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        LA TRILOGIE EROTIQUE.

      S.N. 1931 - Grand in-8 ( 285 X 190 mm ) de 134 pages, broché. La TRILOGIE EROTIQUE de Paul VERLAINE ( Amies. - Femmes. - Hombres ). Edition illustrée de quinze compositions originales dessinées par Martin VAN MAËLE et augmentée d'un avant-propos par Le Vidame de Bozégy. 15 ( une en double ) compositions originales fort libres "volantes" hors-texte dessinées par Martin VAN MAËLE et montées sur papier fort. Minimes défauts à la couverture, intérieur et illustrations très purs. Edition au tirage strictement limité à 350 exemplaires réservés aux souscripteurs et non mise dans le commerce, 1 des 325 exemplaires sur Hollande. pornographie erotisme curiosa [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Sanctuary

      Chatto and Windus, London, United Kingdom 1931 - First UK Edition, First Printing. This is a true UK first edition, first printing (first impression) with cloth stamped in Gold to the Spine & four pages of adds to the rear. The date "1931" to the title page to indicate a true first print and no mention of a reprint to the copyright page. Clean pages with light tanning no tears or writing. The boards are clean with no bumping a bit darker to the lower edge. The jacket which is exceptionally uncommon has loss to the corners lower and upper spine. There is a clean closed tear running the length of the spine. Not price clipped with first state price present ( 7s 6d. net) and reviews of his first two books 'Soldiers' Pay' and 'Sound of fury' only to the rear panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Metropolitan Museum: Poeme par Robert Choquette. Avec Bois de Edwin H. Holgate

      Montreal: (Herald Press), 1931, 1931. First edition, number 423 of 450 numbered copies. Fine copy, enclosed in a full morocco chemise also by Lallier.. 4to, full black morocco with off-white morocco onlays on the upper and lower boards cut in the silhouette of a city skyline, spine lettered in black, black morocco doublures, black suede free endpapers, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Pictorial title and eleven woodcut illustrations. Robert Choquette's prize winning poem Metropolitan Museum, illustrated by the Canadian artist Edwin Holgate and handsomely bound, albeit somewhat later, by Monique Lallier. Lallier is an internationally recognized bookbinder and past Director of the American Academy of Bookbinding; Choquette (1905-1991) was a Canadian poet, novelist and playwright; and Holate (1892-1977) was a prominent Montreal artist.

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        The Fox River Valley of Wisconsin 1634 - 1880

      Oshkosh Museum Auxillary.. Copyright 1931.. Color pictographic / pictorial map poster, 26 3/4 x 23 7/8 inches on sheet size 29 x 26 inches. Single pinhole in each corner, a few tears to right edge (outside map area), discolored mended tear to mid upper edge (outside map area), some light creases from rolling; a bright, clean image. An historical map published under the auspices of the Oshkosh Museum, with vignette illustrations of historical events, inhabitants and wildlife of the Fox River Valley of Wisconsin. It is bordered by a chronological series of illustrations of key events that helped shape the region, and a decorative outer border of plants of the area. The scale is approximately 3/4 inch to 5 miles. An uncommon map which WorldCat lists as being held in two libraries in Wisconsin. .

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        The Night Before Christmas. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

      London: George G. Harrap & Co., 1931., 1931. Publisher's deluxe limp vellum with gilt lettering to upper, illustrated endpapers in numbered slipcase. With four mounted colour plates, and many black & white illustrations within the text. A little expected waviness to the vellum, trivial wear to case (often split), label toned. Altogether a beautiful, fine copy with scarce original advertising flyer for this title loosely inserted. DELUXE SIGNED LIMITED EDITION, number 161 of 275 English copies. "A Visit from St. Nicholas" more commonly known as "The Night Before Christmas" is a festive poem described as "arguably the best-known verses ever written by an American" [Burrows and Wallace, Gotham: The History of New York, 1999].

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        India. Speeches and an Introduction.

      London: Thornton Butterworth, Ltd,, 1931. Octavo. Original orange wrappers, spine and covers printed in black. Housed in a red half morocco slipcase by Maltby's of Oxford. Tiny puncture to top left-hand side of front wrapper and first 5 leaves, slight spotting to edges of text block but overall a remarkably bright copy. Excellent. First edition, first impression, wrappered issue (the book was issued simultaneously in hardback). The 1930s are characterized as Churchill's wilderness years, with his unrelenting opposition to Hitler being seen as main cause for his ostracism. However "another, and earlier reason lay in his bitter opposition to Baldwin's India policy Â… Churchill had always hit hard; not for him a round of gentlemanly sparring between friends. His fight to maintain full control of India employed not just the clenched fist but the bludgeon" (Woods, Artillery of Words).

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        HISTOIRE DE LA BIENHEUREUSE RATON, FILLE DE JOIE

      Editeur - PARIS, MORNAY - 1931Illustrations de Chas - Laborde - Aquarelles reproduites en couleurs, sur planches hors texte, bandeaux, culs de lampe et initiales - Tirage à 317 exemplaires, celui - ci numéro 112 sur vélin de Rives - Belle reliure plein maroquin - Doublure cuir sur les contre - plats, couvrant les bords et encadrant un papier de même motif que les gardes couleurs, style toile de Jouy - Tranche supérieure dorée - Couverture illustrée et dos conservés - Sous emboitage carton, bords doublés en cuir - Quelques rousseurs pâles - Bel exemplaire cependant 365 pages, 25 cm, relié

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        Mycerinus. The temples of the third pyramid at Giza.

      Harvard Un. Press 1931 - Rare. Harvard Un. Press, Cambridge, 1931. First edition. Folio, xx & 292 pages, 79 plates. Spine and covers faded. Inside in excellent condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hippold, Erhard. - Fischernetze in Nikolaiken. - "Nikolaiken".

      - Aquarell, auf Büttenkarton, 1931. Von Erhard Hippold. 52,5 x 36,0 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Verso in Bleistift Bezeichnet: "Nikolaiken 31 / E. Hippold". Dazu Nachlass-Stempel des Künstlers. - Originale Reißzwecklöchlein in den Ecken. Farbfrische und kontrastreiche Erscheinung. Insgesamt guter Erhaltungszustand. Erhard Hippold (1909 Wilkau - 1972 Bad Gottleuba). Lehre zum Porzellanmaler. Ab 1926 in der kunstgewerblichen Abteilung der Vereinigten Technischen Schulen in Zwickau, wo sein Talent von dem Maler Hans Christoph entdeckt wird. 1928 Studium an der Kunstgewerbeakademie Dresden bei Carl Rade. 1931 Unterricht bei Ferdinand Dorsch und Max Feldbauer, ab 1932 dessen Meisterschüler. 1933-39 freischaffend, zusätzlich tätig als Korsettzuschneider. 1933 muss er die Akademie aus politischen Grünen verlassen. 1934 Beginn der Künstlerfreundschaft mit Carl Lohse. 1936 Heirat mit Gussy Hippold Ahnert. 1939-45 als Soldat in englischer Kriegsgefangenschaft. Danach wieder freischaffend in Radebeul. 1949 übernahmen Gussy und Erhard Hippold die Miederwarenwerkstatt ihres Vaters im Haus Sorgenfrei im Stadtteil Oberlößnitz. In den 1950er Jahren beschäftigte er sich zunehmend mit Drucktechniken und unternahm Studienreisen an die Nord? und Ostsee und in die Länder des Baltikums.

      [Bookseller: GALERIE HIMMEL]
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        PIRATES IN OZ

      Reilly & Lee 1931 - PIRATES IN OZ, Reilly & Lee, 1931, first edition, first state, fine with all 12 full color plates present in vg/vg+ full color pictorial dw with some modest professional restoration to the dw spine extremities. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY / A.B.A.A / 1979]
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        The Violin-Makers of the Guarneri Family (1626-1762)

      London: William E. HIll & Sons, 1931. Number 175 of 200 deluxe copies. 17 color plates, 21 photogravures. 181, [1], [4, press notices] pp. 4to. Full brown morocco, covers stamped in gilt to stapwork design with crest of the Guarneri family in center. Fine. Number 175 of 200 deluxe copies. 17 color plates, 21 photogravures. 181, [1], [4, press notices] pp. 4to. The deluxe edition of the Hill's study of the Guarneri family of violin makers. A follow-up to their important work on the violins of Stradivarius.

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        Alexanderplatz Berlin: The Story of Franz Biberkopf

      Viking Press, NY 1931 - Very bright, attractive set. Two very shallow chips and two short, closed tears to dustjacket of volume one; very tiny, near-circular chip to front of volume two. Neither is price-clipped. Boards and pages very well-preserved. The one sour note is the slipcase, which is split on one side and stands in need of some loving and/or professional care. Basis for the beloved Fassbinder series that taught the German people how to dispose of unwanted girlfriends. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Neuer Lächerlich-jedoch vernünfftiger, bescheidener und Curioser Narren-Calender / Auf das Jahr 1710. Worinnen von Monat zu Monat ein nach seiner Natur und Eigenschafft entworffener Narr / nach dem jetzigen Stylum der Welt / auf das accurateste beschrieben wird. Eine Invention, welche schon zum Vierdten mahl continuiret und an das Tages-Liecht kommet / auch wegen sowohl beygefügter Nothwendigkeit des Calenders / als lustigen Schreib-Art der Curiosen Welt zur angenehmen Gemüths-Ergötzung dienen kan.

      Freystadt [fingiert], Peter Marteau. 16 x 18,5 cm. Tit. (in Rot- u. Schwarzdr.), 30 Bll. Mit Kalendarium in Rot- und Schwarzdruck u. einigem Holzschnitt-Zierrat. OBrosch. m. Deckelbild in Kupferstich. Rücken m. blauem Papierstreifen verstärkt u. m. altem hs. Titelschildchen. Vorderdeckel m. Wasserfl. u. an 3 Stellen m. unterlegten Randrissen, Rü. etw. berieben, Hinterdeckel wohl später m. altem Papier erneuert u. m. letztem Bl. verklebt (dadurch Leimschatten), Text im Seitenrand etw. braunfleckig, Ecken z. Tl. eselsohrig. Kosch XI, 108; Böck L., Ein Altwiener Narrenkalender (in Zs. f. Bücherfreunde 23 Jg., Hft. 3, 1931, Ss. 41-45). Sehr selten. Einer von (vermutlich) acht erschienenen Jahrgängen des `Narrencalenders`, verfasst und anonym herausgegeben von Johann Valentin Neiner (1679-1748), einem Weltpriester in der Nachfolge von Abraham a Sancta Clara, der sein lebenslanges Vorbild war. N. gab die Schriften seines großen Lehrmeisters heraus, dessen Nachruf er auch 1709 verfasste. Er beschrieb, ähnlich wie dieser in satirisch-volkstümlichen Mahnrufen die Ereignisse seiner Zeit und produzierte neben Kanzelreden auch so genannte Narren-, Moral- und Sittensatiren. - Von den bibliographisch nachgewiesenen acht Jahrgängen dieses Kalenders hat sich nur wenig erhalten. Ludwig Böck konnte seinerzeit nur 3 Jahrgänge auffinden: \"Als Drucker und Verleger ist Peter Marteau in Freystadt (in einem anderen Jahrgang: Cöln) genannt, ein sicheres Zeichen, daß der wahre Druckort noch zu suchen ist. .. Jeder Jahrgang enthält neben derb-satirisch gehaltenen Prognostika auf die vier Jahreszeiten, die, von der bei Moralisten üblichen Übertreibung abgesehenen, sehr schätzbare Beiträge zum Bilde der Zeit liefern, und zu jedem Monat eine Abhandlung über eine Spezies von Narren. .. Zeichnen sich durch die Mannigfaltigkeit der Einfälle, die Kühnheit und den Bilderreichtum der Sprache, die Schlagfertigkeit des Witzes, sowie durch reifes und scharfes Urteil über die menschlichen Laster und Verkehrtheiten aus, und .. auch wertvolle zeitgeschichtliche Züge..\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Narrenliteratur, Satire, Humor, Karikierung, Österreich, 18. Jahrhundert

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        La Plus Vieille Histoire du Monde.

      - [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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Print Collectors Quarterly 1922-1935

      London.: J. M. Dent and Son., 1931. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/Not applicable. 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall. 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

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        Dizionario del Risorgimento nazionale. Volume 1. I Fatti (A - Z). Volume II: Le persone (A - D). Volume III. Le persone (E - Q). Volume IV. Le persone (R - Z)

      Vallardi 1931 - 1937 8° gr., 4 voll., mz. tela edit., con centinaia di ill. in b.n. n.t. e in tavv. f.t. anche a colori. L'edizione è cosi' composta: i "Fatti" (1 vol.), pp. LXXXVII,1141 - Le "Persone" (3 voll.), pp. 970; 964; XI,655. Importante opera di consultazione. Ben conservati

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        O grillo cantado

      All'insegna della Tarasca, Genova 1931 - In 16, pp. 124 + (4) con 1 tavola a colori realizzata da Luciano Lombardo e piccole xilogr. n.t. in rosso. Testo riquadrato entro cornice rossa. Br. ed. Ed. orig. stampata in 500 copie numerate (ns. copia no 346) dell'opera prima di Firpo (1889-1957): l'A. 'porta la poesia dialettale ligure a un tono alto, di raffinata vibrazione lirica.' (Lagorio, Cultura e letteratura ligure del '900Â, p. 20). ITA

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        Les mouches d'automne

      Grasset 1931 - - Grasset, Paris 1931, 11,5x17,5cm, broché. - Deuxième édition parue la même année que l'originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Envoi autographe signé d'Irène Némirovsky à Elie Richard. Dos très légèrement insolé comportant un accroc restauré en tête, exemplaire complet de son prière d'insérer. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Second edition published the same year as the original, review copy. Signed autograph Irene Nemirovsky Elie Richard. Back slightly insolated with a restored tear in mind. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Glass Key

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1931. First. First American edition, preceded by the British edition. Very slight sunning on the boards and a little rubbing at the extremities, but a much nicer than usual very near fine copy lacking the dustwrapper. An attractive and presentable copy of the author's fourth book. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Tailless Batrachians of the Japanese Empire.

      Tokio, Imp. Agricult. Experiment Station, 1931. Erste (1.) englische Ausgabe. Mit 29 (17 farb.) Tafeln, 88 Tabellen, 1 ganzseitigen kolorierten Verbreitungskarte und 97 Textabbildungen, 3 Bll. (Titel, Inhalt, Einleitung), 215 Seiten, 29 nn. Bll. (Tafelerklärungen). 4° (32 x 23,5 cm), güner Orig.-Lwdbd. in Lederoptik mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Adler I, S.108-109. Bedeutendes u. grundlegendes Standardwerk über die Froschlurche Japans (einschließlich Taiwan u. Korea) mit sehr schönen Tafeln. Ein Jahr nach der japanischen Ausgabe erschien die Ausgabe in englischer Sprache in einer sehr kleinen Auflage. Widmungsexemplar mit einem kleinen gedruckten Widmungsblatt und handschriftlicher Signatur des Autor vor dem Titelblatt eingebunden. Außengelenke u. Kapitale leicht - Ecken u. Kanten minimal berieben, hinterer fliegender Vorsatz etwas gebräunt. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Sehr selten ! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        The Complete Plays [and] Prefaces.

      London: Constable and Co. Ltd, 1931–4 - 2 volumes, large octavo. Contemporary green half morocco by Baytun-Riviere, titles to spines gilt, raised bands, green cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Minor marking to fore edges of text blocks. An excellent set. First collected editions, first impressions.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Inland Printer - Bound - 72 issues! 1929 - 1936

      1931 - Here is a complete run of Inland Printer magazines from April 1931 through September 1936. That's 66 consecutive complete issues in 11 bound volumes of this wonderful and important magazine. These are Library Bound and have a Nashville Library stamp scattered throughout. There are a few rare smudges, discoloration is primarily inside the front and back covers with very little if any to the magazine pages themselves. I am also including volume 83 which consists of April-Sept 1929, another 6 months of issues. That's 72 total issues of Inland Printer in 12 bound volumes. NOTE: When binding these magazines, libraries would often NOT include the covers for magazines. The following volumes have all of the covers included; Volume 90 (1932-33), Volume 91 (1933), Volumes 94, 95, 96 & 97 (1934-1936). The remainder of these volumes were bound WITHOUT the covers. Shipping is FREE on these items in the continental USA. These are priced to sell at just over $10 per magazine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        British Sports & Sportsmen: Golf. Athletics. Tennis. Hockey.

      Folio, original publisher's full red morocco, lettered and blocked in gilt. Lavishly illustrated throughout. Spine slightly faded, otherwise an excellent copy. First edition. This compilation of articles on various sports includes Golf: An Historic Survey by T.E. Elias, and A Review of Post-War Golf by G.A. Philpot. The chapter on notable personalities also includes biographies of some golfers including Robert Harris, Cecil Hutchison, and R.H. Wethered.

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        Parallèlement. Vingt-trois eaux-fortes originales de Édouard Chimot.

      Large 4to (c. 330 x 250 mm). Loose and entirely uncut in the original printed wrappers; pp. [4, blank], [2, half-title and limitation], [2, blank], [2, title printed in red and black], 147, [3], 23 full-page etchings with aquatint (some colour-printed or tinted) in the text; spine of wrappers a little rubbed and worn, remnants of contemporary half-calf folder and slipcase; a few leaves with marginal blue ink spots. Privately printed, number XVI of the 23 copies on japon ancien reserved for the artist (total printrun 198 copies), with Chimot's aquatint etchings in the first state, second state printed in sanguine with remarques, the second state with remarques, printed in black, the final state, and one plate in all states (dossier), limitation signed by the artist, a few manuscript notes in the artist's hand on folder of the dossier. This set not only comprises the additional versions of the illustrations but in the dossier complet d'une planche all stages of the plate to Prologue d'un livre, including the copperplate, a first charcoal and bistre study, the pencil drawing for the etching, signed by the artist, an early proof of the etching combined with the text, altogether, apart from the copperplate and the print in the book, 14 different stages of this particular plate. The French artist, book illustrator, printmaker (exclusively etchings) and editor Édouard Chimot (1880-1959) rented a studio in Montmartre, haunted by 'jeunes et jolies femmes,' his models. He began to illustrate texts; however, the First World War interrupted his career. After the War he was able to rent Renoir's old atelier, where he produced etchings alongside decadent literature as well as Henri Barbusse. From 1923 to 1931, as artistic director of Les Éditions d?Art Devambez he oversaw the production of many outstanding illustrated private press books but reserved some texts for his own art as etcher and printmaker, among them this collection of erotic poetry by the symbolist poète maudit Verlaine, which had been published first in 1889 and ever since has tempted book illustrators to publish their art alongside the poems. During the roaring '20s in Paris, Chimot became a central figure of the Jazz age with many connections to artistic and literary circles, including the Surrealist movement. He even embarked on film-making in 1924. Parallèlement is his last French limited edition artistic book production; the Wall Street Crash of 1929 had eliminated the economic basis for such productions for a long time. He later settled in Spain and continued illustrating books.

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        The Christmas Books] MOORE, Clement C. The Night before Christmas. [And:] RUSKIN, John. The King of the Golden River. [And:] ROSSETTI, Christina. Goblin Market. [And:] BROWNING, Robert. The Pied Piper of Hamelin.

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1931-34. - Arthur Rackham’s Christmas Books A Complete Set of the First American Trade Editions[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. MOORE, Clement C. The Night before Christmas. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., [1931]. First American trade edition. Octavo (8 11/16 x 5 9/16 inches; 221 x 141 mm.). [1, blank], 35, [2], [1, blank] pp. With four color plates (included in pagination) and seventeen drawings in black and white. Printed in red and black. Publisher's green cloth with colored pictorial label of Santa Claus on front cover, pictorial end-papers printed in red. Original colored pictorial dust jacket depicting the plate "The children were nestled all snug in their beds." Minimal wear to extremities of dust jacket, otherwise near fine.[Together with:] [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. RUSKIN, John. The King of the Golden River. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., [1932]. First American trade edition. Octavo (8 11/16 x 5 9/16 inches; 221 x 141 mm.). 47, [1] pp. With four color plates and fifteen drawings in black and white. Printed in red and black. Publisher's orange cloth with colored pictorial label of The King and a spray of foliage on front cover, pictorial end-papers printed in green. Original colored pictorial dust jacket depicting the plate "Before Gluck stood his old acquaintance, the King of the Golden River." A fine copy.[And:] [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. ROSSETTI, Christina. Goblin Market. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., [1933]. First American trade edition. Octavo (8 11/16 x 5 7/8 inches; 221 x 148 mm.). [2, blank], [3]-45, [3, blank] pp. With four color plates and nineteen drawings in black and white. Printed in green and black. Publisher's red cloth with pictorial panel pasted to the cover with the same design as used on the first UK edition, pictorial end-papers printed in green. Original colored pictorial dust jacket depicting the plate "White and golden Lizzie stood." Engraved bookplate on front paste-down, small ink signature on top of front free end-paper, some light foxing mainly to preliminary leaves, dust jacket spine darkened and chipped at extremities.[And:] [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. BROWNING, Robert. The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., [1934]. First American trade edition. Octavo (8 1/2 x 5 11/16 inches; 217 x 145 mm.). [2, blank], [3]-45, [3, blank] pp. With four color plates and fourteen drawings in black and white. Printed in tan and black. Publisher's red cloth with pictorial panel pasted to the cover with the same design as used on the first UK edition, pictorial end-papers printed in tan. Original colored pictorial dust jacket depicting the plate "From street to street he piped advancing". Small postage stamp and neat ink presentation at top right hand corner of half-title. A near fine copy, dust jacket very lightly chipped at extremities.An excellent set of the first American trade editions, all with their original color pictorial dust jackets.Riall, pp. 174, 176, 179, and 186. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [The Christmas Books] MOORE, Clement C. The Night before Christmas. [And:] RUSKIN, John. The King of the Golden River. [And:] ROSSETTI, Christina. Goblin Market. [And:] BROWNING, Robert. The Pied Piper of Hamelin.

      

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        1706 - 1931 [RussianHorseGuard Commemoration1706-1931].

      izd. E.I.V. Velikogo Kniazia Dmitriya Pavlovicha 1931 - Tall8vo(27x18.5cm).87pp., with 3 plates with tipped-in illustrations.Original wrappers. A rare publication issued in a limited edition of five hundred copies only, presenting history of one the most prestigious Imperial regiments. Published by H.I.H Grand Duke Dmitriy of Russia (1891 - 1942), this book contains a synopsis of the history of over two hundred years of loyal service rendered by the gallant regiment of The Horse Guards to Emperor and country. The illustrations contained in the present volume have been reproduced from paintings and engravings belonging to the Horse Guards`Museum in St. Petersburg; what their fate may have been since the revolution is not known. Our copy in number 122, one of the 250 copies (numbered 1 to 250) that have been presented by Grand Duke Dmitriy to Members of the Russian Imperial Family, to all members of the Association of Former Officers of the Horse Guards and to some National Libraries. This copy was printed for Countess Maria Sergeevna Benckendorff (Born Princess Dolgorukova, 1846 - 1936). Savine No 25488 - "Rare". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Game Animals of the Sudan

      London: Gurney and Jackson, 1931. First. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Riddell, Millais, Bell, Wallace. Their habits and distribution. A Handbook for hunters and naturalists. 170 pp, ill, fold out maps. Ill w 12 coloured plates by Riddell, 45 sketches by Millais, Bell and Wallace, photographs and a fold out map. The wealth, beauty and variety of the Sudan's game animals in print and in picture. Brocklehurst was a long time game warden and his book is considered one of the best on the subject. Fine in vg+ to near fine dj jacket AND from the library of noted author/hunter John Batten, his signature and year acquired on front free end paper.

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        Fables of Aesop according to Sir Roger L'Estrange.

      Harrison, Paris 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: SOPHIE SCHNEIDEMAN RARE BOOKS, ABA, ILAB]
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        Country Houses: The Work of Frank J. Forster

      New York: William Helburn Inc, 1931. Cloth. Very Good. A solid copy of this 1931 study of the country houses of architect Frank Forster. Tight and VG in its wine-red cloth, with bright gilt-titling at the front panel and somwhat-faded gilt-lettering along the spine. A bit of light scuffing to the panels and light foxing at the front and rear blank endpapers. Folio, crisp black-and-white plates thruout. ALSO INCLUDES THE STAMP at the front pastedown and front free endpaper OF RENOWNED NEW YORK AND PALM BEACH ARCHITECTURE FIRM TREANOR AND FATIO.

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        These 13: Stories

      New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, (1931), 1931. First trade edition. Petersen A9.2a. Fine copy in a very good dust jacket (spine a little darkened).. 8vo, original gray cloth spine, blue cloth covers, red lettering. From the inventory of Burton Weiss, Bookseller.

      [Bookseller: The Brick Row Book Shop]
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        FAIRY TALES

      Limited Editions Club, Offenbach 1931 - Octavo (6-3/4" x 8-7/8") bound in full decorated brown morocco. Illustrated with hand-colored woodcuts. Printed and bound in Germany by Wilhelm Gerstung; hand-set in Koch Antiqua type. Copy #939 of 1500 numbered copies SIGNED by the designer, Rudolf Koch, and the illustrator, Fritz Kredel, on the colophon page. Tasteful bookplate of James Earl Beall, designed by Rockwell Kent, on the front pastedown. Just a touch of edgewear. Fine in glassine and a Near Fine slipcase with a short split along back edge. Quite scarce to find this charming book in this exceptional condition [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Waves. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

      Hogarth Press,, 1931. 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper; original purple cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped, lightly browned dustwrapper, the latter chipped with minor loss (not affecting lettering) at head and tail. Woolf's seventh novel, with dustwrapper designed by Vanessa Bell. SCARCE IN ANYTHING LIKE THIS CONDITION. Connolly 100; Kirkpatrick A16a; Woolmer 279.

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
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        Marsiho.

      Tremois 1931 - Bois gravé de Louis JOU. Paris, Trémois, 1931, fort in-8, broché, couverture rempliée illustrée en noir et rouge, sous étui et emboitage, 172 pages. Promenade au coeur de Marseille et découverte de ses quartiers et habitants dans les pas de ce "Condottiere", enfant du pays, qu'est André SUARES. La "Fondation Louis Jou", sise aux Baux-de-Provence, oeuvre pour la promotion de l'oeuvre de Louis JOU (1881-1968). Les bois gravés en couleurs du provençal Louis JOU illuminent ce beau texte. Un des 245 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches avec une suite des bois originaux de Louis JOU sous chemise rempliée. infimes usures à l'étui. Livres

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        The European Caravan. An Anthology of the New Spirit in European Literature. Compiled and Edited by Samuel Putnam, Maida Castelhun Darnton, George Reavey, and J. Bronowski. Part I: France, Spain, England, and Ireland.

      New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1931 - Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in green, top edge dyed green. With the dust jacket. Light partial tanning and a few spots to endpapers, contents faintly toned. Cloth bright and fresh, an excellent copy in the jacket with tanned spine panel and a closed tear to the upper panel. First edition, first printing. This was the sole volume published of a far more extensive project designed to bring a cross section of cutting edge world literature to the American public. The venture was never fully realized and perhaps its lasting legacy will prove to have been as Beckett's first appearance in a US publication. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Mapp And Lucia (Signed By The Author In The Year Of Publication)

      The First UK Printing published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1931.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition and appears unread.The book is tight with clean pages.Mild offsetting to the end papers with light toning to the text block.The boards are clean with the odd small rubbed area to the edges.Mild pushing at the spine tips.The spine is lightly faded.No dust jacket.The book has been Signed and Dated by the Author to the first blank end paper;'With all good wishes, from, E.F.Benson, Christmas 1931'.The Authors iconic title from the highly acclaimed 'Mapp and Lucia' series.A very scarce title to find Signed - especially in the year of publication.Housed in a custom solander box.The first we have handled with such attributes. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        Vol de nuit

      Nrf 1931 - - Nrf, Paris 1931, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Envoi autographe signé d'Antoine de Saint-Exupéry à monsieur Boucheras. Préface d'André Gide, agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, review copy. Signed autograph of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry to Mr. Bouchetas. Preface by André Gide, nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        A Collection of Treaties Engagements and Sanads relating to India and neighbouring Countries Vol XII

      

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        Heroes and Heroines of Bitter Sweet

      

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        The Wilsford Theatre A small Collection of suggested Plans Elevations and Drawings made for it

      

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd. ]
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        The World Crisis

      

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        Memoirs of an Infantry Officer Fifteen coloured illustrations by Barnett Freedman

      

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        A History Of Egypt From The Earliest Times To The Persian Conquest. Second edition fully revised.

      - London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1931]. Thick 8vo, xxix, 634 pp. with 13 maps & plans (1 color folding), 186 plates and text illustrations, including color frontispiece, index. Full brown morocco extra, upper cover with inlays of light brown, green, black, and red morocco, and gilt stamping, covers bordered with a green morocco strip inlaid with red dots and richly gilt-stamped, backstrip with inlays similar, lettered in gilt, lower cover plain, a very fine elaborate show binding by Riviere for Bumpus. In a plain paper box. A remarkable example of fine binding on an important text on the history of Egypt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller, ABAA]
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        These Thirteen

      New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, 1931 - First Edition. Bottom edge a little worn, else near fine in a dust jacket with a tiny chip at the bottom right-hand corner of the front flap and very minor wear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Begegnung im Trüben. Novelle.

      Typoskript mit eh. Korrekturen, am Ende dat. 1931. - 4°. 13 SS.- Leicht fleckig, mit Knickfalte, 3 Bll. im Kopfsteg mit rostiger Klammerspur. Zu dieser wohl unveröffentlichten Novelle siehe Spiel, Die hellen und die finsteren Zeiten S. 88ff.: "Aber was wird geschrieben? Gedichte - eins davon, meine erste Veröffentlichung, im 'Tag der Jugend' gedruckt. [.] Danach viele kurze Geschichten, zumeist im Abendblatt der 'Presse', auch häufig unter den Pseydonymen Grace Hanshaw und Jean Lenoir, wenn ich sie allzu leichtgewichtig fand. Nahezu dreißig sind auf einer alten Liste verzeichnet, die meisten davon verschollen. Und eine ernsthaft bemühte, psychologisch verquälte Novelle >Begegnung im Trüben<, die Robert Neumann zu Gesicht bekam und interessant genug fand, um mich zu einem Roman zu ermuntern".- Die letzte Seite der Novelle mit zusätzl. Durchschlag, dieser mit abweichender eh. Korrektur. Autographe [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        La route Paris Méditerranée

      Firmin-Didot 1931 - - Firmin-Didot, Paris 1931, 20,5x26,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 200 exemplaires numérotés sur Arches, seuls grands papiers. Ouvrage illustré de 96 planches photographiques dont 38 de Germaine Krull. Très légères éraflures en têtes et en pieds des mors agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 200 numbered copies on Arches paper, only large paper. Illustrated book of 96 photographic plates which 38 of Germaine Krull. Very slight scratches on heads and feet nice bit copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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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