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        Collectanea Franciscana. Periodicum Trimestre cura PP. Collegii Assisiensis S. Laurentii a Brundusio Ord. Min. Cap. Editum (späterer Untertitel / changed subtitle: Periodicum Trimestre cura Instituti Historici Ordinis Fratrum Minorum Capuccinorum Editum.). Bände / Volumes 1(1931)-7(1937), 9(1939)-13/I(1943), 18(1948)-79(2009) [ohne / missing Fasc.1-2/1997, 1-2/1999].

      Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini, Roma 1931-2009, 88 Bände / volumes, einfache Bibliotheks-Pappbände, teils original-kartoniert, Bibliotheksexemplar mit Rückenschild, Stempel auf Titel (Jesuiten-Bibliothek), Einbände teils etwas fleckig und bestoßen, Rücken teils etwas knickspurig, Schnitt teils fleckig, ansonsten ordentlich erhalten, / simple library-hardcover, some volumes original softcover, ex-library copy with back label, stamp on title page (Jesuits Library), binding partly bumped and stained, backs partly creased, cutting stained, otherwise fine,Versand D: 4,90 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hagena & Schulte GbR]
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        Le Hedjaz dans la Guerre Mondiale.

      Paris: Payot,, 1931. Préface du Maréchal Franchet d'Espérey. Octavo. Original printed light card wraps. 5 double-page maps to the text. Wraps a little rubbed and lightly soiled, pale browning to the text, but overall very good indeed. First edition, decidedly uncommon in commerce, just one copy traced at auction. Brémond was head of the French military mission to the Hejaz, sent by the French government to assert its presence in the region. Brémond was a very different character to Lawrence, with whom he liaised, and he wrote in part to set straight the record of the Arab Revolt as he saw it, offering a "more precise and less romanticised documentation of the intervention in the Hejaz, returning events to their true scale" (foreword). Peter Hopkirk's copy with the library bookplate inside the front panel of the wraps, and his pencilled comment to the front free endpaper, "Rare and very important for Brémond's role in the Arab Revolt. See Seven Pillars references to him

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Swallows And Amazons.

      Jonathan Cape, London, 1931 - FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Crown octavo, pp.350. With illustrations including by Clifford Webb. Elegantly hand-bound in half green oasis morocco leather, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, cloth sides, publisher's original cloth and coulour-printed endpapers bound in at rear. Internally clean but for faint offset browning to pp.250-1, likely from a newsclipping or bookmark; binding is fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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        Printing & Piety. An Essay on Life and Works in the England of 1931, & Particularly TYPOGRAPHY

      London: Printed by Rene Hague and Eric Gill. Published by Sheed & Ward, 1931. Printed by Rene Hague & Eric Gill, at Pigotts, near Hughenden, Buckinhamshire, 4 June 1931. SIGNED by both Rene Hague and Eric Gill. Limited Edition of 500 copies printed on hand-made paper bearing their watermark. Brick red cloth, 25 examples of letterforms in the text with 4 printed from wood engravings. Fine copy in soiled cream dust jacket with nicks to the tips, and chips to spine ends.. Limited, First Edition, Signed. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. Small Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/I]
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        Pêcheurs de perles

      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.  Albin Michel Paris 1931 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        LITTLE SHEPHERD

      WYETH, N.C.. (WYETH,N.C.)illus. THE LITTLE SHEPHERD OF KINGDOM COME by John Fox Jr. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons 1931 (1931). Large 4to (8 1/2 x 11 1/4"), 1/4 vellum, blue cloth, top edge gilt, AS NEW IN ORIGINAL GLASSINE IN PUBLISHER'S BLUE BOX (slight tip rubbing on one corner of box else Fine). LIMITED TO 500 NUMBERED COPIES, SIGNED BY WYETH. Illustrated with 16 mounted color illustrations (including frontis and title page) surrounded by boxed borders in gold, with tissue guards as well. A great copy.

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        LITTLE SHEPHERD OF KINGDOM COME

      WYETH, N.C.. (WYETH,N.C.)illus. LITTLE SHEPHERD OF KINGDOM COME by John Fox, Jr. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons 1931 (1931 A). 4to (7 1/2 x 9 1/2"), black cloth, pictorial paste-on, 322p., owner name and bookplate else FINE IN ORIGINAL BOX WITH MOUNTED COLOR PLATE (box flap repaired). First edition. Illustrated with cover plate, pictorial endpapers and title page, + 14 color plates. A great copy of this SCRIBNER CLASSIC, scarce in the box.

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        Das eigene Leben.,

      Berlin, Rembrandt Verlag, 1931 - 204 Seiten mit einer montierten Fotographie und 40 Abbildungen auf Tafeln. ohne Schutzumschlag, der Einbandrücken lichtschattig, der Titel mit kleinen Flecken, ansonsten da Buch sauber und frisch, auf dem Vorsatz monographierte Widmung des Autors: "An Fräulein Moritzen/ von A. u E.N./ Seebüll/ am 30.7.43". Emil Nolde (* 7. August 1867 als Hans Emil Hansen in Nolde bei Buhrkall - + 13. April 1956 in Seebüll) war einer der führenden Maler des Expressionismus. Er ist einer der großen Aquarellisten in der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts. Nolde ist bekannt für seine ausdrucksstarke Farbwahl. Signaturen von Nolde sind selten!!! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 8°, gebundene Ausgabe, duneklblauer Original Ganz-Leineneinband mit goldgeprägtem Deckel- und Rückentitel, Farbkopfschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        Der Ölsucher von Duala Ein afrikanisches Kriegstagebuch

      Deutsche Hausbücherei, Hamburg 1931 - Einband etwas abgegriffen, Goldprägung, Frakturschrift Hinweis: Wir versenden als Brief im Luftpolsterumschlag, bzw. Päckchen/Paket. Auf Wunsch verschicken wir als Büchersendung (bis 500g 1,50 Euro, bis 1000g 2,20 Euro in Deutschland), allerdings kann hier die Laufzeit bis zu 2 Wochen betragen. Deutsch 346 pages. 8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de la Bienheureuse Raton. Fille de Joie. Illustrations de Charles Laborde

      Paris: Editions Mornay, 1931. Hand painted vellum binding by Laborde on one of 300 on velin from a total issue of 355. In addition, this copy has an original watercolor by Laborde on the colophon page, although this is not called for in the colophon. The watercolor is of the "jolie fille" and is inscribed and signed by Laborde to the former owner. Bound: hand-painted vellum binding, unsigned but undoubtedly painted by Laborde himself, with rondel vignette of street scene on front panel and a different vignette on back panel, spine smooth with author and title and year lettered in gold, green, and black with floral decorations enclosed in painted gilt scroll; green and gold silk damask guards, all edges gilt, original wrapper bound in, matching slipcase, binding by Valmar, near fine. Laborde, one of the book illustrators working in Paris in the post-World War I period, was a social satirist and his works, usually in the form of colored etchings, are splendid examples of the Art Deco period. This title, although set in another period altogether, is still very "Art Deco" in feeling. Printed by Aulard, the etchings were pulled by Kaelin and the coloring was done by Berthelot.

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        The Canterbury Tales. With Wood Engravings by Eric Gill

      Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1931. Gill, Eric. Four quarto volumes. 151; 189; 197; 219pp. One of 485 copies printed in red, black, and blue on handmade paper. Illustrated on every page with wood engravings by Gill, including leafy borders with figures, vignettes, and decorated initials. All of these are beautifully described by Colin Franklin as "affectionate and cheeky, erotic, enjoyable and relevant, decorative and explanatory, a balance of taste and eye." Bound in original morocco-backed patterned paper boards by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Rubbing and light bumps to some corners. Boards are bright and spines show only slight color variances. Overall, a close-to-fine copy of a landmark press book that is seldom encountered without flaws. T.e.g. (Chanticleer 63; Gill 281; Franklin, The Private Presses, p. 144).

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        The Wind in the Willows.

      London: Methuen, 1931., 1931. First Shepard Illustrated Edition. Octavo. Bound in publisher's green cloth, with Mole, Rat, and Mr Toad in gilt to front board, gilt titles to spine; top edge stained green, cartographic endpapers. Front cover of dust wrapper shows the three protagonists next to a caravan, with titles and a portrait of Rat to spine, and a bankside scene to rear cover. Lavishly illustrated by Ernest Shepard. Binding is tight, with minor bumping to spine ends; top edge somewhat faded, edges show incipient spotting. Internally clean, with negligible spotting to prelims. Dust wrapper is rubbed, worn at corners, with small tears to top of spine. Shepard's beautiful illustrations are the perfect companion for Grahame's elegant prose, and this combination does much to explain the enduring attraction of this story. Listed in The Observer; All-Time 100 Best Novels [2003], also Modern Library; Top 100 Novels [1998], BBC Big Read (200 Best Novels) [2003]. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Femme» Bleistiftzeichnung

      21,5x34,5 cm - sig. u. dat. 1931 u.l. gerahmt Gewicht 1000 g

      [Bookseller: Buchantiquariat Kaleidoskop]
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        ALARMS AND EXCURSIONS IN ARABIA

      Oman 1931 - FIRST EDITION, 8vo (235 x 150mm.), [vi], 13-296pp., [iv pp. adverts and colophon], 41 photo illustrations on 16 leaves of plates [verso and recto], original red cloth, photo-illustrated dust-jacket. A Near Fine copy. From the Library of Franklin Brook-Hitching. Much of this work relates to Oman and Mesopotamia. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Stefan Heym - Sammlung mit über 110 Büchern, davon 67 Erstausgaben, Erstveröffentlichungen bzw. ersten Ausgaben in deutscher Sprache. Titelauswahl: Nazis in the U.S.A.; Schatten und Licht; Das Wachsmuth-Syndrom (Berliner Handpresse); Erich Hückniesel und das fortgesetzte Rotkäppchen (Berliner Handpresse); Wege und Umwege; The Wachsmuth-Syndrom (Erstdruck im Playboy 1972); Liebe am laufenden Band (Erstdruck im Playboy 1975); Hostages (Armed Services Edition); Of Smiling Peace (Armed Services Edition); Der König David Bericht (Vorzugsausgabe in Leder). Erschienen zwischen 1931 und 2003. Nahezu lückenlose Sammlung aller Erstausgaben mit den seltenen ersten Veröffentlichungen in den USA, den großen Romanen der 50er Jahre nach Heyms Rückkehr aus dem Exil, politischen Pamphleten und Propagandaschriften, den ersten Büchern, die zunächst nur in der BRD, nicht aber in der DDR erschienen bis hin zu den Spätwerken der Nachwendezeit. Darunter Seltenheiten und Kuriositäten. Ebenfalls enthalten: Acht erste amerikanische bzw. englische Ausgaben, eine französische sowie acht Bände aus der Goldmann-Werkausgabe. Insgesamt 72 Titel mit Referenz zur Heym-Bibliographie von Henk de Wild, dazu über 40 weitere Titel (Sekundärliteratur, Dubletten, einzelne Texte in Sammelwerken, Kuriositäten, Nachauflagen). Vorhanden sind 48 der 60 bei Wilpert/Gühring² verzeichneten Ausgaben, die anderen sind in Nachauflagen o.Ä. enthalten. 19 in der Sammlung vorhandene Titel sind nicht bzw. nicht mehr bei WG² verzeichnet. Bitte fordern Sie die komplette Titelliste an.

      diverse Verlage, 1931. Originaleinbände und -broschuren, überwiegend mit Original-Schutzumschlägen. Insgesamt gut bis sehr gut erhaltene Sammlung mit normalen Gebrauchsspuren. Die meisten Bände mit Exlibris des Vorbesitzers, einige mit Bleistiftanstreichungen, wenige mit Stempeln.Stefan Heym zählte unbenommen zu den politisch einflussreichsten Schriftstellern der Nachkriegszeit. 1913 unter dem Namen Helmut Flieg im sächsischen Chemnitz geboren, wurde er beriets 1931 als junger Antifaschist wegen der Veröffentlichung eines Gedichts in der dortigen \"Volksstimme\" der Schule verwiesen. Er beendete die Schulzeit in Berlin und emigrierte 1933 nach Prag, zu seinem eigenen Schutz - und dem seiner Familie - vor den Nationalsozialisten lebte er fortan unter dem Pseudonym Stefan Heym. 1935 wanderte er in die USA aus. Nach seinem Studium arbeitete er dort als Journalist und Schriftsteller und kam als Nachrichtenoffizier der US Army wieder nach Deutschland. Endgültig verließ er erst während der McCarthy-Ära die USA und lebte seit 1953 in der DDR. Seine künstlerische und politische Entwicklung gleicht der vieler DDR-Schriftsteller seiner Generation: Zunächst Verfechter der sozialistischen Idee, resignierte auch Heym bereits Mitte der 1950er Jahre an der DDR-Kulturpolitik: Sein Buch \"Der Tag X\" (später: Fünf Tage im Juni) durfte nicht erscheinen, ein Schicksal, das in den Folgejahren viele seiner Werke traf, die deshalb zunächst in westdeutschen Verlagen veröffentlicht wurden. Das kurzfristige \"Tauwetter\" Anfang der 1970er Jahre endete auch für ihn spätestens mit der Ausbürgerung von Wolf Biermann - Heym zählte zu den Erstunterzeichnern der Protesterklärung und wurde 1979 aus dem Schriftstellerverband der DDR ausgeschlossen. Auf der berühmten November-Demonstration von DDR-Künstlern 1989 war er einer der Hauptredner. 1994 errang er (für viele überraschend als Kandidat der SED-Nachfolgepartei PDS) ein Bundestagsmandat und wurde Alterspräsident des deutschen Parlaments. Stefan Heym starb 2001 während einer Israelreise. [Beschreibungstext zu großen Teilen übernommen aus Auktionskatalog Nr. 7, 25.5.2013, von Christian Hesse Auktionen, Hamburg] Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

      [Bookseller: Kelifer antiquarischer Buchversand]
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        Indisches Liebespaar, Öl auf Papier, links unten signiert und datiert 1931

      1931 - Walter Hemming (* 11. Juni 1894 in Düsseldorf; † 27. Dezember 1979 in Brilon); Indisches Liebespaar, Öl auf Papier, links unten signiert und datiert 1931, zum bild gibt es eine mit schreibmaschine geschriebenes und von hemming unterschriebens schreiben zum bild sowie zur früheren käuferin, zudem (wohl von der käuferin) ergänzt "Eerworben 1966 fpr DM 600,-" nach einem indischen Fresko des 2./3. Jh., ca. 67x50cm Hemming, deutscher Maler von Hafenansichten, Schiffswerften und Ansichten von Düsseldorf und Köln, tätig in Düsseldorf und Brilon. Er studierte an der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf und unternahm ausgedehnte Studienfahren in viele Länder. Sein Malstil war traditionell akademisch. Seine besondere Liebe galt der See, die auch häufig Motiv für seine Bilder ist. Großes Interesse hatte er auch an technischen Dingen, was seinen Ausdruck in Bildern der Schwerindustrie und von Schiffswerften fand. 1942 ließ er sich nach seiner Ausbombung in Düsseldorf in Brilon nieder. Seine neue Heimatstadt hielt er in vielen historisierenden Bildern fest. Sein bekanntestes Werk wurde die historische Stadtansicht, die er aus Anlass des 750. Gründungsjubiläums der Stadt anfertigte. Walter Hemming entstammt einer Künstlerfamilie, die ihre Wurzeln in in Runkel hat. Sein Vater, Carl Hemming, wurde 1867 in Runkel geboren. Auch Walter Hemmings Frau Marianne war Künstlerin. Hemming war auch häufig auf der Grossen Deutschen Kunstausstellung München vertreten. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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. - 1. Band 2. Band 220 Abbildungen, Planches am Leder leicht bestoßen, ansonsten tadelloser Zustand. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 0 Halbleder mit marmorieten Papier [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heinicke, Hans-Jürgen]
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        The Island.

      London: The Hawthorne Press & The Favil Press,, [1931]. 4 numbers issued in 3 parts (complete), quarto. Original decorative wrappers designed by Leon Underwood, number I stapled as issued, numbers II/III with linen spine, number IV stitched as issued. Wood-engravings throughout by Leon Underwood, Henry Moore,Gertrude Hermes, Blair Hughes-Stanton, Elizabeth Groom, Ralph Chubb, Eileen Agar, Laurence Bradshaw, Grace Rogers, Sidney Hunt, Laurence Josephs. Back cover of parts II/III missing, some dust marking to covers of parts II/III and IV; overall a very good set. First and sole edition of this interesting 30s quarterly, edited by the Hungarian emigré Josef Bard (1892-1975), later a friend and supporter of Ezra Pound, and the artist Leon Underwood (1890-1975). Mahatma Gandhi contributed a piece ("Religion and Art") to number IV. "[Underwood] joined the staff of the Royal College - numbering Barbara Hepworth among his pupils - and in 1921 opened his own Brook Green School of Drawing. Students included Henry Moore, Eileen Agar, Blair Hughes-Stanton, and Gertrude Hermes. The pupils, together with other young artists and intellectuals in the Hammersmith and Chiswick neighbourhood, formed a lively and creative coterie. They enjoyed fancy-dress parties at Girdler's Road, but also forged artistic alliances. From this Brook Green circle emerged in 1925 the English Wood-Engraving Society, and in 1931 a short-lived review, The Island, which carried artwork by Moore, Agar, and Laurence Bradshaw as well as Underwood's own woodcuts and writings" (ODNB). Scarce: Copac locates just two sets in British and Irish institutional libraries (V&A, Manchester), OCLC records only an incomplete set (number IV only) at the National Library of New Zealand.

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        Essays in Persuasion.

      London: MacMillan & Company, 1931. First edition of Keynes' first volume of collected essays. Octavo, original green cloth. Near fine in the original dust jacket which is chipped at the head and a few other closed tears. Uncommon in the original dust jacket. The essays in this volume show Keynes's attempts to influence the course of events by public persuasion over the period of 1919-40. In the light of subsequent history, 'Essays in Persuasion' is a remarkably prophetic volume covering a wide range of issues in political economy. In articles on the Versailles Treaty, Keynes foresaw all too clearly that excessive Allied demands for reparations and indemnities would lead to the economic collapse of Germany. In Keynes's essays on inflation and deflation, the reader can find ideas that were to become the foundations of his most renowned treatise, 'The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. With startling accuracy Keynes forecast the economic fluctuations that were to beset the economies of Europe and the United States and even proposed measures which, if heeded at the time, might have warded off an era of world-wide depression.

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        Contributions to a British Association Discussion on the Evolution of the Universe" in Nature 128, 1931, 704-722

      - FIRST EDITION OF AN IMPORTANT 1931 VOLUME THAT INCLUDES A SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT ON THE ORIGIN OF THE UNIVERSE, OR COSMOLOGY, based upon a specially held meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Cosmology, at the time, was considered "risky science because it teeters just on the balance between physics and metaphysics, between science and philosophy" (Hassing, Final Causality in Nature, 188). The beginnings of scientific, modern cosmology have been dated to this meeting. The supplement is the only published account of the unique discussion set up to by the British Association for the Advancement of Science for their centenary meeting. The discussion includes contributions by the scientists James Jeans, Abbé G. Lemaître, Willem de Sitter, Arthur Eddington, Robert A. Millikan, Edward Milne, J. C. Smuts, Ernest Barnes (a theologian), and Oliver Lodge. "By my own reckoning, modern scientific cosmology began on the 29th of September, 1931, on the occasion of the British Association for the Advancement of Science's special session devoted to "The Evolution of the Universe". I pick this date simply because the session marked the achievement, on the part of all the principal cosmological practitioners, of a consensus view about the nature, structure, and origin of the universe. After this meeting, for roughly the next two decades, most mainstream cosmologists, if asked, would tell pretty much the same story about what the universe was like, where it had come from, and, most importantly, what evidence they had in favor of this view" (ibid). "[Sir Arthur] Eddington is probably the one most responsible for the development and promulgation of the core tenets of the consensus [views the meeting agreed upon]. Eddington's view just prior to the BA meeting held that 'our actual universe may probably be considered as expanding from an initial state something like 'Einstein's world' towards a limiting state like 'de Sitter's world'" (Hetherington, Encyclopedia of Cosmology, 485). After the meeting, the consensus view held and was affirmed by almost all those present by Georges Lemaître, Arthur Eddington, Robert Millikan, Oliver Lodge and Willem de Sitter. The tenets of modern cosmology had been determined. CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Macmillan. 4to. (11 x 8.25 inches; 275 x 206mm). Entire volume, not ex-libris. Handsomely and professionally rebound in half leather. 5 raised bands at the spine, gilt-ruled. One red morocco label; one black morocco label; both gilt-lettered. Tightly and very solidly bound. Clean and bright throughout save for three small spots at the head of the first page of the supplement section. Withal, near fine condition.

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        The Conqueror.

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1931. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, map endpapers. Spine a little faded, some marks to boards, front board a little bowed, edges lighlty foxed, front hinge cracked but holding. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Mrs Champion, from Georgette Heyer.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        IMAGINE A MAN IN A BOX.

      London: Philip Allan & Co. Ltd.,. [1931]. original brown cloth, front panel ruled in yellow-green, spine panel lettered and ruled in yellow green.. A fine copy in very attractive, solid very good to near fine. pictorial dust jacket with some shelf wear at edges, mainly fraying. at spine ends and corner tips, several closed tears along top and. bottom edges, largely to rear panel, and minor dust soiling to spine. and rear panels. An uncommon book rarely found in dust jacket.. (#149351). First edition. Collects thirteen stories; "... a more varied collection whose best weird story is the haunted house story 'The Frontier Guards.'" - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-200. "It has been far too easy to put Wakefield in the (rather roomy) pigeonhole of 'traditional English ghost stories', jumbling him together with such truly minor figures as Dare and Munby, etc. It's true that he lacked the self-branding instincts of Blackwood, M. R. James. Dunsany and Hodgson (to name the four contemporary British giants with which Lovecraft closes out his 'Essay on Supernatural Horror in Literature'). But variety is not necessarily a defect. Wakefield also had a certain robustness in his voice that is unexpected in weird fiction. It seems fair to say that the no-man's-land (or everyman's-land) in between the obvious giants and the obvious pygmies is where Wakefield belongs." - Robert Eldridge. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1643. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2275. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 477. Bleiler (1978), p. 201. Reginald 14766. Hubin, p. 419.

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        Contribute to The Strand Magazine: The Mystery of the Studio (Bulldog Drummond) and Sinners Beware!. An Illustrated Monthly.

      London: George Newnes Limited March 1931-March 1932., 1931. This run includes the complete novel by 'Sapper' (8 instalments) plus the entire crime series by Oppenheim (7 episodes). Also includes a Hercule Poirot case The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest, plus short stories and articles by H.G.Wells, Rudyard Kipling, Winston Churchill , J.B.Priestley and P.G.Wodehouse. Together twelve magazines (July '31 features neither serial and is therefore not included), with some expected wear and toning but generally in very good condition. Housed in a sturdy leather-spine collectors clamshell box. Listed in BBC's Big Read (200 Best Novels) [2003]

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        Jenseits der Felsengebirge

      Verlag Bardtenschlager Reutlingen ohne Jahr - Format Groß8° - Erste Auflage - EA - , 143 S. + 3 ganzseitige farbige Tafeln,Originalhalbleinen mit farbigen Deckelbild , Deckel - und Rückentitel, gering berieben und gelockert , Erhaltung 2 + = Entgegen der Ankündigung ist in der ersten Auflage Wickede , Fr. C. nicht enthalten , es handelt es sich ausschließlich um eine (!) Erzählung von May ! Die Auflage mit der Kollation 143 (1) Seiten ist nicht die erste, sondern die letzte Auflage dieses Titels, nach derzeitigem Kenntnisstand der 7. Druck, erschienen im März 1931. , siehe auch "Karl-May-Bibliografie 1913-1945" von Hermesmeier/Schmatz UA1.7 (S. 422/23). Die Tatsache, dass eine Auflagenzählung fehlt, ist hier kein Beleg für eine Erstauflage. Eine Auflagenzählung fehlte auch bereits bei der 6. Auflage. In diesem Verlag ging's kunterbunt durcheinander. Es gibt eine vierte Auflage, die wahlweise als dritte oder vierte Auflage bezeichnet ist. Es gibt eine fünfte Auflage, die wahlweise als vierte bezeichnet ist oder eben auch ohne Kennzeichnung blieb. Man hat es dann aufgegeben, so zu tun, als könne man zählen und verzichtete zum Schluss gänzlich auf entsprechende Angaben.Es ging bei diesem Buchprojekt offenbar nur darum, fortlaufend zu sparen. Dass er ( V ) auf dem stereotyp nachgedruckten Titelblatt stehen bliebt, ist reine Schlamperei oder erwähnte "Sparsamkeit" .

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        Christmas An American Annual of Christmas, Literature & Art Volumes 1-19

      Minneapolis :: Augsburg Publishing House, 1931-1949. first edition. hardcover and paperback. near fine. The first nineteen volumes of this publication. Each volume has a SIGNED presentation to one of the people involved in the production of this annual. The first four volumes are in wrappers as is Volume 9. The rest are hardcover copies. All are in fine condition except for Volume 1. The last third of this book has a bit of wrinkling to pages. Possibly from water. (The text on these pages is not damaged) Most of these volumes have their original color pictorial boxes except for volumes 1,2,14,18,19. (Some of the boxes have been crushed ) The first seven volumes are numbered but the limitation is not specified.

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        The compleat Angler. The Contemplative Mans Recreation. Being a Discourse of Rivers, Fishponds, Fish and Fishing, Not Unworthy the Perusal of Most Anglers.

      George C. Harrap & Co Ltd, London 1931 - First Rackham Edition.Embossed leather.Gilt titled spine and front cover.Gilt decorated spine.Twelve colour illustrations .Illustrated endpapers.Very slight foxing to half title. Size: 4to - over7"x10" Thick. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Flesh and Blood

      London, J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd.,, 1931. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge stained black. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled and a little faded through the dust jacket but an excellent copy in the somewhat rubbed and frayed dust jacket. First edition, first impression. With the extensive presentation inscription of the book's dedicatee to the front free endpaper, "My dear Walter de la Mare, It is not sheer vanity that leads me to send you this book, but the feeling that you will value and enjoy its beauty and its subtlety, to say nothing of its fun. Yours Conal O'Riordan 7th February 1931 N.B. It will not be out until next Thursday". A scarce thriller widely considered to be one of Brophy's best books. O'Riordan was a key figure in the Irish theatre in general and the Abbey theatre in Dublin in particular. An actor and playwright. Having fallen out with most of his cohorts in the years before the Great War he turned to writing novels for which Brophy dedicated this work.

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        Gilberte EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Emile-Paul frères , 1931. Fine. Emile-Paul frères , Paris 1931, 15x19,5cm, relié. - first edition printed only 30 copies on Holland paper. Bound in half blue morocco belt, smooth back slightly past, blind fillets on covers, wrappers preserved and bound in, gilded head. beautiful autograph dedication signed by the author to a friend. Any scarcity. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée à seulement 30 exemplaires sur Hollande. Reliure en demi maroquin bleu à bande, dos lisse très légèrement passé, filets à froid sur les plats, couvertures conservées, tête dorée. Bel envoi autographe signé de Francis Carco à un proche. De toute rareté.

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        Vol de nuit EDITION ORIGINALE Service de presse ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Nrf, 1931. Fine. Nrf, Paris 1931, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition, review copy. Precious autograph signed by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry on the half-title page. Preface by André Gide. Tiny trace of wetting at the top margin of the last layers, otherwise very nice copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé d'Antoine de Saint-Exupéry sur la page de faux-titre. Préface d'André Gide. Minuscule trace de mouillure en marge supérieure des derniers feuillets, sinon très bel exemplaire.

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        The Adventures of Mickey Mouse Story and Illustrations by Staff of Walt Disney Studio Book I

      Philadelphia: David McKay Company, , 1931. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in pale brown morocco, titles to spine in black, pictorial onlay of Mickey Mouse to front board, twin rule to turn-ins in black, black endpapers, gilt edges. 32 colour illustrations, one to each page including title recto and verso. A fine copy. First edition, first printing, of the first Mickey Mouse picture book.

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        Mekka in the Latter Part of the 19th Century. Daily Life, Customs and Learning.

      Leyden & London, E. J. Brill & Luzac, 1931. - Large 8vo. VI, 309, (3) pp. With 20 half-tone plates, folding plan of Mecca, and plan of the Haram. Original blue cloth. First English edition of the 2-volume German work published in 1888-89. The Dutch orientalist Snouck spent a year in Mecca and Jeddah during 1884/85 and was married to a Mecca woman. He was the first non-Muslim to visit the city outside the annual pilgrimage. The photographs, taken by himself and an Arabic physician, are among the earliest to show Mecca and its pilgrims. - Extremeties rubbed and bumped; spine rebacked. Interior slightly browned, but clean and well-preserved. Contemp. ms. ownership to flyleaf. Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula, 1238. Cf. Fück 231. OCLC 1088989. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 custom red quarter morocco solander box. Small bumps to head and foot of rear wrapper, a touch of wear to spine ends, faint foxing to edges. An excellent copy. 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 … 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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        Mount Zion, or In Touch with the Infinite

      London: The James Press, [1931].. First edition, 8vo, 57, (1) pp. Dedication leaf and 7 full page illustrations on pink paper, text on light blue paper with light marginal browning throughout, some other small illustrations, armorial bookplate of Geoffrey and Cecilia Codrington. Original pink striped boards, decorative paper label to upper cover, recently and sympathetically rebacked in a similar paper. The author's first book. Peterson A1a.

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        ILLORSUIT / UUMMANNAQ FJORD REGION, GREENLAND. "DISCOVERIES OF THE KENT GREENLAND SUB POLAR EXPEDITION, 1931-2.".

      - This magnificent and richly drafted pictographic map, by the celebrated American illustrator Rockwell Kent, depicts the region around Illorsuit, Greenland, where the artist resided for a year, from 1931 to 1932. The scene is taken from a southwestward-oriented perspective, in the manner of a bird’s eye view. With the virtuous juxtaposition of both subtle and vigorously rich shading, Kent enlivens the dramatic topography of glaciers and rocky shores, as icebergs flow into the waters of Baffin Bay, while place names are written in a very neat hand. During the 1930s and 1940s, Rockwell Kent was a famous man. He was one of America’s most renowned illustrators and mural designers, as well as a prominent progressive political activist. While feted in New York’s higher echelons, Kent regularly went on lengthy retreats to remote parts of the world in an effort to seek artistic inspiration and to seek relief from the stifling social scene of Manhattan. Kent had first visited Greenland in 1929 and was eager to return, noting that his previous visit had "had filled me with a longing to spend a winter there, to see and experience the far north at its spectacular worst; to know the people and share their way of life." In July 1931, Kent arrived in the village of Illorsuit, on Greenland’s west coast. He built a small house and after his "cursed libido" got a hold of him, began an affair with Salamina, his housekeeper. As a socialist, Kent considered the Inuit society to be a utopia, free of class distinctions and the pretentiousness he so disliked about home. He loved the Greenlanders and was captivated by the hauntingly beautiful Arctic scenery. He later recalled that his year in Illorsuit was the happiest and most artistically productive time of his life. However, Illorsuit was not completely cut-off from the outside world. One day, a German film crew suddenly arrived and began shooting scenes for the movie S.O.S. Eisberg. Even the libidinous Kent was astounded by the number of men that each night visited the tent of the film’s star, Leni Riefensthal, whom locals nicknamed "The Mattress". Kent recorded his year in Illorsuit in his book, Salamina (1935), which was imbued throughout with his trademark wry sense of humour and almost shocking candour. Named after his Greenlandic mistress, but dedicated to Kent’s then wife, Frances (a very bold move – perhaps too bold - Kent and Frances later divorced!), the book was illustrated with numerous drawings by the author. Very well received upon its publication, Salamina is considered to be one of Kent’s greatest works. The present map, an original hand-drawn artwork by Rockwell Kent, exquisitely sets the geographical scene of Salamina. Kent drafted it, either upon his return to New York State or during his final trip to Greenland in 1935, when he was frenetically preparing the book’s illustrations for his publisher. The present manuscript map was the basis for the printed map that appeared opposite the opening page of Salamina. The printed version is true to its antecedent, save for the alteration of a few place names. Near the centre of the map is "Igdlorssuit" (the contemporary name of Illorsuit), where Kent resided, located on what the Danes called "Ubekjendt Eiland ("Unknown Island," today spelled "Ubekendt"), which Kent renamed "Kjendt Eiland" ("Known Island"), following his acquaintance with the region. To the east, over "Igdlorssuit Sound," are a series of fjords and ice fields, leading into the interior of Greenland, dominated by the mysterious mass of "Inland Ice". To the south, over the "Umanak Fiord" (Uummannaq Fjord), is the "Nugsuak" (Nuussuaq) Peninsula, and beyond, "Disko Id." Kent’s whimsical humour is marvelously revealed on the map. Always irreverent of pompous tradition and commercial pandering, Kent takes aim at the longstanding propensity of European explorers to "name" (ie. rename) lands and geographical features that had already been given names by their non-European indigeno

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        All Passion Spent

      London: Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press,, 1931. Octavo. Original light green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. With an autograph letter signed tipped-in to the front free endpaper. A couple of faint spots to spine, a little minor foxing to edges, internally fine; an excellent copy in the faintly toned jacket with a few nicks to extremities and a short closed tear to head of front panel. First edition, first impression, with an autograph letter from the author to a Mrs Cazalet (whom we have so far been unable to trace) concerning the book and an invitation to visit: " ... I would indeed love to bring the boys over in the summer holidays ... "

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        Les heures valaisannes. Avec 5 eaux-fortes de l'auteur.

      Société Suisse des Bibliophiles, Berne, 1931 - Berne, Société Suisse des Bibliophiles 1931. 25,5x20 cm. 85 p. Avec 5 eaux-fortes signéés (dont 1 frontispice en couleurs). Broché, couverture rempliée. Edition originale. - 14/225 expemplaires sur hollande vergé antique van Gelder, signé par Bille (tirage total 256 expl.). - Bel exemplaire, non coupé. Sprache: Französisch [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        THE NEW MOVEMENT IN THE THEATRE. A SURVEY OF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN EUROPE AND AMERICA.

      London, Batsford, 1931.FIRST EDITION 1931. With an Introduction by R.H. PACKMAN and a Foreword by EDWARD GORDON CRAIG. Folio, 385 x 285 mm, 15 x 11¼ inches, illustrated with 128 plates, 152 illustrations in colour, and 392 in monochrome, mostly costumes and theatre sets and scenery, original publisher's cream cloth, brown lettering to spine and upper cover, chipped and damaged remains of colour decorated glassine dustwrapper. Staining to edges of lower cover, a few other small marks to cloth, inner paper hinges cracked, otherwise a very good copy. Moussinac's pictorial survey is divided into the different countries of Europe and the United States, and includes set and costume designs by Picasso, Jean Hugo, Leger, Prampolini, George Grosz, A. Exter, Nivinsky, Norman Bel Geddes, Paul Nash and others, as well as illustrations from the actual productions. The defective dustwrapper was produced by applying the coloured design directly onto a thin sheet of celluloid which has now become brittle. A very heavy book that will require extra postage. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Carl Akeley's Africa

      London: Gollancz, 1931. First British Edition. Orig gilt Pict Cloth. VG+/VG+. 321 pp, 81 ill, 5 maps, end paper maps. First British ed. Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Congo with the noted museum collector. The Akeley-Eastman- Pomeroy African Hall expedition for the American Museum of Natural History. This was the publisher's archive copy - so stamped on title page. The UK edition is slightly larger and better illustrated than the Amer. ed. The copy has never been read. Book vg+ to near fine, front hingle little weak but holding well. ; dj is vg+. We have never seen mention of a British ed with jacket before.

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        Perry's Hotel and Boarding House Guide - Countries, Towns and Health Resorts

      London. Walter Perry and Co. Ltd. 1931. Gilt titled crimson cloth. 4to. Edition for 1931. Profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings and period advertisements. An absolute treasure depicting the grand and elegant days of travel. A complete guide to Hotels and boarding houses in Great Britain, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and the USA. Charming period advertising allows one to travel back to the heady romantic days of Somerset Maugham and the Orient Express. Indexed and tabbed, this is a true gem of nostalgia. A Very Good copy

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        Législation depuis Charlemagne jusqu'à Hugues Capet". Autograph manuscript.

      N. p. o. d. - Folio. 4 pp. on 2 ff. Notes for a perhaps unfinished work on Charlemagne: "1. La législation selon les races a été remplacée par la législation selon les conditions sociales et les [illegible] le pouvoir législatif central et l'unité qui en résultait dans certains parties de la législation surtout dans la législation publique ont disparu. Il y a une charte [illegible] tous les articles des capit qui concernent la morale, la religion les affaires canoniques [ ]". - Stamped twice "Vente Flaubert" (Antibes, April 28-30, 1931); slight ruststains from old paper clip, and small damage to edges; mild toning.

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        A LONDON BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES. Vol. I-XXI (1-21) komplett, Being the Subject Catalogue of the British Library of Political and Economic Science at the School of Economics, the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature at the University of London, the Libraries of the Royal Statistical Society and the Royal Anthropological Institute, and certain special collections at University College, London, and elsewhere

      London, The London School of Economics & Political Science, 1931 - Alle Bände: I bis XXI komplett. Ausgetragenes Bibliotheksexemplar. Bände 1-5 und 7-14 sind broschiert; teilweise an den Kanten bestoßen, Rücken teilweise repariert, Buchseiten altersgemäß minimal angedunkelt aber sauber und in einwandfreiem Zustand. Broschierte Bände insgesamt in altersgemäßem und gutem Zustand. Band 6 (Second Supplement): gebunden in grauem Leinen, auf dem Foto nicht zu sehen. Altersgemäße leichte Lagerspuren an Deckel und Schnitt, Kanten leicht bestoßen, in altersgemäß gutem bis sehr gutem Zustand. Bände 15-21 in sehr gutem Zustand: gebundene Leineneinbände in hellbraunem glatten Leinen mit goldener Rückenprägung. Die Versandgebühr richtet sich nach den tatsächlich anfallenden Versandkosten (in Deutschland ca. 40 €). Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 40000 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE NEW MOVEMENT IN THE THEATRE. A SURVEY OF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN EUROPE AND AMERICA.

      London, Batsford, 1931.. FIRST EDITION 1931. With an Introduction by R.H. PACKMAN and a Foreword by EDWARD GORDON CRAIG. Folio, 385 x 285 mm, 15 x 11¼ inches, illustrated with 128 plates, 152 illustrations in colour, and 392 in monochrome, mostly costumes and theatre sets and scenery, original publisher's cream cloth, brown lettering to spine and upper cover, chipped and damaged remains of colour decorated glassine dustwrapper. Staining to edges of lower cover, a few other small marks to cloth, inner paper hinges cracked, otherwise a very good copy. Moussinac's pictorial survey is divided into the different countries of Europe and the United States, and includes set and costume designs by Picasso, Jean Hugo, Leger, Prampolini, George Grosz, A. Exter, Nivinsky, Norman Bel Geddes, Paul Nash and others, as well as illustrations from the actual productions. The defective dustwrapper was produced by applying the coloured design directly onto a thin sheet of celluloid which has now become brittle. A very heavy book that will require extra postage. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Rime. Edizione rappezzata fra le rovine

      Marsano, Genova 1931 - Dedica autografa di Ezra Pound alla prima bianca Il libro si divide in 2 parti la prima con introduzione in italiano i testi di Cavalcanti con varie traduzioni di Pound una ricognizione dei manoscritti e varie riproduzioni la seconda con lo scritto Mediaevalism seguito dal testo e dalla traduzione della canzone Donna mi prega accompagnata da altri quattro scritti Partial explanation The other dimension The vocabulary e The Canzone further notes . In fine la ristampa dell'introduzione a Sonnets & Ballate del 1912 seguita da cinque sonetti nuovamente tradotti e un altro senza traduzione. 56 + XVI con 40 tavv.f.t. seppiate + 56 p. in-4 m.tela titoli oro al dorso (conserva all\'interno copertina originale in brossura edit. con sigla E.P. al piatto posteriore)

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        If I Were You.

      London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1931 - Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles and ruling to spine and upper board in black. With the dust jacket. A superb copy in the frayed and lightly rubbed dust jacket with an internal repair to a split along half of the lower spine fold. 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. McIlvaine A44b. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      PRINTED BY OTSUKA KOGEISHA JAPAN'S MOST SUPERP PUBLISHER Tokyo 1931- - 2, Ootsuka. Brown loose portfolios, 12 in all, 37x 47 cm., each contains 6 tipped in photos on a mat [3 color& 3 b.w.], 71 of 72 in all, lacks 1, else complete, explana-tory notes pasted inside front of each cover in English and Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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