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        MRS. DALLOWAY

      Harcourt, Brace & Company, New York 1931 - Small octavo in orange hardcovers with beige and black DJ in brodart; VG/VG; minimal soiling; good binding; previous owner's name on ffep; age-toned paper and deckle edges; text clean; pp. 296; the 1931 issue of the jacket, with a blurb on To The Lighthouse on rear inner flap; front inner flap has blurb on Mrs. Dalloway with N.Y. Times review quotation; a scarce edition; shelved in Case # 2. Dupont. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books, ABAA]
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        GUYS AND DOLLS

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company. 1931. Advance proof copy of the first edition, first printing. Advance proof copy of the first edition, first printing. Publisher's cream card covers, faintly ink stamped with the title to the upper wrapper, in the Arthur Hawkins illustrated dustwrapper. An excellent better than very good copy, the binding firm and square, the contents entirely complete and without loose or torn pages. Publisher's ink stamp "Pub'n Date Aug 20 1931" to the front blank and a little spotting to the top edge of the text block. Complete with the pictorial dustwrapper which is attached at the spine, as issued. With only some light creasing and darkening at the extremities and a few tiny nicks at the spine tips the notoriously fragile dustwrapper remains in excellent original condition. The price is clipped from the front corner of the upper wrapper (presumably by the publisher before the advance copy was sent out). Housed in a blue cloth collectors case. A remarkable survival, rare in this format. 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.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        The JOY Of COOKING. A Compilation of Reliable Recipes with a Casual Culinary Chat.; Illustrations. Marion Rombauer

      St. Louis, Mo: Printed by A. C. Clayton Printing Co, 1931. 1st edition (Axford, p. 234; Bitting, p. 403; Cagle 653). Original publisher's pebbled green cloth binding with gilt stamped lettering to front board (professionally rebacked). Age-toning to paper. Signs of use throughout, including some staining & occasional chipped leaf edge. Withal, Very Good.. [32], 395, [5 (blank)] pp. Illustrated with silhouettes at chapter heads. 8" x 5-1/4"

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Cold. The Record Of An Antarctic Sledge Journey

      1931 - Numerous illustrations. First edition. 8vo.,original cloth, dust jacket. New York Brewer, Warren & Putnam. Inscribed on the front free endpaper 'This is Jean Rice's copy of Cold. I know because I the author gave it to her with all my heart LarryG_____ December 28th 1936'. Jean was Gould's sister-in-law, he having married Margaret Rice in 1930. She attended Carleton College in Michigan and stayed with her sister and brother in law there, the dedication of this book dates from this period. In a plain envelope stuck to the inside back cover are a collection of 46 small photographs from the expedition, and one depicting a scene in Cambridge in 1936 showing the author in a group photograph. Loosely inserted is the original typewritten citation for Gould's medal presentation ceremony at the Explorers Club in New York, a photograph of Gould on a later commemorative journey to the South Pole, and two cards from Bob Bartlett the celebrated arctic voyager. Gould was second in command of the Byrd Antarctic expedition. Clothdarkened at the edges with a very good dust wrapper, with three very small closed tears, and a small area of abrasion. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        George Gershwin; A Study in American Music.

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1931 - Octavo (204 × 137 mm). Contemporary red morocco presentation binding, lettered Gershwin to spine and to front board within a single fillet panel, single gilt rule to turn-ins, red endpapers, top edge red, others uncut; original pictorial endpapers retained. Light restoration of scuff to front joint, but overall very good. Portrait frontispiece and 15 plates, caricature to half-title, musical notation to title page and text. First edition, first printing, signed by the dedicatee Ira Gershwin in pencil on the front free endpaper. This early biography of the great American composer is dedicated by the author to George's lyricist brother, Ira, "in many respects the family chronicler", who offered Goldberg his "untiring assistance" (Preface). Highly influential in the development of the popular song in the early part of the 20th century, the Gershwins contributed many of the most memorable tunes to the Great American Songbook, including "Lady Be Good", "The Man I Love", "Fascinating Rhythm", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "I Got Rhythm", and "They Can't Take That Away From Me". After George's untimely death in 1937, Ira went on to work with Jerome Kern, Kurt Weill, and Harold Arlen. This copy in a stylish contemporary binding, almost certainly the work of impresario-designer Merle Armitage, whose presentation copy from George was bound almost identically. The first owner, whose small book-label is on the front free endpaper recto, was Olive Skogerson, a Swedish-American immigrant who worked her way up from stenographer to comptroller with the Fox Motion Picture Studio. In the year of publication the Gershwins scored the romantic comedy Delicious for Fox, although little of their work made the final cut. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Building Plans and Elevation for a Building for John Cassaretto, owner of John Cassaretto Gravel Co., on 10th St., San Francisco.

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, December 1931 - March 1932.(). Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 18" x 42". 12 sheets. Job #195. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        The Night Before Christmas

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd,, 1931. Octavo. Original limp vellum, titles to front cover gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, red patterned endpapers. Colour frontispiece and 3 colour plates, black and white illustrations in the text by Rackham. Text printed in black and red. Slight dampstaining to foot of covers and head of spine, faintly visible in margins of outer leaves, text unaffected. A very good copy. Signed limited edition, US issue, number 175 of 550 copies signed by the artist, of which half were reserved for the UK and the other half for the US.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Hafenanleger ( möglicherweise Hamburger Hafen ) mit Schild *Zollgrenze *. Farbiges Aquarell und Tusche auf Papier, rechts unten mit *P. Kayser ( 19)31 * signiert und datiert. Verso 1 weiteres Aquarell.

      1931 - Bildmaß der Darstellung: 28,5 x 47 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Blattmaß: 30,5 x 49 cm. Gezeigt wird eine Anlegestelle im Hafen, rechterhand ein deutsches Schild *Zollgrenze *, in der Ferne ein Schiff auf dem Fluß oder Meer. Das Blatt rechts unten mit *P. Kayser (19)31 * signiert und datiert. Verso ein weiteres Aquarell mit Häuserzeile vor Fluß, möglicherweise ein Motiv aus dem Hamburger Hafen. Dies Blatt links unten mit *P. Kayser * signiert, undatiert ( wohl auch um 1931 ). Die Vorderansicht von guter Erhaltung, das verso angebrachte Aquarell durch Bleistiftschraffur wohl durch den Künstler * entwertet *. Dies links oben mit 38 in Bleistift nummeriert, rechts unten mit 23 nummeriert. Diese Ansicht etwas berieben, gering fleckig, mit Resten alter Montierung. ( Literatur: Der Neue Rump: Hamburger Künstlerlexikon Seite 229f - Paul Kayser war Gründungsmitglied des Hamburger Künstlerclubs ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Wuthering Heights (With "Biographical Notice Of Ellis And Acton Bell" And "Editor's Preface To The New Edition Of Wuthering Heights")

      New York: Random House, 1931. First Edition Thus . Black Cloth. Very Good/No DJ. 12 Wood Engrvings By Clare Leighton. Xvii,325 Pp. Black Cloth, Gilt. Printed At The Lakeside Press Under The Supervision Of William A Kitte, #228 Of 450 Copies Of The Signed, Limited First Edition, Signed By The Illustrator On The Colophon. Covers Clean, Spine Gilt Complete And Still Bright But Spine Cloth Slightly Faded, No Names Or Marks, 1/8" Round Fray At Bottom Of Front Tip, Pinpoint Frays At Other Tips.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        The Collected Poems. [Chariot of the Sun; Sleeping Together; Torchbearer; Transit of Venus].

      Paris: The Black Sun Press,, 1931. Introductions and notes to the volumes contributed by D. H. Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, Stuart Gilbert, and Ezra Pound. 4 volumes, large octavo. Original wrappers, title in red and black to spines and front covers. With glassine wrapper. Housed in the original red cloth slipcase. Frontispiece with tissue guard, plate with tissue guard. Slight sunning to spines with small chip to glassine for 1 volume. An excellent set. First collected edition, first printing, one of 500 complete sets. Harry Crosby (1898–1929) was born the heir to one of Boston's wealthiest banking families, but after serving as an ambulance driver during the First World War he abandoned his wealth to live as an author in Paris with his wife Caresse Crosby. They embedded themselves in the avant-garde cultural scene, befriending the likes of Dali, Hemingway and Cartier-Bresson, founded the Black Sun Press which helped to publish the early works of Joyce, Eliot, Pound and Hart Crane, and lived a life of utter dissolution off Harry's inheritance which, when it ran out, had to be supplemented by telegrams to his banker father such as the infamous, "PLEASE SELL $10,000 WORTH OF STOCK. WE HAVE DECIDED TO LIVE A MAD AND EXTRAVAGANT LIFE", (to which the father, reluctantly but nonetheless amazingly, assented). Following Crosby's tragic death in 1929 (he was found shot dead in the same bed as Josephine, "The Fire Princess", one of his many lovers), the Black Sun Press issued several posthumous works, including this boxed set of his poems, which constituted Crosby's first collected works.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Les Rencontres de Monsieur Bréot.

      Mornay, Paris 1931 - In-8, 286-(2) pp., couvertures conservées, demi-maroquin à coins bleu (Alix). Edition illustrée de gravures coloriées au pochoir par George Barbier et tirée à 1091 exemplaires. Celui-ci est un des 66 sur Japon, après un exemplaire unique sur Japon. Dos foncé. Langue : Français

      [Bookseller: Librairie Antoine]
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        The Wind in the Willows

      London: Methuen and Co., 1931.. [Children's classic]. FIRST SHEPARD ILLUSTRATED EDITION, FINELY BOUND. Octavo (21 x 15cm), pp.[6]; 312; [8]. Finely bound by the Cottage Bindery, Bath in recent full green morocco, gilt tooling and titles to spine and boards, top edge gilt, housed in a custom green cloth slipcase with the original cloth laid on. A couple of inoffensive spots to edges, else a fine copy handsomely presented.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Gendai ryoki sentan zukan

      1931. SATO, Giryo. Gendai ryoki sentan zukan. [Pictorial of the Modern, Curiosity Hunting, and the Avant-Garde]. 4, [2], 246, [2], 46, [2] pp. Small folio, 275 x 205 bound in publisher's decorated cloth and illustrated cardboard slipcase. Tokyo: Shinchosha, 1931. |~||~||~||~| A wonderfully strange Japanese photobook illustrating the Japanese fascination with pre-war Europe. A lavish homage to Neue Sachlichkeit and the Bauhaus. It is full of photographs in black and white and colour depicting erotica, grotesques, cabarets, revues, sport, avant-garde and more. Each illustration is accompanied by a translated caption from the original publication from which is was taken. The Art-Deco slipcase is worn, and there is rubbing to the binding, but both are rare survivals. Heiting and Ryuichi. The Japanese Photobook No. 47

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books]
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        Histoire de Babar le petit éléphant.

      Paris, Éditions du Jardin des Modes; Londres; The Medici Society. 1931. Folio. Original dark blue cloth-backed orange pictorial boards, green elephant endpapers; pp. [ii], 3-47 + [i]; illustrated throughout with bold colour-lithographed illustrations surrounding calligraphic text, including double-page plates; an uncommonly attractive copy of a very elusive title with some minor fading to spine, tiny rubbing to corner tips, a little light dust-marking to boards, one tiny nick (2mm) to cloth at tail of spine, minimal faint scratching to upper board, lower cover with mild surface rubbing and minor marking, one tiny area of surface loss to top forecorner (3mm x 5mm) and tiny wear to lower forecorner (3mm), internally very good and clean throughout with short split at gutter of title, some internal cracking (although firm on strings), and the faintest foxing to penultimate page. First French edition, the English issue. This edition appears to be a scarce later issue of the first edition published for distribution in the U.K. from the Medici Gallery in Grafton Street. Internally it bears the hallmarks of the first French version with no elephant appearing on the verso of the title-page and without any reference to later books in the series. This is the original Babar title which was not translated into English until three years later (Methuen, 1934). It tells of Babar's birth and childhood in the Great Forest. His mother is killed by a hunter and he escapes to the city where he is given refuge by a rich old lady who buys him clothes and gives him a home. The book is visually outstanding and was greeted with much enthusiasm on publication. Its extra large format, exuberant coloured lithographs, hand-written text and naïve narrative style was completely fresh and innovative. Its success spawned six further titles by this author until the De Brunhoff's son, Laurent, who was only 12 years old when his father died, took up the mantle by writing, and illustrating, several more, c.f. Carpenter & Prichard. The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Romantic Hidden Kerry - Legendary, Antiquarian and Historical Associations, Political, Economic and Social Conditions & Scenic Attractions of the Barony of Corkaguiny. With 25 illustrations and one map.

      Tralee, The Kerryman Ltd. 1931 - First and only Edition. Small Octavo. XIII, Folded Map of Corkaguiny, 656 pages. Original Hardcover (green cloth with gilt lettering on spine) in protective Mylar. Giftinscription to halftitle. Excellent, close to new condition with only minor signs of wear. This is the cleanest and best preserved example of this rare book we have ever seen ! Absolutely scarce and even more so in this wonderful condition ! One of the best researched and important local histories of Ireland. Includes for example the following essays: Glimpse of a famous Barony / Legend, Romance and History / Life in ancient Corkaguiny / The Christianising of Corkaguiny / Famous Corkaguiny Saints / The Norsemen in Corkaguiny / The Anglo-Normans / Papal Taxation of Corkaguiny / The Desmond Tragedy / Corkaguiny's Calvary / The Undertakers in Kerry / Armada Ships on the Kerry Coast / The 'Sugan'Earl's Revolt / The Cromwellian Butchers / Kerry Wild Geese / Tories in Kerry / Love of Learning in Kerry / Smuggling on the Kerry Coast / The Volunteers of 1782 / Kerry and the 1798 Insurrection / Kerry M.P.'s and the Union / Entering the Gaelteacht / The Train Journey from Tralee to Dingle / Dingle from the 13th to the 16th Century / Dingle in the 17th Century / Dingle in the 18th Century / Smuggling in Dingle / Dingle in the first half of the 19th century / Proselytism in Dingle District / Black Forty - Seven (Black 47) / Dingle in the second half of the 19th century / The Famine of 1879-1880 / The Land War of the Eighties / Dingle in the Nineties / Dingle in the 20th century / The Martyrdom of Tom Ashe / The War of the Irish Nation / The Dingle of To-Day / Antiquities of the Peninsula / Dingle Town and District Antiquities / Minard Antiquities / Kinard and Antiquities / Ballynacourty and Stradbally Antiquities / Kilgobban Antiquities / Killiney Antiquities / Kilmalkedar Antiquities / Caherdorgan and Gallerus / Kilquane / Cloghane / Ballyduff / On the Holy Mountain / Dunurlin / Marhin / Ventry / Dunquin / The Blasket Islands / With a full Index /

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        Yehuda.

      New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith,, 1931. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles gilt to spine. With the dust jacket. Housed in a dark pinkish red cloth folding case. Slight sunning around board edges, an excellent copy with the dust jacket somewhat toned and lightly marked, and with a few small chips and tears to the extremities. First edition, first printing, presentation copy to Albert Einstein, inscribed by the author, "To Albert Einstein, for his true Zionism, Meyer Levin", on the front free endpaper and dated 6 February 1931. Yehuda is an early Zionist novel by Meyer Levin (1905-1981), based on his kibbutz experiences after he "gave us his job as star reporter and columnist for the Chicago Daily News and went to work on the soil of Palestine among the members of farm-communes engaged in founding a new Israelite nation" (jacket front flap). After the war Levin wrote a play based on the Diary of Anne Frank, with the approval of the Frank family, though it was never produced. His early books are very scarce indeed. This extraordinary inscription underlines the profound, complex, and controversial relationship Einstein had with the Zionist movement, and his own Jewishness. He was not a practising Jew, and a trenchant opponent of nationalism in all its guises, but nonetheless felt a strong kinship with the Jewish race and sympathy for their history of suffering. It was a sense of solidarity no doubt strengthened by the persecution he experienced in Germany during the 20s and 30s for his "Jewish Science". He began to lend his efforts and celebrity to assist Zionist causes, and on his first trip to America in 1921 he raised money for the World Zionist Organisation for the building of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He shared a place with Sigmund Freud on the university's first board of governors. In February of 1923 Einstein made his only trip to Palestine, where for twelve days he toured the country, and even walked around Jerusalem with British High Commissioner of Palestine Sir Herbert Samuel. Uniquely for Einstein, he kept a diary during his time there. He observed the Wailing Wall, "where dull ethnic brethren, with their faces turned to the wall, bend their bodies to and fro in a swaying motion. Pitiful sight of people with a past but without a present." Einstein remained emphatic in support for the Jews' right to settle in Palestine, but opposed the idea of a Jewish state. His vision was for the fostering of a nation where Jews and Arabs could peacefully coexist, infamously telling the Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann in 1929 that if this could not be achieved "then we have learned absolutely nothing during our 2,000 years of suffering." The horrors of the Holocaust did nothing to uncomplicate his views, and in 1948, after the Deir Yassin massacre was carried out against an Arab village by the "Freedom Party" (Trnuat Haherut) during the so-called "War of Independence", Einstein was one of the authors of an open letter to the New York Times, 4 December 1948, with several other Jewish signatories, going so far as to describe them as "a political party closely akin in its organisation, methods, political philosophy and social appeal to the Nazi and Fascist parties". Nonetheless, on the death in 1952 of Weizmann, who had been made Israel's first president, Einstein was offered the post. He declined, but in expressing his regrets he reconfirmed his commitment to the "true Zionism" invoked in Levin's presentation, declaring: "I am the more distressed over these circumstances because my relationship to the Jewish people has become my strongest human bond, ever since I became fully aware of our precarious situation among the nations of the world.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Gruppentheorie Und Ihre Anwendung Auf Die Quantenmechanik Der Atomspektren (Ownership Signature Of Robert F. Bacher)

      Friedrich Vieweg & Sohn, Braunschweig 1931 - 332 Pp. A Fine, Fresh Example, In A Custom Blue Binding With Gilt Abbreviated Author's Name And Title On Spine. Endpapers Aged, With Robert F. Bacher's Signature On The Front Endpaper. Bacher, A Prominent Physicist, Los Alamos Administrator, Aec Member, Etc. Became The First Provost Of Cal Tech, And Convinced Feynman And Other First Class Scientists To Join Him At Cal Tech. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Paradise Lost. A Poem in Twelve Books;

      London: The Cresset Press, (Printed by Bernard Newdigate the Shakespeare Head Press),, 1931. [and] Paradise Regain'd. A Poem in Four Books. 2 volumes, quarto (360 x 258 mm). Original full pigskin by Wood of London, spines lettered in gilt, edges untrimmed. Housed together in the tan card slipcase. With 16 full page woodcuts with tissue-guards and woodcut head- and tailpieces. Light foxing to edges; an excellent set in the slipcase with wear to extremities. Limited edition, number 7 of 195 copies printed on handmade paper. A further ten copies were printed on vellum. The text is taken from the second edition of 1674. With wood-engravings by the Greek artist Demetrios Galanis (1879–1966).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The JOY Of COOKING. A Compilation of Reliable Recipes with a Casual Culinary Chat.; Illustrations. Marion Rombauer

      Printed by A. C. Clayton Printing Co, St. Louis, Mo 1931 - [32], 395, [5 (blank)] pp. Illustrated with silhouettes at chapter heads. 8" x 5-1/4" Age-toning to paper. Signs of use throughout, including some staining & occasional chipped leaf edge. Withal, Very Good. Original publisher's pebbled green cloth binding with gilt stamped lettering to front board (professionally rebacked) 1st edition (Axford, p. 234; Bitting, p. 403; Cagle 653). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Images D'Une Femme

      Editions Denoel & Steele, Paris 1931 - edition. .

      [Bookseller: Dawson's Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB]
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        COURS DE STABILITE DES CONSTRUCTIONS, 5 TOMOS EN 6 VOLS.

      - AÑO 1931; LOUVAIN, LIBRAIRE UNIVERSITAIRE; BELGICA; HOLANDESA CON DORADOS; 4º MAYOR, (27 X 21); VOL. 1º-TOMO I 4ª EDICION, AÑO 1931 RESISTANCE DES MATERIAUX 305 FIG. + 3 PLANCHES, DESCRIPCIÓN: EJEMPLAR FIRMADO POR SU ANTIGUO DUEÑO EN PORTADA, CON EL LOMO ROZADO, CON SELLO, CON LAS ESQUINAS Y BORDES DE LAS TAPAS UN POCO ROZADAS, 1 PAGINA SUELTA (ERRATA), ALGUNAS PAGINAS CON LIGERAS MANCHAS DE OXIDO (POCAS), ULTIMA PAGINA CON SOBRANTE DE PAPEL Y CON ROTURA EN EL BORDE SUPERIOR LATERAL DERECHO Y EN BUEN ESTADO; VOL. II 4ª EDICION, AÑO 1928, TOME II (TEXTE) 155 FIGURES, LIVRE I PONTS METALLIQUES DROITS A UNES TRAVEE, LIVRE II PONTS CONTINUS, PONTS TOURNANTS, PONTS MOBILES DIVERS, DESCRIPCIÓN: EJEMPLAR CON SELLO, FIRMADO POR SU ANTIGUO DUEÑO EN PORTADA, CON EL LOMO ROZADO CON PERDIDAS DE PIEL, CON LOS BORDES Y ESQUINAS DE LAS TAPAS UN POCO ROZADAS, PORTADILLA SUCIA Y EN BUEN ESTADO; VOL. III-TOME II (PLANCHES) 4ª EDICION, AÑO 1928, LIVRE I PONTS METALLIQUES DROITS A UNE TRAVEE (25 PL.), LIVREII PONTS CONTINUS, PONTS TOURNANTS, PONTS MOBILES DIVERS (25 PL.) Y EN EL MISMO TOMO PLANCHES TOMO V 4ª EDICION, AÑO 1929 MAÇONNERIES, MUR DE SOUTENEMENT, BARRAGES, MURS DE QUAI, CALCUL DES FONDATIONS, BETON ARME XVIII PL. DESCRIPCIÓN: EJEMPLAR CON EL LOMO ROZADO CON PERDIDAS DE PIEL, CON LAS ESQUINAS DE LAS TAPAS UN POCO ROZADAS, PORTADILLA CON SOBRANTE DE PAPEL PEGADO EN EL LATERAL IZQUIERDO Y EN BUEN ESTADO; VOL. IV-TOME III 3ª EDICION, AÑO 1920 160 GRAVURES + 4 PL. LIVRE I CHARPENTES ARTICULEES, FERMES A 3 ARTICULATIONS, LIVREII PILES METALLIQUES, LIVRE III PONTS SUSPENDUS, LIVRE IV ASSEMBLAGES PAR RIVETS, LIVRE V PLAQUES PLANES ET EMBOUTIES, LIVRE VI CHAUDIERES, LIVRE VII BOIS, DESCRIPCIÓN: EJEMPLAR CON EL LOMO ROZADO, CON LAS ESQUINAS DE LAS TAPAS UN POCO ROZADAS, CON SELLO, FIRMADO POR SU ANTIGUO DUEÑO EN PORTADA Y EN BUEN ESTADO; VOL. V-TOME IV 4ª EDICION, AÑO 1927 260 FIGURES + 7 PLANCHES LIVRE I PIECES COURBES ET POLYGONALES, LIVRE II CALCUL DES POUTRES VIERENDEEL, LIVRE III FERMES ARQUEES A MONTANTS SIMPLES, LIBRE IV PONTS SUSPENDU RIGUDE SUR CABLE DE SUSPENSIÓN, DESCRIPCIÓN: EJEMPLAR CON SELLO, FIRMADO POR SU ANTIGUO DUEÑO EN PORTADA, CON EL LOMO UN POCO ROZADO, CON LOS BORDES Y ESQUINAS DE LAS TAPAS UN POCO ROZADAS, CON DOBLECES EN LOS LATERALES DE LAS PLANCHAS DESPLEGABLES Y EN BUEN ESTADO; VOL. VI-TOME V 4ª EDICION, AÑO 1928, (TEXTE, 197 FIGURES), MAÇONNERIES, MURS DE SOUTENEMENT, BARRAGES, MURS DE QUAI, CALCUL DES FONDATIONS, BETON ARME, DESCRIPCIÓN: EJEMPLAR CON SELLO, FIRMADO POR SU ANTIGUO DUEÑO EN PORTADA, CON EL LOMO ROZADO CON PERDIDAS DE PIEL, CON LAS ESQUINAS Y BORDES DE LAS TAPAS UN POCO ROZADAS Y EN BUEN ESTADO. ATENCIÓN LAS XVIII PLANCHAS DEL TOMO V ESTAN PUESTAS EN EL TOMO II.; EJEMPLARES EN BUEN ESTADO GENERAL CON LOS CANTOS SUPERIORES SUCION (TOMO I CON ALGUNAS ANOTACIONES Y CORECCIONES EN EL TEXTO POCAS, TOMO III CON TRES PALABRAS ANOTAS EN EL TEXTO RESTO LIMPIO).

      [Bookseller: Bernardo Ayuso Fuentetaja]
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        PICTURES IN THE COLLECTION OF JOSEPH WIDENER AT LYNNEWOOD HALL, ELKINS PARK, PENNSYLVANIA

      Privately Printed | The De Vinne Press, 1931. Half Leather. Very Good binding. A thick folio volume, in 3/4 burgundy morocco ruled double ruled in gilt over scarlet cloth; top edge gilt, raised bands. Some patching to the leather and reinforment to the boards. A short closed tear to the front marbled endpaper; there is a small chip to the corner of that same endpaper. With a photogravure portrait of Joseph Widener and 106 superb plates, each with guard and accompanying leaf with biographical and descriptive notes. Quite a lavish production. Very Good binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        Destruction d'un coeur

      - Victor Attinger, Paris 1931, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione della traduzione francese, una delle 50 copie su pergamena filo puro Lafuma, la nostra non numerata ma giustificato "piombo puro" nel mezzo della schiena, solo le carte. copia piacevole e raro.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 50 exemplaires sur vélin pur fil Lafuma, le nôtre non numéroté mais bien justifié "pur fil" en milieu du dos, seuls grands papiers. Agréable et rare exemplaire.  

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        Building Plans and Elevations for a Building for James H. Hjul on the Corner of Japan St. and Townsend St., San Francisco.

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, November 1931 - September 1932.(). Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 24" x 26". 9 sheets. Job #00106. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

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        200 Years of New Orleans Cooking

      Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, New York 1931 - First edition, first printing, as indicated by "Published by Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, 1931" on the copyright page and no statement of a later printing. Original-issue price-clipped illustrated dust jacket. Red cloth binding with white polka dots. Black title block with gilt lettering on the spine. Black topstain. Sewn-in black silk bookmark imprinted with publisher's name in white lettering. xii + 238 pages. With 17 b/w illustrations by William Spratling, including frontispiece illustration. NEAR FINE book in VERY GOOD dust jacket. Book's exterior is in Fine condition: Very bright, very clean and unworn with no sunning to the spine or fading to the black topstain, which remains a very deep hue. No bumping or wear to the corners or edges. A couple of tiny faint spots to the bottom edge of the text block with the outer page edges otherwise spotless. Tightly bound straight and square with strong, sound hinges with no cracking. Excellent interior with bright, clean pages except for a small faint liquid stain in the gutter of the bottom edge for about 100 consecutive pages in the center of the book, more noticeable for about half those. Otherwise the pages are flawless. Endpapers are bright and not at all tanned. No previous owner signature or bookplate. Dust jacket is bright and very clean with moderate sun-fading to the spine and age-toning to the front and rear panels but vibrant colors on the front panel. Edges of the spine ends are chipped. Two tiny holes worn through in the lower center of the spine. Moderate wear to the front folds, including a 1 1/4" closed tear at the bottom edge of the front spine fold. Light wear along the rear folds. Three of the four corners are lightly chipped. Small 1/4' chip along with a 3/4" closed tear at top edge of front panel. Light wear to the edges elsewhere. A few small surface rubs on the front panel. Front flap is price-clipped. Jacket is protected in an archival mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FRANCESCO FICHERA

      MAESTRI DELL'ARCHITETTURA, GINEVRA 1931 - ITALIANO Elegante rilegatura in tela con titoli in oro al dorso. All'antiporta troviamo immagine fotografica in bianco e nero con autografo stampato. Prefazione sia in lingua italiana che in lingua francese. Inserimento di 95 tavole in nero su carta patinata. Ottima conservazione dele agine.

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        Memoirs of an Infantry Officer. With illustrations by Barnett Freedman.

      London: Faber & Faber Limited, 1931 - Octavo. Original illustrated parchment, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With the pictorial dust jacket. Housed in the publisher's slipcase. An excellent copy in the jacket with minor creasing to top edge, in the slipcase with minor wear to extremities, slight crack to joints at top and bottom edges. Colour frontispiece, 14 plates and numerous line drawings in the text by Freedman. First illustrated edition, signed limited issue, number 130 of 320 copies signed by both the author and the artist, the slipcase numbered in pencil on the top edge. The illustrated edition was published in three formats – signed, hand-coloured, and regular trade – the year after the original edition was published. Keynes A33e. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Schweizer Illustrierte Zeitung, XX - XXIX Jg. 1931 - 1940. [Pro Jahrgang 52 Hefte, jeweils in 1 Bd; zus. 10 Bde.].

      Zürich / Zofingen, Verlags-A.G. / Ringier, - 1940 1931 - 2° (38.5 x 30 cm), je ca. 1600 - 1900 S. mit den eingebundenen Umschlägen, unzähl. s/w-Abb. nach Photographien, zahlreiche interessante Inserate., (Neuere) Privat-HLwd. m. gold. Rückenpräg., Einbände selten min. berieben, Papier etw. gebräunt, allg. sehr schöne Exemplare, in Bd. 1940 1 S. m. Text- u. Bildverlust Nicht kollationiert. - Interessantes, inhaltlich wie haptisch «schwergewichtiges» Dokument über die Befindlichkeit der Schweiz und der Welt von 1931-1939. Die ganze Vorkriegszeit und die Machtergreifung der Nazis, der Beginn des Spanischen Bürgerkrieges, usw. wird umfangreich beleuchtet.- Die Schweizer Illustrierte wurde 1911 unter dem Namen Schweizer Illustrierte Zeitung (SIZ) gegründet. Seit der Ausgabe Nr. 37 vom 6. September 1965 heisst sie nur noch Schweizer Illustrierte. In den Anfangsjahren waren historische und politische Themen stärker präsent als heute, wo sie eher zur Regenbogenpresse gezählt werden muss. 87000 gr. Schlagworte: Helvetica - AllgemeinZeitschriftenGeschichte - 1900 - 45 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Albenkonvolut mit Theateraufführungen: Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, Theater am Kurfürstendamm Berlin, Theater am Schiffbauerdamm Berlin, Volksbühne Berlin, Deutsches Künstlertheater Berlin, Schauspielhaus Stuttgart, Kleines Operettentheater Leipzig, Städtische Oper Berlin

      Sehr großes, leider aber unvollständiges (beschädigtes) Albenkonvolut mit Fotos von Theateraufführungen dieser Bühnen: Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, Theater am Kurfürstendamm Berlin, Theater am Schiffbauerdamm Berlin, Volksbühne Berlin, Deutsches Künstlertheater Berlin, Schauspielhaus Stuttgart, Kleines Operettentheater Leipzig, Städtische Oper Berlin mit stärkeren Gebrauchspuren. Einzelne Aufführungen und Inhalte der Alben (in Auswahl): Volksbühne Berlin, Die Großherzogin von Gerolstein, Aufführung vom Dezember 1931 Darmstadt, Hessisches Landestheater, Bajazzo, Leoncavallo, Aufführung Dezember 1931 Die lustige Witwe, Aufführung 31. Dezember 1931 Rauhnacht, Februar 1932 Don Juan - Mozart, Februar 1932 Volksbühne Berlin, Sturm im Wasserglas, Mai 1932 Volksbühne Berlin, Die goldene Uhr, Aufführung 1. Juni 1932 Berlin, Städtische Oper, Undine, Aufführung August 1932 Darmstadt, Konzert (?), September 1932 Darmstadt, Hessisches Landestheater, Madame Butterfly, Aufführung September 1932 Darmstadt, Hessisches Landestheater, Eugen Onegin, Aufführung Oktober 1932 Darmstadt, Hessisches Landestheater, Die Csardasfürsten, Aufführung 29. Oktober 1932 Darmstadt, Katharina Knie, Aufführung Dezember 1932 Darmstadt, Der Mustergatte, Aufführung Dezember 1932 Darmstadt, Pygmalion, Aufführung Dezember 1932 Darmstadt, Blume von Hawaii, Aufführung 25. Februar 1933 Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, eine Anzensgruber-Aufführung, Der Gwissenswurm, undatiert Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, Der Freier (Eichendorff / Zoff), undatiert Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, Aufführung Der 18. Oktober, datiert 20. April 1933 (damals kein unwichtiger Tag) Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, Shakespeare, Widerspenstige Zähmung, undatiert Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, eine Björnson-Aufführung, undatiert Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, Gustav Freytag, Die Journalisten, undatiert Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, Der Vogelhändler, Juni 1933 Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, Künneke, Eine glückliche Reise, Aufführung Juni 1933 Hänsel und Gretel von Humperdinck Wiener Blut von Strauß Mathes brichts . . . (?) Don Pasquale von Donizetti die Januaraufführung 1935 Das kleine Kaffee von Benatzky, Deutsches Künstlertheater Berlin (mit schönen Großfotos) Baden Baden, eine Wrede-Aufführung der Stuttgarter Schauspiele, leider undatiert Leonie, Theater am Kurfürstendamm, 11. November 1936 Komödie, Mai 1935 eine weitere Aufführung im Berliner Theater am Kurfürstendamm, 22. August 1936 Rätsel um Beate, September 1936, Berlin, Komödie Mädel ahoi, Theater am Schiffbauerdamm, 22. April 1937 Leipzig, kleines Operettentheater, 11. Juni 1937 Der Herr mit dem Zylinderhut, Theater am Schiffbauerdamm . . . es taucht gelegentlich auch der Name Horst Petzold auf, sowie Gaza Studios . . . Wir haben für dieses Album eine übersichtliche Internetseite mit sehr vielen Bildern zusammengestellt, die Sie abrufen können unter der Adresse antiqua.biz/document/theater/ /////// Bei ernsthaftem Interesse können weitere Fotos angefordert werden. Am Wochenende kein Versand, ansonsten Schnellversand registriert (oft noch am gleichen Tag)

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        Christ Crowned

      Number 6 of 16 signed and numbered copies. Image size 22 x 18cm. Wood engraved print for the 'Four Gospels', 1931. Framed and glazed. 

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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 the Shakespeare Head Press), 1931 - 2 volumes, quarto (360 x 258 mm). Original full pigskin by Wood of London, spines lettered in gilt, edges untrimmed. Housed together in the tan card slipcase. Light foxing to edges; an excellent set in the slipcase with wear to extremities. With 16 full page woodcuts with tissue-guards and woodcut head- and tailpieces. Limited edition, number 7 of 195 copies printed on handmade paper. A further ten copies were printed on vellum. The text is taken from the second edition of 1674. With wood-engravings by the Greek artist Demetrios Galanis (1879–1966). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Waves

      The First UK Printing published by the Hogarth Press in 1931. One of 7,113 copies. Publisher's purple cloth, lettered in gilt, printed on laid paper. The BOOK is in near FINE condition. Free from inscriptions, erasures and markings. A little pushing at the lower spine end. The text block is lightly toned and spotted with the spotting encroaching slightly on the page edges in a very few places. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ or better condition. A little loss at the spine fold and flap edges. Only very slightly toning to the spine. There are some remnants of some old tape on the the verso of the wrapper. A few small closed tears have also been expertly repaired professionally with Japanese paper. These are not visible on the front of the wrapper. The Vanessa Bell designed wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover. A highly collectible copy. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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        Gendai ryoki sentan zukan

      1931. SATO, Giryo. Gendai ryoki sentan zukan. [Pictorial of the Modern, Curiosity Hunting, and the Avant-Garde]. 4, [2], 246, [2], 46, [2] pp. Small folio, 275 x 205 bound in publisher's decorated cloth and illustrated cardboard slipcase. Tokyo: Shinchosha, 1931.A wonderfully strange Japanese photobook illustrating the Japanese fascination with pre-war Europe. A lavish homage to Neue Sachlichkeit and the Bauhaus. It is full of photographs in black and white and colour depicting erotica, grotesques, cabarets, revues, sport, avant-garde and more. Each illustration is accompanied by a translated caption from the original publication from which is was taken. The Art-Deco slipcase is worn, and there is rubbing to the binding, but both are rare survivals. Heiting and Ryuichi. The Japanese Photobook No. 47

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        Correspondence between George Sylvester Viereck and Bainbridge Colby (1930-1932).

      9 typed and signed letters with printed letterhead by Viereck: 8 to Colby and one to publisher Mitchell Kennerley. Plus a carbon copy of another letter to Colby in triple, a carbon duplicate of a letter from Colby to Viereck (June 24, 1931), also in triple, and a single carbon duplicate of a letter from Colby to Viereck (July 14, 1931). Most of the letters have been rust stained at the top by paperclips (partly still present). The letters have been folded, but the carbons haven't otherwise in very good condition. Accompanying this ensemble are an article 'Did President Wilson Pledge Us to War Before He Was Re-Elected?' by G.S. Viereck (p. 54-62 in Liberty, March 19, 1932 (grey-stained) and a two-color 4-page publisher's prospect of Viereck's book of interviews Glimpses of the Great (1930).l Concerning a series of articles by Viereck about President Woodrow Wilson and his friendship with Colonel E.M. House in the course of study for his book The Strangest Friendship in History: Woodrow Wilson and Colonel House (1932). The first letter by Viereck, dating from June 22, 1931, puts three questions to Colby. There are 3 carbon copies of a retyped version of the letter (probably by Colby or his secretary (for there's a mistake in Viereck's printed address), and 3 carbon copies of Colby's 3-page answer. The other 7 letters, dating from June 27, 1931 to April 22, 1932, are about exchanging books and articles concerning Wilson, House and the Great War: "If a President can morally bind the United States to a course of action involving war we are faced b a serious invasion of the treaty-making powers of the Senate and the war-making powers of Congress, for which our children may have to pay with our blood." One gets the impression that the letters after July 14, 1931, went unanswered. The letter to Kennerley (1930) also concerns Colby, House and Wilson.George Sylvester Viereck (1884-1962) was a German born American sensation journalist, decadentistic novelist and poet, a Nazi sympathizer in the 30s and 40s, imprisoned 1942-1947 for his failure to register as a Nazi agent.

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        If It Had Happened Otherwise. Lapses into Imagined History.

      London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1931 - Octavo. Original green cloth, title gilt to the spine. With the dust jacket. Slight dusty on the boards head and tail, light scatter of foxing to the fore-edge with millimetric encroachment into the fore-margin, pale differential browning to the endpapers, else a genuinely excellent copy in unclipped jacket, a touch sunned on the spine, pinhole to the lower edge of the spine panel which has three short splits at the head, supported internally with a strip of japanese tissue, with associated minor surface colour loss. First edition, first printing, variant binding as noted by Cohen, but he does not describe the jacket of either version, and the jacket on this uncommon variant is entirely different to that usually encountered. In The Command of History David Reynolds draws attention to Churchill's attraction to the counterfactual, and here he is given free reign to play with the "what ifs" of history and contributes an elegantly constructed Möbius strip of an essay titled "If Lee had not won the Battle of Gettysburg". Other contributors include Chesterton, Belloc, Philip Guedalla and H.A.L. Fisher. Reviews on the front turn-in include Rebecca West for the Daily Telegraph, "As lively a book as one could wish for", and J.L. Hammond in the Manchester-Guardian, "Imaginary history, with a light and often lightning touch". An extremely uncommon book in any condition, this a truly exceptional copy. Cohen B43.1.b; Woods B18 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        AUTOBIOGRAFIA

      GARZANTI, 1931. ITALIANO 0,56 Testo a cura di C. F. Andrews e prefazione di Giovanni Gentile. Presente ritratto di Gandhi all'antiporta, da un disegno di Sjt Kanu Desai, in bianco e nero. Scurimento delle pagine, con tagli irregolari. Piccola macchia di impurità al margine di pagina 55 ed altre macchie di impurità alla pagina 167. Stampa chiara, definita. Inserimento di immagini fuori testo in nero, in carta differente. Copertina logorata alle bordature ed al dorso con fioritura alle alette. Cifra a matita e stampa promozionale alla quarta. USATO

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        These Thirteen

      New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Near Fine, with fading to cloth at edges, light bruising to spine ends and previous owner bookplate to front paste down, in a Very Good dust jacket with publisher's original price of $2.50 intact, toning to spine panel and top edges, light edge wear and shallow chipping at spine ends. A very nice copy.

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