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        The Times

      London - The Times Publishing Company, 1931 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of 25 editions of The Times Newspaper from November 1931. Containing consecutive issues from Monday 2nd November to 30th November 1931(excluding Sundays), numbered 969-993 (collated complete). Royal edition. Containing crossword, news stories, sports results, deaths, births, marriages, advertisements, and more. Illustrated throughout with numerous monochrome photographs and illustrations in the text. Also including a loosely inserted copy of the Daily Mail, dated September 26th, 1935, and a commemorative supplementfrom the Daily Mail, celebrating the Silver Jubilee of George V, printed on silver paper and dated May 6th 1935. Bound from the parts. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally sound, though with marks and some bumping to the spine and corners. Correctional fluid to spine. Internally, generally firmly bound, although tender in a couple of places. First few pages creased. Institutional ink stamps to the title pages of each edition. A few small closed tears in places, with significant edgewear to the inserted supplements. Large closed tear to p. 24 of the 20th November issue. Pages are bright and mainly clean, with just the occasional handling mark. Overall: GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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      London: William Heinemann. 1931. First edition, first printing. Original cloth in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine clean and bright copy, without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the first issue rubbed, nicked and lightly creased dustwrapper which has a chip to the top right corner of the upper panel and some short closed tears to the extremities. The dustwrapper is priced 7/6 net on the spine as called for. Although the author did not allow the book to be reprinted, the dustwrapper does exist in two states. Following poor sales, the publisher replaced the original 7/6 net dustwrappers on all unsold copies with a second issue, the price reduced to 3/6net on the spine. One of the great rarities in the Greene cannon.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        A Rosary Calendar

      Ditchling, Sussex: St. Dominic's Press, 1931. Octavo. (14)ff. Sewell & Taylor write that the limitation was announced elsewhere as "800 copies machine paper," but copies are elusive and very rare. Illustrated with sixteen wood engravings by David Jones, all of which were first printed in A Child's Rosary Book in 1924. The fourteen perforated sheets are bound in maroon covers with a cord for hanging. Gift inscription to the reverse of the calendar, else fine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        The Devil and X.Y.Z

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1931. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in green. With the dust jacket. Some foxing to edges and endpapers; an excellent copy in the jacket with sunned spine. First edition, first impression of this scarce thrilling novel. The publisher's file copy with their stamp to the front panel of the jacket, front pastedown and title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Return to Yesterday

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1931. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket and Book Society recommendation ribbon. Bump to head of spine, edges foxed; a very good copy in the slightly soiled jacket that has some small tears and creasing to head of spine. First edition, first impression. A memoir of literary life in England in the Late Victorian and Edwardian eras, from 1891 to 1914. From the publisher's archive.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      New York: Farrar & Rinehart Incorporated Publishers,. [1931]. Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1-2] 3-314,. Original orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, top edge stained gray, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough trimmed.. A fine copy in fine pictorial dust jacket with a small closed tear. along upper spine fold and touch of wear to edges. (#111965). First edition. Brilliant scientist discovers a chemical formula to render matter invisible and utilizes his secret in an attempt to rule the world. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 835. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 213. Reginald 15693. Hubin (1994) p. 882.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Gastronomisches Italien. [Culinary Italy]. Map title: Gastronomisches Italien. Karte der Wichtigsten Gastronomischen Spezialitaten Der Italienischen Lander

      Italy.: Ente Nazionale Industrie Turistiche. (ENIT). 1931.. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 25 x 17 3/4 inches on sheet size 26 1/4 x 18 3/4 inches, folding as issued to pamphlet 9 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches, text in German and illustrations on verso. Splits to edges of top two folds on left side with light wear to second fold (these were the exposed edges of the folded pamphlet, overall very good condition. A handsome, richly colored Art Deco style map of Italy by Umberto Zimelli highlighting the food and wine found throughout Italy. Verso includes Deco inspired illustrations of food and wine from different Italian regions. This is the German language version of a brochure promoting tourism in Italy that was issued in several languages. Alberto Capatti & Massimo Montanari write in their book "Italian Cuisine: A Cultural History": "During the two decades of Fascist rule, the exploration of gastronomy was completed by obtaining a complete map of the regions, by sketching out a preliminary inventory of typical products, and by promoting the awareness of local cuisines with books, advertising campaigns, shows, and festivals. The artist Umberto Zimelli was commissioned by ENIT (the Italian National Tourist Board) to create "La carta delle principali specialità gastronomiche delle regioni italiane" (Map of the principal culinary specializations of the Italian regions). This was a map with which foreigners could identify the best products available in the cheese or dessert industry, the best wines and preserved foods, and contemplate steaming bowls of pasta placed between bottles of wine and molds of cheese." A handsome Deco Map - one of the most sought-after items of Italian travel ephemera. .

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        FRANKENSTEIN, OR THE MODERN PROMETHEUS Illustrated with scenes from the Universal Photoplay

      New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers. [1931]. First photoplay edition, first printing. Illustrated with seven inserted plates with stills from the film. Published to accompany the 1931 Universal Pictures film starring Boris Karloff, who appears on the upper panel of the dustwrapper. A stunning fine copy, the red boards and green top stain unfaded, the binding square and tight and the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper which is entirely without repair or restoration. An exceptional example.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        Blokken (1e gebonden druk met stofomslag)

      De Gemeenschap Utrecht [1931]. Hardcover cloth in a Dust Jacket 103 pages; 12mo Size up to 7 3/4" tall (Duodecimo). roestvlekkerig

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Henk van der Burg]
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        Aurora Leigh Offprint from

      The Yale Review, June, 1931. Octavo, pp. 677-690. Tear-sheets side-stapled in original blue printed wrappers. First printing of this appreciation, reprinted (slightly revised) in TLS, 2 July 1931; The Common Reader: Second Series, 1932; Collected Essays, Vol. I, 1966.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Ambrose Holt and Family

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1931. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in black. With the dust jacket. Edges and endpapers foxed; an excellent copy in the faded jacket with nicks to extremities, a closed tear to half of front flap fold, and rear panel separated at spine. First UK edition, first impression. First published in the US earlier the same year. A novel about an errant husband who returns home to find his family quite happy without him. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket and the front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Chinese Ceramics in Private Collections

      Halton & Truscott Smith, 1931. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. This edition was limited to 625 copies of which this is No. 287. Firmly bound. Short inscription of the endpaper but no other annotations. No torn, loose or missing pages. The red cloth cover with bevelled boards shows some light wear & minor bumping but no major damage. The spine is sunned.Illustrated with 32 tipped in colour plates plus 361 b/w illustrations. Collections included are Alexander, H.J. Oppenheim, Oscar Raphael, Bloxam, H.B. Harris, W.J. Holt, Charles Russell. This book will only be shipped overseas by a tracked method please contact us for a quote before ordering..

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        Hidden Wealth and Hiding People

      Putnam, London 1931 - Thick octavo, scattered foxing (as often) 63 photographic illustrations, four folding charts and maps, original cloth. Through the Tanami in the 'thirties by truck and aeroplane. A very good copy of a sought-after account of Terry's expedition through what a contemporary review described as being 'right through the neolithic age, but the attention of scientific requirements was not allowed to overshadow the sense of humour and drama of the writer, who authoritatively discusses the treatment of aborigines and their future. He describes the strange fauna and physical characteristics of mysterious regions, most of whose hidden, water supplies are known only by blackfellows.' A fascinating record of Terry's sojourn by truck and aeroplane through the Tanami desert, with appendices relating to botanical specimens, place names submitted to the Department of Lands and Surveys and a short Arunta vocabulary. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        LA CHASSE DES OISEAUX D'EAU EN FRANCE. Aquarelles et dessins de Eugène Lelièpvre. Paris, Emile Nourry, Librairie Cynégétique, 1931.

      Testo francese. Cm.28x18,2. Pg.XIV, 390. Legatura in mz.pelle con titoli e filetti in oro al dorso a quattro nervature. Sei tavole a colori fuori testo e 60 illustrazioni in nero nel testo e fuori testo. Tiratura limitata di 515 esemplari numerati, copia n°464. Eccellenti condizioni di conservazione. Rara prima edizione originale di questo classico sulla caccia in Francia.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Pera]
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        The European Caravan

      New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam,, 1931. An Anthology of the New Spirit in European Literature. Compiled and Edited by Samuel Putnam, Maida Castelhun Darnton, George Reavey, and J. Bronowski. Part I: France, Spain, England, and Ireland. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in green, top edge green. With the dust jacket. Upper hinge starting, tips rubbed. An excellent copy in the price-clipped jacket with toned spine, and some nicks and chips to extremities. First edition, first printing. This was the sole volume published of a far more extensive project designed to bring a cross section of cutting edge world literature to the American public. The venture was never fully realized and perhaps its lasting legacy will prove to have been as Beckett's first appearance in a US publication.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Forward Pass and its Defense

      Athletic Book Co 1931 - Hardcover book is very good with shelfwear, lightly rubbed corners and some light marks to the first blank page . Issued without a dust jacket. A nice example of a very scarce book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        If I Were You

      London: Herbert Jenkins Limited,, 1931. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles and ruling to spine and upper board in black. With the dust jacket. A superb copy in the frayed and lightly rubbed dust jacket with an internal repair to a split along half of the lower spine fold. First UK edition, first impression, published 25 September 1931, and therefore just preceded by the Doubleday, Doran edition published at New York, 3 September. With his co-writer Guy Bolton, Wodehouse dramatized the story as Who's Who, 1934.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Die Feuerland-Indianer. Die Ergebnisse meiner vier Forschungsreisen in den Jahren 1918 bis 1924, unternommen im Auftrage des Ministerio de Instruccion Publica de Chile.

      Mödling bei Wien, Anthropos/St. Gabriel, 1931-1974.. 3 Bände in 4 und 2 Tafelmappen, so vollständig. 1. Band 'Die Selk'nam' plus Tafelmappe (1931) / 2. Band 'Die Yamana (1937) / 3. Band, I. Die Halakwulup (1974); 3. Band,II. Anthropologie plus Tafelmappe (1939). EA. Mit zus. 2 Titelbildern, 4 farb. Tafeln (Zeichn.), 304 Abb. im Text, 129 fotogr. Abb. auf 51 Lichtdrucktafeln(Tafelmappe I), 100 (fotogr.) Abb. auf Tiefdrucktafeln , 64 montierte Fotografien auf 15 Tafeln (Tafelmappe 3/II), eine weitere montierte Original-Fotografie (vor Seite 1 von Band 3/II, fehlt oft!), 8 Faltkarten, Notenbeispiele, Kartenskizzen. Bd.I---XXXII, 1.176 S. ; Bd.II---XVI, 1.499 S. ; Bd. III/1---XV, 683 S. plus Tafelteil; Bd. III/2---511 S.; Tafelmappe I mit 51 unpaginierten Tafeln; Tafelmappe II mit 15 unpaginierten Tafeln. 4°. 4 dekorative OLnBde. mit Goldprägedruck und 2 OHLn.-Mappen. 1.Band mit Tafelmappe im Schuber; 3.Band,I. mit OU und Schuber; 3.Band,II. im Schuber. 1. Band mit Tafelmappe in sehr gutem Zustand, beide mit Stempel 'Printed in Austria' und beide mit auf dem Innendeckel aufgeklebten ExLibris Zettel des 'Museumm of the American Indian Heye Foundation', aber ohne weitere Bibl.-Stempel o.ä. oder dementsprechende Gebrauchsspuren./ 2.Band durchgehend leicht wellig, aber keine sichtbaren Spuren eines Wasserschadens, Einband mit Gold-Abrieb sowie beriebenund mit kleinen Schäden im Leinen, Vorsatzpapiere der Innendeckel knitterig / 3. Band I. und II. plus Tafelband insgesamt in sehr gutem Zustand, fast ohne Gebrauchsspuren.. Äußerst selten wie hier vollständig angeboten! Insgesamt ein gutes, sauberes Exemplar dieses voluminösen Klassikers. Beeindruckend durch die große Zahl der ethnolog. wertvollen Fotografien dieses nicht mehr existierenden Volkes. Die Fotografien in Tafelband 3./ II sind aufkaschierte Original-Fotoabzüge.! Dieser Tafelban ist äußerst selten und oft nicht vollständig. Alle 8 Faltkarten im Original.

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        The Five Red Herrings

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1931. Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in black, map endpapers. An excellent copy, with a little foxing to edges. First edition, first impression of this Lord Peter Wimsey detective story. It was retitled Suspicious Characters for its publication in the US later the same year, but reverted to the original title in subsequent printings. From the publisher's archive.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Night Before Christmas

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.,, 1931. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Octavo. Original pictorial printed wrappers. With the dust jacket. 4 colour plates and 17 black and white illustrations by Arthur Rackham. A bright copy in the dust jacket with mild soiling to rear panel, closed tear along rear spine edge. An excellent copy. First Rackham edition of this quintessential Christmas tale.

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

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1931 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harropian Books, IOBA]
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        The Praise of Wine : An Heroic Poem by H. Belloc, To Duff Cooper

      Kings Land: Privately printed 1931. 8 pp. Paper-covered pamphlet, loose as issued. Privately printed by Hilaire Belloc for his friends at Christmas 1931. Inscribed on the cover "from the author, H Belloc, Jan. 1932." Together with a manuscript letter signed by Belloc presenting the copy, dated 1st February 1932 on headed stationery from Kings Land, Shipley, Horsham. Foxing to covers and letter. "Your mother lets me know you would like a copy of this, so here it is. It comes out in this month, February, in the London Mercury. Yours always, H Belloc." . Very Good. Limited Edition. 1931. 8vo..

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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        Chinese Ceramics in Private Collections

      Halton & Truscott Smith, 1931, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very GoodThis edition was limited to 625 copies of which this is No. 287. Firmly bound. Short inscription of the endpaper but no other annotations. No torn, loose or missing pages. The red cloth cover with bevelled boards shows some light wear & minor bumping but no major damage. The spine is sunned.Illustrated with 32 tipped in colour plates plus 361 b/w illustrations. Collections included are Alexander, H.J. Oppenheim, Oscar Raphael, Bloxam, H.B. Harris, W.J. Holt, Charles Russell. This book will only be shipped overseas by a tracked method please contact us for a quote before ordering, Book

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        M?las kontrabanda. Dzejas. [The Contraband of Love. Poems.]

      Valters un Rapa (1931), (Riga) - First edition. In original illustrated wrappers. 159, (1) p. Book of poems by L?cija Zamai?a (1893-1965) Latvian poet. She is also known as a strong supporter of woman's right and radical politics. The erotic cover design is erroneously attributed to Sigismunds Vidbergs, however it was made by Mihails Jo (Meiers Joffe; 1893-1960), the Latvian-Jewish graphic artist and set designer of the Jewish Theater of Riga, mostly know for his cover designs of Yiddish books. [Bibl: Davis, R. H. - Kasinec, E.: Graphic Modernism from the Baltic to the Balkans, 1910-1935. The New York Public Library, 2007.; Fraser, James H.: Publishing and Book Design in Latvia 1919-1940: A Re-discovery. Riga, Neputns. 2014. p. 57; image: L61.]. Slightly chipped edges, otherwise a fine copy. In original illustrated wrappers [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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      Brentano's Publishers, 1931. - First edition. With the Adrian Goldstone bookplate on front pastedown sheet. Author's second mystery novel and the first to introduce Hildegarde Withers, the snoopy, old-maid sleuth and schoolteacher. Lightly sunned on the spine, else a near fine, clean, copy in a bright, unfaded dust jacket with professional restoration to the front cover near the spine fold and the other near the flap fold. Both repairs have been repaired on the verso and are virtually invisible. The very scarce first Hildegarde Withers mystery in which Hildegarde is escorting her class on a tour of an aquarium when she discovers a body amongst the penguins. This story was made into the 1932 RKO Radio film of the same name and starred Edna May Oliver as Hildegard Withers and James Gleason as Inspector Oscar Piper, An attractive copy of a Haycraft/Queen Cornerstone mystery novel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come

      Scribners, New York 1931 - Number 309 of 512 (12 for presentation) copies signed by illustrator N.C. Wyeth. All plates (including frontispiece) with intact tissue guards. Vellum spine with blue boards. Slight wear to spine. Text block near fine. Signed by Author(s). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1931. First. First edition. Fine in a very near fine dustwrapper with the slightest of uniform age-toning. A lovely copy of the author's uncommon and fragile first novel. Gordon's reputation as the "den mother" for the Southern Literary Renaissance has overshadowed the excellence and enduring qualities of her own work, which are certain to be better appreciated by future generations of critics. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Wind in the Willows

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1931. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, marbled endpapers with original pictorial endpapers bound in at front and back, gilt edges. With black and white illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard. A fine copy. First Shepard illustrated edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Nasenplastik und sonstige Gesichtsplastik nebst einem Anhang über Mammaplastik und einige weitere Operationen aus dem Gebiete der äusseren Knochenplastik.

      Leipzig: Curt Kabitzsch Verlag, 1931,. 842 Seiten mit 1718 zum Teil farbigen Abbildungen im Text; Orig.Halbleder; 4°; 3060g; minimale Gebrauchsspuren; Titelblatt leicht verfärbt (von rotem Vorsatzpapier) 1. Auflage;. _ x2x

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        Bedford Forrest and His Critter Company

      Minton,balch, & Co., New York 1931 - a beautiful copy of the book with bright near perfect labels. dust jacket is very good plus. front hinge tender o/w book is very fine. book is housed in a cloth covered, drop-spine clamshell box. PON on FFEP stock reduction sale. 30% off regular price of 1200.00 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dark Bridwell.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1931 - Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in green. With the dust jacket. Slight foxing to edges; an excellent copy in the slightly soiled jacket that has faded front panel, sunned spine, and a few nicks to extremities. First UK edition, first impression. First published in the US earlier the same year. A psychological thriller about life in pioneer society. The publisher's retained copy with their ink stamp to the half-title.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Mickey Mouse Book 1

      John Sands, Ltd., Sydney - No date [1931]. Square octavo color pictorial card covers. 48 pages including separate title pages and foreword. Each text page with a four-panel black and white cartoon strip featuring Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Light crease to the lower front corner of the front and rear boards; light abrasion and stain on lower front cover not affecting the image, neat bookseller's stamp at the base of page 3. Covers a bit rubbed and some very light spots to a few pages, but overall, a bright and near fine copy, extraordinarily rare in this condition. This was the first book in a series of four books in this same format issued in the years 1931 through 1934. Each yearly issue was published at the same time in the United States, England and Australia, the only differences between the issues being the name and address of the publisher. This copy is the Australian issue, published at the same time as those from England and the United States. All issues of this series are the rarest of the Disney publications. They were made of very cheap materials, and complete copies, especially in collectors' condition, are extremely rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Literary Lion, ABAA]
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        First Lady Nancy Reagan inscribed photograph to a U S Ambassador at Camp David with a Camp David water glass

      "Photograph Signed: ?Dear Charlie ?" / Welcome to Camp David / -Lovingly / Nancy? as First Lady. Color, 6.5? x 9.5? image, overall 8? x10. Stamped on verso: ?Official Photograph / The White House / Washington / 6 NO 85.? Mounting remnants on verso at edges. Fine condition.First Lady Nancy Reagan is walking up a path at Camp David with Charles H. Price (1931-2012), U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom (1983-1989), on November 6, 1985. Camp David is the country retreat of the President of the United States, located about 60 miles northwest of Washington, D.C.Accompanied by a 12-ounce water glass imprinted with a CAMP DAVID image and the words ?Presidential Retreat,? presented to Price as a remembrance of his visit to Camp David.Photograph and Camp David glass ex-Charles H. Price"

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        The Life and Struggles of Negro Toilers

      London: R.I.L.U. Magazine for the International Trade Union Committee of Negro Workers,, 1931. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine and upper board in brown. With the dust jacket. Ownership inscription to recto of front free endpaper. Light tanning to rear free endpaper, boards warped. A good copy in the slightly nicked dust jacket. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the recto of the front free endpaper "With the author's compliment George Padmore London 17.7.36". Padmore, born in Trinidad, was a leading pan-Africanist and Communist activist.

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      London: Heinemann, [1931]. - Large octavo. Gilt slate cloth. Frontis, plates and illustrations by the author. Binding a bit dull and rubbed, light foxing to endsheets, otherwise about very good, in slightly darkened, lightly foxed, modestly edgeworn dust jacket. First British edition -- the U.S. edition preceded by six months, but contained fewer illustrations. Presentation copy signed by the author on the title-page and inscribed by her on the front free endsheet: "To H.R.H. [Henrietta R. Haythornton (?)] with love from E.OE.S. May. 1931." Pasted-in on the verso of the plate between pp. 146-7 ("The Fairy Shoe") is an original black-and-white photograph depicting a small overcoat. Beneath the photograph, in Haythornton's hand (in faded black ink), is the story of how this garment was discovered under a stone in Ireland, named the "Fairy Coat" and shown at a party in 1923. The tale is reminiscent of Somerville's fairy shoe story that appears on pp 144-148 of this book. HUDSON, p.49.

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        C. C. Rogers (C. C. Vyvyan, Clara Coltman [Colton] Rogers), Autograph Letter Signed to Douglas Hyde, First Irish President, with presentation copy to him of Gwendra Cove, in Jacket by Gwen Dorrien-Smith

      Truro, Cornwall: Jordan's Bookshop, 1931 ALS (Autograph Letter Signed): Tipped in, an original manuscript letter from Clara Coltman Rogers (also Lady Vyvyan, and here under the pseudonym C.C. Vyvyan) to the first President of Ireland, Douglas Hyde, though at the time of this accompanying letter - October, 1932 - he was not yet, of course, president, and is addressed by her as Dr. Hyde.Book: Truro, Cornwall: Jordan's Bookshop, 1931. First edition, with the above ALS tipped in; scarce dust jacket illustrated by artist Gwen Dorrien-Smith. Signed as C.C.Vyvyan on the title page, also signed with inscription not personalized on the ffep, there dated September, 1932. See scans. The book is itself a presentation copy to Hyde. 12mo, 226 pp. + ads; just barely good condition for the book and jacket - the book with some water marks on the cover, bumped corners, and a small amount of splaying (curving) to the thin boards, and the jacket with age-toning, some soiling, and a number of peripheral chips. See scans. ALS itself is in near fine condition, being taped to the verso of the ffep. The disparity between the inscription date (September, 1932) and the date of the letter (October 23, 1932) is not explained, but may be because the inscription, which was itself generically worded and unsigned (with the signature being instead at the title page) would have been done as one of a number of such in September. A collection of charming Cornish character and scene pieces by C.C. Rogers (Clara Coltman [Coulton] Rogers, Lady Vyvyan), ala "Lady Vyvyan", with the scarce dustjacket, the art for which was executed by her friend and traveling companion, Gwen Dorrien-Smith. In the letter - after quipping "I love the picture of you translating over 4 tumblers of punch," she thanks Hyde for a book he had sent her ("Adventures of [not legible]"), and for his offer to loan her some Irish poems for her upcoming poetry anthology, though by that time the anthology had been completed. Unique ALS, with a scarce, collectible example of the book, involving a charming writer, a well-known jacket artist, and historical figure Hyde. L53n

      [Bookseller: Singularity Rare & Fine]
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        Ivory, Scourge of Africa

      Harper and Brothers New York 1931 - First Edition. Large octavo. The scarce and still harrowing personal account of an ivory trader who conducted business shortly after the turn of the century when Africa's people and natural resources were being plundered by Arab and European nations (or is that now?). The title has become something of cult classic and is exceptionally uncommon in its original publisher's illustrated dustjacket. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, edges with shelf wear and nicking, small chips at spine ends and flap corners, few small pieces of scotch tape at lower spine end and flap corners. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        [Original Two Color Drypoint, Signed, "Hill Top" (a k a "Painting Place")], contained in THE COLOPHON A BOOK COLLECTOR'S QUARTERLY

      [New York: The Colophon, 1931].. Whole number Five. Quarto. Typographically decorated boards. Illustrations. Spine a bit tanned, with discoloration at toe, dry-point in fine condition. Several pieces of Colophon ephemera are laid in. An original drypoint etching on Fabriano by the prominent Canadian artist, specially commissioned to be bound into this number of THE COLOPHON, in an edition of 3000 unnumbered copies (and perhaps 100 extras), all hand printed by Milne on his press in Palgrave, Ontario, and individually signed in pencil by him in the lower margin. The task took him over a year to accomplish, with consequent variant states within the edition. The plate measures 125 x 175 mm, and the margins are full, as issued. In spite of the large edition, this print enjoys considerable popularity both in and when removed from its original context.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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      Photograph. Light wrinkling to right side. Still Near Fine. A 6" x 8-3/4" vintage formal portrait by Pirie Mac Donald, "Photographer of Men." INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author: "To Miss Christy/with best wishes from/Booth Tarkington/1931." Miss Christy is likely the silent film star Ann Christy who, like Tarkington, hailed from Indiana. Nearly fifty films were made from Tarkington's novels and plays between 1914 and 1951. Signed photos by the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novels THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS and ALICE ADAMS are distinctly uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Echinox Arbitrar. Coperta ?i desene de M. H. Maxy. [Random Equinox. Cover and illustrations by M. H. Maxy.]

      Colec?ia editurii UNU, (Bucharest) 1931 - Cover design and three full page illustrations by Max Hermann Maxy. With photographic reproductions (beside Maxy's works). First edition. Numbered (57/138 of 150). In original, illustrated paper. 45, (3) p. Sasa Pana's book of prose with Max Hermann Maxy surrealist illustrations. The eleventh publication of "unu". Sa?a Pan? (Alexandru Binder; 1902-1981) was a Romanian poet, the chief figure and theoretician of surrealism in Romania. He was the editor of the most important Romanian avant-garde review "unu" (one; existed between 1928-1932). Max Hermann Maxy (1895-1971) was a Romanian avant-garde painter and set designer. Studied in Bucharest and Berlin where he joined the expressionist circle of the Novembergruppe, and his works were exhibited at the Sturm Gallery together with Paul Klee and Louis Marcoussis. In 1924 he has exhibited at the International Exhibition of the avant-garde Contimporanul group in Bucharest. He established the Academy of Modern and Decorative Art in Bucharest, a school of art based on the Bauhaus-idea. Maxy was the founder of the avant-garde review Integral. He worked as set designer at the Jewish theater in Bucharest that later he became the director of. After WWII he became a celebrated and awarded artist of the communist Romania. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        Sandalmagernes Gade. Fortaelling fra Rom paa Marcus Aurelius' Tid.

      . Original udgave. Kbhvn. 1931. 509 s. Indbundet ubeskaret med orig. omslag og guldsnit foroven i smukt privat halvlaeder rigt dekoreret med guld og blindtryk pa ryggen..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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