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        THE WAVES

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1931. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo; royal blue cloth, with titling and rule stamped in gilt on spine; purple topstain; dustjacket; 297pp. Upper right corner of front board gently tapped (though still perfectly sharp), else a fresh, Fine copy. Dustjacket designed by Vanessa Bell is unclipped (priced $2.50), lightly spine-sunned, with some trivial rubbing at the heel; Near Fine. Lovely copy of Woolf's experimental novel (a "playpoem," in her own words), told in a series of six soliloquies spoken by the books' characters. With the cost of copies of the British edition in comparable condition running 3-4 times our price, an attractive copy of the American edition becomes a more accessible alternative.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        The Waves

      London: The Hogarth Press,, 1931. Octavo. Later blue half morocco for Hatchards, spines gilt in compartments, blue cloth sides, ruling to boards in black, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. woodcut bookplate to front pastedown. Spine faintly faded but gilt unaffected, contents mildly toned. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Mise en Page

      1931. TOLMER, A. Mise En Page. The Theory and Practice of Lay-Out. [117] pp. With 16 full-page photomontages and illustrations. 4to., 264 x 212 mm, bound in original decorated boards with matching slipcase, lacking its spine. London: The Studio, 1931. |~||~||~| A brilliant work using all the elements of design and layout which were, in 1931, considered avant-garde. With 16 tipped-in illustrations, some of which are photomontages utilizing metallic paper, linoleum, colour-printing, embossing and pochoir. The text is an expertly written guide to layout, profusely illustrated and printed in blue and black. "In 1930, Alfred Tolmer began to write his definitive treatise on graphic design, entitled Mise en Page: the Theory and Practice of Layout, which continues to be consulted today, if only for the inspirational layout of this book alone. The volume deals with photography, typography, and illustration, using unusual techniques of collage, pochoir, and coated papers. He published a French language edition himself and an English language edition with The Studio magazine, which was printed in London and includes the French text at the back" (Julie Mellby, Graphic Arts, Princeton Exhibition, May 2008). An unusally fine, still with most of the extremely rare slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books]
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        Shadows on The Rock

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. First edition. Signed and Limited. No. 589 of 619 copies on Croxley hand-made paper. 280 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original marbled paper covered boards, uncut, leather spine label. Fine in dustwrapper which is slightly chipped. Owner's signature on flyleaf.

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        The tailless batrachians of the Japanese Empire

      Imperial Agricultural Experiment Station, Tokyo 1931 - First edition, 4to, pp. [4], 215; map, 97 figures, 88 tables, 29 plates (many in color); errata slip tipped to verso of the title page, xerox biography of the author bound in after the table of contents; original printed wrappers bound in later green cloth lettered in gilt on upper cover and spine, preserving the original publisher's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        Photo of Lawrence Olivier, inscribed to Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

      1931 - Soiling to mount. In frame etched with Fairbanks' initials Color portrait photograph of a seated Lawrence Olivier, inscribed on the mount, "For my Doug from his Larry 1931" [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Adolf Loos

      A. Schroll, Wien 1931 - 0 Gramm. Einb. l. ber. u. best., Rü riv. mit KLebefolie verstärkt, sonst gut - ehem. Bibliotheksexemplar

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bücherwurm]
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        CESKOSLOVENSKA FOTOGRAFIE - 8 Volumes: I-II-III-IV-V-VI-VII & VIII from 1931 to 1938

      Praha: Fotograficky obzor, 1931 - 4° - 64pp each vol. b/w photo-engravings. Photographs by Berka, Blazek, Drtikol, Ehm, Fabinger, Funke, Hackenschmid, Hajek, Hampl, Jenicek, Jiru, Langhans, Lauschmann, Lukas, Plicka, Posselt, Rössler, Ruzicka, Sudek, Wiskovsky, Wolf, Zych. First edition 1931-1932-1933-1934-1935 1936-1937 & 1938. Text in Czech, German, English, French & Russian. Each volume is exceptional! . First edition in original cloth (the first 6 years designed by Karel Teige). Very good condition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: °ART...on paper - 20th Century Art Books]
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        MU-YANG-CH'ENG: HAN AND PRE-HAN SITES AT THE FOOT OF MOUNT LAO-T'IEH IN SOUTH MANCHURIA. ARCHAEOLOGIA ORIENTALIS VOL.II

      A MOST MAGNIFICIENT RESEARCH PROJECT AND PHOTO RESOURCE Tokyo 1931, - Toa-Kokogaku-Kwai Far-Eastern Archaeological Soc.3/4 Brown cloth over boards, covers scuffed, damp-stained,contents very good, 3 color, 45 b. w figs. & plans, 69 b. w.69 b.w. photos, foldouts, 26 x 35.5 cm. FIRST & ONLY EDITION Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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        Cadres Français et Etrangers du XV au XVIII Siecle Allemagne, Angleterre, Espagne, France, Italie, Pays-Bas

      Paris: Etienne Bignou, Editeur, 1931. [16] pages, followed by 154 plates, collated complete; text in French; plates printed one side only, well-printed and detailed, clearly presented, with dates, source area, size, location of the frame if known; the plate list gives the owner name or institutional location for each of them as well; printed at Galeries Georges Petit Paris; approx. 11" x 15 1/2" size, printed on heavy paper stock; all loosely laid-in to the original printed portfolio; endpaper with previous owner bookplate of Nasha Lazuk Paris, and with another inscription in pen; portfolio in oatmeal-colored cloth, with the remains of the old ties; portfolio very soiled and worn and the inner paper wrapper covers are split and soiled, worn as well; occasional marginal closed tear to plates and preliminary text, a couple of plates with some edge darkening; we only find one that has more damage & some wrinkling, closer to the image; most are in very good condition and are very good examples of the framer's art as practiced in these areas at the time. Serge ROCHE (1898-1988) The son of a renowned water-colourist and art dealer, Serge Roche was familiar from childhood with the numerous artists who frequented the family boutique, among them Picasso, Renoir and Pisarro. Fascinated by the simultaneously masterful and invisible works of art that are frames and mirrors, Roche became their archivist and specialist, and devoted a gallery to them. His familiarity with the rococo furnishings and mirror cabinets of Baroque Europe, from Venice to Wurtzburg, led him to design and create furniture, objects and interior furnishings that were fought over by an exceedingly select clientele that included Chanel and Ali Khan. Composed of stucco and mirrors, his consoles, obelisks, mantelpieces and decorative objects reinvented the diverse styles that fascinated him, each piece evoking the distortions of light and watery reflections created by old mirrors. Serge Roche?'s works belong to the same category as André Arbus and Jean-Charles Moreux?'s creations, for they too refused to see ornament as a crime. Today, all three artists are undergoing an important and deserved reappraisal." (see 2006 Serge Roche by P. Mauries, Editions Galerie Chastel-Maréchal-Le Promeneur) . First Edition. Portfolio. Good.

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        The Night of Fear (Harper Sealed Mystery with Publisher's Seal Intact)

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1931. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Just About Fine/Near Fine. Black cloth over boards, title and decorations stamped in blue onto upper board and spine, 12mo (7-1/4 inches tall), pp. vi, [viii], 270, stated first edition. Volume with spine ends just slightly softened and very light taps to upper board corners, else fine; pages 241-270 still remain within the publisher's unopened printed seal. Price-intact DJ with partial fade to spine panel, light edge wear, a few short closed tears and two faint creases to upper corner of rear flap. An outstanding copy with great uncredited Deco artwork - scarce in this condition with both the jacket and seal intact.

      [Bookseller: Harropian Books, IOBA]
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        Les mouches d'automne ou la femme d'autrefois

      First edition, one of 25 numbered copies on Japan, deluxe edition. Two tiny gaps in foot of the back, which also has two small tears. Pleasant specimen with all margins. Simon Kra Paris 1931 20,5x27cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        GOSOKUI GOTAITEN KINEN KAIGAI JIJYO SHASHIN CHO: REMEMBERANCE ALBUM OF THE CORONATION CEREMONY OF THE SHOWA EMPEROR HIROHITO, 1926.

      A MARVELOUS PHOTOGRAHIC ALBUM FROM OVERSEAS JAPANESE 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. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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        In the Shadow of Mt. McKinley. Foreword by John Burnham. Introduction by Robert Sterling Yard

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1931. First Edition, one of 750 copies. Illustrated by paintings and sketches by Carl Rungius and photographs by the author, folding map. xiv, 289, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Fine. Presentation copy in the scarce printed dust jacket (jacket with loss at head of spine and head of front cover). Bookplate. Presentation Copy in Dust Jacket Inscribed by the author on half-title, "To Toby Miller May these pages create in you a love for the great outdoors. Wm. N. Beach Jan 9 /37".

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Sacred College of Analytical Barbours Metabolic Chart of Mr. Hague. (Case 3986. Ref. DX2d57)

      October, 1931. Small folio. 8ff. Manuscript illustrated on several pages with drawings and decoupage. The product of a two-week stay on Caldey Island in Wales, this lengthy "modernist joke-poem" was composed by David Jones, Tom Burns, who was an editor at Sheed & Ward, and BBC Repertory Company actor Harman Grisewood for their mutual friend, Rene Hague, who had married Joanna Gill in November, 1930. This manuscript, which was the subject of an extensive exegesis by Thomas Dilworth in the 4 February 2011 issue of the Times Literary Supplement, is at once a reflection of the atmosphere on Caldey, the odd erudition of its authors, and the nature of their friendship (Burns and Grisewood remained close friends with Jones). Although Hague was also Jones's close friend, the portrait that emerges from the text is a fictional construct. The very opening page, with its color drawings of three "official" seals, identifies Hague as "'lecher' Hague" whose "last known alibi" was "Bond Salesman in UTAH (Salt Lake City)" and was also known as "'Cissy' Bourne" and "'High-Spot' Hopkins." It goes on to present several diagnoses ("Constant Nymphomania" and "Intermittent irritation of the Pelvic-girdle"), along with corresponding "treatments." There follows a page headed "Animals last seen with HAGUE" -- a rhinoceros, a boar, and a giraffe with an improbably long unicorn horn -- and Jones provides color illustrations of these creatures. Jones, in whose hand most of the manuscript is written, then presents a list of thirty-two associations that Dilworth, in the TLS article, calls an elaborate mockery of the chapter-schemas of Joyce's Ulysses. The next part of the document is a "Provosts Marshal's Report," which calls for Hague's immediate arrest. "As a preliminary measure," Jones writes, "we propose to confiscate Johanna (type and wife lower-case italic)," and here Jones delves a bit into the world of printing and design, at one point mentioning that "The said 'High-Spot Cissy'" was most recently seen "heading in the direction of the Nonsuch (sic) Press/ where there is evidence of his having worked/ for two years as a title page designer/ in conjunction with Mr Stanley Baldwin-Morison." An important document from a very fertile period in Jones's career, and this is the first time it has been on the market since 1981.

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        The Nature of the Judicial Process. (WARMLY INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY BENJAMIN CARDOZO TO HIS FRIEND, DORIS WEBSTER.)

      New Haven: Yale University Press, 1921 [1931]. - First Edition, seventh printing. 180 pp. Original cloth. Signature of former owner on flyleaf, else Very Good. William L. Stokes Lecture Series, 1921, before the Law School of Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. Inscribed: 'To Doris Webster/artist in words,/from one who merely/uses them./Benjamin N. Cardozo/February, 1932.' 'the first draft [of George S. Hellman's Benjamin N. Cardozo: American Judge, Whittlesey House, McGraw-Hill, 1940] contained three chapters consisting essentially of Cardozo's letters to Maud Nathan, another relative, Aline Goldstone, and a friend, Doris Webster' (Richard Polenberg, The World of Benjamin Cardozo: Personal Values and the Judicial Process, pp. 242-3). The manuscripts of Cardozo's 1932-1938 letters to Doris Webster are archived at UC Berkeley Libraries. Also see Andrew L. Kaufman, Cardozo, pp. 89-93. I can find little biographical information on Webster, but Cardozo's inscription suggest he read her books. She wrote 12 of them, most with Mary Alden Hopkins (1876-1960): Uncle James' shoes (1923); I've got your number! A book of self-analysis (1927); Marriage made easy (1928); Help yourself! (1928); Tell your own fortune (1929); Consider the consequences! (1930); Mrs. Grandy is dead; a code of etiquette for young (1930); Instant self analysis (1932); Self-portraits; a novel method of taking personality (1934); How to spend your husband's leisure (1934); Dynamite; or, What do people think about you? (1937); Can you think? A game to test your logic (1939). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ted Kottler, Bookseller]
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        The Night Before Christmas

      London: Geroge C. Harrap, 1931. Limited edition signed by the artist, copy 42 of 275 for sale in England, of a total edition of 550. Vignette on half-title, title-page printed in red and black with black-and-white vignettes, initial capitals printed in red, numerous black-and-white text illustrations, 4 color plates after ARTHUR RACKHAM. 8vo (9 x 5 3/4 in.; 229 x 146 mm). Limp vellum, lettered in gilt on upper cover, red and cream pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. Faint spot on limitation page,Êone color plate partially detached, some staining from threads in gutter between pages 12Ð13, grease stain at center of spine continuing to front and back of binding. Art vellum slipcase, paper spine label; extremities age-darkened, upper board joint cracked, some wear to foot of slipcase.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA

      1931. O'NEILL, Eugene. MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA. NY: Horace Liveright, [1931]. Tall 8vo., antique white paper-covered boards. Signed, Limited Edition of 50 copies for presentation. The total signed, limited edition consists of 550 numbered copies, of which one through 500 were for general sale. This is copy number 535 of the remaining 50 that were for presentation. [Atkinson A32-I-i.b]. Very Good (some spotting to the vellum covers. $1000.00.

      [Bookseller: Antic Hay Books]
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        The Four Gospels of the Lord Jesus Christ According to the Authorized Version of King James I ?

      The Golden Cockerel Press, [n.p. but actually St. Lawrence, Waltham] 1931 - One of Eric Gill's masterpieces as an illustrator. "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 ? the book among all books in which the Roman type has been best mated with any kind of illustration" (Chanticleer). Three quarter white pigskin and tan polished buckram, raised bands, t.e.g., by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. A few scattered spots of the almost inevitable foxing to the polished buckram side panels, a couple of short, thin surface scratches to the lower side panel, just a trace of slight darkening and rubbing to the spine, otherwise a fine copy, internally quite fine 64 wood-engraved illustrations and initials printed from the blocks. Small folio One of 488 numbered copies printed on Batchelor handmade paper, from a total edition of five hundred copies

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Brehms Tierleben. Allgemeine Kunde des Tierreichs, 4. Auflage, Halbleder-Ausgabe, 13 Bände, Leipzig 1925 - 1931 (seltene Jugendstil-Ausgabe).

      Leipzig, Bibliographisches Institut, 1925- 1931. - Im Gesamtumfang von ca. 8.000 Seiten. Enthalten sind 3231 Schwarz-Weiß-Abbildungen im Text und auf 364 Tafeln, ferner 279 Tafeln im Farbendruck, darunter Chromo-Lithographien, sowie 13 Karten über die Verbreitungsgebiete der Tiere. Bd. 1: Niedere Tiere. Bd. 2: Vierfüßler, Insekten und Spinnenkerfe. Bd. 3: Fische. Bd. 4: Lurche und Kriechtiere I. Bd. 5: Lurche und Kriechtiere II. Bd. 6: Vögel I. Bd. 7: Vögel II. Bd. 8: Vögel III. Bd. 9: Vögel IV. Bd. 10: Säugetiere I. Bd. 11: Säugetiere II. Bd. 12: Säugetiere III. Bd. 13: Säugetieren IV. Alle Bände mit ausgiebigem Sach- und Namensregister. Es gibt diese 4. Auflage in drei unterschiedlichen Halbleder-Ausgaben sowie mehreren Ganzleinen-Ausgaben. Die hier angebotene Jugendstil-Ausgabe ist die seltenste - und schönste - Variante. de 30000 Bände im Leder sehr frisch, nicht berieben, allenfalls an Rückenschildern partiell sehr leichte Bereibungen, Ecken partiell leicht bestoßen; die Rückenschilder, bei dieser Ausgabe sonst häufig aufgehellt oder in einen Gelbton verfärbt, hier durchgehend im originalen Dunkelgrün erhalten; Deckelbezüge tadellos; Schnitte, Vorsätze sowie wenige letzte Seiten etwas fleckig, Seiten sonst - von wenigen Seitenrändern abgesehen - sauber und fleckenfrei, einliegende Seidenhemdchen größtenteils noch vorhanden. In toto sehr schönes, augenscheinlich kaum benutztes Exemplar dieser sehr seltenen Jugendstil-Ausgabe. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Vollständiges Werk in 13 Bänden. Dunkelbraune Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf zwei grünen Rückenschildern sowie reicher goldgeprägter Jugendstil-Ornamentik. Deckel in sehr schöner mehrfarbiger fliederfarbener Marmorierung (auch hier Jugendstilelemente erkennbar) und mit Lederecken. Farbkopfschnitt. Marmorierte Vorsätze. Format: 26 x 19. Unveränderter Neudruck der vierten, vollständig neubearbeiteten Auflage, hrsg. von Prof. Dr. Otto zur Strassen.

      [Bookseller: Das Konversations-Lexikon]
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        Three Plays

      Oxford University Press, London,, 1931. Octavo. Original black cloth-backed decorated boards, white paper title label to spine printed in black. Ownership inscription to the front free endpaper but a stunning copy in the red cellophane dust jacket with the printed paper flaps. Some splitting at folds and rear panel this with a tape repair. First Edition, First Impression. A rarity in the fragile dust jacket - the present example being the only one we have seen.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Night of Fear (Harper Sealed Mystery with Publisher's Seal Intact)

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1931. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Just About Fine/Near Fine. Black cloth over boards, title and decorations stamped in blue onto upper board and spine, 12mo (7-1/4 inches tall), pp. vi, [viii], 270, stated first edition. Volume with spine ends just slightly softened and very light taps to upper board corners, else fine; pages 241-270 still remain within the publisher's unopened printed seal. Price-intact DJ with partial fade to spine panel, light edge wear, a few short closed tears and two faint creases to upper corner of rear flap. An outstanding copy with great uncredited Deco artwork - scarce in this condition with both the jacket and seal intact.

      [Bookseller: Harropian Books, IOBA]
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        Chinese Ceramics in Private Collections

      Halton and Truscott Smith, London 1931 - No. 503 in a limited edition of 625. 32 tipped-in colour plates and 361 black and white illustrations. Publisher's original red cloth binding with gilt titles to front board and spine. Covers are sunned, primarily to spine, with a little lifting of the cloth along the spine edge. Firm binding. No inscriptions. Will be sent next day tracked delivery in the UK or by tracked airmail overseas (at no extra charge). Please email for more information or condition photos. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jaycey Books]
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        El Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona 1837-1930. Amb un prefaci "Com s'ha arribat al Liceu", per Francesc Carreras i Candi. Mil vint documents gr?fics intercalats en el text i altres trenta en l?minas apart, reproducits a tot color.

      1931 - 750 exemplars ordinaris de paper de fil. (Limited edition. This copy is no.590.) Barcelona: Oliva de Vilanova, 1931. xxiv, 406pp.+ 20 colored plates. Bound in 3/4 vellum, marbled boards. Spine in gilt with 2 brown morocco labels. Top edge red. Pictorial e.ps. Numerous illus.in text. Boards and spine light foxing and sl.stained. Edges light sunned. 35.5x25.6cm.

      [Bookseller: Ogawa Tosho,Ltd. ABAJ, ILAB]
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        The Adventures of Mickey Mouse. Story and Illustrations by Staff of Walt Disney Studio. Book I

      Philadelphia: David McKay Company, , 1931. Octavo, pp. [32] on thick paper. Original colour pictorial printed boards, pictorial endpapers. With the colour printed dust jacket. 32 colour illustrations, one to each page including title recto and verso. Mild wear to the corners and spine, bright and clean throughout in the dust jacket with chipping to ends of spine, creasing to spine, light chipping to corners. A very good copy. First edition, first printing, of the first Mickey Mouse picture book, rare in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        100 Cocktails: How to make them and what to eat with them

      Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius Productions, 1931-01-01 Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius Productions, [undated]: Staple-bound wraps. Little Blue Book No. 1688. In Good condition. Dampstained throughout, with a perfume odor to pages. A very rare cocktail mixing guide.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Hunting Pie. The Whole Art & Craft of Foxhunting. With A Foreword by Mrs. Thomas Hitchcock

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1931. First Edition, one of 750 copies. Eleven plates, title page vignette and cover art by Paul Brown. 64, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original pictorial boards. Fine copy, in half crimson morocco slipcase and chemise by Moroquain done for Duncan Andrews Esq. WITH BROWN DRAWING An amusing guide to the mysteries of the sport, with beautifully finished Paul Brown drawings. This copy is hs a letter from the author tipped in at front and a presentation inscription for this copy tipped onto the ffep, with envelope. With a TLS from Louise Hitchcock tipped onto the following ffep, with envelope. on the half-title is a fine drawing of a horse's head in pencil and named below "Irish" With the inscription, "To Frederick Frear/ Very Sincerely/ Paul Brown/ '32."

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        The Practical Dog Book. With Chapters on the Authentic History of All Varieties?A Comprehensive Work dealing with the Buying, Selling, Breeding, Showing, Care, and Feeding of the Dog

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1931. First American Edition, one of 500 copies. Colored frontispiece by Arthur Wardle plus 43 plates from photographs, paintings, and old prints. xxxii, 343 pp. 1 vols. Thick 8vo. Original black cloth, in very good original printed dust jacket. Bookplate. In Dust Jacket Fine and very scarce Derrydale import, for which Connett tipped in a new title-page bearing the Derrydale imprint. With invoice from Mayfair Bookshop, George Stair, Proprietor.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Pirates in OZ

      , 1931 Thompson book in the Oz series.

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        The Lively Lady

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1931. First Edition. Near fine in black cloth covered boards with light green text and decorations on the spine and on the front board. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2" by 5" with map end sheets with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine dimpled inward towards the text block; else fine. There is a prior owner's book plate on the verso of the title page which does not hide the "first edition" slug. In a very good+, unclipped first state dust jacket with light wear and several short closed tears to the ends of the spine area and to the upper edges of the panels. Signed by the author on a Kenneth Roberts book plate attached to the dedication page. This copy is covered by the first state dust jacket which reads "A Chronicle of Certain Men of Arundel" while the second state dust jacket reads: "A Chronicle of Arundel". Only 5,560 of the first printing were sold. A scarce title in this condition in a very collectible and very uncommon dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books]
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        A History Of Egypt From The Earliest Times To The Persian Conquest. Second edition fully revised.

      - London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1931]. Thick 8vo. xxix, 634pp. 13 maps & plans (1 color folding), 186 plates & text illlustrations, including color frontispiece, index. Full brown morocco extra, upper cover with inlays of light brown, green, black, and red morocco, and gilt stamping, covers bordered with a green morocco strip inlaid with red dots and richly gilt-stamped, backstrip with inlays similar, lettered in gilt, lower cover plain, a very fine elaborate show binding by Riviere for Bumpus. In a plain paper box. A remarkable example of fine binding on an important text on the history of Egypt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Good Earth (First Edition)

      John Day, New York 1931 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Compleat Angler or The Contemplative Man’s Recreation, The

      1931. I envy no body but him, and him only, that catches more fish than I do".[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. Walton, Izaak. The Compleat Angler or The Contemplative Man?'s Recreation. Being a Discourse of Rivers, Fishponds, Fish and Fishing not unworthy the Perusal of most Anglers. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Philadelphia: David McKay Co., [1931]. First American trade edition. Quarto (9 7/16 x 7 3/16 inches; 239 x 183 mm.). 223, (1) pp. Twelve color plates, including frontispiece, with captioned tissue guards. Twenty-five black and white illustrations. Title printed in green and black. Publishers dark blue ribbed cloth over boards, front cover and spine decoratively stamped in gilt. Pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. A very fine copy with the original color pictorial dust jacket with a 'titled' version of the color plate "Marry, God requite you, sir, and we'll eat it cheerfully" (facing p. 82) on the front panel. Original blue cardboard box with the same color illustration as on the dust jacket pasted on the top panel and a white label "The Compleat Angler / Izaak Walton / Illustrated by Arthur Rackham on the lower edge. Two corners of box lid neatly repaired."No fewer than six plates have landscape backgrounds, plates which should remind us of Rackham's very serious reputation as a landscape painter, with a fine vision of natural forms" (Gettings, Arthur Rackham, p. 159).Izaak Walton (1593-1683), ?"English biographer, who is best known for The Compleat Angler (1653), a classic guide to the joys of fishing with over 300 new printings. It combines practical information about angling with folklore. The story of three friends, traveling through the English countryside, is enlivened by occasional songs, ballads, quotations from several writers, and glimpses of an idyllic and now lost rural life…The Compleat Angler was a combination of manual and meditation. ?'Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learnt.?' (The Compleat Angler) The work became one of the most reprinted books in the history of British letters. The story is of three sportsmen: a fisherman (Piscator, who is Walton himself), a huntsman (Venator), and a fowler (Auceps). They travel along the river Lea on the first day in May and discuss the relative merits of their favorite pastimes. Auceps tells how ?'the very birds of the air, those that be not Hawks, are both so many and so useful and pleasant to mankind, that I must not let them pass without some observations. They both feed and refresh him; feed him with their choice bodies, and refresh him with their heavenly voices.?' In his own turn Venator defends hunting: ?'Hunting trains up the younger nobility to the use of manly exercises in their riper age. What more manly exercise than hunting the Wild Boar, the Stag, the Buck, the Fox, or the Hare? How doth it preserve health, and increase strength and activity!?' And finally Piscator reminds his friends: ?'I might tell you that Almighty God is said to have spoken to a fish, but never to a beast; that he hath made a whale a ship, to carry and set his prophet, Jonah, safe on the appointed shore.?' Walton drew his work on Nicholas Breton's (c. 1545-1626) fishing idyll Wits Trenchmour (1597). The second edition was largely rewritten and in the fifth edition Walton wrote about fly-fishing on the river Dove, a subject the author himself knew little about. The last [i.e., fifth] edition was published in 1676 and included additional material by Charles Cotton (Instructions how to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a Clear Stream) and Colonel Robert Venables's The Experienced Angler, or Angling Improved. Walton called this work The Universal Angler. He had taught Cotton but never met Venables?" (?"Izaak Walton (1593-1683)?" at Pegasos—A Literature Related Resource Site).Latimore & Haskell pp. 66-67. Riall, p. 175

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        ÒCome, now bait your hook again, and lay it into the water, for it rains againÓ

      1931. Watercolor and pen and black ink on paper, signed ÒArthur RackhamÓ (lower left). 8-1/2 x 7 in. Matted, framed and glazed.

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        The Iliad. The Odyssey. In 2 volumes

      The Nonesuch Press 1931, London - In two volumes. Limited edition. Copy nos. 1034/1300 and 104/1450. 927; 759 pp. Bound in full morocco. Five raised bands to spines with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Boards slightly spotted & marked. Spine leather slightly wrinkled. English and Greek text on facing pages. Ornaments designed and engraved by Rudolf Koch. A VG pair.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster - ABA ILAB & PBFA]
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        Compleat Angler or The Contemplative Man’s Recreation, The

      Philadelphia: David McKay Co., 1931. - "I envy no body but him, and him only, that catches more fish than I do".[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. Walton, Izaak. The Compleat Angler or The Contemplative Man’s Recreation. Being a Discourse of Rivers, Fishponds, Fish and Fishing not unworthy the Perusal of most Anglers. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Philadelphia: David McKay Co., [1931]. First American trade edition. Quarto (9 7/16 x 7 3/16 inches; 239 x 183 mm.). 223, (1) pp. Twelve color plates, including frontispiece, with captioned tissue guards. Twenty-five black and white illustrations. Title printed in green and black. Publishers dark blue ribbed cloth over boards, front cover and spine decoratively stamped in gilt. Pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. A very fine copy with the original color pictorial dust jacket with a 'titled' version of the color plate "Marry, God requite you, sir, and we'll eat it cheerfully" (facing p. 82) on the front panel. Original blue cardboard box with the same color illustration as on the dust jacket pasted on the top panel and a white label "The Compleat Angler / Izaak Walton / Illustrated by Arthur Rackham on the lower edge. Two corners of box lid neatly repaired."No fewer than six plates have landscape backgrounds, plates which should remind us of Rackham's very serious reputation as a landscape painter, with a fine vision of natural forms" (Gettings, Arthur Rackham, p. 159).Izaak Walton (1593-1683), "English biographer, who is best known for The Compleat Angler (1653), a classic guide to the joys of fishing with over 300 new printings. It combines practical information about angling with folklore. The story of three friends, traveling through the English countryside, is enlivened by occasional songs, ballads, quotations from several writers, and glimpses of an idyllic and now lost rural life The Compleat Angler was a combination of manual and meditation. ‘Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learnt.’ (The Compleat Angler) The work became one of the most reprinted books in the history of British letters. The story is of three sportsmen: a fisherman (Piscator, who is Walton himself), a huntsman (Venator), and a fowler (Auceps). They travel along the river Lea on the first day in May and discuss the relative merits of their favorite pastimes. Auceps tells how ‘the very birds of the air, those that be not Hawks, are both so many and so useful and pleasant to mankind, that I must not let them pass without some observations. They both feed and refresh him; feed him with their choice bodies, and refresh him with their heavenly voices.’ In his own turn Venator defends hunting: ‘Hunting trains up the younger nobility to the use of manly exercises in their riper age. What more manly exercise than hunting the Wild Boar, the Stag, the Buck, the Fox, or the Hare? How doth it preserve health, and increase strength and activity!’ And finally Piscator reminds his friends: ‘I might tell you that Almighty God is said to have spoken to a fish, but never to a beast; that he hath made a whale a ship, to carry and set his prophet, Jonah, safe on the appointed shore.’ Walton drew his work on Nicholas Breton's (c. 1545-1626) fishing idyll Wits Trenchmour (1597). The second edition was largely rewritten and in the fifth edition Walton wrote about fly-fishing on the river Dove, a subject the author himself knew little about. The last [i.e., fifth] edition was published in 1676 and included additional material by Charles Cotton (Instructions how to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a Clear Stream) and Colonel Robert Venables's The Experienced Angler, or Angling Improved. Walton called this work The Universal Angler. He had taught Cotton but never met Venables" ("Izaak Walton (1593-1683)" at Pegasos—A Literature Related Resource Site).Latimore & Haskell pp. 66-67. Riall, p. 175

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        Tribine. Revolucionar?s kulturas ?urnals Linarda Laicena vadib?. No 1. 1. gads. 1931. [The Tribune. Magazine of Revolutionary Culture by Linards Laicens. 1931. 1st Year, No. 1.]

      Latvju Kultura May 28, 1931, Riga - First edition of the first issue. With 2 photographic reproductions. In publisher's illustrated wrappers. 47, (1) p. Tribine was one of the major organs of Latvian avant-garde between 1931-33, only 10 issues were published. This issue contains a photographic reproduction of V. Sila's painting "Unemployment" and a photo of a leftist political poster. Linards (Petrovich) Laicens (1883-1938) was a Latvian Expressionist writer and poet. He was active in politics as a member of Communist party. Blue stamp on title page. Spine artistically restored. In good condition. In publisher's illustrated wrappers First edition of the first issue. With 2 photographic reproductions [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        The Birth of Western Painting. A History of Colour, Form, and Iconography, illustrated from the Paintings of Mistra and Mount Athos, of Giotto and Duccio, and of El Greco.

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1931 - Limited edition, no. 1 of 365 copies, 4to, xvi, (ii), 236 pp. 94 black and white plates. Original teal cloth, maroon leather spine label, a fine copy. A British edition of 650 copies appeared the year before.

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        The Iliad. The Odyssey. In 2 volumes

      London: The Nonesuch Press 1931. In two volumes. Limited edition. Copy nos. 1034/1300 and 104/1450. 927; 759 pp. Bound in full morocco. Five raised bands to spines with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Boards slightly spotted & marked. Spine leather slightly wrinkled. English and Greek text on facing pages. Ornaments designed and engraved by Rudolf Koch. A VG pair. . Very Good. Full Morocco. Limited Edition. 1931. Tall 8vo..

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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        Cruisers of the Air: The Story of Lighter-than-Air Craft from the Days of Roger Bacon to the Making of the ZRS-4

      New York: Macmillan Company. 1931. First. First edition. 308pp., illustrated from photographs and line drawings. Some modest offsetting to the front endpapers and a small crease on the front board, a sound and presentable, very good or better copy in near very good dustwrapper with some modest chipping, the largest at the bottom of the front panel. Inscribed by the author in pencil: "Regard to Lewis from 'thy', C.J. Hylander." .

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        California Hills and Other Wood Engravings by Paul Landacre from the Original Blocks

      Los Angeles: Bruce McCallister, 1931. gray, red and blue patterned boards, printed pictorial paper label on front board. Fine/original glassine jacket (with some loss of papere). Small folio. Illustrated by Paul Landacre No. 239 of 500 copies, signed by Landacre .

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        CIOPW

      New York: Published by Covici Friede, 1931. First edition, no. 124 of 391 copies, signed by the Cummings in watercolor on the title page. Illustrated. Printed in NYC by the Stratford Press. Typography by S.A. Jacobs. Reproductions by the Meriden Gravure Company. 119 pp. 1 vols. Large 4to. Brown burlap cloth. Joints very neatly repaired (this title almost always found with the joints split). The title is an acronym for Charcoal, Ink, Oil Colors, Pencil, Watercolor - each of which have a section in this book in sequence. A much finer copy than usually encountered.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Robert Frost Signed First Edition of his Pulitzer Prize winning ?Collected Poems?

      [Wilmington, Delaware], [February 6] 1931. 8vo.. "Book ?Collected Poems of Robert Frost,? First Edition Second Printing, New York; Henry Holt and Company, 1930. Inscribed on verso of frontispiece ?For Martha Sachs / from / Robert Frost / Tower Hill School 1931.? Brick brown-red cloth, gilt lettered and ruled, 349 pages, 5.75? x 8.5?. Deckled fore-edge. Toned on front paste-down and front free-endpaper. Bumped, minor flaws. Very Good condition. ?Collected Poems? by Robert Frost won the 1931 Pulitzer Prize, the second of Frost?s record four Pulitzer Prizes in Poetry. Accompanied by an Autograph Letter Signed ?Elinor Frost,? 2.5 pages, 5.25? x 6.75?, two conjoined sheets, front and verso of first sheet. Amherst, Mass., January 29 [1931] with original 5.5? x 3.5? postmarked stamped envelope addressed by her to ?Miss Martha E. Sachs, / 2892 West 19th St. / Wilmington, Del.? Fine condition. In full, ?My dear Miss Sachs: I am answering your letter to my husband for him, as he seems to be exceptionally busy these days. He cannot say now, whether he will be able to reach Wilmington in time to visit the du Pont gardens. He thinks he has an engagement for lunch that day, in New York, and if so, it would be impossible. If he finds that he can, he will wire you the night before from New York. As it happens, he always eats very little before giving a reading and somewhat prefers to eat that little, quietly, in his room. He very much likes to talk with people afterward, however, and I am wondering if it would be convenient for him to meet your associates then, instead of at dinner. In that way, he could talk with a larger number. However, if it will be pleasanter for him to be a guest at dinner, for you and your friends, he will enjoy having it that way. He will go directly to the du Pont hotel when he arrives in Wilmington.? Robert and Elinor White Frost, with whom he?d shared valedictorian honors with in high school and who was a major inspiration for his poetry, were married from 1895 until her death in 1938. On Thursday evening, February 5, 1931, Robert Frost spoke on the subject ?Poetry? at the New School for Social Research in New York City. His reading was on February 6, 1931, at the Tower Hill School in Wilmington when he most probably signed this book for Martha Sachs. Miss Martha Ellen Sachs (1897-1963) became a teacher at the Tower Hill School in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1919, later serving as head of the English Department. "

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        CARICATURA UNICA, ORIGINAL Y EN COLOR SOBRE MAYOLICA DE NICETO ALCALA ZAMORA.

      1931 - Magnifico estado de conservacion. Ejemplar unico, pertenece a una serie dedicada al Primer Gobierno Provisional de la Segunda Republica Española. Tamaño: 15 x 15 cm., ARTE

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        Manji [in trans.: Quicksand]

      1 p.l., 199 pp., one leaf. Oblong 8vo, orig. decorated flexible paper boards, stitched as issued, orig. slipcase. Tokyo: Kaizosha, 1931. First book edition. In this book, written in the Osaka dialect, Tanizaki explored lesbianism, among other themes. This is the first book written by Tanizaki to appear in the more traditional oblong octavo format, a style which he came to prefer. Very fine copy. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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