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      London; John Lane, Bodley Head; 1931; - First edition; book spine and covers are somewhat worn but the DJ is VG with only light wear, with small previous owner's initials on front free endpaper; the Dust jacket has a price of 3/6 on spine. A very scarce early Forester. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Walt Barrie Rare Books]
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        Waters Flowing Eastward

      Paris: Editions R.I.S.S.. Soft Cover. 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. . Fair. 1931. First Edition.

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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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        Mickey Mouse Story Book,

      David McKay Company, Philadelphia 1931 - 8vo. (2),62pp. Original tan cloth blocked in black on the upper board; pictorial color pasteon. Nicely done black and white illustrations throughout accompanying the stories about Mickey having Traffic Trouble; going to a Birthday Party; stepping Out; and going Fishin' Around. Minnie and Pluto are featured, as well as the seldom seen Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow. The binding is fine and bright with only a few stray marks, a trace of soil and wear; it is very nice indeed. The text has a few fingering smudges and stains else is fine as well. Overall a truly lovely copy and scarce in this condition. This title seems to have been issued in three bindings: pictorial card covers, cloth spine with pictorial card boards, and full cloth with pictorial pasteon. So far as we can determine, the ful cloth binding is the scarcest of the three. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA]
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        Mickey Mouse Story Book

      David McKay Company Philadelphia (1931) - First Edition. Octavo, original illustrated stiff wrappers. An attractive copy of this Disney title from the golden age of the franchise. Very Good to Near Fine, modest shelf wear, rear panel with some minor creases. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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      Printing House of Leo Hart, Rochester 1931 - Illustrated by Rockwell Kent. 4to. Gilt-titled leather spine over linen boards, t.e.g. Printed in black and brown on French-fold paper with typography by Will Ransom.Quite scarce with the spine still in fine condition Limited to 1250 copies Signed by Rockwell Kent, this no. 1111 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        These 13

      Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, New York 1931 - Limited Edition. Number 23 of 299 copies SIGNED by Faulkner. Light soiling to boards, still a nice, tight copy of this great collection. Cloth. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books, A.B.A.A.]
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        Cuban Cookery: Gastronomic Secrets of the Tropics, with an Appendix on Cuban Drinks

      Molina & Cia., Havana, Cuba - No date, c. 1931. Presumed first edition of this exceedingly rare cookbook, which represents the first published collection of Cuban food and drink recipes (including the Mojito) available in English. Many of the headings in this copy have been underlined in light pencil, which we have not attempted to erase; otherwise, excepting a few scattered smudges throughout, interior is clean and bright; there are upper-corner creases on pp. 63 and 77; binding remains secure, with only a few rubmarks on the black cloth at the spine shoulders and ends; the affixed title-plate on the front cover is a bit faded and shows a clear dripstain, with no attendant water damage, and some rubbing and a chip along the right edge; otherwise clean and sound. 158pp. w/index. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Haunted Bookshop, LLC]
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        Salmon Fishing. The Lonsdale Library Volume X

      London: Seeley, Service, 1931 - The seven flies include the March Brown and Blue Charm (A.H.E. Wood); the Pink Lady dry fly (G.M.L. La Branche); Gipps (A.H. Chaytor); Sally (T.E. Price Tannatt); Black Silk (E. Crossfield); and Turkey Jackson (J. Jackson) First Edition, Number 129 of 275 copies printed on hand-made paper, signed by the author. Thick 8vo. With 111 plates and 214 illustrations in text, 3 maps. 472 pp. With seven specimen flies by Hardy Bros., "illustrating the various schools of Modern Fly Dressing," mounted at back. Publisher's full blue pebbled morocco, t.e.g., others uncut. Spine a bit dull, mount very slightly wrinkled with skilful early repair. Near fine copy. Bruns T9; Litchfield p. 88; Bibliotheca Salmo Salar 166 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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      India by Winston  Churchill SPEECHES AND A INTRODUCTION Book condition: good some wear to spine ends ,M D inscription on endpages,slight foxing to end pages ,slight tanning to pages A collection of 10 speeches by Churchill as part of his campaign against the India Bill ,published by Thornton Butterworth  1931.Hardcover 144 pages. . First edition, 2 embossed  stamps on boards Where pictures are provided, these are for illustration purposes only and will not always match the book that we supply.EFTPOS WE WELCOME PICKUP at Newtown Wellington New Zealand

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        These 13. Stories

      New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith,, 1931. Octavo. Original blue cloth with white cloth spine, titles to spine in red, blue and white patterned endpapers, top edge dyed blue. With the dust jacket. Spine tanned and a little rolled, boards rubbed and a bit marked. A very good copy in the tanned jacket that is nicked to the spine ends and corners. First edition, first printing, first state with the error on the contents leaf: 280 for 208. The first collection of Faulkner's short stories.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Memoirs of an Infantry Officer. With Illustrations by Barnett Freedman

      London: Faber & Faber, (1931). . Limited edition, no. 243 of 320 copies signed by both Sassoon and Freedman, 8vo, 310, (2) pp. 15 colour plates plus black and white illustrations in the text, pictorial endpapers, later bookplate to fly leaf verso. Original pictorial parchment, t.e.g., small chip to the top of the lower joint, otherwise very good. Keynes A33e.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Köpfe des Alltags: unbekannte Menschen. Einleitung von Curt Glaser.

      Berlin: Verlag Hermann Reckendorf, 1931 - Folio. Original spiral bound leaves in the original black wrappers, titles to upper wrapper in blind. Some minor spotting to the lower margins, wrappers a little used. Very good indeed. 80 full-page photographic plates. First edition, first printing, spiral bound issue. The scarcer and more desirable state of a key photobook. Parr & Badger I, 130; Roth, p. 68. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Ma vie Traduction de Bella Chagall. Préface d'André Salmon

      Paris, Librairie Stock 1931 - Livre épuisé 19 x 14 cm, demi-maroquin brun à bandes, tête dorée, couv. illustrées et dos conservés (S. Pournin), 253 pp. Condition : Edition originale. L'un des 55 ex. num. sur vélin (n°40), deuxième papier après les 14 ex. de tête sur Japon. Superbe frontispice de Marc Chagall, édition illustrée de 32 dessins de jeunesse de l'auteur. Très belle reliure signée en parfait état, exemplaire à grandes marges, non coupé, légères rousseurs. 620g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
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        JUDITH. Tragédie en trois actes illustrée par LABOUREUR.

      1931 - Paris, Emile-Paul Frères, 1931. In-quarto (196 X 245) broché, couverture rempliée ornée sur le premier plat d'un dessin en noir de Laboureur, 176 pages. EDITION ORIGINALE illustrée de six gravures de Jean-Emile LABOUREUR (couverture, titre, un hors-texte et trois têtes-de-chapitre). Tirage limité à 250 EXEMPLAIRES, celui-ci UN des 200 numérotés sur vélin d'ARCHES (n°196). Exemplaire en BEL ETAT. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Transit of Venus

      Black Sun Press, Paris 1931 - The first edition, published by the Black Sun Press in 1931. Volume II of Caresse Crosby's release of the collected poetry of her husband. Preface by T. S. Eliot. This is number 28 of 500 copies issued. A fine example of the book in white wrappers lettered in black and red. Dust jacket nearly fine with a touch of toning to the spine and a very short tear upon the spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Reluctant Bookseller]
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        Canigó. Llegenda pirenaica del temps de la Reconquesta. Il-lustrada per Maurici de Vassal, amb dotze gravats a l aigua-fort per R.G.C.

      Editorial Orbis, Barcelona 1931 - 26x34 Edición de 200 ejemplares en papel guarro, ejemplar nº 166 240 pp. Catalán Cataluña Libro Pergamino rígido moderno con nervios y decoración pictórica realizada a mano por Farell en 1969

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        Les Auques. Imatgeria Popular Catalana.

      Orbis, Barcelona 1931 - Vol. I : 198 págs. y 55 págs. del Catálogo de las Aucas. Sumamente ilustrado con grabados entretexto y 2 láminas color. Portadas decoradas e iluminadas a mano a varias tintas. Vol. II : 100 láminas a doble página con facsímiles de aleluyas. Algunas en color. Edición de 465 ejs. Impreso sobre buen papel de hilo, fabricado especialmente para esta edición. Encuadernación original en arpillera color piedra, lomera titulada. =Magna obra, nunca superada. =Bellísima. Size: 2 Vols. a Gran Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Rise of the Goldbergs

      New York/Newark: Barse & Co.. Near Fine in Very Good+ dj. (c.1931). First Edition. Hardcover. (price-clipped) [a lightly-worn book, with a minor bump to the top rear corner and some slight dust-soiling to the top edge; jacket is bright and colorful, with some very minor paper loss at spine ends (no loss of text), some internal dampstaining to the rear panel with only negligible effect to the exterior]. (frontispiece photo of Gertrude Berg) "The Rise of the Goldbergs" (the title was eventually shortened to simply "The Goldbergs") debuted as a 15-minute weekly program on NBC radio in November of 1929, and was an immediate hit. The show became a daily broadcast in 1931, the same year this book appeared, and by which time (per the book's introduction) NBC had received "so many requests .... for copies of the episodes that it has been found advisable to publish the first volume with subsequent volumes to follow." (Essentially, then, these are radio scripts rendered into short-story form.) The radio series ran through 1946 and was subsequently adapted for both Broadway ("Molly and Me") and as an early TV series -- but interestingly, although the intro to this book even mentions "numerous offers...from moving picture producers," they didn't get around to making a "Goldbergs" movie until 1950. (One can easily imagine Samuel Goldwyn sagely declaring the property "too Jewish!") The colorful dustjacket, with a cartoon illustration of the Berg clan, is a genuine rarity. .

      [Bookseller: ReadInk]
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        The Glass Key

      Knopf 1931 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful copy. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with the 1931 date printed on the title page and copyright page with NO indication of later printings. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is vibrant in color with minor wear to the edges. The book is in nice shape with some wear to the spine and edges. The binding is tight, and the pages are clean. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy in collector's condition. We buy Hammett First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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      Alfred A. Knopf- Lon 1931 - True First edition, published several months before American edition. Near Fine condition/ In a Fine facsimile dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rushton H. Potts]
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        The Glass Key

      Alfred A. Knopf 1931 - New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. First Edition, First Printing. In Good+ condition. Clean text, though pages age toned and show light wear. Small stain to title page, small bookseller tag to rear paste down. Binding lightly shaken. Bottom edge of boards, and top edges near corners are rubbed through with fraying to the cloth. Spine ends worn. Cloth toned at spine and edged of boards. Rear board shows light staining. First edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Beggar's Choice.

      J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia 1931 - Near fine copy in a superb fine dust jacket . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Dagg Rare Books, ABAA]
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        The Stormswept Roof of Asia

      London, Seeley, Service & Co., Limited, , 1931. By Yak, Camel & Sheep Caravan in Tibet, Chinese Turkistan & over the Kara-Koram. Octavo. Original yellow cloth in dust jacket. Frontispiece and 15 other plates, folding map at the rear. Slight browning to the endpapers, edges mildly foxed, otherwise very good in slightly rubbed dust jacket a little tanned at the spine. First Edition in English, first published in German in 1930. Account of exploration in the Eastern Karakoram, from Srinagar to Leh and on into the Taklamakan Desert to Khotan and up to Yarkand and Kashgar. Trinkler died in a car crash in 1931. Illustrated from the author's own photographs.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Henry van de Velde: de drievoudige smaad aan de schoonheid

      Oude God, Antwerpen, Bibliofielenvereeniging Tijl 1931 - Gebrocheerd, Origineel omslag. Eén van 75 exemplaren. nr 4. Origineel omslag. . Eén van 75 exemplaren.* handgenummerde exemplaar .04" op handgeschept gevergeerd papier van de Koninklijke Fabrieken van het pannenkoek, gedrukt in zwart en rood op de persen van de kunstdrukkerij Loki, volgens de maquette van Nand GEERSENS en Joris MINNE. Het Omslag, in beschilderd papier, werd uitgevoerd door Jeanne GEERSENS. Redelijk mooi exemplaar ! 777 g.

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        RADIO WIEN Illustrierte Wochenschrift der österr. Radioverkehrs-A.G. 8. Jahrgang 1931/1932 UND 9. Jahrgang 1932 /1933 jeweils komplett

      RAVAG 1931-1933, Wien - 2 komplette Jahrgänge in insges. 4 Halbleinenbänden der Zeit, 4°, Zustand: gut de 5000 Buch

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bernd]
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      - 3 voll con bella ril. in tela, tit. oro, cm 35x25, I° vol.: Florence, Siena, Pienza, Montepulciano, Pistoia, Lucca, Massa, pp 22, 160 tavv b/n f.t. di cui alc. con rilievi architett. al tratto; II° vol.: Venice, Verona, Mantua, Vicenza, Padua, pp 20 di t., 160 tavv b/n f.t. (stesse caratter. del vol. preced.); III° vol.: Bologna, Ferrara, Modena, Piacenza, Cremona, Pavia, Brescia, Bergamo, Milan, Turin, Genoa, pp 20 di t., 160 tavv b/n f.t. (stesse caratter. del vol. preced.). Vecchi aloni chiari alle cop., peraltro ottimo esempl.

      [Bookseller: EDITORIALE UMBRA SAS]
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        Die Brautnacht: Eine Ethnologisch-Kulturgeshichtliche und Sexualphysiologisch Schilderung Ihres Wesens und Ihrer Bedeutung. Eine Morphologie Ihrer Erscheinungsformen

      Wien (Vienna): Verlag für Kulturforschung, 1931. (EROTICA) First edition. 4to. Illustrated with reproductions of erotic drawings, engravings, photographs in half-tone and gravure after works by Perckhammer, von Bayros, Willinger-Lechner, Manasse, Schein, and others. With eight color plates. 192 pp. With 6 mounted photographic prints. Original gilt-decorated green cloth, slightly shaken with faint wear at foot of spine . Compendium of historical, cultural, social and medical commentary on virginity and defloration, with chapters on anatomy, demi-vierges, infibulation, defloration technqiues. This volume in the "Legitimate Erotica" series includes a Facsimile Photo Album "from the Estate of a Defloration Fetishist Who Committed Suicide," with six mounted plates of suggestively posed nudes

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        Letters of John Marin

      An American Place, 1931. First.. Hardbound. glassine is worn else a fine copy. Laid in is a sheet with the inscription: I did not fail to inscribe this book -- If you will look at the last leaves of the volume you'll find way down in the left hand cormer in pencil DPN / AS 1931. So we had not forgotten. For Dorothy, Alfred. An American Place. May 11 - 1940." The pencil inscription mentioned is on the penultimate leaf. . of an edition of 400, this is one of fifty numbered copies signed by Marin. this is copy 22. Presumably this was published for Stieglitz by Dorothy Norman using his imprint.

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      New York: Privately printed for An American Place, 1931.. Large octavo. Cloth. Tipped-in facsimile. A very fine copy in original glassine and faintly edgeworn box. First edition, deluxe issue. Edited, with an introduction, by Herbert J. Seligmann. From a total edition of four hundred copies, this is one of fifty deluxe copies, numbered and signed by Marin. The approximately eighty letters collected here are largely to Alfred Stieglitz, but include as well texts contributed to exhibition catalogues, and letters to Paul Strand, Egemont Arens and Lee Simonson. This limited issue is uncommon.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        A Bibliography of the Works of Ernest Hemingway

      New York: Random House. 1931. First. First edition. One of 500 numbered copies. Hemingway's introduction reproduced as a foldout reproduction of the manuscript. Bookplate of noted Hemingway scholar and collector Fraser Bragg Drew, slight crease at the edge of the foldout, and some rubbing at the crown, else a crisp, near fine copy, lacking the unprinted tissue dustwrapper. Inscribed by Cohn to Drew. Laid into the book is Cohn's own bookplate, which was designed for Cohn and lettered (in print) by Hemingway. As a young teacher, Drew wrote a letter to which Hemingway responded kindly. Eventually, Hemingway invited Drew to visit him in Havana. On April 8, 1955, one year after Hemingway won the Nobel Prize for Literature, Drew and Hemingway spent a long afternoon discussing literature and teaching, later recounted by Drew in his article "Unedited Notes on a Visit to Finca Vigia" (in Bruccoli, Conversations With Ernest Hemingway, 89-98), an account remarkable for its portrayal of Hemingway's modesty and generosity. The first bibliography of Hemingway. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        What Happened at Midnight (The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories Book 10)

      Grosset & Dunlap, New York 1931 - Carpentieri / Mular 1932B-3. The 2nd 1932 printing, and the 3rd printing of this title overall. Includes the scarce original jacket. Light stain on jacket spine carries faintly to cover spine, jacket edge wear with minimal loss to corners, faint crease just right of center on front board, light diagonal crease on front jacket panel. 1931 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author! pp. iv, 213, 6 pages of ads. A well-preserved copy of one of the scarce red cover editions, which are scarce in any imprint. This is the last of the original ten, which are particularly prized by collectors of the series. Frontispiece and jacket illustration by Walter S. Rogers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Muse, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        THE WAR IN THE AIR Being the Story of the Part Played in the Great War By the Royal Air Force. Volumes I - V (I-V Text and Volume III Complete map box)

      Clarendon Press, Oxford 1931 - Five text volumes and one map volume complete with 42 boxed maps. Original blue cloth bindings/box with gilt lettering, good only with some general wear , water staining,and rubbing to extremities, Vol.I cloth a little water stained, complete, faint signature to front paste down, Vol.II complete with numerous fold out maps/plans, Vol.III complete with fold out plans, careful repair to split cloth on the rear hinge, Vol.III map edition complete, box a little general wear and rubbing, no marks to folded maps, Vol. IV very clean complete with fold out maps, Vol.V staining to cloth otherwise text and maps clean and unmarked. A good set with very good clean text. Maps excellent. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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