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        ZIJEME 1931 (1931-32) - ZIJEME 1932 (1932-33) & MAGAZIN dp I (1933-34) II (1934-35) III (1935-36) IV (1936-37) - 6 Volumes all published

      Praha, Druzstevni pràce, 1931-36 - 8° - 6 Volumes (all published): Zijeme 1931 380pp & Zijeme 1932 315pp with the original wrappers by L. Sutnar are bounded-in at rear and Magazin dp 4 Volumes 316-316-332-320pp - B/w Photo-reproductions (most of them by Josef Sudek). ZIJEME & MAGAZIN DP its main focus on modern design, architecture and modern living, painting, theatre, film, photography, advertising etc. conceived and design by Ladislav Sutnar (1897-1976), who was one of the twentieth century's most influential designers. All six volumes are bound in the Original orange & black cloth. In Fine condition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: °ART...on paper - 20th Century Art Books]
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        XX. STOLETI - I. DALEKE VESMIRY A NASE ZEME - II. PRIRODA CLOVEK - III. Z RISE HMOT A SIL - IV. STOLETY TECHNIKY - V. POKROKY PRUMYSLU - VI. NARODOVE A STATY - VII. Z DUSEVNI DILNY LIDSTVA - VIII. NOVE SMERY A PROUDY - 8 VOLUMES ALL PUBLISHED

      Praha: Nakladatelstvi Vl. Orel, 1931 - 4° - 8 Single-issues complete 678-642- 593-594-594-584-603-594pp - B/w Photo-reproductions. 20th Century Encyclopedia I. outer space and our country - II. Nature man - III. Rise of materials and forces- IV. Centuries of the Techniques - V. progress of the industry - VI. Nations and states - VII. From the mental workshop of humanity - VIII. New directions and currents. First edition, text in Czech language. Typo design and covers by Jindrich Kucera. Original wrappers (Montages by Jindrich Kucera. In Very good condition [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        From This Dark Stairway

      Garden City, N.Y.: Published for The Crime Club by Doubleday, Doran & Company,, 1931. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine and front board in black on red, top edge red. Spine gently cocked and sunned, boards lightly scuffed and soiled, corners a touch bumped, small blue ink scribble to front pastedown, very slight offsetting from the lightly tanned title page, text block strained in a few places but firm, occasional red pencil underlining. A very good copy. First Crime Club edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on front free endpaper: "Dear Leila McKinley: It gives me pleasure to inscribe this to you because you have sent me your books and because of our happy meeting. I hope I shall see you in America sometime not too far-off. Sincerely, Mignon G. Eberhart. Nice, France - January 21, 1932". The first US edition of Eberhart's fourth novel was published earlier in 1931 by Grosset & Dunlap while the first UK edition appeared a year later.

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        A Rosary Calendar.

      Ditchling, Sussex St. Dominic's Press 1931 - Octavo. (14)ff. Sewell & Taylor write that the limitation was announced elsewhere as "800 copies machine paper," but copies are elusive and very rare. Illustrated with sixteen wood engravings by David Jones, all of which were first printed in A Child's Rosary Book in 1924. The fourteen perforated sheets are bound in maroon covers with a cord for hanging. Gift inscription to the reverse of the calendar, else fine. (Sewell & Taylor C16, Cleverdon 70).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        ADVENTURES OF MICKEY MOUSE BOOK 1

      - DISNEY,WALT. ADVENTURES OF MICKEY MOUSE BOOK 1. Phil:McKay (1931). 8vo, cl backed stiff pictorial card covers. Faint corner cover stain, corner nipped rear cover and slight creasing else a VG copy. An early Disney item with fabulous color illustrations on every page of text.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Back Street

      Cosmopolitan, New York 1931 - First edition. Fine in fine, primarily white dustwrapper. Hurst's soaper of a woman whose love for a man doesn't die when he marries another was filmed three times, first in 1931 by John M. Stahl with Irene Dunne and John Boles; most notably by Robert Stevenson in 1940 with Charles Boyer and Margaret Sullivan; and finally in 1961 by David Miller with Susan Hayward and John Gavin. A stunning copy, as nice as one could wish for. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Fall, Assiniboine River [Original Colour Woodcut]

      - 1931. () Fine. Original colour woodcut. Signed at the bottom right corner, in pencil, by the artist. 8.5" X 7.25" (26.5 X 18.5 cm). In decorative painted wooden frame and beige matting. Frame measures 15.5" X 13.5" (39 X 34.5 CM) and is painted dark brown, there are wooden squares which have been painted a more reddish brown attached at the corners for decoration. The frame has a metal hanger at the back. The woodcut displays bright and warm autumn colours which fill the soft, organic shapes trees, water and clouds. Boulet MBL150. Edition of 200. The Assiniboine River is a 1,070-kilometre (660 mi) river that runs through the prairies of Western Canada in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. It is a tributary of the Red River. Walter Joseph Phillips (October 25, 1884 – July 5, 1963) was an English-born Canadian painter and woodcutter, acclaimed as one of Canada's most famous printmakers and for popularizing the colour woodcut in the style of the Japanese. His artistic career spanned from the 1900s through the 1940s, during which time his work was exhibited throughout North America and Great Britain. In 1940 he was asked to become a resident artist at the Banff Centre, then known as the Banff School of Fine Arts, where he played an important role in the development of their visual arts program. Its Walter Phillips Gallery, which focuses on contemporary art, is named after him. The Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta holds an extensive collection of Phillips works and a research archive. Phillips' work reflects his direct response to nature. Signed by Walter J. Phillips. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        La Gerbe d'or.

      S. l., Cercle Lyonnais du Livre 1931 - Avec des gravures sur cuivre d'Edmond Céria. Edition tirée à 160 exemplaires sur beau papier. Celui-ci (n°31) imprimé pour Monsieur Lardanchet. Relié en début d'ouvrage: 1° Un tapuscrit signé de 4 pages à l'attention du Général Marland (discours du médecin colonel Collignon sous-directeur de l'école GSM). 2° Un menu du dîner d'adieu A.M. Le médecin général Marland avec les signatures des invités au dos. 3° Une liste de ses collaborateurs et amis (26 octobre 1937). Relié en fin d'ouvrage une SUITE des illustrations, non prévue par la justification, y-compris le portrait frontispice. Cercle Lyonnais du Livre, 1931 - 196 pp. Belle reliure à la bradel demi maroquin fauve à coins. Dos lisse avec titre doré et date en pied. Tête dorée. Couverture et dos conservés. Très bon état. Format in-4°(31x24). Edition illustrée [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        GOLDEN REMEDY

      Vanguard Press, New York 1931 - Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1-2] 3-294 [295-296: blank], original red cloth, spine stamped in gold, top edge stained red. The author's third novel to be published in book form and the last to be published by Vanguard Press (he would move to Farrar and Rinehart with his next book). A mainstream novel concerning a man trying to who is unable to establish a lasting relationship with women. Townsend (ed), Rex Stout: An Annotated Primary and Secondary Bibliography, A7. A nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket with some age darkening to spine panel and a 4mm x 17mm chip to lower spine panel, a small chip to upper left corner of spine and overall dust soiling. (15725) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Seed on the wind / Rex Stout

      London : Morley & Mitchell Kennerley, Jr., 1931, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionVery good copy in the original silver-blocked, silver-titled cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and dust-toned as with age. Some minor staining to panels and spine. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Includes slip from 'Boots Book-lovers Library' tipped in at colophon. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 368 pages; Physical desc.: 368 p. ; 19 cm. Subjects: Mystery and crime fiction - American fiction - 20th century.

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        THE COMPANY OF CLOCKMAKERS, REGISTER OF APPRENTICES OF THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF CLOCKMAKERS OF THE CITY OF LONDON, 1631-1931

      London, privately printed, 1931.. FIRST EDITION 1931. Preface by W. S. Pennefather, Privately printed for the Company. Large 8vo, approximately 250 x 180 mm, 10 x 7 inches, colour frontispiece plus 17 black and white plates of portraits, watches and clocks, plus a line drawing, pages: xvi, 1-339, original publisher's dark green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper cover, gilt coat of arms to upper cover. Binding slightly rubbed, a neat small ink name and address on both pastedowns, and signature in pencil on first free endpaper, light foxing to first endpaper and blank side of colour frontispiece, otherwise a very good tight copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Le Theatre des Nuits Blanches.- Avec envoi a. s. de l'auteur.

      P., Editions surrealistes, chez Jose Corti, 25 septembre 1931.. 19,5 x 14 cm, 34 p. Broche, couv. impr. rempliee.. Edition originale, tirage limite a 110 ex. numerotes, un des cent sur velin Johannot a la forme (apres 10 Japon nacre). Avec un envoi autographe signe de Pierre Unik a Jean Cassou. . Emballages soignes, expedition rapide. Photographies originales du livre visibles sur librairie-solstices .

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        The Man who Died.

      . London: Martin Secker 1931. 98 pp. Uncut in publisher's cloth with golddecoration on spine with dustjacket. Binding a little faded, dustjacket a little worn. * Limited to 2000 copies..

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        CARICATURA UNICA, ORIGINAL Y EN COLOR SOBRE MAYOLICA DE DIEGO MARTINEZ BARRIO.

      1931 - Magnifico estado de conservacion. Ejemplar unico, pertenece a una serie dedicada al Primer Gobierno Provisional de la Segunda Republica Española. Tamaño: 15 x 15 cm., ARTE

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        Phobia

      New York: Covici Friede Publishers, 1931. First edition, limited. Hardcover. SIGNED. 106pp. Quarto [31 cm] Black cloth with decorative silver stamping and title on the front board and backstrip. Very good plus, with subtle sunning to the spine, and gentle bumping and rubbing to the extremities. There are a handful of light scratches on the covers, with the longest scratch measuring 5 inches. There are a couple of short splits in the cloth at the foot of the spine, and the underlying boards are just beginning to peek through at the fore edge corners of the front cover. There is a contemporary gift inscription on the front free endpaper, and the pages are darkened. Number 376 of 1500. Signed by Vassos on the limitation page. Phobia is Vassos' most personal work, an examination of 24 of the numerous and varied fears that plague humankind.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Perry's Hotel and Boarding House Guide - Countries, Towns and Health Resorts.

      London. Walter Perry and Co. Ltd. 1931. - Edition for 1931. Profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings and period advertisements. 4to. Gilt titled crimson cloth. An absolute treasure depicting the grand and elegant days of travel. A complete guide to Hotels and boarding houses in Great Britain, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and the USA. Charming period advertising allows one to travel back to the heady romantic days of Somerset Maugham and the Orient Express. Indexed and tabbed, this is a true gem of nostalgia. A Very Good copy [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, Ltd. ABAA , ILAB]
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        *Theatrum novum Pedemontii : Ideen, Entwürfe und Bauten von Guarini, Juvarra, Vittone, wie anderen bedeutenden Architekten des piemontesischen Hochbarocks

      Düsseldorf : L. Schwann. 1931. 95; 300; 27x18,5cm;. Halbpergament. Zustand: Gut bis Sehr Gut min. gebräunt, sehr selten min. bis gering braunfleckig (Innen); Innenbandbereich, die ersten und letzten Seiten, gering bis leicht braunfleckig; Schnitt oben gold und leicht angestaubt, restlicher Schnitt ist im Durchschnitt geringfügig braunfleckig; Einband Außen hat leichte Gebrauchsspuren; Oberer Buchrücken hat eine kleine bräunliche Stelle;

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        The European Caravan. An Anthology of the New Spirit in European Literature. Compiled and Edited by Samuel Putnam, Maida Castelhun Darnton, George Reavey, and J. Bronowski. Part I: France, Spain, England, and Ireland.

      New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1931 - Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in green, top edge green. With the dust jacket. Upper hinge starting, tips rubbed. An excellent copy in the price-clipped jacket with toned spine, and some nicks and chips to extremities. First edition, first printing. This was the sole volume published of a far more extensive project designed to bring a cross section of cutting edge world literature to the American public. The venture was never fully realized and perhaps its lasting legacy will prove to have been as Beckett's first appearance in a US publication.

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        Die Brautnacht: Eine ethnologisch-kulturgeschichtliche u. sexualphysiologische Schilderung ihres Wesens und ihrer Bedeutg ; Eine Morphologie ihrer Erscheinungsformen., Die legitime Erotik: (Band 1);

      Wien, Berlin, Leipzig: Verlag für Kulturforschung; 1931,. - 192 S. : mit Abb., zahlr. Taf., 25 cm, 1931. Goldgepr. orig. Leinwand (ohne Schutzumschlag), 192 Seiten mit zahlreichen, teils ganzseitigen Abbildungen, 8 farbigen Tafeln, 7 Tiefdruckbeilagen und 6 auf Karton montierten s/w-Fotografien im Anhang. Einband berieben und etwas fleckig, Rücken aufgehellt und an Kopf und Fuß berieben und bestoßen, Buchblock locker in den Gelenken und an den Tafeln mehrfach gebrochen, Bindung gelockert, S. 71 bis S. 74 samt Tafel lose, die übrigen Tafeln locker, Seiten gelegentlich etwas braunfleckig. Im Ganzen akzeptables Exemplar. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1300 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cocktails

      David McKay, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Philadelphia: David McKay Company, [1930]: First Edition, First Printing. Near Fine, in a Very Good+ original dust jacket. Faint edge wear to cloth, light lean to spine. Light rubbing and light edge wear to dust jacket, with a chip to the bottom of the front panel. A rather sharp copy, in the scarce dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Tivoli.

      . Litograferet plakat i farver trykt af Andreassen og Lachmann 1931. 62x84 cm * Har vaeret foldet 2 gange. Med ca. 5 cm. brud i vandret foldekant. Plakaten bör duberes..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Des Curieusen Nunmehr vollkommenen Keller-Meisters Anderer Theil [.] Durch einen Liebhaber aller Curiositäten.

      Johann Georg Lochner, Nuremberg 1931 - A gorgeous copy that has been professionally restored. Rebacked with matching goatskin, title page and front flyleaf repaired and both interior joints repaired. 582 pp. plus [26] pp. folded double-page large title in red and black. Third edition of the supplementary volume to Curiosen cellar masters, rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Smythe Books LLC, ABAA]
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        Nikolauskult und Nikolausbrauch im Abendlande : Eine kultgeographisch- volkskundliche Untersuchung Karl Meisen, Forschungen zur Volkskunde ; H. 9/12

      Düsseldorf : Schwann, 1931.. Originalausgabe XX, 558 S. : Mit 2 Kt. u. 217 Textbildern ; 4° gebundene Ausgabe, rotes Leinen, Rückenbeschriftung etwas abgeblättert, goldgeprägter Deckel und Rücken, sonst Exemplar in guten Erhaltungszustand. Standardwerk über den Hl. Nikolaus Sakrale +++++ 20 Jahre Antiquariat Christmann in Wiesbaden +++++

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        In the shadow of Mount McKinley . Foreword by John Burnham

      Derrydale Press, New York 1931 - Edition limited to 750 copies, 8vo, pp. [2], xiii, [1], map endpapers, color frontispiece after a painting by Carl Rungius, folding map, numerous illustrations from photographs by the author plus others by Rungius; bookplate and ownership signature of Robert Rulon Miller, Christmas, 1935; spine a little faded, else very good in original blue cloth lettered in gilt on upper cover and spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Waters Flowing Eastward

      Paris Editions R.I.S.S. 1931. 225 pages. "Beneath the great westward flow of our civilization, there are undercurrents moving eastward. These are impelled by a spirit which looks back to the east, to the days of tyrant and slave, of luxury and misery, and incidentally to the suppression of western culture... The following pages are designed to cast light on these eastern undercurrents which have undermined western states." - from Preface. Black and white photographic portrait of Sergius A. Nilus. Erratum list affixed inside front cover. Unmarked. Above-average wear. Age-yellowing to card covers and contents. Covers nearly detached from textblock. Binding tender. First Edition Paperback 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall; First Edition. Fair

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        Mourning becomes Electra, A Trilogy

      HORACE LIVERRIGHT INC, NY 1931 - this special edition of Mourning becomes Electra consists of five hundred and fity copies, of which five hundred copies (numbered 1 to 500) are for sale, and fifty copies (numbered 501 to 550) are for presentation. This copy is number 465 and signed, tan hardback in black slipcase, boards are age toned, slipcase is missing spine part & badly chipped around edges, general shelf wear, tanned/foxed at spine, and tanned spine. DATE PUBLISHED: 1931 EDITION: 256 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Mourning Becomes Electra, a Trilogy

      New York, H. Liveright, Inc., 1931, Hardback, First EditionVery good copy in the original gilt-blocked, full vellum over bevelled boards. Spine bands and panel edges slightly rubbed, speckled and dust-toned as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 256 pages; Description: 256 p. 21 cm. Subjects: O'Neill, Eugene 1888-1953. Limited to 550 copies (this no. 158) . SIGNED by the author.

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        Beim Bau der chinesischen Mauer

      Kiepenheuer, Berlin 1931 - Erste Ausgabe. Hrsg. und mit einem Nachwort versehen von Max Brod und Hans Joachim Schoeps. Einband von Georg Salter. Ohne Schutzumschlag - Wilpert/Gühring 11; Raabe 146.11. Sammelwürdiges Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mourning Becomes Electra, a Trilogy

      New York, H. Liveright, Inc. 1931 - Description: 256 p. 21 cm. Subjects: O'Neill, Eugene 1888-1953. Limited to 550 copies (this no. 158) . SIGNED by the author. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked, full vellum over bevelled boards. Spine bands and panel edges slightly rubbed, speckled and dust-toned as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 256 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Penhally

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1931 - First edition. Fine in a very near fine dustwrapper with the slightest of uniform age-toning. A lovely copy of the author's uncommon and fragile first novel. Gordon's reputation as the "den mother" for the Southern Literary Renaissance has overshadowed the excellence and enduring qualities of her own work, which are certain to be better appreciated by future generations of critics. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Dominique. Eaux-fortes originales en couleurs de Henri Jourdin.

      Paris, Carteret, 1931 - 4°, Fronti, Titelillustr., 330 S., 2 Bl. u.36 farb. Orig.-Radierungen, Broschur mit losen Bogen in Kart.-Mappe in Schmuckschuber, Schuber u. Mappe etwas beschienen. Transp.-OU m. kleinem Einriss., sonst tadell. Nr. 84 (51 -200) von insg. 200 Exempl. auf papier vélin de Rive. L'"un des meilleurs livres de Jourdain" selon CARTERET V, 173. MONOD 5042.- Eugène Fromentin (1820-1876), französischer Schriftsteller, Kunstkritiker und Maler. Sein Ansehen als Schriftsteller erlangte er mit dem psychologischen Roman Dominique (1862).- Henri Jourdain (1864-1931) ) painter, prints or lithographs of landscapes usually by the water. 2500 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Einheitliche Theorie von Gravitation und Elektrizität

      Berlin, : Verlag der Akademie der Wissenschaften. Sonderabdruck / Offprint.. Außergewöhnlich guter Zustand. / Original Brochure in Fine condition.. Sonderabdruck / Offprint. Berlin, Verlag der Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1931. 8°. 19 Seiten. Originale Broschur. Außergewöhnlich guter Zustand. / Original Brochure in Fine condition. [Sitzungsberichte der Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Sitzung der physikalisch-mathematischen Klasse 1931. - XXV.] [Weil No.182]

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        The Face in the Abyss

      Horace Liveright, Inc., New York 1931 - 343 pp. Currey, 1979, p. 364. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 155. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1158. In 333, p. 45. Reginald, 10063. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1483. Bleiler, 1978, p. 138. Soldiers of fortune expedition in search of Inca treasure. Beautiful handmaidens. Snake Mother. Lost city. And the evil Nimir. One of Merritt's best. Original yellow decorated cloth with front cover and spine stamped in black, fore edge untrimmed, top edge stained red. Some light foxing to cloth. A very good+ to near fine copy in near very good dust jacket with chipping at spine ends and edges, wear along front flap fold. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Glass Key

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. First American edition. Near Fine/Very Good +. A sharp copy of Hammett's fourth novel. Book nearly Fine with a few spots to the topstain and the spine very slightly faded. In a Very Good + dust jacket that is also a bit faded at the spine and with minor rubbing and wear at the extremities. "The Glass Key" follows a gambler, Ned Beaumont, who gets in over his head when he becomes involved in a murder investigation. It is considered by many to Hammett's best work. It was a major influence on the hard boiled genre from one of its greatest practitioners. The book was adapted into a radioplay starring Orson Welles in addition to a well reviewed 1942 film with Veronica Lake, Alan Ladd, and Brian Donlevy. Writing in The Guardian, author James Ellroy said of the book: "The Glass Key is Hammett's last great work of fiction. It's a model of economical storytelling. It's sombre and invigorating in equal measure. It's a predator's vision of the American jungle, and a book with a deep and troubled love for America - this huckster's paradise - itself. Hammett was the great poet of the great American collision - personal honour and corruption, opportunity and fatality.". Near Fine in Very Good +. dust jacket.

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        Salmon Fishing

      Seeley Service & Co. Ltd., London 1931 - London: Seeley Service & Co. Ltd., Lonsdale Library Volume X, 1931, 472pp including Index. Limited Edition #239 of 275 copies, SIGNED BY Author, with Seven Salmon flies housed in rear cover under clear protector, illustrated with b&w drawings, tipped in color and b&w plates, 3 maps at end showing the principal rivers and loughs of Ireland and Scotland, and the principal salmon rivers of England & Wales. Gilt blue morocco, with gilt crowned L's at each corner, spine with gilt title and 4 gilt crowns. marbled endpapers, page edges untrimmed, top edge gilt, silk ribbon marker. A Beautiful book and in wonderful condition. Extra postage required. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Edward Hopper

      New York: Whitney Museum of American Art. (1931). First. First edition. Thin quarto. Bookplate of a noted journalist and historian on the front pastedown, clippings affixed on the page facing the title page and on the rear fly, else near fine in a tattered, good only dustwrapper. Inscribed by Edward Hopper: "To J. Owen Grundy of The Villager who not only inspired but generously conducted the campaign that (we hope) will save No. 3 for another century as an historic art center on Washington Square. Edward Hopper." Below this Hopper's wife, the painter Josephine Nivison Hopper, has also signed and dated the sentiment "Mar. 17, 47." The entire inscription is in Edward Hopper's hand except for Josephine Hopper's signature and the date. Laid in is an invitation to a private viewing of the exhibit at the Whitney. A reporter and associate editor of The Villager from 1946 to 1959, Owen Grundy became a major figure in the movement to preserve the architectural heritage of New York and Jersey City. .

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        TURKESTANSKIY KHLOPOK. [Turkestan Cotton].

      . Published by OGIZ Molodaya Guradiya, Moscow 1931. Richly illustr. with colourdrawings by M. Rankov, E. Rodova. 12 pp..

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        1931 THE SCIENCE OF LIFE SIGNED H. G. WELLS JULIAN HUXLEY G.P. WELLS 1ST EDITION 4 VOLUME SET #558 OF 750 COPIES EVOLUTION VERY RARE $$

      Doubleday, Doran and Co. 1931 - THE SCIENCE OF LIFE 1931; Signed by H.G. Wells, G.P. Wells, J.S. Huxley; First Edition Stated, Limited Edition; Doubleday, Doran & Co.; Profusely Illustrated; w6.5"xh9.6"; Each About 400 Pages; Very Rare!!! Great For any Science Fan or of the Famous Authors or Collector. Great Gift Idea; Complete in Four Volumes; #558 of only 750 Sets Produced!!! ATTRIBUTES: Four Charming original blue paper cover designs with cloth bindings, gold borders, gold facsimile signature to front boards, pasted on spine labels, signed by all three Authors on Limitation page, with four great color frontispieces and around 300 great illustrations throughout and a Wonderful Read; Nice Sizes!!! SUMMARY: The Science of Life is a book written by H. G. Wells, Julian Huxley and G. P. Wells, giving a popular account of all major aspects of biology as known in the 1920s. It has been called "the first modern textbook of biology" and "the best popular introduction to the biological sciences." Wells's most recent biographer notes that The Science of Life "is not quite as dated as one might suppose." The book was originally serialized in 31 fortnightly parts. The volume includes more than 300 illustrations. It was a great success, though the stock market crash and subsequent depression held back sales, in part because of declining memberships in book clubs. It has been said of Book Four (The How and Why of Development and Evolution) that it "offers perhaps the clearest, most readable, succinct and informative popular account of the subject ever penned. It was here that [Huxley] first expounded his own version of what later developed into the evolutionary synthesis". BACKGROUND: Herbert George "H. G." Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, and social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games. He is now best remembered for his science fiction novels, and Wells is sometimes called the father of science fiction, as are Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback. His most notable science fiction works include The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The Island of Doctor Moreau. George Philip Wells (17 July 1901 – 27 September 1985), son of the British science fiction author H. G. Wells, was a zoologist and author. He co-authored, with his father and Julian Huxley, The Science of Life. A pupil at Oundle School, he was in the first class to learn Russian as a modern language in a British school. He accompanied his father to Soviet Russia in 1920, acting as his Russian translator and exchanging ideas with Russian zoology students. He won an entrance Exhibition to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he became Senior Scholar in his first year of residence. Sir Julian Sorell Huxley (22 June 1887 – 14 February 1975) was an English evolutionary biologist, eugenicist, and internationalist. He was a proponent of natural selection, and a leading figure in the mid-twentieth century evolutionary synthesis. He was Secretary of the Zoological Society of London (1935–1942), the first Director of UNESCO, a founding member of the World Wildlife Fund and the first President of the British Humanist Association. CONDITION: Conditions are Good+/Very Good. Some wear to edges, darkening/browning to spines, light blemishing to plates/opposite plate pages, rest of pages/hinges are very good, text blocks sprung from spines as issued so could be a little tighter but all together. Overall, for over 80 years old they're in Good+/Very Good Condition!!! [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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