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        Quantised Singularities in the Electromagnetic Field. SS. 60-72. In: Proceedings of the Royal Society. Series A. Vol. 133.

      London, Harrison, 1931.. (25,5 x 17,5 cm). V, 695, XIV S. Mit Abbildungen und Tafeln. Leinwandband der Zeit.. Erste Ausgabe dieser bedeutenden Arbeit, in der Dirac als Erster die Existenz eines magnetischen Monopols und von Antimaterie postuliert. - Der magnetische Monopol ist ein Teilchen mit einer magnetischen Ladung, vergleichbar mit der elektrischen Ladung eines Elektrons. Mit Hilfe dieses Teilchens, dessen Existenz bis dahin nicht nachweisbar war, lässt sich die Quantisierung der elektrischen Ladung erklären. "The object of the present paper is to show that quantum mechanics does not really preclude the existence of isolated magnetic poles" (Conclusion). - Nachdem Dirac in seiner berühmten Arbeit von 1928 die nach ihm benannte "Dirac-Gleichung" hergeleitet hat, die u.a. zu der Vorhersage führt, dass zu jedem Teilchen auch ein Antiteilchen mit negativem Energiezustand gehört, interpretiert er diese Zustände als Löcher eines mit negativer Energie gefüllten Sees. Er vermutet so die Existenz eines zum Elektron passenden Antiteilchens, das er zunächst fälschlich als Proton identifiziert, später aber als positives Elektron verhersagt, das C. D. Anderson 1932 nachweisen kann und "Positron" nennt. "A hole, if there is one, would be a new kind of particle, unknown to experimental physics, having the same mass and opposite charge to an electron. We may call such a particle an anti-electron... Theory at present is quite unable to suggest a reason why there should be any differences between electron and protons" (Introduction). - Stempel auf Vorsatz und Titel. Rücken verfärbt und nachgebunden, sonst gut erhalten. - DSB 17, 228; Dalwitz-Peierls 33

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        MOUNT ZION or In Touch with the Infinite

      The James Press [], 1931. The James Press [], 1931. First edition. Original gold and blue patterned paper covered boards with title label printed in blue mounted on the front board (thought to be the primary binding). Yellow, patterned endpapers. Author's presentation copy, inscribed in verse for John Gloag on the reverse of the half title, "J.Craven Pritchard is giving a little party / Not exactly 'lowbrow' & not exactly 'arty' / For us functional folk who like beauty stark / And decorate our rooms with it in Belsize Park / To know Craven Pritchard is a pretty good scoop / He`s the live wire behind the twentieth century group / ... / John Betjeman". With Gloag's ownership inscription to the front endpaper. A very good copy indeed which is bright and crisp with tanning to the spine with a little wear to its head and the beginnings of splits to the front and rear joints, but holding sound. An extremely well preserved example of a very fragile book which has invariably lost its spine. Printed in blue and brown on different coloured paper (pink, grey and turquoise) and illustrated by various hands with drawings and decorative borders. The author's first book, a characteristically florid production by Betjeman and his Oxford friend Edward James (who financed the venture). "an elaborate pastiche of outmoded styles in poetry, typography and illustration - reflects the atmosphere of Oxford in the 1920s. Many of the poems were written while Betjeman was an undergraduate..." - William S. Peterson (John Betjeman A Bibliography) Betjeman and Gloag knew one another through a shared interest in Architecture, though their views often differed and were co-contributors to The Architectural Review and other periodicals. Peterson lists this binding as the 'special issue' and the more usually encountered striped 'firecracker' binding as the 'ordinary issue', however in a letter from noted Betjeman collector, Ray Carter, included with this book, he writes, "John Betjeman told me that the proper first state of Mount Zion is the copy with the floral pattern."

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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        Autograph musical manuscript signed of the song Oscuro e il ciel. Complete

      . 2 pp. of a bifolium. [1] (blank), [2-3] autograph musical manuscript, [4] (blank). Folio. Notated in black ink on 12-stave "B.p." music manuscript paper, with autograph title and "G. Leopardi dal greco di Saffo" to head, text commencing "Oscuro e il diel; nell' onde la luna gia s'asconde." Scored for voice and piano. Undated, but Milan, 1931. Slightly worn and soiled; creased at folds with beginnings of splits in a few instances; two very small holes along folds; two very small chips to blank margins.. An Italian composer, conductor and critic, Pizzetti "was the most respected and influential of the more conservative Italian musicians of his generation." Guido M. Gatti and John C.G. Waterhouse in Grove online Oscuro e il ciel was first performed at the Teatro del Popolo di Milano on November 25, 1932 by the soprano Ginevra Vivante accompanied by Pizzetti on the piano. The first edition of the work was published by Ricordi in 1933. Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837), often inspired by classical writings, was considered one of the most important 19th century Italian poets.

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        Ein Ghetto Im Osten (Wilna). Schaubücher 27.

      Zurich & Leipzig: Orell Fussli, 1931 - Octavo. Original pictorial boards. Text in German and Hebrew. Front free endpaper cleanly cut away. Binding very lightly rubbed with some wear to the corners, contents exceptionally clean and fresh. An excellent copy. 62 plates from photos by the author. First edition, first impression of the author's first book, a photo essay on the Wilna ghetto. An artistically and historically significant work, especially as the ghetto was entirely destroyed by the Nazis only a decade later. The photographer, Moshé Vorobeichic, was born in Vilnius in 1904 and studied at the Bauhaus and in Paris at the Ecole de Photo Ciné, where he changed his name to Moi Ver. His most important work was the 1931 book of avant-garde photomontages entitled Paris. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Selecta Fungorum Carpologia.

      Pub. Oxford Clarendon Press. 1931 - 3 Volumes with plates. A complete set. Folio. Bound in green half morocco and cloth boards with original wrappers bound into each volume. Boards a little faded in places with some light marks. Contents beautifully clean. A very good to fine set. Scarce. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Das alte Heer. Erinnerungen an die Dienstzeit bei allen Waffen. Gemeinsam mit "Peter Purzelbaum" hrsg. von H. C. von Zobeltitz. Mit 100 Abb. nach Zeichnungen von Fritz Koch, 4 Farbtafeln von Richard Knötel d. J. und 32 Bildern in Kupfer-Tiefdruck.

      Beenken, Berlin, 1931.. 271 Seiten, Gr.-8°, ca. 25 x 18 cm, Leinwand. Zusätzlich in Privat-Leinwand gebunden, dieser Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen, Innenseite leicht fleckig. Rückseite des Originaleinbands fehlt. Insgesamt sehr schön.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat und Verlag Nikolai Löwenkamp]
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      - Saint-Étienne. 1931. Tela. 87Pág. 30X20. Magnífico tratado de Perros de Caza en francés. Contiene 80 Bellas láminas. Raríssimo ejemplar. Ref 3.5 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Fatal Interview

      New York, London- Harper & Brothers, 1931. New York, London- Harper & Brothers, 1931 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A bright, clean first edition of Fatal Interview by Edna St. Vincent Millay. Bound in cloth with paper-covered boards, with an unclipped dust wrapper. First edition. Includes Eight ImportantModern Poets pamphlet from publishers. Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1892 1950, was an American lyrical poet and playwright and the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. She was also known for her unconventional, bohemian lifestyle and her many love affairs. She used the pseudonym Nancy Boyd for her prose work. It was after her graduation in 1917 that Millay moved to New York, living in Greenwich Village. It was at this time that she first truly attained great popularity in America. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923, for The Harp-Weaver, and Other Poems, being the first woman to be so honored for poetry. Her reputation was damaged somewhat however by poetry she wrote in support of the Allied war effort during World War II. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is some slight wear to the extremities, including some slight bumping. The dust wrapper has several small chips and closed tears. The spine panel missing, so is in two halves and there is discolouration to the front and rear panels. Internally the pages are bright and generally clean with someslight spotting to the endpapers. Overall the condition is very good, with a fair dust wrapper..

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        Sissinghurst [Hand-numbered SIGNED LIMITED Edition]

      The Hogarth Press, 1931. The Hogarth Press, 1931. Book. Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. This edition, set by hand at The Hogarth Press, was limited to 500 numbered copies, signed by the author. This copy is either number 154 or 184; The middle digit is difficult to decipher with complete confidence. Printed by hand by Leonard and Virginia Woolf. Consists of the poem Sissinghurst (5 pages long) bound in a sewn binding in booklet form, with stiff board covers. The boards are covered in a beige / brown marbled paper, with some green showing through the marbling in a few patches. The endpapers are also green. The main flaw with this copy is that the spine is significantly rubbed, with chips and loss and the backstrip and sewing exposed in a very narrow strip. As the spine is so slender this is not as bad as it at first sounds. Minor rubs to the corners. There is a previous owner's bookplate and date on the front endpaper. There is some very light sporadic foxing to the pages (primarily to the title page; the pages of the poem are almost free from any marks). The pages are deckle edged/ untrimmed and in very good condition. Vita and her husband, Harold Nicolson, bought Sissinghurst in 1930. The poem was composed like a letter for Vita's friend (and sometime lover) Virginia Woolf and when the Woolfs printed the poem they left out the full title of the poem, 'Sissinghurst. Thursday to V.W.' and put the 'Thursday to V.W.' on the first page of the poem instead. The Woolfs printed very little by hand - just a few other limited editions - and they gave up the hand-printing process in 1932. An early print number and a good copy of this very scarce booklet. Vita Sackville-West [1892-1962]; Hogarth Press; Bloomsbury interest..

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        Ein Ghetto im Osten (Wilna). 65 Bilder von M. Vorobeichic eingeleitet von S. Chneour (= Schaubücher 27). Herausgeber Dr. Emil Schaeffer

      Zürich: Orell Füssli 1931. 1. Aufl., 7 S. Einleitungstext, 8°. Mit 65 Tafeln, Einleitung und Bildlegenden in Deutsch und Jiddisch. O.-HLwdbd. mit Deckelbild, gutes, festes Exemplar. Steh- und Kopfkante gering bestoßen. Sehr seltenes Exemplar.. Beeindruckende und faszinierende Aufnahmen einer Welt, die es nicht mehr gibt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stange]
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      Grosset & Dunlap, New York 1931 - First Printing. Octavo; red cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine and front panel; bright green topstain; dustjacket; 280pp, [2]; illus. with four black & white plates reproducing stills from the movie. Slight forward lean, with a single tiny spot to right edge of textblock; Near Fine. Dustjacket is worn overall, with shallow loss at spine ends and corners (affecting part of publisher's name and part of the 'P' in 'Public'); tears at upper rear joint and flap fold, with some faint moisture stains on spine and rear panel, and a small rubbed spot at front panel; substantially complete - Good to Very Good. Photoplay edition for the seminal pre-code gangster movie set in Chicago, and the vehicle which catapulted James Cagney to stardom. Cagney's character was based on real-life Chicago gangster Earle "Hymie" Weiss and bootlegger Charles "Deanie" O'Banion. The screenplay, based on Glasmon and Bright's novel 'Beer and Blood,' received the film's only Academy Award nomination. An important film source title, and quite scarce in dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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      1931 - (AVANT GARDE - PHOTOGRAPHIE - REVUE) ZEME SOVETU Casopis Spolecnosti Pro Hospodarske A Kulturni Sblizeni S Novym Ruskem. Praha, 1931-1934. Red. en chef : Karel teige. 14 fascicules au format 211X302mm. Roc. I. Nos. 1 à 9 (manque le 6) Roc. II. Nos. 1 à 9/10. Couvertures illustrées de photographies modernistes (dont 10 photomontages). Illustrée de photographies et photomontages d'architecture et d'urbanisme de Vesnine, Melnikov, Ginsburg, etc.par Lissitzky, Moholy-Nagy, Heartfield et al. Textes de Hannes Meyer, Hoffmeister, Teige, Honzl, Linhardt et al. Ensemble en bon état. Revue introuvable dirigée par Karel Teige. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Book of the Fly Rod

      London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1931 - First Trade edition. 4to. Illustrated with four color-collotype plates, and eight plates hand-colored, by George Sheringham. xv, [i], 174 pp. Printed in Great Britain by Eyre & Spottiswoode. Original green cloth. Fine in original green dust jacket which is fine save one closed tear (spine panel lightly toned). In original very good slipcase [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Complete Angler by Izaak Walton

      George G. Harrap, London 1931 - 224 pages. 27 x 21 cm. Limited edition copy 643 of 750, signed by Rackham. Twelve mounted color plates with lettered tissue guards, 25 black and white illustrations, and pictorial endpapers in cream and brown. The signed, limited editions were in great demand. Rackham noted, "There is such a fashion for publishing only limited editions that my books are in a rather curious position. The ordinary editions do not sell so large a number as of old, & the limiteds are vastly over-applied for." [see: Hamilton, "Arthur Rackham"], p142. LATTIMORE & HASKELL p.66. Fresh, crisp copy; plates and text clean and bright, partly unopenend, slight toning to backstrip, small adhesion front cover, slight toning bottom back cover, with prospectus for "The Night Before Christmas," the next book Rackham illustrated for Harrap, laid-in. Orig. paneled and lettered vellum. Teg. Near fine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        American Dry Flies and How to Tie Them

      New York: Privately Printed for the Angler's Club [by the Derrydale Press], 1931. New York: Privately Printed for the Angler's Club [by the Derrydale Press], 1931. First edition, one of 500 copies. 12mo. Frontispiece. 25 pp. Original blue printed boards. Very fine in original glassine. Bookplate. Siegel 46; Frazier B-24-a; Bruns B299 . Frazier notes the book's "extreme" fragility and notes that it is "hard to find in fine unchipped condition." Here is as good a copy as you could hope to find

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        Regula et Testamentum seraphici Patris S. Francisci et Constitutiones Fratrum Minorum Capuccinorum

      Rome - Typis Polyglottis Vaticanis, 1931. Rome - Typis Polyglottis Vaticanis, 1931 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A fascinating religious text written bythe Minor Capuchin, an Order of friars in the Catholic Church, developed from the Franciscans. Published by Typis Polyglottis Vaticanis who were dedicated to producing literature to represent the Catholic Church, also publishing such titles asMisal diario y vesperal, Le psautier du brviaire romain: texte et commentaire, and Decretum de oecumenismo, which was written by the Vatican Council. Illustrated with the Franciscans coat of arms to the title page. Featuring an alphabetical index to the rear. Condition: In morocco calf binding with gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, sound with slight rubbing to the boards. Internally, firmly bound with firmly bound with bright and generally bright pages, aside from light spotting to title page. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Amphitryon 38. Comedie en trois actes.

      . Paris: Les Editions du Belier 1931. Illustr. with original woodcuts by Mariano Andreu. 217 pp, Limited to 1000 copies. Uncut with orig. wrappers and topedge gilt bound in nice contemporary halfleather with golddecorations on spine. Binding signed Jakob Baden. * Copy no. 401 of 857 on velin de chiffon, specially made by les Papeteries de Lana..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Malice Aforethought

      London: Mundanus Ltd, Victor Gollancz Publisher, 1931. London: Mundanus Ltd, Victor Gollancz Publisher,, 1931. The Story of a Commonplace Crime. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Sine somewhat rolled, very faint fading along top edge of boards, spotting to edges but internally clean; an excellent copy in the mildly spine-tanned jacket with very faint dust-soiling, some creasing, and small chips to ends and corners. First edition, first impression; the rare hardback issue (shortly after, but much scarcer than, the paperback issue of the same year). Dennis Wheatley's copy, with his illustrated bookplate to the front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        La France. 40 Zeichnungen.

      Karlsruhe, Selbstverlag, 1931.. 87, (3) S. Mit 40 ganzs. Illustrationen von Karl Hubbuch. Illustr. Orig.-Halbleinenband.. Erste Ausgabe. - Nr. 46 von total 100 Exemplaren. Mit handschr. Widmung des Künstlers auf dem fliegenden Vorsatz: "Herrn und Frau Pöschel herzlichst zugeneigt von K. Hubbuch - 20. 12. 47.". - Vorsätze leicht fleckig und gebräunt. Einband fleckig, berieben und bestossen.

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        Sun Up (First Edition)

      New York: Junior Literary Guild, 1931. New York: Junior Literary Guild, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good -. Burgundy cloth, last few pages rough cut edges, No writing in the book - not even an owners name. binding tight, text clean, dust-jacket Full refund if not satisfied. Note: There are two variations of true Firsts for this title of which one is the Junior Literary first. This copy has: (1) No Price on Dust-jacket (2) No image on front cover of book (3) "A" on Copyright page. A very rare book.

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        Forbidden Wine

      New York: Sears Publishing Company, Inc., 1931. New York: Sears Publishing Company, Inc.,, 1931. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Minor crease to spine, partial tanning to free endpapers, contents toned. An excellent copy in the price-clipped and rubbed jacket with some nicks and short closed tears. First edition, first impression in the stylish dust jacket. A novel depicting a tragic love affair between the Persian astronomer and poet Omar Khayyam and a princess.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Eigenh. Postkarte mit U.

      Berlin, 7. V. 1931.. ¾ S. 8vo. Mit eh. Adresse. Mit einer Beilage (s. u.).. An Carl Björkman (1901-1961), den Literatur- und Theaterkritiker von "Nya Dagligt Allehanda": "Ich bin einverstanden mit dem Abdruck des Artikels und mit dem gesamten Honorar [...] Bitte zu halen an Dresdner Bank [...]". - Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt; beiliegend eine eh. Postkarte mit U. von Manns erster Gattin, der Prager Schauspielerin Maria Kanova (1886-1947).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Histoire de la bienheureuse Raton fille de joie. Illustrations de Chas-Laborde (Charles Laborde).

      Paris, Mornay, 1931.. 25x20 cm. 2 Bl., 364 S., 1 S., 1 Bl. Mit 17 kolor. gest. Tafeln und einigen Vignetten im Text. Roter Ldr.-Bd. mit reicher Rücken-, Deckel- Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung, seidenen ornamentalen Spiegeln, handgeschöpftes Marmorapiervorsätzen und Kopfgoldschnitt, in Schuber. Originalbroschur (inkl. Rücken) eingebunden (sign. Vermorel rel.).. Nr. 10/17 num. Exemplaren auf Japan mit einem ganzseitigen Original-Aquarell von Chas-Laborde (GA 317 Ex.). - Mit dem gestochenen Wappen-Exlibris von Marquis de Casteja. - tadelloses Exemplar in einem luxuriösen Einband.

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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      (New York): Bobb-Merrill Co., (1931).. (New York):: Bobb-Merrill Co.,. (1931). First edition. INSCRIBED, "To Hazel W. Howes, With the sincere regards and thanks of Franklin D. Roosevelt / June 1932." A nice association as her husband, William Washington Howes, served under Roosevelt as Second and First Assistant Postmaster General from 1933 to 1940 (he brought airmail service to the Midwest). Previously, he was a member of the South Dakota Senate, Chairman of the South Dakota Democratic Party and a member of the Democratic National Committee. He is reported to have been very influential in helping FDR win the Midwest. The inscription to Mrs. Howes is nicer than the one FDR wrote for her husband in his copy of this same book (we also handled that copy). Near fine with offset near inner hinges; in a lightly soiled dust jacket with a thumb-nail size chip at top of back cover and minor edgewear but no other chipping.

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        Buckingham Palace

      London - Country Life Limited, 1931. London - Country Life Limited, 1931 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of Harold Clifford Smith's extensive book on Buckingham Palace. Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering and clipped dust wrapper. First edition. Harold Clifford Smith (1887-1960) was Keeper of the Department of Woodwork at the Victoria and Albert Museum. He was a specialist in the study of old English furniture, but he was also a writer of wide historical and antiquarian knowledge on the decorative arts in general. Buckingham Palace, Its Furniture, Decoration and History, with introductory chapters by Christopher Hussesy, was first published by Country Life in 1931. In writing the book, Clifford Smith had the assistance of Queen Mary who supplied him with much information and herself corrected the proofs. In 1937 the book was republished at a lower price in a Coronation edition. Condition: The binding is firm. There is some mild wear to the extremities, including some bumping and fading. The dustwrapper has several closed tears and chips, as can be seen in the photograph above. Internally the pages are generally bright with some mild spotting throughout. Overall the condition is very good with good dustwrapper..

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        Constitution of Atomic Nuclei and Radioactivity

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1931. Oxford: Clarendon Press,, 1931. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Folding chart of the periodic table, diagrams and charts throughout the text. Very lightly rubbed at the tips, slight fading to head of spine. An excellent copy in the rubbed and tanned jacket with some minor creases, nicks, and short splits. First edition, first impression. Review copy with the publisher's slip loosely inserted. George Gamow (1904–1968) made his first major contribution to physics in 1928 with his theory of alpha particle decay, explaining how the atomic nucleus emits an alpha particle (two protons and two neutrons) and transforms into an atom of lower atomic weight, a significant problem in understanding radioactivity. The present volume is aimed "to give as complete an account as possible of our present experimental and theoretical knowledge of the nature of atomic nuclei" (preface). A comprehensive and under appreciated work, it ends intriguingly with Gamow's work on the Artificial Transformation of Nuclei. Uncommon in the dust jacket.

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        Old Waldorf Bar Days

      Aventine Press, 1931-01-01. 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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        MANET L'ART FRANCAIS; COLLECTION DIRIGEE PAR GEORGES WILDENSTEIN; INTRODUCTION PAR PAUL JAMOT; conservateur des Musees nationaux, avec la collaboration de Marie-Louise Bataille

      PARIS, Van Oest, Band 1 1931, Band 2 1932.. 2. Bände 1. Band 2. Band 220 Abbildungen, Planches Halbleder mit marmorieten Papier. am Leder leicht bestoßen, ansonsten tadelloser Zustand.

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        Buckingham Palace

      London - Country Life Limited, 1931. London - Country Life Limited, 1931 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this history of Buckingham palace by H. Clifford Smith. Illustrated throughout with three colour plates, and around three hundred and fifty monochrome plates. With introductory chapters on the building and site by Christopher Hussey. The house was originally intended as a private retreat, and in particular for Queen Charlotte, and was known as The Queen's House - 14 of their 15 children were born there. St. James's Palace remained the official and ceremonial royal residence. Remodelling of the structure began in 1762. After his accession to the throne in 1820, George IV continued the renovation with the idea in mind of a small, comfortable home. While the work was in progress, in 1826, the King decided to modify the house into a palace with the help of his architect John Nash. Condition: In a red cloth binding . Externally, smart, with just some sunning and light bumping to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        East of Suez

      London - Macmillan and Co Limited, 1931. London - Macmillan and Co Limited, 1931 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A book of Kipling's poetry, beautifully illustrated with twelve colour plates and and many line drawings by Donald Maxwell. First edition. Condition: In a cloth covered binding. Externally, smart with slight shelfwear. Internally, bright with light scattered foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Eigenh. Widmung mit Notenzeile und U. in: Isaac Goldberg: George Gershwin: A Study in American Music.

      New York, Simon and Schuster, 1931.. (10), 305, (3) SS. Leinenband mit Originalumschlag. 8vo.. Vier Takte aus einem unbezeichneten Werk mit Widmung an Grace Morse, dat. 8. XI. 1932. - Buchblock vorne angeplatzt, sonst nur gering bestoßen; der Umschlag mit einigen Fehlstellen am oberen und unteren Rand, dort auch gebräunt.

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        L'Europe contre les patries.

      Gallimard 1931 - - Gallimard, Paris _1931, 12x19cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires numérotés sur alfa, seul tirage. Reliure à la bradel en plein cartonnage recouvert de papier à la cuve, dos lisse, pièce de titre de chagrin marine, couvertures conservées, reliure signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Bel exemplaire aux fragiles couvertures conservées et agréablement établi. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Philip's 12 inch (31 cm) Terrestrial Globe - Erdglobus. Geographical Institute George Philip's Son Ltd, 32 Fleet Street London Principal shipping routes with distances in nautical miles. Principal transcontinental Railroads. Principal Air Mail routes

      London, 1931.. . Terrestrial Globe 12 inches (31 cm) on wooden tripod. Height 57 cm Age: 1930's. Condition: some abrasions with very limited text loss in the Atlantic, otherwise fine condition.

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        Constitution of Atomic Nuclei and Radioactivity.

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1931 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Very lightly rubbed at the tips, slight fading to head of spine. An excellent copy in the rubbed and tanned jacket with some minor creases, nicks, and short splits. Folding chart of the periodic table, diagrams and charts throughout the text. First edition, first impression. Review copy with the publisher's slip loosely inserted. George Gamow (1904–1968) made his first major contribution to physics in 1928 with his theory of alpha particle decay, explaining how the atomic nucleus emits an alpha particle (two protons and two neutrons) and transforms into an atom of lower atomic weight, a significant problem in understanding radioactivity. The present volume is aimed "to give as complete an account as possible of our present experimental and theoretical knowledge of the nature of atomic nuclei" (preface). A comprehensive and under appreciated work, it ends intriguingly with Gamow's work on the Artificial Transformation of Nuclei. Uncommon in the dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Frank Lloyd Wright ALS matted and framed to Lewis Mumford [61 x 37 cm.] Discusses the Guggenheim Museum

      Taliesin, November 9, 1931. Taliesin, November 9, 1931. Fine condition, matted and gilt framed -- suitable for hanging/No Dust Jacket. Typed letter, 45 x 20 cm. to friend and architectural critic, Lewis Mumford. "My dear Lewis: I've read `The Brown Decade' you so kindly sent me and it is a useful work in your splendid style. I didn't agree in total but admire and respect......The Guggenheim has asked me for a recommendation for the new work she wants to do and I gave my best - but wrote her what I though of her thesis. You know what I must think about that. Enclosed is a copy of what I think about it for your files if you care for it."& & Wright would later accept the contract to build the Guggenheim three years later in 1943: Hilla R, the curator stated to Wright that he wanted to build, "A temple of spirit, a monument."& & The balance of the letter notes his apology to Mumford for missing a meeting with him, his reading of Mumford's critique of the Metropolitan Museum in the New Yorker Magazine, an invitation to Mumford to visit that winter: and perhaps most poignantly -- "And Lewis, please don't ever fall out with me. I should be afraid of you.

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        J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan & Wendy

      London - Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 1931. London - Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 1931 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A charmingly illustrated copy of this retelling of Peter Pan. May Clarissa Gillington Byron (18611936) was a British writer and poet, best known for her work on this, and other, abridgements of J. M. Barrie'sPeter Panbooks. With many lovely illustrated colour plates by famous children's illustrator Mabel Lucie Attwell. An unusual example of this scarce work accompanied by its original dustwrapper. Condition: In a pictorial cloth binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart with just some minor shelfwear. Cloth is remarkably bright and clean. Dustwrapper in excellent condition withjust a fewclosed tears and minor loss to some extremities. Internally, generally firmly bound. Some fairly heavy spotting to first and last few pages, otherwise spotting is scattered and inobtrusive. Front free endpaper and one plate are absent. Overall: VERY GOOD with a VERY GOOD dustwrapper..

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      44, 1931. 44, 1931 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A signed copy of Barton's biography of Bernadotte. Bound in half morocco leather with gilt lettering and armorial decoration. This book is signed by the author and also contains a short handwritten note by the author which is bound in. Bernadotte's portrait is illustrated on the title page. First French edition. Sir Dunbar Plunket Barton, 1st Baronet (1853 1937) was a British-Irish politician and author. Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte (1763 1844) was King of Sweden and King of Norway from 1818 until his death. He was also the first Sovereign Prince of Pontecorvo, Italy. Beginning his military career as a soldier of Louis XVI, but rising to the rank of general in revolutionary France, Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte was promoted by Napoleon to Marechal de France. Despite their rivalry and notable differences of opinion, Napoleon consented to Bernadotte's ascent to the Swedish throne, later regretting this decision when Bernadotte allied Sweden with the enemies of France. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is slight wear to the extremities, including some slight fading and two small holes in the front board as can be seen in the photograph above. Internally the pages are clean with some mild browning to the page edges. Overall the condition is very good..

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      30, 1931. 30, 1931 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An attractive collection of poetry by Robert Graves. First edition; one of a thousand copies. With inscription to front free endpaper: To Bertha, from Maurice. Feast of St. Roan of Tavistock, 1947. Condition: In a decorative cloth coveredbinding with original clipped dustwrapper. Externally, generally smart with very slight shelfwear. Dustwrapper sunned slightly with closed tears, chipping and repairs to spine. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED with a GOOD ONLY dustwrapper.

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        Bibliography of William Hazlitt

      London - Nonesuch Press, 1931. London - Nonesuch Press, 1931 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A copy of this first and limited edition bibliography of the influential English essayist. First Edition. Number 406 of 750 copies. Featuring a portrait frontispiece. William Hazlitt (10 April 1778 18 September 1830) was an English writer, remembered for his humanistic essays and literary criticism, and as a grammarian and philosopher. He is now considered one of the great critics and essayists of the English language, placed in the company of Samuel Johnson and George Orwell. During his lifetime he befriended many people who are now part of the nineteenth-century literary canon, including Charles and Mary Lamb, Stendhal, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. Condition: In paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart, some wear to the top and tail of the spine. Some fading to the boards and spine. Internally, firmly bound. Very clean throughout. Ink signature to front free endpaper and title page. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        "Vor dem Bade" originale Mischtechnik (Aquarell und Ölfarben) auf Papier/Malplatte ca. 99x70cm; linkss unten signiert und datiert 1931

      . Sein unverwechselbarer pastoser Farbauftrag und die dynamisch-gefühlvolle wie phantasievolle Ausgestaltung des Themas haben Larsen nicht zu Unrecht den Ruf eines Malerpoeten eingebracht. [Vor allem die Ränder dieser herrlichen Arbeit mit kleineren Läsuren.].

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        Green Grow the Lilacs

      Samuel French New York 1931 - First Edition. Scarce First Edition in dustjacket. Play which ultimately became the hit broadway musical, ÒOklahoma!Ó Author was the first Native American playwright. Seldom found in first issue dustjacket without 'second edition' plug. Near Fine in a Very Good dustjacket, with two centimeter deep chip to lower spine end, shallow nicks to spine ends and flap corners, few spots to spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        Essays in Persuasion

      London: MacMillan & Company, 1931.. London: MacMillan & Company, 1931. First edition of Keynes' first volume of collected essays. Octavo, original green cloth. Near fine in an excellent price-clipped dust jacket. Rare in the original dust jacket and in this condition. The essays in this volume show Keynes's attempts to influence the course of events by public persuasion over the period of 1919-40. In the light of subsequent history, 'Essays in Persuasion' is a remarkably prophetic volume covering a wide range of issues in political economy. In articles on the Versailles Treaty, Keynes foresaw all too clearly that excessive Allied demands for reparations and indemnities would lead to the economic collapse of Germany. In Keynes's essays on inflation and deflation, the reader can find ideas that were to become the foundations of his most renowned treatise, 'The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. With startling accuracy Keynes forecast the economic fluctuations that were to beset the economies of Europe and the United States and even proposed measures which, if heeded at the time, might have warded off an era of world-wide depression.

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      Grosset & Dunlap, New York 1931 - no date, but 1931. Illustrated with scenes from the Universal Pictures version. Colorful dust jacket with expert restoration to edges and spine ends. Book missing front blank, with a corner stain to the half title page, else book very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wuthering Heights

      London: Duckworth, 1931. London: Duckworth, 1931. xvii, [1], 325pp, [1], original cloth in DJ, top edge stained red. DJ spine defective, with portion missing, chipped to edges with some loss, portion missing from lower panel, slightly soiled, tape repairs to reverse. Book quite bright and clean. Uncommon in DJ. With twelve full-page wood engravings by Clare Leighton. First Thus. Hardback. Good+/Fair. Illus. by Leighton, Clare. 4to.

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      NewYork - Tudor Publishing Co., 1931. NewYork - Tudor Publishing Co., 1931 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Salammb (1862) is a historical novel by Gustave Flaubert. This edition is translated from the French with an introduction by Ben Ray Redman and isillustrated and decorated by Mahlon Blaine. Salammb is set in Carthage during the 3rd century BCE, immediately before and during the Mercenary Revolt which took place shortly after the First Punic War. Flaubert's main source was Book I of Polybius's Histories. It was not a particularly well-studied period of history and required a great deal of work from the author, who enthusiastically left behind the realism of his masterpiece Madame Bovary for this tale of blood and thunder. Gustave Flaubert (1821- 1880) was a French writer who is counted among the greatest novelists in Western literature. He is known especially for his first published novel, Madame Bovary (1857), for his Correspondence, and for his scrupulous devotion to his art and style. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, smart but with minor wear to extremities and the odd very slight mark. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Manon Lescaut

      New York - Rarity Press, 1931. New York - Rarity Press, 1931 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of Manon Lescaut translated from the French of the Abbe Prevost by D. C. Moylan with eleven illustrations by Alastair and an introduction by Arthur Symons. Manon Lescaut has been called the most perfect story ever written. Condition: In a purple cloth binding with unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, very smart with some minor shelfwear only. Top and tail of spine are slightly worn and their is some spotting to the boards. Dustwrapper is generally smart with some wear to the top and tail of the spine and the edges. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly browned. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED in a VERY GOOD INDEED dustwrapper..

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        Imatgeria popular catalana. Les Auques. 2 Volumenes. Texto y Facsimils

      - Orbis, Barcelona, 1931. Arpillera Editorial. Estado de conservación: Muy bueno. Primera edición. 2 Vols. a Gran Folio. Vol. I : 198 págs. y 55 págs. del Catálogo de las Aucas. Sumamente ilustrado con grabados entretexto y 2 láminas color. Portadas decoradas e iluminadas a mano a varias tintas. Vol. II : 100 láminas a doble página con facsímiles de aleluyas. Algunas en color. Edición de 465 ejs. numerados, siendo el nuestro eln.º 389. Impreso sobre buen papel de hilo, fabricado especialmente para esta edición. Encuadernación original en arpillera color piedra, lomera titulada. 35X25

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        The History of Scarborough

      London and Toronto - J. M. Dent, 1931. London and Toronto - J. M. Dent, 1931 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A history of the Northern town of Scarborough, edited by Arthur Rowntree. With contributors including A. Hamilton Thompson, M. Black, A. J. Grant, Jean Rowntree and many others. First edition. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates, including a coloured frontispiece Condition: In a navy cloth binding with armorial motif to front board. Externally, generally smart, though with some marks. Internally, generally firmly bound. Institutional label to front pastedown, and some perforated stamping to the endpapers. Pages are bright and generally clean, with just the occasional spot. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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