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        Photo of Lawrence Olivier, inscribed to Douglas Fairbanks, Jr

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Kem Byt'? (Whom Shall I Be?)

      [Moscow]: OGIZ - Molodaia Gvardiia, 1931. Third Edition. 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.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Fables de La Fontaine

      1931. first edition. La Fontaine's Fables Illustrated by One of France's Best Loved ArtistsFirst Edition - Signed by Félix LoriouxLORIOUX, Félix, illustrator. LA FONTAINE, Jean de. Fables de La Fontaine. Illustrations de Félix Lorioux. [Paris]: Librairie Hachette, [n.d. ca 1927]. First edition with Lorioux illustrations. This copy signed in ink by Félix Lorioux at the foot of the last page.Large quarto (12 5/16 x 9 5/8 inches; 312 x 245 mm.). [iv], 72 pp. Color printed title-page and seventy-two 'fantastical' full page color illustrations. Publisher's quarter dark blue cloth over mottled tan boards. Front cover with title printed in dark blue and a central panel with a full color illustration pasted-on. Pictorial endpapers printed in red and black. Corners a little rubbed, otherwise a near fine copy of this very beautifully illustrated book.Félix Lorioux (1872-1964) was one of France?'s best loved artists, but he was a humble, quiet man who did little to promote himself beyond his home country. He studied art as an apprentice with painters on glass and later in Angers and Paris Ecole des Beaux Arts. He began as a fashion designer , but his childlike sense of wonder led him to a career as a children?'s book illustrator. Walt Disney was impressed with his abilities and hired him to illustrate books for the French market based on Mickey Mouse and the Silly Symphonies. It has been said that a Lorioux illustration of a goose in a sailor suit may have even been the inspiration for Donald Duck. Around 1934, Disney revoked the contract and brought the work in house. Presumably, Walt felt that Lorioux?'s illustrations were "off model" and wanted to standardize the look of the books featuring his characters. Ultimately, it was Disney?'s loss, not Lorioux?'s.Lorioux went on to illustrate definitive editions of Perrault?'s Fairy Tales, Don Quixote, the Fables of La Fontaine and Robinson Crusoe. However, he was most at home painting delicate watercolors of the birds, flowers and insects in his garden. He imagined fantastic worlds populated by these little creatures. Lorioux?'s books are rarely seen in the United States.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        La Danse sous le Cèdre.

      Alexandria 1931 - MANUSCRIPT, fair copy in author’s attractive holograph, squared notebook, pp. 17, crown 8vo, original stapled self wrappers, a couple of spots front and rear, very good A long poem, dedicated to and evidently inspired by Paul Valéry, a quotation from whom is among four epigraphs used.Born in Alexandria in 1888, but of Lebanese extraction, Klat’s diplomatic career returned him to the Lebanon at the beginning of the 1930s, subsequently taking him to São Paulo as the Lebanese Consul-general. Alongside the broad cultural perspective that his studies and subsequent career had fostered, the poetic imagery and themes of the francophone and francophile Klat richly evoke his homeland with a lyricism that is well captured by the present poem, which would go on to form a central part of his first published collection, ‘Le cèdre et les lys’ - and later republished with a Preface by Jean Cocteau in ‘Du cèdre aux lys’.This copy was in the collection of Lady Roberts, née Celeste Leila Beatrix Shoucair, wife of diplomat Frank Roberts, and herself from a distinguished Lebanese family.

      [Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA]
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        Recherches philosophiques fondées par A. KOYRE, H.-Ch. PUECH, A. SPAIER. T. I : 1931-1932, T. II : 1932-1933, T. III 1933-1934, T.IV : 1934-1935, T. V : 1935-1936, T. VI 1936-1937 (complet)

      - Boivin & Cie., Paris, 1931 - 1936, 6 forts vol. gr. in-8, br., VIII - 518 - VIII - 624 - VIII - 542 - VI - 530 - VI - 548 - VI - 456 p. Bel ensemble, tous les volumes sont non coupés. [Textes de A. Spaier, G. Bachelard, J. Wahl, J. Baruzi, M. Heidegger, M. Janet, M. Souriau, R. Ruyer, P. Masson-Oursel, J. Bourjade, E. Minkowski, G. Marcel, H. Corbin, Ch. Lalo, E. Meyerson, A. Rivaud, E. Souriau, P. Lachièze-Rey, E. Dupréel, A. Marc, E. Weil, R. Daumal, K. Löwith, P. Klossowski, R. Caillois, B. Groethuysen, E. Pichon, G. Dumézil, H. Lévy-Bruhl, J. Nogué, G. Bataille, E. Levinas, R. Aron, J.-P. Sartre ]

      [Bookseller: Le Chemin des philosophes]
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        If I Were You

      Herbert Jenkins, UK 1931 - If I Were You by PG Wodehouse First Popular Edition Herbert Jenkins 1931. No inscriptions, covers bright and unmarked. A fine copy in the original Heath Robinson pictorial dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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        The Iliad. The Odyssey. [2 volumes]

      Nonesuch Press 1931 - 927; 759 pp., royal 8vo, original full niger morocco, t.e.g., others uncut, some pages unopened, marbled endpapers and slipcases. Decorative headpieces designed, engraved and composed under the supervision of Rudolf Koch; titles printed in red, with Greek and English texts in parallel. The English translation is taken from the first edition of Alexander Pope's Iliad and Odyssey (1715). Printed by Joh. Enschede en Zonen in Antigone Greek type and Cochin on Pannekoek mould-made paper. Laid in is the elusive leaf of printed instructions by Francis Meynell, "On First Looking into Pope's Homer," describing how to properly first open these volumes. Limited to 1450 copies (Iliad) 1300 copies (Odyssey), this set being out of series and indicated as such in a calligraphic hand on the limitation pages. An absolutely fine set: the spines have fully retained their fresh light tan coloring, without any spotting. A touch of rubbing to some slipcase corners. Nonesuch Century, no. 72; Dreyfus, History of the Nonesuch Press, no. 72. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: George Ong]
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        THE ILIAD and THE ODYSSEY

      1931, two volumes w/slipcases, HOMER'S, THE ILIAD & THE ODYSSEY Nonesuch Press, London.  Original full tan niger morocco, gilt ruled boards, deckle page edging, raised bands on spines, marbled endpapers, very handsome leather bound bindings with full slipcases.  Excellent near fine/fine, solid, clean, overall gift quality.  Slip cases have a bit of shelf wear evident, very good.  6 x 10.75 volumes, 927 and 759 pp.  One of 1450 and 1100 numbered copies.  Decorated with Greek designs and engraved by Rudolf Koch and Fritz Kredel.  Printed in English and Greek as shown.  Please see the many photos provided, ask any questions, buy accordingly.

      [Bookseller: Smith House Books & Antiques]
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        The Boys' Life of Bobby Jones

      Harper & Brothers 1931 - No dust jacket. Green Cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine,illustrated by photos; only mild wear to the covers with light bumping to the spine ends, free front endpaper darkened where item had been laid in, else rest of interior reasonably bright; binding is tight A desirable copy of this scarce item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Trilby & Co. Books]
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        Rooms of Mystery

      UK: Philip Allan. London, Philip Allan, 1931. Hardback first edition and first impression. A near fine copy in the scarce dust jacket. The book has a little offsetting and a bookseller's label. The jacket has light wear to the corners and chipping to the top of the spine. Spine slightly browned. Presents very well. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1931.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        India. Speeches and an Introduction

      London: Thornton Butterworth, Ltd.,, 1931. [together with:] a copy of the second impression. 2 copies, octavo. Original orange printed wrappers and green printed wrappers. First impression: spine and front panel toned, head of spine chipped, bump to fore-edge affecting a handful of leaves, a little foxing to edges. Second impression: bumped at foot of spine (causing some internal creasing), a little foxing to edges. First edition, first impression, together with a copy of the second impression (issued quickly after the first in May 1931). This is the wrappered issue, a bound edition was published at the same time. The 30s are characterized as Churchill's wilderness years, with his unrelenting opposition to Hitler being seen as the main cause for his ostracism. However "another, and earlier reason lay in his bitter opposition to Baldwin's India policy… Churchill had always hit hard; not for him a round of gentlemanly sparring between friends. His fight to maintain full control of India employed not just the clenched fist but the bludgeon" (Woods, Artillery of Words: the Writings of Sir Winston Churchill, p. 69).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Santa Fe Trail to California 1849 - 1852. The Journal and Drawings of H.M.T. Powell

      San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1931. One of 300 copies printed by the Grabhorn Press for The Book Club of California. Folding frontispiece, plates and folding map. [14], 272 pp. 1 vols. Folio. Original half pigskin and cloth. Joints rubbed, bookplate on front pastedown, cloth a bit darkened at edges; very good in later half morocco slipcase and chemise. One of the Masterpieces of Grabhorn Printing One of 300 copies printed by the Grabhorn Press for The Book Club of California, and generally considered to be one of the masterpieces of Grabhorn printing. Powell's extensive and detailed diary is one of the few gold rush narratives to follow the southern route, going over the Santa Fe Trail through New Mexico and Arizona. His journal then records his sojourn in the mines. An important modern overland and fine press classic.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        "FATHERS OF AMERICAN SPORT". The complete set of ORIGINAL STEEL PRINTING PLATES, with a suite of the six aquatint portraits

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1931. 6 vols. Image size is apx.10-1/4 x 8 inches, each plate measuring apx. 13-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches, including margins. Fine condition. In six custom blue half morocco folding boxes. The six portraits, each set in an appropriate background, are of: SAMUEL MORRIS, ESQ., Foxhunter, first president of the Gloucester Foxhunting Club, America's oldest; COL. WILLIAM RANSOM JOHNSON, "Napoleon of the Turf"; COL. GEORGE WASHINGTON, Foxhunter; COMMODORE JOHN COX STEVENS, Yachtsman, owner of the "America" and a founder of the New York Yacht Club; THADDEUS NORRIS, ESQ., Angler, author of The American Angler's Book, who did much to elevate and advance the art of fly fishing; HENRY WILLIAM HERBERT, ESQ., "Frank Forester", the father of American sporting literature. Published in an edition of 250. UNIQUE SET OF THE ORIGINAL PRINTING PLATES FOR ONE OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE OF THE DERRYDALE PRESS SPORTING PRINTS SERIES.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Pictorial California and the Pacific

      Eugene Swarzwald 1931-1932, Los Angeles - Folio. 20 issues: January-December 1931, January-July, October -November 1932. Approximately 30 pages per issue. Profusely illustrated with sepia-tone photographs. Beautiful pictorial magazines of California and other areas of the Pacific (Oregon, Mexico, etc.), edited and pubished by Vivian Swarzwald. Features include deserts, mountains, sea, wildlife, parks, museums, major cities, missions, homes, railroads, etc. from the early 1930's. Some issues include Australia, Asia and other foreign lands. Ads for hotels at rear. The October 1932 issue features the Olympics of that year. The binding is worn with the leather rubbed or worn off at the edges with some splitting and fraying at tops and bottoms of spine. Some issues show slight wear and tiny tears, mostly to the first and last couple of pages at the bound edges near the hole punches. The magazine is housed in a brown leather binder with decorative stamping and gilt title on cover.Overall good to very good condition [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        THE WALKING CORPSE.

      New York: William Morrow & Company, 1931. - First U. S. edition. Originally published in the U. K. in 1931 as THE GREAT SOUTHERN MYSTERY. Fine, bright, tight copy in a striking dust jacket with only a hint of rubbing to the spine ends. When the chambermaid of The Great Southern Hotel entered room 49, she found the occupant dead in bed. When the body was examined, fifty gold sovereigns came tumbling from his mouth. But, only a few minutes before the discovery of his body, a bell boy had seen "number 49" talking to an attractive young woman in the hotel lobby. It was further proven that "number 49" had left the hotel with the girl and she had put him on a train thirty minutes after his body was found in the room. This is the first in a series of murders that Superintendent Wilson must solve. An exceptional copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Trout Fishing in Secret

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1931. No. 39 of 99 copies, signed by the author. Photographic frontispiece, hand colored by Susan Shipp Pickering (the author's wife), and 4 black and white photos. 1 vols. 12mo. Original light blue paper over boards, printed labels on upper cover and spine, extremities and front joint repaired, else a fine copy of a rare, fragile book often found rebound, if at all. Bookplate of Edward Sands Litchfield. This is the first edition, made for presentation: no copies were intended for general sale. Inscribed by the author to Edward S. Litchfield on the limitation page: "Dimi: finding this copy took some doing. I'm glad you have it. HG Pickering" In a letter which we hve had in the past Pickering explains the genesis of this book: "In 1931 an incident occurred on my annual fishing trip which I thought sufficiently amusing to dress up as a thin yarn and send out to my friends as a Christmas greeting. It was my thought to have it printed in pamphlet form by the office printer. Our mutual friend G. Franklin Ludington suggested that I should have it done by Derrydale and print only ninety-nine copies, that it should be illustrated and that Mrs. Pickering should color the frontispiece. These things were done and to my astonishment and eventual undoing, the book shortly became a collector's item."

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Fine black and white photograph of William H. Jackson, famed Western artist, inscribed "To Merle Le Voy from W.H. Jackson 1931"

      n.p., 1931. 1 vols. 7 x 9 inches. Fine condition. A fine portrait showing the artist seated in an armchair holding a book, inscribed to the prominent photographer Merle Le Voy, who took this and other photographs of his friend Jackson.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Waves.

      London: The Hogarth Press 1931 - First edition. 8vo. 325, (1) pp. Publisher's purple cloth, gilt lettered to the spine, dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell. The jacket spine tanned and worn with very slight loss to the head and the corners, a little spotting to the upper and lower covers, else a very good copy. Kirkpatrick, A16.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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        Heroes and Heroines of Bitter Sweet

      London, [1931] - Rare portfolio commemorating Coward's hugely successful 1929 operetta. "Sentiment is out of fashion," says Beerbohm in his note. "Yet Bittersweet, which is nothing if not sentimental, is not a dead failure . Sentiment goes on; unaffrighted by the roarings of the young lions and lionesses of Bloomsbury, Bittersweet goes on, too; and Mr. Cochran [Charles Cochran, the producer] (being a sentimentalist), has wished that his survival should be commemorated by me in some sentimental drawings, which are here submitted to you." Along with Coward, there are portraits of Peggy Wood, Georges Metaxa, Ivy St. Helier, and Cochran - each signed by the subject on the mount Number 84 (?) of 100 copies. Folio. Title leaf, contents leaf, facsimile "Note by Max," and 5 mounted color plates, each plate SIGNED by the subject of the caricature. Parchment-backed portfolio; plates loose as issued. Split along fold of portfolio flap, else near fine [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Die Familie Krupp in Essen von 1587 bis 1887. 2 Bände

      Essen: Friedrich Krupp Aktiengesellschaft; oJ. (um 1931).. Beiliegend als Band 2: Die Familie Krupp in Essen von 1587 bis 1887. Bd. 2: Genealogische Tafeln entworfen und zusammengestellt von Fritz Gerhard Kraft. M. 7 Stammtaf. auf 13 meist gefalt. Taf. Großartiges Werk zum Thema mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, tls. in Farbe, und vielen faksimilierten Einschüben von Briefen, Urteilen, Dissertation, etc. Insgesamt 12 Kapitel und Anhang über die Leistung und das Leben der Familienmitglieder, sowie einem Stück Kultur- und Essener Stadtgeschichte. - Selten. 1. Kapitel: Name, Ursprung, Heimat. - 2.: Arnold Krupp in Essen - I: Generation / 1. Handel und Besitz / 2. Arndt Krupp im Rate von Essen. / 3. Familie und Nachkommenschaft. - 3.: Die Nachkommen des Arnold Krupp in Essen - II. Generation / A. Die Töchter des Arndt Krupp / 1. Katharina Krupp / Margaretha Krupp / B. Die Söhne des Arndt Krupp / 3. Anton Krupp / 4. Georg Krupp. - 4.: Matthias Krupp, der Stadtschreiber und seine Familie. - III. Generation. - 5.: Die Söhne des Stadtschreibers Matthias Krupp. - IV. Generation / 1. Der äußere Lebenslauf der drei Brüder / Der Stadtsekretär Georg Diederich Krupp / 3. Irrungen und Anfeindungen / 4. Familie und Nachkommenschaft der drei Brüder Krupp. - 6.: Die Nachkommenschaft des Stadtsekretärs Georg Diederich Krupp - V. Generation / 1. Katharina Helena Krupp / 2. Juliana Krupp / 3. Theodora Maria Krupp / 4. Anna Sophia Krupp. - 7.: Die Nachkommenschaft des Kaufmanns Matthias Arnold Krupp - V. Generation. / 1. Catharina Sybilla Krupp / 2. Maria Elisabeth Krupp / 3. Gerhard Caspar Krupp / 4. Anna Elisabeth Krupp. - 8.: Die Nachkommenschaft des Dr. Arnold Krupp mit Ausnahme des Sohnes Friedrich Jodocus - V. Generation / A. Die Töchter des Bürgermeisters Arnold Krupp / 1. Catharina Gertrud Krupp / Juliana Elisabeth Krupp / 3. Anna Helene Krupp. / B. Die Söhne des Bürgermeisters Arnold Krupp / 4. Henrich Wilhelm Krupp / 5. Johann Ludwig Krupp / 6. Heinrich Theodor Krupp. - 9.: Driedrich Jodocus Krupp - V. Generation / 1. In seiner ersten Ehe mit Johanna Catharina Elisabeth Elbers / 2. In seiner zweiten Ehe mit Helena Amalia Ascherfeld. - 10.: Peter Friedrich Wilhelm Krupp - VI. Generation. - 11.: Friedrich Krupp und seine Geschwister - VII. Generation / 1. Bis zur Eheschließung Friedrich Krupps / 2. Die Familie Wilhelmi / 3. Friedrich Krupp in seiner Ehe mit Therese Wilhelmi. 1808-1826. - 12.: Alfred Krupp und seine Geschwister - VIII. Generation / 1. Bis zur Eheschließung Alfred Krupps / 2. Die Familie Eichhoff / 3. Von der Eheschließung bis zum Tode Alfred Krupps. - Anlagen. Quellenverzeichnis. Namen- Ortsregister.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hamecher]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        The Maltese Falcon (Unrecorded Variant, Books into Film)

      Grosset & Dunlap, 1931, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, Later PrintingOrange cloth over boards, title and decorations printed in negative black onto spine, falcon motif printed in black onto upper board, top edge stained green, 12mo (7-3/8 inches tall), pp. [x], 267, [11] ads. Copyright page states "SEVENTH PRINTING, MAY, 1931". Volume with a touch of toning to text and slightest softening to spine ends. DJ with two closed tears to head of spine panel and light wear. Evidently, an unrecorded variant, as this 1931 printing is lacking from the Layman bibliography (assume a 2nd G&D printing). "Spade held them off at arm's length, partly because of the girl, who fascinated him, and partly because the pursuit of the Maltese Falcon offered a reward that staggered his imagination, when he found out what it meant to possess it." A later reprint with the same great binding and jacket art as the original, using the same printing plates and paper stocks for the covers and text. Ref. Firsts, June 1992; Layman A3.1.g.

      [Bookseller: Harropian Books]
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        Farrago

      Oxford: Published by Simon Nowell Smith, 1931. No. 1-6 (all published). 6 vols. 8vo. Original wrappers, covers designs or plates by Edward Burra, Albert Rutherston and Laurence Whistler. Fine in a custom-made marbled paper box with morocco spine label. Includes two early poems by Evelyn Waugh, three by Cecil Day Lewis, contributions by A.J.A. Symons, John Sparrow, and Lord David Cecil. A Rex Whistler headpiece appears in volume V, p. 99.

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        CIOPW

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        A Pocket-Book Of Tables & Memoranda For Plumbers, Builders, Sanitary, Heating & Electrical Engineers Etc - Clarkes Tables

      B T Batsford, 1931. Paperback. Used; Good. Paperback; English language; good condition; 1931 seventh edition (new and revised; 5x7 cm with 334 pages (excluding Preface and advertisements). Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        Izo rabota v izbe chital'ne

      1931. MASLENIKOV, Nik. Izo rabota v izbe chital'ne. 111pp.illustrated. Small 8vo. Original typographic Wrappers. Moskva : OGIZ-ISOGIZ, 1931. |~||~||~||~| A survey of the artist work produced in village reading rooms. In the Soviet Union in the 1920's and 1930's the village reading rooms were a center for political propaganda and cultural-educational work in the countryside. The text covers a wide range of subjects including posters, theatre costumes, caricature and typography. Very rare. OCLC lists only one copy in Iowa.

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books]
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        The Truth About the Slump - What the News Never Tells

      A.N. Field, New Zealand 1931 - 194 + xiv pages. Index. "This book tells the story of who caused the slump (Great Depression) and how they caused it, and it directs attention to two simple steps that can be taken to save our farmers and traders. The depression from which we now suffer is due to an artificially induced variation in the purchasing power of money. In these pages will be found ample evidence in support of this statement. The quarter from which the trouble is coming is indicated, and the amazing manner in which the machinery for monetary control of the world was established is traced out." - from Introduction. Covers tanned with age. Binding intact. Prior owner's name atop front cover. Contents considerably annotated in soft pencil. Most of blank back leaf missing. Above-average but not excessive wear. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Cocktails

      David McKay 1931 - Philadelphia: David McKay Company, [1930]: First Edition, First Printing. Near Fine, in a Very Good+ original dust jacket. Faint edge wear to cloth, light lean to spine. Light rubbing and light edge wear to dust jacket, with a chip to the bottom of the front panel. A rather sharp copy, in the scarce dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        A Persian Pearl and Other Essays

      Boston: The Stratford Company, [1931] - Darrow's first book, in its third edition, comprising five essays on legal, poetic and literary subjects -Walt Whitman, Robert Burns, the title essay on the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and "Realism in Literature and Art." It was published previously in two editions by C.L. Ricketts, Chicago in 1899 and 1902. This copy inscribed on the ffep, "Inscribed to Gifford Ernest with appreciation & good wishes of Clarence Darrow Chicago Feby 8th, 1936." Third edition. 8vo. 160 pp. Publisher's black and blue cloth. Near fine in good dust-jacket, spine ends chipped and tape-repaired, lower portion of front flap excised [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Stray Shots

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1931. Deluxe Edition, No. 16 of 35 copies, signed by Eugene Connett on the limitation page. With 13 drypoint etchings, each signed in pencil by Clark. 1 vols. 8vo. Original three quarter brown morocco, marbled paper sides, t.e.g., others uncut. Bookpalte. Very slight cover wear, else fine in matching three quarter morocco clamshell box. A very nice copy of a volume that is less a book than a work of art. Roland Clark's matchless drypoints, all first impressions, printed from the plates on fine watermarked deckle edge paper and signed by him, are luminous--one doesn't have to be a devotee of wildfowling to appreciate their magic artistry. If one is a devotee, this book is profoundly satisfying. Frazier acknowledges this: "One of the most beautiful of the Derrydale Press books in every phase. In my opinion this one will continue to go up in value forever.".

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        Stories of Michael Robartes and His Friends: An Extract from a Record Made by His Pupils: And a Play in Prose by ?

      Dublin, Ireland: The Cuala Press, 1931. First edition, one of 450 copies. Woodcut unicorn device on title and two woodcut plates on gray paper by Edmund Dulac. Printed in red and black. 8vo. Publisher's half linen and blue paper-covered boards, printed paper spine label. Lightest spot of wear to tail of spine, else fine. In original plain cream dust-jacket, toned, chipped with loss at spine ends. With an ALS from Elizabeth Yeats With an Autograph Letter, signed ("E. Yeats"), by Elizabeth Yeats to civil rights activist and lawyer Arthur B. Spingarn. 2 pp. pen and ink on Cuala Industries stationery, original envelope. Dublin: 19 February 1932. On an upcomming exhibit of brother Jack B. Yeats' paintings at Ferargil Galleries in New York, "I do believe his work will live. I know W[illiam] B[utler] and also all the great art critics think he is among [the] really great artists Ireland has produced ?".

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        Salmon Fishing. The Lonsdale Library Volume X

      London: Seeley, Service, 1931. First edition, Number 224 of 275 copies printed on hand-made paper, signed. With 111 plates and 214 illustrations in text, 3 maps. 472 pp. With seven specimen flies by Garnetts & Keegans of Dublin, "illustrating the various schools of Modern Fly Dressing," mounted at back. 1 vols. Thick 8vo. Publisher's full blue pebbled morocco, t.e.g., others uncut. Mat board of mount repaired. A very fine copy in custom blue morocco clamshell box lined with silk. The seven flies include the March Brown and Blue Charm (A.H.E. Wood); the Pink Lady dry fly (G.M.L. La Branche); Gipps (A.H. Chaytor); Sally (T.E. Price Tannatt); Black Silk (E. Crossfield); and Turkey Jackson (J. Jackson).

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        "FATHERS OF AMERICAN SPORT". The ORIGINAL SIX WATERCOLORS of this famous Derrydale Press set, signed by the artist "R.L. Boyer". Together with a set of PROOFS BEFORE LETTERS, with what is evidently the artist's modelling and coloring, each signed by him in pencil (one, unsigned, is in print state, with legend engraved in lower margin)

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1931. From an edition of 250 signed sets. Ordeman notes that "it is rare that one finds a complete set today". 1 vols. Image size of the prints is approximately 10 x 8 inches, the plate measuring 13 x 9-1/2 inches, with additional margins. Each plate is archivally matted; the paintings measure 12 x 9-12 inches, and are docketed and captioned in pencil in the lower margins. The watercolors are handsomely and uniformly matted in fine French mats; the proofs in a more simple uniform matting; a few of the watercolors show faint foxing, but both sets are clean, bright, and highly attractive. Custom half morocco slipcase and cloth chemise. From an edition of 250 signed sets. Ordeman notes that "it is rare that one finds a complete set today". 1 vols. Image size of the prints is approximately 10 x 8 inches, the plate measuring 13 x 9-1/2 inches, with additional margins. Each plate is archivally matted; the paintings measure 12 x 9-12 inches, and are docketed and captioned in pencil in the lower margins. Boyer's Originals. An extremely handsome and decorative set of American sporting notables. The six portraits, each set in an appropriate background, are of: SAMUEL MORRIS, ESQ., Foxhunter, first president of the Gloucester Foxhunting Club, America's oldest; COL. WILLIAM RANSOM JOHNSON, "Napoleon of the Turf"; COL. GEORGE WASHINGTON, Foxhunter; COMMODORE JOHN COX STEVENS, Yachtsman, owner of the "America" and a founder of the New York Yacht Club; THADDEUS NORRIS, ESQ., Angler, author of The American Angler's Book, who did much to elevate and advance the art of fly fishing; HENRY WILLIAM HERBERT, ESQ., "Frank Forester", the father of American sporting literature. Boyer's watercolors, done in larger size, were reduced to edition dimensions of approximately 10 x 8 inches. The proof prints before letters have been reworked by Boyer, who has signed each one, and show a depth and richness of modelling that the published edition, for all its beauty, does not. This set was one of the finest productions of The Derrydale Press Sporting Print Series. We believe the set of proofs to be unique, and the original paintings are, of course, unquestionably so. Both have survived in prime condition, to delight the collector and historian of the American sporting scene. A UNIQUE TREASURE OF AMERICAN SPORTING ART.

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        Salmon Fishing. The Lonsdale Library Volume X

      London: Seeley, Service, 1931. First edition, Number 224 of 275 copies printed on hand-made paper, signed. With 111 plates and 214 illustrations in text, 3 maps. 472 pp. With seven specimen flies by Garnetts & Keegans of Dublin, "illustrating the various schools of Modern Fly Dressing," mounted at back. 1 vols. Thick 8vo. Publisher's full blue pebbled morocco, t.e.g., others uncut. Mat board of mount repaired. A very fine copy in custom blue morocco clamshell box lined with silk. First edition, Number 224 of 275 copies printed on hand-made paper, signed. With 111 plates and 214 illustrations in text, 3 maps. 472 pp. With seven specimen flies by Garnetts & Keegans of Dublin, "illustrating the various schools of Modern Fly Dressing," mounted at back. 1 vols. Thick 8vo. The seven flies include the March Brown and Blue Charm (A.H.E. Wood); the Pink Lady dry fly (G.M.L. La Branche); Gipps (A.H. Chaytor); Sally (T.E. Price Tannatt); Black Silk (E. Crossfield); and Turkey Jackson (J. Jackson).

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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. 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. 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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        The Unknown War

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1931 - This is the sixth and final book of Churchill's acclaimed history of the First World War - the U.S. first edition, in the rare dust jacket. In proposing it to his publisher, Charles Scribner, Churchill wrote: "In the previous volumes of the World Crisis I have described only in a few pages the course of events in the Eastern theatre. They have merely been the background of our main drama of the war. But now I think I might write a volume called 'The Eastern Front' [published as "The Unknown War" in the U.S.], which would be separate from but supplementary to our five volume history." Scribner published just 3,870 first printing copies in 1931. Collectors will note that for The World Crisis, the U.S. is the true first edition, as initial U.S. publication preceded the British. Here is a near-fine+ first edition, first printing in a correct first printing dust jacket. The russet cloth binding is nearly flawless with superlative spine presentation. Searching for flaws, we find only a very slight dulling at the foot of the spine corresponding to dust jacket chips. Copies this clean have become truly rare. The contents are clean and tight. The correct Scribner's "A" on the title page verso confirms first printing status. We find no spotting. The fragile color folding map at p.388 shows no tears, just a bit of toning and wear to the blank outer margin. There is a single inked owner's name and address on the ffep, the untrimmed fore edge is age-toned, and the top edge is dust soiled. The dust jacket is bright and clean with only mild toning to the spine, but neatly price clipped on the front flap and showing minor wear and losses, almost entirely confined to the lower edge of the front face and the base of the spine. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.1(V).a, Woods/ICS A31(aa), Langworth p.103. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        URSS en Construction, Leningrad in Construction

      1931. ILLINE, Nikolai. URSS en Construction. Leningrad in Construction.15th Year Number 11. By Nikolai Troshin. [42] pp. Illustrated with a plethora of Russian photomontage images throughout. Folio, 415 x 300 mm, bound in original wrappers. Moscow: Editions d'Etat des Beaux-Arts, 1931.A fine copy of a typical issue of this landmark periodical, this one devoted to Leningrad in construction by Nikolai Illine. As Martin Parr says "from 1930-1940 URSS en Construction employed the best Soviet photo-journalists and graphic designers.Amongst the photographers were Max Alpert, Arkadi Shaikhet, Georgi Zeima, Boris Ignatovich, Semen Fridland and Georgi Shaikhet. Designers included El Lissitzky, Sophie Kueppers, Aleksandr Rodchenko and Varvara Stepanova, and Nikolai Troshin who designed this issue and over forty others. All the visual strategies of the propaganda photobooks, designed by Lissitzky, Rodchenko and others -- the elaborate photomontages, innovative photography, fold-out pages, transparent overlays and so on -- were developed in URSS en Construction, one of the most beautifully produced magazines of the twentieth century." It was published in Russian, French, English and German. This is the French version. In fine condition.Parr and Badger, The Photobook I, 148-149.

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        URSS en Construction, Tadjikistan

      1931. TROSHIN, N.S. URSS en Construction. Tadjikistan.14th Year Number 10. By Nikolai Troshin. [32] pp. Illustrated with Russian photomontage images throughout. Folio, 415 x 300 mm, bound in original wrappers. Moscow: Editions d'Etat des Beaux-Arts, 1931.A fine copy of a typical issue of this landmark periodical, this one devoted to Tadjikistan. by Nikolai Troshin..As Martin Parr says "from 1930-1940 URSS en Construction employed the best Soviet photo-journalists and graphic designers. Amongst the photographers were Max Alpert, Arkadi Shaikhet, Georgi Zeima, Boris Ignatovich, Semen Fridland and Georgi Shaikhet. Designers included El Lissitzky, Sophie Kueppers, Aleksandr Rodchenko and Varvara Stepanova, and Nikolai Troshin who designed this issue and over forty others. All the visual strategies of the propaganda photobooks, designed by Lissitzky, Rodchenko and others -- the elaborate photomontages, innovative photography, fold-out pages, transparent overlays and so on -- were developed in URSS en Construction, one of the most beautifully produced magazines of the twentieth century." It was published in Russian, French, English and German. This is the French version. In fine condition.Parr and Badger, The Photobook I, 148-149.

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        Trout Fishing in Secret

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1931. No. 39 of 99 copies, signed by the author. Photographic frontispiece, hand colored by Susan Shipp Pickering (the author's wife), and 4 black and white photos. 1 vols. 12mo. Original light blue paper over boards, printed labels on upper cover and spine, extremities and front joint repaired, else a fine copy of a rare, fragile book often found rebound, if at all. Bookplate of Edward Sands Litchfield. No. 39 of 99 copies, signed by the author. Photographic frontispiece, hand colored by Susan Shipp Pickering (the author's wife), and 4 black and white photos. 1 vols. 12mo. This is the first edition, made for presentation: no copies were intended for general sale. Inscribed by the author to Edward S. Litchfield on the limitation page: "Dimi: finding this copy took some doing. I'm glad you have it. HG Pickering" In a letter which we hve had in the past Pickering explains the genesis of this book: "In 1931 an incident occurred on my annual fishing trip which I thought sufficiently amusing to dress up as a thin yarn and send out to my friends as a Christmas greeting. It was my thought to have it printed in pamphlet form by the office printer. Our mutual friend G. Franklin Ludington suggested that I should have it done by Derrydale and print only ninety-nine copies, that it should be illustrated and that Mrs. Pickering should color the frontispiece. These things were done and to my astonishment and eventual undoing, the book shortly became a collector's item."

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        Essentials Definitions and Aphorisms

      [Chicago]: Privately Printed, 1931. First edition, No. 411 of 1000 copies. 1 vols. 8vo. Black cloth with blue paper label on the front cover and spine, fine copy with a fine dust jacket. First edition, No. 411 of 1000 copies. 1 vols. 8vo. The author's second book, printed by the Lakeside Press in and edition of 1,000 copies - some copies are numbered, many are not, and a few have been seen both numbered and signed. Those unnumbered were remaindered.

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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. Rickman, Phillip. Rickman, Phillip. 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. 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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        The World Crisis

      London: Thornton Butterworth, 1931. Vol. II third printing, vol. V second printing, the rest first printings. Illustrated with maps, charts and photographs. Errata slip in vol. IV. 6 vols. 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth. Light edgwear, vol. VI shaken, some foxing to vol. V, previous owners' inscriptions to vols. V & VI. Vol. II third printing, vol. V second printing, the rest first printings. Illustrated with maps, charts and photographs. Errata slip in vol. IV. 6 vols. 8vo.

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