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        Voilà. L'Hebdomadaire du reportage.

      1931-1932, Paris 1931 - 64 livraisons reliées en 1 vol. in-folio, demi-toile noire (reliure de l'époque). Tête de collection de ce périodique de grand reportage fondé par Gaston Gallimard après Détective. Voila était un magazine hebdomadaire français de reportage édité par ZED-publications, société d'édition créée par Gaston Gallimard. Il est dirigé par les frères Joseph Kessel et Georges Kessel puis par Florent Fels, et est diffusé rapidement à quelque 350 000 exemplaires. Le 1er numéro, paru le 28 mars 1931, rassemble des reportages d'Albert Londres, L'Or chaud, et de Joseph Kessel avec son roman intitulé Le Coup de grâce ; Louis Roubaud, Georges Simenon, Henry de Monfreid ou encore l'aviateur Mermoz collaborèrent plus ou moins régulièrement au magazine, qui parut jusqu'au début de la Seconde Guerre mondiale (7 juin 1940). Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
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        Halbmond-teppiche. Alfombras Media Luna Crescent Carpets. Tapis du Croissant. Koch & Te Kock Oelsnitz i.v. (1931).

      Folio. Pp. 26 with many coloured samples of different carpet designs pasted in on dark brown paperboard, decorated and lettered in gilt. Photographs taken from the production are pasted in. Title page printed in gilt with one photograph of the carpet factory pasted in. Index of selected designs and measurements in centimeters and inches on front paste down. Original cloth, somewhat rubbed. This is a trade catalogue of a Turkish company promoting oriental carpets for export

      [Bookseller: Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books]
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        Sanctuary

      Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1931 A very good first edition in a very good unrestored dust jacket with a small chip on the front panel and at the bottom of the spine. First Published 1931 stated on the copyright page. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Saturday Night at the Greyhound

      Published By Leonard And Virginia Woolf At The Hogarth Press 1931 - Dust wrapper with several chips, edge wear and light marks. Boards good but some fading to edges. Signed and dated by Author on Title page. Author's 1st published book. Please see images also for condition. Light discolouration to endepapers with small surface mark to front endpaper with light spotting to back end papers. All pages clean and unmarked, binding tight. Top, Tail and Fore edge with age discolouration. Unclipped dust wrapper has now been fitted with removable archive acetate film. Dispatched within 24 Hours Mon - Fri, except bank holidays, otherwise next business day - excellent service guaranteed. 396g. Additional postal charges will be required for overseas in order for item to be sent tracked. ; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nugget Box]
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        lettre autographe d'Octave Uzanne à Georges Maurevert

      1931 - Émouvante lettre d'Octave Uzanne à Georges Maurevert - Saint-Cloud, le 7 avril 1931 (6 mois avant sa mort) - Évoque Blaise Cendrars et Georgette Leblanc, et sa mort qu'il souhaite proche. NDLR : Octave Uzanne meurt le 31 octobre 1931, soit un peu plus de six mois seulement après avoir rédigé cette émouvante lettre à son ami le critique et homme de lettres Georges Maurevert. Uzanne a été très malade, a subi plusieurs opérations depuis plusieurs mois, avec de nombreuses et longues périodes en clinique à Saint-Cloud. S'il décrit ses graves ennuis de santé et ses sentiments de lassitude face à la vie qui s'efface peu à peu, il n'en perd pas pour autant l'envie de commenter l'actualité littéraire ni ses anciennes amitiés trahies par le potinage. Il évoque Blaise Cendrars mais ce sont surtout les Souvenirs de Georgette Leblanc, cantatrice, ancienne compagne de Maurice Maëterlinck, son ami, qui occupent ses pensées du moment. Les passages soulignés dans le texte de la lettre ont été soulignés dans la transcription ci-dessous afin de respecter l'accentuation sur certains mots que souhaitait appuyer Uzanne (le mot pitoyable est quant à lui souligné deux fois). * ** * Lettre d'Octave Uzanne à Georges Maurevert - Saint-Cloud, le 7 avril 1931 Je compatis d'autant mieux, cher vieil ami, aux ennuis de votre nouveau séjour en clinique, que j'ai connu, avant de subir l'énucléation prostatique « en un temps », des mésaventures trop longues à narrer ici - mais vous dirais-je que la vie de clinique ne m'est pas hostile ; que je supporte à merveille l'alitement même prolongé et que rien n'arrête mon goût d'écrire. - en situation horizontale - je n'ai pas raté un article ni avant ni après opération et je n'ai connu l'impuissance d'agir de ma plume que cette dernière période de maux qui m'ont mis en obligation de renoncer à tout, car je fus aussi mort qu'on peut l'être, sans arrêt total du moteur, vidé de toute force. Je ne connais pas Blaise Cendrars. Il m'intéresse parce que très original et d'une personnalité qui surpasse celle des écrivains courants - J'ai acquis Rhum et ne le regrette pas car cette physionomie de Galmot m'a passionné vivement. Oui, j'ai reçu le livre de Georgette. Je l'ai trouvé pitoyable, sans fierté et aussi sans intérêt véritable - Je lui ai écrit mon sentiment, brutalement. J'étais attristé de ces misérables « Souvenirs » et de l'ensemble des menus faits exposés - Georgette sera désormais, pour moi, ainsi que son frère des ennemis déchaînés, mais qu'est-ce que cela peut faire ? La préface de Grasset est grotesque et indique une incurable sottise chez cet éditeur. J'écrirai un article vague, ne nommant personne, pour stigmatiser ces moeurs de femmes plaquées ou décollées par le temps, qui se racontent ainsi publiquement et comptent sur un succès de scandale ou de curiosité généralisée, ce qui ne saurait être - l'opinion ne marche pas dans la combine - Tous ces ragots l'embêtent ferme et cela est normal et logique - il n'y a là rien qui puisse accrocher notre esprit ni retenir notre attention. Affectueux souvenirs, cher vieil ami. - Nous reverrons-nous jamais désormais ? Je crains que non, car je ne voyage plus. J'arrive au terme de mon transit, et je n'en suis pas fâché. Je n'ai plus rien à faire ni à dire qui m'exalte le moins du monde, la société actuelle m'est aussi étrangère que celle des Mèdes ou des Perses et j'ai vraiment envie de mourir tout comme on dit : « Je tombe de sommeil ». Bons voeux de restauration définitive et affectueuse pression de dextre de votre très cordial ami. Octave Uzanne

      [Bookseller: Librairie L'amour qui bouquine]
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        Idyll in the Desert

      Random House, 1931 A very good copy of a scarce signed limited edition signed by William Faulkner. 9 x 6, marbled boards with printed label. Stated first edition;limited to four hundred copies, this being number 263; signed by the author on the numbered colophon page in the back; There was no trade edition of this title. 9 x 6, marbled boards with printed label. Textblock very good plus condition, just a bit age toned; red marbled paper covered board binding in very good condition; tight, some shelf wear, esp spine and extremities; 17 pages; bookplate on front pastedown of Edward Kerr, a prominent American who has a large park named after him in Pennsylvania; quite a rare imprint--and with Faulkner's autograph. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Poesie. With 17 etchings by Berthe Morisot

      Poesie. Stephane Mallarmé and Paul Valery. Paris, Le Cent-Une, 1931, limited on 111 copies numbered. Loose as issued in vellum wrappers, complete of chemise and slipcase. It contains: 6 etchings after drawings of Morisot engraved by Galanis printed on Holland Van Gelder paper, a suite of 5 original etchings composed by Berthe Morisot itself especially for this portfolio in Japon paper, and a suite of 6 etchings after Morisot by Galanis, three of which printed in Holland Van Gelder paper, and three printed in Japan paper. Condition: The portfolio is in very good condition, the etching in sanguine on Holland paper from the suite is creased on the left edge. MORE PICTURES ON REQUEST

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        If I Were You

      London: Herbert Jenkins Limited,, 1931. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles and ruling to spine and front board in black. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled and slightly faded, some light foxing to contents. An excellent copy in the slightly ragged jacket, with some short closed tears and shallow chips to extremities, and some wear to rear panel. First UK edition, first impression, published 25 September 1931, and therefore just preceded by the Doubleday, Doran edition published at New York, 3 September. With his co-writer Guy Bolton, Wodehouse dramatized the story as Who's Who, 1934.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        ADVENTURES OF MICKEY MOUSE BOOK 1

      DISNEY, WALT. DISNEY,WALT. ADVENTURES OF MICKEY MOUSE BOOK 1. Philadelphia: McKay (1931). 8vo, cloth backed stiff pictorial card covers, slight cover soil, near near FINE AND BRIGHT! An early Disney item with fabulous color illustrations on every page of text.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        HE LAY ON SOME COOL DOCK-LEAVES. An Original Illustration from Kenneth Grahame's "The Wind In The Willows".

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

      [Bookseller: LUCIUS BOOKS (ABA, ILAB, PBFA)]
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        THE GLASS KEY

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. First, second, and third printings before publication. Octavo (19.25cm); orange cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in bluish-gray and black on spine and covers; brown topstain; dustjacket; [8], 282, [2]pp. Topstain slightly faded, with sunning to upper board edges and mild wear to spine ends; Near Fine. In the first issue dustjacket, with a synopsis of the novel on the front flap, and reviews for The Maltese Falcon, The Dain Curse, and Red Harvest on the rear flap; edgeworn, spine-sunned, with several small chips to extremities and a a series of short tears with attendant creasing; Very Good Hammett's fourth novel, a Haycraft-Queen cornerstone title. Filmed twice, most notably Stuart Heisler's 1942 film noir starring Brian Donlevy, Veronica Lake, and Alan Ladd. Layman A4.2.b-e; The Dark Page, Vol.1, p.134-135..

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        MANET L´ART FRANCAIS; COLLECTION DIRIGÉE PAR GEORGES WILDENSTEIN; INTRODUCTION PAR PAUL JAMOT; conservateur des Musées nationaux, avec la collaboration de Marie-Louise Bataille

      PARIS, Van Oest, Band 1 1931, Band 2 1932. 2. Bände 1. Band 2. Band 220 Abbildungen, Planches Halbleder mit marmorieten Papier am Leder leicht bestoßen, ansonsten tadelloser Zustand. wildenstein, manet

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Heinicke]
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        Cantique des Cantiques de Salomon.

      Tall slim 8vo. [Paris: Editions de Cluny, 1931]. Tall slim 8vo, 32, (1, colophon) pp. With 10 wood-engravings and several initial letters by Eric Gill. Text printed in red and black. Original de luxe binding of full red morocco signed by O. Dorfner. Very slight spotting to upper cover, otherwise as issued. Edition limited to 100 copies in French, printed in the type Antiqua designed by Gill and cut by Prince; this book is one of the outstanding works of the Press and one of Gill’s masterpieces. Versions in Latin and German were also printed. Copies of this version are very scarce -- the last one at auction was in 1993, in the trade binding ($1100) and the Schimmel copy on vellum sold in 2000. Brinks 93: noting this edition but not in this binding, which appears to be unrecorded on paper copies. Sophie Schneideman noted of her copy: “Kessler seems to have got the very best out of Gill, with a darker mood and deeper intensity in his engravings than was usual for the artist. Some of this is achieved by the style of printing but much must have been due to Kessler's tight control of the production and strong influence over Gill's work for it. The partnership produced a truly remarkable work of art.”

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation Being a Discourse of Rivers Fishponds Fish and Fishing Not Unworthy the Perusal of Most Anglers.

      George C. Harrap 1931 - A beautiful copy of this classic. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. This limited edition bound in beautiful white vellum is signed by Rackham. # 394 of 775 copies. Boards are clean and bright. Gilt lettering and decoration is bright. Boards have a light bow which is fairly common to vellum bindings. Pages are untrimmed. Top edge gilt. A beautiful book, a necessary addition to any Rackham collection. Additional photos available. Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed! [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: First Coast Books]
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        Legislation of Transjordan 1918-1930

      London, Crown Agents For The Colonies, 1931 - 1st Edition. 843 pages. Very good original cloth covers with worn leather labels to spine. Cloth scuffed and lightly marked and soiled, library number to top head of spine. Contents fine. Some page edge staining. Ink stamps to the front free end paper of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, the Library of the Zionist Organisation and the Wiener Library. Index. Translated from the Arabic including the Laws,Public Notices, Proclamations etc. Very scarce publication. Heavy book! Shipping charges will be over and above those quoted by ABE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: WHITE EAGLE BOOKS, PBFA,IOBA,West London]
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        Collection of Chinese Paintings by Ko Kei-Fung [Kao Chi-feng]. SIGNED by Gao Qi Feng. Volume 5

      Shanghai: Liang You Books, 1931 - First edition, first printing. Folio, 39*24cm. 17 double leaves, illustrated with 16 paintings. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Kao Chi-Feng. Some chips to covers, otherwise a fine copy in traditional Chinese sewn binding. Text in CHINESE. Extremely rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chinese Art Books]
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        [Original Two Color Drypoint, Signed, "Hill Top" (a k a "Painting Place")], contained in THE COLOPHON A BOOK COLLECTOR'S QUARTERLY

      [New York: The Colophon, 1931. Whole number Five. Quarto. Typographically decorated boards. Illustrations. Boards a bit tanned and lightly handsoiled, internally fine, with the print equally fine. An original drypoint etching on Fabriano by the prominent Canadian artist, specially commissioned to be bound into this number of THE COLOPHON, in an edition of 3000 unnumbered copies (and perhaps 100 extras), all hand printed by Milne on his press in Palgrave, Ontario, and individually signed in pencil by him in the lower margin. The task took him over a year to accomplish, with consequent variant states within the edition. The plate measures 125 x 175 mm, and the margins are full, as issued. In spite of the large edition, this print enjoys considerable popularity both in and when removed from its original context.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Idyll in the Desert SIGNED ltd Ed. 1/400

      Random House, New York, 1931 - No 378 of 400 copies signed by Faulkner on the Colophon. A Fine copy with fragments of the original glassine wrapper (largely complete but torn.) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: finecopy Ltd PBFA]
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        THE FIFTH ARMY

      LONDON: HODDER & STOUGHTON, 1931 SIGNED Copy.Navy Blue Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine and 5th Army Red fox to front cover and spine, repeated on the dust Jacket, xiv+ 355pp. Frontis portrait of author + all maps as listed. First hand account of the Fifth Army in the Western Front during the Great War.Warm inscription to ---- in recognition of much valued co-operation and signed and dated by the author in ink to front free end paper. VG+/VG+ Book- Offset browning to front end paper. Light foxing to fore edge of book block. Minor shelf wear to bottom edge of boards. Dust Jacket- non price clipped. 15mm tear to head of spine and a couple of other negligible nicks but no notable loss or rubbing. Now in a removable proprietary protective wrapper). An exceptionally clean copy with no notable faults. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover .Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale.

      [Bookseller: booksonlinebrighton]
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        Kjem byt’? (Was soll ich werden?) Mit farbigen Illustrationen von N. (Nisson) Schifrin.

      3. Auflage, o.O. (Moskau) OGIS (Vereinigter Staatsverlag), 1931. - 21:19,2 cm. 20 unpag., durchgehend farbig illustr. S. Vor- und rückseitig farb. gestaltete OBr. Mit Metallklammern geheftet. Der Text für dieses Kinderbuch stammt von Waldimir Majakowski, dem Hauptvertreter des literarischen Futurismus der damaligen Sowjetunion. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: M + R Fricke]
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        The Cult of the Griffon Bruxellois. [With signed postcard by the author]

      

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop]
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        Brehms Tierleben. Allgemeine Kunde des Tierreichs, 4. Auflage, Halbleder-Ausgabe, 13 Bände (seltene Jugendstil-Ausgabe).

      Leipzig, Bibliographisches Institut, 1925- 1931. - Unveränderter Neudruck der vierten, vollständig neubearbeiteten Auflage, hrsg. von Prof. Dr. Otto zur Strassen. Vollständiges Werk in 13 Bänden. Dunkelbraune Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf zwei grünen Rückenschildern sowie reicher goldgeprägter Jugendstil-Ornamentik. Deckelbezüge in dunkelbraunem Streifendekor. Marmorierte Vorsätze. Format: 26 x 19. Im Gesamtumfang von ca. 8.000 Seiten. Enthalten sind 3231 Schwarz-Weiß-Abbildungen im Text und auf 364 Tafeln, ferner 279 Tafeln im Farbendruck, darunter Chromo-Lithographien, sowie 13 Karten über die Verbreitungsgebiete der Tiere. Bd. 1: Niedere Tiere. Bd. 2: Vierfüßler, Insekten und Spinnenkerfe. Bd. 3: Fische. Bd. 4: Lurche und Kriechtiere I. Bd. 5: Lurche und Kriechtiere II. Bd. 6: Vögel I. Bd. 7: Vögel II. Bd. 8: Vögel III. Bd. 9: Vögel IV. Bd. 10: Säugetiere I. Bd. 11: Säugetiere II. Bd. 12: Säugetiere III. Bd. 13: Säugetieren IV. Alle Bände mit ausgiebigem Sach- und Namensregister. Es gibt diese 4. Auflage in drei unterschiedlichen Halbleder-Ausgaben sowie mehreren Ganzleinen-Ausgaben. Die hier angebotene Jugendstil-Ausgabe ist die seltenste - und schönste - Variante. Bände im Leder sehr frisch, nicht berieben, Ecken kaum bestoßen; die Rückenschilder gleichmäßig etwas aufgehellt; die glatten Deckelbezüge partiell mit kleineren Bereibungen. Bei vier Bänden wurden die Deckelbezüge erneuert; da wir ein Bezugspapier fanden, das im Design mit den Originalbezügen nahezu identisch ist, ist dies tadellos gelungen und nicht auffällig. Innen frisches Exemplar; Seiten sauber und fleckenfrei; einliegende Seidenhemdchen größtenteils noch vorhanden. In toto sehr gutes, wenig benutztes Exemplar dieser seltenen Jugendstil-Ausgabe in Halbleder. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

      [Bookseller: Das Konversations-Lexikon]
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        A History of the External Trade of China 1834 - 81 Together with a Synopsis of the External Trade of China 1882 - 1931 Being an Introduction to the Customs Decennial Reports 1922 - 1931

      Customs Statistical Department, Shanghai 1931 - First printing. V, 193 pp., many tables, oversize format, about 9 X 11 inches, in green cloth and half-leather binding, gilt titles. PRESENTATION COPY from the author to a distinguished Economics professor, scholar and author, with the author's inscription on the front free endpaper. Contents are Nearly Fine with no significant flaws. Covers are bright and fresh with no fading to soiling. Hinges are firm and intact. Slight splitting to leather spine at ends, but no significant. A superb copy of this rare item. Acquired as part of the inscribees collection. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Inno Dubelaar Books]
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        The World Crisis: The Eastern Front

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1931. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is a superior copy of the sixth and final book of Churchill's acclaimed history of the First World War, essential to filling a full set of British first editions. Scarcity owes to the fact that the first printing was just 5150 copies, as opposed to 7500 for the British first edition of each of the preceding five books. Consequently these are rarely offered outside of sets. In proposing the book to his publisher, Churchill wrote: "In the previous volumes of the World Crisis I have described only in a few pages the course of events in the Eastern theatre. They have merely been the background of our main drama of the war. But now I think I might write a volume called 'The Eastern Front', which would be separate from but supplementary to our five volume history." Here is the first British edition, first printing, a near fine copy, suitable for anchoring a premium first edition set. The blue cloth binding is notably square and tight with nicely rounded spine, sharp corners, and only trivial wear to extremities. Spine presentation is excellent, the blue undulled and the gilt vivid. The contents retain a crisp feel and the all illustrations and maps are present. The folding maps at p. 98, 142, 156, 250, 256, 308, 324, 338, 346, and 368 are all properly folded; as is common, the p.368 map has a short tear at the blank margin where it attaches to the text block. We find no previous ownership marks. Spotting modest for the edition, primarily confined to the prelims through the final page of the Preface and the page edges. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.2(V).a, Woods/ICS A31(ab), Langworth p.105.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        La Plus Vieille Histoire du Monde...

      Oblong large 8vo. [Paris]: Le Jardin des Modes, [1931]. Oblong large 8vo, 30 pp. (including printed covers) French fold color-printed cloth book with sheared edges and original patterned brocade backstrip. A fine copy. Only edition: "a minor work of art," (Bader, p. 52). The story of creation told in French for children with bold colorful illustrations. Rare in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Die Kunst und die Grundlagen des Fliegenfischens.

      Wien, Deutschösterreichischer Fischerei-Gersellschaft, 1931 - VII, 225 Seiten mit 3 (1 gefalt. und kolor.) Tafeln, zahlr. Textabb. v. Ferry Reinhold und 3 gefalt. Tabellen, Einband etwas berieben, Rücken leicht gebräunt, Besitzervermerk am Titel, die Erklärung der Farbtafeln mit einigen Anstreichungen, Widmung, ansonst guter und sauberer Zustand. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Abschnitte: I. Über die Ausübung der Fliegenfischerei. II. Zur Kunde der natürlichen Fliegen für Angler. III. Anleitung zum Binden künstlicher Fliegen. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 490 Gr.8°, Leinen- Hardcover/Pappeinband [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Deinbacher]
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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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE GIL-ARTGIL SARL]
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        These Thirteen

      New York: Cape & Smith, 1931 - First Edition. One of 299 numbered and signed copies. Very nearly a fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Vol de nuit

      First edition, review copy.Signed autograph of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry to Mr. Bouchetas.Preface by André Gide, nice copy. Nrf Paris 1931 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        ALASKA BLUE FOX COMPANY

      Bushy Island, AK, 1931. All housed in a small commercial 'Snapshot' ablum. Album well worn, with a some mounting leaves detached. Clippings yellowed, but quite readable. Photographs generally clear & sharp. Overall, a Good album with VG contents.. 22 leaves of black 'mounting stock' paper. 38 b/w silver gelatin photographs [most captioned, ~ 2-3/4" x 4-5/8"], 19 clippings related to the company, as well as the Blue Fox industry & 5 half-tone images of foxes, et al. Album: 4-5/8" x 5-5/8" This interesting documentary & promotional photo album which provides an invaluable historical look at a very successful fox farming venture on Bushy Island, in the Southeast Alaska Islands. Following World War I, there was a quick rise in fur prices offering an entrepreneurial opportunity seized by Charles Kletsch, Clarence C. Brown, and others who organized the Alaska Blue Fox Company in July 1922 and leased Bushy Island in the Tongass National Forest off the coast of Alaska, stocking the island with 20 breeding pairs of foxes. At the time, fox farming operations were encouraged by the U.S. Government on Alaska Islands because the animals could run free, and they were believed to produce better pelts than cage-raised animals. The Blue Fox was especially popular in Alaska as they adapted well to the secluded islands, thrived on the cheap castoff foods of salmon & fish scraps from local Alaskan canneries, though also preying on wild birds and their eggs. The Forest Service leased the islands for as little as $ 25.00 a year, and pelts could be sold for up to $ 450.00 apiece during the 1920s. Kletsch was a successful Cowlitz County, Washington dairy farmer who sold a large 500 acre tract to the Long-Bell Lumber Company in 1921 for close to $100,000 which was then developed for the Paper Mills and Company Town of Longview, WA (centered on present day site of Lake Sacajawea). Later, after selling the land, he operated the Alaska Blue Fox Co., and speculated on real estate before losing all his money in the Great Depression. Clarence C. Brown (b. 1868) was a real estate speculator, consulting engineer, and salesman based in Vancouver, Washington, who collaborated with Kletsch in a number of businesses before also suffering a Great Depression bankruptcy. The clippings and photos detail how Bushy Island was reached by boat from Wrangell Island, the construction of a large house, store house, and sheds for supplies and pelts. Photos show the house which had running water, a hot water tank, a view of the Company Bay, the foxes running around on the island, the company’s boat The Kermath, and photos of the farmers holding bundles of pelts, as well as pelts hanging outside the sheds. The Company flourished until the Great Depression, when the prices of furs plummeted, and destroyed the very lucrative, albeit fledgling industry. A nice primary source for this one-time thriving PNW business.

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        LA PLUS VIELLE HISTOIRE DU MONDE

      - (FRANCOISE)illus. LA PLUS VIELLE HISTOIRE DU MONDE. Paris: Jardin des Modes nd [1931]. Oblong 4to, (10 x 8 1/4"), accordion-style folded linen pages, slight cover soil, and faint stain on inner corner of 2 pages else near Fine. One of the first BATIK printed books (using vegetable dyes) this features Francoise's charming, primitive style color illustrations on every page. Quite scarce and certainly ususual. Bader (p.52) calls this book "a minor work of art" and adds that Francoise's sense of space and composition is strongest in this book. (pictured on page 53).

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        DAWN: A HISTORY OF MYSELF

      Horace Liveright, Inc. (1931), New York - 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. Some sunning to the spine which has minor wear at the head. Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE CHIMES

      Limited Editions Club, London 1931 - Quarto (7-3/4" x 11-1/2") bound in decorated buckram with gilt highlights; 166 pages. Designed and printed by George Jones. Copy #397 of 1500 illustrated with six full-page black and white illustrations and fourteen smaller black and white drawings throughout the text by Arthur Rackham. SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. Spine a bit darkened, as usual, but gilt bright. Near Fine, lacking the slipcase [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Uaxactun, Guatemala. Group E - 1926-1931. Part I: The Excavations by Oliver G. Ricketson, Jr. Part II: The Artifacts by Edith Bayles Ricketson. Appendices by Monroe Amsden, A. Ledyard Smith, H. E. D. Pollock

      Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington 1931 - EA, 4°, Lwd. m. Goldprägung, XIII, 313 u. 88 TafelS. u. beigelegtes Kartenmaterial - kleiner Fleack auf dem vorderen Buchblock, sonst gutes Exemplar / First edition, little stain on frontside of textblock. Good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HISTÓRIA DA COMPANHIA DE JESUS NA ASSISTÊNCIA DE PORTUGAL.

      - Por? Porto. 1931-1950. 4 tomos em 7 vols. De 25x17cm. Brochados. Tômo I ? A Fundação da Província Portuguesa 1540-1560. Volume I ? Origens, Formação, Ministérios. Pôrto. 1931. Com xcv-715 pags. Ilustrado com fotogravura do Padre Simão Rodrigues. Volume II - Tribulação, Colégios, Missões. Pôrto. 1931. Com 665 pags. Ilustrado com fotogravura do D. João III Rei de Portugal. Tômo II ? Acção crescente da Província Portuguesa 1560 ? 1615. : Volume I ? Expansão, Vida interna, Ministérios. Pôrto. 1938. Com xxxii, 610 pags. Ilustrado com fotogravura do Cardial-Rei D. Henrique Bemfeitor insigne da Companhia de Jesus. Volume II ? Nas Letras, Na Côrte, Além-mar. Pôrto. 1938. Com 651 pags. Ilustrado com fotogravura de D. Sebastião, Rei de Portugal e do Doutor Luís de Molina. Tômo III ? A Província Portuguesa no Século XVIII 1615 ? 1700. : Volume I ? Nos Colégios, Nas Ciências e Letras, Na Côrte. Pôrto. 1944. Com xxvi, 592 pags. Ilustrado com fotogravura do P. Baltasar Teles, S. J. Historiador, Filósofo, Orador. Volume II ? Lutas na Metrópole, Apostolado nas Conquistas. Pôrto. 1944. Com xxii, 487 pags. Ilustrado com fotogravura do P. Francisco de Mendoça, S. J. Escritor clássico, Orador, Escriturário. Tômo IV ? A Província Portuguesa no século XVIII 1700 ? 1760. : Volume I ? Virtude, Letras, Ciências. Pôrto. 1950. Com xxi, 572 pags. Ilustrado com fotogravura do D. João Location/localizacao: 8-12-D-9

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        Les Ballades Du Testament, Les Poésies Diverses & La Repeue Franche De Villon & De Ses Compaignons. Préface De Pierre Champion et 64 Eaux-Fortes De Barta .

      Éditions De La Cigogne, Paris 1931 - 6 h. - 136pp. - 5 h. y 25 láminas. Todo en muy buen papel de hilo. También muy ilustrado en texto. En total 64 aguafuertes originales. Edición total de solo 200 ejemplares. El nuestro de los 20 en papel Montval, conteniendo una "suite" en bistro y otra "suite" en negro, ambas de la totalidad de los grabados en aguafuerte originales. Preciosa encuadernación en muy buena piel muy decorada con mosaico. Muy bonitas guardas con 4 acuarelas originales enmarcadas en piel. Corte superior dorado. Size: 34 x 27 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fables of Aesop according to Sir Roger L'Estrange.

      Paris: Harrison, 1931. One of 20 copies marked "Not For Sale" of a total edition of 615 copies on Auvergne handmade paper and 50 on Spanish rag paper. 50 drawings by Alexander Calder. Printed in 12 pt French Round Face and 9pt italics by Aime Jourde. Pp.vi, 127. 8vo., original cloth backed boards with blue hand made paper printed dust wrappers, edges untrimmed, in the original red board chemise with printed paper spine label, in a later black slipcase with the original label on the upper cover. With the original printed card paper knife inserted loose, but still largely unopened. Some slight darkening to the very edges of the wrapper, otherwise an extremely good copy.

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        Nogaku Ningyo Shu

      Imafuki Tenmado Showa 6 (1931), Kyoto - A richly colored woodcut art book of Imperial Palace dolls and Noh costumes. All paintings of Gosho Ningyo (Gosho Puppets). Rebound by ex-owner with Japanese-style maroon slipcase (only title plate is original). 30 unpaginated original coloured woodblock prints (complete, 40x29cm). Text in Japanese. Slightly stained but overall in a very nice condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      Paris Éditions d'Art Édouard Pelletan 1931 - 4°, 34 (5) S. 1 Bl. Orig.-Karton m. Orig.-Umschlag und Pergaminumleger. Erste Ausgabe.- Eines von 150 (gesamt 225) Exemplaren auf vergé Hollande.- Druck der Holzschnitte von Lahure, der Lithographien von E. Desjobert.- Schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Snow Crystals. (FIRST EDITION.)

      New York: McGraw-Hill, 1931. - FIRST EDITION (stated on title page). ix, 227 pp; plates (containing approx. 2,500 photomicrographs). Original cloth, gilt snowflake on front cover, folio (32 x 25 cm). Ex-library: embossed stamp on title page. Label on spine, clear taped over. Bookplate on front pastedown, pouch on rear pastedown. Else Very Good. 'Wilson Alwyn 'Snowflake' Bentley (February 9, 1865 – December 23, 1931), born in Jericho, Vermont, United States is one of the first known photographers of snowflakes. He perfected a process of catching flakes on black velvet in such a way that their images could be captured before they either melted or sublimed. . . . He first became interested in snow crystals as a teenager on his family farm. He tried to draw what he saw through an old microscope given to him by his mother when he was fifteen. The snowflakes were too complex to record before they melted, so he attached a bellows camera to a compound microscope and, after much experimentation, photographed his first snowflake on January 15, 1885. He would capture over 5,000 images of crystals in his lifetime. Each crystal was caught on a blackboard and transferred rapidly to a microscope slide. Even at subzero temperatures, snowflakes are ephemeral because they sublime. Bentley poetically described snowflakes as 'tiny miracles of beauty' and snow crystals as 'ice flowers.' Despite these poetic descriptions, Bentley brought a highly objective eye to his work, similar to the German photographer Karl Blossfeldt (1865–1932) who photographed seeds, seed pods, and foliage. Bentley's work gained attention in the last few years of the nineteenth century. Harvard Mineralogical Museum acquired some of his photomicrographs. In collaboration with George Henry Perkins, professor of natural history at the University of Vermont, Bentley published an article in which he argued that no two snowflakes were alike. This concept caught the public imagination and he published other articles in magazines, including National Geographic, Nature, Popular Science, and Scientific American. His photographs have been requested by academic institutions worldwide. In 1931 Bentley worked with William J. Humphreys of the U.S. Weather Bureau to publish Snow Crystals, a monograph illustrated with 2,500 photographs' (Wikipedia). Also see Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Snowflake Bentley (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998); John Hannavy, Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography, 1, 2007, p. 149; Fred Moreno, 'Wilson Bentley: The Man Who Studied Snowflakes' (Update, New York Academy of Sciences, June/July/August 2005, pp. 8-9); Wilson Snowflake Bentley – Photographer of Snowflakes (Jericho Historical Society, 2004). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Suspicious Characters

      Brewer, Warren and Putnam, New York 1931 - Lord Peter Wimsey mystery. Chips to jacket. Former owner nameplate to pastedown corner. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Good Earth.

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

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

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

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        Very Good Jeeves Signed PG Wodehouse

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

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        The Waves.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Poems.

      Printed & published by L, & V. Woolf at the Hogarth Press, London. 1931 - First edition, first issue, with the comma after the "L" on the title-page. Small octavo. Unpaginated. One of 350 numbered copies signed by the author. Original patterned paper boards. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Edward Playfair with the author's love. Dec: 12th 1931." The recipient was a fellow Old Etonian and King's College, Cambridge, man.Spine rubbed and faded. Very good copy of a fragile book. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        FLIP THE FROG ANNUAL

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

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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