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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]

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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..

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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.

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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. .

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        Stavby a plany. Mezinarodni Soudoba Architektura, vol. 3

      Praha: Odeon 1931 - OPBd., iv, 148 Seiten, 8° mit zahlreichen Entwuerfen, Grundrissen u. sw. Fotografien. Graphische Gestaltung von Karel Teige. Umschlag leicht abgenutzt, Bindung maeßig geloest. Lage 103 – 114 ganz geloest, sonst guter Zustand. * Our books are stored in a warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: cs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Shakespeare Head Bront?, The

      1931. The Shakespeare Head Bront? Novels[SHAKESPEARE HEAD PRESS]. BRONT?, [Charlotte, Emily, and Anne]. The Shakespeare Head Bront?. Oxford: Newly Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press and Published for the Press by Basil Blackwell, 1931.Limited to 1,000 copies, this being no. 47, a Large Paper Copy. Eleven large octavo volumes (8 15/16 x 6 1/8 inches; 227 x 155 mm.). Frontispieces in two states, color (with tissue guards) and black and white.In the publisher's deluxe binding, stamp signed Bound at the Riverside Press. Elegantly and uniformly bound at The Riverside Press in three-quarter forest green morocco. Gilt-ruled compartments with gilt decoration. Spines uniformly sunned to a lovely chocolate brown. A near fine set.The Novels: Wuthering Heights; Agnes Grey; The Tenant of Wildfell Hall; Jane Eyre; Shirley; Villette; The Professor.This is the finest edition of the novels of Emily, Anne and Charlotte Brontë.Although all of the novels were published in the first eleven volumes - a further eight volumes were subsequently published between 1932 and 1938… these were: The Brontës: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence. In Four Volumes (1932); The Poems of Charlotte Brontë & Patrick Branwell Brontë (1934); The Poems of Emily Jane Brontë and Anne Brontë (1934); The Miscellaneous and Unpublished Writings of Charlotte and Patrick Branwell Brontë. In Two Volumes (1938).Franklin, The Private Presses, p. 236. Ransom, Selective Check Lists, p. 18, no. 73.The Brontës were a nineteenth-century literary family associated with the village of Haworth in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. The sisters, Charlotte (born 21 April 1816), Emily (born 30 July 1818), and Anne (born 17 January 1820), are well known as poets and novelists. They originally published their poems and novels under the male pseudonyms Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell, much like many contemporary female writers. Their stories immediately attracted attention, although not always the best, for their passion and originality. Charlotte's Jane Eyre was the first to know success, while Emily's Wuthering Heights, Anne's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and other works were later to be accepted as masterpieces of literature.

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        Shakespeare Head Brontë, The

      Oxford: Newly Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press and Published by Basil Blackwell, 1931. - The Shakespeare Head Brontë Novels[SHAKESPEARE HEAD PRESS]. BRONTË, [Charlotte, Emily, and Anne]. The Shakespeare Head Brontë. Oxford: Newly Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press and Published for the Press by Basil Blackwell, 1931.Limited to 1,000 copies, this being no. 47, a Large Paper Copy. Eleven large octavo volumes (8 15/16 x 6 1/8 inches; 227 x 155 mm.). Frontispieces in two states, color (with tissue guards) and black and white.In the publisher's deluxe binding, stamp signed Bound at the Riverside Press. Elegantly and uniformly bound at The Riverside Press in three-quarter forest green morocco. Gilt-ruled compartments with gilt decoration. Spines uniformly sunned to a lovely chocolate brown. A near fine set.The Novels: Wuthering Heights; Agnes Grey; The Tenant of Wildfell Hall; Jane Eyre; Shirley; Villette; The Professor.This is the finest edition of the novels of Emily, Anne and Charlotte Brontë.Although all of the novels were published in the first eleven volumes - a further eight volumes were subsequently published between 1932 and 1938 these were: The Brontës: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence. In Four Volumes (1932); The Poems of Charlotte Brontë & Patrick Branwell Brontë (1934); The Poems of Emily Jane Brontë and Anne Brontë (1934); The Miscellaneous and Unpublished Writings of Charlotte and Patrick Branwell Brontë. In Two Volumes (1938).Franklin, The Private Presses, p. 236. Ransom, Selective Check Lists, p. 18, no. 73.The Brontës were a nineteenth-century literary family associated with the village of Haworth in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. The sisters, Charlotte (born 21April 1816), Emily (born 30 July 1818), and Anne (born 17 January 1820), are well known as poets and novelists. They originally published their poems and novels under the male pseudonyms Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell, much like many contemporary female writers. Their stories immediately attracted attention, although not always the best, for their passion and originality. Charlotte's Jane Eyre was the first to know success, while Emily's Wuthering Heights, Anne's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and other works were later to be accepted as masterpieces of literature.

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        Enterprise: The Story of the Defense of the America's Cup in 1930

      New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Warmly inscribed by author in ink on second free endpaper and dated January 1932. First Printing with Scribner crest and "A" on copyright page. No jacket as issued. Blue cloth covered boards with gold and white embossed illustration of a single mast yacht on front cover. Slight soiling around edges, fraying to head and foot of spine. Interior clean, minor foxing to frontispiece photo and tissue guard.

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        A History Of Egypt From The Earliest Times To The Persian Conquest. Second edition fully revised.

      Thick 8vo. 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.

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        The Secret At Shadow Ranch

      Grosset & Dunlap 1931 - Carolyn Keene’s “The Secret At Shadow Ranch.” Published in New York by Grosset & Dunlap in 1931. 1931C-3 according to the Farah Guide. Hardback. Book in very good condition except for discoloration on front board and back top left corner. Personalized on front inside cover, free end paper lightly discolored. Near fine dust jacket except for slight wear on edges, corners and top of spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gottfried Keller - Sämtliche Werke - erste wissenschaftliche Ausgabe komplett in 24 Bänden

      Benteli Bern und Leipzig 1931 - Prof. Dr. Jonas Fränkel (1879-1965) begann 1926 im Auftrag des Kantons Zürich die Herausgabe des abgeschlossenen Nachlasses von Gottfried Kellers Gesamtwerk philologisch zu bearbeiten. Die Gesamtausgabe war auf über 20 Bände angelegt. Von 1931 bis 1941 sind 19 Bände unter der überaus sorgfältig gehaltenen Leitung von Jonas Fränkel herausgegeben und lobpreisend aufgenommen worden. 1942 wurde die Herausgabe an Dr. Carl Helbling übertragen und der letzte Band Nr. 22 erschien erst 1948. 24 Bücher sind daraus geworden dadurch, dass Gesammelte Gedichte als Band 2.1 und Band 2.2 und neuere Gedichte als Band 15.1 und nachgelassene Gedichte seit 1846 als Band 15.2 erschienen sind. Alle Bände sind in gutem Zustand ohne irgendwelche Eintragungen. Auch neben der jüngeren historisch kritischen Gesamtausgabe von Gottfried Kellers - unter der Leitung von Walter Morgenthaler kann die Fränkel Ausgabe ihre hervorragende Stellung halten. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kem Byt'? (Whom Shall I Be?)

      OGIZ - Molodaia Gvardiia, [Moscow] 1931 - One of the last children's books by Vladimir Mayakovsky - poet, playwright, actor, and among the foremost representatives of early 20th-century Russian Futurism. Kem Byt'? is presented in the form of staggered verse, presenting children in a variety of professions, and providing encouragement that each role is important to the good of the country. This edition published shortly after his death in 1930, and as with most of the earliest editions, is illustrated in colors throughout by Nisson Abramovich Shifrin, the principal stage designer at the Central Theater of the Soviet Army and Moscow Art Theater. All of the pre-WWII editions of this title are scarce, this being the earliest edition available in the trade (2014); OCLC shows 6 holdings for this edition (NYPL, Harvard, U.Chicago, McGill, Riverside PL, and N.Illinois University). Octavo (22cm); four-color printed wrappers, stapled; [20pp]; illus; text is in Russian. Overall wear to extremities, with foxing, dustiness, and occasional soil to wrappers; triangular chip at mid-spine, affecting upper left corner of 'B'; text and illustrations relatively clean throughout; Good, complete copy.

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        These Thirteen. Stories

      New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith,, 1931. Octavo. Original blue and grey cloth, titles to spine red, black top stain. With the dust jacket. Spine gently rolled, light soiling to covers, pages toned, in the toned dust jacket with faint stain to front panel top edge,light crease to spine, wear at corners and ends of spine. A very good copy. First edition, first printing.

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        A Bird Painter's Sketch Book

      London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1931. First edition, No. 112 of 125 copies numbered and signed by the author. 11 color plates and 23 in back and white after the author's drawings. 1 vols. 4to. Original aquamarine cloth, vellum spine with gilt lettering. Beautiful copy. Remarqued Superb plates by the famous naturalist. Beneath the color frontispiece is a fine small, pencil drawing of a duck, initialed beneath by Rickman.

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