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        L'Exil dans l'Enfer. Le camp de la transportation à St. Laurent du Maroni (à l'époque du "Bagne").

      1931 ca 1931 - Manuscrit in-4 en feuilles (17 x 22 cm) de (4)-235 pp. sur papier quadrillé à l'encre noire, avec 23 vignettes contrecollées et plans légendés à la plume ou au lavis de gris, premier plat de couverture illustré en couleurs, boîte plein chagrin rouge. Manuscrit inédit sur le bagne de Guyane : c'est le deuxième titre révélé du surveillant Henri Berryer (1894- ?), après la découverte du manuscrit Sept mois au bagne (collection privée), « à ce jour le seul témoignage de personnel pénitentiaire rédigé dans l?Entre deux-guerres » (Marc Renneville). « Engagé en 1919 dans l?armée coloniale, Berryer a été affecté l?année suivante en Indochine au 2e régiment d?infanterie. Employé comme dessinateur au service géographique, il effectue plusieurs missions à Hanoï, Haiphong et au Cambodge. Ces affectations sont marquées par des hospitalisations pour dysenterie. En 1923, il sollicite un congé sans solde d?un an et se marie avec une métisse indochinoise. Libéré du service actif en août 1924, Berryer est un temps infirmier-major au service de la population locale et travaille ensuite comme civil dans divers emplois, notamment comme géomètre opérateur pour la prospection de gisements de charbons, dans la baie d?Ha-Long. Atteint de paludisme, Berryer souffre également d?une consommation d?opium, dont il est difficile de dire si elle est épisodique ou chronique. Alors qu?il envisage un retour en France pour se soigner, il est nommé surveillant militaire en Guyane. Après un séjour escale de moins d?un mois en France, Berryer débarque en Guyane le 22 juillet 1929 pour rejoindre son poste. Il n?y fera qu?un bref séjour. Sept mois exactement. « Sept mois au bagne » qu?il semble bien avoir vécu comme « sept mois de bagne ». Les relations de Berryer avec la hiérarchie pénitentiaire ne sont pas bonnes. Son surveillant principal le considère comme un élément « antimilitariste et très indiscipliné ». Surtout, Berryer est malade. Il présente des symptômes de « neurasthénie » - suivant la nosologie de l?époque ? qui le rendent incapable d?accomplir normalement son service. Ses antécédents de paludisme et de toxicomanie provoquent son admission, le 8 décembre 1929, à l?hôpital des îles du Salut (île Royale). Le 30 janvier 1930, il est transféré à l?hôpital de Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni. Fin février 1930, Berryer obtient un congé de convalescence de trois mois. Le 8 mars 1930, il quitte Saint-Laurent avec sa femme sur le courrier Biskra. Il embarque peu après sur le paquebot Macoris pour atteindre Le Havre, le 28 mars 1930. En juin, son congé de convalescence est prolongé de trois mois. A la fin de l?année 1930, Berryer est licencié de l?administration pénitentiaire pour inaptitude au service colonial. » (Marc Renneville) Il relata dès son retour son expérience de gardien dans un "rapport" extrêment critique (Sept mois au bagne, localisé et daté Nevers, 1931) qui décrit « très exactement ce qu?est le bagne sans prose superflue. C?est tout simplement la vie du surveillant et du condamné telle qu?elle est sous le climat débilitant de la Guyane française » précise-t-il dans son avant-propos. L'Exil dans l'Enfer développe son réquisitoire contre les conditions de vie au bagne à travers l'histoire tragique de « Bernard » un mécanicien ajusteur « condamné à l'issue d'une affaire obscure », son « transport » depuis l'île de Ré, son long séjour à l'infirmerie de l''île Royale, l'espoir de la révision de son procès et sa mort en captivité. Fort de son expérience, Berryer décide d'embarquer ses contemporains pour le bagne où la métropole envoyait et oubliait ses condamnés. Surveillant « qui reste fort critique envers les pratiques de ses collègues », sa compassion va au détenu, et il nous montre les aspects géographiques (les différents lieux et leur emploi), journaliers (Bernard affecté à la corvée chargée du ramassage des noix etc.) et psychologiques de la détention souvent tragique des bagnards. Après le rapport des sept mois au bagne, Berryer enfonce le clou avec une [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
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        IRZ. Illustrierte Republikanische Zeitung.

      (Bln., J.H.W.Dietz), 1931. - (Hrsg. vom Reichsbanner Schwarz-Rot-Gold). 8. Jahrgang. Nr. 1-52 [= alles Erschienene]. Fol. Hlwdbd. d. Zt. 832 SS. mit sehr zahlr. Fotos und Illustr. Sprache: Deutsch, Erste Ausgabe. - Mit Texten von Josef Maria Frank, Oskar Wöhrle, Bruno Vogel, Walter Meckauer (Fortsetzungsroman), Gerrit Engelke, Kurt Offenburg, Hans Bethge, Emil Lucka und Illustrationen von Karl Holtz, Hans Kossatz, Georg Wilke, Charles Girod u.a. - Eberlein II, 13233. Emig-S. S. 198. Seywald 412. - Vorsatz im Falz verstärkt, leicht gebräunt, waagerechte Knickfalte, vereinzelt Randeinrisse oder leichte Fingerflecke, ein Blatt gerissen, ein Kreuzworträtsel gelöst, insgesamt aber sehr gut erhalten. - Sehr selten. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Frank Albrecht (VDA/ILAB)]
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        Az útak éneke. Versek 1925-1930.

      Budapest: Merkur (Munka) 1931 - Quarto 23.5x16 cm., wrappers, 48pp. Cover design by Kassák with photo by Éva Besnyö; Justus (1905-1965) was a poet, social science author and political ideologue. He worked closely with Lajos Kassák and the Munka group during the 1930s, and this work is an early Munka publication, bearing the same cover design standards of Munka. Justus was engaged in political life, later jailed by the Rákosi régime for life and released in 1956. The present work, a collection of poems calling for social vision and remaking of man, made a strong impact in the literary community. Photographer Éva Besnyö, student of József Pécsi, is well known for her work for children’s books later in exile. Rare, early Munka publication: no library copies held outside of Hungary. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael Fagan Fine Art & Rare Books]
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        VOINA c DNEPROM

      - RUSSIAN. (MARSHAK & BIBKOVA) VOINA c DNEPROM [THE WAR WITH THE DNEPR (RIVER) by S. Marshak. State Pub. House 1931. Small 4to, pict. wraps, VG+. The story of how the workers "fought" the Dnepr River and conquered it by building a dam. Illustrated with striking and almost surreal blue illustrations in typical constructivist style by G. Bibikova. The full color cover shows a worker holding a jackhammer in the manner of a rifle. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        POST-MORTEM

      Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., Garden City 1931 - INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author "Dear George/with my love/Noel" to George Cukor, with his bookplate created by Paul Landacre on the front pastedown. Cukor directed "My Fair Lady," "The Philadelphia Story," and part of "Gone with the Wind," among many other films. Spine sunned, lacking the dustwrapper. Very Good copy with an exceptional association [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Die Brautnacht: Eine ethnologisch-kulturgeschichtliche u. sexualphysiologische Schilderung ihres Wesens und ihrer Bedeutg ; Eine Morphologie ihrer Erscheinungsformen. Die legitime Erotik: (Band 1);

      Wien, Berlin, Leipzig: Verlag für Kulturforschung; 1931,. 192 S. : mit Abb., zahlr. Taf., 25 cm, Gr.-8°, Leinen, 1931. Goldgepr. orig. Leinwand (ohne Schutzumschlag), 192 Seiten mit zahlreichen, teils ganzseitigen Abbildungen, 8 farbigen Tafeln, 7 Tiefdruckbeilagen und 6 auf Karton montierten s/w-Fotografien im Anhang. Einband berieben und etwas fleckig, Rücken aufgehellt und an Kopf und Fuß berieben und bestoßen, Buchblock locker in den Gelenken und an den Tafeln mehrfach gebrochen, Bindung gelockert, S. 71 bis S. 74 samt Tafel lose, die übrigen Tafeln locker, Seiten gelegentlich etwas braunfleckig. Im Ganzen akzeptables Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: buecheria]
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        The Good Earth (First Edition)

      New York: John Day, 1931. First Edition. First Edition. First issue with "flees" on page 100, and "John Day Publishing Company" on the copyright page. Lacking the scarce dust jacket. Basis for the 1937 film starring Paul Muni and Luise Rainer, who won an Academy Award for her role, and directed by Sidney Franklin. Buck won the Pulitzer Prize for "The Good Earth" in 1932, and was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938. Some light scuffing and an owner bookplate to the front endpaper, else Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        An Anxious Moment - Salmon Fishing

      Derrydale Press, New York 1931 - Number 32 of 250 copies, signed. Signed by artist lower left. image is 10 1/2" x 17 5/8" Signed by artist lower left. image is 10 1/2" x 17 5/8" [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Grafikblatt. Arbeitslose 1931.

      o. O., o. Vlg., /1974 1931 - (49 x 35 cm), Graphikblatt vom Künstler signiert und betitelt. Neuauflage (100 + 10) der Berliner Galerie Kunze, 1974. (Gerd Arntz - Kritische Grafiek en Beeldstatistiek, Den Haag , Gemeentemuseum 1976). 1200 gr. Schlagworte: Kunst - Proletarische [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        Adolf Loos. Das Werk des Architekten.

      Verlag Anton Schroll,, Wien,, 1931 - eries: Neues Bauen in der Welt 4. Orig yellow red lettering. Cloth, folio, 43 pp. text, 270 ills. Tight binding, no marks or other imperfections. VG [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: adr. van den bemt]
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        Memoirs of an Infantry Officer With Illustrations by Barnett Freedman BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

      Faber and Faber,, 1931]. 8vo., First Illustrated Edition, with a coloured frontispiece, monochrome vignettes on title and half-title, 15 coloured plates, numerous monochrome illustrations and decorations in the text and coloured pictorial endpapers; coloured pictorial cloth, red sprinkled top, uncut, a very good, bright, clean copy in richly illustrated unclipped dustwrapper, the latter with one small loss at front fold-in, wanting first inch of backstrip (eliminating the words 'Memoirs of an Infantry') and small section (just affecting publisher's name) at tail. 3,500 copies were published on 17 September 1931 of which 780 were for sale in the US. The sheets of 300 copies were destroyed by enemy action in 1941. VERY SCARCE IN THE DUSTWRAPPER. Keynes, A33d.

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
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        THE HAUNTED CHAIR .

      [New York]: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc. [1931] - Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-235 [236-240: blank] [note: last two leaves are blanks], original purple cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition in English. A translation of LE FAUTEUIL HANTE (1911), a satire of the French Academy. Bleiler (1978), p. 122. Reginald 08938. Hubin (1994), p. 498. A fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket (illustration by Politzer) with shelf wear at edges, shallow chips from spine ends and corner tips, and several short closed tears at edges, mostly along folds. (#147304) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        IDYLL IN THE DESERT

      1931 - New York: Random House, 1931. Original marbled red paper-covered boards with front cover label. First Edition, this being copy #265 of the 400 numbered copies signed by Faulkner. A man goes up into the mountains of Arizona to try to recover from lung disease; a woman leaves her husband and two young children to join him there, nursing him back to health; he takes off, leaving her there to waste away from the disease she has contracted from him; as she declines she receives money from someone she believes to be her lover, but it is in fact from her husband. Numerous magazines rejected this story; it was ultimately picked up by Bennett Cerf at Random House for this edition.~This is a near-fine copy, with some minor wear at the fragile spine; it was issued without a printed dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        Montanités. Einleitung von Jaques Coutant

      Paris, Catala frères, 20. Mai 1931. limitierte Auflage: Nr.23/150 in römischer Zählung:[ XXIII ] \"réservés specialement aux souscripteurs.\" Eines von 42 Vorzugsexemplaren für Subscribenten. Mit 28 Tafeln auf eierfarbenem Karton von Hand koloriert von J. Soudé. Mit handschriftlicher Signatur des Autors auf dem unbedruckten Vorsatz., Die erste kolorierte Farbtafel ebenfalls handsigniert vom Künstler. 32,5 cm, orig.-illustr. Pappband, an den Kanten geringfügig bestoßen und kaum sichtbar mit kleinen, hellbraunen Flecken. Im Vorderdeckel handschriftliche Bleistifteintrag zur Bibliographie des Buches.Insgesamt sehr gutes Exemplar. ***AUSSERORDENTLICH SELTEN*** PILLOIS, Jean Jacques. Montanités. Paris, Catala frères, 1931. Vol. in-4 cartonnage bradel illustré d une lithographie en noir. Bel exemplaire, frais et propre. Tirage limité à 150 exemplaires numérotés (n°132). Album de 28 planches montées sur onglet, les planches en couleurs enluminées par J. Soudé. Introduction de Jacques Coutant. Envoi/ autographe de l artiste sur la page de garde. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

      [Bookseller: REDIVIVUS Buchhandlung & Antiquariat]
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        Documents sur l'activité constructive dans tous les pays. Publiés sous la direction de Jean Badovici. Eté MCMXXXI ( 1931).

      Albert Morancé,, Paris,, 1931 - Kept in original stiff paper portfolio.(29 x 23,5 cm). Pp. 17-39 text (uncut) with a few drawings , and 25 loose photo plates and plans.(26-50) With the index for 'Été'.Introduction by Le Corbusier ( Troisieme Congres CIAM. Rapport sur le Parcellement du sol des villes). Contnts: Maison Savoye. Le Pavillon Suisse de la Cité Universitaire á Paris. Errazuriz. Le Plan 'Voisin'de Paris. La Cité-Refuge de L'Armée du salut.(condition: covers slightly browned. Added: Table des Matières Printemps et Été 1931)

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        Confort

      Edité par "SOC" pour la Société Générale de Fonderie, Paris 1931 - 1/1000. Folio. Unpaginated. Uncut. Original gilt decorated green wrappers. Exquisite trade catalogue printed on filigraned Montval paper, and edited for the French Société Générale de Fonderie. This work is profusely illustrated with 4 color tipped-in, 1 color vignette, and 30 modernist photographic reproductions in heliogravure, a number attributed to Germaine Krull. About 1/3 of the stunning photographic reproductions are photomontages. Most of the photographs depict iron factories, gas appliances, water-heaters, and other appliances manufactured by the Société Générale de Fonderie. Moderate shelf wear with tiny closed tears on lower edges of wraps. Gold decoration slightly faded. Text in French. Wrappers in overall good+, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Das Hohe Lied Salomo. (Nach der ersten Ausgabe der Lutherischen Bibelübersetzung). Mit 11 (7 ganzseit.) Illustrationen und 13 Initialen in Orig.-Holzschnitt von Eric Gill.

      Leipzig, Insel Verlag 1931. - FL3403 4° ( 26,2 x 13,5 cm). Originalhalbpergament mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Pergamentecken im OriginalSchuber. 31 (1) Seiten mit 11 Illustrationen, davon sieben ganzseitig, und 13 Initialen in Originalholzschnitt. Der einfache Pappschuber etwas nachgedunkelt und beschabt. Richtig schönes Exemplar. Vorliegend Nummer 55 von 100 (GA 158) numerierten Exemplaren auf Maillol-Kessler-Bütten. Hierbei handels es sich um den letzten vollendeten Druck der Cranachpresse und einem der schönsten deutschen Pressendrucke. - Druck unter der Leitung von Graf Kessler und M. Goertz in der Jenson-Antiqua, geschnitten eigens für die Cranach-Presse von E. Prince. - Neben dieser deutschsprachigen Fassung, erschien eine lateinische und französische Ausgabe (in jeweils etw. abweichender Ausstattung). 550

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat und Buchhandlung Carl Wegner]
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        SHADOWS ON THE ROCK

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Offsetting from old clipping front and rear, not touching Cather's inscription. Spine sunned. Very Good in a reasonably Very Good dustwrapper with minor tears and chipping. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper for Bertha Libby. Signed examples of the trade issue are much scarce than that of the limited edition.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        DEATH AND TAXES (signed limited edition)

      Viking, New York 1931 - #79 of an edition of only 250 numbered copies signed by the author. Black and white decorated boards with maroon morocco spine label, in black card slipcase. pp 62, [2]. The delicate cloth has narrow chips along right hand side of spine and gutter of front cover, the largest being an inch long at the top; endpapers mottled tan from binding glue; mild rubbing to top and bottom edges; else fine. The slipcase spine has rubbing to head and foot, with shallow chip along one edge of the morocco label (gilt lettering not affected); rubbing to edges of open end; split to top edge neatly repaired; VG otherwise. The handsome decorated binding cloth is prone to wear and the endpapers most often have the tanning. We have supplied a plastic wrapper for the book itself. Her second and best-known collection of light verse. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books]
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        Philip\'s 12 inch (31 cm) Terrestrial Globe - Erdglobus. Geographical Institute George Philip\'s Son Ltd, 32 Fleet Street London Principal shipping routes with distances in nautical miles. Principal transcontinental Railroads. Principal Air Mail routes

      London, 1931. Terrestrial Globe 12 inches (31 cm) on wooden tripod. Height 57 cm Age: 1930\'s. Condition: some abrasions with very limited text loss in the Atlantic, otherwise fine condition. Versand D: 9,90 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Liber Antiqua]
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        The Shakespeare Head Brontë. Jane Eyre [2 vols.]. Agnes Grey. Wuthering Heights. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall [2 vols.]. Shirley [2 vols.]. Villette [2 vols.]. The Professor.

      Newly printed at the Shakespeare Head Press and published for the press by Basil Blackwell, Oxford 1931 - ONE OF 1,000 COPIES, 11 vols., 8vo, pp. x,[ii], 312; [vi], 284; [viii], 220; xii, 385, [1], 9, [1]; xi, [i], 282; [vi], 278; [viii], 351, [1]; [vi], 362; [viii], 319, [1]; [vi], 313, [1]; [x], 283, [1] + a total of 32 plates, most after drawings by Jack Hewer. Original orange cloth, spines lettered in gilt, printed dustjackets. The dustjackets all entire though with backstrip panels toned, somewhat splashmarked, and chipped at ends, one triangular tear to front panel of final vol., otherwise just some small scratches and short tears elsewhere and a little wear to upper forecorners of jackets. The complete Brontë novels as issued by the Shakespeare Head Press, extremely scarce in the original dustjackets. A further 8 volumes of supplementary material plus a bibliography were produced some years later. Of the 1,000 copy limitation, 500 were co-published by Houghton Mifflin for the American market, bound in green cloth, individually numbered, and described as 'large paper', though they seem to be the same size as this unnumbered British issue. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McNaughtan's Bookshop & Gallery]
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        These 13

      1931 - FAULKNER, William. These 13. New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, (1931). Octavo, original red and beige cloth, top edge silver, uncut. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $5500.Signed limited first edition of the first collection of Faulkner’s stories, one of only 299 copies signed by him, featuring the evocative “A Rose for Emily,” and “That Evening Sun”â€"“perhaps the most perfect story in the collection” (New York Times).Appearing two years after The Sound and the Fury, Faulkner’s These 13 was issued on September 13, 1931 while he was immersed in the novel Light in August. These 13 won early praise as a collection of stories that “are, for the most part, Faulkner novels in miniature,” with A Rose For Emily highlighted as “one of the strongest” tales, and That Evening Sun as “perhaps the most perfect story in the collection.” Faulkner is “the latest star in the American literary firmament… This collection of his short stories in unreservedly recommended” (New York Times). “It is highly likely that the limited issue precedes the trade issue because the page numbers in the limited issue are italicized and enclosed in brackets, while the brackets are removed and the type is Roman in three successive printings of the trade issue” (Petersen A9.1). Without rare original tissue dust jacket; as issued without slipcase. This copy unnumbered. Bruccoli & Clark I:122. Expert repair to front inner paper hinge. An about-fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        The Four Gospels of Lord Jesus Christ according to the Authorized Version of King James I.

      Waltham St. Lawrence: The Golden Cockerel Press,, 1931. Folio (330 × 235 mm). Original white half pigskin by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, gilt lettered and banded spine, gilt cockerel device in 5th compartment, cream-coloured buckram sides, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in a custom made sand-coloured solander box. Printed in 18-point Golden Cockerel type, 65 wood-engraved illustrations by Eric Gill, 4 of which are full-page. Spine lightly toned and rubbed. An excellent copy. Number 308 of a limited edition of 500 copies. "Conceived in the fruitful mind of Robert Gibbings, this is the Golden Cockerel book usually compared with the Doves Bible and the Kelmscott Chaucer. A flower among the best products of English romantic genius, it is also surely, thanks to its illustrator, Eric Gill, the book among all books in which Roman type has been best mated with any kind of illustration" (E. R. Gill, Eric Gill, 285).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE GLASS KEY (True First Edition, Published in London)

      London: Knopf, 1931. Hammett, Dashiell. THE GLASS KEY. London and New York, Knopf, 1931. Fiirst edition, first issue (preceding the New York publication by three months). A fresh, superb copy in original publisher's deep blue cloth, which, despite some foxing to the prelims and final leaves,, is as FINE as one could hope for in the absense of the original dust jacket (which is one of the great DJ rarities of the 20th century). Tiny bookseller stamp to rear paste-down. Custom quarter-morocco clamshell box.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        SOME NEW GHOST STORIES.

      London: Simpkin, Marshall, Ltd., 1931 - Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vii [viii] 1-104, original pictorial gray boards, front and spine panels printed in black. First edition. "Traditional ghost stories in the 'raw-heads-and-bloody-bones' vein, purportedly fictionalized from local legends. Rather gruesome spectres on the prowl in 'The Leprous Boy of Stockley Castle,' 'Combeton Mill,' and 'The Well.' Short, undeveloped material, lurid horrors told in reportorial style, curiously flat." - Robert Knowlton. Bleiler (1978), p. 212. Eaton catalogue III, p. 538. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Light rubbing to extremities of fragile board binding and some age-darkening, mostly to spine panel, mild scattered foxing to text block, still a clean, tight, very good copy. A nice copy of an uncommon book. (#149688) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        PONTIFEX, SON AND THORNDYKE

      NEW YORK NY: DODD, MEAD & COMPANY. FINE IN A NEAR FINE D.J.. PUB 1931. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. BEAUTIFUL DECO D.J. ILLUSTRATION BY JUAN OLIVER . KHAKI GREEN CLOTH COVERED BOARDS WITH BLACK TITLES TO THE SPINE AND FRONT COVER. BOOK IS FINE WITHOUT ANY MARKS TO THE BINDING OR THE TEXT. D.J. IS ABOUT WITH A SMALL BIT OF CORNER AND SPINE-END WEAR, A COUPLE OF TINY EDGE TEARS, SLIGHT COLOR FADE TO THE D.J., AND IS NOT PRICE-CLIPPED. A BEAUTIFUL CLEAN, BRIGHT, UNFADED COPY WITH NO REMAINDER MARK. .

      [Bookseller: JOHN LUTSCHAK BOOKS]
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        MAN IN A BLACK HAT.

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1931 - Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-306, original pictorial purple cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, top edge stained mauve, purple coated endpapers. First U.S. edition. A weird horror novel, part bibliomystery, set in late Victorian London, concerning Gollancz, a seemingly immortal black magician, who wills his victims to commit suicide. Sequel to the author's THE ROSICRUCIAN (1930). Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1601. Bleiler (1978), p. 193. Reginald 14125. Spine panel just a bit sunned, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket (with illustration by Stuart Eldredge). A lovely copy. (#149308) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Guys and Dolls.

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company,, 1931. Octavo. Original red cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a custom black cloth solander box with printed paper label to spine and elaborate cloth onlay reproducing the jacket design to the front board. Extremities very slightly rubbed as usual, edges toned with a few faint spots, the cloth and lettering bright and fresh. An excellent copy in the rubbed, toned and slightly nicked dust jacket, chipped at joints and spine-ends to minor loss of lettering and with the joint between front panel and flap split from the bottom edge to about halfway. First edition, first printing. Scarce in any condition, and extremely so thus: this is the only the second copy we have handled, and the first in the dust jacket, with just seven jacketed copies in auction records dating back to 1958.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Bolond Istók bábszínháza. Jaschik Álmos rajzaival. [Istók Bolond's Puppet Theater. Illustrated by Álmos Jaschik.]

      Napkelet (Magyar Földrajzi Intézet) (1931), Budapest - With hand coloured lithographs on each pages. First edition. Limited, numbered edition up to 50. Printed on hand made paper. Leaves bound together with green string. Signed by Jaschik. 31, (1) p. Álmos Jaschik (1885-1950) was a graphic artist, scenic designer and pioneer of Hungarian animated cartoon. László Mécs (1895-1978) was a Hungarian poet, contributor of the chief Transylvanian avant-garde periodical the "Periszkóp". Leaves bound together with green string First edition. Limited, numbered edition up to 50. Printed on hand made paper. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        Hippold, Erhard. - Fischernetze in Nikolaiken. - "Nikolaiken".

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

      [Bookseller: GALERIE HIMMEL]
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        Sissinghurst

      Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, London 1931 - 8vo. Unpaginated. Original marble patterned boards, blue endpapers. Very short tear top of spine.Spine rubbed and a little bumped. Corners a little bruised. A fragile binding that has come through well. No.413/500 copies signed by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        Autograph Letter Signed

      Two pages on octavo sheet stationary, "The Bell Inn, Malmesbury, Wilts." printed in type. "July 31, 1931. Dear Burdett [Osbert Burdett, author], It would have given me the greatest pleasure if you and dear Moray (for whom I have much affectionate regard) had lunched or dined with me- but Canon Gray [i.e. John Gray] and I are here for August. He never wearies of Malmesbury... He went today to Dorchester and Tuesday and I met him in Salisbury. I hope dear Brother is better. I also hope you will come again to Scotland and let me make your acquaintance. I have quite a large box filled with Courtenay's letters. I hope to see Mrs. Rivets and the children this month. One of the girls has been for 8 months under treatment for glandular trouble. I wish WCR were still with us. Did you read and like Saturday Night at the Greyhound? John Hampson ame and stayed a few days with me. Regretfully, Andre S. Raffalovich." The Courtenay referred to was John Edward Courtenay Bodley, a fellow undergraduate and friend of Wilde's at Balliol who later was to write maliciously on Wilde. A fascinating and thoroughly salutary letter.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Call the Yard!

      New York: for the Crime Club, inc., by Doubleday, Doran & Company, inc.,, 1931. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles and stylised man-with-gun vignette to spine and front board in red, top edge red, red endpapers with vignette repeated in white. With the dust jacket. Spine gently rolled and very lightly bumped at extremities. An excellent copy in the toned dust jacket with a few nicks to spine-ends and along top edge and two strips of tape-repair to verso. First US edition, first printing of the second title in the Inspector Williams series, following Fraser Butts In. Originally published in the UK by Hutchinson the previous year under the title "Hell to Pay!

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Autograph musical quotation signed "William Walton."

      1 page (ca. 79 x 162 mm.). Dated May 31, [19]76. Notated in blue-black ink on staff paper with "G.B.T. Marchio Depositato" printed to lower left margin. Three measures from the beginning of Walton's cantata, Belshazzar's Feast. For 3 trombones (in unison) on two staves. In 4/4 time. Marked "Maestoso quarter note = 54." With autograph titling. Slightly worn and creased at edges; trimmed, not affecting signature or notation. . Belshazzar's Feast was first performed at the Leeds Festival on October 8, 1931, with baritone Dennis Noble, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Leeds Festival Chorus, conducted by Marcolm Sargeant. It remains one of Walton's most celebrated compositions. "Noted above all for his orchestral music, [Walton] is one of the major figures to emerge in England between Vaughan Williams and Britten." Byron Adams in Grove Music Online.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        MODA, CREATIONS DE MANTEAUX, SOCIETE GRAPHIQUE S. A. ALTA COSTURA, 1931

      SOCIETE GRAPHIQUE S. A 1931 - Viena. Societe Graphique S. A. Papel de Arroz. 1930. 33X21. 29 Diseños de alta costura. Gran tamaño. Muy rara obra. Ref 20 Biblioteca EDR. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Jan Pietersz. Coen. Drama in elf tafereelen. [Met een titelillustratie naar een houtsnede door J. Franken Pzn.].

      Maastricht/ Brussel, Stols, [1931]. Groen halfmarokijn met grijs-wit gemarmerde platten (contemporaine privéband; rug ernstig verschoten; voorzijde omslag meegebonden). 100 p. 1e druk.* Eén van de 15 genummerde luxe-exemplaren op Pannekoek. Van Dijk 258.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas HOLTHUIS]
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        Arthur mit dem langen Arm - Ein Bilderbuch

      - Williams & Co., Berlin 1931, 10 Bl., OHLn, Gr.-8, Einband bestoßen, etwas fleckig und gebräunt, am vorderen Einbanddeckel kleines Stück des Schriftzuges "Arthur" abgerissen (siehe auch Bild) - selten [RG] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Der Papiersammler]
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        Clothes

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1931. An essay upon the nature and significance of the natural and artificial integuments worn by men and women. Small octavo (189 × 116 mm). Original brown cloth-backed patterned boards, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. 10 wood engravings by the artist of which 3 full-page. Neat pencil-drawing dated 1933 to front free endpaper. Corners very lightly rubbed and bumped. An excellent copy. First edition, signed limited issue, this number 138 of 160 specially bound copies signed by the author on the colophon leaf, a handsome example of Gill's distinctive Arts and Crafts style.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        I Am A Fugitive From A Georgia Chain Gang! - Original Six-Part Serial in True Detective Mysteries

      Dunellen, NJ and New York: New Metropolitan Fiction, Inc. / MacFadden, 1931. The original six-part serialization (January-June, 1931) of what would become Robert E. Burns' novel I Am A Fugitive From A Georgia Chain Gang, published by the Vanguard Press in 1932. A slightly fictionalized but largely autobiographical account, written while in hiding, of the author's adventures with the Georgia penal system, beginning with his arrest for stealing $5.80 from an Atlanta grocer in 1922. By his own admission, the author sent his story to True Detective Mysteries through an indirect and secret channel while hiding out from the law. At a side-by-side comparison with the finished text of the novel, the serialized version shows textual variations in certain portions. The six issues notably include dozens of photographic illustrations throughout the text, prominently featuring Burns in civilian, military, and prison garb, photos of his family, facsimiles of numerous letters written on his behalf, and stark portrayals of prisoners on the chain gang. Burns's intent was to expose the brutality and corruption of the chain gang system, and he succeeded; the book created an instant furor upon publication and became a bestseller for Vanguard. It served as the basis for the Mervyn LeRoy film released later the same year, starring Paul Muni in the role of Burns. The film heralded a new genre - the prison drama - and won three Oscars including a Best Actor Award for Muni. While copies of the novel in dustjacket are notably scarce, the complete serial in its original state is nearly unobtainable. A primary source and rare, with nothing comparable available in the trade (2015) and OCLC showing 8 American institutions with any issues of this publication. Six quarto issues bound into one volume (29.5cm); illustrated wrappers; 120; 136; 128; 120; 120; 112pp; illus. Minute loss to base of spines, light wear to extremities, with several short tears and creases to same; faint, shallow moisture staining to rear wrapper edges and margins of several issues, else complete and clean throughout; Very Good+ or better.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Uaxactun, Guatemala. Group E - 1926-1931. Part I: The Excavations by Oliver G. Ricketson, Jr. Part II: The Artifacts by Edith Bayles Ricketson. Appendices by Monroe Amsden, A. Ledyard Smith, H. E. D. Pollock

      Washington Carnegie Institution of Washington 1931 EA, 4°, Lwd. m. Goldprägung, XIII, 313 u. 88 TafelS. u. beigelegtes Kartenmaterial - kleiner Fleack auf dem vorderen Buchblock, sonst gutes Exemplar / First edition, little stain on frontside of textblock. Good copy. Versand D: 5,50 EUR

      [Bookseller: Graphem. Kunst- und Buchantiquariat]
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        A Bibliography of the Writings of William Somerset Maugham.

      London: The Unicorn Press, 1931 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, bevelled boards, marbled endpapers, erratum slip tipped in p. 57. Boards a little rubbed and scuffed, spine faded but gilt still bright, a few pages roughly opened, affecting a text in one instance. An excellent copy. Signed limited edition, number 41 of 50 copies signed by Maugham and printed on mould-made paper, from a complete edition of 1,000. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        [Typed Letter, Signed, to David Garnett].

      London. 2 October 1931.. One page. Quarto. One sheet of CRITERION letterhead. Folded for mailing, a couple tiny smudges, but very good or better. Eliot writes to Garnett in the latter's capacity as partner in the Nonesuch Press, acknowledging receipt of his letter and the enclosed copy of "Hotson's book" - i.e. Leslie Hotson's SHAKESPEARE VERSUS SHALLOW, published 1 October by the Nonesuch Press. He observes: "I know all about Hotson and his previous work, but knew nothing about the subject of the present book until I saw the ... [TLS] yesterday. I wish that you had sent me a copy earlier ... it is always a rush to get the autumn books reviewed for the December Criterion. But I will certainly try to get a review in though I may have to approach two or three people before I can find a suitable reviewer to do it within the time. I thought by the way that Hotson had already accepted a permanent job at Haverford College ...." Signed in ink "T.S. EIiot."

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Bobwhite Quail: Its Habits, Preservation and Increase

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. First Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy in original brown cloth quarter-bound in vellum, top edge gilt. Cloth and binding slightly soiled, occasional light spotting, still a nice tight copy.. Quarto. 21 x 29 cm. xxix; 559 pp. Illustrated with 69 plates and 32 figures in the text. Number 24 of 250 copies, signed by Stoddard on the colophon. Includes an original signed and numbered etching by Frank Benson. Stoddard was an expert naturalist and conservationist; this book was "not only the first comprehensive study of quail, but also a landmark study in the field of wildlife management." (New Georgia Encyclopedia). Scarce limited issue.

      [Bookseller: Captain's Bookshelf, Inc., ABAA]
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