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        On the Edge of the Primeval Forest; More from the Primeval Forest [Signed]

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1931. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing (spine ends pushed, modest rubbing to spine ends and board corners, modest shelf wear to the bottom edge of each board), in a Very Good dust jacket with chips and tears strengthened by tape repairs to the dust jacket's verso, the front flap has been corner clipped, but has not been price clipped), SIGNED BY ALBERT SCHWEITZER on the half-title; the definitive work on the most notable activity of this Physician, Philosopher, medical missionary, organ virtuoso, Bach authority, New Testament Scholar, author, and winner of the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize. In 1912, Albert Schweitzer, who had obtained a medical degree for the purpose of relocating to Africa in order to assist its denizens, both as a response to Jesus' call to become "fishers of men" and as a personal recompense for the historic guilt of European colonizers, embarked with his wife for Africa where he had volunteered to serve at his own expense in Paris Missionary Society's mission at Lambaréné on the Ogooué river, in what then was a French Colony and what is now the nation of Gabon. Upon the outbreak of World War 1, he and his wife, Germans living in a French Colony, were interned in France (to which they needed to go to permit Albert Schweitzer's recovery from anemia and exhaustion). In 1924, Schweitzer returned to Lambaréné without his wife to resurrect his work there and to grow the hospital that he and his wife had founded, and it was at Lambaréné that he then spent most of his remaining life and where he died. Schweitzer authored two books on his time and work at Lambaréné, "Zwischen Wasser und Urwald" (On the Edge of the Primeval Forest -- A. & C. Black, London 1922) and Mitteilungen aus Lambaréné (More from the Primeval Forest -- A. & C. Black, 1931, published in America as "The Forest Hospital at Lambaréné"). The book herein described constitutes the first edition in English containing both works. (The first UK edition of the combined works was not published until 1948.) In presenting the Prize, Gunnar Jahn, the then-Chairman of the Nobel Committee, spoke extensively of Schweitzer's early years and how they prepared him for, and led him to, his service in at Lambaréné. It was during his time there that Schweitzer crystallized his philosophy into one simple concept: Reverence for Life. As Jahn stated: "One day in 1915 - he was forty years old at the time - while traveling on a river in Africa, he saw the rays of the sun shimmering on the water, the tropical forest all around, and a herd of hippopotamuses basking on the banks of the river. At that moment there came to him, as if by revelation, the phrase which precisely expressed his thought: Reverence for life. Once again, as before in youth and childhood, a simple incident opened the door for him." Thus it was at Lambaréné that he crystallized the motivating philosophy of his life, the philosophy of which was born his humanitarian work, the very work which served as the foundation for his winning the Prize. In our experience, signed copies of this important book do not appear often. A Very Good copy of the work which encompasses the most important period of Albert Schweitzer's life and the humanitarian work for which he received the Nobel Peace Prize, SIGNED BY ALBERT SCHWEITZER. SCARCE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Plakat - Lötschberg Bahn. Lithographie.

      Bern, Lithogr. Anstalt Armbruster, 1931 - 100 x 61 cm, Zustand A (kleine Randläsuren) 1000 gr.

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        Petroleum

      Berlin: Malik-Verlag,, 1931. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and upper board in orange and blue, orange top-stain. With the dust jacket. Light spotting to edges, an excellent copy in the rubbed and creased jacket with a chip to the spine panel and a few short closed tears. 101 - 125 thousand (sixth edition, ie the first printing to feature the John Heartfield-designed dust jacket.) This is a German language edition of Upton Sinclair's novel Oil!, the inspiration for the film There Will be Blood. John Heartfield, the jacket designer, was a German photomontage artist of the Dada school who was well known for his pro-socialism and anti-Nazi images.

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        VENUS AND ADONIS

      Rochester, NY: The Printing House of Leo Hart, 1931.. Quarto. Publisher's full polished maroon calf, ruled in gilt, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Spine extremities a bit worn, otherwise a fine copy. Slipcased. First edition, deluxe issue. Illustrated with twenty-one engravings by Rockwell Kent, printed in two colors. One of seventy-five numbered copies printed on handmade paper, specially bound, and signed by Kent, from a total edition of 1250 copies printed at the Oxford University Press after a design by Will Ransom. Accompanied by an extra suite of the engravings, matted and enclosed in a matching cloth box. STANLEY (GROLIER) 40.

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        RUMOUR AT NIGHTFALL

      Heinemann 1931 - First edition. Original red cloth with gilt lettering to the spine and blind design to the upper cover. A very good copy indeed, with a slightly faded spine and a little foxing to the prelims and page edges. The author's third novel and one which Greene disliked so much he forbad its reprinting, a prohibition now laid upon his estate, meaning that the book cannot be reissued until 2061. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Selected Writings of John Hughlings Jackson

      Hodder and Stoughton, London 1931 - Unique presentation copy to Professor Otto Loewi, discoverer of acetylcholine and Nobel Laureate in Medicine 1936, as the 11th Hughlings Jackson Memorial Lecturer at the Montreal Neurological Institute, 1946. Two volumes bound as one in red full leather with raised bands, gilt title on spine, Loewi's name gilt on front cover. Presentation page bound at front, and at rear is a mimeographed list of the distinguished previous lecturers including Penfield, Cannon, Adrian, with Loewi's name pencilled in as the 11th.Good. Spine is worn and flaking and hinges somewhat weak, however covers are very good, and pages clean and bright. pp. xiv+500, viii+510. Heirs of Hippocrates 2001. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE VOYAGE OUT. Edward Sackville-West's Copy.

      Harcourt, Brace and Company [1920], London 1931 - Woolf, Virginia. THE VOYAGE OUT. Edward Sackville-West's Copy. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York:, (1931). Interesting Early Edition, likely published 29 January, 1931 of Virginia Woolf's first novel. 8vo. 375 pp. Publisher's green cloth, gilt titles, spine faded otherwise a very good example. Edward Sackville-West's copy (Vita Sackville-West's cousin) with his library bookplate to the front pastedown and his note to the front free endpaper. "Given to me by Virginia / 13. 2. 31" and his notation on the rear free endpaper. "C-P / 11 Rue Scholscher / Paris". "When Eddy (Edward Sackville-West) was twenty-three he first went to dine with Virginia and Leonard Woolf on 14 July 1925, and by the end of that month he had lent Virginia a piano. So began a scratchy but enduring friendship, which resulted, as early as 1925, in a commission from Virginia ro write a pamphlet eventually called The Apology Of Arthur Rimbaud: A Dialogue and published by the Hogarth Press two years later". De-la-Noy, Michael, Eddy, The Life of Edward Sackville-West. Kirkpatrick and Clarke A1d. A very nice Bloomsbury Association. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        LES AUQUES - 1 ª Edición 1931

      ORBIS, BARCELONA 1931 - LES AUQUES - 1 ª Edición 1931 - Amades, J. ,Colomines, J., Vila P. - 2 Volums - Ed Orbis 1931-1932, Barcelona, 1931 .- Gran foli - 2 vols. (Vol. 1: Text. Frontis color, 198 p., amb gravats negre i color - vol. 2: cent facsímils de auques, 10 en color) Exemplar núm 322 d'una edició de 465. Paper fil, barbes. Arpillera editorial. Edició de gran qualitat sobre les auques, amb un primer volum de text històric-explicatiu, profusament il lustrat amb bells exemples d'imatgeria popular, seguit del catàleg de les cent auques contingudes en el segon volum, cent esplèndides auques, a doble pàgina, en negre, i algunes, espectaculars, a tot color. Bon exemplar. Cultura popular. Folklore. Art popular. Catalunya. Bibliofília. Popular culture. Popular art. Catalonia LES AUQUES - 1ª Edició 1931 - Amades, J. ,Colomines, J., Vila P. - 2 Volums - Ed. Orbis 1931-32, Barcelona, 1931.- Gran folio - 2 vols. (vol. 1: Text. Frontis color, 198 p., con grabados negro y color - vol. 2: cien facsímiles de aleluyas, 10 en color) Ejemplar nº 322 de una edición de 465. Papel hilo, barbas. Arpillera editorial. Edición de gran calidad sobre las aleluyas catalanas (denominadas "auques"), con un primer volumen de texto histórico-explicativo, profusamente ilustrado con bellos ejemplos de imaginería popular, seguido del catálogo de las cien aleluyas contenidas en el segundo volumen, cien espléndidas reproducciones en facsímil, a doble página, en negro, y algunas, espectaculares, a todo color. Buen ejemplar. Cultura popular. Folklore. Arte popular. Cataluña. Bibliofilia. Popular culture. Popular art. Catalonia [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ESTAMPAS DE TOROS

      Librería de Pedro Vindel, Madrid 1931 - Folio. Frontis con litografía a color con retrato de Francisco Montes, por Cavanna en la Litografía de Laujol, XII p. de portada a dos tintas, negra y sanguina, e introducción de Gregorio Corrochano con su firma en facsímil. CCC láminas con su ficha en negro y color, 6 h. de índices y 1 h. de colofón. Encuadernación editorial en tela y sobrecubierta de solapas, la superior ilustrada a color. - Importante obra de referencia que reproduce y describe las más importantes estampas taurinas de los siglos XVIII y XIX. Ejemplar nº 186 de una tirada de 500 ejemplares numerados. [Urquijo nº 2.987. B. Nacional nº 3.068] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Berrocal Libros Antiguos]
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        AUTOGRAFOS HISPANO AMERICANOS.

      - Importante colección con 208 autógrafos en facsímil de los más destacados personajes Hispano Americanos de los siglos XIX y XX: Pardo Bazán, Rubén Darío, Pío Baroja, Romero de Torres, Roso de Luna, Ramón Franco, Ruperto Chapí, Marcos Zapata, Pi y Margall, Ortega y Gasset, Chueca, Ramón y Cajal etc. Madrid, Est. Gráfico La Madrileña, 1931, 28x38, sin paginar (300 págs. aprox.). Láminas con ilustraciones de Benlliure, Apeles Mestres, Cecilio Plá, José Villegas, Alvaro Alcalá Galiano, etc. Encuadernado en tela editorial verde estampada en oro, margenes laterales de lomera rozados. (38195).

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        Special report by His Majesty's government in the United kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Council of the League of nations on the progress of 'Iraq during the period 1920-1931.

      Printed and published by his Majesty's Stationary Office., London 1931 - 331 pages including tables plates, folded maps 25 cm [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources 1745-1799

      Washington: Government Printing Office 1931 - 39 volumes (complete), thick 8vo., bound in publisher's dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. First edition, published between 1931 and 1944; each volume with a facsimile Washington bookplate; foreword by Herbert Hoover. Jack Nichols's set, with the Indiana historian's name embossed on the front covers. (Shop purchase only; cannot be shipped.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE DIFFERENTIAL ANALYZER. A NEW MACHINE FOR SOLVING DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

      The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia 1931 - First Edition. [2-volume title], 816 pages. We offer here the entire Volume 212 of the Journal of the Franklin Institute, Nos 1267-1272, July-December 1931. An exlibrary bound in buckram with gold stamped lettering on the spine panel, institutional bookplate, library pocket and remains of check-out sheet in rear, and several institutional notations internally. There is some damage to some pages in the gutter area due to the way the stitching was done to make up the volume. Original wrappers are not bound in. Cloth. Includes the article by Vannevar Bush "'The Differential Analyzer. A New Machine for Solving Differential Equations" found on pages 447-488. The article contains 21 figures, including 9 photographs of portions of the machine (unlike Babbage's early designs for calculators, this design was actually built and in service at MIT). The article goes on to detail the mechanical challenges, underlying philosophy, and methods used by the device. Vannevar Bush 'was MIT's first Vice President and Dean of Engineering from 1932-1939. While at MIT he invented the differential analyzer, an analog device that was the most powerful computing machine prior to the electronic digital computer.The differential analyzer proved so useful that copies were built at the University of Pennsylvania, the General Electric Plant in Schenectady, New York, and the Ballistics Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground.' (see Origins of Cyberspace 244). This volume also includes articles by Zworykin on photocell theory and practice, earthquakes, the Bartol Research Foundation and many other articles. A nice addition to any collection of work on early computing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Das Reich. Sehr seltene Originalausgabe!!!

      Verlag Das Reich, 1931, Berlin. Hielscher, Friedrich: Das Reich. Verlag Das Reich, Berlin 1931. Sehr seltene Originalausgabe von 1931. Sammlerstück-Akzeptabel. Original Ganzleinen mit Goldprägung. Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen und mit kleiner Verschmutzung auf dem Deckel (siehe Bild). Vorsatz fleckig. Bibliothekskennung mit Bleistift und Etikett des Dokumentenkabinetts im Vorsatz. Titelblatt mit kleinerer Verschmutzung. Schnitt fleckig. 380 Seiten. Leichte Buntstiftmarkierung auf einer Seite. Papier altersgemäß gering nachgedunkelt. Insgesamt ordentlich..

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        The Waves

      Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, London 1931 - Review copy of the first edition, with Hogarth Press slip laid in, noting the date of publication as "8.10.31." Although The Waves is usually grouped with her novels, Woolf herself called this experimental work a "play-poem," an almost musical arrangement of six alternating streams of consciousness, tracing the thoughts of a group of childhood friends through their lives: "So I went out. I saw the first morning he would never see -- the sparrows were like toys dangled from a string by a child. To see things without attachment, from the outside, and to realise their beauty in itself -- how strange!" Woolf struggled with the manuscript for years, and in a diary entry of January 1930, confided: "Sometimes I am out of touch; but go on; then again feel that I have at last, by violent measures - like breaking through gorse - set my hands on something central." After Woolf's suicide in 1941, Leonard Woolf chose her epitaph from the last lines of The Waves. Woolmer 279. A lovely copy of a fragile book, with the scarce review slip. Octavo, original plum cloth with gilt lettering to spine, original unclipped pictorial dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell. Light foxing to edges and preliminaries, lightest foxing to dust jacket, spine toned with one small pencil mark. Original publisher's review slip laid in. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        East Coasting

      London and North Eastern Railway, London 1931 - Printed at the Curwen Press. Early work by Bawden. Original stapled orange wrappers a little dusty at the edges otherwise a very good copy of this scarce promotional booklet enhanced by characteristic Bawden illustrations and decorations. pp64. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Frances Wetherell]
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        Building Plans and Elevations for James J. Hjul on Harrison St. on the Corner of Harrison St. and Essex St., San Francisco.

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, July 1927 - November 1931. - Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size varies. 20 sheets. Job #003. 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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        The New Review -- Volume 1, Number 1

      Paris: [no publisher]. 1931. First. Magazine. Small quarto. 69pp. Paper wrappers with unopened pages. Sunned with some wear to the spine and bumping to the corners, very good. The first of a five-issue literary magazine, published from 1930 to 1932, that devoted itself to "the modern arts, such as photography, the cinema, sound and talking films, phonograph records, radio, etc." It was edited by the American author and translator Samuel Putnam, along with help from Ezra Pound, Maxwell Bodenheim, and Richard Thoma. This issue features several contributions from Jean Cocteau, including a five-page poem ("Angel Wuthercut"), an illustration, a photograph of Cocteau, and a still from his first film, La Vie d'un Poete, the first film of The Orphic Trilogy. It also includes an early poem from Richard Eberhart and contributions from Pound, Bodenheim, Massimo Bontempelli, E. Gimenez Caballero, George Reavey, H.R. Hays, Richard Thoma, V.F. Calverton, Wambly Bald, George Antheil, Willard Widney, Ian Mackay, Francis Musgrave, and Horace Bevans. .

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        British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1931 Through December 1931

      British Columbia Telephone Company, British Columbia 1931 - Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Cover photo of the Victoria Exchange; Company launches employee sales plan; feature on Leo Griggs with photos; Ladner forges to the front as a farming district - with photos; Important changes in Prince George; Mission and Revelstoke; Remodelling Victoria Exchange; Our Trans-Canada Link is growing; - 3 pages with photos; Record holiday load handled by Vancouver toll office; Vancouver-Victoria Cable line severed by Dredge; Engineeers walking all over the province - 4 pages with photos and text; Proper posture; Statement of Development - a table listing the number of operating phones in towns across the province; Campbell River - Cape Lazo Cable is big job for this month - 2 pages; Keeping pace with Schedule on Trans-Canada Line; Philip Creagh - Nanaimo wire chief; Centralized billing system now in effect; Breaking of insulators may have serious consequences; Ocean Falls joins our system and receives first toll service - great photo; Powell River - Cape Lazo Cable successfully laid - 3 pages with photos; Harvey Sauder; A P.A.B.X. is now serving the B.C. Electric Railway Co.; Cover photo of the Victoria exchange; Victoria traffic and commercial staffs now under same roof - text and great art deco photos; One-Fourth of Work on Trans-Canada line completed; C. Whitmore Halford; new phone system in Powell river - 2 pages with photos; All Canadian route from Vancouver to Winnipeg; Trans-Canada construction photos; Vancouver talks with Berlin; Coal Harbour Regatta broadcast from radiotelephone ship; A telephone man in Turkey; Thrilling events preceded opening of Ocean Falls service - with photos; The Huntingdon System is Acquired; The Municipality of Maple Ridge; N.J. Dunlop; A telephone man in South America; Telephone Co-operators; Cover photo of Vancouver fire alarm switchboard; Telephone to the rescue when fire threatens; Great photos of laying cables across Victoria Harbour; Selling Telephone Service; A telephone man in India; Three Nanaimo phone men attempt to save three children in Nanaimo River; Gerald C. Clarke; Two-Thirds of Trans-Canada line complete; Prince George visits plant where our dial equipment was made, in Lancashire; Successful picnic; Princeton to be important link in Trans-Canada line; Wiring plans; The Modern Mouse must have a Telephone House (mouse moves into pay phone); Bigger phone directory - 2 pages with interesting photos; Phone poles go over mountains - several photos; Ervin J. Davis; Trans-Atlantic service growing; Herman A. Nicholson; and more. Average wear. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon top edge of text else unmarked. Binding intact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Essentials

      Chicago: Private Edition. 1931. First. First edition. Fine in a lightly age-toned, fine dustwrapper. One of 1000 numbered copies, this is copy #166, and is Signed by the author. Toomer's second book; his first, the novel Cane, was the first book of the Harlem Renaissance. Our observation based on copies of this title that we have seen is that relatively few were actually signed and distributed at the time of publication, and that the vast majority of copies were either destroyed, or languished in warehouses until after Toomer's death. .

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        Essentials: Definitions and Aphorisms (First Edition, inscribed by Toomer's wife)

      Private Edition, Chicago 1931 - First Edition. One of 1000 copies printed, this copy being unnumbered. INSCRIBED by Toomer's wife, Marjorie Content Toomer, on the second blank, and dated 1977 (Jean Toomer died in 1967). Fine in a fresh, Fine dust jacket. Jacket has just a hint of toning along a couple of edges, else a pristine copy. A collection of brief philosophical musings by a key member of the Harlem Renaissance. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Essentials

      Chicago: Private Edition. 1931. First. First edition. Fine, lacking the dustwrapper. Limited to an edition of 1000, this copy is unnumbered and unsigned (as are most -- very few copies were actually distributed at the time of publication). Toomer's second book, a collection of "observations" that define his world-view as formed during the height of the Harlem Renaissance, which he himself launched with the publication of his first book, Cane. .

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        Viaggio di Garara.

      Giuseppe Morreale, Milano 1931 - In 12 broché, 131 pages, envoi de l'auteur. Petit manque en bas du dos sinon bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Northern New Jersey Telephone Directory WInter 1930-31 (Arlington, Bayonne, Bloomfield, Bound Brook, Chatham, Cliffside, Clifton

      NJ BELL TELEPHONE CO. 1931 - Closter, Dover, Elizabeth, Englewood, Hackensack, Hackettstown, Harrison, Hillside, Irvington, Jersey City, Lebanon, Little Falls, Mahwah, Madison, Metuchen, Montclair, Morristown, New Brunswick, Netcong, Newark, North Bergen, Nutley, Oradell, Passaic, Oranges, Paterson, Perth Amboy, Plainsfield, Ramsey, Ridgewood, Roselle, Rutherford, Somerville, Teaneck, Union City, Waldwick, and Wood-Ridge. General shelf wear, tanned pages, rubbed cover, creased corners & spine, spine bent open from use, and few small soil spots. DATE PUBLISHED: 1931 EDITION: 1080+ [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The dream life of Balso Snell

      Contact Editions, Paris & New York 1931 - 95p., 6.5x9.75 inches, very good limited first edition #234/500 copies in sewn wraps chipped at the top of spine obliterating the "The" in the spine title; expect general wear and severe "reader's cracking" of spine. Textblock has begun to crack in several places, all threads still intact, paperstocks have browned (particularly the light Bristol wraps) West's first book, a scatological sneer at writing novels. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Far Away and Long Ago. A History of my Early Life. With wood engravings by Eric Fitch Daglish, and an introduction by R.B.Cunninghame Graham. (SIGNED LIMITED EDITION).

      J.M.Dent & Sons, London 1931 - Limited Edition. One of only 110 hand-numbered copies (100 of which were for sale). Printed at the Temple Press, Letchworth. 337pp. Full vellum with gilt lettering to spine and a gilt owl illustration to upper board. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With a frontispiece and eleven full-page wood engravings and numerous additional illustrations in the text. Plus an additional tipped-in wood engraving SIGNED by Daglish. Vellum quite marked and boards just beginning to bow as is customary with this material. Minor crease to head of spine. The lightest smattering of foxing to front and rear endpapers, else a fine copy internally. No dust wrapper, as issued. A magnificent and very scarce volume. Eric Fitch Daglish (1892–1966) was a member of the society of Wood Engravers and a close friend of Eric Gill and John and Paul Nash. A celebrated book illustrator, Daglish produced the artwork for his own nature books as well as supplying bespoke artwork for other publications, most famously the wood engravings accompanying the 1927 issue of Issac Walton's Complete Angler. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE GENTLEMEN ADVENTURERS.

      McClelland & Stewart, (1931)., Toronto - Pinkerton, Robert E THE GENTLEMEN ADVENTURERS. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, (1931). 8vo., 357pp. First edition. Gilt lettered blue cloth. A near fine copy in a very good example of the uncommon dustwrapper showing a few small chips at the perimeter. Pinkerton's history of the Hudson's Bay Company. Very Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

      DOUBLEDAY,DORAN & CO, NEW YORK 1931 - Spine is fraying and faded. Corners bumped. Edges and pages are discolored. Worn green cloth binding. Previous owners name inside front cover and front endpaper. None of the pages are torn or marked. No illustrations. Binding becoming loose. DATE PUBLISHED: 1931 EDITION: 299 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Night Before Christmas

      George C. Harrap & Co 1931 - Cream-color pictorial wraps. Edges slightly bumped. Red and white decorative endpapers. Four, full-page color plates. Black and white line drawings throughout. DJ has a little soiling. A tiny chip from top edge. Spine a little tanned. In archival cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Old Waldorf Bar Days

      Aventine Press: New York, 1931: First Edition, as stated at rear of pages. Signed by Oscar Tschirky, the matre d'hotel of the Waldorf-Astoria, inscribed to a previous owner. Tschirky was commonly known as "Oscar of the Waldorf", and is credited with creating the Waldorf Salad. In Very Good condition. Pages are age toned. Rear hinge appears repaired. Gutter at title page showing slight separation. Silver cloth shows light scuffing and light wear with small areas of loss to the silver finish. Boards show edge wear, with light fraying, and a few dings. Laid in is a typed cocktail recipe card for the "Union League Appetizer". A lovely association copy, signed by Oscar of the Waldorf.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        LA PLUS VIELLE HISTOIRE DU MONDE

      - (FRANCOISE)illus. LA PLUS VIELLE HISTOIRE DU MONDE. Paris: Jardin des Modes nd [1931]. Obl. 4to, accordion-stlye folded linen pages, light cover soil, small soil area on 2 interior pages and new spine, really VG. One of the first BATIK printed books (using vegetable dyes) and featuring Francoise's charming, stylized color illustrations on every page. Quite scarce and certainly ususual. (see Bader p.52-3).

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Plus Vieille Histoire Du Monde (Cloth Book)

      Paris: Jardins Des Modes [1931]. Cloth book with sheared edges and original herringbone patterned spine, light spotting to covers and some offsetting internally, but a very nice copy overall. Unlike any other cloth book, this is indeed, "a minor work of art," (Bader pg. 52). The story of creation told in French and illustrated with bright, bold colors printed directly on linen pages with vegatable dyes. Rare.. First Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good. Illus. by Francoise. Oblong 4to.

      [Bookseller: E M Maurice Books, LLC, ABAA]
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        GUYS AND DOLLS (Advance Review Copy of the 1st Edition)

      Stokes, New York 1931 - Runyon, Damon. GUYS AND DOLLS. NY: Stokes, 1931. First Edition. Uncorrected Advance Review Copy of the First Edition, perfect bound in THE ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATED WRAPPERS which match the original dust jacket. Date-stamped by the publisher on the preliminary blank: "Pub'n Date Aug 20 1931" and despite some chipping, light wear, a partial clean tear along the fold of the rear wrapper and a touch of light staining, this is a Very Good firm and unrestored example with great eye appeal. GUYS AND DOLLS is a notoriously difficult first edition to find, especially in DJ. "Proof" copies like this from the 1930s were produced in miniscule numbers for in-house editing only and this may be the only surviving advanced review copy of GUYS AND DOLLS in dust jacket to exist; we've certainly never seen or heard of another. The 1955 film musical starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra stayed remarkable true to the quirky Runyon-esque world of argot-driven New York Gangsters and their madcap "dolls. Housed in a fine quarter morocco slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ABAA]
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        GUYS AND DOLLS

      NY: Frederick A. Stokes, (1931) - Rare Advance Copy of the First Edition of this classic. The advance review slip is tipped in, announcing publication date as Aug 20, 1931 with a retail price of $2.00. The red cloth boards present much wear, with fraying at extremities, but with the black lettering of author and title sharp and not at all faded. Lacking the seldom seen dust jacket, this copy is presented in a beautiful red custom cloth and morocco clamshell box. Signed and dated on the front pastedown by noted critic Philip Lubin on 12/12/31. A unique literary collectible, and a wonderful example of Broadway Americana. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Pier Books, Inc.,ABAA, ILAB, ABA]
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        Guys and Dolls

      Frederick A. Stokes 1931 - First Edition, First Printing with the 1931 date on title page and copyright page without any indication of later printings. A lovely copy with light discolorization to the front panel of the book. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leans. The pages are clean with a small bookplate to the pasted endpaper. Overall, a sharp copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION, in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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