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        The Waves.

      London: Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press,, 1931. Octavo. Original purple cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell. Newspaper cutting about a new biography of Woolf laid-in. Head of spine slightly worn. An excellent, bright copy in the toned jacket, a bit of loss to head of spine and ends of joints, 87 mm tear along front joint. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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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        PARABLES OF JESUS

      - (WYETH,N.C.)illus. THE PARABLES OF JESUS by S. Parkes Cadman. Philadelphia: McKay (1931). 4to (7 1/2 x 10"), purple cloth, pictorial paste-on, Fine in Fine dust wrapper. 1st edition of one of the more elusive Wyeth books. Illustrated with cover plate, pictorial endpapers, plus 8 other very beautiful color plates. This is an especially nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come (Signed Limited Edition)

      New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1931. TEG with deckled edges. Cloth boards with vellum spine titled in gilt, one plate with tiny abrasion at top edge else fine and clean. Limited to 512 copies, signed by Wyeth. Illustrated with tipped-in color frontis, title page and 14 color plates with tissue guards. . Signed by Artist. First Limited Edition. Near Fine/No Jacket. Thick 4to.

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        The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come

      New York: Scribners, 1931. 4to (11" x 8-1/2"). 322 pp. Number 309 of 512 (12 for presentation) copies signed by illustrator N.C. Wyeth. Vellum spine with blue boards. Top edge gilt. Slight wear to spine. All plates (including frontispiece) with intact tissue guards. Text block near fine. No publisher's box, in protective Mylar. Very Good +.

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        Bitter Sweet; [together with:] Private Lives. An Intimate Comedy in Three Acts; [and:] Post-Mortem. A Play in Eight Scenes.

      London: Martin Secker; William Heinemann Ltd., 1929 & 1930 & 1931 - 3 works, octavo. Bitter Sweet: Original grey cloth with label pasted to spine. With the dust jacket. Private Lives and Post-Mortem: Original blue boards with lettered spines, blind-stamped ruling to front covers, publisher's device blind-stamped to rear covers. With the dust jackets. All housed in a custom brown quarter morocco slipcase with raised bands and chemise, by James MacDonald of New York City. Bookseller's label to rear endpaper of Private Lives. Excellent copies, spine of Private Lives a little faded, dust jacket of Bitter Sweet with a couple of nicks and little rubbing to extremities. First editions, first impressions. Bitter Sweet premiered on 2 July 1929 at the Palace Theatre, Manchester, and Private Lives premiered at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh, on 18 August 1930. Post-Mortem was not staged until 1944, when it was performed by British prisoners of war in a German prisoner-of-war camp at Eichstatt in Austria with a cast that included Desmond Llewelyn, best known for his role as Q in the James Bond films between 1963 and 1999. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Amok

      Insel-Verlag 1931 - - Insel-Verlag, Leipzig 1931, 12,5x20cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Nouvelle édition. Reliure de l'éditeur en pleine toile bleu ciel, dos lisse, tête jaune, exemplaire complet de sa jaquette très discrètement restaurée. Rare envoi autographe signé de Stefan Zweig à Joan Graham. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] New edition. Binding of the editor in full sky blue canvas, smooth back, yellow head, complete copy of his jacket very discreetly restored. Rare autograph dedication signed by Stefan Zweig to Joan Graham. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Cuban Cookery. Gastronomic Secrets of the Tropics, with an Appendix on Cuban Drinks

      Havana, Cuba: Molina y Cia, 1931. Octavo, 158 pages. Illustrated with line drawings by Conrado Massaguer. Second edition of the first Cuban cookbook printed in English, and likely the first Cuban cocktail book printed in English. The first was published by Editorial Hermes, with 150 pages. Some institutional records indicate this Molina y Cia edition was published in 1946, but we can find nothing to date is more precisely than post 1931. De Baralt was the American wife of a Cuban doctor who moved to Havana around the turn of the century. She clearly felt at home there, as she refers to Cuban food as "our" cuisine throughout. She also exhibits a notable understanding of other world cuisines in her introduction, trying to locate Cuban cooking relative to others - favorably of course. The book contains an appendix of fifty-three cocktails and refrescos, including what was considered for a time the first printed recipe for a Cuban mojito, here called a Cuban Mojo. Then it was claimed the first appearance was in Sloppy Joe's Cocktail Manual, Season 1931-32, and it is true that that book appears to be the first to use the name Mojito, but the ingredients include lemon, not lime (perhaps intending "limon". It wasn't until 1935 (the manual was published annually) that Sloppy Joe's Cocktail Manual changes the recipe to now include "lime", and "shell of lime"). As of this writing, the earliest known appearance in print of the Mojito is in Juan Lasa's Libro de Cocktail (1929), where is appears as Mojo de Ron. ~ A few leaves dog-eared; some rubbing to text block edges. Rear hinge delicate. Rubbing and abrasions to the publisher's black cloth with a title label printed in red pasted to the front board; a bit of sun fading to the label. Good plus. Scarce. [OCLC locates seven copies; Noling Beverage Literature, page 50].

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        Original etching of a horse.

      [Paris.] 1931 - One of 50 copies signed by the artist. Size of copper plate: 8.5 x 6.5 cm. Mounted and glazed in a plain silvered frame.Fine. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        La Envenenada - Firmado

      Florida 1931 - RARE BOOK. Ejemplar firmado por el autor. Roces y fatigas en sus tapas. Algunas pequeñas manchas de humedad. For major safety in your decision of purchase, we send (free of charge) a video demonstration of the conservation status of the book. Pour une plus grande sécurité dans votre décision d'achat, nous envoyons (sur demande et gratuitement) un vidéo de démonstration de l'état de conservation du livre. Para mayor seguridad en su decisión de compra, le enviamos (a solicitud y sin cargo) un video de demostración del estado de conservación del ejemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        America On Stone; The Other Printmakers To The American People A Chronicle of American Lithography Other Than Currier & Ives, From The Beginning, Shortly Before 1820, To The Year When The Commercial Single-Stone Hand-Colored Lithography Disappeared From The American Scene

      Doubleday, Doran, NY 1931 - 415 pages. Small folio, 33 x 22 cm. Illustrated with eighteen colored and 136 black and white plates, together with numerous other illustrations showing the work of more than 100 different craftsmen from every part of America. Index to Alphabetical List Illustrations. Bibliography. KARPEL K139. "The introduction to this monumental volume provides an excellent survey of American lithography, discussing business methods, aesthetics, and subject matter. The alphabetical list of lithographers is tremendously helpful in documenting prints." Orig. gray cloth lettered in silver and black. Near fine in nicked dustwrapper (spine darkened) in rubbed, firm slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres de Paul Valéry: L'Ame et la Danse (1921) - Eupalinos ou l'Architecte (1923) - Paradoxe sur l'Architecte (1891)

      Paris: Éditions du Sagittaire, 1931. First Edition. Near fine copy in the original stiff-card wrappers; edges very slightly dust-dulled and toned. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. . Provenance; from the personal library of Professor Lloyd Austin, University of Manchester. Physical description; 198 p. ; 24 cm. Notes; SIGNED and inscribed by the author. Limited printing to 1,225 copies. This is number 181. Subjects; Paul Valéry. Written work. L'Ame et la Danse (1921) - Eupalinos ou l'Architecte (1923) - Paradoxe sur l'Architecte (1891).

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        AUTOBIOGRAFIA

      GARZANTI, MILANO 1931 - ITALIANO 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. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,99 euro.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        THE BEGINNINGS OF PRINTING IN UTAH. WITH A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE ISSUES OF THE UTAH PRESS, 1849-1860

      Chicago: John Calhoun Club, 1931. ONE OF 160 COPIES. This is a very attractively printed history and bibliography of the early day of Mormon printing, with a 42-item bibliography, reproductions of some of the earliest printed items, and chapters devoted to the Deseret News and to periodicals in Utah.. 242 x162 mm. (9 5/8 x 6 3/8"). 91 pp. ONE OF 160 COPIES. Publisher's brown cloth-backed patterned boards, edges untrimmed. In the (lightly worn) matching slipcase. With 14 illustrations of early printings, including a folding Deseret News. A breath of wear to head and tail of spine, otherwise in virtually mint condition. This is a very attractively printed history and bibliography of the early day of Mormon printing, with a 42-item bibliography, reproductions of some of the earliest printed items, and chapters devoted to the Deseret News and to periodicals in Utah.

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        Canigó Llegenda pirenaica del temps de reconquesta

      Orbis, Barcelona 1931 - Canigó Llegenda pirenaica del temps de reconquesta-Jacinto Verdaguer-Ed.Orbis, Barcelona 1931. Encuadernación en piel. Ilustrado con 12 grabados al aguafuerte por Maurici de Vassal. Tiene 239 páginas. Medidas: 34 cm x 26 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

      Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1931. Hardcover. Orig. quarter brown niger and decorated boards. 4 vols. Teg. Near fine. Gil, Eric. Folio, 32 x 20 cm. Limited edition, copy 355 of 485 (15 copies on vellum) Printed by Moira and Robert Gibbings in Caslon Old Face on Batchelor hand-made paper with Cockerel watermark. Printed in red, black and blue. The text follows the Oxford Univ. Press edition edited by the Rev. Walter W. Skeat. Bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. This work is one of the most notable produced by the Golden Cockerel Press. The plethora of Gill engravings: decorated borders, tailpieces, line-fillings, illustrations with initials are detailed in SKELTON, p.461. CHANTICLEER 63. "It should not worry anyone if he finds that the native dyed niger bindings vary in hue. Variation is a feature of all native art." We can attest the variation here is less than minimal. GILL 281. Text is exceptionally bright, clean and fresh; no markings, bookplates, etc.

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        The Iliad [and] Odyssey

      [London:] The Nonesuch Press,, 1931. 2 works, tall octavo. Original orange niger, raised bands within blind rules to spines, twin gilt fillets to head and foot, second compartments gilt-lettered direct, 2-line gilt frame to sides, single fillet gilt to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in the original marbled slipcases. Title pages printed in red and black with engraved hoplite vignettes, vignette chapter headings printed in red and black throughout. Publisher's advice slip "On first looking into Pope's Homer" laid in. Mild spotting and soiling to spines and sides, spine of the Odyssey slightly darkened, remains an excellent, fresh set, both works partly unopened. First Nonesuch editions, number 610 of 1450 copies and 89 of 1300 copies respectively. The Greek text is printed in parallel with the English translation of Alexander Pope, which was first published in 1725.

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        The Iliad & The Odyssey Translated by Alexander Pope

      London: Nonesuch Press, 1931 Original orange niger moroccan bindings with raised bands within blind rules to spines. Twin gilt fillets to head and foot with second compartments gilt-lettered direct, 2-line gilt frame to sides, single fillet gilt to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in the original marbled slipcases in matching marbled paper, in good+ condition. Title pages printed in red and black with engraved hoplite vignettes, vignette chapter headings printed in red and black throughout. Publisher's advice slip "On first looking into Pope's Homer" laid in. Mild spotting and soiling to spines and sides, scratches on spine of the Iliad (see photos), spines darkened (possibly treated), remains an excellent, fresh set. First Nonesuch editions. Both volumes are limited and numbered: 1195 of 1450 and 477 of 1300, respectively.

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        Investment and Speculation.

      New York: Henry Holt and Company,, 1931. Studies of Modern Movements and Basic Principles. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, publisher's device blind-stamped to front board. With the publisher's order form laid in. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. Extremities gently rubbed, boards a little cockled and marked, a couple of spots to contents, otherwise an excellent copy. First edition, first printing, of the best-selling post-Depression common stocks analysis written by two leading financial experts, which includes the often quoted statement, "Common stocks, as such, are not superior to bonds as long term investments, because primarily they are not investments at all. They are speculations" (p. 55). Chamberlain and Hay conclude that only bonds could be considered stable investments. Chamberlain, an investment banker, was also the author of the equally successful book, Principles of Bond Investments (1911).

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        Boy.

      1931 - Boriswood 1931. 8vo., original buckram with leather spine label. Label chipped and rubbed, boards slightly sunned and spotted, otherwise a very good copy. First edition, limited edition of 145 numbered copies sisgned by the author and 15 copies for presentation. This copy in addition to being signed on the limitation leaf, is signed on the front free endpaper and also inscribed "To Michel with love James Hanley." The recipient of this copy was Michel Faure who resided in London in the sixties and worked for the BBC. He wrote a French series for TV called Bonjour Françoise and had the same agent as James Hanley, hence they became good friends Originally published at London in 1931 in an edition of 145 copies for subscribers only, Boy is "an appalling story of sexual violence on board ship" (ODNB) related by its eponymous cabin-boy. When in 1934 it was issued in a cheap edition, copies were seized by the police and the book was successfully prosecuted for obscenity. The jacket of the first US carries a puff by T. E. Lawrence quoted from a letter to the author, "Boy is very remarkable." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        20 Grabados en Madera. Cuba

      1931 - Serie completa de 20 xilografías publicadas por Maroto en octubre 1931 tras su visita a Cuba. Muy rara e importante. 27,3 x 21,3 cm cada prueba. No conserva la carpeta original. Están en una nueva y en muy buen estado [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue of the Leonard Gow Collection of Chinese Porcelain.

      London: George W. Jones,, 1931. Large quarto (320 x 240 mm). Original orange niger by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, raised bands to spine, ruled in brown either side, title to second compartment and date to foot gilt, gilt crest to front board, broad turn-ins ruled in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. 86 photographic plates in colour and monochrome, numbered 1-85 (number 48 used twice), one folding, all with tissue-guards captioned in red; title page and section headings in "Civilité" type in the style of Robert Granjon, woodcut floral borders after a design attributed to Granjon, rubricated figurative initials. Spine slightly faded, a few scuffs to raised bands, ring-mark to front board, a few other spots, a hint of rubbing to corners, tan-burn to endpapers from turn-ins, tissue-guard for plate 45 slightly creased, contents very crisp and fresh. A very good copy. First edition, number 46 of 300 copies signed by Gow on the colophon leaf. Gow (1859-1936), a Scottish shipping magnate, amassed an exceptional collection of Chinese porcelain, mainly from the Kangxi period (1661-1722), which he kept at Camis Eskan, his country house in Helensburgh on Loch Lomond. The collection "gained international recognition through a series of ten articles by R. L. Hobson in Burlington Magazine and through Hobson's catalogue, which Gow published privately in a limited edition of three hundred copies in 1931 … Just months after his death in 1936, an exhibition of Gow's entire collection was held at Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery in Glasgow. Alfred H. Caspary of New York purchased the greater part of Gow's collection of Chinese porcelain in 1937 and bequeathed more than four hundred pieces to the Philadelphia Museum of Art as the Alfred and Margaret Caspary Memorial Gift in 1955. Sotheby's auctioned the remained of Gow's Chinese collection in 1943" (Freer Sackler, online). Hobson (1872-1941) was keeper of ceramics and ethnographer at the British Museum from 1921, and keeper of oriental antiquities from 1934 to 1938. Copies of his catalogue have also been noted in red cloth and in pigskin.

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        Juristische Wochenschrift - 1931 bis 1938 komplett je Jahrgang 3 Bände + 1939 (Seiten 1-784) (25 BÄNDE)

      W. Moeser Buchhandlung, Leipzig, Berlin 1931 - Gewebe (Grüner Leinen). Zustand: Gut gering bis leicht gebräunt (Innen); Bibliotheksex. ohne Klebestreifenrest (Außen) - nur Besitzerstempel (Innen); Schnitt oben schwarz / Kopffarbschnitt; Einband Außen hat leichte Gebrauchsspuren; Ist meistens nur gering bis leicht berieben / bestoßen; 45000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Under The North Pole. TheWilkins-Ellsworth Submarine Expedition.

      [New York]. Brewer, Warren & Putnam. 1931.. Near Fine. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s) 8vo. 24.5cm, first limited edition, 347p., limited to 275 numbered copies, on rag paper, this being numbered 214, signed by Wilkins& Sloan Danehhower, frontis portrait being a tipped in studio photograph made by Hal Phyfe for this edition & 38 plates and illustrations from photographs, bound in half blue cloth and grey paper over boards, full gilt spine decorations and titles, t.e.g., very good to fine. (cgc) Signed to Lorna Maitland, who was engaged to Wilkins. Maitland was engaged to Wilkins in London in 1925. Wilkins broke off the engagement when he married Suzanne Bennett in 1929. Wilkins and Maitland corresponded long after he was married. A.B. 19493. Account of the background and plans to explore the Arctic basin north of Spitsbergen in the submarine "Nautilus". Includes chapters by Stefansson, Simon Lake and Sloan Danenhower. One of the few books written about an expedition before it took place. .

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        Foundations of Modern Art. With TLS by Ozenfant.

      New York: Brewer, Warren and Putnam, 1931.(). 4to. xv, 323, [2] pp., illus. in black & white. Translated by John Rodker. With interesting one-page TLS from Ozenfant to James Eakle, Madigan Convalescents Hospital, dated November 21, 1945 and accompanying program for Ozenfant's School of Fine Arts. Book is very good in original green cloth, hinge slightly loose, spine ends worn, some fading, without dust jacket; letter and program are folded with some tears in original worn envelope.

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        Plakate. 11 Fotos von ausgeführten Plakaten v. Z. Eibenschütz.

      Wien - London, 1931 - 1936. 4°. o. Pag. Priv. Lwd. der Zeit, bedruckt. Plakate für den Hagenbund, für die Architekturausstellung Wien 1931, für die Passionsspiele Erl 1933, weiters für Shell-Oil, Standard Oil, Bootswerft Rasmussen, Union-Castle-Line, Imperial Airways, London-Films (H. G. Wells - Things to come). - Mappe fleckig, beiliegend noch drei Dias. - Alle Plakate sind datiert. - Cover spotty, additional three slides. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Architektur

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        Triumphal March

      [London: Faber & Faber, 1931. First edition, one of 2,000 copies, published three weeks before the limited edition. Frontispiece by E. McKnight Kauffer. [4] pp. 8vo. Original wrappers illustrated by Kauffer. Faint fingersoiling to wrappers, fine. First edition, one of 2,000 copies, published three weeks before the limited edition. Frontispiece by E. McKnight Kauffer. [4] pp. 8vo. Eliot family copy, inscribed to his niece. First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by Eliot to his niece on page [4]: for/Theodora Eliot Smith/from T. S. Eliot/[underlined]." Theodora Eliot Smith (1904-1992) was the daughter of Eliot's sister Charlotte. Gallup A19a

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        DOMINIQUE

      L.CARTERET, Paris. 1931 - Tiré à 200 exemplaires numérotés, ornés de 38 eaux-fortes originales par Henri Jourdain, dont le frontispice hors texte et une vignette de couverture. EXEMPLAIRE NOMINATIF imprimé pour monsieur ANDRE JOURDAIN , avec deux suites (eauxfortes pures et avant la lettre en noir). enrichi d'une AQUARELLE ORIGINALE SIGNÉE [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        These Thirteen (13).

      Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, New York 1931 - First edition of Faulkner's first collection of stories. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, blue topstain. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. A very sharp example. Appearing two years after The Sound and the Fury, Faulkner's These 13 was issued on September 13, 1931 while he was writing the novel Light in August. These 13 won early praise as a collection of stories that "are, for the most part, Faulkner novels in miniature," with A Rose For Emily highlighted as "one of the strongest" tales, and That Evening Sun as "perhaps the most perfect story in the collection." Faulkner is "the latest star in the American literary firmament. This collection of his short stories in unreservedly recommended" (New York Times). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        BONERS

      SEUSS. (SEUSS,DR.)illus. BONERS: being a collection of schoolboy wisdom. NY: Viking 1931 (1931). 12mo, red cloth, 102p., fine in chipped dust wrapper with a closed tear. First edition of SEUSS'S FIRST BOOK! Illustrated with many humorous black and whites by Seuss to accompany funny mistakes made in the classroom by aspiring scholars.

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        Catalogue of the Leonard Gow Collection of Chinese Porcelain.

      London: George W. Jones, 1931 - Large quarto (320 x 240 mm). Original orange niger by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, raised bands to spine, ruled in brown either side, title to second compartment and date to foot gilt, gilt crest to front board, broad turn-ins ruled in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Spine slightly faded, a few scuffs to raised bands, ring-mark to front board, a few other spots, a hint of rubbing to corners, tan-burn to endpapers from turn-ins, tissue-guard for plate 45 slightly creased, contents very crisp and fresh. A very good copy. 86 photographic plates in colour and monochrome, numbered 1-85 (number 48 used twice), one folding, all with tissue-guards captioned in red; title page and section headings in "Civilité" type in the style of Robert Granjon, woodcut floral borders after a design attributed to Granjon, rubricated figurative initials. First edition, number 46 of 300 copies signed by Gow on the colophon leaf. Gow (1859-1936), a Scottish shipping magnate, amassed an exceptional collection of Chinese porcelain, mainly from the Kangxi period (1661-1722), which he kept at Camis Eskan, his country house in Helensburgh on Loch Lomond. The collection "gained international recognition through a series of ten articles by R. L. Hobson in Burlington Magazine and through Hobson's catalogue, which Gow published privately in a limited edition of three hundred copies in 1931 Just months after his death in 1936, an exhibition of Gow's entire collection was held at Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery in Glasgow. Alfred H. Caspary of New York purchased the greater part of Gow's collection of Chinese porcelain in 1937 and bequeathed more than four hundred pieces to the Philadelphia Museum of Art as the Alfred and Margaret Caspary Memorial Gift in 1955. Sotheby's auctioned the remained of Gow's Chinese collection in 1943" (Freer Sackler, online). Hobson (1872-1941) was keeper of ceramics and ethnographer at the British Museum from 1921, and keeper of oriental antiquities from 1934 to 1938. Copies of his catalogue have also been noted in red cloth and in pigskin. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Symbole der Schöpfung. Ein Versuch, in den Offenbarungen der Natur zu lesen

      Verlag der Christengemeinschaft, Stuttgart 1931 - 8° 150 S., Rudolf Steiner, Anthroposophie. Rudolf Steiner, Anthroposophie Orig.-Broschur mit goldgepr. Titel Rücken aufgehellt, oberes Kapital leicht bestoßen, Teile des Orig.-Umschlages jeweils a. Innendeckel angeheftet, gutes Exemplar dieses seltenen Werkes [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        MISE EN PAGE. THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF LAY-OUT

      London/New York: The Studio Ltd, 1931. First edition. Quarto in yellow and black hardcovers with case; VG/G; spine in black cloth with yellow letters; spine on case was repaired with scotch tape; moderate soiling on case and book; front end pages with soiled gutter and previous owner's signature; binding slightly loosening; a couple of cut-outs wrinkled; contains 11 types of description of the laying-out process in French at the end of the book; other content and illustrations all described in English; in good condition; a classic of French graphic arts design; shelved in Case # 9; IR consignment. Dupont.

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        Memoirs of an Infantry Officer (signed by author & artist)

      Faber & Faber, 1931. 1st edition thus. Hardcover. This is no 209 of 300 copies only for sale, signed by both Sassoon and Freedman on the limitation page. Original pictorial vellum from a Freedman illustration, coloured pictorial endpapers, beautifully clean pages, deckle edges as issued, 15 full-page colour paintings and numerous line drawings by Freedman. In a fine dustwrapper, with just one small nick to the top front corner. With the very scarce original illustrated slipcase, which is still sturdy but a little abraded at the extremities, with a couple of small tape repairs on the corners. An extremely nice copy of the scarce, limited, illustrated edition of Sassoon's classic autobiographical novel of life in the First World War, the second in his 'Sherston' trilogy.

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        Memoirs of an Infantry Officer. With Illustrations by Barnett Freedman. 320 COPIES WERE PRINTED

      Faber and Faber, 1931. 8vo., First English Illustrated (Limited) Edition, on English hand-made paper, with a coloured frontispiece, monochrome vignettes on title and half-title, 15 coloured plates, numerous monochrome illustrations and decorations in the text and coloured pictorial endpapers; parchment over pictorial designs and lettering, gilt top, uncut, parchment lightly clouded and chipped (without material loss) at head and tail of backstrip else a very good, bright, clean copy. EDITION LIMITED TO 320 COPIES (300 FOR SALE) SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND ARTIST (THIS COPY NO. 248). The publisher's dustwrapper and slip-case are not present with this copy. Keynes, A33e.

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        Boy.

      Boriswood 1931. 8vo., original buckram with leather spine label. Label chipped and rubbed, boards slightly sunned and spotted, otherwise a very good copy. First edition, limited edition of 145 numbered copies sisgned by the author and 15 copies for presentation. This copy in addition to being signed on the limitation leaf, is signed on the front free endpaper and also inscribed "To Michel with love James Hanley." The recipient of this copy was Michel Faure who resided in London in the sixties and worked for the BBC. He wrote a French series for TV called Bonjour Françoise and had the same agent as James Hanley, hence they became good friends Originally published at London in 1931 in an edition of 145 copies for subscribers only, Boy is "an appalling story of sexual violence on board ship" (ODNB) related by its eponymous cabin-boy. When in 1934 it was issued in a cheap edition, copies were seized by the police and the book was successfully prosecuted for obscenity. The jacket of the first US carries a puff by T. E. Lawrence quoted from a letter to the author, "Boy is very remarkable..."

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        AN ESSAY ON TYPOGRAPHY. (Jacket cover title: PRINTING AND PIETY: AN ESSAY ON LIFE AND WORKS IN THE ENGLAND OF 1931, & PARTICULARLY TYPOGRAPHY)

      Printed by René Hague and Eric Gill for Mssrs. Sheed & Ward, London, Pigotts 1931 - 200 x 130 mm. (8 x 5 1/4"). 2 p.l., 120, [1] pp. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 500 COPIES, SIGNED BY GILL AND HAGUE. Original rose-colored buckram, flat spine with gilt titling, edges untrimmed. In original printed (price-clipped) dust jacket. With author's "St. Thomas' hands" device on title page, woodcut printer's device in colophon, and several facsimiles of calligraphy in the text. Gill 21. Jacket slightly soiled, spine with a hint of darkening, and trivial creasing along the top, but an extremely good jacket with all imperfections very minor, and the volume itself in virtually mint condition. This is clearly a book to be read by typophiles, but its strongly stated opinions range widely, as is suggested by the dust jacket title ("Printing & Piety: an Essay on Life and Works in the England of 1931, & Particularly Typography"). Among other things, the book says that although "industrialism has now won an almost complete victory, the handicrafts are not killed, & they cannot be quite killed because they meet an inherent, indestructible, permanent need in human nature. . . . The two worlds can see one another distinctly and without recrimination, both recognizing what is good in the other--the power of industrialism, the humanity of craftsmanship. . . . Handicraft standards are as absurd for mechanised industry as machine standards are absurd for the craftsman. The application of these principles to the making of letters and the making of books is the special business of this book." Glaister describes our author, Eric Gill (1882-1940), as "an English craftsman, engraver, type designer, sculptor, and philosopher whose influence on contemporary book production has been profound and world wide." Gill studied lettering as a young man under Edward Johnston, then for five years beginning in 1905 designed and engraved title pages and initials for the Cranach Press. Later, he did a great deal of woodcut illustration for private press publications, especially the Golden Cockerel Press (including memorable work for the famous "Four Gospels," "Troilus and Criseyde," and "Canterbury Tales"). René Hague was Gill's son-in-law and business partner. This is clearly a book to be read by typophiles, but its strongly stated opinions range widely, as is suggested by the dust jacket title ("Printing & Piety: an Essay on Life and Works in the England of 1931, & Particularly Typography"). Among other things, the book says that although "industrialism has now won an almost complete victory, the handicrafts are not killed, & they cannot be quite killed because they meet an inherent, indestructible, permanent need in human nature. . . . The two worlds can see one another distinctly and without recrimination, both recognizing what is good in the other--the power of industrialism, the humanity of craftsmanship. . . . Handicraft standards are as absurd for mechanised industry as machine standards are absurd for the craftsman. The application of these principles to the making of letters and the making of books is the special business of this book." Glaister describes our author, Eric Gill (1882-1940), as "an English craftsman, engraver, type designer, sculptor, and philosopher whose influence on contemporary book production has been profound and world wide." Gill studied lettering as a young man under Edward Johnston, then for five years beginning in 1905 designed and engraved title pages and initials for the Cranach Press. Later, he did a great deal of woodcut illustration for private press publications, especially the Golden Cockerel Press (including memorable work for the famous "Four Gospels," "Troilus and Criseyde," and "Canterbury Tales"). René Hague was Gill's son-in-law and business partner. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 500 COPIES, SIGNED BY GILL AND HAGUE.

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