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        Tainted Power

      New York, NY: Edward J. Clode, Inc., 1931. First Edition, First Printing 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. A Race Williams detective story. Daly's crime novels were among the first to popularize the "hard-boiled detective" as a character. Plain red cloth boards are rubbed on edges, interior is clean.

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        FINE PENCIL DRAWING OF A PAIR OF SNIPE, signed and titled at lower right

      n.p, n.d. Image size 7 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches; framed and glazed, overall dimensions 11 x 14 1/2 inches. Fine condition. From the collection of Eugene V. Connett, III, proprietor of The Derrydale Press, with his ink notation on the back: "Presented to me 1931 by Mc Carthy / Eugene Connett" . A very attractive work, showing two snipe in marsh land. Born in 1894, Green, a fine British artist and naturalist, contributed to a number or ornithological books in the 1930s and 40s; his book, "Wing-Tips, the identification of birds in flight" appeared in 1947. We have been unable to determine who the "McCarthy" is who presented this drawing to Connett, but in doing so he made him a handsome gift. A SPLENDID DRAWING WITH A DISTINGUISHED PROVENANCE

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Ein Ghetto im Osten. Wilna. 65 Bilder von M. Vorobeichic, eingeleitet von S. Chnéour

      Orell Fussli Verlag, Zurich, Leipzig 1931 - Original orange and black publisher's photo-illustrated boards. First edition of Vorobeichic's pre-WWII photo-essay on Lithuanian Jews, with 65 black-and-white photographic images and photocollages. Lithuanian-born photographer Moshé Raviv-Vorobeichic trained at the Bauhaus in the 1920s and after studying at the École de Photo Ciné in Paris, returned to visit his family and photographed life in the Jewish community of Vilnius, Lithuania¿s capital. The result was Ein Ghetto im Osten, Wilna. A poignancy has been added in hindsight since it was made at the beginning of a desperate time for European Jewry. With preface by poet Zalman Chnéour in both Yiddish and German. "In the same year that his Paris was published, Moï Ver - under his real name of Moshé Vorobeichic- produced Ein Ghetto im Osten (A Ghetto in the East). Even more so than Paris, Ein Ghetto im Osten was ostensibly a documentary book, but as he had done in his view of the French city, Moï Ver once again used a variety of New Vision strategies, the most obvious being to take many images from upstairs windows looking on to the narrow streets of Vilnius's old Jewish quarter. This creates odd angles and a dynamic mise en scène for his pictures of people going about their everyday business on the street. He also introduced cinematic cutting and montaging techniques to heighten the interest. 7 pages in German, 64 leaves of photos, 7 pages in Yiddish. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Ein Ghetto im Osten ( Wilna ).

      Orell Füssli, Zürich. 1. A. 1931.. 19,5 x 12,8 cm. Roter, mit Fotos illustrierter Originalhalbleinenband, leicht berieben. 7 (1) Seiten Text, Bildteil mit 64 einfarbigen Fotografien auf Kunstdruckpapier, 6 (1) Seiten Text ( Titelei und einleitender Text in hebräischer Sprache ). Der Innenteil dieses seltenen Buches sauber, vollständig und in gutem Zustand, die nummerierten Bilder in deutsch und hebräisch untertitelt. Die Bilder des Einbands zeigen die Judengasse mit Balkon der Großen Synagoge und Läden in der Judengasse. Geprüftes Exemplar in gutem Zustand. // 19,5 x 12,8 cm. Red original half-cloth, slightly rubbed, the cover with pictures of the ghetto in Vilnius. 7 (1) pages text, 64 b/w photos, 6 (1) pages (title and text in hebrew language). Rare title, clean inside and in good condition.. (= Schaubücher 27). #M10920

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat und Buchhandlung Carl Wegner]
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        The Poems

      London: Chatto & Windus,, 1931. A new edition including many pieces now first published, and notices of his work by Edmund Blunden. Octavo. Original purple cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece. Contemporary ownership inscription. Spine a little faded, some partial fading to cloth sides, rubbing to ends and corners, partial toning to endpapers, still a very good copy in the spine-tanned, somewhat dust soiled, lightly marked jacket with small chips and tears to edges and corners. First Blunden edition of Owen's poems, second overall. The first collection of Owen's poems was published two years after his death, in 1920, with an introduction by Siegfried Sassoon. This edition, newly edited by Edmund Blunden, contains previously unpublished pieces, and is uncommon in the dust jacket. This copy derives, though without his ownership inscription, from the collection of Rolf O. Barber, who was a schoolteacher at Oundle and tutored Sassoon's son George. He developed a friendship with the poet and possessed a number of signed and inscribed Sassoon books.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Perry's Hotel and Boarding House Guide - Countries, Towns and Health Resorts

      London. Walter Perry and Co. Ltd. 1931. Gilt titled crimson cloth. 4to. Edition for 1931. Profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings and period advertisements. An absolute treasure depicting the grand and elegant days of travel. A complete guide to Hotels and boarding houses in Great Britain, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and the USA. Charming period advertising allows one to travel back to the heady romantic days of Somerset Maugham and the Orient Express. Indexed and tabbed, this is a true gem of nostalgia. A Very Good copy

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        Last and First Men

      Meuthen & Co, London 1931 - Scarce And Collectible Second Printing Of This Great Novel, Printed Dec 1930, Issued 1931 (First Ed, Was Printed June 1930, Issued Oct 1930). Book Very Good. Blue Boards In Lovely Condition Gilt Titles Sharp And Clean, Boards Sharp And Clean, Minimal Rubbing, Minor Spotting To Text Block Edge, Does Not Affect Pages, Which Are Remarkably Clean For This Title. Comes With Dust Jacket Which Is Complete And Not Falling Apart. Chipping To Edges And Spine Head No Major Loss, Rubbing To Fore Edges, And Small Area 8Mm X 10Mm Of Rubbing On Front - Overall An Excellent Solid Copy Of This Scarce Book With Rare Original Dust Jacket. This Copy Is Not Exlib, Not Priced Clipped And Has No Inscriptions. For Grading Accuracy Books Are Photographed Without A Protective Book Cover. This Book Is Fitted With A Non Adhesive Archival Quality Book Protector To Make A Quality Addition To Your Collection. Overall An Excellent Solid Copy Of This Scarce Book With Rare Original Dust Jacket - One For The Appreciative Collector. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith,. [1931]. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] vii-ix [x] xi [xii] xiii-xvi 1-371 [372: blank],. original purple cloth, all panels ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, top edge stained black, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed.. Private owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down. A fine copy in. fine pictorial dust jacket (designed by Arthur Hawkins). A stunning. copy of a very handsome book. (#114650). First U.S. edition, first binding. "The author's first work of fiction, inaugurating those anatomies of the future that blend romance and philosophy, spectacle and prophecy, cosmological in scope, teleological in tone, for which the term 'novel' is wholly misleading. With its telescopic focus, the Stapledonian romance eschews characters and dialogue, replacing them with Man and Evolution. The half-century to come, as predicted by the author in his foreword, would indeed be critical, coinciding with the high watermark of those social engineering schemes that seemed so congruent with the kind of utopian visions emblazoned here." - Robert Eldridge. "... one of the most remarkable imaginative works in the field of futuristic fiction: an account of human development during the next hundreds of millions of years." - Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 58. "On his own terms, Stapledon is unequaled, and he certainly has been one of the major influences on contemporary science fiction." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1140-43. "LAST AND FIRST MEN and STAR MAKER soar far beyond the accepted limits of science fiction... Stapledon is the great classical example, the cold pitch of perfection as he turns scientific concepts into vast ontological epic prose poems, the ultimate SF writer." - Aldiss, Trillion Year Spree: The History of Science Fiction, p. 198. Stapledon's "influence, both direct and indirect, on the development of many concepts which now permeate genre SF is probably second only to that of H. G. Wells." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), pp. 1151-53. Aldiss, Trillion Year Spree: The History of Science Fiction, p. 198. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3- 56; (1981) 2-98; (1987) 2-109; (1995) 2-119; and (2004) II-1069. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2086. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 718. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 58. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), pp. 1151- 52. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 151. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 204-05. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 190. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 200-03. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1140-43. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 185. Reginald 13553. Satty and Smith A3.2.1.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        An Essay on Typography.

      Hughenden Buckinghamshire: Printed by René Hague & Eric Gill. London: Published by Messrs. Sheed & Ward 1931 - Limited edition, one of 500 copies signed by both Gill and Hague on the limitation page. Small 8vo. (4), 120, (2) pp. Original red buckram, gilt lettered to spine, dust jacket, not price clipped. Some trivial wear to the edges of the jacket, a lovely copy. 25 figures representing typographical examples, mostly set into the text. Evan Gill, 21.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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        Magic Rug (Signed By Authors)

      Garden City: Doubleday Doran & Co., 1931. Illustrated boards with black cloth spine, slight shelfwear;matching dust jacket with large pieces missing from front panel, spine end and rear panel, but present nonetheless. A little boy takes a strange and wonderful adventure on his father's magic oriental rug. This was D'Aulaire's first picturebook together and one of their most elusive titles, particularly with the original dust jacket and rarely found signed. Illustrated in color and b&w from drawings done directly on lithographic stones, a pioneering procedure in the world of color lithography. See Bader, pgs. 42, 44.. Stated First Edition. Illustrated Boards. Near Fine/Fair. Illus. by Ingri & Edgar Parin D'Aulaire. Oblong 4to.

      [Bookseller: E M Maurice Books, LLC, ABAA]
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        Architectural Specifications; Paint -- Varnish

      Milwaukee, Wis.: Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co.. (1931). First. First edition. Quarto. 5, 16, 117, 24, 14, 38pp., with black & white and color illustrations, and approximately [20] pages of multiple tipped in color samples with tissue guards. Publisher's dark green and gold embossed boards, very good. Laid in is a printed sample flyer for "Wallhide semi-gloss," with six tipped in samples. Title page contents lists four parts, divided into six sections: "Directory of Products and Their Uses; Modern Products and Processes; Architectural Specifications; Proper Use of Colors." A handsome copy. Scarce. OCLC locates but four copies. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Waters Flowing Eastward

      Editions R.I.S.S., Paris, 1931, Soft Cover, Book Condition: Fair, First EditionSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, 225 pages. "Beneath the great westward flow of our civilization, there are undercurrents moving eastward. These are impelled by a spirit which looks back to the east, to the days of tyrant and slave, of luxury and misery, and incidentally to the suppression of western culture... The following pages are designed to cast light on these eastern undercurrents which have undermined western states." - from Preface. Black and white photographic portrait of Sergius A. Nilus. Erratum list affixed inside front cover. Unmarked. Above-average wear. Age-yellowing to card covers and contents. Covers nearly detached from textblock. Binding tender.

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        10 Eaux-fortes pour Aurelia de Gérard de Nerval

      Paris: Editions Fourcade, 1931. One of 154 portfolios, signed on the colophon by Marcoussis. With 10 pencil numbered and justified etchings, each in a mat. Original board chemise with ties. 410 x 320 mm. MiIet, nos. 55-64.

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        The Dream Life Of Balso Snell

      Contact Editions, 1931-01-01. Paperback. Good. Paris and New York: Contact Editions, 1931. 95 p. Stiff wraps. First edition, first printing. (Hand-numbered copy #157, one of only 500 as mentioned in colophon at front.) Good+ condition. Clean pages. A few light dampstains on front cover, chipping to head and tail. Archival, ph-neutral mending tissue on hinge at front, front cover is a bit free and torn at head. Wraps toned. Former owner's name on front endpaper. Nice condition overall. The satirical debut of the author of Day of the Locust and Miss Lonelyhearts.

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        The Mahdi of Allah, the Story of the Dervish Mohammed Ahmed, inscribed by the author to Sir Henry Wellcome

      London: Putnam, 1931. First edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. Here is a jacketed British first edition of this scarce work bearing a lengthy introduction by Winston Churchill and inscribed and dated by the author, Richard A. Bermann, to Sir Henry Wellcome, himself a figure with notable ties to the Sudan. The inscription in five lines in black ink on the first free endpaper reads: "To Sir Henry Wellcome | in admiration of his | great research and archaeological work | in the Sudan | 15th Dec, 1933 Richard A Bermann". Intriguingly, the only other previous ownership mark is a previous owner name on the front pastedown (indecipherable) with the location and date: "Khartoum 2 Oct 45". Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853-1936) was a pharmaceutical magnate and innovator who established the Wellcome Trust, one of the world's largest medical charities. Wellcome was also a keen archaeologist, digging for many years at Jebel Moya, Sudan and hiring thousands to excavate. Wellcome was one of the first investigators to use kite aerial photography on an archaeological site, with surviving images available in the Wellcome Library. Born an American, Wellcome became a British subject in 1910, was knighted in 1932, and died an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Mohammed Ahmed was a messianic Islamic leader in central and northern Sudan in the final decades of the 19th century whose forces and followers occupied most of the Sudan. In 1883 the Mahdists overwhelmed the Egyptian army of British commander William Hicks, and in 1885, General Gordon famously lost his life in a doomed defence of the capitol, Khartoum, where he had been sent to lead evacuation of Egyptian forces. Though the Mahdi died in 1885, his theocracy continued until 1898, when the British general Kitchener reoccupied the Sudan. A very young Winston Churchill would participate in the decisive defeat of Mahdist forces at the battle of Omdurman in September 1898. The young war correspondent and British cavalry officer would write his second published book, The River War, about this British campaign in the Sudan, with notable sympathy for the Mahdist forces and criticism of the British Army; the 1902 second edition of Churchill's book excised much of his politically questionable criticism about Kitchener. In 1931, Churchill wrote a four-page introduction for this book about the Mahdi from "the Mahdi's point of view". Churchill's broadminded understanding endures three decades after he fought the Mahdi's forces: "It is interesting to know that [the Mahdi's] operations with fire and sword through the Sudan were based on a religious enthusiasm as sincere and philanthropic as that which inspired Saint Dominic or General Booth." This work is translated from the original German and Churchill's introduction appears only in the British and U.S. editions. Interestingly, the British first edition bears a tipped in slip after the copyright page printed in bright red ink disavowing acknowledgement of "the claim of the Dervish Mohammed Ahmed to the sublime title of 'The Mahdi of Allah'" in order "To avoid the possibility of causing offence to Mohammedan readers". The British first edition of this work is scarce in dust jacket and we have not previously encountered an inscribed copy. This copy is both jacketed and inscribed, though only in good condition, likely owing to its African provenance. The khaki cloth binding shows wear to the corners and spine ends, as well as a few small white marks to the front cover. The contents remain clean and free of spotting. The binding is shaken, with a gutter break between the first free endpaper and frontispiece, the paper split but the mull beneath still fully intact. The dust jacket is unclipped with minor loss to the spine ends and corners, but brittle, with splitting at the rear hinge and flap folds, and an inked "5" to the lower spine. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen B47.1, Woods B17.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Prices and Production

      London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd.,, 1931. With a Foreword by Lionel Robbins. Octavo. Publisher's blue cloth, spine lettered gilt. Endpapers lightly toned. Japanese bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. A very good copy. First edition, with a foreword by Lionel Robbins, originally published as vol. 3 of the Beiträge zur Konjunkturforschung in Vienna in the same year. This work is one of Hayek's principal contributions to the development of capital theory "commonly regarded as his most fundamental and pathbreaking achievement" (The New Palgrave) "The widely recognized but rarely understood Hayekian triangles, introduced in his Prices and Production, provided a convenient but highly stylized way of describing the changes in the intertemporal pattern of the capital structure" (The New Palgrave.)

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Game Survey of the North Central States

      Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute, 1931. First edition. Hardcover. Used: Good. Green cloth with black corners and spine. Damp wrinkle and shelf wear. Much information on the Bobwhite, Prairie Chicken, and other game birds. Aldo Leopold's first book. Inscribed and signed by Aldo Leopold on ffep to Dr. E.E. Speaker (Speaker was active in early conservation efforts in Iowa). A rare, signed association copy.

      [Bookseller: Buteo Books]
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        Der Bauingenieur. Zeitschrift für das gesamte Bauwesen. (1925 - 1931, 6. - 12. Jahrgang; 7 Jahrgänge in 7 Bänden).

      Berlin, Springer, 1925 - 1931 - 4°, zus. ca. 7000 S., zahlr. Abb. u. Pläne, Priv.-HLwd. d. Zt. m. gold. Rückentitel., Blattränder gebräunt, drei Frontdeckel m. grossflächigem Fettfleck, innen aber sauber. Organ des deutschen Eisenbau-Verbandes und des deutschen Beton-Vereins, Organ der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Bauingenieurwesen, Organ des Beton- und Tiefbau-Wirtschaftsverbandes und des Beton und Tiefbau-Arbeitgeberverbandes für Deutschland. 35000 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Jardins d'Italie

      Paris: Vincent, Fréal & Cie, Successeurs,, 1931. 182 Planches donnant plus de 275 vues des villas de la campagne Romaine, de la Toscane, et de la Haute-Italie, accompagnées de 32 plans ou documents géométraux … 2 volumes, folio (445 × 330 mm). Original pink cloth-backed portfolio, titles to spines and front boards gilt, pink string ties, text and plates loose as issued. 182 collotype plates from photographs, numerous plans and illustrations in text. Spines slightly sunned, short splits to joints, minor wear to extremities, corners lightly bumped, mild toning and occasional foxing to margins of plates. An excellent set. First edition of this superb visual survey of the great gardens of Italy by the French art and architecture historian Gromort (1870?-1961), professor at the École spéciale d'architecture, Paris. The first volume recording the gardens of Rome and the Roman Campagna, the second concerned mainly with those of Tuscany, Veneto, and Lombardy.

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        Rumour at Nightfall

      London: William Heinemann Ltd.,, 1931. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt, blind stamped star motif to upper board. Slight fading to spine, a few minor marks to boards, otherwise an internally fresh, bright copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1931 Through December 1931

      British Columbia Telephone Company, British Columbia, 1931, Half Leather, Book Condition: Good, First EditionSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Cover photo of the Victoria Exchange; Company launches employee sales plan; feature on Leo Griggs with photos; Ladner forges to the front as a farming district - with photos; Important changes in Prince George; Mission and Revelstoke; Remodelling Victoria Exchange; Our Trans-Canada Link is growing; - 3 pages with photos; Record holiday load handled by Vancouver toll office; Vancouver-Victoria Cable line severed by Dredge; Engineeers walking all over the province - 4 pages with photos and text; Proper posture; Statement of Development - a table listing the number of operating phones in towns across the province; Campbell River - Cape Lazo Cable is big job for this month - 2 pages; Keeping pace with Schedule on Trans-Canada Line; Philip Creagh - Nanaimo wire chief; Centralized billing system now in effect; Breaking of insulators may have serious consequences; Ocean Falls joins our system and receives first toll service - great photo; Powell River - Cape Lazo Cable successfully laid - 3 pages with photos; Harvey Sauder; A P.A.B.X. is now serving the B.C. Electric Railway Co.; Cover photo of the Victoria exchange; Victoria traffic and commercial staffs now under same roof - text and great art deco photos; One-Fourth of Work on Trans-Canada line completed; C. Whitmore Halford; new phone system in Powell river - 2 pages with photos; All Canadian route from Vancouver to Winnipeg; Trans-Canada construction photos; Vancouver talks with Berlin; Coal Harbour Regatta broadcast from radiotelephone ship; A telephone man in Turkey; Thrilling events preceded opening of Ocean Falls service - with photos; The Huntingdon System is Acquired; The Municipality of Maple Ridge; N.J. Dunlop; A telephone man in South America; Telephone Co-operators; Cover photo of Vancouver fire alarm switchboard; Telephone to the rescue when fire threatens; Great photos of laying cables across Victoria Harbour; Selling Telephone Service; A telephone man in India; Three Nanaimo phone men attempt to save three children in Nanaimo River; Gerald C. Clarke; Two-Thirds of Trans-Canada line complete; Prince George visits plant where our dial equipment was made, in Lancashire; Successful picnic; Princeton to be important link in Trans-Canada line; Wiring plans; The Modern Mouse must have a Telephone House (mouse moves into pay phone); Bigger phone directory - 2 pages with interesting photos; Phone poles go over mountains - several photos; Ervin J. Davis; Trans-Atlantic service growing; Herman A. Nicholson; and more. Average wear. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon top edge of text else unmarked. Binding intact.

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      Paris: Éditions Fourcade, [1931].. Folio (42 x 33cm). Loose sheets and bifolia laid into cloth backed printed board portfolio, with ribbon ties. Tips of portfolio modestly shelfworn, paper on lower board slightly bubbled, internally fine. First edition. A suite of ten original etchings (plate size 17.5 x 13.5cm, with full margins) illustrative of Nerval's poem, each in the publisher's blind- stamped heavy paper mount, the whole offering a striking blend of cubist and surrealist techniques. One of 128 sets printed on Hollande van Gelder, signed by the artist on the justification, from a total edition of 150 sets. Each engraving is numbered in pencil in the margin.

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        Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald. Volksstück in drei Teilen.

      Berlin, Arcadia-Verlag, 1931,. Gr.-8vo (20,5 x 16 cm). 2 Bl., 125 S. als Typoskript gedruckt. OKart. m. Deckeltitel u. Lwd.-Streifen am Rücken.. Ersdruck als unverkäufliches Manuskript für die Bühnen, hergestellt von Marita Hasenclever. Erschien vor der öffentlichen Buchausgabe im Propyläen-Verlag. - Mit Bleistift sind die Besetzungen der Erstaufführung im Deutschen Theater vermerkt. - Umschlag etw. gebräunt, Ecken leicht angeknickt. Gutes Ex. - Von großer Seltenheit.

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      Hodder & Stoughton 1931 - First edition. Original blue cloth in pictorial dustwrapper. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper that has a chip to the head of the front panel about 1cm at deepest, and minor wear to the corners. A Dr Thorndyke story [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        The Good Earth

      The John Day Company, New York 1931 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Pearl S. Buck. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION published in America by the John Day Company, 1931. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has NO chips or tears and has benefitted from professional restoration. This First Issue dustjacket by John Day is scarce and seldom appears on the market. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. Overall, a wonderful copy SIGNED by the author in collector's condition. We buy SIGNED Pearl S. Buck First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Waves

      London: Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press,, 1931. Octavo. Original purple cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell. Edges of text block a little spotted as very often, extremities faintly rubbed. An excellent copy with bright cloth in a jacket with light toning and a few tiny chips to spine panel but exceptionally crisp. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Fábula y signo [poesías]

      - PRIMERA EDICION.- [S.l., pero Madrid], [en el colofón indica Imp. en la Imprenta de Blass, S.A. de Madrid, el día 14 de abril de 1931]: Ed. Plutarco, 1931.- 113 p.; 8º (20,3 cm.); excelente impresión sobre gran papel de hilo, con todas sus barbas; Media Piel pergamino, lomera lisa de media caña con tejuelos rojo y verde e hilos y bandas doradas, conservando la cubierta anterior original.- Edición limitada de 975 ejemplares, siendo éste el número 479. Exlibris de la librería Puvill en el verso de la cubierta posterior. EN IMPECABLE ESTADO. Libro en español [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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        The Wind in the Willows

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd,, 1931. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, vignette to front board in gilt, map endpapers, top edge green. With the dust jacket. Illustrations throughout by E. H. Shepard. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Spine gently rolled, edges and endpapers mildly foxed; an excellent copy in the slightly foxed jacket that has a toned spine, ownership signature to front flap, and some nicks to extremities. First illustrated edition, first impression in the scarce jacket. Originally published without illustrations in 1908. The illustration on page 30 has Rat at the oars when it should be Mole, a mistake that was corrected in subsequent editions.

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      Chronique Sociale de France 1931 - RO40189044: 90 fascicules d'env. 70 pages chacun. Tampons et annotations de bibliothèque sur les 1ers plats. Années 1927 et 1928 manquantes. N° 1-5, 1921 manquants. Du n° 6, 30e année, juin 1921, au n° 12, 40e année, déc. 1931. Sommaire du n° 6, juin 1921: La Semaine sociale de Toulouse. La lutte contre l'immoralité chez les Protestants Catholiques, L. Cristiani. Le Parti populaire italien et les élections du 15 mai. Les Conseils des professions, Paul Verschave. Le 5e Congrès des Syndicats chrétiens de Belgique, Maurice Guérin. L'Union des Coopératives de reconstruction de Meurthe-et-Moselle, Rémy Collin, etc. Sommaire du n° 12, déc. 1931: Vers la Semaine sociale de Lille, Eug. Duthoit. Les lois sociales du Deutéronome, J. Chaine. La lutte pour le triomphe économique aux USA, A. Lugan. Unn discours de S.E. le Card. Liénart: Le But de l'Eglise, Son programme social. L'esprit social à travers les revues, Ch. Boucaud. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos fané. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 260-Théologie sociale chrétienne [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Arte decorativa navale di Anselmo Bucci

      Milano: Ceschina, 1931. Prima edizione (First Edition). ril tela (cloth). Ottimo (Fine). 8vo. XCI tavole in nero Il Cap. Mario Taddei - Direttore Generale della Navigazione Libera Triestina - ha avuto la geniale idea di dare forma artisticamente originale e caratteristica a tre navi della flotta della Società. A conseguire tale scopo, nessuno era più indicato di Anselmo Bucci, dotato di grande versatilità artistica. Postosi al lavoro, Anselmo Bucci seppe essere architetto, pittore, falegname, fabbro, vetraio e ceramista, cosicchè dalla sua mente e dalle sue mani uscirono in breve quei mirabili complessi decorativi che sono il Timavo, con intonazione prettamente classica, il Duchessa d'Aosta con decorazione di carattere medioevale, e il California di tipo prettamente moderno e di ispirazione navale". Un fregio al piatto anteriore. Titoli in nero in prima di copertina e sul dorso

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        LIVES OF VICTOR AND JOSEPHINE DU PONT (DUPONT) (Limited Edition of 300 for Private Distribution)

      Newark, Del: Press of Kells, Inc. ,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 15 largely color plates and facsimiles; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 273 pages; Bound in full grain blue/black calf leather with gilt ruling and spine. Marbled endpapers, some rubbing to spine. Silk marker ribbon. Mild toning to text block, else clean throughout with no markings or writing. An unusual item. Given the size of the du Pont family it is unlikely that there are many copies in other hands. Copy in Library of Congress. ; 0 .

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        Joy of Cooking, The

      Self published, 1931, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition, Illustrated By: Rombauer, MarionPrinted by A. C. Clayton Printing, Clayton, MO. Signed by Nita Rombauer, relation unknown. Rear endpaper states "The cover of this book may be cleaned with a moist cloth". Original blue pebbled cloth. Has silhouettes at the beginning of each chapter. Size: 8mo - over 7 3/4" - 9 3/4" tall. 395pp + 32 unnumbered pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Pages are yellowed. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. There are a few spots along the edges of the pages, but none come close to touching the text. Minor bumping and rubbing, and there are some scratches along the edge of the spine. A couple of minor discolorations on the back cover. Gilt lettering is bright. Illustrator: Rombauer, Marion. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1 lb 10 oz. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: 001535.

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        Briefe eines Verstorbenen Ein fragmentarisches Tagebuch 4 Bände

      Stuttgart, Hallberger, 1931. 321/397/420/423 Seiten mit 2 Frontispiz-Stahlstichen, 2 handkolorierten Kasperletheateransichten, einer gefalteten Karte von Warwick Castle und mehr Kl.-8°, Pappeinband. Einbände berieben und bestoßen, etwas angeschmutzt, innen stockfleckig, sonst gut erhalten

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      New York: Knopf, 1931. Hammett, Dashiell. THE GLASS KEY. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, having been published in London earlier that same year. A Very Good or better copy (slight sunning to the boards but no wear) in a Very Good example of the rare original dust jacket (price-intact, restored by an expert conservator to Fine condition). The book Hammett claimed throughout his life to have been his favorite. One of the most interesting aspects of Hammett's writing in The Glass Key is his refusal to let the reader into the character's minds. Hammett was often quoted as saying that in the real world people only understand actions and speech and in The Glass Key that's all we get. Made into the memorable 1942 film starring Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake. One of his great publishing successes: 20,000 copies sold within a year and the book received uniformly excellent reviews.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus.

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        Beruhmte Zeitgenossen in Unbewachten Augenblicken. Mit 112 Bildern

      J. Engelhorns Nachf, Stuttgart 1931 - First edition. Small quarto. Text in German. Light offsetting to first couple of leaves from a clipping (affecting no photographs), slight fraying at the crown, a very good copy without dustwrapper. Among the portraits in the book is one of German Chancellor Heinrich Bruning giving a speech in the Reichstag. Bruning has Signed his name beneath the portrait. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Aventures De Mickey Mouse 1st HACHETTE DISNEY 1931

      Hachette, Paris 1931 - First edition. This is the first printing of any Disney title in French. It is also the first edition of any Mickey Mouse title in French. It reprints the Mickey Mouse daily comics strips from the US. Measures 8.5" x 10.5". Printed in color. CONDITION: Minor cover wear to bottom right hand corner of front cover. Front and back boards are smooth with vibrant colors. Spine is tight and square. Interior pages are white to off-white with sharp print. Pen mark on outside page edges and small cross mark on title page. Overall an exceptionally clean copy of a title that rarely appears above poor condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      1931 - WALT DISNEY STUDIO STAFF. MICKEY MOUSE STORY BOOK. Philadelphia: David McKay Company (1931). Story and Illustrations by the Staff of Walt Disney Studio. 62 pp. 8vo., blue cloth spine over flexible color pictorial cardboard covers. Near fine. A small crease/paper repair to top corner of front cover and first leaf, and faint crease to bottom joint of front cover, else a beautiful copy, bright and clean inside and out. Covers feature Mickey reading to two attentive little mice (Mickey and Minnie Jr.?) with Pluto reclining in the foreground. Interior illustrations in halftone b/w, with text in rhyming verse.

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        Catalogue de l'OEuvre Complet de Gustave Dore: Illustrations, Peintures, Dessins, Sculptures, Eaux-Fortes, Lithographies

      Paris: Ch. Bosse, 1931. First edition.. Wraps. Near fine. 4to. One of only 800 copies. Publisher's printed wraps. 558pp. Illustrated and with an engraved forntispiece portrait. Light wear else a near fine copy and largely unopened.

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        La nouvelle Eurydice

      Paris, Grasset, Coll. "Pour mon plaisir" IV 1931 - Livre d'occasion 1 vol. in-4° tellière (22,5 x 17,6 cm), broché, couverture blanche imprimée en verte et noir, 244 pp. Condition : Edition originale. L'un des 66 ex. num. réimposés in-4° tellière imprimés sur vélin pur fil (après 5 ex. sur Japon, 10 ex. sur Montval et 16 ex. sur vélin d'Arches). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Compleat Angler

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd,, 1931. 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. Quarto. Original full vellum, spine and front board lettered in gilt, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Colour frontispiece and 11 plates with printed tissue guards, illustrations throughout by Arthur Rackham. Some minor soiling to boards, very minor foxing to endleaves otherwise internally fine. An excellent copy. First Rackham edition. Number 682 of a limited edition of 775 copies signed by Rackham.

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      New York: Harper & Brothers. 1931. First. First American edition. Translated by Eric Sutton. Bookplate, and light abrasion to the top of a few pages, else fine in near fine dustwrapper with a tiny nick at the crown, and a few very short tears. This copy Inscribed by Eidlitz to Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker Movement: "Miss Dorothy Day With kindest regards and best wishes. Walther Eidlitz." A novel dealing with the "deification of technical progress." Bleiler Checklist. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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