. One of the essays in J. Frank Dobie's book, "Out of the Old Rock" (Little Brown, 1972) is about Bateman: "A wildcatter is a person who drills for oil in a place oil is not known to exist. Bankers consider his business about as safe as buying lottery tickets. In 1930, Ed Bateman, a Texas wildcatter, brought in the biggest discovery well in the history of the oil industry." Dobie refers to "The Instinct Never Dies" as follows: "Ed Bateman is a philosopher. There are many things in his philosophy that many oil men have never dreamed of. Sometimes the old urge to write seizes him. I have a rare little book that he not only wrote but designed and set with his own hands. One sketch in it is about a hermit philosopher-geologist who claimed to know the secret of finding 'enough petroleum to endow this planet for ages.'" (3214001). Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

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        Last and First Men A Story of the Near and Far Future

      Second edition. 8vo., original blue cloth. London, Methuen.

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