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        The Road Back

      Putnam, London 1931 - 319 pages. First English edition, first printing. Printing errors on 243: 8 and 250: 1. Translated from the German by A. W. Wheen. After four grueling years the Great War has finally ended. Now Ernst and the few men left from his company cannot help wondering what will become of them. The town they departed as eager young men seems colder, their homes smaller, the reasons their comrades had to die even more inexplicable. Fine book in a near fine dust jacket with the edges & corners very slightly worn. A beautiful copy! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fireproof Books]
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        Die Tat. (Hrsg. v. Hans Zehrer). Monatsschrift zur Gestaltung neuer Wirklichkeit. 23. Jahrgang, Heft 5 u. 10-12; Jg. 24, H.1-12(kplt.); Jg. 25, H. 7-12 u. Jg. 26, H. 1-12(kplt.). In 6 Halbleinen-Bänden gebunden

      Jena, Diederichs 1931 (-1935) - Originalausgabe. Diesch 2819; Schlawe I, 83. - Berühmte kulturpolitische Zeitschrift des sogenannten Tatkreises , in Halbjahresbänden zusammengefasst. Die Herausgeber waren zuerst A. u. E.Horneffer in Leipzig, dann Eugen Diederichs in Jena, später Hans Zehrer. - Antikapitalistisch, antisozialistisch, antiliberalistisch, antidemokratisch, wurde wegen seiner Ideologie als Vorkämpfer des Nazismus angegriffen; tatsächlich diente dieser ('Tat')-Kreis der 'intellektuellen Krisenspekulanten' (Schoeps) dem Nazismus lediglich mittelbar, obgleich Hitler und seine Partei bis zum März 1933 von Zehrer unabhängig und kritisch beurteilt wurden. (Schlawe). - Im 26. Jahrgang, Heft 12 (1934) ein ausführlicher Artikel von Heinrich Hauser über Deutschlands Motorisierung, darunter Der Volkswagen: Idee und Wirklichkeit . - Sauberes Exemplar in stilvollen Halbleineneinbänden, die Buchdeckel mit Buntpapierbezug Mit vielen Illustrationen u. Tabellen Halbleinen d. Zeit, teils mit vergold. Rückenschild, Gr.8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buch & Kunst Antiquariat Flotow GmbH]
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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

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        The Iliad [Translated by Alexander Pope]

      Nonesuch Press, Great Britain 1931 - Number 835 of 925. Text in English and Greek. Brown leather binding with gilt title,.clean and tight, 927 pages, five raised bands on spine, gilt trim, top page edge gilt, edges and corners lightly rubbed [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dunbar Old Books]
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        The Instinct Never Dies.

      Ed W. Bateman, N.p., 1931. - First edition. 4to, full limp cowhide. One of the finest and rarest of Texas imprints, and one that has been referred to as the 'black tulip' of western fine printing. Of legendary rarity and highlighted in Al Lowman's The Printing Arts in Texas, this copy is accompanied by a letter from the author to Dudley Dobie concerning the book's origins and the great expense required to print it. Printed recto only, the book was written, designed and the type set by Ed W. Bateman, a one time newspaper reporter (hence the title) and a wildcatter of great success and failure. This book was created during one of his periods of great success. The text and illustrations are printed in two colors and the subject matter ranges from a father's implacable revenge for his son's death to a Mexican marijuana party visited in the company of a Texas Ranger. A fine copy in the publisher's slipcase (with moderate wear to slipcase). The letter to Dudley Dobie is extraordinary and has become rather famous in itself; on B Bar Cattle Company letterhead, dated April 13, 1941: 'I produced this book during the Bateman Age of Extravagance, when money (for which, apparently, I have a native-born contempt) was indeed plentiful. I spent so much on it, the very sum per copy would horrify an intelligent man. .not even a Morgan or a Rockefeller could or would pay what I paid.' The letter is trifolded; uniformly browned, with mild chipping at edges. One of the ultimate prizes of Texas fine printing. One of the essays in J. Frank Dobie's book, "Out of the Old Rock" (Little Brown, 1972) is about Bateman: "A wildcatter is a person who drills for oil in a place oil is not known to exist. Bankers consider his business about as safe as buying lottery tickets. In 1930, Ed Bateman, a Texas wildcatter, brought in the biggest discovery well in the history of the oil industry." Dobie refers to "The Instinct Never Dies" as follows: "Ed Bateman is a philosopher. There are many things in his philosophy that many oil men have never dreamed of. Sometimes the old urge to write seizes him. I have a rare little book that he not only wrote but designed and set with his own hands. One sketch in it is about a hermit philosopher-geologist who claimed to know the secret of finding 'enough petroleum to endow this planet for ages.'" (3214001) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Boojum and Snark Books]
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        Proust

      Chatto & Windus, London 1931 - An exceptionally nice copy in lightly worn dust jacket. Housed in a custom clamshell box. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books, A.B.A.A.]
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        The New Review -- Volume 1, Number 1

      [no publisher], Paris 1931 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Belle Chair. Onze Poèmes Inédits.

      Paris: Pelletan, Helleu & Sergent, 1931. - 4to. pp. 34, [3 leaves]. 12 (2 full-page) original lithographs & 3 original woodcut vignettes by Aristide Maillol. 1 woodcut vignette repeated on front cover. contemporary quarter morocco, t.e.g., others untrimmed, original printed wrs. bound in (slightly rubbed, some fading to paper sides, small blindstamp of former owner on front wr., internally fine). First Edition, one of 150 numbered copies on 'vergé de Hollande', of an edition of 255, monogrammed by the editor Pelletan. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB)]
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        Francois Villon. Les Ballades du Testament, les Poésies Diverses & la Repeue Franche de Villlon & de ses Compaignons. Préface de Pierre Champion et soixante-quatre Eaux-Fortes de BARTA.

      1931 - Paris, Editions de la Cicogne, 1931. In 4to grande (cm. 33,2); cop. orig.; antip. incisa; pp. (8), 135, (13). Con 25 acqueforti a p. pagina su tavole f. testo + 35 acqueforti nel testo. Tiratura complessiva di 210 copie numerate, La nostra fa parte della tiratura di 150 "sur velin de Rives a la Forme numéroté de LI à CC. Nel nostro esemplare è stato aggiunto un disegno originale a matita di Barta con dedica dell'autore, si tratta del ritratto di Villon che si trova inciso in rame come antiporta. Ottima copia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PAOLO BONGIORNO]
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        The Floating Admiral. By Certain Members of the Detection Club.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, [1931] - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Housed in a red quarter morocco solander case. Spine tanned, cloth lightly rubbed at extremities, spotting to edges of text block, endpapers toned. A very good copy in the rubbed, dulled, and spotted jacket with creases to the spine panel and lower panel. First edition, first impression. A collaborative novel by twelve mystery authors including Christie (who contributes chapter five), John Rhode, and Dorothy L. Sayers, and with a prologue by G. K. Chesterton. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone book, and rare in the dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Something New

      A. L. Burt Company 1931 - [McIlvaine: A18a: [1931, © 1915]. 347 pages. (3) below last line of text.] Book is in good condition. Dust jacket is protected with Mylar. Spine of dust jacket has faded. Some creasing and tears around the edges of the dust jacket. Some wear to covers. Wear in the corners of the covers. Spine and the tops of the covers have slightly faded. All of our dust jackets are original. Please see our other P. G. Wodehouse Listings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: CKR Inc.]
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        Taches d'encre. n° 4 et n° 5.

      Taches D'encre, Marseille 1931 - 2 numéros in-4 ( 335x260 mm ) sous couverture papier épais rouge, titre en noir. Rectangle argent collé sur la première page de couverture.- n° 4. Premier Mai 1931.Louis Barthou : Steinler / Vandercammen : Pierre Flouquet ou l'héroïsme d'une foi / Léon Franc : Le comique de Chaplin / Alfred Rony : Marsiho / Pierre Malavel : Louis Troncini, Henri Reboa / léon Boyer : Disques / Julien Guillemard : Marcel Prunier / Lucien Valat : Suzanne Sardin / Léon Cadenel : Bibliophilie / Paul Despres : Spectacles / Notes et échos.Hors-Texte : Pierre Flouquet : Linogravures : La Danse, Paul Gauguin, Maurice Utrillo, Ramuz, Bouge ( originale ), Paysage ( originale ).- n° 5. Premier Juillet 1931.Michel de Guelderode : Gustave Vanheste / Louis Penot : Louis Audibert / André Suares : Daumier / Léon Cadenel : Bibliophilie / Guido Eeckels : Jean-Frans Cantre / Paul Despres : Salon des artistes de Provence - Les Expositions.Hors-Texte : Léon Cadenel : Sardines ( Gravure sur bois ) / Louis Audibert : Un Paysan ( Lithographie ) / Jan-Frans Cantre : Printemps ( Linogravure ), Les culs-de-jatte ( Linogravure ), Hivers ( Gravures sur bois ), Paysanne ( Gravure sur bois ), Le Guignol ( Linogravure ). Marseille Revue. Art.

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        Preise und Produktion

      Vienna: Julius Springer,, 1931. Octavo (212 x 141 mm). Original buff wrappers printed in black. Ownership inscription to front flyleaf. Spine slightly toned, minor chip to tail of spine, a few small scuff marks to wrappers, a line of small indentations to front wrapper and the two first leaves, minor rust stains to gutters. Otherwise an excellent, bright copy. First German edition of this work, in which Hayek argues "against the then-dominant (and still-prevalent) idea that the appropriate focus of monetary theory is on the relationship between the quantity of money and the general level of prices" (The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, p.612). The first English edition, Prices and Production, was published the same year by G. Routledge in London.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Preise Und Produktion ( Common English Title: Prices and Production)

      Verlag Von Julius Springer, Germany 1931 - 124 pages. "Beitrage zur Konjunkturforschung - Herausgegeben vom Osterreichischen Institut Fur Konjunkturforschung Nr. 3" - from front cover. Apparently unread as majority of pages were uncut by printer. Above-average but not excessive wear. Covers loosening from textblock. Bit of writing upon upper right corner of front cover and at base of spine else unmarked. 1939 New York Times Book Review of Schumpteter's 'Business Cycles' laid in. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Lodger (Early Edition, in dust jacket)

      Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, New York 1931 - Second printing of the American edition. Basis for two important films: the first a silent in 1927 directed by Alfred Hitchcock, the second a key film noir in 1944 directed by John Brahm and starring Laird Cregar. Near Fine in an about Good example of the rare dust jacket. Jacket has some loss at the heel and a couple of corners, some separation at the front flap fold, a somewhat toned spine panel, and shadows from a couple of old tape reinforcements (now removed). The only early jacketed copy of Mrs. Belloc Lowndes' famous crime novel that we have ever encountered. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        Stroitel'naja Promyschlennost'.

      Moskau, Staatsverlag für Lehrtechnik, 1931.. [Bauindustrie. Text russisch]. Sammlung von 7 Heften. 4°. Illustr. OKart. im Stile von Alexander Rodtschenko (hs. Namen). Je 80 SS. mit zahlr. Fotos und Bauskizzen.. Erste Ausgabe. - Fachzeitung für Architektur und Maschinenbau. - Vorhanden sind Nr. 1, 5 und 7-12. - Senkevitch 77.

      [Bookseller: Verlag und Antiquariat Frank Albrecht]
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        Jam To-day

      [Vendôme Press], Paris, 1931 - Very nice copy Pearson (Neil). Obelisk. A History of Jack Kahane and the Obelisk Press, Liverpool University Press, 2007, A-7b, both Pearson’s vriants in white wrappers This, the author’s first and only novel, never reprinted, a "masochistic act of social suicide", was much derided, and led to the author’s abandonment by the friends lampooned therein. It was also seized by British customs on the grounds of obscenity. Firminger had fallen in love with Wyndham Lewis who also distanced himself from her. See Pearson, and Joshua Cohen’s "Hung Like an Obelisk, Hard as an Olympian; an alphabet of English-language literature in Paris" in the New Haven Review online for the full rather tragic story.This copy is a variant with a title-page that omits the Vendôme Press name. This presumably happened .at the point that Kahane took over the Vendôme business, but before it became Obelisk. Brown half calf, spine in compartments with raised bands with gilt ornaments and two green leather labels lettered in gilt, original yellow illustrated wrappers (rows of pots of jam) bound in, top edge gilt [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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        Ma fille Bernadette. Illustrations de Maurice DENIS. Gravées sur bois par Jacques BELTRAND.

      Cercle lyonnais du Livre, Lyon 1931 - Lyon, Cercle lyonnais du Livre, 1931. In-4 en feuilles, (8)-111-(8) p. sous chemise de papier rose imprimé en or, chemise à rabats de même couleur, dos toilé gris, rubans de fermeture (quelques rousseurs). Édition originale et premier tirage des gravures, limité à 175 ex. hors commerce, sur vélin. 28 hors-texte en couleurs. * Skira, Anthologie du livre illustré par les peintres de l'École de Paris, n° 70 ; Monod, 6340. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable.

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        Little Wars

      London and Toronto - J. M. Dent an, 1931 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. %0D%0AA children's military game from H. G. Wells. %0D%0AFirst edition thus. %0D%0AWith an appendix on Kreigspiel, and numerous drawings by J. R. Sinclair. %0D%0ABookplate of Charles D. Kerr to the front pastedown. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn a cloth binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, sound, though with some bumping and slight wear to the extremities. Dustwrapper has some significant loss, and only the front panel and inner flyleaf are remaining. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, with just a few handling marks. Overall: VERY GOOD in a POOR dustwrapper. %0D%0A%0D%0A.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Common Sense of Drinking

      Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1931: First Edition, First Printing. In Very Good overall condition. Front free end paper and paste down have what appears to be pieces of the original dust jacket tipped in, along with a small, vintage bookseller's label. Light sunning to the spine and a few scuffs to cloth. A nice copy of this proto-Alcoholics Anonymous text that served as an inspiration to the founder, Bill W.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John Fox, Jr.

      Charles Scribner's Sons, NY 1931 - 322 pages. 28 1/2 x 22 cm. Sixteen full-page color illustrations including frontispiece and title page -- the plates are surrounded by boxed borders in gold, mounted and with tissue insets. Limited edition, copy 345 of 512 signed by N.C. Wyeth. "Throughout his career N.C. Wyeth was constantly referred to as an illustrator, a label he deeply resented, not because layman used it in referring to him, but because those in the art world looked down from their ivory towers and deprecated illustration as a second-rate art form.he once told a group of students who wanted to be illustrators so that they could make money and become artists -- `fine, but the only trouble is that you've got to be an artist before you become an illustrator." [see: ALLEN & ALLEN p.179]. Brilliant copy, nearly as new. Orig. vellum spine stamped in gold and blue cloth with gold rules in orig. glassine. Teg. Fine in repaired, slightly suffed, matching blue publisher box. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Economics of Inflation - A Study of Currency Depreciation in Post-War Germany 1914-1923 - Sir Halley Stewart Publications IV

      New York: Barnes & Noble Inc.. Hardcover. 464 pages. Index. Originally published in Italian in 1931. This first English edition substantially revised. Inside front boar is the bookplate of M.L. Burstein "One of the sharpest minds in economics of the last century" - from online reference. "The depreciation of the mark of 1914-1923, which is the subject of this work, is one of the outstanding episodes in the history of the twentieth century. Not only by reason of its magnitude but also by reason of its effects, it looms large on our horizon. It was the most colossal thing of its kind in history: and, next probably to the Great War itself, it must bear responsibility for many of the political and economic difficulties of our generation. It destroyed the wealth of the more solid elements in German society; and it left behind a moral and economic disequilibrium, apt breeding ground for the disasters which have followed." - from Foreword. Gilt lettering legible upon blue backstrip which is sunned along with portions of each board. Bit of writing inside front board otherwise clean and unmarked. Binding intact. A sound association copy of this important work. . Good. 1937. First English Edition.

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        TRIUMPHAL MARCH

      London: Faber and Faber. 8th October 1931 - First edition, first printing. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY. Original grey printed wrappers. With two illustrations by E. McKnight Kauffer. Number 35 of The Ariel Poems. A very good copy with a couple of small marks to the covers, the contents clean and bright throughout. Bookplate of Sarah Grace Harvey to the reverse of upper wrapper. Without the mailing envelope. Inscribed by the author at the rear "to Sir Michael Sadler from T. S. Eliot". With a note laid in inscribed by Sadler re-presenting the book "Sarah Grace Harvey from M.E.S. Oxford June 11 1939". [British historian and educationalist, Sir Michael Sadler (1861-1943 was the father of novelist and book collector Michael Sadlier] One of 2,000 copies published on 8th October 1931. The signed limited edition was not published until 29th October 1931. (Gallup A19) Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        L'enlèvement sans clair de lune - Illustré de 22 eaux-fortes en couleur de JE LABOUREUR

      Bibliophiles de l'Automobile-Club de France, Paris 1931 - - PRESENTATION : grand in-8 en feuilles sous chemise. - ILLUSTRATION : 22 gravures à l'eau-forte en couleur de JE LABOUREUR au fil du texte et 12 lettrines gravées sur bois. - RELIURE : Sous chemise d'éditeur, l'étui manque. - TIRAGE : Limité à 129 exemplaires, celui-ci n° 29 pour M Roger Demon. - PAPIER : Papier Japon nacré. - TAILLE : 17 x 26 cm. - INFORMATIONS : Ouvrage recherché à très petit tirage, l'un des seuls pour lequel Laboureur grava en couleur (2 plaques de gravure pour chaque illustration). L'exemplaire est bien complet de la liste des membres de l'Automobile Club qui manque souvent. - REFERENCE : Sylvain Laboureur, Livres illustrés #435 (p. 214 à 219). - ETAT : Petits défauts à la chemise sinon excellent état. AUTRES PHOTOS SUR DEMANDE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'Isle sonnante

      Paris, Au Pot Cassé 1931 - Petit in-8°, demi-maroquin rouge à coins, filet doré encadrant les plats, dos à nerfs orné, tête dorée, couverture illustrée en couleurs conservée (reliure signée LE DOUARIN), exemplaire non rogné, 266 pp Edition tirée à 2 950 exemplaires (UN DES 50 EXEMPLAIRES DE TETE, N° XVIII, SUR JAPON IMPERIAL) Ouvrage illustré de bois de LOUIS MOREAU

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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.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        Original watercolour From Izaak Walton's The Compleat Angler. "Come, now bait your hook again, and lay it into the water, for it rains again"

      London,, 1931. Ink and watercolour (216 × 178 mm). An original illustration by Arthur Rackham for his edition of Walton's Compleat Angler (1931), showing Venator and Piscator. The illustration appears opposite page 122 in the published work, with the caption title "Come, now bait your hook again, and lay it into the water, for it rains again".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Compleat Angler

      London: George G. Harrap, [1931] - Of all the Rackham books, one of the most delightful and sought-after, and a gem for any Walton collector. A much nicer copy than ordinarily encountered (RACKHAM, ARTHUR) First Rackham Edition, one of 775 numbered and signed by Rackham. 4to. Illustrated title-page in green and black, 12 colored plates, numerous black and white illustrations in text, pictorial endpapers by Rackham. Full white parchment, lettered and ruled in gilt, t.e.g., fore and lower edges uncut. Very Fine copy in custom cloth slipcase. Latimore and Haskell, p. 66; Coigney 312 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE COMPLEAT ANGLER

      Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1931. 1st thus edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Rackham, Arthur. Very good condition with no wrapper. De-luxe edition limited to 775 signed and numbered copies. Full vellum binding with gilt titles and border to front cover. Gilt titles and vignette to spine. 12 tissue-guarded colour plates plus b/w drawings. Top edge gilt. Copy no. 553 SIGNED by Rackham. Covers a little grubby. Rear cover has a couple of light scratch marks. Spine bumped. Name to half-title page. Small closed margin tear to title page. A few scattered foxspots to contents, some pages still unopened. One small faint margin mark to one plate else plate all in fine condition. One small faint mark and crease to top corner of one tissue guard. A nice copy of this scarce book. [S]

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        THE COMPLEAT ANGLER. Or The Contemplative Man's recreation. Being a discourse of Rivers Fishponds, Fish and Fishing not unworthy the perusal of most anglers

      George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. London. 1931. FIRST RACKHAM EDITION. Large 8vo. (10 x 7.8 inches). Twelve full page colour plates, each with a printed tissue guard, and 21 black and white illustrations throughout the text. Finely bound in recent full dark green morocco, with five raised bands to the spine. Compartments double ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Decorative floral gilt ruled border on boards. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Previous owners Armorial bookplate on front blank endpaper. A lovely copy of this wonderful book.

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        The Compleat Angler Or the Contemplative Man's Recreation

      London: George C. Harrap & Co. Ltd.. Near Fine. 1931. Signed by Illustrator. Vellum. 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 .

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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]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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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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        Poema del Cante Jondo

      - PRIMERA EDICION.- Madrid: Eds. Ulises, Cia. Iberoamericana de Publicaciones, 1931.- 171 p. + [16 h.] de catálogo editorial + 2 en blanco; 8º (19 x 13 cm.); Rústica Ed. ilustrada.- Intonso, con los pliegos sin abrir, conservando todas sus barbas.- Este ejemplar, salvo la lomera que tiene algunas reparaciones, y una mínima marca de humedad en la esquina inferior interna de las primeras 82 páginas en disminución, puede decirse que el libro se encuentra en MUY BUEN ESTADO. Libro en español [Attributes: First Edition; Soft 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.

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