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        Years of Grace (Signed Hardcover)

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1931. Later printing. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "For Virginia Allan / from Margaret Ayer Barnes." Winner of the 1931 Pulitzer Prize for Literature. Barnes also wrote "Dishonored Lady," a play twice adapted to film. Beginning in the 1890s, the story follows an upper-middle class girl from youth to adulthood, struggling within a changing society and and the heroine's efforts to uphold conventional morality. About Very Good plus, lacking the scarce dust jacket. Owner bookplate matching the inscription to the front pastedown, with moderate dampstaining to the rear board, light splashes to the spine and front board, and a small attractive repair to the heel. Interior tight and clean. A presentable copy of a title seldom found signed.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Die Brautnacht Eine ethnologische und sexualphysiologische Schilderung ihres Wesens und ihrer Bedeutung. Eine Morphologie ihrer Erscheinungsformen

      Wien, Berlin, Leipzig, Verlag für Kulturforschung, 1931. 192 Seiten, mit zahlreichen, teils farbigen ganzseitigen Abbildungen, und 6 auf Karton montierten Original-Photographien im Anhang Gr.-8°, Leinen Einband berieben, Rücken etwas gestaucht, Seiten leicht nachgedunkelt und teilweise fingerfleckig, Seite 48/49 Falz am Gelenk gerissen, sonst guter Zustand. Die legitime Erotik Versand D: 4,50 EUR Varia

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hinrichsen]
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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 inhabitants?' 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.

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        [Photo Album]: Germany and U S S R Trip

      1931. Oblong octavo. Measuring 6.5" x 9". String-tied striped cloth over boards. Contains 91 sepia-toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2.5" x 3" to 3" x 5" affixed to stiff black pages, some with captions in English. Near fine album with some fading on the cloth with near fine or better photographs.A photo album compiled on a trip to Germany and Russia in September 1931 via the German ship Europa. The ship was one of the largest German vessels built in the 1930s and had only been in operation for a year when this trip was taken. Photos taken on board show "the gang on the Europa" taking silly posed shots as well as candids of the crew and passengers. They began their trip in Berlin in October of 1931 with photos around the city of, among other things, policeman, grand buildings, and the zoological gardens. By December they had reached the U.S.S.R. shown here in wintry scenes of farms covered in snow, men in traditional Russian winter clothing, and horses pulling carts. There are photographs of women working at a river, a woman on a tractor, and an enormous mural of Stalin and Lenin's face made from flowers.A collection of interesting German and Russian scenes before World War II. .

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        GOSOKUI GOTAITEN KINEN KAIGAI JIJYO SHASHIN CHO: REMEMBERANCE ALBUM OF THE CORON

      Shimonoseki-shi 1931, Kan-mon Kohtoh Yohsai Jo-Gakkoh. Pink. oblong album, cord tied spine, 33 x 22.5 cm., 322+94+103+25+. 3 pages, 547+b.w. photos, most 14 x 10 cm., ie one per page,. tissue guards, Japanese text, covers bit faded, else clean.. A MARVELOUS PHOTOGRAHIC ALBUM FROM OVERSEAS JAPANESE The title is a bit deceiving. Essentially a commemorative photo album by an extraordinary large number of overseas Japanese. The names, photos, details of these expatriates overseas Japanese who lived throughout the world. North and South America [America, Canada, Mexico, Central America, Brazil et al.], England, Canada, Europe, and other places are carefully outlined. * Each section is devoted to a geographical area, showing where they live, one or two photos, their home "Ken" or district, and "Sato" or home town in Japan, as well as how many years they have lived abroad, their occupation. A majority were farmers, store keepers, pharmacists, as well as learned people who did professional jobs. * The introduction illustrates the great leaders of the world and their cities: ie Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, London &c., as well as a famous photo of their prominent landmark building. There is also a substantial number of Japanese politicians and officials who offer their congratulations to the Emperor on his Coronation. * The album is 99% about the overseas Japanese, and is a virtual encyclopedia of information on them. For example those seeking to find their roots could use this to trace ancestors from Japan. It outlines a grand number of farmers and "truck farmers" throughout the area, and their family, with many showing the father/husband, wife/mother and all of the children. This is an invaluable research tool for graduate and advanced studies projects. * The book is well organized, uniform in their photos, entries and data found, which is conducive for computer analysis and research. Statistical analysis can also be easily accomplished on the data cited. This is an immense source and seldom found. While the pretext was to celebrate the Coronation of Emperor Hirohito, it turned out to be a stunning source book on the overseas Japanese, there was no other comprehensive and copious source compiled in such a meticulous manner during this period. * Below: A brief biography extracted from the Wikipedia: * Emperor Showa [aka: Showa Tenno], born April 29, 1901-January 7, 1989, was the 124th Emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession, reigning from December 25, 1926 until his death. * His personal name was Hirohito. Like all his predecessors, he is known since his death by a posthumous name, that, according to a tradition dating back to 1912, is the name of the era coinciding with his reign. Having ruled during the Showa or Enlightened Peace era, he is now known as Emperor Showa. Although he is widely referred to as Hirohito or Emperor Hirohito outside of Japan. His reign was the longest of any historical Japanese Emperor. End of Wikipedia entry. * RARE AND OBSCURE RESOURCE * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        The Omnibus (1st printing)

      J. B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia 1931 - J. B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia, 1931. 822 pages. First edition, 1st printing. RARE 1st issue DJ. This is the 1st printing of Verne's classic omnibus which has gone on to several editions (Lippincott, Blue Ribbon) and printings (1931, 1951). Aside from this being a 1st printing, the plum here is the super-rare original red illustrated DJ. The original and fragile red illustrated DJ is often found only in pieces if at all. This fully intact DJ shows handling and wear with some textural scuffing. Small chipping along DJ edges. A plum in any condition let alone one that is still intact and attractive. DJ flap has been price clipped. Red illustrated cloth covers with illustrated map endpapers and pastedowns. Illustrated by Helene Carter. Book is tight, square and clean. Endpaper verso has a neatly written name and address of previous owner. Book appears seemingly unread. Pages lay tight and undisturbed. Half-title page has a small faint stain at rear edge. A couple of very small areas on the edge of the red cloth show fade in color (minor). This is an incredibly well preserved copy in the scarce and desirable red DJ. The contents include Twenty thousand Leagues under the Sea, Around the World in Eighty days, The Blockade Runners, From the Earth to the Moon and the Trip Around It. VG+/VG [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        China Seas (Original screenplay treatment for the 1935 film)

      Los Angeles: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1931. Proposed Treatment for the 1935 film. In a later white leatherette binding with Jean Harlow's name and the date of the treatment (Dec. 15, 1931) in gilt on the front board and the spine. Original front wrapper bound in. Based on the 1931 novel by Crosbie [here spelled Crosby] Garstin, with Garstin and screenwriters John Colton and John Lynch credited on the front wrapper. Likely the earliest draft for the story idea that led to the 1935 film, preceding production by nearly 4 years. When earthy Dolly Portland (Harlow) is rejected by Captain Gaskell (Clark Gable) in favor of a socialite, she aids Jamesy McCardle (Wallace Beery), in league with Malay pirates, in his plot to seize Gaskell's ship. In other words, hell hath no fury. White leatherette binding with gilt titles to the front board and spine. blue studio wrapper, with the MGM white title label, noted as Proposed Treatment on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 0818 and production No. 2026, dated Dec. 15, 1931, with credits for novelist Garstin and screenwriters Colton and Lynch. Title page integral with first page of text. 86 leaves, mimeograph, Pages and, wrapper Near Fine.

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        Die Russen in Ostpreußen 1914/15. Im Auftrage des Landeshauptmanns der Provinz Ostpreußen bearbeitet von Dr.Fritz Gause

      Königsberg, Gräfe & Unzer Verlag, 1931 - Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (Ganzleinen GLn / OLn / Ln) mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel). Einband wohl durch Feuchtigkeit etwas fleckig und teilweise leicht verfärbt, Vorsätze ebenfalls mit Flecken, auch einige Tafeln, ansonsten sauber und in fester Bindung erhalten. Büttenpapier-Exlibris "Consemüller" 55 x55 mm auf festem Vorsatz vorne. 425 Seiten mit zahlreichen Foto-Abbildungen auf Kunstdruckpapier und einer mehrfach gefalteten Karte als Beilage, Format 4to (18,5 x 24,6 cm). Druck der Ostpreußischen Druckerei und Verlagsanstalt AG, Königsberg Pr. Vorworte von Dr. Blunk, Landeshauptmann der Provinz Ostpreussen und Albert Brackmann, Generaldirektor der preussischen Staatsarchive, Professor an der Universität Berlin, vormals Leiter der Provinzialkommission für ostpreussische Kriegsgeschichte, sowie von Fritz Gause, Studienrat am Städtischen Goethe-Oberlyzeum in Königsberg. Aus dem Inhalt: 1. Die ersten Tage: Kriegspsychose, Mobilmachung, Liebestätigkeit, Spionenjagd, Gerüchte über russische Gräueltaten, Stimmung bei den Russen, Haß gegen den Kaiser, Verhalten gegen das Land und die Bevölkerung, gegen Polen und Masuren. 2. Die Flucht: Räumung der Städte, Ausschreitungen der Flüchtlinge, war die Flucht notwendig?, Verhältnis zwischen Zivil- und Militärbehörden, das Schicksal der von den Russen eingeholten Flüchtlinge, Flucht im Winter Bergung des Niehs, Fürsorge für die Flüchtlinge, Flucht aus Memel, Vergleiche mit der Flucht der Bevölkerung in Frankreich. 3. Unter russischer Herrschaft: Erlasse der russischen Befehlshaber - gutes Veralten der Russen, Sorge für Disziplin, Strafen im russischen Heer, Unsauberkeit und Unordnung - die russische Verwaltung, Maßregeln zum Schutz gegen Verrat, Sabotage, Regusitionen und Kontributionen, Verhalten gegen Staatseigentum, Heranziehung der Bevölkerung zu Fuhr- und sonstigen Diensten, Fürsorge für die Bevölkerung, deutsche Behörden unter russischer Herrschaft, Aufrechterhaltung der Ordnung, Zustände auf dem Lande, Hoffnung auf Befeiung. 4. Plünderung und Brandstiftung: Mangelhafte Disziplin bei den Russen, Plünderung in bewohnten / unbewohnten Häusern, in Läden und Gastwirtschaften, Zustand der ausgeplünderten Häuser, Beraubung von Personen, Erpressungen, Kriegstrophäen, Plünderung durch Kolonnen, Kenntnis der russischen Heerführer von den Plünderungen, der Baranow-Bericht, Plünderung durch Zivilpersonen aus Russland, Beteiligung von Offizieren, Plünderung durch deutsche Truppen?, Plünderung im Winter, Zerstörung und Brandstiftung aus militärischen Gründen, Vorgehen der Russen bei Brandstiftungen, Grüne für Brandstiftung, Verluste an Kunstschätzen in Kirchen und Schlössern. 5. Greueltaten, die zurückzuführen sind auf: Verbindung mit deutschen Patrouillen, Geheime Telefonverbindungen, Lichtsignale, Glockenläuten, Brände, Flucht vor Sabotage, Misstrauen gegen Leute, die fortliefen oder sich versteckten, bei denen verdächtige Gegenstände gefunden wurden, (Fernglas, Karte, Notizbuch, Uniformen oder Uniformteile, Waffen und Munition in Häusern, in der Kleidung, Militärpapiere). Männer in wehrpflichtigen ., Männer, bei denen zusätzlich Uniformstücke gefunden wurden, Gräueltaten, die dadurch veranlasst worden sind, dass die Russen von der Bevölkerung beschossen glaubten, hat es in Ostpreussen einen Franktireukrieg gegeben? Gräueltaten, die aus der Kriegspsychose erwachsen sind, beim Vormarsch, beim Rückzug, beim Oktobervorstoß und beim zweiten Einfall im Winter, Gräueltaten, die aus der Schwierigkeit der sprachlichen Verständigung zu erklären sind, Gräueltaten, die gänzlich unerklärlich sind, Sittlichkeitsverbrechen, Gräueltaten beim Vorstoß auf Memel, Widerlegung von Gräueltaten, Abschließende Bestrafung. 6. Die Leiden der Verschleppten: Gründe für die Verschleppung, Die Gefangennahme, Der Transport zur Sammelstelle, Gräueltaten. Systematische Fortführung der Bevölkerung beim zweiten Einfall, Allgemeine Verordnung und ihre Durchführung, Ausweisung aus dem besetzten Gebieten, Vers

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        Violin-Makers of the Guarneri Family (1626-1762)

      1931 - (GUARNERI) HILL, William Henry, Arthur F, and Alfred Ebsworth. The Violin-Makers of the Guarneri Family (1626-1962). London: William E. Hill & Sons, 1931. Quarto, original half tan vellum gilt, top edge gilt, uncut; original cardboard slipcase. $1600.First edition, with 58 plates (17 in color, 41 photogravures) and dozens of in-text illustrations. Cellist and conductor Alfred Wallenstein’s copy, with his bookplate.The Hill family’s history as violin makers dates back to the middle of the 18th century; in the 19th century, they became specialists in the art of restoration. “No praise can be too high for the contribution of this unique firm to the history of the violin and its accessories… The Hill’s connoisseurship was unrivaled and was reflected in several publications which form the basis of knowledge of old string instruments… the first edition of the invaluable Antonio Stradivari: his Life and Work appeared in 1902 and The Violin-Makers of the Guarneri Family in 1931. Alfred Ebsworth Hill was the world’s leading expert on old violins. His memory for instruments was legendary, and his judgment concerning authenticity was unchallenged” (New Grove 8:557). The list of subscribers at the rear of the volume includes musicians Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Kreitzler, Bronislaw Huberman, Jan Kubelik, Kikuo Suzuki and Charles Munch, along with Mussolini and the Queen of Belgium. With Guarneri family crest stamped in black, red, green and gold on front board and title page. Bookplate of renowned cellist and conductor Alfred Wallenstein.Mild wear to slipcase. Book fine and quite lovely. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sanctuary

      New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1931., 1931. 8vo., pp. 380. FIRST EDITION. Finely bound in full blue morocco with gilt titles and gilt to spine, gilt rule to boards, top edge tinted; marbled end papers. A superb copy. Connolly 100 listed title.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Gustave Dreyfus Collection: Reliefs and Plaquettes (single volume ONLY)

      Oxford: The University Press, 1931. Hardbound. VG internally, VG outside with notable exception of the top edge of front cover, which is mildy discolored and very slightly rippled. A very solid clean copy with a distinguished provenance.. Blue cloth with gilt titles. xvi, 300 pp., 453 items are illustrated in bw photographs. A single volume of the three-volume, large and unequalled collection catalogue published by Duveen soon after he purchased this collection from the heirs of Dreyfus. Eventually, it was sold to Kress who donated it to the National Gallery. It is uncommon to see individual volumes of this set. A seminal reference work.

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        Sanctuary

      New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, 1931. First Edition, Second Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, second printing. Near Fine in a Very Good un-clipped dust jacket. Light staining to boards, else a very sharp copy. Remnants of previous owner book plate to front free end paper. Dust jacket shows light staining to front and rear panels, toning to spine; light edge wear and a short split at the foot of the rear spine joint. Rare in dust jacket.

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        Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald. Volksstück in drei Teilen.

      Propyläen-Verlag (1931), Berlin - 8vo. 143 S., 2 Bl. OKart. m. Deckeltitel. WG 4. - Erste öffentliche Ausgabe in der seltenen Bindequote des Arcadia Verlags, in welchem auch der nichtöffentliche Erstdruck erschien. - Rücken u. Schnitt etw. fleckig, Ecken gering bestoßen. Kl. Wasserrand unten nahe der Bindung. Sonst sauber u. ordentlich. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [Photo Portfolio]: Ceylon 20 - 24 I 1930

      Blue cloth portfolio gilt lined with marbled paper. Small label with stamp of "C.C. Karlovy Vary. 1931" inside portfolio (possibly the location of the binder or the photographer, the city in the far northwest of the Czech Republic is also known by the German name Karlsbad). 98 beautifully printed platinum prints, each image measuring 5" x 7.5" surrounded with a plate mark impressed onto stiff 9.25" x 12" stock. Apparently a group of photographs made in January of 1930 by a German(?) photographer. Each is very neatly labeled in ink with a location and exact date on the verso, mostly in German, some in English. Each is numbered, although the meaning of the overall numbering system is not obvious. Condition is overall fine with very slight (and easily removable) soiling in the extreme margins; portfolio shows some wear and is sound and very good. Subjects include Peradeniya Gardens, archeological sites, temples and other notable buildings, mountain scenes, street scenes and buildings in Colombo and Anuradhapura (as well as scenes along the road between the two cities), several of elephants (including harvesting trees), several of the native peoples, a few of European tourists or administrators. .

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        Canticum Canticorum Salomonis.

      [Weimar: Cranach Presse, 1931]. A bright copy with a list of former publication and prospectus for the English edition inserted loose. 11 wood-engravings and 18 wood-engraved initials by Eric Gill. Jenson Antiqua type cut for the Press by E. Prince, printed in red and black throughout. One of 200 paper copies, out of a total edition of 268 numbered copies (this no.151) and editions in French and German. Tall 8vo., original half parchment over buff paper boards, spine lettered in gilt, t.e.g., others uncut, in original dust jacket and cardboard slipcase. With the spotting to the fore edge, otherwise a bright and crisp copy. A superb copy. Inserted loose is a 4 page list of former publications of the Cranach Press, plus a prospectus for the English edition including a Gill engraving. Kessler seems to have got the very best out of Gill, with a darker mood and deeper intensity in his engravings than was usual for the artist. Some of this is achieved by the style of printing but much must have been due to Kessler's tight control of the production and strong influence over Gill's work for it. The partnership produced a truly remarkable work of art.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

      [Bookseller: SOPHIE SCHNEIDEMAN RARE BOOKS]
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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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        Odyssée.

      - 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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        DOUBLE BLOSSOMS. HELEN KELLER ANTHOLOGY

      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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        The Wind in The Willows

      Methuen, London 1931 - Signed Limited Edition Signed by both Kenneth Grahame and by E H Shepard. This is number 127 of the large paper edition edition of only 200. the grey boards are bumped to the bottom corners. and the green cloth spine is a little rubbed and faded as is the title label. The spare title label is bound in at the rear of the book. Many little black and white line drawings to the text showing all the well loved characters. A rare book in fair condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: barnoble-books]
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        TARZAN THE INVINCIBLE ...

      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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        POEMA DEL CANTE JONDO.

      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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        MARTHE.

      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]

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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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