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        The Compleat Angler Or the Contemplative Man's Recreation

      George C. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London 1931 - A charming, scarce edition, original, gilt decorated vellum with minor soiling and rubbing. Light foxing to illustrated end-papers and initial/last pages, else Fine. Limited to seven hundred and seventy-five copies, of which this is No. 161, signed by illustrator Arthur Rackham. Latimore, Haskell p. 66-67; Coigney 312; Izaak Walton's famous Discourse of Fish and Fishing for the perusal of Anglers was originally published in 1653. The text is from the fifth edition of 1676, the last to be revised by the author, but the spelling is modernized. Includes twelve color illustrations by Arthur Rackham [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why - ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Life of the Icelander Jon Olafsson: Traveller to India

      Hakluyt Society, Cambridge 1931 - 2 volumes: xxxiv+238pp with frontispiece and 2 other plates, 3 maps of which 2 are foldouts,1 chart and index, list of works by the society at end; xxx+290pp with frontispiece and 2 other plates and index. Octavo (9" x 6") issued in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and pictorial representation of the ship Victoria on the cover, decorative blind stamp to covers. Translated and edited from the Icelandic edition of Sigfus Blondal by Betrtha S Phillpotts. Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Second Series, Numbers 53 and 68. First edition. The autobiography of Jon Olafsson, Traveler to the Indies, remained unprinted in Icelandic, save for a few excerpts, until 1908-9, when an edition by Sigfus Blondal, Librarian to the Royal Library, was published in Copenhagen by the Icelandic Literary Society. The text in this edition, which was based on a scholarly collation of the extant MMS., has been implicitly followed in the English translation. Condition: Spine ends moderately rubbed, volume II spine lightly sunned. A very good copy lacking jackets. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
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        THE COMPLEAT ANGLER

      Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1931. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Rackham, Arthur. Very good condition with no wrapper. Bound in brown leather with embossed decoration at front edges and with gilt titles. Top edge gilt. Two-tone green pictorial endpapers. 12 tissue-guarded colour plates and b/w text illustrations. Spine and corners very slightly bumped and rubbed. Tiny worn patch to lower edge of rear cover. Some very faint marking to covers. Light foxing throughout. Lower corner of half-title and frontis creased, tiny nick to edge of half-title page. All other plates fine condition. [R]

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        Florilège des Conteurs Galants du 18e

      Paris, Librairie de France 1931 - Florilège des Conteurs Galants du XVIIIe siècle. Paris, Librairie de France, 1931. Deux volumes in-4 [275 x 220 mm], demi-serpent brun à coins, dos à nerfs, gardes de papier marbré, têtes dorées, couvertures et dos conservés (T. Grandjean, Le Locle). Illutrés de 40 planches hors-texte en noir et 24 en couleurs par Adrien Bagarry. Les ornements sont de Boris Grosser, la couverture de Jean Boisseau. Les 18 Textes sont de Diderot, de Caylus, de Bernis, de Bouflers, Cazotte, Restif de La Bretonne, de Voisenon, Godard d'Aucour, Voltaire, Pigault-Lebrun, Pinot Duclos, de Nerciat, de La Morlière, de Laurens, Marchal, Crebillon fils, et Vivant Denon. Tiré à 3100 exemplaires celui-ci l’un des 2500 sur vélin d’Alfa Navarre à la forme (no 799). Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heino Meyer]
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        This Side of Paradise

      Charles Scribner's Sons [Scribners; Scribner], New York 1931 - A near fine book in a good original dustjacket. The book is the uncommon 17th printing (1931); according to Bruccoli, there were 290 copies of it. The dustjacket is the eleventh printing (March 1921). Though surviving jackets from early printings are routinely married to better books, I'm prepared to believe this book and jacket have been together their whole lives. The boards and gilding are bright, with minute losses at "SCRIBNERS" consistent with chipping to the dustjacket. The front hinge is tender but holding; the spine is a little cocked; there's a shadow at the first blank from a clipping once laid in, which carries faintly onto the half-title. The book is excellent. The dustjacket has suffered some chips and tears, and may owe its survival to some long-ago tape reinforcements, shadows from which remain. Still, when one can find a jacket for this book at all, many things can be forgiven. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: William Miglore]
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        El tungsteno. (Novela) / Prólogo de la Editorial

      - PRIMERA EDICION.- Madrid: Ed. Cenit, 1931.- 205 p., 3 h.; 8º (19 cm.); Enc. en Media Piel Nueva, conserva la cubierta anterior pintada por Puyol.- (La Novela Proletaria).- La cubierta anterior original se encuentra recortada por los márgenes. Salvo esto, en impecable estado. Libro en español [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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        The Iliad

      London: The Nonesuch Press, 1931 In full niger morocco, a little sunned at head & spine, gilt double lines, couple of small marks to rear cover. Spine, has raised bands, title and tooling in gilt. Internally, marbled endpapers, NO inscriptions, text block head in gilt, other edges uncut, [2], 926 pp, [3]. An edition limited to 925 for the UK market and 525 for the US. Greek and English text on opposite pages. English text is printed from the first (1715) edition of Pope's Iliad. Lovely edition.

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        FABLES OF AESOP

      1931 - According to Sir Roger L'Estrange. With Fifty Drawings by Alexander Calder. [Paris:] Harrison of Paris | New York: Minton, Balch and Company, (1931). Original beige paper-covered boards with unlettered beige cloth spine, with dust jacket. First Edition, printed in France, of which this is one of twenty copies on Auvergne hand-made paper designated "Not For Sale," as specified in the Publisher's Note. (There were also 595 numbered copies on Auvergne, plus 50 copies on Guarro Spanish rag paper.) The fifty drawings by Calder are quite whimsical, along the lines of his wire sculptures for which he is considerably more famous. This is a near-fine copy; the very scarce dust jacket, on which is reproduced one of Calder's drawings, is near-fine as well (very slight wear at the corners, one small chip out of the front flap). Quite uncommon in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT: A CAREER IN PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRACY

      The Bobbs-Merrill Company (1931), Indianapolis - SIGNED on the front free endpaper by Roosevelt. Some fading to spine with light wear to the tips. Housed in a new, handsome half blue morocco leather slipcase with a cloth chemise. Uncommon title to find signed, especially without an inscription. Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper but in a Fine slipcase [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        GRAPHISMES. Suite de 10 gravures.

      1931 - Sans lieu [Paris] ni nom d'éditeur [Imprimerie Vernant], 1931. Grand in-quarto (233 X 300) en feuilles, couverture rempliée, chemise jaune et étui noir de l'éditeur ; 1 feuillet blanc, faux-titre, titre, table, 40 pages non chiffrées, justification du tirage, achevé d'imprimer, 2 feuillets blancs. PREMIER TIRAGE des 10 EAUX-FORTES gravées en taille-douce par Jean-Emile LABOUREUR. Tirage limité à 99 EXEMPLAIRES numérotés sur papier de HOLLANDE Van Gelder (n°75). L'ouvrage contient dix feuillets double comportant sur la première page un titre et une légende reproduisant une citation littéraire (Restif de la Bretonne, Oscar Wilde, Chateaubriand, La Bruyère, etc.) ou des extraits de journaux ou guides, le second feuillet constituant la gravure en taille-douce, sous serpente. Ce recueil a été imprimé aux dépens de l'auteur par les soins de M. Vernant, imprimeur en taille-douce pour les gravures, et de Louis Kaldor, maître-imprimeur, pour la typographie. L'emboitage a été spécialement établi par le relieur A. J. GONON. Cet ouvrage a été conçu sur un mode « existentiel », comme le révèle une lettre de l'artiste à l'un de ses admirateurs, le docteur Séval : « Et puisque vous me parlez de livre « à rebours », dont les images préexisteraient au texte, je vous en adresse un. C'est mon album de "Graphismes" : les gravures ont été conçues et exécutées avant les textes (empruntés à droite et à gauche) dont je les ai accompagnées. » (Sylvain Laboureur, Catalogue complet de l'oeuvre de Jean-Emile Laboureur, Tome II, 409). BEL ILLUSTRE, peu fréquent, en PARFAIT ETAT. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ERIC CASTERAN]
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        The Name of Action

      Doubleday, Doran, NY 1931 - A couple of small sunned spots on spine, very light upper spine wear, else VG to VG+ in a good, price-clipped Dust Jacket with an internal spine hole, and spine chipped and faded with lettering barely readable. Very uncommon; the author's second mystery. Only 1000 copies were printed in the US. Greene refused to allow the book to be reprinted. Extremely uncommon title [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Cove Book Shop]
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        Wuthering Heights

      London: Duckworth,, 1931. Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full crimson morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, inner dentelles gilt, black endpapers, top edge gilt. With 12 wood engravings by Clare Leighton. A fine copy. First Duckworth edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Santa Fe Trail To California

      The Book Club of California 1931 - One of 300 copies. Edited by Douglas S. Watson. Folio, natural morocco backstrip, stamped in blind, tan cloth boards. Seven small drawings, sixteen full-page drawings and two folding maps. Rough-cut pages are bright, clean and unmarked on the interior; fine, almost like new condition. Cloth covers and leather spine are also very good+ to near fine; some slight shelfwear to the spine. Binding is solid and tight. Fold-out segments are pristine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: B Street Books]
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        AMPHITRYON 38

      - Paris, Les Editions du Belier, 1931, 4º mayor piel, 213 págs.+ 2 h. Ilustrada con grabados de Mariano Andreu. Bella edición en buen papel. Este ejemplar pertenece a la tirada de 40 ejemplares dedicados a los colaboradores. Esplendida encuadernación en piel marroquín, firmada LEFRANC

      [Bookseller: Fábula Libros (Librería Jiménez-Bravo)]
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        Autograph musical manuscript being part of his incidental music to the comedy "La femme barbe," first performed in 1938

      2 pp., ca. 348 x 268 mm. Folio. 56 measures scored for both spoken and sung voices, including sections for chorus with instrumental accompaniment. Apparently complete. Marked "Scène IX les mêmes: puis les trois emissaires du Sultan - puis Croquendot..." Notated in black and red ink with some markings in blue crayon. Unsigned. Slightly worn; creased at central fold. . Delvincourt, a French composer, was appointed director of the Versailles Conservatory in 1931 and of the Paris Conservatoire in 1941. "His most important decisions were the founding of the Orchestre des Cadets and a chorus (so avoiding the evacuation of his pupils to Germany), and his invitation to Messiaen, despite much comment, to teach the philosophy of music... After Debussy and Ravel, he was one of the most ardent of French composers in trying to recapture the spirit of the Middle ages and the Renaissance, as in the Danceries..." Alain Louvier in Grove online

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        A Bibliography of the Works of Ernest Hemingway

      New York: Random House, 1931 - First edition of the first Hemingway bibliography, presentation copy inscribed to Gustavus Pfeiffer, the wealthy uncle of Hemingway's second wife Pauline Pfeiffer, "To Uncle Gus with much affection and great Admiration, Ernest Hemingway." Pfeiffer was an important supporter of the Hemingways, purchasing a home in Key West for the couple in 1931, financing their cars, and paying for their African safari. In appreciation, Hemingway dedicated A FAREWELL TO ARMS to him. After Hemingway moved in with Martha Gellhorn, Uncle Gus helped convince Pauline to grant a divorce. An important association (HEMINGWAY, ERNEST) First edition, one of 500 numbered copies at the Harbor Press. Out-of-series copy. 8vo. Folding frontis. 116 pp. Black ribbed cloth, light rubbing to extremities, else near fine in full black morocco slipcase [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Shakespeare Head Bronte Works

      Shakespeare Head Basil Blackwell, Oxford 1931 - Nineteen volumes of this limited edition. Titles as follows: Agnes Grey; Shirley, 2 vols; The Professor; Wuthering Heights; Jane Eyre, 2 vols; Wildfell Hall, 2 vols; Villette, 2 vols; Poems of Emily and Anne Bronte; Poems of Charlotte and Branwell Bronte; Life and Letters, 4 vols; Miscellaneous and Unpublished Papers of Charlotte and Branwell Bronte, 2 vols. All in the original orange cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut. Condition: spines are bit darkened and rubbed; some light overall wear to boards; some very light foxing, mainly to preliminaries, but with the occasional light mark in text. A good working set of this limited edition, and priced to suit condition. Our shipping price includes UK despatch, but overseas customers should enquire before ordering as shipping will be substantial. Scans available on request. Please note we only ship by secure airmail for orders out of UK, and our shipping price includes this. Offered by Winchester Antiquarian Books: selling books from a real bookshop since 1990; Our reputation is your guarantee! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue de l'OEuvre Complet de Gustave Dore: Illustrations, Peintures, Dessins, Sculptures, Eaux-Fortes, Lithographies

      Paris: Ch. Bosse, 1931. First edition.. Wraps. Near fine. 4to. One of only 800 copies. Publisher's printed wraps. 558pp. Illustrated and with an engraved forntispiece portrait. Light wear else a near fine copy and largely unopened.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Praeputii Incisio - a History of Male and Female Circumcision with Chapters on Hermaphrodism, Infibulation, Eunuchism, Priapism, and Divers Other Curious and Phallic Customs

      Boston; Panurge Press 1931 - Subjects; Erotica, Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological and historical aspects. Limited to 1500 copies printed and press numbered for private collectors of erotica. This a publishers complimentary presentation copy to Sam Loveman, the exotic and imaginative poet and gothic master. Finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 311 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        FRONTE, rivista bimestrale d'arte e di letteratura diretta da MARINO MAZZACURATI ( fasc. 1 e 2 tutto il pubblicato), Roma, Tip. Camera dei Deputati, 1931

      - cm. 28 x cm. 21,5 - brossure con piccoli danni ai dorsi e piatti legg.consunti, pp.94 + 98. Rivista, assai rara, diretta da Marino Mazzacurati . Copertine illustrate al tratto da Scipione (Gino Bonichi). Dopo essere stata presentata nel marzo '31 su "Italia Letteraria" come un evento letterario-artistico, considerati gli artisti chiamati a collaborare, la rivista esce faticosamente nel giugno '31; poi, nonostante il successo e i consensi, vedr? la luce soltanto un secondo numero ad ottobre '31, sopratutto per le difficolt? economiche di Mazzacurati, costretto a Gualtieri (RE) e quindi impossibilitato a vivere a Roma e proseguire la sua regia e la ragnatela di relazioni per sostenere la qualit? ed il livello della rivista stessa. Assai interessante è la "presentazione sul primo numero" che recita : .Quelli che vogliono essere gli intenti di questa rivista, abbiamo la presunzione di credere che risultino sempre più chiari dalla scelta degli artisti invitati ad offrirci il contributo delle loro opere. Un discorso preliminare, per quanto diffuso e cattedratico, non potrebbe portarci che a riconoscere nella felicit? di una compiutezza espressiva il fine ultimo dell'arte. Nel 1988, per l'editore De Luca, uscir? un apprezzabile "quaderno di ricerca" che inquadra le vicende della Rivista, con interessanti riferimenti alla sua nascita ed agli importanti collegamenti tra i protagonisti, inseriti nel contesto culturale dell'epoca. NUMERO UNO GIUGNO 1931 - pp. 94 + pubblicit? . Brossura nocciola con piccoli difetti al dorso. Scritti di Carlo Carr? "Revisioni", Ernesto De Fiori "Scultura", G.B. Angioletti "La prosa italiana d'oggi", Giuseppe Ungaretti "Cinque Canti", Arturo Loria "La serra", Sergio Solmi "Pensieri sull'arte", Enrico Falqui "Punti di vista", Giuseppe Raimondi "Nuovi appunti su Baudelaire", Alberto Moravia "Due considerazioni sopra il romanzo inglese", Alberto Savinio "La voce del drago", Alfredo Mezio "Ritorno", Guido Piovene "L'arte di Alvaro", Giansiro Ferrata "Nota su Cardareli". Inoltre ci sono tavole e disegni fuori testo : Mario Mafai "Disegno" (tre tavole con lo stesso titolo). Carlo Carr? "Il veliero", e "Ponte caricatore di Forte dei Marmi", Quirino Ruggeri "Ritratto di Maria Grazia Bottai" e "ritratto di Viviana Bottai", Arturo Martini "Tomba di Ippolito Nievo" e "Ritratto del dott. Swartz", Giorgio Morandi "Paesaggio" e "Natura morta", Ernesto De Fiori "Ritratto di Marlene Dietrich" e "Adamo", Scipione "Piazza Navona" e "Apocalisse", Mario Mafai "Autoritratto" e "Composizione", Marino Mazzacurati "Nudo" e "Paesaggio". NUMERO DUE OTTOBRE 1931 - (brossura viola - pagine 98). Scritti di Vincenzo Cardarelli "Poesie", Valery Larbaud "I colori di Roma - trad. da Angioletti", G.B. Angioletti "Mattina", Sergio Solmi "Il fuoco e gli specchi", ST.J. PERSE "ANABASI" QUI in prima edizione italiana CON LA PRESTIGIOSA TRADUZIONE DI UNGARETTI (sua anche una notevole nota del traduttore), Guido Piovene "Giacomo il Buono", Giacomo De Benedetti "Bruno Barilli, ovvero il fantasma dell'opera", Alberto Rossi "il Pensiero di Alain". Ci sono inoltre tavole e disegni fuori testo assai interessanti : Bartoli Amerigo "Ritratto della serva" e "Ritratto di Bruno Barilli", Marino Marini "Emilia" e "Giovinetto", Marino Mazzacurati due figure "Natura morta", Marino Marini "Ritratto", e "Paesaggio invernale". LA RARISSIMA COLLEZIONE VIENE OFFERTA A

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        The Compleat Angler

      George G. Harrap and Co., London 1931 - 224pp, publishers original full morocco, title, illustrator and fish device in gilt to spine, repeated to upper cover within a double fillet border, t.e.g., illustrated endpapers. Very slightly rubbed to extremities, internally bright and clean. With twelve full-page tissue guarded plates by Rackham (as called for) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        D'OMBRE ET D'AZUR. Poèmes. Prix Heredia 1930. Frontispice de Ramiro Arrué.

      L'Edition Française Univ, Paris 1931 - 21'5x21'5, frontis, 185p (en parte sin desbarbar). Rúst. original. Dedicatoria autógrafa del autor a S.A.R. el Infante José de Baviera y Borbón. "- PRIMERA EDICION. Ejemplar nº57 de 200 en "vergé d'arches". El autor es un poeta colombiano (1877-1954) que escribía en francés, tradujo también al francés obras de escritores españoles. Ramiro Arrué (1892-1971) fue pintor, ilustrador y escenógrafo." 1931

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        The Memoirs of No-Nosi, a Prize Pekingese. 1 of 50. Association copy

      [George W. Jones, at the Sign of the Dolphin], [London] 1931 - London: George W. Jones, at the Sign of the Dolphin, 1931. First and limited edition; just 50 copies ever printed. Illustrations by the author. Association/presentation copy, having been given to the Zamorano Club (the famed Caiifornia book collectors' club, named for Agustin Zamorano) by Constance Astley, the author's wife, with a Zamorano bookplate so stating on the front pastedown; also a previous owner's bookplate on the pastedown. 39 pp. Color frontispiece and color and monochrome illustrations by the author. 15½x10½, large but slender. Hard vellum and marbled silk boards, spine titled in gilt. Marbling of the silk boards is in blue, green and white. Limited to 50 copies. Near Fine to fine, lovely condition, with even the title page tissue guard still flawless. Beautifully-made illustrated story of love between two Pekingese. An extremely scarce title, with most of the fifty doubtless remaining in the hands of dog loving elite. Possibly the most collectible book on the subject of Pekingese. LG8 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Dell'Isola di Capri Nel 1930 56 Disegni di Gennaro Favai

      Author (A cura dell'autore), Venezia 1931 - No. 112 of 400 limited edition. Folio, measuring 15 by 12 inches. With very striking tipped-in plates, of landscapes, buildings, views of Capri. The illustrations are in black and white and the originals were charcoal and pen work. The mood of many of them is ethereal, shadowy, eerie, not quite of this world. Plates issued loose and are entirely clean and crisp. Folio housing them is intact, with some repairs and touch ups of black on tan marbling and faux ribbons. Original ribbons, with one replaced. Esemplari 112 di 400 edizione limitata con la firma di Favai. Le tavole sono impressionanti, di campeggi, edifici, visti, vincoli di Capri. Le illustrazioni sono rese nero su bianco e sono fatte con carboncino e penna. Folio of paper pasted onto boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        DRACULA ... With illustrations from the Universal Picture Produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr

      New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, n.d.. [1931]. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-vi] vii-ix [x] 1-354 [355-356: ads], four inserted plates with film stills,. original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, top edge stained black.. Some spotting to fore-edge of text block, light fading to upper spine. end, a very good copy in very good dust jacket with rubbing to folds,. small closed tear at upper edge of front panel, slight loss at. corners, lower spine end and lower edge of rear panel, and a chip. from upper spine end with some loss to upper half of the spine title.. (#127155). Later edition. Photoplay edition with four stills from the 1931 Universal Pictures film of DRACULA directed by Tod Browning and starring Bela Lugosi.

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        Leaves of Grass

      AVENTINE PRESS, NEW YORK 1931 - Front hinge shows wear. All Moroccan green. Alligator design leather. Two ribs on spine. Spine faded. Bright gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. DATE PUBLISHED: 1931 EDITION: 580 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        LEAVES OF GRASS. Including; Sands at Seventy - First Annex - Good-by My Fancy - Second Annex - A Backward Glance O'er Travel Roads - And Portrait from Life

      Aventine Press. New York.,1931. FIRST PRINTING in the Aventine Classics Series. 8vo, (9 x 6.2 inches). A lovely clean copy finely bound, by Maurin, in contemporary full red morocco. Spine with two raised bands, each with gilt decoration. Compartments ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Triple ruled gilt borders on boards with floral corner pieces. Marbled endpapers. Gilt inner dentelles. Top edge gilt. Fine copy of this American Classic in an attractive mid twentieth century fine binding.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        [Photoplay edition of] Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus

      New York: Grosset & Dunlap,, [1931]. Illustrated with scenes from the Universal Photoplay. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and plate from film stills. Ownership inscription to front pastedown. Spine rolled, front hinge cracked, contents lightly toned, but cloth bright and clean. A very good copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with a few short closed tears, repairs to the ends of the spine including the publisher's imprint replaced by that from another jacket in the same series, and slight dampstain to the lower panel. First photoplay edition, first printing. Published to accompany the 1931 Universal Pictures film starring Boris Karloff, who appears on the jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        LAST AND FIRST MEN: A STORY OF THE NEAR AND FAR FUTURE

      New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith,. [1931]. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] vii-ix [x] xi [xii] xiii-xvi 1-371 [372: blank],. original purple cloth, all panels ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, top edge stained black, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed.. Spine panel sunned, a very good copy. Bookplate of Kenneth Sylvan. Guthrie dated 5-12 July 1931 affixed to the front free endpaper and. extensive underlining and annotations in Guthrie's hand throughout. the text, especially the latter half of the book. Guthrie (1871-. 1940), American mystic, classical scholar, popularizer of philosophy. and occult teachings, publisher, and editor and publisher of GOOD. NEWS FOR ALL, a long-running bimonthly inspirational magazine, wrote. and self-published A ROMANCE OF TWO CENTURIES: A TALE OF THE YEAR. 2025 (1919), a major early twentieth century American utopian novel. that presented a very detailed blueprint of the future. An. interesting association copy. Accompanied by a signed handwritten 12-. line letter (ALs) from Stapledon to "Dear Sir" [i.e. Kenneth Sylvan. Guthrie], dated 31 August 1931, answering Gutherie's letter of 16. July. "It is very gratifying that your Forum has discussed my book. [LAST AND FIRST MEN], and found it helpful to some extent in spite of. its omissions. I was interested to see the June number of your 'Good. News for All,' and I feel that though there are many differences. between our points of view, we are also working in the same direction. in many respects." (#130811). First U.S. edition, first binding. "The author's first work of fiction, inaugurating those anatomies of the future that blend romance and philosophy, spectacle and prophecy, cosmological in scope, teleological in tone, for which the term 'novel' is wholly misleading. With its telescopic focus, the Stapledonian romance eschews characters and dialogue, replacing them with Man and Evolution. The half-century to come, as predicted by the author in his foreword, would indeed be critical, coinciding with the high watermark of those social engineering schemes that seemed so congruent with the kind of utopian visions emblazoned here." - Robert Eldridge. "... one of the most remarkable imaginative works in the field of futuristic fiction: an account of human development during the next hundreds of millions of years." - Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 58. "On his own terms, Stapledon is unequaled, and he certainly has been one of the major influences on contemporary science fiction." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1140-43. "LAST AND FIRST MEN and STAR MAKER soar far beyond the accepted limits of science fiction ... Stapledon is the great classical example, the cold pitch of perfection as he turns scientific concepts into vast ontological epic prose poems, the ultimate SF writer." - Aldiss, Trillion Year Spree: The History of Science Fiction, p. 198. Stapledon's "influence, both direct and indirect, on the development of many concepts which now permeate genre SF is probably second only to that of H. G. Wells." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), pp. 1151-53. Aldiss, Trillion Year Spree: The History of Science Fiction, p. 198. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3- 56; (1981) 2-98; (1987) 2-109; (1995) 2-119; and (2004) II-1069. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2086. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 718. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 58. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), pp. 1151- 52. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 151. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 204-05. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 190. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 200-03. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1140-43. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 185. Reginald 13553. Satty and Smith A3.2.1.

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        BEGGAR'S CHOICE

      J. B. Lippincott Company, 1931., 1931. First U.S. edition. Fine, bright, tight copy in fine dust jacket. Car's father liked to live high without anything to live on, so when he died, Car was left with a pile of debts, and had to leave the rather expensive regiment he'd belonged to. Unfortunately, his civilian job as secretary to Peter Lymington's father ended with the collapse of the firm, and its presence on his resume branded him as knave, fool, or both. Too proud to sponge on friends or family, he's at rock bottom ... and then he is approached with an odd proposition ... The desire to earn the money leads Car into a web of mystery, deception, and murder. An exceptional copy.

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        The Wind in the Willows

      Methuen, London 1931 - Number 46 of 200 copies on hand made paper. Signed by Grahame and Shepard. One quarter green buckram over gray boards with paper label to spine. Cream dust jacket with navy lettering. Dust jacket has slight sunning to the rear panel but is o/w fine with just a touch of edgewear. The book is fine. A spectacular copy in the rare dust jacket of the first edition in which Grahame approved and liked the illustrations. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Wind in the Willows. Signed Limited Edition

      Methuen & Co Ltd, London 1931 - 312pp. Signed by Grahame and Shepard on limitation page. VG - in very good condition with green slipcase. Corners bumped Grey hardback boards with green cloth spine and cream title panel [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        CIRCOLI - 1931-1939 - rivista di POESIA (nel comitato direttivo AGNINO, E. FALQUI, MARCELLO GALLIAN, ADRIANO GRANDE, UNGARETTI) - TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO, Genova, Circoli, 1931

      - Collezione tutta a fascicoli sciolti (cm.17 x 25) , brossure in buone condizioni, pagine variabili. Le copertine, con soli titoli, sono di colori diversi per ogni annata. Questa prestigiosa rivista può essere considerata l'erede della mitica RIVIERA LIGURE (1895-1919), che illuminò la cultura italiana del primo novecento, riaffermando a distanza di 10 anni la vocazione ligure per la poesia e la letteratura. Ha vissuto in un periodo culturale intenso dominato dall'editoria milanese e fiorentina e forse non ha avuto i meritati riconoscimenti. E' assai curioso notare come la collezione sia presente in alcune biblioteche italiane, ma spesso con lacune, discendendo il fenomeno dalla scarsa tiratura iniziale e forse anche dalla carenza di pubblicit? all'epoca. La linea editoriale di CIRCOLI ebbe vari sussulti e conviene dar conto delle modificazioni avvenute lungo gli anni. Il primo numero uscì a Genova presso lo stab. Grafico Editoriale, con data gennaio - febbraio 1931 e periodicit? bimestrale. Essa era diretta da Adriano Grande ed il comitato di direzione era composto da Angelo Barile, Guglielmo Bianchi, Giacomo Debenedetti, Eugenio Montale, Camillo Sbarbaro e Sergio Solmi. Con il primo numero del 1932 scompare il comitato di direzione ed i direttori diventano due (Adriano Grande e Guglielmo Bianchi). A cominciare dal numero 1 del 1934 la rivista è diretta soltanto da Adriano Grande e del nuovo comitato di direzione fanno parte Angelo Barile, Guglielmo Bianchi, Giacomo Prampolini, Raffaello Prati e Sergio Solmi. Il trasferimento a ROMA ha luogo con il numero di marzo - aprile (2) dello stesso anno 1934. Questo spostamento coincide con un calo dell'intensit? operativa della rivista che negli anni precedenti aveva proposto autentici capolavori con i poeti più prestigiosi, Montale (si può affermare che Circoli rivelò la sua poesia), Sbarbaro, Quasimodo, Pea, Capasso, Barile, Adriano Grande, Umberto Saba, Giorgio Vigolo, Mario Praz, Sergio Solmi, Giani Stuparich, Sinisgalli, De Pisis, Sandro Penna, Attilio Bertolucci, ecc. e con straordinarie traduzioni di poeti e scrittori stranieri : Joyce, Guillen, Eliot, Dos Passos, Max Jacob, Jean Cocteau, George Stefan, Hemingway, vari scrittori europei ecc.) Famoso il numero speciale (6 del nov-dic 1933) interamente dedicato alla poesia americana. In tutto ciò ripercorrendo l'esempio di Solaria e del Convegno di Ferrieri. Nel numero 2 del 1931, ci sono scritti e disegni di Leo Longanesi. Anche Malaparte collaborò con alcuni scritti. CIRCOLI ebbe anche una intensa attivit? editoriale (basti pensare alla prima edizione di Oboe Sommerso di Quasimodo nel 1932 ). Durante tutto il 1935 c'è un comitato direttivo (Giuseppe Agnino, Enrico Falqui, Marcello Gallian, Adriano Grande, Giuseppe Ungaretti. Molto interessanti gli scritti e le poesie di Ungaretti, Bartolini, Comisso, Alfonso Gatto, ma nel contempo compaiono firme "politiche" (Interlandi, Gallian, Pavolini, Bottai). Per tutto il 1936 le pubblicazioni vengono sospese ed alla ripresa con il 1937 la rivista da bimestrale si trasforma in mensile con nuovi redattori (Raffaello Prati, Rocco Cartoscelli, Attilio Dabini, Indro Montanelli, Glauco Natoli, Salvatore Valitutti sotto la direzione di Grande ed Agnino. Nel 1938 entrer? poi anche Carlo Bernard. Nel 1939 cambier? anche veste tipografica e nell'aprile Guglielmo Danzi sostituisce Agnino. Con il numero di Settembre Adriano Grande lascia Circoli che chiuder? poi nel dicembre dello stesso 1939. Gli ultimi anni perdono smalto e gli scritti sono più orientati alla narrativa, quasi dimenticando l'amata poesia. ANNO PRIMO 1931 - num. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. ANNO II 1932 - num. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. ANNO III 1933 - num. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. ANNO IV 1934 - num. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. ANNO V 1935 - num. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. ANNO VI 1936 - NON PUBBLICATO ANNO VII 1937 - num. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5-6, 7, 8, 9-10 ultimo uscito. ANNO VII 1938 - num. 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12. ANNO VIII 1939 - num. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 (manca) 10,

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        The Wind in the Willows

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1931. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands single rule to boards, inner dentelles, burgundy endpapers with original pictorial endpapers bound in at front and back, gilt edges. With black and white illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard. Small tape mark to verso of front free endpaper otherwise an excellent copy in a fine binding. First Shepard edition, the first illustrated edition of this children's classic, which was first published in 1908 with only the frontispiece as illustration.

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        THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

      Methuen & Co. Ltd. London. 1931. FIRST EDITION with Ernest Shepard illustrations. 8vo. (7.6 x 5.3 inches). A lovely copy, illustrated throughout with Shepard`s beautiful line drawings and decorative map endpapers. Publishers original dark green cloth with the front cover showing Toad, Ratty and Mole, all stamped in gilt. Spine lettered in gilt. Neat previous owners name on half title and at top of the front map endpaper otherwise a fine, bright copy in the original illustrated dustwrapper. There is some rubbing, mostly to the edges, and minor chipping to the corners but overall it is still a very good, clean example of this scarce wrapper. The thirty eighth edition of the book overall, this is the first to feature the wonderful drawings by Shepard which haven't been out of print since. After his drawings for the A. A. Milne Pooh books, these are Shepard's most enduring, & endearing, illustrations.

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        The Wind in the Willows. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard

      London: Methuen & Co., (1931). . First Shepard edition. 8vo. (vi), 312, 8 advertisement pp. Original green cloth, gilt lettered to spine and with gilt vignette to the upper board, pictorial dust jacket, map endpapers, top edge stained green. Illustrations set into the text throughout. Jacket spine tanned, a little wear to the head with two small nicks either side, a few marks elsewhere, a very good copy overall.

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        The Wind in the Willows

      Methuen & Co. Ltd 1931, London - 312 pp. Profusely illustrated throughout with Shepard's marvellously scratchy funny-tender illustrations. Bound in a contemporary full black morocco, with gilt lettering lines and devices. The original gilt decorated green front board illustrating Mole Ratty and Toad is bound at the rear, and the front panel from the original dustjacket is bound at the front. Maps as front and rear endpapers. Internally nice and clean. Some rubbing to edges, but an attractive copy, unusual in a contemporary binding, and especially with the portion of the original jacket 210c

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        THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

      Methuen & Co. Ltd. London.,1931. FIRST EDITION with Ernest Shepard illustrations. 8vo. (7.6 x 5.3 inches). A lovely copy, illustrated throughout with Shepard`s beautiful line drawings. Finely bound in recent full dark green morocco leather binding, spine with raised bands, ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Top edge gilt. Original decorative map endpapers bound in at front and the original, gilt stamped, green cloth front cover, showing Toad, Ratty and Mole, bound in at rear. A fine copy. The thirty eighth edition overall, this is the first to feature the wonderful drawings by Shepard which haven't been out of print since. After his drawings for the A.A.Milne Pooh books, these are Shepard's most enduring, & endearing, illustrations.:

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        India. Speeches and an Introduction

      London: Thornton Butterworth, Ltd.,, 1931. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine and front cover in black, rule in blind to top and bottom of boards, publisher's device in blind to bottom of fore edge corner. Blue ink stamp of F. C. B. Fleetwood-Hesketh, Lieutenant-Colonel with the Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry with to front free endpaper; occasional light pencil underlining. Cloth a touch soiled, endpapers lightly tanned, text block slightly strained in places but still firm. Otherwise an excellent copy. First edition, first impression, hardback issue (the book was issued simultaneously as a paperback). Although the print run is unknown for both issues, the hardback is by far scarcer. The 30s are characterized as Churchill's wilderness years, with his unrelenting opposition to Hitler being seen as main cause for his ostracism. However "another, and earlier reason lay in his bitter opposition to Baldwin's India policy … Churchill had always hit hard; not for him a round of gentlemanly sparring between friends. His fight to maintain full control of India employed not just the clenched fist but the bludgeon" (Woods, Artillery of Words).

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        Feuillets inutiles n°8

      Seheur 1931 - Grand in-8° (19 x 24,5 cm), livre en feuillets sous chemise d'éditeur, demi toile noire, fermée par un ruban assorti, titre imprimé rouge et orné d'une vignette contrecollé sur le plat supérieur, 16 feuillets non paginés.Numéro 8 des 'feuillets inutiles' (10 décembre 1931) contenant des textes et illustrations inédites de Georges Garampon, René Guiette, Monique Groc, Raymond Hubert, Max Jacob, Marcel Jouhandeau, James Joyce, Fernand Marc, Jacques Maret, Pierre Minet et Goerges Pillement. Numéro très rare, tirage limité à 110 exemplaires numérotés dont 20 hors commerce, ici l'exemplaire n°34, soit l'un des 90 exemplaires destinés à la vente ; chemise à peine frottée, ruban présent et en bon état, très bel exemplaire. feuillets inutiles Collectif [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pen and Ink drawings of the book "Beds" by Groucho Marx for the magazine The Passing Show. The three illustrations depict a sleepless man, "Counted more Sheep in one night than anyone else in the world"; a child carrying its father, "Pick me up and pace the floor"; and a prim couple, "Victorian Couples, particularly when they are engaged to be married, always avoid any reference to beds" [third illustration on a separate panel]

      n.p., n.d.. 2 vols., 22 x 15 inches and 15 x 10 inches. . . The three whimsical illustrations were published in a double-page spread in The Passing Show Summer Holiday Annual 1931

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        Trout Fishing in Secret

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1931 - This is the first edition, made for presentation: no copies were intended for general sale. Inscribed by the author to Edward S. Litchfield on the limitation page: "Dimi: finding this copy took some doing. I'm glad you have it. HG Pickering" In a letter which we hve had in the past Pickering explains the genesis of this book: "In 1931 an incident occurred on my annual fishing trip which I thought sufficiently amusing to dress up as a thin yarn and send out to my friends as a Christmas greeting. It was my thought to have it printed in pamphlet form by the office printer. Our mutual friend G. Franklin Ludington suggested that I should have it done by Derrydale and print only ninety-nine copies, that it should be illustrated and that Mrs. Pickering should color the frontispiece. These things were done and to my astonishment and eventual undoing, the book shortly became a collector's item." No. 39 of 99 copies, signed by the author. 12mo. Photographic frontispiece, hand colored by Susan Shipp Pickering (the author's wife), and 4 black and white photos. Original light blue paper over boards, printed labels on upper cover and spine, extremities and front joint repaired, else a fine copy of a rare, fragile book often found rebound, if at all. Bookplate of Edward Sands Litchfield. Siegel 31; Frazier p-6-a [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        In the Shadow of Mt. McKinley. Foreword by John Burnham. Introduction by Robert Sterling Yard

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1931 - Inscribed by the author on half-title, "To Toby Miller May these pages create in you a love for the great outdoors. Wm. N. Beach Jan 9 /37" First Edition, one of 750 copies. 8vo. Illustrated by paintings and sketches by Carl Rungius and photographs by the author, folding map. xiv, 289, [3] pp. Original blue cloth. Fine. Presentation copy in the scarce printed dust jacket (jacket with loss at head of spine and head of front cover). Bookplate. Siegel 53; Frazier B-9-a [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Windfall: A Novel About Ten Million Dollars

      New York: The John Day Company. 1931. First. First edition. Fine in an externally very good plus dustwrapper with several internal brown paper tape repairs, and some overall soiling. At the whim of a dying Croesus, ten people, including a prostitute, a prizefighter, a bum, a stockbroker, a stenographer, etc., are each given a million dollars. Basis for the 1932 film If I Had a Million. The film was broken into segments following the fortunes of the various newly minted millionaires, each segment with its own director. The directors included James Cruze, H. Bruce Humberstone, Ernst Lubitsch, Norman Z. McLeod, Lothar Mendes, Stephen Roberts, William A. Seiter, and Norman Taurog. Appearing in the film (most as the recipients of windfalls) were Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton, George Raft, Jack Oakie, Richard Bennett, Charles Ruggles, Alison Skipworth, and W.C. Fields. The Fields and Skipworth segment, where they use their new found fortune to buy a fleet of cars and hire drivers to run road hogs off the road, is a comic classic. The premise also inspired the popular 1950s television series The Millionaire. .

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        The Works of Sir Thomas Browne. Edited In Six Volumes by Geoffrey Keynes.

      London: Faber & Gwyer Limited New York: William Edwin Rudge, Publisher 1928-1931; Printed by Walter Lewis, M.A. at The Cambridge University Press. # 10 of 210 sets; signed by Sir Geoffrey Keynes. - [Colophon in Volume 1]: "This edition printed on Kelmscott hand-made paper is limited to two hundred and ten numbered copies for sale in England and America This is Number 10 [signed]: Geoffrey Keynes". Six volumes; 5 1/4 in. x 7 3/4 in., [I] xvi, 188 pp.; [II] xv, 316; [III] 367 pp.; [IV] 129 pp.; [V] xxvi, 472 pp.; [VI] xv, 439; illustrated with frontispieces & other in-text illustrations. Bound in full, light blue-stained vellum with titles gilt on spine and TB monogram gilt on front covers; top-edges gilt. The spines show varying degrees of age-related fading & spotting to the blue-stained vellum, with general mottling to the covers; volumes 2 + 5 show lighter "stains" to the back covers. Former owner's bookplate on the front paste-down of each volume; some of the deckled fore-edges show tan spotting. Scarce, original 1928-31 set. [Contents]: Volume 1: Religio Medici; Christian Morals; A Letter to a Friend. Volume 2: Pseudodoxia Epidemica Books I-III. Volume 3: Pseudodoxia Epidemica Books IV-VII. Volume 4: Hydrotaphia [Urne-Buriall]; Brampton Urns; The Garden of Cyrus. Volume 5: Miscellany Tracts; Repertorium; Miscellaneous Writings. Volume 6: Letters. This penciled note is found in volume 1, with the Times LS article, mentioned, inserted in that volume: "This is the original & very scarce edition. Edited by Geoffrey Keynes 1928-1931. See Times Literary Supplement 25 March 1965, p. 231 [inserted in this copy]. The Stock was destroyed by enemy action. By 1959, when the same publisher decided with Sir Geoffrey Keynes that a new edition should be prepared, the earlier one (this edition) was in great demand and very expensive: even after months of advertising it proved impossible to buy a single set, and the precious file copies had to go to the printer with all the necessary additions & corrections." Weight: 7 lbs. Postage is extra on this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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