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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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        The World Crisis: The Unknown War

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. 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. This first edition, first printing of the sixth and final volume features a nearly very good dust jacket in a sound volume that we grade as only good owing to cosmetic flaws. The dust jacket is highly complete, with minor losses confined to the spine head and lower front corner. The original "$5.00" front flap price is intact. Shelf presentation is good; the jacket retains strong red color on the spine and shows only modest spine toning. We note wear to the spine ends, corners, and front hinge, as well as some minor staining. We have fitted the jacket with a removable, archival quality clear cover. The volume beneath shows the correct Scribner's "A" on the title page verso, confirming first printing status. The binding remains square and tight with strong color and bright gilt, but there is some mottling to the cloth at the edges and hinges. The contents show light spotting to the page edges and first and final leaves. The fragile color folding map at p.388 is intact. The sole previous ownership mark is a gift inscription in pencil on the first free endpaper dated "Dec 24th 1931". Publication was November 10, 1931. We price this copy for less than the jacket should command, owing to the cosmetic flaws to the binding of the volume beneath. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.1(V).a, Woods/ICS A31(aa), Langworth p.103.

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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. 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. 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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        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. No. 1-6 (all published). 6 vols. 8vo. 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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        Paradise Lost A Poem in Twelve Books [and:] Paradise Regain'd A Poem in Four Books

      London: The Cresset Press [Printed by Bernard Newdigate at the Shakespeare Head Press], 1931. Edition of 195 copies, this copy unnumbered. With 20 wood-engravings by D. Galanis and inital letters designed by Anna Simons. 2 vols. 4to. Original full tawed pigskin. Minor natural variations in leather. Fine in cloth slipcase. Edition of 195 copies, this copy unnumbered. With 20 wood-engravings by D. Galanis and inital letters designed by Anna Simons. 2 vols. 4to. Lovely copy of the imposing and beautiful Cresset Press Milton, printed at the Shakespeare Head Press. The text of Paradise Lost is from the second edition of 1674; Paradise Regain'd is set from the first edition of 1674.

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        Dreams of Fort Garry. With Wood Cut Illustrations by Walter J. Phillips. An epic poem on the life and times of the early settlers of Western Canada, complete with glossary and historical notes

      Stovel Company Limited, Winnipeg 1931 - 63 pages. 25x16cm. Brown paper boards illustrated with embossed title and wood-cut on front board. Black cardboard protective slipcase. Limited and signed (by author Watson & artist Phillips) & numbered edition 834 of 968. Uncut. 23 wood engravings plates by Walter J. Phillips, A.R.C.A. (of the famous "Group of Seven"). "With Glossary of Metis words and Historical notes". Printed on rag paper. Original black slipcase has light rubbing with bottom right corner bump. Peel 3285. This lenghty poem gives an historical account of the early days of Winnipeg and describes the influence of the fur trade on the development of that area. "Although it was originally intended that the blocks be used in the printing of the book, the maple blocks were not strong enough to withstand the pressure of the presses at Stovel's in Winnipeg, and the prints were apparently reproduced through photolithography instead".

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        THE DEVIL MAN

      London: Collins, The Crime Club. 1931. First edition, first printing. Original orange cloth with black titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding clean and unfaded, the contents spotted but without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very good rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has small chips at the spine tips and some darkening to the top half of the spine and panel edges. Correctly price 7/6net to the spine. Scarce in the first edition. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Los gobernadores de Guayaquil del Siglo XVIII. (Notas para la historia de la ciudad durante los años de 1763 a 1803). Prólogo de Rafael Altamira

      Imprenta Galo Sáez 1931-01-01 - B002FYFWLG 2nd Edition 1978. Some highilighting on text. SATISF GNTD + SHIPS W/IN 24 HRS. Sorry, no APO deliveries. Ships in a padded envelope with free tracking. 4035 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Wind in the Willows

      London: Methuen and Co., Ltd. 1931. 8vo, (6), 1-312, (1)-8, ads. pp. Illustrated throughout by Shepard with map endpapers. Original green cloth with Mr Toad, Mole, and Ratty in gilt on upper cover and gilt titles on backstrip, slight wear to head and crown of backstrip and lightly spotted endpapers. In the original pictorial dust-jacket, slightly browned with rubbing and nicks to spine ends. A very good copy of this childrenÕs classic. First edition to be illustrated by Ernest Shepard. The adventures of Ratty, Mole, and Mr Toad were first published in 1908; though Methuen had employed other artists on the book over the years, ShepardÕs gently comic line drawings were quickly recognized as the definitive vision of the river bank.

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        Idyll in the Desert

      Random House, New York 1931 - Limited to four hundred copies signed by the author. The present copy, is handsomely bound by Hazel Dries, master bookbinder who worked for the famed Grabhorn Press in the bay area until 1939. She andshe and her apprentice Edward McLean later moved to Santa Fe, NM to set up their binder, eventuallyr becoming their private press studio. A melodramitic love story set in Southwest Arizona. A uniqic binding which depicts the railway tracks upon wich Darrell walked forty miles to get to the railway staion. The endpapers depict telegraph lins. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        California Hills And Other Wood Engravings (SIGNED)

      Los Angeles: Bruce McCallister, 1931. First Limited Edition. Original paper covered boards. Landacre's first and best book, this is #102 of 500 copies SIGNED by Paul Landacre on limitation page. 4to. 14 full-page block Foreword by Arthur Millier. Decorated boards, wood engraved vignette on colophon, repeated on front cover. Some loss of paper along spine with fraying to spine ends; wear to corners and edges; owner names; a very good copy. "...a cornerstone of any Landacre collection...The pressman, Harold Young, printed directly from Landacre's woodblocks and thereby skillfully retained the dramatic chiaroscuro of the artist's style. Among the most notable prints in the collection : Headland-Big Sur Coast; Point Sur; Old Ranch-Big Sur; Monterey Hills; Hills and the Sea-Malibu Coast; and Indio Mountains." - Lehman, Paul Landacre, a Life and a Legacy.

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        Der Heiligsten Güter

      1931. HEARTFIELD, John. Der Heiligsten Güter. By Ilya Ehrenburg. 408, [8] pp. 8vo., bound in original cloth and dust-jacket designed by John Heartfield. Berlin: Malik-Verlag, n.d. [1931]. A very fine copy of the German edition of Ehrenburg's novel which was originally published in Russian as The Single Front taking as its target Ivar Kreuger, the Swedish Match King. The dust-jacket in fine condition with just the slightest wear. Valencia, John Heartfield en la Coleccion del IVAM p. 84. Siepmann, Montage: John Heartfield vom Club Dada zur Arbeiter-Illustrierter Zeitung A138.

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        The Boat-House Riddle

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1931. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in red. With the dust jacket. Foxing to edges and endpapers, a few pages creased at foot; an excellent copy in the slightly soiled jacket that has sunned spine and edges, and a few nicks to extremities. First edition, first impression of this detective novel. From the publisher's archive.

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        THE SILVER EAGLE

      Lincoln MacVeagh, The Dial Press [1931], New York - Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-310 [311-12: blank], jacket art by John Gram, original cross hatched black cloth, front stamped in blind, spine stamped in silver. Burnett writes more about the Chicago of Little Caesar, this novel deals with racketeers and one who wants to achieve a higher social standing. An uncommon book in a dust jacket which features striking cover art. A fine copy, top edge dusty in a very good price clipped dust jacket, shelf wear to spine ends with some mild loss, light edge rubbing, small chip at front flap fold. (12717) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Goethe / Buchgemeinde Bon / Belehrende Schriftenreihe / Siebenter Band / Jahresreihe 1931 / Dritter Band.

      . Bonn, Verlag der Buchgemeinde, 1931; 24,8 cm (gr. 8°). 15 ganzseitige s.-w. Abbildungen (nach Photographien) auf Tafeln, davon eine als Frontispiz, 259 SS., 2 Bll., blauer Original-Leder (!)-Band mit goldgeprägtem Deckel- und Rückentitel, sowie Ganzgoldschnitt. - Einband etwas bestoßen und Rückendeckel etwas angemackt, Buchdeckel gering aufgebogen, Vorsätze leicht braunfleckig und etwas wellig - es könnte sich auch um einen leichten Wasserrand handeln. - Auf dem vorderen fliegenden Vorsatzblatt eigenhändiges 12-zeiliges Gedicht in 3 Strophen (eigenes Gedicht von Friedrich Muckermann?), datiert 25/XII 1931, "Nanda gewidmet", mit vollständiger Unterschrift "Friedrich Muckermann S. J."; Wortlaut der ersten Strophe: "Schon ziehen die Sterne ins blaue Feld / Ganz leise die Tautropfen sinken; / Der wegmüde Wanderer Einkehr hält, / Wo schimmernde Scheiben ihm winken." Die weiteren Strophen handeln vom "Heimweh" des Wanderers, und daß er noch nicht nach Hause gefunden hat, es wohl aber ihn dorthin treibt, wo der Vater im Himmel ist. - Das Gedicht und Buch ist Nanda Habermann gewidmet, die Buchhändlerin und Privatsekretärin von Pater Muckermann, sowie ab 1934 Schriftleiterin der Zeitschrift "Der Gral" war; sie kam 1941 ins KZ und überlebte. - Friedrich Muckermann (1883 - 1946) gab von 1920-31 die Kulturzeitschrift "Der Gral" heraus, die 1939 verboten wurde. Er emigrierte 1934 in die Niederlande. - 1932 wurde ihm die Goethe-Medaille der Stadt Frankfurt verliehen. Ebenso 1932 sprach er sich in seiner Zeitschrift "Der Gral" vehement gegen das Buch "Mein Kampf" aus: " ... Dieses Buch ist das Werk eines Demagogen, der das Volk beherrscht, weil er es peitscht ... Obwohl letzte Ziele verschleiert werden ...". - Friedrich Muckermann gehörte zu den entschiedensten katholischen Kämpfern gegen den Nationalsozialismus (Wikipedia)..

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        Autograph postcard signed.

      [Moscow, 20. X. 1931]. - Oblong 8vo. 1 p. With autograph address. To his third wife, Natalja, on Unochka's recovery, sending some money by money order, and some common friends: "[.] There is frost in Moscow. I went in a railway carriage on Wednesday, it was extremely cold since they do not heat yet [.] Und dann muss ich noch im Maljarstroi [Staatlicher Trest für Design im Bauwesen] sein, [drei unleserliche Wörter]. Ich hätte einen Brief geschrieben, aber es war kein Papier vorhanden und ich schreibe im ‚Künstler'." (transl. from the Russian original). Malewitsch über sich. Zeitgenossen über Malewitsch. Briefe. Dokumente. Erinnerungen. Kritik. Bd. 1, Moskau 2004, Nr. 26.

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        Vain Pursuit

      London: Grant Richards. (1931). First. First edition. Slight foxing, very good or better with minimal wear in very good dustwrapper (illustrated by Arthur Watts) with modest chipping at the crown and some short tears. The Dedication Copy, Inscribed by the author to his daughter utilizing the printed dedication: "[printed: To Helene and John] with great affection, Grant Richards, March, 1931" Novel about fashionable folk set in Mayfair, Paris, the Rivera, and New York. Scarce in jacket, unique in the dedication. .

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        Falkner of the Inland Seas

      Bobbs Merrill. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Stated first edition. Extremely scarce first edition dust jacket. Binding and pages square and tight. Book covers show very little signs of wear. Dust jacket frayed at edges and spine of DJ is faded. Dust jacket protected in Brodart cover. .

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        Genealogy of Aldous Huxley and Some Others . Signed Limited Edition

      London Aldous Huxley 1931. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued Limited Edition [4/50] Cream paper cover 220mm x 280mm (9" x 11"). 16pp. Signed by Huxley on foreword. Signed by Chapman on limitation page. Originally folded as issued. Also includes a genealogy of the Arnolds.

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        The World Crisis: The Unknown War

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. 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. This first edition, first printing of the sixth and final volume features a nearly very good dust jacket in a sound volume that we grade as only good owing to cosmetic flaws. The dust jacket is highly complete, with minor losses confined to the spine head and lower front corner. The original "$5.00" front flap price is intact. Shelf presentation is good; the jacket retains strong red color on the spine and shows only modest spine toning. We note wear to the spine ends, corners, and front hinge, as well as some minor staining. We have fitted the jacket with a removable, archival quality clear cover. The volume beneath shows the correct Scribner's "A" on the title page verso, confirming first printing status. The binding remains square and tight with strong color and bright gilt, but there is some mottling to the cloth at the edges and hinges. The contents show light spotting to the page edges and first and final leaves. The fragile color folding map at p.388 is intact. The sole previous ownership mark is a gift inscription in pencil on the first free endpaper dated "Dec 24th 1931". Publication was November 10, 1931. We price this copy for less than the jacket should command, owing to the cosmetic flaws to the binding of the volume beneath. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.1(V).a, Woods/ICS A31(aa), Langworth p.103.

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        Shoe the Wild Mare

      New York: Horace Liveright,, 1931. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles and decorative frames to spine and front board in tan and red, top edge red, other edges untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Spine very gently rolled and slightly pulled at head, fore and bottom edges a touch tanned. An excellent copy in the dust jacket with a toned and slightly chipped spined. First edition, first printing of the author's second book. A presentation copy from the author to his son, inscribed to the front free endpaper: "For my fine son, Gene, jr, from his old pal., Gene Fowler, sr, Feb 6 - 1931". Gene Jr. (d.1998) would have a successful career as a film editor, his credits including It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

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        Red-Headed Woman

      Farrar and Rinehart New York (1931) - First Edition, Advance Review Copy in Original illustrated wrappers. Brush's risqu? novel of a red headed vamp who steels her boss from his wife served as the basis for the ever popular pre-code Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer black and white talking film directed by Jack Conway and featuring Jean Harlow and Chester Morris. The film solidified Harlow's career in Hollywood and was banned in England for its salacious content. Despite some defects, this is a Very Good copy, wide strip of transparent tape along inside of title page and opposite front free endpaper, some relatively minor loss to spine ends, scotch tape along front outer spine edge. A notoriously difficult title to find, especially so in an advance copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Stroim Piatiletku

      1931. KHODASEVICH, B.M and A.P. Diderichs. Stroim Piatiletku. Building the Five Year Plan 1 and 2. 104 pp. Profusely illustrated. 4to., bound in publisher's cloth-backed boards, in a new cloth folding box. Leningrad: Krasnaia Gazeta, 1931.A marvelous example of the use of constructivist layout and typographic ornaments to completely transform a typical piece of heavy-handed Soviet propaganda. Very reminiscent of the work of Rodchenko. Covers soiled, still a very good copy.

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        Drei Monate in Spanien. Zeichnungen und Aufzeichnungen eines Malers

      Berlin: Herbst, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 215 pp, 11 x 15 inches. Number 159 of a limited edition of 300 copies signed by the author on the colophon. A very good copy in original paper covered-boards with mounted paper label on upper board. Some chipping of the paper along the joints, spine toned; otherwise clean and sound. "The German painter, graphic artist and typographer Emil Rudolf Weiss is considered an important representative of modern book art. During his time as a student he established an extensive network of names in the fields of contemporary literature and art. [His] initial graphic work was influenced by Symbolism and Jugendstil. Important points of reference were also the works of Edvard Munch and Felix Vallotton. From 1910 Weiss defined himself more and more as a painter, creating still lifes, portraits, landscapes and genre scenes….In 1933 Weiss was dismissed from his teaching post by the Nazis. He then moved from Berlin to the Black Forest and devoted himself exclusively to book and graphic design" (Alfred Fletchtheim Gallery). Weiss also designed special editions for book collectors' clubs. Drei Monate in Spanien was one of those, and may be the best example of his work as a book designer. He wrote the text, illustrated it with his own lithographs, and designed the typeface, layout and binding.

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

      Press of Kells, Inc. ,, Newark, Del 1931 - 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        California Hills And Other Wood Engravings (SIGNED)

      Los Angeles: Bruce McCallister, 1931. First Limited Edition. Original paper covered boards. Landacre's first and best book, this is #102 of 500 copies SIGNED by Paul Landacre on limitation page. 4to. 14 full-page block Foreword by Arthur Millier. Decorated boards, wood engraved vignette on colophon, repeated on front cover. Some loss of paper along spine with fraying to spine ends; wear to corners and edges; owner names; a very good copy. "...a cornerstone of any Landacre collection...The pressman, Harold Young, printed directly from Landacre's woodblocks and thereby skillfully retained the dramatic chiaroscuro of the artist's style. Among the most notable prints in the collection : Headland-Big Sur Coast; Point Sur; Old Ranch-Big Sur; Monterey Hills; Hills and the Sea-Malibu Coast; and Indio Mountains." - Lehman, Paul Landacre, a Life and a Legacy.

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        Annus dierum sanctorum. Delectabar per singulos dies. 4 (von 12) Teile in 1 Band.

      (Augsburg, Joseph Sebastian und Johann Baptist Klauber, o. J. (1931). Format: Qu.-8°.. 365 Bl.. Mit 134, auf die Umfassungslinie beschnittenen, montierten Kupferstichen.. Leder der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Dreifachfileten auf Rücken und Deckeln Gelenke an Kapitalen leicht eingerissen, minimal fleckig und kaum bestoßen.. 4 (von 12) Teile in 1 Band. Erste Ausgabe.. *** Erste Ausgabe. Die vollständigen ersten vier Monate Januar, Februar, März und April der berühmten Folge von Kupferstichen als Begleiter jeden Tages des Jahres mit Szenen aus dem Leben des jeweiligen Heiligen und seinem Patronat. Entwerfer und Stecher ist der Rokokomaler und Illustrator Gottfried Bernhard Goez (auch Goetz, Göz oder Götz; 1708-1774), der in Augsburg für die Verleger Joseph Sebastian (1710-1768) und Johann Baptist Klauber (1712-1787) tätig war. Die Taten und Martyrien der männlichen wie weiblichen Heiligen werden von kurzen, lateinischen, in die Platte gestochenen Texten mit Angaben der entsprechenden Bibelstellen begleitet. Grandios sind die minutiösen, fein ausgestalteten Hintergrundszenen, Interieurs, Landschaftsansichten, Architekturen sowie die aufwändigsten Rokokokartuschen, Ädikulen und Elemente, darunter großartige fantasievolle Stadtansichten, Studierzimmer der Mönche und Gelehrten, ganze Barockbibliotheken, Renaissance-Architekturen, Innenansichten hochbarocker Kirchenschiffe, weite Plätze italienischer Idealstädte mit Triumphbögen und Säulen, gotische Kirchen in süddeutschem Hügelland, wilde Reiterschlachten und Kriegsgetümmel, Szenen der Kreuzigung Christi auf Golgatha, vor der Stadtkulisse Jerusalems etc. Zu einigen Tagen sind mehr als eine Tafel vorhanden. So waren für verschiedene Regionen, in denen unterschiedliche Heilige verehrt wurden, jeweils andere Tafeln erschienen, die in abweichendem Umfange gesammelt, montiert und zusammengebunden wurden. Vorlieg ein wohl vollständiges Exemplar aller Varianten der ersten vier Monate des Jahres mit 134 Tafeln. Insgesamt sind ca. 380 Tafeln des "Annus dierum sanctorum" nachweisbar. Jede Tafel ist bis auf die Umfassungslinie beschnitten und sauber auf das teils etwas wellige Trägerpapier montiert. Kaum flecken, nur ganz wenige Gebrauchsspuren (zwei winzige, unwesentliche Wurmlöchlein), die Monate von Pergamenttemoins griffbereit ausgewiesen. Ornamentstichsammlung 4304. Isphording 42 (Abb. 110-113). Thieme-Becker XIV, 320.

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        Drei Monate in Spanien. Zeichnungen und Aufzeichnungen eines Malers

      Berlin: Herbst, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 215 pp, 11 x 15 inches. Number 159 of a limited edition of 300 copies signed by the author on the colophon. A very good copy in original paper covered-boards with mounted paper label on upper board. Some chipping of the paper along the joints, spine toned; otherwise clean and sound. "The German painter, graphic artist and typographer Emil Rudolf Weiss is considered an important representative of modern book art. During his time as a student he established an extensive network of names in the fields of contemporary literature and art. [His] initial graphic work was influenced by Symbolism and Jugendstil. Important points of reference were also the works of Edvard Munch and Felix Vallotton. From 1910 Weiss defined himself more and more as a painter, creating still lifes, portraits, landscapes and genre scenes….In 1933 Weiss was dismissed from his teaching post by the Nazis. He then moved from Berlin to the Black Forest and devoted himself exclusively to book and graphic design" (Alfred Fletchtheim Gallery). Weiss also designed special editions for book collectors' clubs. Drei Monate in Spanien was one of those, and may be the best example of his work as a book designer. He wrote the text, illustrated it with his own lithographs, and designed the typeface, layout and binding.

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        Brief Moment: A Comedy in Three Acts

      New York: Farrar & Rinehart. (1931). First. First edition. A tiny tear at the crown thus near fine in a spine-tanned, near very good dustwrapper (designed by "Jung"). Actor Hume Cronyn's copy with his bookplate and ownership Signature on the front fly, and small owner's stamp on the front panel of the jacket. A play that was the basis for the 1933 David Burton film featuring Carole Lombard and Gene Raymond. In the original Broadway production author Alexander Woollcott played a supporting role based on himself! .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Cuatro Azules. FEININGER JAWLENSKY KANDINSKY PAUL KLEE. Exposicion óleos - acuarelas grabados - litografías. Bibliotheca Nacional de Mexico del 24 de noviembre al 1. de diciembre de 1931.

      Mexiko City, 1931 - Mexiko City, 1931, 16,3 x 12 cm, (12) Seiten, illustrierte Original-Klammerheftung, leichte Gebrauchsspuren, insgesamt ein gutes Exemplar. Spalek 1200. - Grohmann (1958) Karpel-Bibliographie 417. - Literatur: Weiss, Peg in: Exhibition Catalogue The Blue Four, Leonard Hutton Galleries New York, March 30 - May 24, 1984 (mit Abbildung des Katalogtitels auf Seite 13). - Ausstellungskatalog Die Blaue Vier: Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, Klee in der Neuen Welt, Bern und Düsseldorf, 1997/98, Abbildung des Katalog-Umschlages siehe Seite 330. - Galka E. Scheyer & Die Blaue Vier. Briefwechsel 1924-1945 herausgegeben und kommentiert von Isabel Wünsche, Benteli Verlags AG, Bern, 2006, darin Seite 231 Abbildung des Katalogtitels. - Für mich weltweit drei Exemplare nachweisbar: (1) Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City, (2) Museum of Modern Art New York, (3) Los Angeles County Museum (Rifkind Collection). Sprache: spanisch leichte Gebrauchsspuren, insgesamt ein gutes Exemplar.

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        The Great Adventure of Hare

      William Heinemann Ltd., 1931, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, First Printing, Illustrated By: Tempest, MargaretSize: 12mo - over 6?" - 7?" tall, 107 pages. A very rare first printing copy of this early title from Alison Uttley's beloved Little Grey Rabbit Series. Top half-inch of backstrip missing. Openings of up to one inch at each end of remaining backstrip. Moderate wear externally with bright colour illustration upon front board. Hinges intact. Contemporary Mora Road Infants' School prize-winner's bookplate upon front free endpaper else contents unmarked with light wear and soiling. Minimal foxing to endpapers. Slight lean to spine. Hairline openings to binding at first blank leaf and pages 32, 64, 80 and 97. Overall a quality copy.

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        THE EUROPEAN CARAVAN 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

      Brewer, Warren & Putnam. New York. 1931. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in green, top edge dyed green. With the dust jacket. Light partial tanning and a few spots to endpapers, contents faintly toned. Cloth bright and fresh, an excellent copy in the jacket with tanned spine panel and a closed tear to the upper panel. 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 realised and perhaps its lasting legacy will prove to have been as Beckett's first appearance in a US publication.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        THE GLASS KEY

      London: Alfred A. Knopf. 1931. First edition, first printing [first state] (preceding the US edition). Original blue cloth with red titles to the spine, lacking the rare dustwrapper. A very good copy, the cloth a little rubbed to the edges, the spine darkened and bumped at the tips. The contents are clean and complete with a small previous owner?'s ink name to the front free endpaper. The correct first state of binding and contents with Knopf stamped to the bottom of the spine and no mention of Cassell on the title page. A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Tariffs: The Case Examined, By a Committee of Economists under the Chairmanship of Sir William Beveridge, K.C.B.

      London, New York, Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co., 1931 - Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine and front board in red. Spine a trifle faded and corners very lightly rubbed. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, of this book with contributions by Beveridge, F. C. Benham, A. L. Bowley, T. E. Gregory, J. R. Hicks, W. T. Layton, A. Plant, L. C. Robbins and G. L. Schwartz. This is the copy of Arnold Plant, with his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, and is additionally signed on the title page by each of the contributors. The book also includes, laid in, a typed letter copy from D. H. Robertson reporting to Beveridge from Austria on the subject of Free Trade, two typed letters signed from Beveridge to Plant, and a typed letter signed from Beveridge's secretary to Plant, enclosing a typed letter copy from the publishers of this book concerning the possibility of a second edition. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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