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        Aristocracy and the Meaning of Class Rule. An Essay upon Aristocracy Past and Future.

      London: The C. W. Daniel Company, 1931 - Tall octavo. Original red cloth, black cloth backstrip, spine lettered in gilt, edges uncut. Numerous marginal pencil marks and comments in English in the neat and legible hand of the Kaiser. A little spotting, heaviest to title and advert leaf at rear, hinges cracked, a very good copy. Together with four black and white snapshots of the Kaiser and his wife by Lady Ottoline Morrell, taken in Holland, 1932, details to versos, each 8 x 11 cm. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from Philip Morrell to Kaiser Wilhelm, with extensive annotations written in English by the Kaiser. Together with an autograph postcard signed from Kaiser Wilhelm, Doorn, 1931, to Philip Morrell, written in English in purple pencil across the whole of the back of the postcard beginning "According to your wish expressed in your kind letter I studied the book 'Aristocracy' which treats about everything else except Aristocracy. The author furnishes his readers with a striking example of what may become of man when he eliminates God, Saviour, Bible, Faith and Belief from his life and claps his immortal soul 'under hatches' ". Also with an autograph letter signed from Ottoline Morrell's cousin Count Goddard Bentinck, 21 September 1931, to the author Philip and sending the letter with this copy of the book "which you kindly lent the Emperor, which I hope will reach you safely. His Majesty has written many annotations in it, which I am sure will interest you " Ottoline Morrell met the Kaiser in Holland when staying with her cousin Count Goddard Bentinck and wrote in her journal: "He enters an exceedingly impressive figure, with a remarkably handsome head, a sailor like body - shorter than I had imagined but the head much finer - very alert and obviously histrionic and vain, but too cultivated and clever to show it ". The Kaiser's annotations in the book reveal his exasperation with the author; he writes several hundred words at the end of chapter 3. When the author talks about natural rulers and what makes them such, the Kaiser's comments in the margins include: "nonsense!", "because they feel it a Heaven imposed task!", "prescribed by the Christian religion!", "based upon the responsibility to Heaven". Where Mairet hopes that "Democracy will be saved", the Kaiser wishes instead: "May it go to hell where it came from." His final comment at the foot of the last page is: "This book is unmitigated, atheistic, spiritual Bolshevism". The cultural critic Philippe Mairet (1886–1975) was hardly the raving Bolshevik of the Kaiser's complaints. In later life he described his allegiances as "Anglican and Royalist". He commented on the drafts of Eliot's Notes Towards the Definition of Culture (1948), which Eliot later dedicated to Mairet "in gratitude and admiration". But over his long career he espoused a number of extremely varied causes, including C. H. Douglas's theory of social credit. The firm of C. W. Daniel published many books that promoted vegetarian, pacifist, Tolstoyan ideals. Most of these books were published on a subsidy basis, with the author underwriting the costs of publication, or guaranteeing to buy a set number of copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Mountain Interval

      Henry Holt and Company 1931 - Henry Holt, New York 1931. Early Printing. Dated 1931. Cloth spine. Features "The Road Not Taken."Signed by Robert Frost at the front endpaper. I certify that the signature is genuine. Book Condition: Very Good+, spots on the boards, foxing. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Dracula

      Grosset and Dunlap New York (1931) - Early Photoplay Edition, illustrated with a scene from the Universal Pictures horror film starring Bela Lugosi and Helen Chandler at rear jacket panel (this printing lacks plug for film at front jacket panel). An uncommon film edition with colorful dustjacket art featuring good girl art. Near Fine, contemporary ownership address at front endpaper, in Very Good plus, rather crisp and attractive, dustjacket, couple nicks at top spine end. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MRS DALLOWAY

      New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1931. First US Edition, Sixth Printing. Small octavo in orange hardcovers with beige and black DJ in brodart; VG/VG; minimal soiling; good binding; previous owner's name on ffep; age-toned paper and deckle edges; text clean; pp. 296; the 1931 issue of the jacket, with a blurb on To The Lighthouse on rear inner flap; front inner flap has blurb on Mrs. Dalloway with N.Y. Times review quotation; a scarce edition; shelved in Case # 2. Dupont.

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        L'Atelier de Renoir (2 volume set)

      Bernheim-Jeune 1931 - 2 volume set. Folios, 39 cm. Bound in fine modern cloth. Gilt stamping and decoration to spine. Hardcover. Limited ed. of 500. Original wrappers bound in. 228 plates + 720 black and white illustrations. Internally, some smudging in vol. 1. Considerable dampstaining in vol. 2. Library perforated stamps on title pages, last text leaf in volume 1. This is an oversized or heavy book, which requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Madonna dei filosofi

      Edizioni di Solaria, 1931. Dedica dell'autore in prima pagina bianca, stampato in 200 esemplari numerati, nostra copia n 117, brossura, formato 14x20, pagine 171, carta ingiallita, buone condizioni 28422

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        The Civil Survey A. D. 1654-1656 County of Tipperary Vol. I & II

      The Stationery Office, Dublin 1931 - Two vols. Pp. (1) xxvi, 388; (2) xxxii, (2), 418. Both v.g. in wine cloth gilt. Vol. 1. deals with the Eastern & Southern Baronies and Vol.2. with the Western and Northern Baronies with the Return of Crown and Church Lands for the whole County. Size: 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Portrait Arthur Schnitzler. Vintage-Print.

      Ca. 1931. - 22,3:15 cm. Glänzender Silbergelatineabzug auf Barrytpapier. Vorderseitig mit Signatur des Fotografen in Blindprägung. Rückseitig mit Bleistiftvermerk: der kürzlich verstorbene Dichter Arthur Schnitzler u. mit Atelierstempel. Zustandsbeschreibung auf Anfrage.

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        SHAKESPEARE (BENN'S ESSEX LIBRARY NO 39)

      BENN 1931 - B005YHI85S Binding: Hardback ---Publisher: BENN ---Date: 1931 ---Edition: ---Pages: 156 ---Condition: Very Good ---DJ Condition: Good ---Description: All of the internal pages are unmarked, uncreased and tightly bound, the dust jacket is unclipped, no stamps or inscriptions, the only flaws are a couple of small rips to the dust jacket which also has some sunning to the spine area. MOST OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED WITHIN 1 WORKING DAY OF PURCHASE. YOU GET A FREE BOOKMARK WITH EVERY ORDER. If not already present high quality photographs of any of our titles can be provided by request via e-mail.B005YHI85S [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        D'après Paris

      Les amis de l'amour de l'art 1931 - - Les amis de l'amour de l'art, Paris 1931, 36x46cm, broché. - Edition illustrée de 15 lithographies originales de Jean-Louis Boussingault et imprimée à 170 exemplaires numérotés sur Arches. Infimes piqûres marginales sur les gardes, une petite déchirure en pied d'un mors, sinon bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Illustrated edition of 15 original lithographs by Jean-Louis Boussingault and printed 170 copies numbered on Arches paper. Tiny marginal stings on the guards, a small tear in the foot of a bit, otherwise beautiful copy. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ballads of the Kentucky Highlands

      London: The Mitre Press,, 1931. Octavo. Original blue pebble grain cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine very lightly marked. An excellent copy in the dust jacket, spine panel lightly faded with one small chip to bottom half, spine panel ends slightly creased, extremities slightly nicked. First edition, first impression, of this collection of 125 ballads, nursery rhymes and sayings from the mountains of south-eastern Kentucky. The material was collected by educator and lawyer Harvey H. Fuson (1876–1964), who grew up in the mountains and back roads of the region. His extensive introduction discusses the lives of the mountaineers, their English-Scottish heritage, and their oral folk traditions. Very scarce in the dust jacket.

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        RIVISTA DI FILOLOGIA E DI ISTRUZIONE CLASSICA N.S. ANNO IX (LIX DELLA RACCOLTA)

      GIOVANNI CHIANTORE, 1931. ITALIANO 1,04 Annualità completa composta da 4 fascicoli trimestrali rilegati assieme, con coperta rigida, in mezza tela verde, con piatti marroni, con piccola abrasione e con velo di polvere, dorso con titoli d'oro, con piccoli aloni e con strappetto alla cima, pagine brunite attorno ai testi causa tempo USATO

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("V"), to her nephew, Quentin Claudian Stephen Bell

      Brantôme, France 1931 - 2 pp., recto and verso of single sheet of Hotel Moderne stationery. 8vo. '? Bloomsbury rampart - opera - ballet - disappointed lovers, & lovers that feed on vapour'. A letter with excellent content, written at the end of Virginia and Leonard Woolf's motor tour through southwestern France in the spring of 1931, addressed to her nephew - and later, biographer - Quentin Bell. Woolf gives news of her travels, quotes a famous maxim of Menander (as delivered to her elderly French innkeeper), mentions Quentin's brother Julian and his father, Clive Bell, waxes ambiguous on Bloomsbury, and wonders whether it might be better to live in the French countryside. In part: "It's all very well, Dearest Claudian, telling me to write instantly, but I have only my natural hand available which you can't read. Also, it thunders & lightens, & the old half-wit grandmother of the proprietor turns to me for confidence. Rassurez-vous, Madame, I say from time to time, those whom the Gods love die young. She thinks this a great joke. Yes, we are on tour ? we are enjoying life and eat pates absolutely mellow and yellow with liver. It's a disgusting taste which I expect we share with the dogs, but for once I like to feel wholly and rabidly canine ? Tomorrow we go ? home - oh dear - to Bloomsbury rampart - opera - ballet - disappointed lovers, & lovers that feed on vapour. I've had lots of confidences lately - a tribute to my grey hair, & Clive has become a misogynist, a tribute to Mary [Hutchinson]. Barbara says she will stay at Monks House this summer - I must scrape poor Julian free from his great Barnacle. Why don't we live here - far lovelier, lovelier far, than Cassis - plains, heights, poplars, vineyards, of a subtlety & distinction like a moth's wing compared with the shell of a lobster ?."1931 was a momentous year for Woolf. She finished her novel, The Waves, in February, making corrections to it in the spring and summer, before it appeared, to considerable acclaim, in October. Quentin Bell (1910-1996) was, of course, the son of Virginia's sister and fellow member of the Bloomsbury group, Vanessa Bell, who provided outstanding dust-jacket illustrations for a number of Virginia Woolf's books. Quentin Bell's two-volume biography of Woolf was published by the Hogarth Press in 1972. Soiled, old folds and tears affecting a few letters. Framed and glazed on both sides 2 pp., recto and verso of single sheet of Hotel Moderne stationery. 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Libri Synoptici Veteris Testamenti seu Librorum Regum et Chronicorum Loci Paralleli

      Romae (Rome): E. Pontificio Instituto Biblico, 1931. First edition. Hardcover. vg. Folio (14 x 10"). viii, 701, [3]pp. Modern full olive cloth, with gold lettering to spine. Publisher's device on title page. Vannutelli's "Libri Synoptici Veteris Testamenti seu Librorum Regum et Chronicorum Loci Paralleli" is an arrangement of parallel text material that exhibits all parts or divisions of the subject from a comprehensive point of view. In this work, the text of 1-2 Chronicles can be viewed together with all its parallels, mostly from 2 Samuel and 1-2 Kings. This synopsis attempts to respect the literary integrity of each book / text. Hebrew facing Greek with notes in Greek and Latin, including the Vulgata, as well as Josephus' text on the events recorded in Kings and Chronicles.Ex-library copy, with remnant of sticker at tail of spine, bookplate on inside of front cover, printed notice pasted on inside of back cover, and stamp at top and bottom edges. Pages slightly and evenly age-toned throughout. Text in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. Binding in overall very good, interior in good+ to very good condition.

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        MAGIC RUG

      D'AULARE, INGRI & EDGAR. D'AULAIRE,INGRI & EDGAR. THE MAGIC RUG. NY: Doubleday Doran 1931 (1931). Oblong 4to (10 3/4 x 8 1/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, light edge rubbing, few light marks on dedication page else VG+ (no dw). Stated FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST BOOK DONE BY THE D'AULAIRE'S TOGETHER. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY THE D'AULAIRES. Set in Africa, the story is a fantasy tale about a magic Oriental rug. Illustrated with magnificent color lithographs throughout for which the pair spent a winter in Africa for inspiration. This is an excellent copy, rarely found inscribed.

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        Plans No 1 (January 1931) through No 13 (March 1932) (all published)

      1931. A complete run in 13 issues of the rare avant-garde monthly covering political, literary, architectural, and art life of the era, including film, theater, music, etc., edited by Jeanne Walter & Philippe Lamour, with an editorial committee including Hubert Lagardelle, Le Corbusier, François de Pierrefeu, & Pierre Winter, with over 1700 pp. on political and cultural aspects of the contemporary scene, illustrated throughout the text and on plates, including a large number of illustrations after drawings by Le Corbusier. Large 8vo. Orig. wrpps. Some age-darkening, minor wear to spines. Paris 1931-1932. This work has a strong international flavor and refers frequently to trends in the U.S. and Soviet Union as well as Germany in the last years before Nazism and Italy under fascism. Le Corbusier played a seminal role in this work's formation.

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        Doll's Primer

      Collingswood, NJ: William Washburn, 1931. 62 pp. 7/8 x 7/8". LIMITED EDITION of 69 copies (according to Welsh, Bradbury notes 61 copies total), this being #32. Blue/green paper over boards, black letting title on cover with red doll design, some very light discoloration, in near fine condition. (Welsh 2516, Bradbury, Washburn, 2) A beautiful little ABC book with numbers and a short story at the end of the Little Red Hen. This is William Lewis Washburn's second miniature book (after having been a commercial publisher of larger books for over 50 years).This was made at his home on a hand-press in the basement of his house. Very sought after titles

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        Hafenanleger ( möglicherweise Hamburger Hafen ) mit Schild *Zollgrenze *. Farbiges Aquarell und Tusche auf Papier, rechts unten mit *P. Kayser ( 19)31 * signiert und datiert. Verso 1 weiteres Aquarell.

      Bildmaß der Darstellung: 28,5 x 47 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Blattmaß: 30,5 x 49 cm. Gezeigt wird eine Anlegestelle im Hafen, rechterhand ein deutsches Schild *Zollgrenze *, in der Ferne ein Schiff auf dem Fluß oder Meer. Das Blatt rechts unten mit *P. Kayser (19)31 * signiert und datiert. Verso ein weiteres Aquarell mit Häuserzeile vor Fluß, möglicherweise ein Motiv aus dem Hamburger Hafen. Dies Blatt links unten mit *P. Kayser * signiert, undatiert ( wohl auch um 1931 ). Die Vorderansicht von guter Erhaltung, das verso angebrachte Aquarell durch Bleistiftschraffur wohl durch den Künstler * entwertet *. Dies links oben mit 38 in Bleistift nummeriert, rechts unten mit 23 nummeriert. Diese Ansicht etwas berieben, gering fleckig, mit Resten alter Montierung. ( Literatur: Der Neue Rump: Hamburger Künstlerlexikon Seite 229f - Paul Kayser war Gründungsmitglied des Hamburger Künstlerclubs ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics at request )

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Metropolitan Museum

      Herald Press, Montréal 1931 - In-4. 29 pages. Étui professionnellement restauré. Exemplaire no. 63/450/475. L'un des premiers livres d'artiste québécois (Hould, 53). Réalisation de qualité. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Bonheur d'occasion (LILA/ILAB)]
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        Dali ou l'anti-obscurantisme.

      Editions Surréalistes chez José Corti 1931 - . In-8 br. Couverture rempliée muette, papier toile noire, étiquette blanche collée sur le premier plat. Texte de R. Crevel illustré de 10 reproductions hors-texte de toiles de Dali, photographiées par André CAILLET. E.O. ex. num. sur vélin blanc. Envoi autographe de René Crevel.(Ex-libris). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Les Autodidactes - Aichelbaum]
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        Mitteleuropa. Unter Mitwirkung der Deutschen Luft Hansa A.G. Mit einem Geleitwort von Erhard Milch, Vorstandsmitglied der Deutschen Luft Hansa A.G.

      Leipzig, Bibliographisches Institut, 1931 - XII. 544 Seiten. 1 gefaltete Karte. Meyers Luftreisebücher. Mit 83 Karten im Text und einem gefalteten Luftverkehrsplan vor Seite 1. Das wohl seltenste Meyer-Reisebuch. Vergleiche: "Wegweiser durch Meyers Reisebücher 1862-1936" von Werner Hauenstein, Seite 154, H 483. Der Verlag und die Lufthansa wollten mit diesem Luftreiseführer den Luftreisenden die Möglichkeit geben, sich während des Flugs im Gelände zurechtzufinden, was wegen der geringen Höhe und der Geschwindigkeit von 160 km/h noch möglich war. Interessant auch im "Allgemeinen": "Besondere Kleidung ist für den Flug nicht erforderlich" und "Es ist unstatthaft und gefährlich, Gegenstände aus der Kabine zu werfen". So wird auch darauf hingewiesen, dass der Reisende für den Todesfall versichert sei. Die Einbanddeckel mit Knickspuren längs, die Rückenenden beschabt und mit kleinen Einrissen, die vorderen Einbandecken beschabt. Das Vorsatzblatt mit Namenkürzel und Jahreszahl, länglicher brauner Fleck im Seitenschnitt, bis ca. Seite 100 schwächer werdend auch im Randbereich der Seiten. Drei Blätter mit schwachen Eselsohren in der oberen Ecke, die Blätter teils etwas gebräunt. Trotz der genannten Mängel durchaus recht ordentliches und vollständiges Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch, Gewicht in Gramm: 520. Original-Leinen, 13x21cm, Zustand: 3

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        George Gershwin; A Study in American Music.

      New York: Simon and Schuster,, 1931. Octavo (204 × 137 mm). Contemporary red morocco presentation binding, lettered Gershwin to spine and to front board within a single fillet panel, single gilt rule to turn-ins, red endpapers, top edge red, others uncut; original pictorial endpapers retained. Portrait frontispiece and 15 plates, caricature to half-title, musical notation to title page and text. Light restoration of scuff to front joint, but overall very good. First edition, first printing, signed by the dedicatee Ira Gershwin in pencil on the front free endpaper. This early biography of the great American composer is dedicated by the author to George's lyricist brother, Ira, "in many respects the family chronicler", who offered Goldberg his "untiring assistance" (Preface). Highly influential in the development of the popular song in the early part of the 20th century, the Gershwins contributed many of the most memorable tunes to the Great American Songbook, including "Lady Be Good", "The Man I Love", "Fascinating Rhythm", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "I Got Rhythm", and "They Can't Take That Away From Me". After George's untimely death in 1937, Ira went on to work with Jerome Kern, Kurt Weill, and Harold Arlen. This copy in a stylish contemporary binding, almost certainly the work of impresario-designer Merle Armitage, whose presentation copy from George was bound almost identically. The first owner, whose small book-label is on the front free endpaper recto, was Olive Skogerson, a Swedish-American immigrant who worked her way up from stenographer to comptroller with the Fox Motion Picture Studio. In the year of publication the Gershwins scored the romantic comedy Delicious for Fox, although little of their work made the final cut.

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        LO!

      New York:: Claude Kendall,. (1931).. First edition. Tales of the unexplained, recorded by Ford, with an introduction by Tiffany Thayer, founder of the "Fortean Society" which once counted among its followers such literary luminaries of the day as Theodore Dreiser, Booth Tarkington, Ben Hecht, Alexander Woollcott and H. L. Mencken. Illustrated with 12 full-page plates by Alexander King. Charles Hoy Fort (1874-1932) studied and wrote about anomalous phenomena, inspiring and influencing numerous science fiction writers with his tales of strange happenings. An unusually fine copy with just a touch of rubbing to the fragile yellow spine stamping; in a bright, near fine dust jacket with only minor wear. .

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        The Autobiography of Knute K Rockne

      South Bend IN: The Book Shop, 1931. Very Good. The Notre Dame Edition. Edited with a prefatory note by Bonnie Skiles Rockne (Mrs. Knute K. Rockne). Introduction and postscript by Father John Cavanaugh, C.S.C. Illustrated. Spine lettering a bit dull, but readable, a very good or better copy lacking the dustwrapper. One of 2400 numbered copies (this copy unnumbered) Signed by Bonnie S. Rockne and John Cavanaugh, and with the facsimile signature of Knute Rockne. Posthumously published autobiography of the great Notre Dame coach.

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        Électricité.

      Paris: La Compagnie Parisienne de Distribution d'Électricité,, 1931. Folio. 10 rayographs with paper mounts, with protective paper and cardboard folding case. Housed in the original patterned paper covered chemise and slipcase. 10 photogravures after rayographs. Very mild foxing. An excellent set. First edition, first impression, numbered 265 of an edition of 500. Each rayograph signed in negative by the artist. The rayographs were commissioned by a private Parisian power company who wanted to promote the use of electricity in French homes. With the company's compliment slip loosely inserted.

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        Pêcheurs de perles

      First edition on alfa.Handsome autograph inscription from Albert Londres to his friend Henri Béraud : "A Henri Henri Béraud Albert Albert Londres."Spine slightly sunned, small clear stains at the margins of the covers.  Albin Michel Paris 1931 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Images D'Une Femme

      Editions Denoel & Steele, Paris, 1931. 12 in. x 9.25 in., 16 pages plus 24 leaves of full page photo-gravure reproductions of nude studies by Verneuil, unbound sheets laid into cardboard portfolio case with cloth spine, cloth split and front and back of portfolio case almost detached.

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        Silbergelatineabzug auf Barrytpapier (Postkarte). Fotograf nicht bekannt.

      (1931). 1931 - Vorderseitig mit handschriftlicher Wdimung von Loos in Tinte: ?Für Karl Luger Adolf Loos? Rückseitig mit Druckvermerk: St. Joachimstal, Radium Palace Hotel, August 1931. Zustandsbeschreibung auf Anfrage.

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        Casier judiciaire d'Aristide Briand

      Editions du Capitole 1931 - - Editions du Capitole, Paris 1931, 14x19,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires numérotés sur alfa. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Charles Maurras : "A Robert Brasillach, très cordial hommage de l'auteur aussi confus que silencieux." Deux petits manques en tête et en pied du dos insolé, deux petites taches sur les plats qui comportent de très légères déchirures marginales. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of the numbered copies on Alfa paper. Precious autograph signed by Charles Maurras: "To Robert Brasillach, very cordial homage of the author as confused as silent." Two small gaps in the head and foot of the insolated back, two small spots on the boards that have very slight marginal tears. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Der historische Wert der Caracallavita in den Scriptores Historiae Augustae.

      Leipzig. Dieterische Verlagsbuchhandlung. 1931. unbeschnittene Originalbroschur. gr. 8°. 68 Seiten. unaufgeschitten. Einband angerändert und berieben. vorderer Buchdeckel mit leichtem Diagonalknick. angestaubt. gebräunt. noch guter Zustand. Klio. Beiträge zur Alten Geschichte, 24. Heft, neue Folge, XI. Beiheft.in deutscher Sprache Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Philologie, Kulturwissenschaft, Antike, Rom, Kaiser, Caracalla, Geschichtsschreibung,

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        THE WAVES with the ORIGINAL FIRST ISSUE DUSTJACKET

      Hogarth Press, London, UK 1931 - FIRST EDITION & FIRST PRINTING - States on Copyright Page: first published in 1931 - Considered by many to be her masterpiece, this novel contributed to the solid establishment of Woolf's reputation and her place as one of the "principal exponents of Modernism." - "The Waves" evidences Woolf's literary innovations, e.g. stream of consciousness and complex weaving of the characters' lives. This novel describes the lives of a group of friends, from childhood to later life. The speech pattern of the characters' utterances is undifferentiated and yet, "their individuality is presented through a highly patterned sequence of recurring phrases and images, and what we learn of their daily lives. we learn obliquely." The text is divided by sections of lyrical prose, depicting the rising and setting sun over the shoreline and the waves. This is the most profound and poetic of all her works. CONDITION & DESCRIPTION: The original dustjacket accompanies this book. Designed by the author's famous sister:Vanessa Bell. Price of 7/6 on the spine, and 7s. 6d. net to inner prelim. The dustjacket is housed in a removable plastic protective, archival sleeve. - When I purchased this book the dust jacket was chipped at the top and bottom of the spine and the tips of the folds so I have repaired these chips from another first edition original dust jacket so this dustjacket retains it's integrity. [the final image shows you the repairs before I put the dust jacket into it's removable protective sleeve]. The colour has darkened since it's 1931 publication and has a few small light soil marks. Purple cloth with gilt/gold lettering to the spine which is perfectly legible but the purple colour has faded unevenly on the spine and front and rear boards. Creasing to cloth top and bottom of spine also. Remains firmly bound to inner page block. Pages are foxed throughout, but apart from this, they are clean and tightly bound. - Our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days. - Thanks for your interest. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Instinct Never Dies.

      Ed. W. Bateman, n.p., 1931., 1931 First edition. Quarto, full limp cowhide. One of the finest and rarest of Texas imprints, and one that has been referred to as the 'black tulip' of western fine printing. Of legendary rarity and highlighted in Al Lowman's The Printing Arts in Texas, this copy is accompanied by a letter from the author to Dudley Dobie concerning the book's origins and the great expense required to print it. The book and letter were owned by W. Thomas Taylor, author of Texfake, a book which exposed the theft and forgery of early Texas documents in the 1970s, the publisher of Bookways, a quarterly devoted to book arts, and the designer/printer of over fifty books. Printed recto only, the book was written, designed and the type set by Ed W. Bateman, a one time newspaper reporter (hence the title) and a wildcatter of great success and failure. This book was created during one of his periods of great success. The text and illustrations are printed in two colors and the subject matter ranges from a father's implacable revenge for his son's death to a Mexican marijuana party visited in the company of a Texas Ranger. A fine copy in the publisher's slipcase (with moderate wear to slipcase). The letter to Dudley Dobie is extraordinary and has become rather famous in itself; on B Bar Cattle Company letterhead, dated April 13, 1941: 'I produced this book during the Bateman Age of Extravagance, when money (for which, apparently, I have a native-born contempt) was indeed plentiful. I spent so much on it, the very sum per copy would horrify an intelligent man --- not even a Morgan or a Rockefeller could or would pay what I paid.' The letter is trifolded; uniformly browned, with mild chipping at edges. One of the ultimate prizes of Texas fine printing. One of the essays in J. Frank Dobie's book, "Out of the Old Rock" (Little Brown, 1972) is about Bateman: "A wildcatter is a person who drills for oil in a place oil is not known to exist. Bankers consider his business about as safe as buying lottery tickets. In 1930, Ed Bateman, a Texas wildcatter, brought in the biggest discovery well in the history of the oil industry." Dobie refers to "The Instinct Never Dies" as follows: "Ed Bateman is a philosopher. There are many things in his philosophy that many oil men have never dreamed of. Sometimes the old urge to write seizes him. I have a rare little book that he not only wrote but designed and set with his own hands. One sketch in it is about a hermit philosopher-geologist who claimed to know the secret of finding 'enough petroleum to endow this planet for ages.'" (3214001). Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Boojum and Snark Books]
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        Signed Document Granting Rights to Mahler's Music

      - An original signed document from the Viennese composer and socialite, wife of Gustav Mahler. The "Vollmachtserklärung" (power of attorney authorization) declares that Alma Mahler grants the right to use all the works of Mahler issued by this publisher [Ed. Bote & G. Bock of Berlin] in film productions, and establishes her right to 50% of the profits from such use. Dated January 3, 1931. Signed very boldly at the conclusion in purple ink. Paper clip mark at the top left corner and some light overall toning; otherwise in very good condition. 8.75 x 11.25 inches (22.4 x 28.5 cm).Together with an unsigned typed note dated Sep. 14, 1931, to Dr. Bock of the aforementioned company, asking whether the original copyright has precedence over the Power of Attorney document listed above. In his reply, typed below the original message, Dr. Bock states that the Power of Attorney document previously signed by Mahler, granting her 50% of royalties, should take precedence. Very good. 6.5 x 5 inches (16.6 x 13 cm).

      [Bookseller: Schubertiade Music]
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        Last and First Men A Story of the Near and Far Future

      Second edition. 8vo., original blue cloth. London, Methuen.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        THE SANDS OF WINDEE.

      - Pp. 292(including the upper endpapers, last blank)+8(publisher's list, dated early Summer 1931); light yellow/brown cloth, spine lettered and ruled in black, the upper board lettered in black with single blind rule border, the cloth faintly soiled, spine foxed, edges a trifle rubbed; upper hinge cracked, bookseller's sticker at foot of upper pastedown, several small damp stains (heaviest pp. 94/5), scattered foxing; Hutchinson, London, n.d.[1931]. First U.K. edition. Loder p. 230. *Lacking the dust wrapper. Inscribed and signed by Upfield (to Mr. G. H. Heritage, dated 1st September, 1931) on the title page. Four states of the first edition have been identified, the present copy being a first impression, with no text in the centre of the title page. The second \i Bony novel, a Book Society choice, and 'undoubtedly the start of Upfield\rquote s popularity . The story has roots associated with a real murder case in which Upfield gave evidence, and later described in a very rare booklet, \i The Murchison Murders (1934).' [Loder p. 231]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Building Plans and Elevations for a Proposed Building for Neptune Machine Works on Fremont St. between Fremont and Baldwin Ct., San Francisco.

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, October 1931.(). Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 24" x 26". 5 sheets. Job #00104. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Tales of Tahitian Waters (in dust jacket)

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1931, 1st ed. (i-f) - 4to. Grey's scarcest fishing book describing his voyage to Tahiti in quest of trophy marlin, sailfish, tuna, dolphin, and other big game species. Well illustrated with photo plates. Original dark green cloth with bright gilt titles. Original photo end papers firm and tight. Age staining to verso of first title page. Dust jacket reinforced on back in heavy paper, front corner repaired, lacking a piece from the spine panel affecting half of the title block. A very good+ copy in a good dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Classic Arms Books]
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        Électricité.

      Paris: La Compagnie Parisienne de Distribution d'Électricité, 1931 - Folio. 10 rayographs with paper mounts, with protective paper and cardboard folding case. Housed in the original patterned paper covered chemise and slipcase. Very mild foxing. An excellent set. 10 photogravures after rayographs. First edition, first impression, numbered 265 of an edition of 500. Each rayograph signed in negative by the artist. The rayographs were commissioned by a private Parisian power company who wanted to promote the use of electricity in French homes. With the company's compliment slip loosely inserted. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Proust.

      Chatto & Windus, London. 1931 - First edition. Octavo. pp [viii], 72. His first prose book, issued in the Dolphin Books series, the covers and dustwrappers for which were designed by Edward Bawden. The translations are Beckett's own, and the references are to what he calls the ''abominable'' sixteen-volume Nouvelle Revue Française edition.Tail of spine slightly bumped. Rear cover faintly foxed. Very good indeed in very good indeed dustwrapper faintly darkened at the spine and slightly creased at the edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        Pascin. Préface de Paul Morand [= XXe siècle, 6]

      Paris: Éditions de Chroniques du Jour, G. di San Lazzaro 1931 - OBrosch. (Interimseinband), [46] Seiten Text mit 34 Illustrationen, 48 Planches hors texte, Illustrationen tw. mit Seidenpapier geschützt, Exemplaire No 197 mit einer Gravur von Pascin als Frontispiz (Vénus, Flore et l'Amour), 22,5 x 28 cm, Rücken mit Verlusten zerrissen, Bindung gelockert, sonst perfekt, insgesamt noch sehr guter Zustand. Book Language/s: fr [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Valentinska]
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        Les uniformes des troupes de la marine et des troupes coloniales et nord-africaines -

      Ateliers d'impressions d'Art 1931 -, Paris - 1 Volume. In-4 Sous étui et chemise imprimés violet. Couverture rempliée illustrée d'un képi. Intérieur très propre. Illustré de 50 planches hors-texte dont 39 aquarellées et de 52 illustrations dans le texte (dont 12 en couleurs) d'après les documents du temps. En bon état. Imprimé sur Japon français de Barjon. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
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        L?Esprit Nouveau).

      1931. 1931 - Lithographie auf Japanpapier. Blattgrösse 45:69 cm. Probedruck. Vom Künstler vorderseitig mit Bleistift signiert und bezeichnet. Sehr schönes und typisches Blatt für Zeller. Der Schweizer Maler Eugen Zeller gehörte auch zu den Vertretern ?Der Neuen Sachlichkeit?. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: M + R Fricke]
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        BRUTO SECONDO

      NAPOLI: RONDINELLA ALFREDO, 1931. IIED. BROSSURA. BUONO. 14 21. CLASSICI ITALIANI USATO

      [Bookseller: Controcorrente Group srl BibliotecadiBab]
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