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      LIBRAIRIE ORIENTALISTE PAUL GEUTHNER 1931 - R320057444: 1er volume broché : TEXTE : XV + 348 PAGES augmentées de quelques illustrations et autres figures en noir et blanc in et/ou hors texte + volume 2 : ATLAS (sous emboitage cartonné rigide - En Feuillets) : 10 pages + 111 panches en noir et blanc (dont planche 25 et planche 25 bis) - 5 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES / OUVRAGE COLLATIONNE. PREFACE PAR EDMOND POTTIER / OUVRAGE COLLATIONNE. In-4 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 930.1-Archéologie [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Nasenplastik und sonstige Gesichtsplastik nebst einem Anhang über Mammaplastik und einigen weiteren Operationen aus dem Gebiete der äusseren Körperplastik. Ein Atlas und Lehrbuch.

      . Leipzig, Curt Kabitzsch, 1931, Gr.8°, XXXI, 842, (2) pp., 1718 z.T. farb. Abb., orig. grüner Halbledereinband; feines Exemplar.. Erste Ausgabe der Bibel der modernen Rhinoplastik - Joseph gilt als Vater der modernen Gesichtsplastik. - Jacques Joseph (1865-1934) beginnt seine Tätigkeit 1881 bei Prof. Neumann in der Kinderklinik und wechselt 1892 in die Chirurgisch-Orthopädische Universitätsklinik zu Prof. Julius Wolff über. Am 21. Oktober 1896 stellt er die erste Ohrplastik und am 11. Mai 1898 die erste Nasenplastik in der Berliner Medizinischen Gesellschaft vor. Am 7.April 1904 berichtet er unter dem Präsidium Ernst von Bergmann's auf dem Deutschen Chirurgenkonkreß bereits über 100 eigenhändig operierte Fälle. Schlagartig wird er damit national und international bekannt. Am 20. Juli 1916 von Geheimrat Passow zum Leiter der Gesichtsplastischen Abteilung der berühmten Charite bestellt, operiert er u.a. dort viele Kriegsverletzte. Am 12. November 1922 führt er die erste Mammaplastik durch. Nach seinen Angaben entsteht ein modernes Spezialinstrumentarium. 1919 wird er zum Professor ernannt. Ab 1922 arbeitet er fast ausschließlich in seiner Privatklinik (Nassauische Straße). Alle Formen der Gesichtsplastik hat er in technischer Meisterschaft und mit feinstem ästhetischem Gefühl durchgeführt. Über seiner Villa stand sein Ausspruch: "Und deckt mich einst der kühle Rasen, so wisst, dies war gebaut von Nasen". Sein Haus (Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Ravensburger Straße) und seine Grabstelle auf dem israelitischen Friedhof sind im Bombenkrieg zerstört worden. Joseph lebt in seiner Arbeit fort (Paul Natvig). - - First Edition of 'Rhinoplatsy and facial plastic surgery with a supplement on mammaplasty and ohter operations in the field of plastic surgery of the body : an atals and text book' is "A masterpiece of 20th century palstic surgery, and Joseph's most comprehensive work". G & M - - Garrison & Morton No.5763.01; Natvig 41

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      New York: Horace Liveright, Inc.,. [1931]. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1-6] 7-343 [344-348] [note: first and last two leaves are blanks],. original decorated yellow cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, top edge stained red, fore and bottom edges rough-trimmed.. A fine copy in fine pictorial dust jacket. A spectacular copy of. Merritt's best novel. (#90784). First edition. "Lost race fantasy adventure novel, possibly Merritt's most imaginative and colorful." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 155. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-41; (1995) 2-85; and (2004) II-761. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-243. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1158. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 555. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 504-07. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 138. Reginald 10063.

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      Angus and Robertson 1931 - An epic of Central Australian gold discovery.Orange cloth with black titles to spine and front cover.Spine very lightly faded,light edge wear on spine hinge cloth.Clean and bright cloth.Block is tight and sound,maps to both paste downs and prelims,neat name and address on 2nd prelim,newspaper clipping pasted to rear paste down,"search for Lasseters gold reef.Dated Dec 28th 1934,this is the story about that search and its out come.Illustrated with 35 photographic plates plus frontis of Harold Bell Lasseter and family.Extreamely nice copy and rare book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE GLASS KEY (First American Edition in Original Dust Jacket)

      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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        They Couldn't Say No [ Novel, Advertising Agency, New York Social Life, Newspaper Men and Their Women, Very witty]

      Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith 1931, Stated First Edition - Hardback : hard cover edition in good condition, some slight wear to edges, some spine fade, previous owner name, and private library marks, some spine fray and binding is somewhat loose, gutter crack inside back cover, plain half pocket pasted down to back cover, some age spots on a few pages. Overall good copy of this very scarce title. Excellent read. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand. Or would make a great gift for the fan / reader in your life. Pages are Honey Colored from Age Size: Novel / Fiction / Enjoyable Reading

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        Wall Street Ventures and Adventures

      HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS, NEW YORK 1931 - Gilt lettering to front cover and spine. Spine starting to fade. Very light markings to front cover. Front and back hinge crack. Pages and edges starting to lightly brown. DATE PUBLISHED: 1931 EDITION: 315 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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      1931 - un volume, reliure plein maroquin (full morocco) orange grand in-quarto, dos à nerfs (spine with raised bands) décoré or (gilt decoration) et filets à froid (blind-stamping line decoration) encrés à l'encres brune - titre frappé or (gilt title) + nom de l'illustrateur or + date or en bas du dos, plats muets (cover without text), tête lisse (top edge smooth) dorée (top edge gilt), gouttière rognée (smooth fore-edge), marque-page en tissu (bookmark in tissue), dos et couverture conservés (spine and cover preserved), justification du tirage : Un des 245 vélin d'Arches, seul papier après 60 japon, comprenant une suite en noir des bois sous chemise séparée - tirage limité à 305 exemplaires (limited edition - 305 copies were printed), Premier tirage des 60 bois gravés (engraving-wood) en couleurs de Louis JOU, dont 6 hors-texte (full page engraving), 169-(7) pages, 1931 Paris M.-P. Tremois Editeur, Recherché. Carteret, 371. Monod, 10489, .Superbe et en parfait état (as new condition). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Deer: Eat for Strength Grace - Vigor

      Michigan:: Michigan Tuberculosis Association,, 1931.. First printing. Near Fine. Near Fine. First Printing. Color Lithograph. 15 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches. Paper lightly toned; yet vibrant colors, with two small tide parks, 1/2 inch chip to lower right corner, two tiny pin holes in upper corners and two small closed tear repairs. Archivally framed in ivory rag/natural wood. The first printing of the original poster by the preeminent American Wildlife artist Charles Livingston Bull (1874-1932): based on his original watercolor; Doe and Fawns browsing on Lily Pads;1931, produced by the Michigan Tuberculosis Association; 1931 financed by their Sale of Christmas Seals. As one of four posters designed for children to encourage heath, vigor and vitality by exploring and enjoying the out of doors and the natural world this image expresses Bull's desire to render the animal in its truest form: "to portray the ideally beautiful thing at the moment of greatest beauty"- all the while reflecting the characteristic virtue and integrity of the beast while promoting healthful ideals. (Peter White, Glenbow Museum, Blauvelt 90.3 )

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        The Collected Papers of Carl Wilhelm Scheele ; Translated from the Swedish and German Originals

      London: G. Bell & Sons Ltd., 1931. Very Good Plus, original brown cloth with gilt titles to spine, foxing to edges of page block, booksellers listing taped to rear pastedown, hidden by rear flap, in a Very Good dust jacket, spine evenly toned, light soiling and small chips at the fold edges. SCARCE. "...translations of the whole of Scheele's papers as these appeared in various scientific journals and also of his famous 'Treatise on Air and Fire' ".. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good Plus/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Brief Moment: A Comedy in Three Acts

      Farrar & Rinehart, New York 1931 - 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! See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Cicadas [West's Copy of Huxley's Book, with Notes]

      London: Chatto & Windus. 1931. Nathanael West's copy of Huxley's collection of poetry, with West's holograph notes on five of the front and rear endpages. Approximately 250 words, mostly quotes of other writers -- Huxley, Gray, Shakespeare; some light, but most quite serious: "In matters of love it is absurd to stand on your dignity and claim your rights. Such experiences cannot be judged and calculated like a matter of business. One gives as much and as long as one can & one does not bargain. Take what is given to you." West concludes with: "The paths of glory lead but to the grave." The year this book was published, West published his first novel. Later in the 1930s, both West and Huxley were employed as Hollywood screenwriters. West died in 1940 at the age of 37. The provenance of this book leads from West to his brother-in-law, S.J. Perelman, to the writer and bookseller, George Sims, who recounts the circumstances of his purchasing books from Perelman in the early 1970s, presumably including this one. A photocopy of a note from Sims is laid in. Fading to spine, spotting to cloth, short tear to lower front joint; still very good, without dust jacket. Publisher's extra spine label tipped to rear free endpaper. A wonderful glimpse of West's musings and inner life. First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        THE ILIAD [with] THE ODYSSEY

      London: The Nonesuch Press, 1931. Iliad limited to 925 copies for England and 525 for the U.S. (this no. 234); Odyssey limited to 835 for England and 465 for the U.S. (this no. 83). Spines with nearly none of the usual darkening, some dark spots to lower cover of hte Illiad and upper cover of the Odyssey, otherwise quite nice copies. Iliad limited to 925 copies for England and 525 for the U.S. (this no. 234); Odyssey limited to 835 for England and 465 for the U.S. (this no. 83). Quarto. 925p; 759p. Bound in full niger morocco with marbled endpapers and cloth reinforced inner joints, gilt spine titles and double rules around the covers, t.e.g., bottom and fore-edge untrimmed. Printed by Johannes Enschede en Zonen in Monotype Cochin and Jan van Krimpen's Antigone Greek on Pannekoek mould-made paper. Text in Greek and English. Dreyfus 72 and 78.

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      New York: 1931. Woodcut. 22 x 16 cm. 8-1/2 x 6-/14 inches. Signed, and titled in pencil on old Japanese paper. Reproduced as plate 24 (Night, The City) in & Emory Ladányi Woodcuts, Kövesdy Gallery, New York, 1986. Framed.

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        On the Edge of the Primeval Forest; More from the Primeval Forest [Signed]

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1931. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing (spine ends pushed, modest rubbing to spine ends and board corners, modest shelf wear to the bottom edge of each board), in a Very Good dust jacket with chips and tears strengthened by tape repairs to the dust jacket's verso, the front flap has been corner clipped, but has not been price clipped), SIGNED BY ALBERT SCHWEITZER on the half-title; the definitive work on the most notable activity of this Physician, Philosopher, medical missionary, organ virtuoso, Bach authority, New Testament Scholar, author, and winner of the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize. In 1912, Albert Schweitzer, who had obtained a medical degree for the purpose of relocating to Africa in order to assist its denizens, both as a response to Jesus' call to become "fishers of men" and as a personal recompense for the historic guilt of European colonizers, embarked with his wife for Africa where he had volunteered to serve at his own expense in Paris Missionary Society's mission at Lambaréné on the Ogooué river, in what then was a French Colony and what is now the nation of Gabon. Upon the outbreak of World War 1, he and his wife, Germans living in a French Colony, were interned in France (to which they needed to go to permit Albert Schweitzer's recovery from anemia and exhaustion). In 1924, Schweitzer returned to Lambaréné without his wife to resurrect his work there and to grow the hospital that he and his wife had founded, and it was at Lambaréné that he then spent most of his remaining life and where he died. Schweitzer authored two books on his time and work at Lambaréné, "Zwischen Wasser und Urwald" (On the Edge of the Primeval Forest -- A. & C. Black, London 1922) and Mitteilungen aus Lambaréné (More from the Primeval Forest -- A. & C. Black, 1931, published in America as "The Forest Hospital at Lambaréné"). The book herein described constitutes the first edition in English containing both works. (The first UK edition of the combined works was not published until 1948.) In presenting the Prize, Gunnar Jahn, the then-Chairman of the Nobel Committee, spoke extensively of Schweitzer's early years and how they prepared him for, and led him to, his service in at Lambaréné. It was during his time there that Schweitzer crystallized his philosophy into one simple concept: Reverence for Life. As Jahn stated: "One day in 1915 - he was forty years old at the time - while traveling on a river in Africa, he saw the rays of the sun shimmering on the water, the tropical forest all around, and a herd of hippopotamuses basking on the banks of the river. At that moment there came to him, as if by revelation, the phrase which precisely expressed his thought: Reverence for life. Once again, as before in youth and childhood, a simple incident opened the door for him." Thus it was at Lambaréné that he crystallized the motivating philosophy of his life, the philosophy of which was born his humanitarian work, the very work which served as the foundation for his winning the Prize. In our experience, signed copies of this important book do not appear often. A Very Good copy of the work which encompasses the most important period of Albert Schweitzer's life and the humanitarian work for which he received the Nobel Peace Prize, SIGNED BY ALBERT SCHWEITZER. SCARCE.

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        U 97

      London: John Lane, The Bodley Head Limited,, 1931. A play in three Acts. Octavo. Original green cloth, cream paper title label to spine printed in black. With the dust jacket. Spine and edges of boards faded as always, but an excellent copy in the rubbed and frayed, internally repaired dust jacket with a few very small chips. First edition, first impression of one of Forester's scarcer titles. The action takes place on a German U-boat at the end of the great war.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Photographie 1931: État de la Photographie.

      Paris, Arts et Métiers Graphiques, 1931 - Paris, Arts et Métiers Graphiques, 1931. Stiff white wrappers with grey title-letterpress fixed to metal spiral binding, 31 x 24 cms., (156) pp. with 130 plates executed in heliogravure by Alban, Laurie Albin-Guillot (2), R. Barre (3), Herbert Bayer, Aenne Biermann (7), Cecil Beaton (2), Lood van Bennekom, Mario von Bucowich, Maurice Cloche (2), Nora Dumas (4), Ecce Photo, Hans Finsler (4), Flannery (3), Fridliand, Havinden (2), Florence Henri (2), Ewald Hoinkis (2), Hoyningen-Huene (2), Ichac, Kardas, André Kertesz (3), Kollar, Kozianka, Germaine Krull (2), Laceroy, Landau, Le Pennetier, Lucien Lorelle, Eli Lotar (2), Man Ray (4), Marey, Lee Miller, Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, Jean Moral (4), Martin Munkacsi (8), Nevrasoff, Paul Outerbridge (3), Roger Parry, Max Peiffer Wattenpuhl (3), Karein Pellerin (2), Albert Renger-Patzsch (2), Willy Riethof (2), Ringl & Pit, Frans Roh, Charles Sheeler, Emmanuel Sougez (3), Edward Steichen (4), Maurice Tabard (5), Doris Ulmann, Umbo=Otto Umbehr (3), André Vigneau (3), Lucien Vogel (2), Dr. Weller (3), Ygnatovitch, Willy Zielke (3), René Zuber (2). Near fine copy, rare thus. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The New Movement in The Theatre

      Batsford, 1931. Hardcover. Good. Recased in original covers, whch are worn. Internally fine.

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        Nightlife: Vanity Fair's Intimate Guide to New York After Dark

      John Day, New York 1931 - First edition. Illustrated by Raymond Bret-Koch. About fine in good plus dustwrapper with modest chips and tanning on the spine. A wonderfully kooky guide to the Big Apple. Exceptionally scarce, especially in jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come, The

      1931. A Hero as American as Huckleberry Finn or Tom Sawyer[WYETH, N.C., illustrator]. FOX, John, Jr. The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come. A Limited Edition with Pictures by N.C. Wyeth. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. First edition illustrated by N.C. Wyeth, limited to 512 signed copies. Large quarto (10 15/16 x 8 3/8 inches; 278 x 212 mm.). x, [1], [1, blank], 322, [1, blank], [1, printer's imprint] pp. Sixteen mounted color plates, including frontispiece and pictorial title, all with tissue guards. Original quarter vellum, ruled in gilt, over decorative blue cloth boards. Spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, pale blue endpapers. Vellum spine just a shade darkened, two very light tape stains on both paste-downs, otherwise a very fine and partially uncut copy.This powerful novel, set in Kentucky during the Civil War era, is one of the most perceptive tellings of the Civil War experience. This book is more than the moving story of a Kentucky mountain boy who fights to save the Union. Even the Civil War itself is but an epic stage for the novel's main business - the testing and maturation of a hero as American as Huckleberry Finn or Tom Sawyer.Kingdom Come State Park in Harlan County near Cumberland, Kentucky is named after the 1903 best-selling novel The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come.Allen and Allen, pp. 204-205. Dykes, Wyeth, 164.

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        LIBROS Y FOLLETOS DE TOROS. Bibliografía taurina

      Tipografía de Doña Ramona Velasco, Librería de Pedro Vindel, Madrid 1931 - 4º M, VII [VIII] p. 388 p. 1 h. (índice y colofón). Holandesa piel, planos papel, nervios. Sin desbarbar. - Compuesta de la biblioteca taurómaca de D. José Luis de Ybarra y López de la Calle. Tirada de 400 ej. en papel ahuesado, ejemplar nº 178 con filigrana especial. Gran variedad de láminas estampadas con reproducciones de portadas y otras, algunas dobles. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Berrocal Libros Antiguos]
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        Das Akademische Deutschland, Band IV, Die Wappen der deutschen Korporationen des In-und Auslandes. Mit 1617 farbigen Wappen und 8 weiteren Illustrationen auf 78 Tafeln.

      Berlin, C.A. Weller, 1931.. X S. und LXXVIII farbig lithographierte Tafeln mit den Wappen. Zwischen den Tafelseiten transparente Pergamentbögen mit Bezeichung der Wappen. OLwd. mit Pappschuber, 32,5 x 25 cm. Titel und Rücken goldgeprägt.. Der seltene Wappenband in der Originalausgabe, kein Nachdruck. (Einband leicht berieben, insgesamt sehr guter Zustand) -Rüb- Ich versende mit der Deutschen Post (Büchersendung) und der DHL (Pakete). Die Lieferzeit ist abhängig von der Versandart und beträgt innerhalb Deutschlands 3-5 Tage, in der EU 5 - 14 Tage.

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        The Dream Life Of Balso Snell

      Contact Editions, Paris 1931 - Author's first book. Hinges functional, but fragile. A bit of loss at the top and bottom of the spine, printing is unaffected. # 343 of 500. Housed in a red cloth covered clamshell case. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The dream life of Balso Snell

      Paris & New York: Contact Editions, 1931. 95p., 6.5x9.75 inches, very good limited first edition #234/500 copies in sewn wraps chipped at the top of spine obliterating the "The" in the spine title; expect general wear and severe "reader's cracking" of spine. Textblock has begun to crack in several places, all threads still intact, paperstocks have browned (particularly the light Bristol wraps) West's first book, a scatological sneer at writing novels.

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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 32x23. Pantheon; Casa Editrice, Firenze. 1931. Holandesa con puntas. 116Pag+80 Bellisimas laminas con su correspondiente descripcion. Tirada de 330 ejemplares numerados (N°281). Obra monumental de Escultura del Renacimiento. Ref 1.6 Biblioteca A.

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      Paris:: Contact Editions,, 1931. First Edition. Very Good. A Very Good First Edition LIMITED TO 500 COPIES. THIS IS NO. 197. In original printed wrappers. Mild soil and foxing covers, age darkening spine and cover edges, cover edge wear, owner name ffep, reference note inside front cover, small pieces of glassine glued to inside covers, mild foxing edges. 8vo. 95 pp. Author's First Book.

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      The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis: 1931 - First Edition of the author's first book, the first 'Codfish Sleuth', Asey Mayo, mystery. The notable Goldstone copy of this Haycraft Queen Cornerstone title with Adrian Homer Goldstone's neat bookplate affixed to the front pastedown - acquired in the famous 1981 Goldstone sale of Mystery & Detective fiction. A bright, fresh, near fine copy in blue cloth, yellow titles and rules with some light overall use. Tiny, discreet bookseller's ticket to the bottom of the half-title page. 8vo. 320 pp. "Period who-dunnits recall simpler, more carefree times, and sparkle with the Yankee wit and salty idiom of Asey Mayo, a local handyman who knows something about police work and everything about everybody's business." Marilyn Stasio, Mystery Columnist, The New York Times Book Review. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Soil Survey of Victoria County, Texas. Series 1927, Number 21.

      Washington, D. C.: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1931. - 8vo., (9 x 6 inches). Large fine folding chromolithographed "Soil Map: Victoria County Texas" (short tear near mount, not affecting image), 2 in-text maps, 2 plates of photographs (somewhat toned). Original publisher's printed wrappers, with map of Texas on rear cover (lightly browned). First edition. With a very large folding map in full color showing the different types of soil in Victoria County, Texas. "Creation of the Division of Agricultural Soils in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 1894 marked the beginning of a national commitment to soil science and soil survey activities. By 1899, soil surveyors had commenced field investigations for the first USDA soil surveys; one century later, soil surveys have been published for most counties in the United States. The surveys - inventories consisting of narrative descriptions, tables, and maps - include a wealth of interpretive information about soil characteristics and properties and about their limitations and potentials. These interpretations of how soils respond to different uses assist land users in making appropriate decisions. And while Congress and the federal government have supported the soil survey effort to help guide agricultural development, surveys have side application in a variety of environmental and land management uses. The development of the national soil survey program grew out of the intellectual curiosity and personal ambition of two men in particular, Charles W. Dabney, Jr. and Milton Whitney. But it was research at state agricultural experiment stations that created the favorable climate for Dabney's and Whitney's successes. This state-level research grew from a desire by state agricultural leaders to understand their soils and the relationship of the characteristics of those soils to plant growth. Ultimately, they believed, knowledge would contribute to a healthy agricultural economy" (Helms, ed., p. 1). Douglas Helms, et al., eds., "Profiles in the History of the U.S. Soil Survey." For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Life of Vice-Admiral William Bligh, R.N., F.R.S. 2 vols.

      1931 1931 - Sydney 1931. Royal 8vo. Orig. cloth. With frontispiece, 42 full-page plates of which 4 are double-page, and fold. map. 1st ed. The definitive biography. Rare.

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        Wuthering Heights

      New York: Random House,, 1931. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in crimson morocco, titles and centre tool to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, inner dentelles, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. With 12 wood engravings by Clare Leighton. A fine copy. Limited edition of 450 copies signed by Leighton.

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        Journal In Mexico

      Np [Obelisk Press] Nd [?], Paris 1931 - Large 8vo., pp. 40. 2 pp. note on the career of William Preston bound in to preliminaries (present in all copies examined). Rebound in leather, original pale blue paper wrappers bound in. Some wear to the binding's edges and extremities, but contents perfectly preserved. First edition. In 2007, after four years of what felt like pretty meticulous research, I delivered to my publishers my book about Jack Kahane and his scandalous Paris publishing house of the 1930s, the Obelisk Press. Two months later, this book showed up for the first time. In my defence, the Kahane association is very well hidden. The book is rare in any case, with only a few copies scattered around institutional libraries, and even when you've located one it doesn't give up its secrets easily: no publishing information appears on the title-page, and only in the imprimerie at the very back of the text is the publisher's name to be found. How Kahane came to publish the book, and exactly when, remains a mystery. William Preston (1816-1887) was from Kentucky, served as U. S. Minister to Spain, and was the Confederacy's representative to Mexico City during the reign of Maximilian. He saw no combat during the Mexican-American War, but was assigned to logistics units throughout. Kahane, who himself served with distinction in the Great War, published two memoirs of the conflict under the Obelisk imprint: Squadron 95 [Pearson:A-21] and For The Duration Or.? [A-26]. These were contemporary accounts of a war Kahane fought in, and were probably written by friends. But Journal In Mexico? Neither the Obelisk name nor logo appear anywhere in the book. This dates it to somewhere between 1929, when Kahane first began publishing, and January 1932, when Gold and Silver [A-11] the first book carrying the Obelisk name, was published. The logo on the title-page narrows things down still further: the design is that of Herbert Clarke, owner of the Imprimerie Vendôme and the man with whom Kahane was going to go into partnership before Clarke's sudden death. Kahane had collaborated with Clarke on the publication of Kahane's own novel Daffodil [A-8] in the summer of 1931: it seems likely that Journal In Mexico was published around this time. Since the unearthing of that first copy, I've had the opportunity to examine three others. All have been rebound in extravagant leather bindings, all of which differ from one another. This suggests a) a tiny print run, and b) that the copies might have been produced in order to be given as gifts. This was the case with Kahane's edition of Milton's poem Lycidas [A-24], issued in just 25 copies, each one carrying a printed dedication to a different friend or associate. Very scarce. And not in Pearson.

      [Bookseller: Neil Pearson Rare Books]
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        Arts et métiers graphiques. Numéro spécial 15 Novembre 1931, N. 26

      Paris: Arts et métiers graphiques, 1931. ril non editoriale in mezza tela (rebound in half-cloth). Molto buono (Very Good). 4to. Scritti di Bertrand Guegan (Le livre d'art en Europe), Jean Bruller (Le livre d'art en France: essai d'un classement rationnel), Paul Istel (Reliures de notre temps). Riproduzioni in nero e a colori di rilegature, frontespizi e pagine a stampa su carta a mano e carta Giappone applicati. Con xilografie, litografie, offset ed eliogravure originali applicate di Frans Masereel, Max Elskamp, P. E. Vibert, Charles Vik, Max Ernst, Louis Bouquet, A. Alexeieff, Galanis, Mariette Lydis, Pierre Gandon, Raoul Dufy, J. L. Boussingault, Odillon Redon, etc. Uno dei numeri più ricercati di questa importante rivista di tipografia, grafica ed illustrazione, per la grande quantità di tavole originali applicate.

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        Guys and Dolls

      New York: Frederick Stokes, , 1931. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in tan morocco, raised bands, onlay to front board reproducing the artwork from the first edition dust jacket, onlay title to spine in red and black, red endpapers, gilt edges. Housed in matching cloth box with titles in black. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing of the author's collection of short stories of New York City life. Basis for the film and numerous Broadway adaptations.

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      Paris: Société Nouvelle des éditions d'art Devambez, 1931. Edizione di 221 + XX esemplari numerati. quartini sciolti in camicia e custodia (loose as issued in original chemise and slip-case). Molto buono (Very Good). 4to. Marthe, histoire d'une fille, de J.-K. Huysmans, illustré de vingt-neuf compositions originales, graveés a l'eau-forte par Auguste Brouet

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        Carambas. (I.a serie [– 3.a serie]).

      Madrid, Ediciones Posibles, 1931. - 3 parts, 16mo, each part comprising 16 pp., i.e. one sheet folded, unstitched as issued; printed on cream (1a serie), pink (2a serie) and pale green (3a serie) paper; in excellent condition, in a folding cloth box.First edition of the complete series of Moreno Villa's Carambas. The poet and art historian José Moreno Villa was born in Malaga in 1887 (d. 1955). He belonged to the poetic generation intermediate between that of '98 and that of '27; his major influence was Juan Ramón Jiménez. His autobiography Vida en claro (Mexico City, 1944) is especially interesting for his years in the Residencia de Estudiantes, 1917-37, where he came into contact with Lorca and others of the Generación del 27. He emigrated to Mexico in 1937. OCLC shows copies at UC Berkeley, Wisconsin, Syracuse, British Library, Cambridge, and Augsburg. Language: Spanish & Catalan

      [Bookseller: Bernard Quaritch Ltd ABA ILAB]
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        Enciclopedia Universale Illustrata.

      Vallardi., Milano. 1931 - 24 voll., in 8°, m. pelle, ogni vol. è di ca. 500 pp. arricchito da numerose ill. nel t. , di diverse tavv. , a colori ed in b. e n. f. t. ed alcune carte geografiche f.t. Lettere e fregi al d. in o. Mende ai d. dei primi 6 voll. L'8° vol. presenta la cop. semi sciolta. Il X e l' XI evidenziano tracce di gore.

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        Idyll in the Desert.

      New York: Random House, 1931 - Octavo. Original marbled red boards, cream paper title label to upper board printed in red and black. With the original unprinted tissue dust jacket. An exceptional copy in the original little torn glassine. First edition, first printing. One of 400 numbered copies specially bound and signed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, New York 1931 - Slightly cocked, and slight separation to rear hinge endpaper -- not the binding, which is solid -- some fraying to rear spine gutter cloth, else clean and Very Good Plus in Very Good dust jacket, with small chip at upper corners of front panel, rubbing and paint chips at fold of front flap. To VIEW IMAGE - CLICK ICON at left. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Albert Books]
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        Catalogue de l'OEuvre Complet de Gustave Dore: Illustrations, Peintures, Dessins, Sculptures, Eaux-Fortes, Lithographies,

      Ch. Bosse, Paris 1931 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA]
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        Back Street

      New York: Cosmopolitan. 1931. First. First edition. Fine in fine, primarily white dustwrapper. Hurst's soaper of a woman whose love for a man doesn't die when he marries another was filmed three times, first in 1931 by John M. Stahl with Irene Dunne and John Boles; most notably by Robert Stevenson in 1940 with Charles Boyer and Margaret Sullivan; and finally in 1961 by David Miller with Susan Hayward and John Gavin. A stunning copy, as nice as one could wish for. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Architectural Specifications; Paint -- Varnish

      Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., Milwaukee, Wis. 1931 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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