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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" .

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Alfred Tauchnitz]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Midway Used and Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Banfield House Booksellers]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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      - 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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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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 ... "

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Versand-Antiquariat Konrad von Agris]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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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)

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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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      New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1931. First US Edition Thus. First Printing, preceded by the 1913 edition published by The John C. Winston Co. Octavo; gray cloth, with titles stamped in black and red on spine and front panel; red topstain; patterned endpapers; 311pp. Subtle darkening to spine, with a little handling to boards; Near Fine. The lovely art deco dustjacket is unclipped, with a single closed tear at front flap edge, else Fine. Part of Freeman's celebrated Dr. Thorndyke series, and a title that is virtually unobtainable in dustjacket, much less one this attractive.

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        Memoirs Of A Fox-Hunting Man (Illustrated Edition For Older Boys And Girls)

      The First and sole printing published by Coward McCann in 1931.The BOOK is in near FINE condition. Light pushing at the spine ends with a little dustiness to the upper text block.Front hinge starting to ease.Uncut edges.The spine is unfaded with the black lettering remaining clear.The fragile paper wrapper is price-clipped and is in Very Good+ condition.Upper spine segment and front cover detached but presents very well in the removable Brodart archival cover.Spine is toned but lettering still legible.Small chip to the lower rear edge.This special revised edition for older boys and girls is wonderfully illustrated throughout with colour and B/W illustrations by Arnrid Johnston. The wonderful pictorial jacket and end papers were also designed by Johnston.A very scarce title to find in it's original wrapper and at the time of listing, the only available copy as such on the market.Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.More Images available on request.

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        Graphik der Gegenwart, Band 1: Erich Heckel.

      Euphorion Verlag (1931), Berlin - Gr.-8vo (24 x 16 cm). Mit 5 Orig.-Holzschnitten (zwei doppelblattgr. Orig-Farbholzschn. auf den Vorsätzen; Frontispiz u. Vignette in s/w; farb. Einbandillustr.) sowie zahlr. Abb. 30 nn. Bl. (3 weiß). OPp. zweifarb. Einbandillustration. Erste Ausgabe. - Einband gering gebräunt u. fleckig, kl. Abriebstellen im Rande d. Vorderdeckels u. am Rücken. Die ersten u. letzten Bl. dezent stockfleckig (Vorsätze nicht betroffen), sonst sauber. Insgesamt schön und von guter Erhaltung. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Düwal]
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        Scriptores ecclesiastici de musica sacra potissimum Ex variis Italiae, Galliae & Germaniae codicibus manuscriptis collecti et nunc primum publica luce donati a Martino Gerberto

      Milano, Bolletino Bibliografico Musicale, 1931. Nice early 20th century reprint of the San Blasianis edition of 1734. 3 vols. Large 4to (27x20,5 cm) Original decorated boards, with title labels on frontcover, uncut (1 foot and 1 top of spine sl. dam.). Vol. I:(xxxxviii),348,(iv) pp.; Vol. II:(xvi),394 pp.; Vol. III:(xii),402,(xiv) pp. With 3 frontispieces, 4 folding tables, figures and annotated music in text. - Fine set printed on handmade paper, unopened

      [Bookseller: Boekhandel - Antiquariaat Emile Kerssema]
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        Diagnostic des tumeurs cérébrales et épreuve de l'encéphalographie artérielle

      Paris: Masson et Cie. 1931. "First edition, 8vo, pp. [2], 512; 225 text illustrations, many of x-rays; later green pebbled cloth with gilt title on spine; title faded, owner's signature on endpaper, cancel slip of Intercontinental Medical Book Corporation pasted on title page. A very good copy. Egas Moniz was a Portuguese neurosurgeon and politician who recieved a Nobel Prize for his development of leucotomy, better known as lobotomy. His other major contribution to medicine was in the development of the diagnostic technique of cerebral angiography to locate brain tumors. DSB p. 286."

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        Photographie - Arts et Métiers Graphique (AMG) Paris, 1930 - 1940 und 1947. Alle erschienen elf spiralgebundenen Original-Hefte des Jahrbuches mit sämtlichen Abbildungen in Heliogravüre, bzw. vereinzelt in Heliochromie, so komplett. (31 x 24 cm) 4°.

      - Koetzle S. 48 f. Koelzer 18760. Auer S. 173 (nur 1931 !). Auer Collection 476. Photobibliothek ch 11609. Vergl. Heidtmann 00961 (Der Nachdruck bei Harenberg !) Vollständige Reihe aller elf zwischen 1930 und 1947 erschienener Sondernummern "Photo Graphie" der von Charles Peignot (* Paris 1897 - 1983 ebenda +) gegründeten und geleiteten Zeitschrift "Arts et Métiers Graphique", die meisten Hefte in gutem Zustand, allerdings wie immer mit mehr oder weniger stärkeren Spuren der zur Heftung verwendeten Metallspiralen, ein Deckel fast vollständig gelöst, ein Vorderunschlag mit Fehlstelle. Peignot (h t t p : / / w w w .atypi. o r g /about-us/whos-who/charles-peignot) war auch Inhaber und Leiter der väterlichen Schriftgießerei, der "Fonderie Deberny et Peignot". Eine schöne Reproduktion einer Photographie des Fabrikanten von Rogi André findet sich hier: h t t p : / / w w f r /C.aspx?VP3=SearchResult&IID=2C6NU0RFIDYV 11 Original-Hefte im Quartformat, durchschnittlich mit ca. 120 Seiten und allen 1240, überwiegend schwarzweißen Abbildungen in Heliogravüre - einer Vorgängertechnik des Kupfertiefdrucks -, zumeist sehr qualitätsvoll und von bekanntesten, aber auch unbekannteren Photographen beiderlei Geschlechts, u.a. Berenice Abbott, Laure Albin-Guillot, Herbert Bayer, Aenne Biermann, Bill Brandt, Brassai, Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Hoyningen-Huene, Kertesz, Germaine Krull, Herbert List, Man Ray, Moholy-Nagy, Munkacsi, Outerbridge, Irving Penn, Charles Sheeler, Steichen . Die luxuriös ausgestatte Zeitschrift erschien zwischen 1927 und 1939 in 68 Nummern, eine davon, die Nummer 16 ist zugleich das erste ausschließlich der Photographie gewidmete Sonderheft und Beginn der Reihe. "Die viel beachtete, zweimonatlich erscheinende kunstgewerbliche Fachzeitschrift «Arts et Métiers Grapiques» brachte jährlich ein Jahrbuch mit dem Titel «Photographie» heraus (ohne 1933 und ohne 1941-1946). Dieses Jahrbuch war während der 30er Jahre das wichtigste Schaufenster der internationalen Photo-Avantgarde." Die einführenden Texte wie folgt: 1930: George Waldemar "Photographie vision du monde". 1931: Philippe Soupault "Etat de la photographie". 1932: André Beucher. 1933/ 1934: Lovis Cheronnet "Pour un musée de la photographie". 1935: Georges Hilaire "Peintre et photographie". 1936: Pierre Abraham "Photographie et témoignage". 1937: Jean Selz "Exercice de Contemplation". 1938: B. Brunius "Photographie et photographie de cinéma". 1939: Jean Selz "Par delà la beauté". Page de titre ornée d'un photomontage de Marcel Bovis. 1940: André Lejard "La photographie au service de l'art". 1947: Pierre Scize "Photographie". Die signierten Umschläge nach Entwürfen von Pierre Boucher wurden von den folgenden Graphikern ausgeführt: Denise Bellon (1938), Pierre Boucher (1939 et 1940) und Nathan (1937). In der Beschreibung der Bibliothèque Kandinsky des Centre Pompidou in Paris heißt es: "Titre d'après la page de couverture, celui de la page de titre est ?Photo?, suivi de l'année. Le premier n. est paru dans la revue Arts et Métiers Graphiques, Paris, n. 16, mars 1930, numéro spécial consacré à la photographie. 11 numéros parus. Toutes les couvertures ont été conçues par Pierre Boucher. Un seul n. pour 1933/1934." Ausführliche Abbildungen liegen vor, fragen Sie uns nach dem link. Der Erwerber erhält zusätzlich einen Ausdruck des vollständigen, hier nur angedeuteten Registers zum auschließlichen Privatgebrauch, jedoch nicht zur Veröffentlichung, die wir uns selbst vorbehalten ! ============================================================================================ AMG AMG AMG AMG AMG AMG AMG AMG AMG AMG - Register - AMG AMG AMG AMG AMG AMG AMG AMG AMG AMG ============================================================================================ Register der Photographinnen und Photographen in AMG Photographie (1930 - 1940 + 1947) die darin mit mindestens einer meist ganzseitigen, überwiegend schwarzweißen Abbildung in Heliogravüre vertreten sind: Abbott, [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        La nouvelle Eurydice EDITION ORIGINALE Service de presse ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Grasset, 1931. Fine. Grasset, Paris 1931, 12x19cm, broché. - First edition, one of 300 numbered copies on Alfa paper and reserved to the press service. Signed autograph of the author Robert Garric. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 300 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa et réservés au service de presse. Envoi autographe signé de Marguerite Yourcenar à Robert Garric.  

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        Les mouches d'automne ou la femme d'autrefois EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Simon Kra, 1931. Fine. Simon Kra, Paris 1931, 20,5x27cm, broché. - First edition, one of 25 numbered copies on Japan, deluxe edition. Two tiny gaps in foot of the back, which also has two small tears. Pleasant specimen with all margins. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, tirage de tête. Deux infimes manques en pied du dos qui comporte également deux légères déchirures. Agréable exemplaire à toutes marges.  

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        Histoire De Babar, Le Petit Elephant.

      Paris: Jardin des Modes, 1931., 1931. First Edition, First Issue, indicated by lack of elephant to verso of title page. Quarto. Bound in publisher's original black cloth spine, with pictorial boards, showing Babar and titles to front board; Babar patterned endpapers. French language. An amateur restorer has, at some point in the book's history, applied an unsuitable glaze to the front board which has not improved its appearance - the effect of which is reflected in the price. Corners bumped and worn, spine ends frayed, rear board scratched. Light spotting throughout. This is the first appearance of the much-admired elephant king, in which, after having suffered a tragic loss of a kind with Walt Disney's Bambi, Babar comes to learn an appreciation for the values of civilization, and returns to the jungle to bring the light of civilized life to its inhabitants. Upon his return, he discovers that the previous king has died from eating poisoned mushrooms, and is annointed as the new king by virtue of his modern and urban outlook. A somewhat unprepossessing copy of the first edition of this children's classic.

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        Memoirs of an Infantry Officer. By the Author of Memoirs of a Fox-hunting Man.

      London Faber & Faber 1931 - Limited edition number 15 of 320 copies SIGNED by the Author and the Illustrator, 8vo. 15 colour plates by Barnett Freedman, publisher's pictorial vellum, top edge gilt others untrimmed, pictorial dust-jacket, head and foot of spine very slightly frayed, original slip-case, edges rubbed, rear with small stains; otherwise a very good copy. Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967), one of the major First World-War poets, he was exceptionally courageous on several occasions and in consequence decorated for his bravery. This novel is a fictionalised account of the Author's experiences during and immediately following the First World War; it was an instant success, eclipsing his earlier work, Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man, and remains a literary classic of the period. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Candide, ou l'Optimisme. Traduit de l'allemand de Mr. le docteur Ralph.

      Ohne Ort, A l'enseigne Au gémissement de la paillasse, 1931. - Gr.8°. 174 S. mit radiertem erotischen Frontispiz und 12 galant bis eindeutig erotischen Kupferstichen auf Tafeln. Ungebundene Lagen eingelegt in den Umschlag mit Fronttitel. In Decke und Schuber. Eins von 5 handschriftlich numerierten Exemplaren der |Vorzugsausgabe| auf China (gesamt 290). Im Impressum signiert mit 'Jean Roy'; dahinter verbirgt sich der Künstler |Edy Legrand| (1892-1970), der auch der Verleger dieser Ausgabe war. Schuber stärker berieben. Seiten unbeschnitten und teils unaufgeschnitten. Das empfindliche Papier mit Randläsuren, teils etwas knittrig, letzte Seite mit kleinem Einriß. Untere rechte Ecke wasserfleckig, unterer Schnitt mit Farbspuren. Vereinzelt schwach braunfleckig. Selten. Dutel 1137. --------------------- [VOLTAIRE]. Candide, ou L'optimisme, traduit de l'allemand de Mr. le docteur Ralph. S.l., A l'enseigne Au gémissement de la paillasse, 1931. In-8. En ff., couv. impr., chemise couverte de bois déroulé vert et étui assorti (frotté), [4]-174-[1] pp. (avis au relieur sur chine remplacé par un avis sur vélin d'Arches); pet. mouill. intermittente dans le coin inf. dr., qqs ff. lég. froissés, pet. déchir. au dern. f. bl. Edition h.c. éditée et ill. par Edy-Legrand sous le pseudonyme "Jean Roy" (cf. colophon) de 13 planches libres gravées sur cuivre dont 1 frontisp.; vignette gravée sur bois sur le titre. Tirage à [290] ex. num. Un des 5 de tête sur chine, signé par l'artiste. Dutel 1137. Manque à Pia et à Monod. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      New York: Covici Friede Publishers, 1931. First edition, limited. Hardcover. SIGNED. 106 pp. Quarto [31 cm]; full black cloth with decorative silver stamping on the front board and backstrip. Very good. Subtle sunning to the spine, and gentle bumping and rubbing to the extremities. There is a contemporary owner's name, along with a date, along the top edge of the front free endpaper. Number 54 of 1500. Signed by Vassos on the limitation page. Phobia is Vassos' most personal work, an examination of twenty-four of the numerous and varied fears that plague humankind. Each "phobia" included is fantastically illustrated and described expertly by Vassos.

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      SHEPARD, ERNEST. GRAHAME,KENNETH. THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS. London: Methuen (1931). 8vo (5 1/2 x 7 3/4"), green gilt cloth, book has an ever so slight lean, and fore edge foxed else Fine in lovely pictorial dust wrapper (dw slightly frayed at spine ends, spine toned, one closed tear). First edition with illustrations by E.H. SHEPARD including wrapper design, pictorial endpapers and numerous illustrations throughout the text. Because the first edition had few illustrations, this edition is most sought after for the perfect marriage of illustrations and text. Nice copies in dust wrapper are not easy to find.

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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. Back and pinning restored. - [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. Dos et brochage restaurés.

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        Comus, A Mask by John Milton

      Newtown: Gregynog Press, 1931. 6 full page wood engravings and title vignette by Blair Hughes-Stanton, 1 page facsimile of a title page. No.139 of 250 copies. Printed in Baskerville type on Japanese vellum. 8vo., original yellow buckram backed, buff paper covered boards, lettered in gilt on spine and upper cover. Corners slightly bumped, spine a little darkened, otherwise a very good copy. With the announcement of the book printed at the Press, inserted loose.

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        The Iliad

      London: The Nonesuch Press,, 1931. Large octavo. Publisher's binding of full niger morocco, spines lettered in gilt, gilt rules either side of raised bands, double gilt rules at head and tail of spines and on covers, top edges gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers; in the original marbled slipcase. Title-page printed in black and red, ornaments designed and engraved by Rudolf Koch. With the publisher's printed slip advising on how the pages should be opened. First Nonesuch Press edition, number 819 of 925 copies for sale in England (and 525 for the United States), printing the Greek text in parallel with the English translation of Alexander Pope. An excellent copy of one of the most beautiful editions of the Iliad.

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        CONTES DE BOCCACE [LE DÉCAMÉRON]. Illustrés de quarante-cinq eaux-fortes en couleurs de Berthommé Saint André.

      Le Vasseur et Cie, 1931 - Moines, nonnes, anticléricalisme . Les Contes de Boccace (Décaméron) illustré de 45 eaux-fortes en couleurs de Berthommé Saint André. 1 des 25 ex. de tête sur Japon impérial avec suite, croquis et dessin. Bel exemplaire. Jean BOCCACE, [GIOVANNI BOCCACIO] CONTES DE BOCCACE [LE DÉCAMÉRON]. Illustrés de quarante-cinq eaux-fortes en couleurs de Berthommé Saint André. Le Vasseur et Cie, 1931 3 volumes in-4 (24,5 x 20 cm), 312, 279 et 264-(1) pages. 45 eaux-fortes en couleurs hors-texte (exemplaire avec la suite de 45 eaux-fortes en noir avec remarques), 11 bandeaux en noir. 1 croquis original et 1 dessin original en couleurs. Reliure demi-basane racinée fauve à larges coins, non rogné, couvertures conservées. Quelques épidermures à la reliure qui reste solide et décorative, intérieur parfait. TIRAGE A 346 EXEMPLAIRES. CELUI-CI, 1 DES 25 EXEMPLAIRES DE TÊTE SUR JAPON IMPÉRIAL AUQUEL ONT A AJOUTE UN ETAT COMPLET DES HORS-TEXTE AVEC REMARQUE, UNE AQUARELLE ORIGINALE. 90 EAUX-FORTES AU TOTAL. Le tirage total comprend 1 exemplaire unique sur Japon ancien contenant les dessins originaux et réservé à l'artiste, 25 exemplaires sur Japon impérial avec suite, dessin original et croquis (notre exemplaire), 300 exemplaires sur vélin d'Arches à la forme et 20 exemplaires destinés à l'artiste et aux collaborateurs (5 ex. Japon et 15 ex. vélin d'Arches). Durant la peste qui frappa la ville de Florence en 1348 et dont l’auteur fût témoin, trois jeunes hommes et sept jeunes femmes se réunissent à l’église Santa María Novella et prennent la décision de s’isoler dans une villa lointaine pour échapper à la peste. Dans ce lieu, pour éviter de repenser aux horreurs qu’ils virent, les jeunes gens se racontent des contes les uns aux autres. Ils restent durant quatorze jours dans la villa mais ne racontent aucune histoire les vendredis et samedis. Le titre vient donc de ces dix journées de contes. Chaque jour, un participant tient le rôle de « roi » et décide du thème des contes. Cependant, le premier et le neuvième jours, cette règle n'est pas appliquée. Au total, l'œuvre se compose de cent récits de longueur inégale. Les sources qu’utilise Boccace sont variées : des classiques gréco-romains aux fabliaux français médiévaux. Jean de La Fontaine s'est largement inspiré de quelques nouvelles du Décaméron de Boccace pour plusieurs de ses Contes et Nouvelles. On y trouve parmi les cent nouvelles : Le pervers évoqué comme un saint - Le mari en pénitence ou le chemin du paradis - La feinte par amour - La femme courageuse - A femme avare, galant escroc - Le curé de Varlogne - La culotte du juge - La trompeuse trompée, etc. L'abondante et spirituelle illustration de Berthommé Saint André colle parfaitement au thème. Des moines, des nonnes, de jolies filles pulpeuses diablesses au service de la perversion cléricale. Tout y est dans un style propre à l'artiste, le tout rehaussé de couleurs délicates. BEL EXEMPLAIRE DU TRÈS RARE TIRAGE DE TÊTE SUR JAPON IMPERIAL AVEC SUITE, CROQUIS ET DESSIN ORIGINAL. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE CHIMES

      The Limited Editions Club 1931 - 1931. Slightly better than very good condition with no wrapper. Large format. Brown cloth with gilt title to spine and black/gilt vignette to front cover. Limited edition to 1500 copies, SIGNED by the illustrator. B/w illustrations. SIGNED by Rackham to rear pages; this is Copy No. 1273. Spine has darkened to very edge - where slip case has not been protecting it; fading to edges next to spine. Light page browning; a few small foxspots. A beautiful copy internally! Contained in very good original slip-case that is decorated; some chipping and wear to edges; bumping to corners and a little surface paper damage. [S] [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Fables of Aesop according to Sir Roger L'Estrange

      Paris: Harrison, 1931. One of 20 copies marked "Not For Sale" of a total edition of 615 copies on Auvergne handmade paper and 50 on Spanish rag paper. 50 drawings by Alexander Calder. Printed in 12 pt French Round Face and 9pt italics by Aime Jourde., 127. 8vo., original cloth backed boards with blue hand made paper printed dust wrappers, edges untrimmed, in the original red board chemise with printed paper spine label, without the slipcase. Some spotting to the wrapper, otherwise good. Ex Newberry Library copy with its deaccessioned book label.

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        Memoirs of an Infantry Officer

      London: Faber & Faber Limited,, 1931. With Illustrations by Barnett Freedman. Octavo. Original illustrated cloth, pictorial endpapers, top edge speckled dark red, others untrimmed. 15 colour plates and line-drawings throughout by Barnett Freedman. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown, near-contemporary owership inscription to front free endpaper. Spine and upper outer corner of rear board very lightly bumped. An excellent copy in the price-clipped dust jacket very slightly sunned on the spine. First illustrated edition, trade issue, published the year after the first edition. A lovely copy, uncommon in such nice condition. There was also a limited issue of 320 numbered copies bound in vellum and signed by the author and artist on the limitation leaf.

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        NUOVA ANTOLOGIA di Lettere, Scienze ed Arti.

      (Codice LT / 0589) Sessantasette volumi in 8° (21 annate). Notissima rivista mensile di letteratura, scienza, storia, politica, economia e varia cultura fondata nel 1866 da F.Protonotari. Nella sua lunga vita ospita le firme più prestigiose della cultura italiana, divulgando i moderni sviluppi del pensiero nazionale. Nel ventennio la rivista, diretta da G.Gentile, via via si adegua al regime di cui rispecchia fedelmente gusti e ideali. Disponibili 21 annate consecutive complete rilegate in 67 volumi: in 4 volumi le annate 1931 - 43; in 2 volumi le annate 1945 - 1951, mentre nel 1944 uscì solo il primo semestre (1 vol.) Alcune illustrazioni, alcune tavole fuori testo. Il dodicesimo fascicolo di ogni anno contiene l'indice dell'annata con l'elenco alfabetico degli autori. Tra i tanti nomi: P.Molmenti, E.Buonaiuti, P.D'ancona, G.Matteotti, F.Flora, A.Momigliano, U.Spirito, B.Giuliano, Jannaccone, B.Tecchi, G.Piovene, M.Sarfatti, V.Brocchi, C.Ricci, G.Deledda, A.C.Jemolo. E.Morpurgo, P.Arcari, A.Guzzo, G.Prampolini, E.Morpurgo, F.Valsecchi, G.Volpe, Sartre, F.Burzio, R.Bacchelli, L.Longanesi, G.Papini, M.Parenti, C.Spellanzon ecc. ecc. Tutti i numeri usciti sono presenti, tranne 2 (15 febbr. e 1 maggio del 1942). Minime tracce d'uso, qualche ingiallitura della carta, copertine originali conservate. Belle legature uniformi in mezza tela, titoli oro, ottimo stato di conservazione. Euro 750.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        Nemzetközi Vásár. 1931. május 9-18. Budapest. [Budapest International Fair. May 9-18, 1931.]

      Balogh József (Bruchstiener és Fia) (1931), (Budapest) - Offset small poster. Designed by Sándor Bortnyik. Printed in red and black. 170 × 230 mm. Poster for the 1931 Budapest International Fair, designed by Sándor Bortnyik (1893-1976) the Hungarian painter and graphic designer. He was influenced by Cubism, Expressionism, Constructivism and the Bauhaus. Drawing in pencil on verso, a pinhole at upper edge, small tears to the sides. Overall a good copy. Offset small poster. Designed by Sándor Bortnyik. Printed in red and black. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Micrographie décorative. Préface de Paul Léon.

      - Paris, Draeger Frères 1931. 43,5 : 38,5 cm. 4 Bl. und 20 Photogravuren auf farbigen und metallischen Papieren, jeweils unter nummer. Passepartouts zwischen Schutzpapieren. Orig.-Kartondeckel mit Blindpressung und Titel in Silberfolien-Prägung und Original-Spiralbindung. In Orig.-Karton-Kassette (44 : 40,5 cm). Eines von 300 nummerierten Exemplaren (No 253) innerhalb der Gesamtauflage von 305 Ex. – Die Einbanddeckel minimal fleckig u. kleine Fehlstelle an der oberen Ecke unter der Metallspirale des Vorderdeckels. Die Kartonkassette fleckig und mit stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren. Innen sehr schönes und ausserordentlich sauberes Exemplar. – Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History I, S. 80: „The project was a rare collaboration ., not only between scientist and photographer but also between husband and wife. Albin-Guillot was one of the most successful Parisian photographers of the 1920s, her style a commercially astute blend of pictorialism and modernism. She was renowned for a wide range of photography, her portraits, nudes and landscapes, her illustrations for books of modern French poetry, her cosmetic and pharmaceutical advertisements. Micrographie décorative, however was a more personal project, a memorial to her husband, who had died in 1929. He had been a specialist in preparing specimens for the microscope and his wife had made microphotographs for him. In these artistic experiments. microscopic preparations were privately printed by photogravure onto various coloured and metallic papers by the well-established Parisian printing house of Draeger Frères, who were responsible for many artists' books. . It was included in Beaumont Newhall's historical overview of photography at New York's Museum of Modern Art in 1939 'Photography 1839-1939'." - Sehr selten / very rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Autograph Quotation signed ("Prince Smad"). In French.

      No place, July 1931. - Folio. 1 page. On uncut wove paper, bearing the Schoellers-Parole blind embossed seal, margins uncut. The original autograph contribution of Samad Khan to the Committee of the World League for Peace (Ligue Mondiale pour la Paix), a remarkable organization formed in 1925 with close ties to the League of Nations. The Committee itself was composed of such notaries as Queen Elizabeth of Belgium, King Carol II of Romania, John D Rockefeller, Marie Curie, and Albert Einstein, who personally gathered the present manuscripts over the course of seven years (1925-32). Among the public figures who contributed to the project were numerous dignitaries from the newly-created League of Nations' member states. "War, terrible in all times, has become vain and profitless today, and is equally disastrous for all involved, as even the counquering countries, as well as neutral countries, without exception, can no longer escape the suffering engendered by that calamity! The solidarity between nations has thus become fatally clear. Because of this, peace is no longer simply an ideal, it is becoming a necessity and an obligation. Even the most sceptical among us must finally give pause and reflect. Yet, how rarely are the means we choose to attain this much desired goal the most practical ones! Despite the fact that it is easy to understand that warfare and arms are merely effects, and that it is illogical to wish to avoid them while their causes persist! Can we extinguish an electric light without turning off the switch? Peace can only be seriously envisaged if it is also on a solid base, honest and practical, cemented by the work of the League of Nations, itself equipped with the effective means of intervention! Security for all, men of state and the people, should be the objective, the effect of which will be an inevitable disarmament and sincerity between nations. General fear must make way for a general trust and for faith in the respect of rights and in the future of humanity. Our civilisation owes this to itself, lest it be overcome. [Signed] Prince Smad, former Extraordinary Ambassador to London, former Persian Minister in Holland, and in France, former Premier Delegate of Persia to the Conference in The Hague and the Conference on the Revision of the Geneva Convention, and Permanent Court of Arbitration". Prince Samad was Ambassador to London, Holland, France. He personally owned the Embassy in Paris, which he made his home. Briefly Prime Minister of Persia in 1918. Pax Mundi. Livre d'or de la paix. Enquete universelle de la Ligue mondiale pour la paix sous le haut patronage de son comite d'honneur avec l'approbation de la Societe des nations, du Bureau international du travail et de la Cour permanente de justice internationale. Geneve, Societe paxunis, 1932. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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