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        The Instinct Never Dies.

      Ed W. Bateman, N.p., 1931., 1931 First edition. 4to, full limp cowhide. One of the finest and rarest of Texas imprints, and one that has been referred to as the 'black tulip' of western fine printing. Of legendary rarity and highlighted in Al Lowman's The Printing Arts in Texas, this copy is accompanied by a letter from the author to Dudley Dobie concerning the book's origins and the great expense required to print it. The book and letter were owned by W. Thomas Taylor, author of Texfake, a book which exposed the theft and forgery of early Texas documents in the 1970s, the publisher of Bookways, a quarterly devoted to book arts, and the designer/printer of over fifty books. Printed recto only, the book was written, designed and the type set by Ed W. Bateman, a one time newspaper reporter (hence the title) and a wildcatter of great success and failure. This book was created during one of his periods of great success. The text and illustrations are printed in two colors and the subject matter ranges from a father's implacable revenge for his son's death to a Mexican marijuana party visited in the company of a Texas Ranger. A fine copy in the publisher's slipcase (with moderate wear to slipcase). The letter to Dudley Dobie is extraordinary and has become rather famous in itself; on B Bar Cattle Company letterhead, dated April 13, 1941: 'I produced this book during the Bateman Age of Extravagance, when money (for which, apparently, I have a native-born contempt) was indeed plentiful. I spent so much on it, the very sum per copy would horrify an intelligent man --- not even a Morgan or a Rockefeller could or would pay what I paid.' The letter is trifolded; uniformly browned, with mild chipping at edges. One of the ultimate prizes of Texas fine printing. One of the essays in J. Frank Dobie's book, "Out of the Old Rock" (Little Brown, 1972) is about Bateman: "A wildcatter is a person who drills for oil in a place oil is not known to exist. Bankers consider his business about as safe as buying lottery tickets. In 1930, Ed Bateman, a Texas wildcatter, brought in the biggest discovery well in the history of the oil industry." Dobie refers to "The Instinct Never Dies" as follows: "Ed Bateman is a philosopher. There are many things in his philosophy that many oil men have never dreamed of. Sometimes the old urge to write seizes him. I have a rare little book that he not only wrote but designed and set with his own hands. One sketch in it is about a hermit philosopher-geologist who claimed to know the secret of finding 'enough petroleum to endow this planet for ages.'" (3214001). Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Boojum and Snark Books]
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        Signed Document Granting Rights to Mahler's Music

      - An original signed document from the Viennese composer and socialite, wife of Gustav Mahler. The "Vollmachtserklärung" (power of attorney authorization) declares that Alma Mahler grants the right to use all the works of Mahler issued by this publisher [Ed. Bote & G. Bock of Berlin] in film productions, and establishes her right to 50% of the profits from such use. Dated January 3, 1931. Signed very boldly at the conclusion in purple ink. Paper clip mark at the top left corner and some light overall toning; otherwise in very good condition. 8.75 x 11.25 inches (22.4 x 28.5 cm).Together with an unsigned typed note dated Sep. 14, 1931, to Dr. Bock of the aforementioned company, asking whether the original copyright has precedence over the Power of Attorney document listed above. In his reply, typed below the original message, Dr. Bock states that the Power of Attorney document previously signed by Mahler, granting her 50% of royalties, should take precedence. Very good. 6.5 x 5 inches (16.6 x 13 cm).

      [Bookseller: Schubertiade Music]
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        Last and First Men A Story of the Near and Far Future

      Second edition. 8vo., original blue cloth. London, Methuen.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        THE SANDS OF WINDEE.

      - Pp. 292(including the upper endpapers, last blank)+8(publisher's list, dated early Summer 1931); light yellow/brown cloth, spine lettered and ruled in black, the upper board lettered in black with single blind rule border, the cloth faintly soiled, spine foxed, edges a trifle rubbed; upper hinge cracked, bookseller's sticker at foot of upper pastedown, several small damp stains (heaviest pp. 94/5), scattered foxing; Hutchinson, London, n.d.[1931]. First U.K. edition. Loder p. 230. *Lacking the dust wrapper. Inscribed and signed by Upfield (to Mr. G. H. Heritage, dated 1st September, 1931) on the title page. Four states of the first edition have been identified, the present copy being a first impression, with no text in the centre of the title page. The second \i Bony novel, a Book Society choice, and 'undoubtedly the start of Upfield\rquote s popularity . The story has roots associated with a real murder case in which Upfield gave evidence, and later described in a very rare booklet, \i The Murchison Murders (1934).' [Loder p. 231]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Building Plans and Elevations for a Proposed Building for Neptune Machine Works on Fremont St. between Fremont and Baldwin Ct., San Francisco.

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, October 1931.(). Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 24" x 26". 5 sheets. Job #00104. 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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        Tales of Tahitian Waters (in dust jacket)

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1931, 1st ed. (i-f) - 4to. Grey's scarcest fishing book describing his voyage to Tahiti in quest of trophy marlin, sailfish, tuna, dolphin, and other big game species. Well illustrated with photo plates. Original dark green cloth with bright gilt titles. Original photo end papers firm and tight. Age staining to verso of first title page. Dust jacket reinforced on back in heavy paper, front corner repaired, lacking a piece from the spine panel affecting half of the title block. A very good+ copy in a good dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Classic Arms Books]
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        Électricité.

      Paris: La Compagnie Parisienne de Distribution d'Électricité, 1931 - Folio. 10 rayographs with paper mounts, with protective paper and cardboard folding case. Housed in the original patterned paper covered chemise and slipcase. Very mild foxing. An excellent set. 10 photogravures after rayographs. First edition, first impression, numbered 265 of an edition of 500. Each rayograph signed in negative by the artist. The rayographs were commissioned by a private Parisian power company who wanted to promote the use of electricity in French homes. With the company's compliment slip loosely inserted. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Proust.

      Chatto & Windus, London. 1931 - First edition. Octavo. pp [viii], 72. His first prose book, issued in the Dolphin Books series, the covers and dustwrappers for which were designed by Edward Bawden. The translations are Beckett's own, and the references are to what he calls the ''abominable'' sixteen-volume Nouvelle Revue Française edition.Tail of spine slightly bumped. Rear cover faintly foxed. Very good indeed in very good indeed dustwrapper faintly darkened at the spine and slightly creased at the edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        Pascin. Préface de Paul Morand [= XXe siècle, 6]

      Paris: Éditions de Chroniques du Jour, G. di San Lazzaro 1931 - OBrosch. (Interimseinband), [46] Seiten Text mit 34 Illustrationen, 48 Planches hors texte, Illustrationen tw. mit Seidenpapier geschützt, Exemplaire No 197 mit einer Gravur von Pascin als Frontispiz (Vénus, Flore et l'Amour), 22,5 x 28 cm, Rücken mit Verlusten zerrissen, Bindung gelockert, sonst perfekt, insgesamt noch sehr guter Zustand. Book Language/s: fr [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Valentinska]
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        Les uniformes des troupes de la marine et des troupes coloniales et nord-africaines -

      Ateliers d'impressions d'Art 1931 -, Paris - 1 Volume. In-4 Sous étui et chemise imprimés violet. Couverture rempliée illustrée d'un képi. Intérieur très propre. Illustré de 50 planches hors-texte dont 39 aquarellées et de 52 illustrations dans le texte (dont 12 en couleurs) d'après les documents du temps. En bon état. Imprimé sur Japon français de Barjon. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
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        L?Esprit Nouveau).

      1931. 1931 - Lithographie auf Japanpapier. Blattgrösse 45:69 cm. Probedruck. Vom Künstler vorderseitig mit Bleistift signiert und bezeichnet. Sehr schönes und typisches Blatt für Zeller. Der Schweizer Maler Eugen Zeller gehörte auch zu den Vertretern ?Der Neuen Sachlichkeit?. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: M + R Fricke]
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        BRUTO SECONDO

      NAPOLI: RONDINELLA ALFREDO, 1931. IIED. BROSSURA. BUONO. 14 21. CLASSICI ITALIANI USATO

      [Bookseller: Controcorrente Group srl BibliotecadiBab]
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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"

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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

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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.

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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).

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        Sanctuary

      New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Near Fine, with a thin strip of toning to cloth at head of spine, former owner bookplate to front paste down, and verso of half-title page shows small tears at gutter, in a Very Good dust jacket with publisher's price of $2.50 intact, a 2-3/4" long hairline crack at the base of the front spine joint, darkening to spine panel, edge wear and light chipping with shallow loss at the spine ends.

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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]

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        Images D'Une Femme

      Editions Denoel & Steele, Paris 1931 - edition. .

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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.

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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.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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