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      1924. One of 16 signed by Gill. Original intaglio print engraving signed and numbered by Eric Gill in pencil, "Eric G" and 12/16. Image size 13.7 x 4.5 cms. This block was eventually used 7 years later in Gill's book Clothing and Cloth printed by The Golden Cockerel Press in 1931. Physick 290

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        Méditations Cartésiennes. Introduction a la phénoménologie.

      Paris, 1931. Lex 8vo. Original printed wrappers. Quite worn - and clearly very thorougly read. Spine taped together. Wrappers chipped at edges, just touching inscription at front wrapper. Wrappers loose. Text nice and clean. (2), VII, (1), 136 pp. + 1 f. (blank).. The rare first edition of the main work of transcendental phenomenology, Husserl's highly important "Cartesian Meditations" - which came to profoundly influence French philosophy for decades to come - with a very interesting presentation-inscription for the important philosopher, who is now primarily remembered for introducing the philosophy of Husserl to the English speaking public, "Herrn Prof. Chr. V. Salmon/ mit herzlichen Grüssen/ E Husserl"; Salmon famously translated Husserl's important Encyclopedia Britannica article on Phenomenology and lectured on Husserl in English, spreading his thoughts in the English speaking world - just as Lévinas did in France.This seminal work is based on two two-hour lectures that Husserl gave at the Sorbonne in 1929. Over the next couple of years, Husserl, together with his assistant Eugen Fink, expanded and elaborated upon the text of the lectures and had Lévinas and Gabrielle Peiffer translate them, under the supervision of Alexandre Kyré, Husserl's former student. The work was not published in German in Husserl's lifetime and only appereared in 1950. In 1960 an English translation appeared. The "Cartesian Meditations" constitutes Husserl's introduction to transcendental phenomenology and introduces many of his most important ideas - the transcendental reduction, the epoché, static and genetic phenomenology, eidetic reduction, and eidetic phenomenology. "Having received his M.A. in philosophy at Oxford, Christopher Verney Salmon studied with Husserl in Freiburg during the winter semester of 1922 and again during 1926-1927. In the summer of 1927 Salmon defended the doctoral dissertation that he had written under Husserl's direction, "The Central Problem of Hume's Philosophy: A Phenomenological Interpretation of the First Book of the "Treatise on Human Nature". The was published a year later in Husserl's "Jahrbuch", and Husserl refers to that forthcoming publication in his Bibliography to Draft A of the Article. A year after translating the EB article, Salmon was appointed a lecturer at the University of Belfast, and he continued to present Husserl's philosophy to the English-speaking public. On December 2, 1929 he delivered a lecture to the Aristotelian Society in London, "The Starting-Point of Husserl's Philosophy". Soon after that he helped W.R. Boyce Gibson read the page proofs of Boyce Gibson's translation of Husserl's "Ideas", and in 1932, a year after the work came out in English, Salmon published a review of it. However, contact between Salmon and Husserl fell off after that, and in the spring of 1937 Husserl noted that Professor Salmon had not written to him over the last years. Salmon published a brief article in French on Husserl in 1947. He died in 1960." (Sheehan and Palmer, the Preface to: Edmund Husserl: Psychological and Transcendental Phenomenology and the Confrontation with Heidegger (1927-1931), pp. 62-63)

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        Micrographie decorative. Preface de Paul Leon.

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

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        Fenster. Oel auf Karton.

      1931.. Bildgrösse: 75x59 cm. Unten rechts monogrammiert und datiert, Hinten signiert und datiert. Rahmengrösse: 86x69 cm.. Hervorragendes Werk in der Art der "Neuen Sachlichkeit".

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        Murder Party.

      London: Gollancz, 1931 - Octavo. Original cloth, with the jacket. Edges mildly foxed; an excellent copy in the jacket with a short closed tear to head of spine. First edition, Gollancz file copy (without stamp).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      Philadelphia: David McKay, 1931. Hardcover. Very Good. Undated. Assumed first edition, in red variant binding. Very Good, in dust jacket. Severe ding to center edge of rear board and to jacket correspondingly. Light rubbing and faint water stains to jacket with a small chip to the rear panel. A nice copy of this rare cocktail guide.

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        Les mouches d'automne ou la femme d'autrefois

      Simon Kra 1931 - - Simon Kra, Paris 1931, 20,5x27cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, tirage de tête. Deux infimes manques en pied du dos qui comporte également deux légères déchirures. Agréable exemplaire à toutes marges. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Contributions to a British Association Discussion on the Evolution of the Universe" in Nature 128, 1931, 704-722

      FIRST EDITION OF AN IMPORTANT 1931 VOLUME THAT INCLUDES A SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT ON THE ORIGIN OF THE UNIVERSE, OR COSMOLOGY, based upon a specially held meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Cosmology, at the time, was considered "risky science because it teeters just on the balance between physics and metaphysics, between science and philosophy" (Hassing, Final Causality in Nature, 188). The beginnings of scientific, modern cosmology have been dated to this meeting. The supplement is the only published account of the unique discussion set up to by the British Association for the Advancement of Science for their centenary meeting. The discussion includes contributions by the scientists James Jeans, Abbé G. Lemaître, Willem de Sitter, Arthur Eddington, Robert A. Millikan, Edward Milne, J. C. Smuts, Ernest Barnes (a theologian), and Oliver Lodge. "By my own reckoning, modern scientific cosmology began on the 29th of September, 1931, on the occasion of the British Association for the Advancement of Science's special session devoted to "The Evolution of the Universe". I pick this date simply because the session marked the achievement, on the part of all the principal cosmological practitioners, of a consensus view about the nature, structure, and origin of the universe. After this meeting, for roughly the next two decades, most mainstream cosmologists, if asked, would tell pretty much the same story about what the universe was like, where it had come from, and, most importantly, what evidence they had in favor of this view" (ibid). "[Sir Arthur] Eddington is probably the one most responsible for the development and promulgation of the core tenets of the consensus [views the meeting agreed upon]. Eddington's view just prior to the BA meeting held that 'our actual universe may probably be considered as expanding from an initial state something like 'Einstein's world' towards a limiting state like 'de Sitter's world'" (Hetherington, Encyclopedia of Cosmology, 485). After the meeting, the consensus view held and was affirmed by almost all those present by Georges Lemaître, Arthur Eddington, Robert Millikan, Oliver Lodge and Willem de Sitter. The tenets of modern cosmology had been determined. CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Macmillan. 4to. (11 x 8.25 inches; 275 x 206mm). Entire volume, not ex-libris. Handsomely and professionally rebound in half leather. 5 raised bands at the spine, gilt-ruled. One red morocco label; one black morocco label; both gilt-lettered. Tightly and very solidly bound. Clean and bright throughout save for three small spots at the head of the first page of the supplement section. Withal, near fine condition.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Ostende, March 1931. - Large 4to. 1 p. To Belgian author, filmmaker and documentarist Henri Storck on the use of his music in one of Storck's films: "Cher ami, Vos lignes sympathiques me charment. Je tiens à vous dire que Mr Lyon m'écrit que vous êtes d'accord concernant l'introduction dans votre film sur Ostende de quelques pages de ma musique que Mr Jaubert s'empresserait d'orchestrer pour le micro. Mr Lyon n'attend plus que la commande officielle de la ville d'Ostende. Vous lui avez dit que c'était chose faite. A tout hasard j'ai envoyé à Mr Lyon, et suivant sa demande, un morceau de ma composition " La marche des rotariens ostendais ". J'ai édité moi-même ce morceau et j'ai autorisé Mr Lyon à le reproduire éventuellement pour le micro quand il sera fixé concernant la ville d'Ostende et je vous prie de me donner quelque nouvelle à ce sujet. Je vous présente, cher ami, mes souhaits les plus agréables [ ]". - Ensor had composed the mentioned piece in 1923. - Some damage to edges (not touching text); on headed paper.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        THE PLAYS OF EURIPIDES [Limited Edition 500 Copies]

      Gregynog Press 1931 - Two Volumes, Folio, Titles printed red and black. Volume One. Hippolytus, The Bacchae, The Trojan Women, Electra, Volume Two. Medea, The Iphigenia in Tauris, Alcestis, and The Rhesus, translated into English Rhyming Verse. Limited Edition of 500 copies, being No. 236. With wood-engravings from Greek Vase Paintings by Robert Asgwin Maynard and Hugh Walter Bray. 9, [3] 269p, [1] . 263p, [1] hand-made paper. Two Volumes Folio, Beautifully bound in the Publishers russet coloured cloth, bevelled boards with Gilt design and titles. Most Handsome Set and Scarce in Excellent Collectable State. Gregynog Press.

      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD & SONS ABA ILAB. est.1867]
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      FRANCOISE. (FRANCOISE)illus. LA PLUS VIELLE HISTOIRE DU MONDE. Paris: Jardin des Modes no date [1931]. Oblong 4to (10 x 8 1/4"), printed on cloth, slightest of cover soil, near Fine. One of the first BATIK printed books (using vegetable dyes) this features Francoise's charming, stylized full color illustrations on every page. Quite scarce and certainly ususual. Bader (p.52) calls this book "a minor work of art" and adds that Francoise's sense of space and composition is strongest in this book. (pictured on Bader p. 53). A nice copy.

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        The World Crisis [Full set of the UK edition Mixed Impressions (the majority first impressions)] WORLD CRISIS COMPLETE

      Thornton Butterworth,, [1931]. 6 vols., roy. 8vo., Mixed Impressions (the majority first impressions), with plates and maps (a number folding), neat contemporary inscription on front paste-downs, endpapers lightly browned, some light and inoffensive age-spotting; original navy cloth, boards blocked and lettered in blind, gilt backs, uncut, fore-edges lightly spotted as often, fifth and sixth volumes stained on lower boards, sixth volume with short split in lower joint (but binding entirely sound), a good, bright, firm and serviceable set. The set comprises Vol. I: 1911-1914 (first impression, second state with errata slip, 1923); Vol. II: 1915 (first impression, 1923); Vol. III: 1916-1918 Part I (second impression, published in same month as first, 1927); Vol. IV: 1916-1918 Part II (second impression, published in same month as first, 1927); Vol. V: The Aftermath (first impression, 1929); Vol. VI: The Eastern Front (first impression, 1931). Cohen A69.2(I-VI).a; Langworth p.105; Woods/ICS A31(ab).

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        The World Crisis. [Full set of the UK edition. Mixed Impressions (the majority first impressions)]. WORLD CRISIS COMPLETE

      Thornton Butterworth, [1931] - 6 vols., roy. 8vo., Mixed Impressions (the majority first impressions), with plates and maps (a number folding), neat contemporary inscription on front paste-downs, endpapers lightly browned, some light and inoffensive age-spotting; original navy cloth, boards blocked and lettered in blind, gilt backs, uncut, fore-edges lightly spotted as often, fifth and sixth volumes stained on lower boards, sixth volume with short split in lower joint (but binding entirely sound), a good, bright, firm and serviceable set. The set comprises Vol. I: 1911-1914 (first impression, second state with errata slip, 1923); Vol. II: 1915 (first impression, 1923); Vol. III: 1916-1918 Part I (second impression, published in same month as first, 1927); Vol. IV: 1916-1918 Part II (second impression, published in same month as first, 1927); Vol. V: The Aftermath (first impression, 1929); Vol. VI: The Eastern Front (first impression, 1931). Cohen A69.2(I-VI).a; Langworth p.105; Woods/ICS A31(ab). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Munich: Bremer Presse, 1931. No. 170 of 275 copies. Calligraphic title and initials by Anna Simons. Printed on handmade paper. 4to, original blue boards with printed paper spine label. Spine very slightly faded, unnoticeably repaired endpapers, otherwise a very good copy. A fine English language printing of the Sonnets of Sir Thomas Wyatt, Sir Philip Sidney, Samuel Daniel, Michael Drayton, Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare, John Donne, William Drummond, Milton, Wordsworth, Keats, Rossetti, Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti.

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        Illustrazione pratica dei codici penale e di procedura penale. Voll. I e II - Lavori preparatori del codice penale riassunti e sistemati. Voll. III - Lavori preparatori del codice di procedura penale riassunti e sistemati. Vol. IV e V - Codice penale Parte generale I singoli delitti e le contravvenzioni. Voll. VI e VII - Codice di procedura penale Disposizioni generali - Istruzione Istruzione - Giudizio - Esecuzione.

      Società Editrice del Foro Italiano 1931-1933, Roma - XVI + 736 VIII + 858 XII + 848 XII + 451 XXIV + 558 XVI + 384 XVIII + 432 p. 7 voll in-8

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        The World Crisis. [Full set of the UK edition. Mixed Impressions (the majority first impressions)]. WORLD CRISIS COMPLETE

      Thornton Butterworth [1931] 6 vols., roy. 8vo., Mixed Impressions (the majority first impressions), with plates and maps (a number folding), neat contemporary inscription on front paste - downs, endpapers lightly browned, some light and inoffensive age - spotting; original navy cloth, boards blocked and lettered in blind, gilt backs, uncut, fore - edges lightly spotted as often, fifth and sixth volumes stained on lower boards, sixth volume with short split in lower joint (but binding entirely sound), a good, bright, firm and serviceable set. The set comprises Vol. I: 1911 - 1914 (first impression, second state with errata slip, 1923); Vol. II: 1915 (first impression, 1923); Vol. III: 1916 - 1918 Part I (second impression, published in same month as first, 1927); Vol. IV: 1916 - 1918 Part II (second impression, published in same month as first, 1927); Vol. V: The Aftermath (first impression, 1929); Vol. VI: The Eastern Front (first impression, 1931). Cohen A69.2(I - VI).a; Langworth p.105; Woods / ICS A31(ab).

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        Les Rencontres de Monsieur Bréot.

      Mornay, Paris 1931 - In-8, 286-(2) pp., couvertures conservées, demi-maroquin à coins bleu (Alix). Edition illustrée de gravures coloriées au pochoir par Georges Barbier et tirée à 1091 exemplaires. Celui-ci est un des 66 sur Japon, après un exemplaire unique sur Japon. Dos foncé. Langue : Français

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        La resurrección de los dioses. La novela de Leonardo da Vinci. Traducción de Pedro Pedraza y Paez

      Barcelona, Ramón Sopena, Editor, 1931. 4to. mayor; 400 pp. Impresión a doble columna. Encuadernación en tela estampada.

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        Night Before Christmas, The

      1931. first edition. One Of The Most Difficult To Find Of All The Signed Limited Rackham's[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. MOORE, Clement C. The Night Before Christmas. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, Co., 1931. First American Deluxe edition, limited to 275 numbered copies for America, signed by Arthur Rackham, this being copy no. 249, of a total edition of 550 copies. Octavo (8 15/16 x 5 3/4 in; 227 x 148 mm). 35, [3] pp. Four color plates and seventeen black and white drawings. Title-page printed in red and black.Publisher's full limp vellum, gilt decorated. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Pictorial endpapers printed in red. Covers slightly wrinkled, small ink stamp of Glen Ridge Free Public Library on lower blank margin of title-page and page 33. Ink deaccession number on verso of title-page and on page 33. A very good copy of a very scarce little book. Housed in the publisher's matching slipcase with matching limitation number."The style of work for a series of poems published by Harrap and Sons in the early thirties returned unashamedly to the early style. These books were The Night Before Christmas (1931), The King Of The Golden River (1932), Goblin Market (1933) and The Pied Piper of Hamelin (1934). (Gettings, p. 161)."For the next three years Rackham and Harrap had a successful arrangement whereby two Rackham books, a long one and a shorter one, were published together annually. Thus in 1931, they brought out Walton's The Compleat Angler and Clement Moore's poem The Night Before Christmas. The limited edition of the latter sold out promptly." (Hamilton, p. 142).Latimore and Haskell, p. 66. Riall p. 174.

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        Autograph postcard signed.

      Garmisch, 19. V. 1931. - Oblong 8vo. 1 p. With autogr. address. To Edgar Luis's concert office in Innsbruck, requesting front-row tickets for two different concerts: "Besten Dank für das schöne Festprogramm! Bitte reservieren Sie mir für meine Familie zu beiden Konzerten je 3 Plätze in der ersten Reihe [.]". - Slight waterstaining.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Duineser Elegien. Elegies from the Castle of Duino

      London: The Hogarth Press,, 1931. Translated from the German by V. Sackville-West and Edward Sackville-West. Octavo. Original half vellum, tan cloth sides, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Woodcut initials by Eric Gill. Slight tanning along bottom edge of boards and spine, very slight spotting to edges and a few end-leaves, an excellent copy in the jacket that is tanned and dust soiled, somewhat rubbed and spotted, but still entirely intact. First edition, first impression, number V of an estimated ten paper copies not for sale (aside from a signed limited edition of 238 signed copies, of which eight were printed on vellum), this printed for Vita Sackville-West herself, and inscribed on the front free endpaper, "John Heygate, from V.S.W.". The writer John Heygate (1903?-1976) was one of the Bright Young People, notable for his affair with Evelyn Gardener while she was married to Evelyn Waugh. Heygate married Gardner (after her subsequent divorce) in the year before the publication of this book. He is portrayed as John Beaver in A Handful of Dust. The inscription to Heygate of Rilke's elegies is rendered more appropriate by his close relationship with Germany: he had travelled to Heidelberg in 1926 for the Foreign Office, and in the following years wrote several books about his visits to Germany, as well as co-writing two films made in Germany and starring Lilian Harvey ("The Only Girl (Ich und die Kaiserin)" 1934, and "Black Roses (Schwarze Rosen)" 1935), while working for the Gaumont-British Picture Corporation in collaboration with the German UFA film company, Babelsberg, near Berlin. He was present at the Nuremberg Rally, 1935, in the company of his friend Henry Williamson, sitting next to Unity and Diana Mitford. In spite of his political sympathies he served in the Royal Artillery during the Second World War.

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        Lenguaje de la Historia Natural. Discurso de recepción pública en la Real Academia Española. Contestación de Don Vicente García de Diego

      Madrid, 1931. 4to. mayor; 45 pp. Cubiertas originales.

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        AIZ.Das Illustrierte Volksblatt

      1931. HEARTFIELD, John. AIZ. Das Illustrierte Volksblatt. Volume X, No. 10. Illustrated with photomontage by John Heartfield. Folio, loose as issued. Berlin: Neuer Deutscher Verlag, 1931. |~||~||~||~||~| From 1930 to 1938 Heartfield provided photomontages that were published in the Arbeiter-Illustrierte Zeitung. Many of these astonishing images are masterpieces of the art of caricature, and resulted in Heartfield having to flee for his life. This issue has the photomontage showing two raised fists, one black and one white. The issue itself was devoted to "the life and struggle of the black race." The usual edgewear but overall sound. David Evans, John Heartfield AIZ, pp. 298-299.

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      London: George Johnson. 1931. First English edition, first printing. Publisher's original blue cloth with gilt titles to the upper board and spine. A very good copy indeed, the binding bright and firm with some light rubbing of the extremities and small spots of mottling. The contents are entirely complete, clean throughout and without inscriptions or stamps. An excellent example of this scarce title. One of only 500 copies printed, 80 of which perished when the binder's warehouse was destroyed in the London Blitz of October 1940. Without the publication of this book the work of Johann Hofzinser, considered the father of modern card magic, might well have been forgotten. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Daughter of Fu Manchu.

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

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        Afternoon Men.

      Duckworth, London. 1931 - First edition. Octavo. A 271-page novel, the author's first.Edges lightly spotted. Small watersplash to rear cover. Very good in very good, slightly marked and dusty dustwrapper, designed by Misha Black, with a few nicks. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        Mr. Knife Miss Fork

      Paris: Black Sun Press,, 1931. Translated by Kay Boyle. Small octavo. Original black cloth, elaborate decoration to lower board in blind and to upper board and spine gilt, black endpapers. With the publisher's gold trimmed black card slipcase. 19 photograms by Max Ernst. Short tear to one plate, some minor rubbing to the gilt but an unusually nice copy in the lightly worn slipcase. First edition, sole printing. From a total edition of 255 copies

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      Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., [1931]., 1931. First U.S. edition. Originally published in the U.K. as The Choice, earlier in 1931. Fine, bright copy in a superb dust jacket with light professional restoration to spine ends. A stream of blood beneath a closed door and behind that door is the dead body of Eve Hale-Starford. Superintendent Pike of the C.I.D., Scotland Yard, found no clues, no weapons, and no motives. Then Colonel Anthony Gethryn, in Switzerland, found a peculiar story in an English newspaper,and sped back to England, but he was too late to stop the chain of death that the murder at Polferry had unleashed. Colonel Anthony Gethryn to solve a locked-room murder. Beautiful copy.

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        Flying Dutchman: The Life of Fokker

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1931. 1st. Cloth. Collectible; Very Good/Fine. An unusually well-preserved copy of the uncommon 1931 1st edition --and in its striking, art deco-ish dustjacket. Solid and VG (with light rubbing to the spine's gilt-lettering) in a bright, price-intact, Near Fine dustjacket, with very light scuffing to the spine. Thick octavo, 282 pgs. Foreword by Col. Eddie Rickenbacker. Dramatic, fast-paced biography of the great German aviator and military pioneer.

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        Camps in the Woods

      Architectural Book Publishing Co., Inc., 1931, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, Edition Unstated, Signed by Author. Size: 4to. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact, bar wear to spine ends and corners. Green gilt stamped cloth over boards, signed by the author and inscribed to a friend on the verso of the frontispiece, Foreword by Robert W. Chambers, [4], 96 pages, illustrations from original drawings prepared in the office of Mr. Shepard, and from photographs by John Wallace Gillies, Inc., all illustrations in black-and-white. Bumped at corners and spine ends with some light wear, in a pictorial dust jacket that is soiled and rubbed, chipped at corners and spine ends. In a Brodart jacket. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 3 lbs 8 oz. Category: Architecture; Signed by Author. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 011026.

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        Afternoon Men

      London: Duckworth,, 1931. Octavo. Original pale green cloth,gilt lettered spine. With the dust jacket (designed by Misha Black). Ownership inscription (smudged) on front free endpaper: "Cora Strafford, Wrotham [?] 1931", probably the Colgate heiress and Countess of Strafford (d. 1932). Spine lightly sunned, jacket spine toned, panels lightly soiled, nicks and chips to extremities. First edition, first impression, of Anthony Powell's first novel. George Lilley quotes Powell as saying that Afternoon Men "probably had a print run of 2000 [copies]".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Catalogue of the Leonard Gow Collection of Chinese Porcelain

      [London: George W. Jones, at the Sign of the Dolphin, 1931. First edition, number 271 of 300 copies, signed by Gow. 86 plates, mostly color, illustrating 300 items. xxxix, [i] 107, [3] pp. 4to. Original cloth, t.e.g., rest uncut. Fine. Booklplate. First edition, number 271 of 300 copies, signed by Gow. 86 plates, mostly color, illustrating 300 items. xxxix, [i] 107, [3] pp. 4to. A magnificent volume, produced and printed by George W. Jones at The Sign of the Dolphin, printed in his Linotype Estienne, with headings in Civilité, initials after Jacques Kerver, borders after Jean de Tournes, and 86 color and black-and-white plates. Gow (1859-1936) a Glasgow shipping magnate, philanthropist and collector of pictures, etchings and Chinese porcelain.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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      Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, NY 1931 - First edition, first issue, first binding. This is Faulkner's sixth novel, which marked his first commercial success. The story was bought by Paramount in 1932 and was adapted twice for film as "The Story of Temple Drake." As with other titles from this era, copies of this book are difficult to obtain in fine condition. This is a very fine copy in a very fine dust wrapper, which shows a couple of minor areas of restoration. (Petersen A8.2). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        Panama or the adventures of my seven uncles

      Harper & Brothers, New York London 1931 - EDITION ORIGINALE de la traduction américaine de John Dos Passos qui a également illustré l'ouvrage de compositions en couleurs, dont une en frontispice et 11 dans le texte, l'une d'elle reprise en couverture. Le recueil contient également les traductions de LA PROSE DU TRANSSIBERIEN, deux poèmes tirés de KODAK et quarante-quatre des soixante-neuf poèmes de FEUILLES DE ROUTE. Un des 300 exemplaires numérotés sur papier Utopian laid, SIGNES par Cendrars et Dos Passos. --- Il existe un tirage courant, non signé par les auteurs. >>Bel exemplaire non coupé de ce livre fragile. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie-Galerie Emmanuel Hutin]
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        Indochine Francaise: L'Annam

      White Lotus, Hanoi 1931 - Indochine Francaise: L'Annam [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      London: [Printed at Shakespeare Head Press for] Cresset Press, 1931. No. 80 OF 195 COPIES on handmade paper (and 10 copies on vellum) n. Hardcover. 375 x 260 mm (14 3/4 x 10 1/4"). Two volumes. No. 80 OF 195 COPIES on handmade paper (and 10 copies on vellum). Original white buckram boards, gilt titling on spine, edges untrimmed. Headpiece, two tailpieces, and 16 wood engravings by D. Galanis. Title page and initial letters designed by Anna Simons. Ransom, p. 8. Extremities lightly bumped, upper cover of one volume with short, faint pencil mark, but AN UNUSUALLY FINE COPY of this grand edition of Milton, the easily soiled binding unusually clean, and the interior entirely fresh and bright. This is an extremely appealing set in remarkable condition of the final and the finest book issued by the Cresset Press. The text used here comes from the second edition of "Paradise Lost," printed in 1674, and the first edition of "Paradise Regain'd," printed in 1671. This is a noble edition of Milton with appropriately dark and brooding illustrations and very large, stately type printed on leaves with vast margins. Demetrios Galanis (1882-1966) was a French illustrator, printmaker, and designer of Greek birth. He studied under Nikiforos Lytras at the Higher School of Fine Arts in Athens and later under Fernand Cormon at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Galanis earned a number of important commissions as illustrator for private press books in France and elsewhere during the 1920s and 1930s.

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        Estampas de toros; reproduccion y descripcion de las mas importantes publicadas en los siglos XVIII y XIX relativas a la fiesta nacional

      Madrid, P. Vindel 1931 - A handsome volume. Limited edition of 500. Bound in publisher's red cloth. Clean, unmarked pages. Minor shelf wear to top edge. Good binding and cover. Hardcover. Illustrated lining-papers. Bullfighting."Tirada de 500 ejemplares numerados."Description: xii pages, 40 leaves color frontispiece (portrait) ccc plates (some color, part double, including portraits, facsimiles) 32 cm. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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        Torture Garden

      New York: Claude Kendall,, 1931. Translated from the French by Alvah C. Bessie. With a Foreword by James Huneker. Illustrated by Jeanette Seelhoff. Octavo. Original dark blue cloth-backed marbled paper boards, titles to spine gilt, illustrated endpapers. With the dust jacket. Black and white frontispiece and 8 other plates. Spine and edges of boards very lightly faded, Top corners of boards slightly worn, some spotting to edges of text block. An excellent copy in a toned and chipped with a couple of small closed tears. First US edition, first printing. Originally published in France in 1899 under the title Le Jardin des Supplices. Uncommon in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      New York: Claude Kendall, 1931. 1st. Cloth. Collectible; Very Good/Very Good. A very solid copy of the 1931 1st edition. Clean and VG (with still-legible white lettering along the spine) in a bright, price-intact, VG dustjacket, with very light wear to the spine ends and the slightest hint of staining at the crown. Internally immaculate, with no writing or markings of any kind. Thick octavo, a dozen Alexander King illustrations to the text plus magnificent King-designed endpapers.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1931 - Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Foxing to edges and endpapers; an excellent copy in the faded and slightly soiled jacket with some nicks and chips to extremities. First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US earlier the same year. Perhaps Fort's most popular work, this is his third published non-fiction book, in which he is widely credited as having coined the term teleportation. Charles Fort (1874–1932) was an American writer and researcher into examples of the occult, supernatural, and paranormal. Today, the terms Fortean and Forteana are used to characterize such anomalous occurences, and the International Fortean Organisation and the Fortean Times remain devoted to the phenomena he studied. The publisher's retained copy with a few minor annotations to the dust jacket and their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket and the front pastedown. Scarce in the dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Marius EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Fasquelle, 1931. Fine. Fasquelle, Paris 1931, 14x21,5cm, relié sous étui. - First edition, one of 50 numbered copies on Japan, pulling tête.binding half brown morocco with corners, smooth back, when golden tail, flat marbled paper, guards and contreplats brown paper covers and back (past) kept , gilt-head witnesses; bordered the same morocco case and covered in the same paper marbled, elegant set signed copy of Goy & Vilaine.Bel fully established. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, tirage de tête. Reliure en demi maroquin marron à coins, dos lisse, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier marron, couvertures et dos (passé) conservés, tête dorée sur témoins; étui bordé du même maroquin et recouvert du même papier marbré, élégant ensemble signé de Goy & Vilaine. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.

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        East Coasting

      London: The Curwen Press, 1931. 1st. Original Wraps. Collectible; Fine. Lovely 1931 travel booklet, issued by The London and Northeastern Railway and wonderfully illustrated in rich color (and black-and-white) by the great graphic artist Edward Bawden. A clean, very well-preserved copy to boot: Crisp and Near Fine in its stapled orange wrappers, with just the slightest hint of age-toning along the spine. Octavo, beautifully designed and published out of London by Curwen Press.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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