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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]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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      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]

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books ( ABAA / ILAB )]
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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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        The Waves

      by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, London 1931 - 8vo. [191 x 124 x 35 mm]. 325pp. Original purple cloth, spine lettered in gilt. In the original dust wrapper designed by Vanessa Bell. (Cloth slightly marked at head and foot of the spine. Dustwrapper intact but somewhat perished and rather crudely repaired). A little very light foxing to the half-title and title and a few minor spots on the fore-edge, but a very good clean copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: George Bayntun ABA ILAB]
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        THE WAVES.

      Harcourt, Brace And Company, (1931), New York - Woolf, Virginia. THE WAVES. New York: Harcourt, Brace And Company, (1931). First American Edition. 8vo. 297 pp. A very fine copy in dark blue cloth, gilt titles and rules to the spine, (tiny remnant of bookseller's ticket to the rear pastedown) in a superb Vanessa Bell dustwrapper. A superior copy. Kirkpatrick and Clarke A16b. Woolmer 279. "Her most experimental novel." Connolly 100, The Modern Movement #70. Custom TBCL embossed Waves Motif Slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Nancy Drew The Bungalow Mystery

      Grosset & Dunlap 1931 - A very good early printing (1931B-5) in a very good dust jacket. Lists to Red Gate Farm on the front free endpaper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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      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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      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]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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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.

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      - (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.

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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]

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      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]

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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]

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        Histoire de la Bienheureuse Raton. Fille de Joie. Illustrations de Charles Laborde.

      Editions Mornay, Paris 1931 - Hand painted vellum binding by Laborde on one of 300 on velin from a total issue of 355. In addition, this copy has an original watercolor by Laborde on the colophon page, although this is not called for in the colophon. The watercolor is of the "jolie fille" and is inscribed and signed by Laborde to the former owner. Bound: hand-painted vellum binding, unsigned but undoubtedly painted by Laborde himself, with rondel vignette of street scene on front panel and a different vignette on back panel, spine smooth with author and title and year lettered in gold, green, and black with floral decorations enclosed in painted gilt scroll; green and gold silk damask guards, all edges gilt, original wrapper bound in, matching slipcase, binding by Valmar, near fine. Laborde, one of the book illustrators working in Paris in the post-World War I period, was a social satirist and his works, usually in the form of colored etchings, are splendid examples of the Art Deco period. This title, although set in another period altogether, is still very "Art Deco" in feeling. Printed by Aulard, the etchings were pulled by Kaelin and the coloring was done by Berthelot. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EL CÒDEX MUSICAL DE LAS HUELGAS (Música a veus dels segles XIII-XIV).

      Institut d'Estudis Catalans. Barcelona, 1931 - . 31,5 cm. 3 vol.: (I) XXXII-385 pàg., 1 f. Il lustr. amb notacions musicals i 18 facsímils en el text. (II) XLV pàg., 169 foL. amb el facsímil del còdex (III) XV-411 pàg., 1 f. Enq. rústica una mica deslluïda. * Palau 12627. El manuscrit d'aquest còdex, datat de c. 1300, va ser descobert per dos monjos benedictins del monestir de Santo Domingo de Silos el 1904. Aquest treball d'Higini Anglès és el primer sobre el còdex i la primera transcripció a notació moderna de les peces que conté, totes escrites en notació franconiana. El nom de Johannes Roderici apareix en anotacions marginals del manuscrit i, per tant, és probable que sigui el compositor d'alguna de les obres que conté el còdex, i segurament també sigui el compilador i corrector de las peces. El còdex de Las Huelgas conté 45 composicions monòdiques i 141 polifòniques (una sense música). La major part són del s. XIII i alguna afegida posteriorment de principis del s. XIV. Fruit de l'última restauració del manuscrit, el musicòleg Ismael Fernández de la Cuesta va reordenar els quadernets del còdex, per això l'ordre actual de les peces varia de l'antiga distribució d'H. Anglès. Música antigua. Cant i música coral Libros modernos a partir de 1830 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Scaramouche The King-Maker ( King Maker, Kingmaker )

      McClelland & Stewart, 1931. .........Hardcover, first Canadian edition, first printing, no dust jacket, black boards with red/orange lettering, better than vg+, not quite near fine; signed by Rafael Sabatini on the title page, which is quite uncommon... ..................................... ...... ........... Signed by Author. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Very Good. Hardcover.

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        The Collected Poems. Chariot of the Sun, Sleeping Together, Torchbearer, Transit of Venus

      Paris: The Black Sun Press,, 1931. Introductions and notes to the volumes contributed by D. H. Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, Stuart Gilbert, and Ezra Pound. 4 volumes, large octavo. Original printed wrappers under glassine. In the original red cloth slipcase. Light spotting and wear to spines with partial loss of glassine to spines, a beautiful set. First editions thus, one of 500 complete sets. Harry Crosby (1898–1929) was born the heir to one of Boston's wealthiest banking families, but after serving as an ambulance driver during the First World War he abandoned his wealth to live as an author in Paris with his wife Caresse Crosby. They embedded themselves in the avant-garde cultural scene, befriending the likes of Dali, Hemingway and Cartier-Bresson, founded the Black Sun Press which helped to publish the early works of Joyce, Eliot, Pound and Hart Crane, and lived a life of utter dissolution off Harry's inheritance which, when it ran out, had to be supplemented by telegrams to his banker father such as the infamous, "PLEASE SELL $10,000 WORTH OF STOCK. WE HAVE DECIDED TO LIVE A MAD AND EXTRAVAGANT LIFE", (to which the father, reluctantly but nonetheless amazingly, assented). Following Crosby's tragic death in 1929 (he was found shot dead in the same bed as Josephine, "The Fire Princess", one of his many lovers), the Black Sun Press issued several posthumous works, including this boxed set of his poems.

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        10 Eaux-fortes pour Aurelia de Gérard de Nerval.

      Paris: Editions Fourcade. 1931 - One of 154 portfolios, signed on the colophon by Marcoussis. With 10 pencil numbered and justified etchings, each in a mat. Original board chemise with ties. 410 x 320 mm. MiIet, nos. 55-64. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Dynasts: A Drama of the Napoleonic Wars.

      Macmillan, NY 1931 - Lengthy gift inscription on second blank, else fine. WITH TIPPED IN SIGNATURES OF SIX FRENCH GENERALS: Jean-de-Dieu Soult, [Duc de Dalmatie, Marshal of the Empire, 3-time Prime Minister]; a full page letter from Louis Nicolas Davout [Duke of Auerstadt, Prince of Eckmuhl, Marshal of France and General of the Army of Germany (in a secretarial hand, signed by the Prince)]; signature of Francois Estienne de Kellermann [2nd Duc de Valmy and cavalry general]; Jacques MacDonald [Marshal of France and Duke of Taranto]; signature of Pierre Augereau [Duc de Castiglione and Marshal of France]; Auguste de Marnont, Duc de Ragusa and Marshal of France]; Andre Massena [Marchal of the Empire, Duc de Rivoli, Prince d'Essling]; Half crushed morocco in royal blue, spine elaborately gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Blue Whale Books, ABAA]
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      (Leipzig Ernst Ludwig Presse 1925-1931) - Seven volumes, a complete set as published. One of 250 copies. Only 200 copies of the seventh volume were printed. The dedication notes that this edition was produced as an homage to T.J. Cobden-Sanderson and the German editions of Goëthe printed at the Doves Press. Designed and with initial lettering by Christian Heinrich Kleukens, incorporating a font that carries the same austere elegance as the Doves fonts. An uncommon set, this copy is even more so for its binding of vellum-backed green boards, in their original green paper dust wrappers and paper-covered slipcases. The gilt work on the spines is reminiscent of the work done at the Doves Bindery. Light wear to slipcases, one of which shows staining. One jacket significantly chipped and torn, a few others with smaller tears to spines, mostly closed. Overall, a fine set of perhaps the most beautiful edition of Shakespeare's works printed in Germany. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        Mrs. Dalloway

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1931. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co, 1925: First edition, sixth printing (1931). In Very Good condition, in a Very Good original dust jacket, designed by Vanessa Bell, with price of $2.50 intact. Clean text. Sound binding. Offsetting to end papers. Front free end paper has been neatly excised. Small price in pen written on first blank page. Slight dampstain at bottom corner, slightly affecting cloth, dust jacket flap corners, the cloth, the bottom corner of the page block and only lightly bleeding into the pages. The orange cloth shows rubbing, light edge wear, fading to the spine and light scratches to the surface of the rear board. Top and bottom of page block show light areas of wear. The dust jacket shows light rubbing, several faint, stray pencil marks, and aforementioned tide marks. There is light chipping at corners and spine ends. The spine panel is darkened, with creasing and surface wear. A very lovely example of this scarce dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Eigenh. Postkarte mit U.

      Budapest, 11. XII. 1931. - ¾ S. 8vo. Mit eh. Adresse. An die Universal Edition, Wien I, Karlsplatz 6: "Ihren heute eingetroffenen Brief werde ich am 17. d.M. (nächsten Donnerstag) in Wien mündlich beantworten. Ich würde Sie schon um 9 Uhr früh besuchen und würde gerne auch über verschiedene andere Angelegenheiten mit Ihnen sprechen [.]". - Im linken Rand gelocht (geringf Textberührung); papierbedingt etwas gebräunt und mit Eingangsstempel.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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