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        To Whom Else?

      Deyá, Majorca: the Seizin Press,, 1931. Quarto. Original tan quarter cloth, spine lettered in silver, paper sides decoratively printed in silver, black and blue, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. A little rubbed and sunned overall, a very good copy. First and only edition, limited to 200 copies hand-printed on handmade paper and signed and numbered by Graves on the limitation page, this copy number 131. A scarce Graves title dating from his first Majorcan period, during which he lived and worked with American poet Laura Riding: "the quality of Robert's literary work was dramatically improved by Laura's detailed criticisms" (ODNB).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1931 - 1931 Wisden - Original Hardback

      1931. Hi, This lot is an Original 1931 Wisden Hardback. It is ex library but otherwise very nice indeed. This lot is in excellent condition if the library parts are ignored, there is a book plate over the inside page and the odd small stamp throughout. The boards are very nice , odd small mark, very bright gilt to front and spine, inside it is very good apart from the stamps, small weakness to front hinge, nice photoplate and very clean pages. More Photos on request. Payment: Cheque

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        idyll in the Desert

      New York: Random House, 1931. First edition. Original marbled paper covered boards with publisher's printed paper label on cover. #137 of 400 Copies, Signed by Faulkner in colophon. An extremely fine copy in superb custom made maroon cloth folders and matching slipcase with morocco gilt stamped label.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        M (Original Austrian Film Program)

      Berlin: Nero-Film AG, 1931. Original Austrian program for the 1931 German film. Lang's first sound film, Peter Lorre's breakthrough role, and the film Lang considered to be his masterpiece--an assertion that has found much agreement since. The only piece of ephemera from the film we have ever offered. 5.75 x 9 inches, eight pages, single side stitch. Near Fine, with a shallow horizontal crease across the center.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Franz von Sickingen, Dr. H.Ulmann, 1872, HOFBIBLIOTHEK WITTELSBA

      Ulmann Heinrich, 1841-1931 - Franz von Sickingen, Dr. H.Ulmann, 1872, HOFBIBLIOTHEK WITTELSBACH Franz von Sickingen. Nach meistens ungedruckten Quellen (H. Ulmann). S. Hirzel, Leipzig 1872. 8°, 22 x 15 cm., orig. Pappeinbd. . XIV, 410 -gering gebräunt-- Inhalt: 1. Fehde und Reiterleben: Herkunft und Jugend, Im Kampf mit Worms und Lothringen, Im fremden Dienst. Aussöhnung mit dem Kaiser, Erstarkung im Kampf 2. Reformation an Haupt und Gliedern: Im Dienst habsburgischer Kaiserpolitik, Sickingen und Hutten - Beziehungen zur Reformation, Der Feldzug an der Maaß, An der Spitze der Reichsritterschaft. 3. Revolution und Reaction: Sickingens Pläne und Fehde gegen Trier, Maßregeln gegen Verdächtige, Das Reichsregiment und die Parteien, Kampf und Tod. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hammelburger Antiquariat]
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        The Mahdi of Allah, the Story of the Dervish Mohammed Ahmed

      London: Putnam, 1931. First edition. Hardcover. Here is a beautiful, jacketed British first edition of this scarce work bearing a lengthy introduction by Winston Churchill. Mohammed Ahmed was a messianic Islamic leader in central and northern Sudan in the final decades of the 19th century. Claiming that Allah had selected him as the true Mahdi, he found fertile political ground in the inhabitantsÂ’ resentment engendered by the corruption of and oppression by Egyptian rulers who had long dominated the region. Economic and political problems in Egypt further strengthened the Mahdi's hand, enabling the Mahdi's forces and followers to occupy most of the Sudan. In 1883 the Mahdists overwhelmed the Egyptian army of British commander William Hicks, and Great Britain ordered the withdrawal of all Egyptian troops and officials from the Sudan. In 1885, General Gordon famously lost his life in a doomed defence of the capitol, Khartoum, where he had been sent to lead evacuation of Egyptian forces. Though the Mahdi died in 1885, his theocracy continued until 1898, when the British general Kitchener reoccupied the Sudan. A very young Winston Churchill would participate in the decisive battle of Omdurman in September 1898, where the Mahdist forces were decisively defeated. The young war correspondent and British cavalry officer Churchill would write his second published book - The River War - about this British campaign in the Sudan. In The River War, Churchill was unusually sympathetic to the Mahdist forces and critical of imperial cynicism and cruelty - so much so that the 1902 second edition of his book excised much of his politically questionable criticism about Kitchener. In 1931, Churchill wrote a four-page introduction for this book about the Mahdi from - in the words of Churchill - "the Mahdi's point of view". Churchill's broadminded understanding endured three decades after he fought the Mahdi's forces: "It is interesting to know that [the Mahdi's] operations with fire and sword through the Sudan were based on a religious enthusiasm as sincere and philanthropic as that which inspired Saint Dominic or General Booth." This work is translated from the original German and Churchill's introduction appears only in the British and U.S. editions. Interestingly, the British first edition bears a tipped in slip after the copyright page printed in bright red ink disavowing acknowledgement of "the claim of the Dervish Mohammed Ahmed to the sublime title of 'The Mahdi of Allah'" in order "To avoid the possibility of causing offence to Mohammedan readers". Here is the first British edition, only printing, of this work, near fine in a near fine example of the scarce dust jacket. The tan cloth binding is clean, bright, and square with sharp corners, bright gilt, and virtually no wear. The contents are crisp, bright, and tight. No inscriptions. The only flaw noted is spotting substantially confined to the text block edges. The dust jacket is unclipped, clean, and complete with excellent shelf presentation - quite scarce thus given that the jacket for this edition is both thin and brittle. Minor wrinkling, short closed tears, and light wear is confined to extremities. The jacket spine shows only barely discernible toning, with the red print remaining clear and unfaded. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen B47.1, Woods B17.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        "Outlines of Chinese symbolism. An alphabetical compendium of antique legends and beliefs, as reflected in the manners and customs of the Chinese"

      Peiping: printed at the Customs College Press. 1931. "A limited edition of 250 signed copies, with 200 illustrations in the Chinese style,consisting of stone lithographs, wood-cuts, photogravures, colour plates, and hand-coloured prints. 4to, [4] p.l., xxv, 423, [1] leaves printed on the rectos only; folding table, numerous illustrations throughout, on plates and in the text (18 hand-colored); slight dampstaining on spine, otherwise a near fine, sound, and clean copy in original blue printed paper-covered boards."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1931 - 1931 Original Hardback Wisden

      1931. Hi, This lot is a 1931 Original Hardback Wisden in very good Condition, This Wisden is a very nice book, especially for the year as the 1931 is a very large book, the hinges tend to give way but this is not the case in this book. The gilt to the front is very bright, the boards are very clean with only the odd small mark to the front and rear. The spine cloth has some wear to the base,not sure how to explain it but looks rubbed, not off putting though. The hinges are both excellent and springy and the inside of the book is very presentable without restoration. The page block at the top of the book is dark and the board corners are inturned slightly. Excellent photoplate. A Very Good 1931.

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        The Print Collectors Quarterly. 1922-1935

      J. M. Dent and Son., London. 1931 - 30 bound volumes covering the years 1922 Volume 8- Volume 22 1935. with another two quarterly parts in wrappers Jan-April 1936 (half year). Mottled grey cloth boards, uniform. gilt titles on the spines, contents printed on art gloss paper. many photo examples of the art and printmakers discussed. This run begins at Volume 8 part 1+2 and the last hardback is July-October 1935 with the 2 soft covers magazine parts for the early 1936 period. Consecutive run of this subscribers magazine in excellent condition. Small octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Page and Turner]
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        Seven Short Stories by Walter de la Mare.

      London: Faber & Faber, 1931. Pochoir illustrations by John Nash, one of only 170 signed copies. One of 170 copies signed by the author and the artist, this no.47. 8 full page colour pochoir plates and two black and white illustrations by John Nash. Printed on Italian handmade paper. 8vo., original full vellum with image of two ducks by Nash in gilt on upper cover and gilt lettering on spine, top edge gilt, others uncut. Very edge of ffep with a tiny tear, the mildest bowing to the boards as usual, otherwise an extremely handsome and bright copy. John Nash (1893-1977) was the younger brother of Paul Nash. He was a very accomplished and sought after wood engraver and lithographer and was a war artist in both world wars. These line block illustrations coloured through stencils are fine examples of his work.

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        Typed Letter, Signed, to David Garnett].

      London. 2 October 1931. - One page. Quarto. One sheet of CRITERION letterhead. Folded for mailing, a couple tiny smudges, but very good or better. Eliot writes to Garnett in the latter's capacity as partner in the Nonesuch Press, acknowledging receipt of his letter and the enclosed copy of "Hotson's book" - i.e. Leslie Hotson's SHAKESPEARE VERSUS SHALLOW, published 1 October by the Nonesuch Press. He observes: "I know all about Hotson and his previous work, but knew nothing about the subject of the present book until I saw the . [TLS] yesterday. I wish that you had sent me a copy earlier . it is always a rush to get the autumn books reviewed for the December Criterion. But I will certainly try to get a review in though I may have to approach two or three people before I can find a suitable reviewer to do it within the time. I thought by the way that Hotson had already accepted a permanent job at Haverford College ." Signed in ink "T.S. EIiot."

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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      - P. Ferroud 1931. Grand in-4°, demi-maroquin vert bouteille à coins, filets dorés sur les plats, dos à nerfs orné d'un losange central masaïqué rouge et de motif dorés, tête dorée, couverture illustrée en couleurs conservée (reliure de SEPTIER). Traduction de LECONTE DE LISLE. Cette publication, la plus importante de Georges ROCHEGROSSE contient 25 H.T. gravés à l?eau-forte par E. DECISY, 24 bandeaux, 24 culs-de-lampe et 24 lettres ornées, gravées sur bois en de nombreuses couleurs par P. BAUDIER, Ch. CLEMENT, GASPERINI, . GUSMAN. Tirage limité à 501 exemplaires, un des 400 sur vélin d?Arches celui-ci est enrichi d'une des rares suites de 8 H.T. en couleurs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie In-Quarto]
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      New York: Lewis Copeland Company, 1931. Second Revised Edition. Hardcover. Braille at the top of the front endpaper, possibly a previous owner's name. Light edgewear. Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper. An anthology of tributes to Keller by Robert Frost, Clarence Darrow, James Weldon Johnson, W. E. B. DuBois, Witter Bynner, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Rabindranath Tagore, and many others. SIGNED on the front endpaper in pencil, as always: "Cordially/Helen Keller."

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        She Wanted a Millionaire (Original screenplay for the 1932 film)

      Los Angeles: Fox Film Corporation, 1931. Script for the 1932 pre-code film, "She Wanted a Millionaire," directed by John G. Blystone, based on a story by Sonya Levien, written for the screen by William Anthony McGuire, and starring Spencer Tracy and Joan Bennett. A drama featuring early performances by Bennett and Tracy, this film tells the story of the extreme hazards of marrying for money. Bennett begins as a poor girl from Missouri, the daughter of a railway brakeman. Spencer Tracy works for the same railway line as an engine driver, who loves Bennett but knows he can't afford her. Bennett eventually works her way into the arms of a wealthy man (James Kirkwood), who turns out not only to be the "wrong man," but is patently insane, demonstrating his husbandly villainy in full-on pre-code fashion. Meanwhile, Spencer Tracy waits in the wings. Green studio wrappers, dated 7-2-31, with holograph penciled notation at the top right corner indicating that this a file copy for the studio's New York office. Credits on the front wrapper for story writer Levien and screenwriter McGuire. Title page present, with credits for McGuire, Levien, cameraman John Seitz, director Blystone, and others. 103 leaves, mimeograph, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good or better, with yapped edges and a several small closed tears, bound with three gold brads. In a custom quater leather clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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      Tarzana, California: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers,. [1931]. original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange.. 1931 Christmas gift inscription and tiny inked date (?) "9-83" on the. front free endpaper. Page edges lightly tanned, else a fine copy in. fine pictorial dust jacket. A superior copy of this book. (#151487). First edition. Fifteenth Tarzan book (sixteenth if THE ETERNAL LOVER is counted) and the first book to be published by Burroughs himself. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 329. Teitler 203. Bleiler (1978), p. 36. Reginald 02332. Heins TL-1.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Lazy Bear Smith

      New York, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.,, 1931. Octavo. Original green boards, ilustration and titles to front board and spine in yellow, top edge yellow. With the dust jacket. Illustrated by George Shanks. Spine bumped, small bookseller's label to back pastedown, yellow dust jacket dusty, chipped to edges, sellotape repair to verso of tear to front panel, price clipped. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Hilltop- Limited Edition Print from The Colophon, A Book Collector's Quarterly Part 5

      New York: Pynson Printers, March, 1931. Original limited edition print by David Milne titled Hilltop. It is a drypoint print done in two colors. The print measure 6.75" x 5" and is in fine condition. It is pencil signed "David B Milne" just below the print. Despite the size of the edition 3000 copies this remains one of the hardest issues to find because of the Milne print. Some of the articles in the issue include: "Post Bellum - Pre Harlem" by Charles W. Chesnutt and several beautiful designs by Charles E. Bracker, "The Way to Wealth for Indigent Bookmen" by Pierce Butler, "The Early Adventures of 'Sister Carrie'" by Theodore Dreiser, "A Note on Collecting Prospectuses" by Paul Johnston, and a great article done by the Lakeside Press in Chicago titled "The Work in Book Illustration of Rudolph Ruzicka" written by William Kittredge and includes several wonderful examples of Ruzicka's work. The issue itself is in close to near fine condition with some very slight soiling to the boards. Includes some original ephemera. A great copy of this uncommon issue.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        La envenenada

      Sin pie editorial, Florida, Uruguay 1931 - Autor: (Uruguay, 1902-1964) 30 págs. 16.5 x 11.8 cm. Castellano Holandesa, moderna. Uruguay - Cuentos - Muy raro. 96 gramos [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: FACTORIA EDICIONES S de RL de CV]
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      ULISES, MADRID 1931 - 1931, 171 pp+14 hojas (Catálogo editorial con algunas hojas sin desbarbar, colofón (2 hojas) y 2 últimas en blanco), 19x13, encuadernación en rústica original, falta la contraportada, señales en portada de celo, sin lomera, en buen estado el interior, primera edición, cortes sin guillotinar. Poesía. Generación del 27. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: EL ACCIPIES]
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        Pêcheurs de perles

      Albin Michel 1931 - - Albin Michel, Paris 1931, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale imprimée sur alfa. Précieux envoi autographe signé d'Albert Londres à son ami Henri Béraud : "A Henri Henri Béraud Albert Albert Londres." Dos légèrement insolé, petites rousseurs claires en marges des plats. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée sur Alfa paper. Précieux envoi autographe signé d'Albert Londres à son ami Henri Béraud : "A Henri Henri Béraud Albert Albert Londres." spine légèrement insolé, petites rousseurs claires en marges des plats. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        On the Frontier and Beyond: A Record of Thirty Years' Service. [Together with hand written letters to and from Allan Uggla]. London, John Murray, 1931.

      1931 1931 - Pp. xii, 355, (3). With one map and 22 illustrations made from photographs. Publisher's blue cloth. Copy of Allan Uggla with his signature and bookplate (Ida and Allan Uggla). With some annotations in pencil by Allan Uggla. First edition. O'Connor spent thirty years in the service under the Government of India. After a few years in India he served in Tibet (was the first military attaché to Lhasa), and later on in Persia and Nepal. Enclosed to this work: 1. Letter to Allan Uggla from Sven Hedin dated 1922; 2. Letter from Ida to Allan Uggla dated Karakorum 1914; 3. The newspaper "Fars" in Persian dated 1914 with a poem by al-Molk (about the Swedes and Allan Uggla); 4. Postcard adressed to A. Uggla in Shiraz; 5. Letter in French to Ida Uggla (appeal for help of a person being in prison); 6. Thank you letter from Alf Åberg to Claes Uggla. Captain Allan Uggla was in charge of the Swedish gendarmerie in Persia. According to O'Connor: "Captain Uggla, who took over the command during the summer in 1913 made an admirable Commandant - tactful, suave, a good linguist, and a good organiser. He was the man for this difficult post." (pp. 200-01). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (ILAB)]
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        Gaming Lady

      Farrar & Rinehart, NY 1931 - His first book, a novel, quite, quite rare, by the author who was more known for his prolific non fiction writing, particularly biographies. Brodarted DJ good, note chips t/b spine, scuffs, wear to corners, and light "good" penciled on fnt however the Bertsch artwork is colorful and quite appealing. Book is g/vg, wear to mustard covers, "good lightly penciled on fnt cvr, otherwise vg, strong binding, uncracked hinges, clean pages, less a bookseller's stamp to final page. WC shows 7 copies, NYPL, Brit Library, Oxford, quite a rare book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Valhalla Booksellers]
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      Devambez 1931 - HUYSMANS Joris-Karl. MARTHE. Paris, Editions d'art Devambez, 1931. Grand in-4 (33,5 x 25,5), II, 125 [2)] pp., en feuilles, sous couverture crème rempliée et imprimée, chemise et étui de l'éditeur. Edition illustrée de 29 eaux fortes originales d¿Auguste Brouet (9 planches hors texte dont le frontispice et 20 compositions dans le texte). Un des XX ex. H.C. sur vélin 600 ¿ [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Dutel]
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        John Mistletoe.

      New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc,, 1931. Octavo. Original pale green cloth, gilt lettered spine on black labels. With the dust jacket. Discreet book label of Morley Kennerley. Binding a little shaken, tape marks to inside of jacket flaps. A very good copy. First US edition, first printing (published simultaneously by Faber in London) of Morley's autobiographical novel. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Morley Kennerley and Lagonda with love from Kit". The recipient, Morley Kennerley (1878-1950) was an American auctioneer, publisher, bibliophile, and a board member of Faber & Faber (a collection of his correspondence is held at Yale). Also loosely inserted are six postcards, a photograph of Kennerley's wife sitting in their Lagonda (with dogs) and inscribed "1932 on the way down from Scotland"), two flyers for the book issued by Faber, envelope containing a Christmas card from the Morleys, envelope containing inscribed galley proofs for a section of the book ("Sat. Rev. 11-22_1/ John Mistletoe, XVII"), and a chatty and affectionate autograph letter signed (with envelope) dated 3 December 1930 from Morley to Kennerley enclosing a reproduction sketch portrait of Shakespeare, discussing work ("bollocking along with trying to write some Mistletoe... Writing books is bloody work; it gets one very morbid!"), mentioning the "incomparably dainty sense of humour" of Robert Louis Stevenson (describing The Wrong Box as "the most amusing book in the English language"), and noting the publication of Thunder on the Left in German.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Game Survey of the North Central States

      Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute, 1931. First edition. Hardcover. Used: Good. Green cloth with black corners and spine. Damp wrinkle and shelf wear. Much information on the Bobwhite, Prairie Chicken, and other game birds. Aldo Leopold's first book. Inscribed and signed by Aldo Leopold on ffep to Dr. E.E. Speaker (Speaker was active in early conservation efforts in Iowa). A rare, signed association copy.

      [Bookseller: Buteo Books]
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        Zwei Italienerinnen, Fruchtkörbe auf dem Kopf tragend und eine Treppe hinabsteigend.

      - Bleistift auf Maschinenbütten, rechts unten monogrammiert und datiert „EDK 1931". 28,5 x 22,5 cm. 1912/14 war Kinzinger Meisterschüler Adolf Hölzels, 1919 Mitbegründer der Uecht-Gruppe. Die „Schule für bildende Künste Hans Hofmann München" leitete er von 1930 – 33, lebte 1934 in Paris und siedelte anschließend in die USA über, wo er als Maler und Lehrer tätig war.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        La nuova architettura. 270 riproduzioni, 40 tavola a colori, 14 scritti originali di Sant'Elia, Marinetti, Sartoris, Prampolini, Fillia, Vedres, Le Corbusier, Gropius, Lurçat, Ginsburger, Von der Mühll, Diulgheroff.

      Unione tipografico editrice Torinese., Torino. 1931 - Torino. Unione tipografico editrice Torinese. 1931. 32x24 cm. 264 S., 10 S., 1 w. Bl. Originalhalbleinwandband mit illustriertem Überzugspapier in Schwarz/Rot auf Silber. Erste Ausgabe. - Die Tafeln auf leicht getöntem Papier. - In folgende Kapitel eingeteilt: Urbanesimo - Costruzioni monumentali - Chiese - Edifici pubblic - Costruzioni industriali - Ville e case - Case popolari economiche - Padiglioni - Giardini. - Kanten ewas berieben. Überzugspapier stellenweise abgesplittert. Vorsatz etwas gebräunt und leicht fleckig. Stempel auf Vorsatz und Titelblatt. - Sonst innen sauber. Sprache: Italienisch Originalhalbleinwandband mit illustriertem Überzugspapier in Schwarz/Rot auf Silber. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Las luchas fratricidas de Espana (10 vols. en 7 tomos OBRA COMPLETA)

      Espasa Calpe. 1931-1940 Madrid. 19 cm. 10 vols. en 7 tomos. Encuadernacion en tapa dura artesanal en tela, lomo en piel con nervios y decorado. Por Alfonso Danvila. Contiene: 1. El testamento de Carlos II ; 2. La Saboyana: fragmentos de las memorias de Adelaida de Vaureal, condesa de Crevecoeur. ; 3. Austrias y Borbones ; 4. El primer Carlos III. ; 5. Almansa ; 6. La princesa de los Ursinos. ; 7. El archiduque en Madrid. ; 8. El Congreso de Utrecht. ; 9. El triunfo de las lises. ; 10. Aun hay Pirineos .. Cubierta deslucida. Sello de biblioteca. Firma del anterior propietario. (=542534=) Ver imagen

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        Légendes du Pays Basque d'après la tradition .

      1931. Ed. Librairie Delagrave. 1931 - Imp. Librairie Delagrave. París. . 1 Vol. . 158 pp. + índice. Folio Menor. Plena Piel. Bibliografía / Bibliofilia (Bibliofilia general), Idiomas (Euskera), Idiomas (Francés), Vasco-Navarro (General) . Bellísima edición de las leyendas del País Vasco, ilustrada por Tillac. Auténtico monumento a la bibliofilia vasca. Encuadernado en plena piel con nervios y dorados en lomera. Buen estado. Basque Legends .

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      Dunellen, NJ and New York: New Metropolitan Fiction, Inc. / McFadden, 1931. Dunellen, NJ and New York: New Metropolitan Fiction, Inc. / MacFadden, 1931. Six quarto issues bound into one volume (29.5cm); illustrated wrappers; 120; 136; 128; 120; 120; 112pp; illus. Minute loss to base of spines, light wear to extremities, with several short tears and creases to same; faint, shallow moisture staining to rear wrapper edges and margins of several issues, else complete and clean throughout; Very Good+ or better. The original six-part serialization (January-June, 1931) of what would become Robert E. Burns' novel I Am A Fugitive From A Georgia Chain Gang, published by the Vanguard Press in 1932. A slightly fictionalized but largely autobiographical account, written while in hiding, of the author's adventures with the Georgia penal system, beginning with his arrest for stealing $5.80 from an Atlanta grocer in 1922. By his own admission, the author sent his story to True Detective Mysteries through an indirect and secret channel while hiding out from the law. At a side-by-side comparison with the finished text of the novel, the serialized version shows textual variations in certain portions. The six issues notably include dozens of photographic illustrations throughout the text, prominently featuring Burns in civilian, military, and prison garb, photos of his family, facsimiles of numerous letters written on his behalf, and stark portrayals of prisoners on the chain gang. Burns's intent was to expose the brutality and corruption of the chain gang system, and he succeeded; the book created an instant furor upon publication and became a bestseller for Vanguard. It served as the basis for the Mervyn LeRoy film released later the same year, starring Paul Muni in the role of Burns. The film heralded a new genre - the prison drama - and won three Oscars including a Best Actor Award for Muni. While copies of the novel in dustjacket are notably scarce, the complete serial in its original state is nearly unobtainable. A primary source and rare, with nothing comparable available in the trade (2016) and OCLC showing 8 American institutions with any issues of this publication.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        Stray Shots

      1931 - CLARK, Roland Hanmer. Stray Shots. New York: Derrydale Press, 1931. Octavo, original black cloth gilt, beveled edges, uncut. $2500.Limited private-press first edition, one of only 535 copies, of Clark’s first book of hunting reminiscences, with 13 wonderful dry-point etchings of game fowl by him.“From his boyhood days, Roland Clark’s lifelong passion was game birds, especially waterfowl. His illustrations of birds in their natural environment are astonishingly lifelike, even in his very early sketches. He was an ardent hunter and his art depicts game birds as the hunter actually saw them. So it is not suprising that hunters are his most ardent admirers” (Clark). “It has been said that he was often torn between shooting or sketching a bird, and as a result in a moment of indecision sometimes would lose both the bird and the drawing” (Russell Fink). Another avid sportsman, Eugene Connett, after studying the typography of Daniel Berkeley Updike, founded the famed Derrydale Press, with the intent “to reprint the very scarce early American books on sport which had become so rare that some of them would never be seen outside of a few private collections… and to produce a group of books on contemporary American sport which, because of their beauty, would be preserved.” Stray Shots, Clark’s first collection of hunting essays, “has become one of the most valued sporting books of all time” (Clark). Owner signature of renowned animal breeder Pansy Ireland, mistress of Georgia’s famed hunting lodge Pebble Hill, touted by Harper’s Magazine as “the best winter resort on three continents.”A fine copy, with distinguished provenance. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Beginnings of Printing in Utah, with a Bibliography of the Issues of the Utah Press, 1849-1860.

      Chicago, IL: John Calhoun Club, 1931. #97/160. Hardcover. Near fine. 91pp. Octavo [24.5 cm] in decorative boards over brown cloth gilt-stamped spine, deckle edges, in decorative board slipcase. Includes clear plastic wrapper. Slight rubbing to spine at tips, light rubbing to slipcase at extremities, else Fine. Original printing of this very hard to find work, hand-numbered 97 of 160 on limitation page.

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      New York: Philip Van Doren Stern. Very Good+. 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. This text was issued to accompany a suit of ten original lithographs by Ben Shahn limited to 212 portfolios of which this is 53. Complete set of 10 unsigned lithographs printed In sepia, with accompanying booklet by Philip van Doren Stern (on rear cover). Lithographs based on the Thomas De Quincey work, Levana. All 10 lithographs and booklet are in VG+ condition. Folder somewhat worn. Rubbed spine ends & front corners. Spine has some cloth tears. Pair of cloth tears are torn. Art, Roman Goddess; Lighograph Drawings ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 10 pages .

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      Indianapolis, 1931. Original blue cloth, gilt. Corners lightly worn, spine a bit sunned. Presentation inscription on front fly leaf. Very good. Biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt, inscribed by him to his children: "For my very dear children, James & Betsy, from their devoted Pa. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Christmas 1931." A wonderful association.

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        Monuments Turcs d'Anatolie. Tome premier. Kayseri - Nigde.

      P., De Boccard 1931 - In-folio, cartonnage éditeur, VII- 166 pp. 103 fig. dans le texte, 56 planches hors-texte. Cartonnage fané, int. frais. Le second volume, publié en 1934, porte sur Amasya, Tokat & Sivas. in-folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Tarzana, California: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers,. [1931]. original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange.. Some ghosting on endpapers from jacket flaps, early owner's signature. in ink and his initials and address lightly rubber-stamped on the. front free endpaper, a nearly fine copy in fine pictorial dust. jacket. A very nice copy. (#151441). First edition. Fifteenth Tarzan book (sixteenth if THE ETERNAL LOVER is counted) and the first book to be published by Burroughs himself. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 329. Teitler 203. Bleiler (1978), p. 36. Reginald 02332. Heins TL-1.

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        The Waves

      Harcourt, Brace , 1931. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/NDJ . "One of WoolfÕs most experimental novels, 'The Waves' presents six characters in monologue - from morning until night, from childhood into old age - against a background of the sea. The result is a glorious chorus of voices that exists not to remark on the passing of events but to celebrate the connection between its various individual parts." [Pub. Info] 1ST US EDITION.

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        L'Exil dans l'Enfer. Le camp de la transportation à St. Laurent du Maroni (à l'époque du "Bagne").

      1931 ca 1931 - Manuscrit in-4 en feuilles (17 x 22 cm) de (4)-235 pp. sur papier quadrillé à l'encre noire, avec 23 vignettes contrecollées et plans légendés à la plume ou au lavis de gris, premier plat de couverture illustré en couleurs, boîte plein chagrin rouge. Manuscrit inédit sur le bagne de Guyane : c'est le deuxième titre révélé du surveillant Henri Berryer (1894- ?), après la découverte du manuscrit Sept mois au bagne (collection privée), « à ce jour le seul témoignage de personnel pénitentiaire rédigé dans l?Entre deux-guerres » (Marc Renneville). « Engagé en 1919 dans l?armée coloniale, Berryer a été affecté l?année suivante en Indochine au 2e régiment d?infanterie. Employé comme dessinateur au service géographique, il effectue plusieurs missions à Hanoï, Haiphong et au Cambodge. Ces affectations sont marquées par des hospitalisations pour dysenterie. En 1923, il sollicite un congé sans solde d?un an et se marie avec une métisse indochinoise. Libéré du service actif en août 1924, Berryer est un temps infirmier-major au service de la population locale et travaille ensuite comme civil dans divers emplois, notamment comme géomètre opérateur pour la prospection de gisements de charbons, dans la baie d?Ha-Long. Atteint de paludisme, Berryer souffre également d?une consommation d?opium, dont il est difficile de dire si elle est épisodique ou chronique. Alors qu?il envisage un retour en France pour se soigner, il est nommé surveillant militaire en Guyane. Après un séjour escale de moins d?un mois en France, Berryer débarque en Guyane le 22 juillet 1929 pour rejoindre son poste. Il n?y fera qu?un bref séjour. Sept mois exactement. « Sept mois au bagne » qu?il semble bien avoir vécu comme « sept mois de bagne ». Les relations de Berryer avec la hiérarchie pénitentiaire ne sont pas bonnes. Son surveillant principal le considère comme un élément « antimilitariste et très indiscipliné ». Surtout, Berryer est malade. Il présente des symptômes de « neurasthénie » - suivant la nosologie de l?époque ? qui le rendent incapable d?accomplir normalement son service. Ses antécédents de paludisme et de toxicomanie provoquent son admission, le 8 décembre 1929, à l?hôpital des îles du Salut (île Royale). Le 30 janvier 1930, il est transféré à l?hôpital de Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni. Fin février 1930, Berryer obtient un congé de convalescence de trois mois. Le 8 mars 1930, il quitte Saint-Laurent avec sa femme sur le courrier Biskra. Il embarque peu après sur le paquebot Macoris pour atteindre Le Havre, le 28 mars 1930. En juin, son congé de convalescence est prolongé de trois mois. A la fin de l?année 1930, Berryer est licencié de l?administration pénitentiaire pour inaptitude au service colonial. » (Marc Renneville) Il relata dès son retour son expérience de gardien dans un "rapport" extrêment critique (Sept mois au bagne, localisé et daté Nevers, 1931) qui décrit « très exactement ce qu?est le bagne sans prose superflue. C?est tout simplement la vie du surveillant et du condamné telle qu?elle est sous le climat débilitant de la Guyane française » précise-t-il dans son avant-propos. L'Exil dans l'Enfer développe son réquisitoire contre les conditions de vie au bagne à travers l'histoire tragique de « Bernard » un mécanicien ajusteur « condamné à l'issue d'une affaire obscure », son « transport » depuis l'île de Ré, son long séjour à l'infirmerie de l''île Royale, l'espoir de la révision de son procès et sa mort en captivité. Fort de son expérience, Berryer décide d'embarquer ses contemporains pour le bagne où la métropole envoyait et oubliait ses condamnés. Surveillant « qui reste fort critique envers les pratiques de ses collègues », sa compassion va au détenu, et il nous montre les aspects géographiques (les différents lieux et leur emploi), journaliers (Bernard affecté à la corvée chargée du ramassage des noix etc.) et psychologiques de la détention souvent tragique des bagnards. Après le rapport des sept mois au bagne, Berryer enfonce le clou avec une [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        IRZ. Illustrierte Republikanische Zeitung.

      (Bln., J.H.W.Dietz), 1931. - (Hrsg. vom Reichsbanner Schwarz-Rot-Gold). 8. Jahrgang. Nr. 1-52 [= alles Erschienene]. Fol. Hlwdbd. d. Zt. 832 SS. mit sehr zahlr. Fotos und Illustr. Sprache: Deutsch, Erste Ausgabe. - Mit Texten von Josef Maria Frank, Oskar Wöhrle, Bruno Vogel, Walter Meckauer (Fortsetzungsroman), Gerrit Engelke, Kurt Offenburg, Hans Bethge, Emil Lucka und Illustrationen von Karl Holtz, Hans Kossatz, Georg Wilke, Charles Girod u.a. - Eberlein II, 13233. Emig-S. S. 198. Seywald 412. - Vorsatz im Falz verstärkt, leicht gebräunt, waagerechte Knickfalte, vereinzelt Randeinrisse oder leichte Fingerflecke, ein Blatt gerissen, ein Kreuzworträtsel gelöst, insgesamt aber sehr gut erhalten. - Sehr selten. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Az útak éneke. Versek 1925-1930.

      Budapest: Merkur (Munka) 1931 - Quarto 23.5x16 cm., wrappers, 48pp. Cover design by Kassák with photo by Éva Besnyö; Justus (1905-1965) was a poet, social science author and political ideologue. He worked closely with Lajos Kassák and the Munka group during the 1930s, and this work is an early Munka publication, bearing the same cover design standards of Munka. Justus was engaged in political life, later jailed by the Rákosi régime for life and released in 1956. The present work, a collection of poems calling for social vision and remaking of man, made a strong impact in the literary community. Photographer Éva Besnyö, student of József Pécsi, is well known for her work for children’s books later in exile. Rare, early Munka publication: no library copies held outside of Hungary. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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      - RUSSIAN. (MARSHAK & BIBKOVA) VOINA c DNEPROM [THE WAR WITH THE DNEPR (RIVER) by S. Marshak. State Pub. House 1931. Small 4to, pict. wraps, VG+. The story of how the workers "fought" the Dnepr River and conquered it by building a dam. Illustrated with striking and almost surreal blue illustrations in typical constructivist style by G. Bibikova. The full color cover shows a worker holding a jackhammer in the manner of a rifle. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Die Brautnacht: Eine ethnologisch-kulturgeschichtliche u. sexualphysiologische Schilderung ihres Wesens und ihrer Bedeutg ; Eine Morphologie ihrer Erscheinungsformen. Die legitime Erotik: (Band 1);

      Wien, Berlin, Leipzig: Verlag für Kulturforschung; 1931,. 192 S. : mit Abb., zahlr. Taf., 25 cm, Gr.-8°, Leinen, 1931. Goldgepr. orig. Leinwand (ohne Schutzumschlag), 192 Seiten mit zahlreichen, teils ganzseitigen Abbildungen, 8 farbigen Tafeln, 7 Tiefdruckbeilagen und 6 auf Karton montierten s/w-Fotografien im Anhang. Einband berieben und etwas fleckig, Rücken aufgehellt und an Kopf und Fuß berieben und bestoßen, Buchblock locker in den Gelenken und an den Tafeln mehrfach gebrochen, Bindung gelockert, S. 71 bis S. 74 samt Tafel lose, die übrigen Tafeln locker, Seiten gelegentlich etwas braunfleckig. Im Ganzen akzeptables Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        The Good Earth (First Edition)

      New York: John Day, 1931. First Edition. First Edition. First issue with "flees" on page 100, and "John Day Publishing Company" on the copyright page. Lacking the scarce dust jacket. Basis for the 1937 film starring Paul Muni and Luise Rainer, who won an Academy Award for her role, and directed by Sidney Franklin. Buck won the Pulitzer Prize for "The Good Earth" in 1932, and was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938. Some light scuffing and an owner bookplate to the front endpaper, else Near Fine.

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