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        Amok: A Story

      The Viking Press, 1931-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. New York: The Viking Press, 1933. 121 pp. First American edition, fifth printing. Signed by the author on the free front end paper in fountain pen; apparently the pen lacked ink on the first letter, so the re-inked test stroke became the basis of it. Zweig was an enormously popular writer in America and the world in the early thirties. If the antique Boston bookstore stamp on the front end paper is any clue, he may have been in the city to research Christian Science founder Mary Baker Eddy at her Boston headquarters. Very Good hardcover in Good+ dust jacket. A bit of foxing to fore edge, Old Corner Book Store stamp on ffep, some green offsetting to gutters. Jacket has moderate foxing on front panel and edges, a few small pen marks, small nick in spine, price intact. Rare signature from the Austrian novelist.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Order of the Genes C, Sh and Wx in Zea Mays with Reference to a Cytologically Known Point in the Chromosome; A Correlation of Cytological and Genetical Crossing-Over in Zea Mays

      Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 17, No. 8, pp. 485-497, August. PAPERBACK. Very good condition. First edition. Offprint. Original wrappers. Ownership stamp of J.T. Baldwin, Jr. on front cover. 2 articles.* Genetics. Nobel Prize. "McClintock and Creighton proved the link between chromosomal crossover during meiosis and the recombination of genetic traits." Wikipedia Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good. 1931.

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        The Glass Key

      Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. First Edition, First Printing. In a second state dust jacket, with reviews on the front flap, and is a bit shorter. In Very Good condition, in a Good dust jacket. Name of former owner and two small damp stains on paste down. Cloth shows rubbing, sunning to spine and edgewear. The dust jacket has tape repairs to both sides, splits, creasing, rubbing and edge wear. Fragile and worn along the folds. Presents well; extremely scarce in dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        THE CHIMES

      London: Limited Editions Club, 1931. hardcover. Spine a bit darkened, as usual, but gilt bright. Near Fine in a lightly soiled, Near Fine slipcase. Arthur Rackham. Quarto (7-3/4" x 11-1/2") bound in decorated buckram with gilt highlights; 166 pages. Designed and printed by George Jones. Copy #397 of 1500 illustrated with six full-page black and white illustrations and fourteen smaller black and white drawings throughout the text by Arthur Rackham. SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1931., 1931. First edition. Fine and extremely bright, clean copy lacking the very rare dust jacket. Introduction by Heywood Broun. Damon Runyon (1888-1946) wrote many excellent short stories in which much that went on was on the wrong side of the law. In this book there are thirteen short stories where the characters live in the area of show business, gambling, fashion, etc. and meet in the world of crime and felony. Queen's Quorum 84 says, "...... the reader meets a choice collection of cheap chiselers, chippie chasers, and cheesecake chewers --- or to put it differently, the Runyon guys and dolls are Broadway banditti, metropolitan mobsters, Gotham gunmen, and Times Square thugs. The great modern interpreter of The Main Stem, however, leavened his tales of passion and violence with a unique type of humor which can only be described as New York Runyonese." A Haycraft/Queen Cornerstone mystery title and a Queen's Quorum selection. An exceptional copy of an elusive book.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Sammlung Ey Düsseldorf. Mit einem Vorwort von Max Osborn.

      Düsseldorf, Selbstverlag Frau Ey. (1931). Gr.-Oktav. 96 S. Mit 119 schw.-w. Abb. Broschur (Schwarzer Vorderdeckel mit hellem Ei).. Widmungsexemplar - mit handschriftlicher Widmung und Unterschrift "Frau Johanna Ey" 1946 - Einband geringf. angeschmutzt und berieben

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat am St. Vith]
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        The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come

      New York: Scribners, 1931. Limited ed. Hardcover. Very Good +. N.C. Wyeth. Number 309 of 512 (12 for presentation) copies signed by illustrator N.C. Wyeth. All plates (including frontispiece) with intact tissue guards. Vellum spine with blue boards. Slight wear to spine. Text block near fine.

      [Bookseller: Liberty Book Store]
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      Gallimard, 1931. in12 Broché

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      New York: The Colophon, 1931. boards. 4to. boards. Part five. Limited to 3000 copies. Covers designed by Dwiggins. Articles by various authors printed by various printers and including the dry print "Hilltop" by the Canadian artist David B. Milne which is signed in pencil below the plate.Some rubbing and toning of spine. Print is in very fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States - Japan: 1931-1941. Complete in Two (2) Volumes 78th Congress, 1st Session - House Document No. 339

      Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office. Hardcover. Volume I contains 947 pages and fold-out map. Volume II consists of 816 pages. "The documents published in these volumes were selected with a view to presenting a comprehensive record of the diplomatic relations between the United States and Japan in regard to matters related to the causes of conflict between the two countries from the beginning of the Japanese occupation of Manchuria on September 18, 1931, to the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and the declaration of war by the United States on December 8, 1941. Each volume bears gift greetings upon front free endpaper and prior owner's blind stamp upon title page. Bindings intact. Handsome gilt lettering and decoration upon each backstrip. Fore-edges of each board bear moisture stains. The front board of Volume II is 50% affected by this staining. Modest ink(?) stain to fore-edge of volume I. A sound copy of this fascinating set. . Fair. 1943. First Edition.

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      London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd., 1931. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine. This is the first edition, first printing, hardcover binding, in the exceptionally rare dust jacket. India is a collection of 10 speeches by Churchill as part of his campaign against the India Bill, over which he broke with his party’s leadership. Though his cause was lost, these speeches are considered to contain some of the finest examples of Churchill's rhetorical brilliance. Churchill spent formative time as a young 19th century cavalry officer fighting on the northwest Indian frontier, about which he would write his first published book. He did not adopt an early progressive attitude toward relinquishing control over the crown jewel of Britain's colonial empire. Nonetheless, it is instructive to remember that many of Churchill's dire warnings about Indian independence proved prophetic. Churchill had warned that too swift a British withdrawal from India would lead to bloody civil war and sectarian strife between Hindus and Muslims, Hindu domination, and destabilizing political balkanization of the subcontinent. All these predictions came to pass and, to a considerable extent, persist today. The first edition is most commonly found in orange paper wraps. A much rarer variant was issued in a hardcover binding. Hardcover first editions were issued in a striking orange dust jacket that ranks among the rarest dust jackets in the Churchill canon. Here is beautiful, near-fine plus copy in the original dust jacket. The coarse cloth orange cloth binding of the scarce hardcover edition proved highly susceptible to both soiling and sunning. Hence it is obvious when one of the few surviving dust jackets is "married" to a previously unjacketed copy. Owing to its dust jacket, this example is a stunning survivor. The binding remains square, clean, and vividly bright, with sharp corners and virtually no wear. A hint of soiling at the spine ends corresponds to dust jacket losses, but even there remains distinctly brighter than any unjacketed copies we see. The contents remain bright with a crisp feel, showing no spotting or previous ownership marks. The page edges show mild age-toning and just a few barely discernible instances of spotting. The dust jacket retains bright faces and suffers only moderate spine toning, but does show age and wear. The rear face is complete apart from a small triangular loss at the upper edge. The spine has a trivial strip loss at the tail, a .5 inch long loss at the lower front hinge, and shallow loss at the spine head to a maximum depth of approximately .25 inch. The spine head loss extends into a .75 x .75 inch triangular loss at the upper front face. The front face also shows diagonal scratches, extending from the upper front hinge to the lower front corner, with some closed tears and narrow losses associated, affecting part of the second "E" in "SPEECHES BY" and the "H" in CHURCHILL. We also note minor wear and chip losses to the upper front edge and front flap fold. Nonetheless, a substantially complete example of a very rare dust jacket which has done its job protecting the superlative volume beneath. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A92.1.b, Woods/ICS A38(a), Langworth p.150.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Raggedy Ann in Cookie Land. Signed with detailed original drawing by Gruelle

      Joliet & New York: P.F. Volland. Very Good. 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. A nice clean copy. Restored corner tear to front fly. Full page signed pencil drawing and inscription by Johnny Gruelle; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; [96] pages; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: Virginia Book Shop, Inc.]
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      BERLIN HEINRICH KELLER, 1931.. 198 Abb. Leinen, mit Goldprägung. Guter Zustand, weitere Fotos auf Wunsch kein Problem

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Heinicke]
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        The War in the Air,

      London: Oxford University Press,, 1931-9. being the Story of the Part played in the Great War by the Royal Air Force. 9 volumes octavo, including 2 map-cases. Text volumes in original dark blue buckram, the map-cases are modern copies of the originals, titles gilt to the spines, all of the text volumes, including the Appendices with the dust jackets. Numerous folding maps, 70 of them in the separate map-cases, many in colour. Jackets a little tanned at the spines and with mild crumpling head and tail, but overall very good indeed. All are first editions, apart from volume I, originally published in 1922, which is a second impression "reprinted photographically … from the corrected sheets of the first edition" (imprint). These corrections not noted by Wells. "The first volume of the official Air History … goes outside its subject so far as to deal, in fascinating manner, with the pioneers of aerial navigation … It was an experiment to put an official history of a highly technical subject into the hands of a university professor, however fine a writer; but it must be said that as an experiment it largely succeeded" (Falls). This volume was to be his longest work, " his first experience of writing history on a large scale, and he stated in his preface that 'The writer of this history has endeavoured to make his narrative intelligible to those who, like himself, are outsiders'. His style is here at its simplest, but the fervour of his admiration for the heroism of the air is everywhere apparent and finds memorable expression in the introduction" (ODNB). Raleigh set out to the Middle East to undertake research on volume II, contracted typhoid "when his aeroplane was marooned for four or five days in the desert between Jerusalem and Baghdad", and died a few weeks before the publication of volume I. The writing of the history was taken over by D.G. Hogarth, who was "compelled by ill-health to abandon it" (Falls), the mantle then fell upon Capt. H.A. Jones, head of the Air Historical Section, who completed the task. Falls remarked on the second volume, which was to hand before publication of his War Books: "From the technical point of view it is declared by good authorities to be superior to its predecessor. From the literary point of view it certainly does not disgrace the companion volume. It is altogether a very fine piece of work", and awarded it three stars, reserved by him for books of "superlative merit", and grudgingly granted. A very good set of this much admired history.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Mouth of the Euphrates. Shatt Al Arab and Bahmansihir River from surveys by the Port Directorate, Basra, to 1926.

      London, published at the Admiralty, 1931.. 1025 x 700 mm. Scale 1:100,000.. Engraved chart of Shatt Al Arab and Bahmansihir River, with inset charts showing Abadan to Coal Island including Al Basra and Karun River. Includes tidal information, compass roses, soundings, seabed notations, currents, sandbanks, shoals, lighthouses and beacons picked out in yellow and red, inland elevations, detailing and buildings. First published in 1921, revised in 1931. Signs of contemporary use, with several pencil markings. Folded.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Joy of Cooking, The

      Self published, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Rombauer, Marion. Printed by A. C. Clayton Printing, Clayton, MO. Signed by Nita Rombauer, relation unknown. Rear endpaper states "The cover of this book may be cleaned with a moist cloth". Original blue pebbled cloth. Has silhouettes at the beginning of each chapter. Size: 8mo - over 7 3/4" - 9 3/4" tall. 395pp + 32 unnumbered pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Pages are yellowed. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. There are a few spots along the edges of the pages, but none come close to touching the text. Minor bumping and rubbing, and there are some scratches along the edge of the spine. A couple of minor discolorations on the back cover. Gilt lettering is bright. Illustrator: Rombauer, Marion. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1 lb 10 oz. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: 001535. .

      [Bookseller: Lotzabooks]
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        EL TUNGSTENO (Novela)

      Cenit, Madrid 1931 - VALLEJO César: EL TUNGSTENO (Novela) Madrid. Editorial Cenit. 1931. 205p. 3h. Rústica. Primera edición. Ilustración de portada por Puyol. Buen estado. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cabalgando en un Silbido]
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        Compleet scheepsbestek voor de latere kruiser De Ruyter 1931

      - In drie delen, met als officiele titel op elke hardcovermap, Scheepsbestek voor een beschermden kruiser voor den dienst in Nederlandsch-Indie. 1e deel, Scheepsbestek S1-4 van het IVS, met daarin de complete bouwrichtlijnen voor het te bouwen schip, gekartonneerd 124 blz. 2e deel, Machine bestek MI-MII, +/- 120 blz. M1 betreft, de motoren, M2 betreft de scheepshulpmachines. met daarbij de correspondentie over een aantal zaken betreffende de bouw van het schip (latere jaren gedateerd) van ‘’De Schelde’’, ‘’Wilton-Fijenoord’’ ‘’Yarrow and Co’’ Glasgow. M III, dit derde deel betreft de electrische installatie, hardcover 101 blz., Het gehele bestek van dit schip is compleet. In de bijbehorende correspondentie heeft men het over ''De Ruyter'', waaruit blijkt dat dit scheepsbestek voor de latere De Ruyter is.

      [Bookseller: nautiek]
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        Art et Industrie. Revue. 1931-1933.

      1931-1933; 1931 - Lot de 22 numéros. 1931 (VIIe Année) - n° 1 à 11 (il manque le n° 12), 1932 (VIIIe Année) : n° 3 à 12 ( il manque les n° 1 et 2), 1933 ( IXe Année) : n° 1. Chaque vol. 315 x 245 mm., XII pp.( publicités n/b), 48 pp. texte et nombreuses ill. n/b, agrafé, sous couverture ill. couleurs, n°12 1932 : il manque la page 46, n° 1 1933 : qqs. taches sur première de couverture, 1931 n° 11 : charnière décollée, minimes défauts en bas du dos de certains exemplaires, bel ensemble.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne Richard]
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      Midwest Co., 1931., 1931. First edition. Cloth, 384 pp., 2 maps at rear. Illustrations. A true classic of literature of the Battle of The Little Bighorn. "This book takes the highest rank as invaluable source material."---Dustin 192. "Thomas B. Marquis lived with the Cheyennes for many years and wrote much on the battle. He recounts the experiences of Wooden Leg in A Warrior Who Fought Custer, 1931. This classic is Highspot 83."---Tal Luther, Custer High Spots. Fine, bright copy in a near fine dust jacket. Very scarce in this condition, especially in a dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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      Dublin: The Cuala Press,, 1931. Octavo. Original Holland boards. Title label slightly tanned with a few trivial marks to covers, but a fresh bright copy in excellent condition. First edition, first impression; one of 250 copies, of Lady Gregory's lyrical essay on her home at Coole, with quotations taken from Yeats's paeans to the place which was so vital to his imagination.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Dead Mr. Nixon

      London, Toronto, Melbourne, and Sydney: Cassell and Company, Ltd, 1931. First Edition, First Printing 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. T. H. White's first novel, a mystery co-written with Ronald McNair Scott. Scott's inscription to a previous owner on the first free endpaper. Dark blue cloth boards are rubbed on corners. Quite scarce, only 7 in OCLC. Not much information out there about this title.

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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      Milano 1931; Okart. 124 S. 19 Abb. im Text und 24 Tafeln, Gross-Folio; nur 100 Ex. im Verkauf, 500 Ex. ausserhalb des Handels! Handschriftliche Widmung von Timina Caproni Guasti an Dr. Heinrich Koppenberg (Junkers?). .

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Lehmann]
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        Fille â?¦lisa de Edmound de Goncourt

      With Illustrations by Henri Toulouse-LautrecTOULOUSE-LAUTREC, Henri, [illustrator]. DE GONCOURT, Edmond. La Fille â?¦lisa de Edmound de Goncourt. [Paris: G. Charpentier, Editeur, 1877]. Paris: Librairie De France, 1931.Facsimile edition of Toulouse-Lautrec\'s copy of the first edition with facsimiles of his original marginal watercolors. Limited to 175 numbered copies, this being copy number 31. Two twelvemo volumes (7 3/8 x 4 5/16 inches; 186 x 123 mm).Facsimile copy volume in original yellow wrappers, printed in black on front and back wrappers. Uncut. Back of wrapper lightly soiled. Introduction volume in original drab wrappers. Both volumes housed together in original drab board slipcase. Slipcase with previous owner\'s old ink notes. Overall very good.HBS 64710.$1,500

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        The Chimes

      London: The Limited Editions Club 1931 - Number 399 of 150. Approx. 7 ¾ in. x 11 ¾ in. 128 pp. plus colophon. Signed by Arthur Rackham, illustrator. 20 b/w drawings. Tan cloth with gilt titling on the spine, and a gold-and-black design on the front cover. Top-edge gilt. Designed end-papers. Housed in a slipcase covered with paper designed by Rackham. Some light tan-spotting to the covers of the book. The slipcase shows fading and mottling to the spine along with a little cracking, although the slipcase is tight and complete. Otherwise a fine copy of a desirable book. Weight is 3 lbs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Sonderakten betreffend Speisung der Scheitelhaltung des Hohenzollernkanals. Vom Januar 1931 bis 1943. Mit zahlreichen Skizzen und Tabellen, Lageplänen und dem original Briefwechsel zwischen den einzelnen Behörden. Zahlreiche Großfomatoige, farbige Pläne. Original Fotos.

      Wasserwirtschaftsamt, 1931 - 1943., Potsdam, - 35 x 24 cm. 172 Bölatt. Bücher. 2000g. KT24 (BIN). Zahlreiche Bibliotheksstempel. Standortschildchen aus Papier auf den Rücken geklebt. Bestossen. Gebrauchsspuren. Mit zahlreichen handschriftlichen Aktennotizen. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Umbras Kuriositätenkabinett]
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        These Thirteen

      New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, 1931. First Edition. Bottom edge a little worn, else near fine in a dust jacket with a tiny chip at the bottom right-hand corner of the front flap and very minor wear.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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        Sämtliche Werke (22 Bde. in 24 Büchern).

      Bern/Leipzig, Benteli, 1931-1948. 8°, 1 Fronti., 1 Abb, 10 faksimilierte Texte; je ca. 250 S., HLdr. goldgeprägt m. beigebunden Frontdeckeln, Kopfgoldschnitt, Rücken stark beschienen, min. berieben, sonst tadell Preis in CHF: 715. Einzige vollständige "wissenschaftliche Gesamtausgabe der Werke" Kellers (1819 - 1890). Fränkel musste 1939 als Jude als Hg. ausscheiden und wurde durch Helbling ersetzt. Das Titelsignet wurde nach Arnold Böcklins Keller-Medaille erstellt. Einbandzeichnung von Paul Renner. Mit dieser Ausgabe verbindet sich zugleich ein dunkles Kapitel Wissenschaftsgeschichte, das seinen Höhepunkt mit dem erzwungenen Ausscheiden des Juden Jonas Fränkel aus dem Unternehmen erreichte.- Handbuch der Editionen 327.1.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        Im Lichte der Wahrheit. Gralsbotschaft von Abdruschin. Grosse Ausgabe. 1. Aufl.

      München, Verlag "Der Ruf" G.M.B.H., (1931).. 714 S., Gr.-8°, Goldgepr. O-Leinen. Ein Teil der vorliegenden Vorträge von Oskar Ernst Bernhardt (1875-1941) erschien fünf Jahre zuvor unter gleichem Titel (mit 263 S.). Diese "Gralsbotschaft" ist das Lehrbuch der Gralsgemeinschaft, die von ihm ebenfalls 1928 gegründet wurde. Der Sitz der Bewegung befindet sich auf dem Vomperberg in Tirol. - Einband geringfügig fleckig; Rücken ganz leicht bestossen; 11 Blatt mit angeknickten Ecken, sonst ein gutes Expl. mit Farbkopfschnitt u. Lesebändchen. --- Der Versand erfolgt mit der dtsch. Post bzw. DHL.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Hans-Jürgen Lange]
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        The World Crisis. 1911–1918

      London: Thornton Butterworth, Limited,, 1931. Octavo. Finely bound by Bayntun-Riviere in red crushed morocco, raised bands to spine, titles and lion tools to compartments gilt, single frames to boards and facsimile autograph to front board gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. With 48 maps, charts and illustrations. A fine copy. First one-volume edition, abridged & revised, which contains an extra chapter on the Battle of the Marne not previously printed. This for many is the more manageable version of what may well be Churchill's finest historical work.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        These 13

      New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1931 Publisher's blue cloth boards over light gray cloth spine, spine lettered in red, pictorial blue endpapers with geometric rectangle pattern in white; in the original pictorial dust jacket designed by Arthur Hawkins, with blue and gray stripes and red-orange circles to the front panel and spine, lettered in gray and blue. Fine book; unclipped dust jacket, with a few minor nicks and short tears to the spine head, light toning to the spine, nick to top right corner of front panel and a tiny closed tear to the top edge of the rear panel, bright and clean panels. Overall, a bright and attractive copy, scarce in this condition. These Thirteen is Faulkner's first collection of short stories. It includes thirteen stories: "Victory," "Ad Astra," "All the Dead Pilots," "Crevasse," "Red Leaves," "A Justice," "Hair," "That Evening Sun," "Dry September," "Mistral," "Divorce in Naples," "Carcassonne," and Faulkner's first published short story "A Rose for Emily," which originally appeared in the April 30, 1930 issue of Forum. Although this collection represents his earliest short stories, many elements from Faulkner's novels appear, including the fictional setting Yoknapatawpha County in Mississippi and "the mood of The Sound and the Fury.". 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        The Beginning of the World from the Point of View of Quantum Theory (+) The Evolution of the Universe.

      London, Macmillan & Co, 1931. Royal8vo. 2 volumes in publisher's pictorial cloth. Gilt lettering and Nature's logo to spines and front boards. Entire issue of "Nature", January - June, 1931, Vol. 127 + July -December, Vol. 128, 1931. Entire volumes offered. "Emmanuel College" in gilt lettering to spines. Three small white paper label pasted on to spine. Two library stamps to title-page and first index page. A small tear to top of spine. Very slight wear to extremities, otherwise a very fine and clean copy. Rare in the publisher's binding. [Vol. 127:] Pp. 704-6; [Vol. 128:] P. 706.. First printing of Lemaître's seminal paper, in which the concept of "The Big Bang" was introduced for the first time. With this theory, Lemaître presented the general idea of an evolutionary, finite-age universe, and he combined quantum physics and cosmology for the first time when stating that the expansion [of the universe] started from a "primeval atom". 1931 became Lemaître's "annus mirabilis", as the present paper catapulted him out of obscurity and into fame. "In 1931 Lemaître moved from obscurity to fame. He suggested that the world might have originated from just one quantum of enormous energy and later the same year he developed this scenario into the hypothesis of the primeval atom. According to Lemaître's "fireworks theory of evolution" the world started as a super-radioactive disintegration of the primeval atom. During the 1930's he published several expositions of this idea, the first example of a big bang cosmology." (DSB)"The way in which Lemaître phrased his letter to Nature reveals a close similarity to contemporary discussions among quantum theoreticians and suggest that the source of his primeval universe should be found as much in a quantum theoretical as in a cosmological tradition. It seems that the source of Lemaître's big-bang hypothesis should be sought in a combination of an empirical fact, the existence of radioactive substances, and a theoretical insight, quantum-mechanical indeterminacy. As he later explained, the idea arose when he sought about the conditions for radioactive elements still being with us. Didn't the very long half-lives of these elements, uranium and thorium, indicate that all elements had once been radioactive and that our present world was the nearly burned-out result of a previous radioactive universe." (Kragh, Cosmology and Controversy, P. 47)

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        Sandalmagernes Gade. Fortaelling fra Rom paa Marcus Aurelius' Tid.

      . Orig. udgave. Kbhvn. 1931. 509 s. Indbundet med de orig. omslag og helt guldsnit i smukt mörkeblat helmaroquin med rig gulddekoration pa ryg og permer samt indvendig guldbordure; i kassette. Bindet signeret Jakob Basen - 1940. Medindbundet diverse udklip. * Frits Johansen s. 9..

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        The Moralist

      Mohawk Press / NY, 1931. Hardback.. Very good condition./Very good lightly edgeworn dust jacket.. Rear board slightly dented.

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        Theatres Cinemas Volime 3 Text in French

      Paris: Editions D'Art Charles Moreau, nd. (1931 ?). Loose sheets housed in a portfolio. Cover of portfolio designed by J. Desnos. Fine. Folio, 6 pp. of text plus 50 full page photographs printed one side only on heavy stock. Art Deco architecture and design for theatres and cinemas. Scarce

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      J. Cape & H. Smith, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Jonathan Cape, 1931. First Edition, First Printing, with no subsequent printings mentioned on the copyright page. In Good+ Condition. Clean pages, lightly age toned. Exterior shows rubbing to the bottom edges of the boards and bottom corners. Wear at spine ends, with a few small tears to cloth. Spine has a light roll, and light sunning. Side of page block shows minor wear. Rare.

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        A Homogeneous Universe of Constant Mass and Increasing Radius Accounting for the Radial Velocity of Extra-Galactic Nebulae (+) The Expanding Universe.

      London, The Royal Astronomical Society, 1931. 8vo. Bound in contemporary full blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In "Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society", Vol. 91. Entire issue offered. A very fine and unmarked copy. Pp. 483-90; Pp. 490-501. (Entire volume: (10), (2), 1023 pp].. First English edition, with commentary by Eddington, of Lemaitre's seminal 1927-paper (A HOMOGENEOUS UNIVERSE...) , which constitutes probably the most important contribution to cosmology in the 20th century. Here he introduced for the first time the idea of the expanding universe. With this English translation: "Lemaître's theory was discovered by the international community of astronomers. [...], the Belgian priest suddenly rose to become a celebrated innovator of science". (Kragh, Cosmology and Controversy). Initially the paper was published in Annales de la Société Scientifique de Bruxelles under the title "Un Univers homogène de masse constante et de rayon croissant rendant compte de la vitesse radiale des nébuleuses extragalactiques". Unfortunately, the paper had little impact because the journal in which it was published was not widely read by astronomers outside of Belgium and it was not until 1931 with the present translation that Lemaître's groundbreaking paper became internationally recognized. "In 1925, on his return to Belgium, [Lemaitre] became a part-time lecturer at the Catholic University of Louvain. He then began the report which would bring him international fame, published in 1927 in the Annales de la Société Scientifique de Bruxelles (Annals of the Scientific Society of Brussels), under the title "Un Univers homogène de masse constante et de rayon croissant rendant compte de la vitesse radiale des nébuleuses extragalactique"... In this report, he presented his new idea of an expanding Universe (he also derived Hubble's law and provided the first observational estimation of the Hubble constant) but not yet that of the primeval atom. Instead, the initial state was taken as Einstein's own finite-size static universe model. Unfortunately, the paper had little impact because the journal in which it was published was not widely read by astronomers outside of Belgium.At this time, Einstein, while not taking exception to the mathematics of Lemaître's theory, refused to accept the idea of an expanding universe; Lemaître recalled him commenting "Vos calculs sont corrects, mais votre physique est abominable" ("Your math is correct, but your physics is abominable").Eddington published a long commentary on Lemaître's 1927 article, in which he described the latter as a "brilliant solution" to the outstanding problems of cosmology. Lemaître's THE EXPANDING UNIVERSE is a commentary to this

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      New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1931.. xviii,577pp. Cloth. About fine, in very good, price- clipped dust jacket with two short edge tears, a thin pain drop on the spine panel, a shallow chip at the crown of the spine, and a few smaller, internally mended chips and edge tears. First edition of this noble experiment, introducing to the general public the rich panorama of postwar literary activity on the continent, in England and in Ireland, much of the material translated here for the first time. The editors paid considerable attention to dada and super-realism in France, and works (several for the first time in book form) by Beckett, Joyce, Cunard, H.D., Auden, Cunard, Woolf, Aldington, et al, represent the English language. George Reavey served as one of the co- editors, and special introductions were contributed by several distinguished hands. The publisher went out of business in 1932, which may account for the fact that no second volume appeared, as well as for the fact that this title is somewhat more uncommon than many of its contemporaries of generic similarity. F & F 9.

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        Beim Bau der Chinesischen Mauer. Ungedruckte Erzählungen und Prosa aus dem Nachlass.

      Kiepenheuer, (Berlin). 1931.. 266 S., 3 Bll. 8°, typogr. gest. Orig.-Broschur (Georg Salter).. Erste Ausgabe. - Einbandgestaltung Georg Salter. - Der erste Band der Prosa aus dem Nachlass Kafkas. Die titelgebende Erzählung entstand 1917. Anstoß zur Erzählung gab die Hungermauer, die im 14. Jh. auf der Prager Kleinseite gebaut wurde. Auch wird vielfach ein Vorausahnen der bald entstehenden totalitären Systeme in den Text interpretiert. - Einband u. Rücken gebräunt, Rücken mit Knickspuren, an den Kaputalen restauriert, letzte Lage lose. Sonst gut erhaltenes Exemplar. - Holstein 69. Raabe/Hannig-B. 146.11. Für unsere Schweizer Kunden: Konto in der Schweiz vorhanden

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