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        THE FLOWERS AND FOLKLORE FROM FAR KOREA

      Tokyo 1931, Sanseido. Black cloth, very good, 93+4p., all. edge gilt, 10.5 x 12.75 inches, 46 tipped-in plates, 2 end. paper color plates, slip case, clean solid copy. SCARCE. FIRST EDITION. A CLASSIC COLOR WORK ON KOREAN FLOWERS & FOLK This lovely work is arranged by the months of the year and the flowers which bloom during that period. This collection covers many of the best known wild & cultivated flowers of Korea, socres of which are used in medicine, foods and dyes. Together with a description of these flowers are a gathering of literture & learning gleaned from Korean scholars. Useful and beautifully printed botanical reference book.S C A R C E Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB -]
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        DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF JAPANESE AND CHINESE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS IN THE RYERSON L

      Chicago 1931, [A.I.C.]. Blue cloth, very good, with supplem-. ental index of titles in Chinese & Japanese characters, 466p. index, addenda & additional chronology tipped in. R A R E. This highly valuable and useful reference work has been out- of-print shortly after publication and copies seldom come to market. This work is an annotated bibliography of woodblock illustrated and hand printed books. Each entry gives full title, imprint, collation-listing each plate, for full bibl- iographic data. An invaluable resource for any serious col- lector of Japanese and Chinese books. This work is of most value to those who do not read Japanese. This collection was augumented by the additon of the entire collection of books acquired by Ernest Fenollosa. To this was added the great collection of Louise N. Brown collection. Thus this work re- presents the major collection of Japanese woodblock illustr- ated books in America. This catalog is well organized, and contains works of the Ukiyo-e, popular and Toba-e, Maruyama, Shijo, Kishi, Buncho schools and artists, as well as examles of modern reprints. Arranged in chronological order. SUPERB! Scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Shadows on the Rock

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931 - First Edition; limited issue; one of 619 numbered and signed copies. Near fine in a dust jacket with some browning and in a very good publisher's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        SHADOWS ON THE ROCK

      New York: Knopf, 1931. Large octavo. Marbled boards, gilt spine label. Noted collector's bookplate, else fine, in good dust jacket (large piece missing from lower panel), and worn slipcase with broken top panel. First edition, limited issue. One of 619 numbered copies printed on handmade paper and specially bound, in addition to 199 copies on Japan vellum differently bound, all signed by the author.

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        Le Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu. (Signed first edition)

      Paris: Ambroise Vollard. 1931 - 13 original etchings unbound as issued in a sleeve inside the bound book.One of 65 copies (no. 10) on Japan paper, signed by Picasso and Vollard.(Only the deluxe copies on Japan paper were signed on the colophon by the artist and publisher.)Housed in a custom clamshell case encased throughout in three leathers by the celebrated binder Alexandr Mosalov.References : Cramer, Pablo Picasso, les livres illustrés, n° 20 ;Bloch: 82-94; Livre no, 19Un des précieux exemplaires sur Japon sans la suite.In-4 (228 x 250 mm). En feuilles, sous chemise rempliée illustrée. Quelques défauts à la couverture (dos et bords inférieurs du premier plat légèrement passés, accident à la coiffe supérieure, quelques taches), coin inférieur du premier feuillet blanc coupé, bords des planches de la suite très légèrement maculées, sans atteinte aux gravures.13 eaux fortes originales hors texte (dont la table des gravures) et 67 dessins gravés sur bois de Pablo Picasso.Un des 65 exemplaires de tête sur Japon impérial (n° 10), sans la suite des eaux-fortes sur vélin de Rives, monogrammés par Vollard et signés en bistre par Pablo Picasso. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A Certain Man

      Heinemann, 1931. Hardcover. Used; Good. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; FIRST EDITION ; newly rebound with some yellowing to pages. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        Heidelbergs Kirchen und Kirchengeschichte.

      Selbstvlg., 1931 - Selbstvlg., 1931. 139 S. (Fraktur). kt. (Rücken leicht bestoßen, St. a. Titel). Sprache: deu (Rücken leicht bestoßen, St. a. Titel). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Chimes

      Limited Editions Club, London 1931 - Signed Limited Edition Number 1087 of 1500. In brown buckram covers Illustrated to front in black and gold. 6 full page and 14 smaller black and white drawings. In illustrated slip case which is split to one side.Internally excellent. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue of the Leonard Gow Collection of Chinese Porcelain

      London, England: George W. Jones, 1931. Red cloth, gilt lettering on spine, small emblem on cover. xxxix, 109 pp. 85 plates in color and bw. A foreword by the collector, introduction, and helpfuly chapters titled K'ang Hsi Porcelain and its Decoration, Porcelain Shapes and Marks precede the catalogue, which is in turn divided into the following sections: Ming Porcelain, K'ang Hsi Blue and White, Monochromes, K'ang Hsi Famille Verte, Powder-Blue, K'ang Hsi Famille Verte Porcelain Enameled on the Biscuit, Porcelain Decorated with Coloured Glazes and Yung Chêng and Ch'ien Lung Porcelains. Including over 400 annotated pieces, a list of works consulted and many beautiful plates, this book is a treasure... especially given that it is hand-numbered #259 out of 300 ever printed and signed by the collector. VG , very slight wear at edges.

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        THE CONQUEST OF SPACE . With an Introduction by Dr. H. H. Sheldon .

      New York: Penguin Press, 1931 - Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-271 [272-274: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], four inserted plates, other illustrations in text, original black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. The first English- language book devoted to rocketry and space travel, written by a rocket pioneer and first president of the American Interplanetary Society, provides a summary of past and current rocket research and speculation on the future of rocket flights in the earth's atmosphere and in interplanetary space. The work consists of three parts: "The Rocket" (a history of rocketry), "The Flight Into Space" (a fictional account of a space voyage), and "New Worlds" (addressing challenges and rewards of space flight). Ciancone 123. Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel, revised edition, 1957, p. 492. Bookplate of aviation collector William G. Gerhard affixed to front paste-down. A couple of mild spots to rear cover, else a clean, very good copy. (#135138) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE CRIME CONDUCTOR.

      Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., [1931]., 1931. First edition. True first edition as U. S. edition precedes the U. K. edition which was published in 1932. Near fine copy in a fine, bright dust jacket. Colonel Gethryn solves a death by drowning in a locked bathroom. An exceptional copy of a Crime Club mystery.

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        Typed Letter Signed with annotations, with handwritten post script also signed, 2 separate 4to pp on "Hotel Elysee" stationery, large 4to, n.p., New York, n.y.

      Marx writes a rich letter to his family, "Svenskie, Arthur, Miriam and Ma" on Sunday afternoon. Probably written between 1931 and 1932, this letter to his family in Los Angeles talks about his work and mentions many people he knew in those days but also expresses his loneliness, missing his family and his home. He addresses the letter to "Svensk, Arthur, Miriam and Ma." It seems plausible to assume that Svensk is a nickname he called his wife, Ruth (Johnson) as she was the daughter of a Swedish immigrant. They were married in 1920, their son, Arthur, was born in 1921, and their daughter, Miriam, was born in 1927. Groucho's mother, Minnie, died in September of 1929, so it seems likely that his reference to "Ma" would be his mother-in-law.   The Marx family moved to Los Angeles in 1931. According to "Groucho Marx and Other Short Stories and Tall Tales…," edited by Robert S. Bader, Groucho first met Arthur Sheekman in Chicago, during the run of "Animal Crackers." Sheekman was a columnist for the Chicago Times. Before working on "Duck Soup," Sheekman moved to New York in 1932 to work on Groucho and Chico's radio show "Flywheel, Shyster & Flywheel." Groucho begins by describing New York, being nostalgic for California, and wishing his family was with him. "This is Sunday afternoon, a particularly gloomy Sunday too." He mentions walking in Central Park saying "how I miss the green grass and the trees… thing that would drive me crazy about living in the city. Nothing to look at but stone and asphalt and nothing to smell but carbon monoxide"   He tells his family news of his work and social life. "Am still working on the radio script and although I don't think it's too good, we will probably audition it… if we get it too smart the sponsors nor the public understand it, if it isn't smart enough we don't like it, so there you are." He seems to be referring to the radio show he was trying to create with Chico, which eventually became "Flywheel, Shyster & Flywheel" for Standard Oil's "Five Star Theatre," on the air from 1932-33.   "Had dinner last night with Hecht," he says, referring to Ben Hecht, the screenwriter who was a friend and writing partner of Charles MacArthur who Groucho also mentions. Further discussing Hecht, "We are trying to get him to do an outline for either a play or a movie… we have definitely abandoned the first Sherwood and Hart idea…," here referring to the collaborators of musicals, Robert E. Sherwood and Moss Hart whose "Miss Liberty" came out in 1949.   Further to colleagues and friends, "I am going with Sheekman and Perrin, and the Goodmans and the Bennys, to Lea Sachs for dinner. Last Friday I was out with Ross (Harold)… Luchow's… food was fair, but the beer was superb…." Arthur Sheekman, as mentioned above, and Nat Perrin were writers who wrote "Duck Soup" (1933) for the Marx Brothers. Groucho became a close friend of Sheekman's and, in 1967, edited "The Groucho Letters." [See "Monkey Business: The Lives and Legends of the Marx Brothers," by Simon Louvish, pages 129-130.] He also refers to Harold Ross, editor of "The New Yorker."   Groucho spends much of the letter talking about missing his family and wanting them to arrange to come to New York as soon as they can. He says he wants them to come when he gets "something definite." His emotion for his family shows throughout, "I hope my little sweetheart has completely recovered from her fall… I look at the pictures every day and getting increasingly lonesome…." He refers to the troubles Chico and his wife, Betty, were having by stating that "Betty is returning to California next Sunday.". The letter is signed with great love and devotion, not at all close to how he might feel one day when in 1942 he and Ruth are divorced. "Kiss yourself and Arthur and Miriam for me, and love to you all, from your ever lovin man Groucho," then signed in pencil, "Groucho." He writes in pencil, "Did you cut down the vines?" and signs again, "Love - Groucho." Two holograph corrections in the body of the letter in pencil.

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        Frankenstein (Photoplay Edition)

      Grosset & Dunlap, NY 1931 - The first Photoplay edition bound in red cloth with black lettering & illustrated with scenes from the classic Universal movie starring Bori s Karloff.An about Fine copy,cloth boards are bright & clean.Has very tiny rub marks at the corners else a fine copy with no markings inside . In a Near VG original dj. Dj has a 4cm long by 2cm deep chip to the head of the spine, a couple of tiny, less than 1cm chips at the base o f the spine and a couple of short closed edge tears.There is some rubb ing along the front fold and light creases to the top edge of both the front & rear panels. A couple of pieces of clear tape have been used on the verso of the jacket to repair and reinforce some short tears. A n attractive copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        These 13

      Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, New York 1931 - First Edition. 358 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Notable collection of Faulkner short stories. Blue cloth. Very good in somewhat rubbed and soiled dust jacket (spine toned, chipped at ends) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Collection Andre Breton et Paul Eluard. Sculptures d'Afrique, d'Amerique, d'Oceanie.

      Paris, Hotel Drouot, 1931. - 50 Seiten, 24 Fototafeln. 27,5 x 22 cm, illustrierte Original- Broschur mit Typographique in Rot und Schwarz. Mit frankiertem Postversandumschlag, eigenhändig adressiert an die Eltern von Andre Breton, "Monsieur et Madame L. Breton". Der Katalog beschreibt 312 Objekte sog. primitiver Kunst aus Afrika, Amerika und Ozeanien aus der Sammlung von Andre Breton und Paul Eluard, von denen etwa ein Drittel auf den Fototafeln abgebildet ist. - Edition originale. Catalogue edite a l'occasion d'une vente aux encheres organisee par Andre Breton et Paul Eluard a l'hotel Drouot les 2 et 3 juillet 1931. Me Alph Bellier, commissaire-priseur ; assiste de Charles Ratton, Louis Carre, Georges F. Keller, experts. - Leicht bestoßen. Sehr gut erhalten. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      Tokyo 1931-2, Ootsuka. Brown loose portfolios, 12 in all, 37. x 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. PRINTED BY OTSUKA KOGEISHA JAPAN'S MOST SUPERP PUBLISHER Japanese. Each entry covers details of the piece, name, type of decoration, size, ownership, any unique points. * Covers JAPANESE: Nabeshima, Kokutani [old Kutani], Tebachi, Ninsei jar and bottle, Iga water vessel, Shuhei Ogata, blue & white portable stove, E-Seto ware, Karatsu ware, Inuyama ware, Karashihi &c. * KOREAN: Korai bottle & ewer, Li blue & red bottle & jar, Korai inlaid jar, Keiriyuzan ware &c. * CHINESE: Yu-li-hung, T'ang: green pillow, jar with bird head; Sung: engraved jar, pillow, celadon jar and lid, Ting-yao, ewer; Ming: San-ts'ai dish, blue and white, dish, Han: Chung jar, K'ang-hsi blue & white &c., plus many more of all categories illustrated. * Each photo is matted on a deckle edge stiff sheet, and numbered to match the explanatory notes. A fine set of unusual and rare ceramic works, nicely illustrated, with good descriptions. * This is a large and heavy set. Extra packing, insurance and postage will apply. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Daughter of Fu Manchu

      New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company. 1931., 1931. First Edition. Signed. Octavo, pp. 316. Publisher's yellow cloth with black titles and decoration to front and spine, fore edge uncut, black endpapers. In suitably sinister pictorial dustjacket designed by George Annand. With inscription by Sax Rohmer to the half title page. Slight lean to the textblock, half title page and rear flyleaf just starting, some dustiness to top edge. Some slight nicking to tail cap and bumping to both the head and tail caps, rubbing to the board edges and to the spine. Some marking to all faces of the boards. Quite heavy spotting to the rear of the dustwrapper, with some marking to the lighter portions, still shows brightly. The dustwrapper has been strengthened at most corners with tape, closing up two inch and a half closed tears to the bottom of the spine and to the rear face. Some areas of loss to all the corners and some creasing. Overall a very good copy.

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        THE FOUR GOSPELS OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST ACCORDING TO THE AUTHORIZED VERSION OF KING JAMES I

      Waltham St. Lawrence: The golden Cockerel Press, 1931. No. 138 of 500 copies. Fine, very slightest soil to the bands - an excellent copy much better that normally found, due to the nature of the white pigskin. No. 138 of 500 copies. Folio. 269p. Illustrated by Eric Gill with 65 wood- engravings, 4 full page. Printed in Golden Cockerel 18 pt. type designed for the press by Gill on Batchelor hand-made paper. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in half white pigskin over maize buckram boards, t.e.g., edges untrimmed, the spine with gilt title and Cockerel device. "The Four Gospels is arguably Gill's greatest achievement in bookmaking and one of the great private press books of the century." (Hunter & Kelly. A Century for the Century XXXII). "The Four Gospels, printed in 1931 with engraving by Eric Gill ... is arguably the finest of all private press books printed between the wars." (Cave. The Private Press, 2nd ed., p. 170). Chanticleer 78; Gill Bibliography No. 285.

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

      Königsberg, Graefe & Unzer Verlag, 1931 - Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (Steifumschlag / Broschur / Kartoneinband im Format 18,3 x 25 cm) mit Rücken- und farbig illustriertem Deckeltitel). 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, Requsitionen 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? Greueltaten, die aus der Kriegspsychose erwachsen sind, beim Vormarsch, beim Rückzug, beim Oktobervorstoß und beim zweiten Einfall im Winter, Greueltaten, die aus der Schwierigkeit der sprachlichen Verständigung zu erklären sind, Gräueltaten, die gänzlich unerklärlich sind, Sittlichkeitsverbrechen, Greueltaten beim Vorstoß auf Memel, Widerlegung von Greueltaten, Abschließende Bestrafung. 6. Die Leiden der Verschleppten: Gründe für die Verschleppung, Die Gefangennahme, Der Transport zur Sammelstelle, Greueltaten. Systematische Fortführung der Bevölkerung beim zweiten Einfall, Allgemeine Verordnung und ihre Durchführung, Ausweisung aus dem besetzten Gebieten, Verschleppung, Transport zur Sammelstelle, Verschleppung beim Vorstoß auf Memel, Zahl der Verschleppten, Krankheiten und Todesfälle. Stimmung der Bevölkerung, Die Arbeit der Komitees, usw. - Exempl [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Graziella

      Paris, L'édition d'Art Piazza 1931. In - 8 carré broché, couverture illustrée remplie sous étui. 184 pages illustrées en couleurs de pochoirs par BRUNELLESCHI. Tirage limité numéroté. Celui ci n° 841 sur vélin à la cuve des papèteries de rives. Très bel exemplaire.

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        Belle Chair. Onze Poèmes inédits d'Émile Verhaeren illustrés de trois bois originaux et de douze lithographies par Aristide Maillol.

      - Paris, Éditions d'Art Édouard Pelletan, 1931; in-4, 39 pp., broché, couverture illustrée rempliée (minime trace de décollement au dos). Rauch, Les Peintres et le livre, n°139. Carteret IV, 309 : "Édition originale et premier tirage recherché et coté", un des 150 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé de Hollande. Bon exemplaire. 1931 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Sculptures d'Afrique, d'Amérique, d'Océanie. Collection André Breton et Paul Eluard. Paris, vente à l'hôtel Drouot, les 2 & 3 juillet 1931.

      P., Etude de Me Alph. Bellier, 1931. - 27,5 x 22 cm, 54 p, 24 pl, carte. Broché, couverture illustrée, belle composition typographique imprimée en noir et rouge sur crème. Edition originale en PARFAIT ETAT du catalogue de la vente publique de la collection d'André Breton et de Paul Eluard avec les notices des 312 objets d'art primitif expertisés par Charles Ratton, Louis Carré et Georges Keller, un tiers d'entre eux reproduits en 24 planches photographiques, dans une mise en page impeccable de Jean Picart Le Doux.- La vente profite de l'actualité de l'Exposition coloniale ouverte en mai 1931. Ch. Ratton tire parti de l'engouement qu'elle suscite pour organiser la vente des collections d'Eluard et de Breton. Tandis que les surréalistes tirent à boulets rouges sur le colonialisme avec le tract "Ne visitez pas l'exposition coloniale".- Une lettre d'Eluard à Gala, en février 1931, montre que nécessité a fait loi : « L’argent manque terriblement. J’ai vu Ratton hier qui offre de faire une vente de mes objets et de ceux de Breton vers le début de mai. [ ] Il y a à cette époque l’exposition coloniale et il pense que ça aiderait ». Réf. bibliographiques : Leclercq, Les surréalistes face aux mythes de l’Autre et au colonialisme, 1919-1962. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Good Earth (with original typed and signed text page)

      J. Day & Co, New York 1931 - New York: J. Day Co., 1931. First edition, first printing w/o DJ. Brown cloth boards, lightly soiled on spine and front board. Gold gilt letttering on spine and front board that has some soiling. Book is in VG condition. Text is clean, no foxing or other marks. Enclosed is one page of the typewritten manuscript signed in blue ink on the bottom of the page by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        ILLUSTRATIONS OF JAPANESE AQUATIC PLANTS AND ANIMALS.

      [Tokyo] 1931-32, Fisheries Soc. Brown raw silk, 2 vol. set,. thread ties, all edge gilt, 14 1/2 x 20 1/4 inches, beautif-. ully illustrated in color. Exceptionally R A R E !. A MOST FABULOUS COLOR BOOK SHOWING BEAUTIFUL SEA ANIMALS With 100 fine color lithographs, many of which have mica dust on the scale area, giving a genuine portrayal of each fish. Each plate page has an average of 4-6 individual il- lustrations. Compiled by Fisheries Society of Japan. Illus- strating the flora and fauna of Japan's marine world. Beaut- ifully illustrating the wide variety of fish, shell fish, crabs, and various plants in full color. ALWAYS RARE ! Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the 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. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        La nuova architettura

      Torino: Unione Tipografica Editrice Torinese, , 1931. Rilegato (hardback). Molto Buono (Very Good). Contiene il manifesto L'architettura futurista di A. Sant'Elia e saggi originali di F.T. Marinetti, Fillia, E. Prampolini, W. Gropius, Le Corbusier, A. Sartoris, N. Diulgheroff, R. Ginsburger, G. Vedres, A. Lurcat, Von Der Muhll. 276 Riproduzioni in nnero ed una a colori. 4to. pp. 278. Molto Buono (Very Good). Leggere abrasioni ai margini delle copertine. Dorso restaurato. . Primo studio completo sull'architettura razionale comparso in Italia

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        The Negro Mother, and Other Dramatic Recitations

      [New York]: (The Golden Stair Press, 1931. First edition. Softcover. Near fine in original pictorial yellow wrappers. Six poems from Hughes. This copy has been hand-colored by the artist. Very scarce.. Thin octavo. 20 pages. Fully illustrated with hand-colored decorations by Prentiss Taylor.

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        Celluloid: The Film Today (First UK Edition)

      London: Longmans, 1931. First Edition. First Edition. One of the most important books on the early sound era, an ambitious attempt to assess the state of world cinema, with a factual look at American films, British films, the role propaganda and education in films. The second half of the book is devoted to a series of Rotha's reviews of key films of the day, including City Lights, The Threepenny Opera, Cimarron, and Le Million, ending with two essays, one on the films of Fritz Lang and one on "The Revival of Naturalism." Very Good plus in a Very Good plus example of the scarce dust jacket. Small stain on the front board, small contemporary owner name (dated 1940), vintage bookseller label at the bottom of the front pastedown, and light wear at the jacket extremities. An attractive copy.

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        Do You Want To Fly?

      Shanghai: The Comacrib Press,, 1931. Octavo. Original black boards, title to spine and front board gilt, illustrated endpapers and black speckled edges. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and monochrome photographs, with sketches and diagrams by the author. Rear hinge cracked but holding; a very good, fresh copy, in the faintly toned and lightly rubbed jacket. First edition, first printing, with the scarce jacket. A practical handbook for amateur pilots, by the "modern Marco Polo".

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        The Wind in the Willows

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1931. Large octavo. Original green cloth-backed grey boards, white paper label to spine printed in black, spare label bound in at rear. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by E. H. Shepard. Light rubbing to corners, light spotting to first few pages, pages untrimmed, in the dust jacket with lower front flap corner clipped, spotting and light soiling to panels, shallow chipping to front top corner, light wear to extremities. A very good copy. Signed limited edition, number 29 of 200 large paper copies signed by both Grahame and Shepard. It was through A. A. Milne's involvement with Toad of Toad Hall, the dramatic version of The Wind in the Willows, that E. H. Shepard was first introduced to Kenneth Grahame. This led to their partnership in producing a new edition illustrated by Shepard, still one of the most popular of all versions of The Wind in the Willows.

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        BLUE GHOST: A Study of Lafcadio Hearn. By Jean Temple.

      New York [1931], Cape. Blue cloth, very good, 228p. FIRST. AMERICAN EDITION. Author's inscribed presentation copy. RARE. The biographical study of Hearn, covering the controversial aspects of his eccentric life and amours. His interpretation of Japan and the East, whose quarrels still live in bitter exoticism. Based strictly on Hearn's letters, his biography examines his actual utterances, which has little in common with the older biographies. The author has not attempted to lift the veil from the blank periods in Hearn's life and try to fill them in with unsubstantial evidence and vagueness. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: P.D. & Ione Perkins: LAFCADIO HEARN A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF HIS WRITITINGS: pp. 207, 299, 329, 321, 369. * Color scan of the cover can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the 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. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Post-Mortem (Signed By The Author : Association Copy)

      The First UK Printing published by Heinemann in 1931.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition.The usual ghosting to the spine but the gilt titling remains bright.Light dustiness and spotting to the text block.Small bookseller sticker to the lower rear pastedown.The WRAPPER is complete and is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition.A little thinning in places on the flap folds and the top edge of the front flap.Some toning to the spine.Mild edge wear with a little rubbing at the spine ends.The wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover.The book has been Signed by Noel Coward to the front blank end paper: 'For William, with love, Noel'.The dedicate was William Armstrong who was the Director/Producer of the Liverpool Playhouse Theatre from 1922-44.Armstrong directed several Noel Coward plays at the Liverpool Playhouse in the 1930s. Uncommon as a signed title - One of Coward's highlight plays. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        Arbitrage in Securities

      Harper & Brothers 1931 - First edition hardcover. The book is very good minus with shelfwear (including a bit of spotting to the covers), 1 page with a smudge and a bit of wear to the binding. There is no dust jacket. A nice example of a very scarce book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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