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        Autograph letter signed in full to Hugo Balzer

      2 pp. Octavo. Dated June 10, 1931. With Berg's handstamp in blue-black ink to upper left corner: "Alban Berg / Gut Berghof / post: Sattendorf / am Ossiacher-See / Kärnten, Austria / Tel. Villach [1]395"). Together with autograph envelope addressed to Balzer at the Stadttheater in Freiburg with Berg's handstamp to verso with his address on Trauttmausdorffgasse 27 in Vienna. In German (with translation). Berg thanks Balzer for his recent letter, and tells him that he has also written to [Finance Minister] Weinberger. "Your kind letter reached me in a roundabout way. You probably have my letter of June 5th by now... In the same mail I wrote to Fin[ance] Min[ister] Weinberger. Hopefully success! ... Please keep me in the loop." Letter creased at central fold and very slightly at margins; envelope slit at upper margin, upper right corner lacking where stamp has been removed, Berg's name in another hand to address panel. . "Along with his teacher Arnold Schoenberg and fellow pupil Anton Webern in the years before and immediately after World War I, [Berg] moved away from tonality to write free atonal and then 12-note music. At once a modernist and a Romantic, a formalist and a sensualist, he produced one of the richest bodies of music in the 20th century, and in opera, especially, he had few equals." Douglas Jarman in Grove online Written during the period when Berg was actively engaged in the composition of Lulu, which extended from mid-1928 to the spring of 1934, at which point the opera was complete in short score. Balzer, founder of the Robert-Schumann-Konservatoriums, was music director in Düsseldorf, Detmold and Darmstadt variously in the 1930s and 1940s.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Del «razionalismo» in architettura. Estratto dalla «Rassegna Italiana». Giugno 1931 - N. CLVII.

      Edizioni della «Rassegna Italiana» 1931 Estratto. Cfr. Cammarota, Futurismo, 354.3. Ottimamente conservato. in 8° pp. 14, 1 c.b.

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        Lunost Mayakovskogo. [Mayakovskys Jugend.]

      (Tiflis. 1931)., Zakkniga - 83 S. 8°, Orig.-Pappbd. mit vielfarb. Illustration von Bor. R. (Rücken erneuert). Erste Ausgabe. - Die Einbandgestaltung mit der Signatur Bor. R. wurde in der Forschung immer wieder Alexander Rodchenko zugeschrieben. Die Collage zeigt Bestandeteile aus verschiedenen früheren Publikationen des Dichters. Links ein Fragment aus Rodchenkos Entwurf zu Novyi Lef . - Bowlt/Hernad S. 165. - Rowell/Wye 951. 500 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SELECTA FUNGORUM CARPOLOGIA of the Brothers L. R. and C. Tulasne

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1931. Oxford:: Clarendon Press,, 1931. First Edition. Near Fine. THREE VOLUMES. Complete Set. A UNIQUE ASSOCIATION SET WITH MANUSCRIPT MATERIAL. Laid in is a MANUSCRIPT COPY OF THE FIRST PARAGRAPH OF THE EDITOR'S PREFACE AND A TYPED CORRECTED DRAFT OF THE SECOND PARAGRAPH. This is accompanied by a full typescript of the Editor's Preface with a few changes and the stamp of Clarendon Press. In addition, there is a typescript of the Translator's Preface with a few corrections with THE FINAL PARAGRAPH IN THE TRANSLATOR'S HAND AND SIGNED BY THE TRANSLATOR. The preface ends "I am penning these last words on my eightieth birthday, October 24th 1928 / W. B. Grove". Three Near Fine hardback First Edition First Printings in the original green cloth with gilt lettering, Oxford device spines. With minimal cover edge wear, mild scattered foxing endpapers, leaf margins. A pencil note indicates these volumes were in the collection of noted mycologist E. J. Butler (1874-1943) whose work in India on plant pathology and mycology is renowned. There is a bookplate presenting these volumes to the notable mycologist G. C. Ainsworth (1905-1998) author of numerous volumes including "Medical Mycology" (1952) and "Introduction to the History of Mycology" (1976). Folio. xxviii, 247, 5 Plates; xxii, 302, 34 Plates; xvii, 206, 22 Plates pp.

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      The Gregynog Press, Newtown 1931 - Quarto (8-1/4" x 12-1/4") ochre levant morocco leather, top edge gilt, signed by George Fisher and William MacCance (the designer) at the Gregynog Press Bindery. The upper cover has three gilt rules, surrounding an inner rectangle outlined by multiple gilt rules of varying thickness, surrounding a design of onlaid brown calf in which the letters of "Esope" are ingeniously intertwined. "The Fables of" is printed above that in blind, and "Caxton" below in gilt. The rear cover simply has three gilt rules and the letters "GG" on an onlay of brown calf. The spine has five raised bands. Of a total of 250 copies, this is copy #14 of only 25 in this special binding. Illustrated throughout with wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker. An illustrated book now regarded as one of the most accomplished examples of wood-engraving between the Wars. Some rubbing to the spine and joints with mild chipping to the head; long vertical scratch to the front cover. Owner name on front endpaper; internally fresh and clean. A Very Good and scarce example of this beautiful book [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Idyll in the Desert with Salmagundi

      Random House, New York 1931 - LIMITED EDITIONS of both "Idyll in the Desert" and "Salmagundi". Both books are in great shape. "Idyll in the Desert" is SIGNED by William Faulkner. "Salmagundi" is limited to 525 copies printed. The bindings for each book are tight with minor wear to the boards. The pages are exceptionally clean in both books with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of each book housed in a custom clamshell that holds both books in the same slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Sail Ho! [Together with] an Original Pen & Ink Drawing

      William Farquhar Payson, New York; (1931) - Limited to 47 copies signed by the author. This copy is number 34, printed on Crane's Old Book paper. From the library of George R.M. Ewing, Jr., with his bookplate designed by Rockwell Kent with the Latin quotation "Homo Sum Humani Nihil A Mi Alienum Esse Puto". This particular bookplate was designed in 1928 and can be found in "The Bookplates & Marks of Rockwell Kent, 1929, #51 126pp. With 64 pen and ink drawings by the author, bound in green paper over beveled boards lettered in gilt, backed in vellum, spine gilt with only minor toning. A fine bright copy housed in pubisher's box lacking one side flap. Together with an original pen and ink drawing signed, measuring 18 1/4" x 12 5/8 " which is also found on page 4 and titled "weighing anchor". A very worthwhile collection. Quarto [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Allocution prononcee a l'ouverture de l'exposition "Le Salon des Bibliophiles" a Berlin le XIII. Octobre MCMXXIX. (Weimar, Cranach Presse für Edition de Cluny, Paris 1931). 4to. 12 S., 1 Blatt mit Druckvermerk. Mit großer in Goldbronze und Lapislazuli gehöhter Initiale von Aristide Maillol. Roter handgebundener Orig.-Maroquinbd. auf 5 Bünden mit umlaufender goldener Filete, Deckeltitel u. Kopfgoldschnitt. In Orig.-Schutzumschlag u. Orig.-Schuber. (Signiert O. Dorfner, Weimar).

      . . Nobler Druck der Cranach Presse in Rot und Schwarz. Hier eines der ganz wenigen Drucke der Vorzugsausgabe mit der in Gold und Lapislazuli gehöhten Initiale. Tadelloses Exemplar. - Müller-Krumbach 53 mit 2 Abb..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schmidt & Günther Einzelunte]
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        11 offprints by Nobel Prize winner George D. Snell

      Genetics 16,: 42-74, January, 1931 and others. PAPERBACK. A rare selection of offprints by the 1980 Nobel Prize winner in Physiology or Medicine (shared). Offprints. First separate editions. Titles included: Inheritance in the House Mouse, The Linkage Relations of Short-Ear, Hairless, and Naked (1931) "with the compliments of the author" in ink front cover; X-ray Sterility in the male house mouse (1933); A translocation in the house mouse and its effect on development (1934) with Elsie Bodemann, and Willard Hollander; The Determination of Sex in Habrobracon (1935); Abnormal Development in the Mouse Caused by Chomosome Unbalance with Dorothea Isabel Picken (1935); The Induction by X-Rays of Hereditary Changes in Mice (1935); The Induction by Irradiation with Neutrons of Hereditary Changes in Mice (1939); Some Considerations Concerning the Structure of Chromosomes and Genes (1938) pages uncut; Dwarf, A New Mendelian Recessive Character of the House Mouse (1922) page creased, some foxing; The Inherent Defect in the Theory That Growth Rate is Controlled by an Autocatalytic Process (1929); A Cross-Over Between The Genes for Short-Ear and Density in the House Mouse (1928) minor foxing to cover. Some creasing, mostly very good or better in original wraps. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        California Hills and Other Wood Engravings

      Los Angeles: Bruce McCallister, 1931. Los Angeles: Bruce McCallister, 1931. 4to, decorated paper-covered boards in red and gray with a wood engraving on front cover label. Covers lightly soiled else fine. Bookplate of Roger K. Larson, physician and collector of California and western material. One of 500 copies printed from the original blocks and signed by the artist, Paul Landacre, distinguished American print maker. With 14 wood engravings and a small engraving on last leaf of dramatic monumental scenery including Big Sur, Indio Mountains, Point Magu, Malibu Coast, Berkeley Stadium, San Bernadino Mountains, Monterey Hills and others. Probably the best known California illustrated book. Reference: Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts #7, Winter 1988.. By Artist. Decorated Boards. Near Fine. Illus. by Paul Landacre. 4to.

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        Music at Night & Other Essays.

      . 1st edition. New York: The Fountain Press, London: Chatto & Windus 1931. 148 pp. Limited to 842 numbered and by the author signed copies. Publisher's halfcloth with paperlabel on spine. * Copy "Out of Series"..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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      Newtown: The Gregynog Press, 1931. Newtown: The Gregynog Press, 1931. First Edition. hardcover. Some rubbing to the spine and joints with mild chipping to the head; long vertical scratch to the front cover. Owner name on front endpaper; internally fresh and clean. A Very Good and scarce example of this beautiful book. Agnes Miller Parker. Quarto (8-1/4" x 12-1/4") ochre levant morocco leather, top edge gilt, signed by George Fisher and William MacCance (the designer) at the Gregynog Press Bindery. The upper cover has three gilt rules, surrounding an inner rectangle outlined by multiple gilt rules of varying thickness, surrounding a design of onlaid brown calf in which the letters of "Esope" are ingeniously intertwined. "The Fables of" is printed above that in blind, and "Caxton" below in gilt. The rear cover simply has three gilt rules and the letters "GG" on an onlay of brown calf. The spine has five raised bands. Of a total of 250 copies, this is copy #14 of only 25 in this special binding. Illustrated throughout with wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker.& An illustrated book now regarded as one of the most accomplished examples of wood-engraving between the Wars.

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        Night Before Christmas, The

      , 1931. 1931. One Of The Most Difficult To Find Of All The Signed Limited Rackham'sAn Immaculate Copy[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. MOORE, Clement C. The Night Before Christmas. London: George G. Harrap & Co., 1931. Deluxe edition, limited to 275 numbered copies for England signed by Arthur Rackham, this being copy no. 238, of a total edition of 550 copies. Octavo (9 x 5 3/4 in; 230 x 145 mm). 35, [3] pp. Four color plates and seventeen black and white drawings. Publisher's full limp vellum, gilt decorated. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Pictorial endpapers. An immaculate copy. Housed in the publisher's matching numbered slipcase."The style of work for a series of poems published by Harrap and Sons in the early thirties returned unashamedly to the early style. These books were The Night Before Christmas (1931), The King Of The Golden River (1932), Goblin Market (1933) and The Pied Piper of Hamelin (1934). (Gettings, p. 161)."For the next three years Rackham and Harrap had a successful arrangement whereby two Rackham books, a long one and a shorter one, were published together annually. Thus in 1931, they brought out Walton's The Compleat Angler and Clement Moore's poem The Night Before Christmas. The limited edition of the latter sold out promptly." (Hamilton, p. 142).Latimore and Haskell, p. 66. Riall p. 174.

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        Mount Zion

      London: The James Press, [1931]. London: The James Press,, [1931]. Or in touch with the infinite. Octavo. Original pink and gold candy-striped paper boards, white paper title label to upper board printed in blue, contents printed in red and blue on blue and pink paper. Illustrated with drawings and decorative surrounds. Spine toned and chipped, split along rear joint, endpapers lightly tanned, margins slightly toned. A very good copy. First edition, first impression of the author's first book, produced with typical flair by the poet and patron of arts Edward James, whom Betjeman had befriended at Oxford.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        TURNABOUT (signed)

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1931. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1931. Black cloth. Turquoise design on front cover, spine turquoise and black. Front hinge repaired but still showing a little gauze. Top edge darkened. Slight separation between two of the gathers but pages clean and tight. Covers are moderately smudged, moderately worn, with a bit of loss at corners and spine ends, and scuffed. Corners slightly bumped. Not a handsome copy, but on the front free endpaper in ink: "For John D. Stern / -for cocktails in buckets / and women in bed / from / Thorne Smith / San Francisco May 17 1933." Another added attraction, a beautiful custom-made clamshell box, covered in dark blue cloth with a black leather "spine" with five raised bands, four small bright gilt decorations, and the title and author in gilt, as well as, at the lower end, also in gilt, "First Edition / Inscribed / 1931." Inside the box is printed "Heritage Bindery." The box is very nearly fine.. Inscribed and Signed By Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Warren Berry]
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        The Plays of Euripides (2 Vol complete) Gregynog

      Newtown, Montgomeryshire: The Gregynog Press, 1931 Uniformly bound in red linen cloth, rounded edges, blocked in gilt on the upper covers with a Press device, text block edges uncut, with the bookplate of John & Myfanwy Piper to fpd, 32 engravings designed by RA Maynard and HW Bray and cut on wood by HW Bray - 16 to each volume, unsigned. Limited to an edition of just 500 copies of which 125 were reserved for Random House, New York. Volume 1, (ix), (3), 269pp, + colophon. Volume 2, 263pp, + colophon. (Harrop 18/p192). (2 vols = 5kg)

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        Compositions de Jardins.

      - Paris, Vincent-Freal 1931. Quarto by size, loose as issued in publisher's cloth-backed printed boards; 30pp and 44 plates. Text in French and English. A few signs of use but nothing too objectionable. An uncommon book on an uncommon subject: modernist garden design or, as the author puts it, 'a new era garden for a new era architecture'. Haffner, Professor of Architecture at Harvard, applied principles of house design to the garden and insists that these designs are not to be adapted to period houses - they 'belong to our present era of architecture'. The handsome plates are plans, elevations and perspectives (mostly birds-eye) from Haffner's drawings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Richard Neylon]
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      Faber, [1931]. Faber, [1931]. 8vo., First Edition; original brown cloth, backstrip lettered in black, hinges cracked (but binding entirely sound) else a remarkably bright, crisp copy in wholly unrestored publisher's binding. A colour photograph, taken in 1990, of a section of Mametz Wood is mounted on front paste-down. A photocopy of a portrait (possibly of the author) is mounted on title verso.. A colour photograph of the grave in Artillery Wood, Boezinge, of Pte E H Evans, RWF is mounted on rear paste-down. Evans is better known, perhaps, as Welsh language poet Hedd Wyn, winner of six Bardic Chairs, and killed at Pilckem Ridge in 1917. A seventh Bardic Chair, this time painted black, was awarded posthumously. The original edition of one of the greatest of all the Great War personal accounts, several times reissued in differing formats. The author served as a Lieutenant in 15th (London Welch) RWF, attached to 38th Welsh Division on the Somme; during the fateful action at Mametz Wood he was attached to the staff of 115th Brigade. This moving memoir was written during the 1920s and published in a small print run by Faber in 1931. Some half a century later the story was extended to include his subsequent war service and the combined narratives published as 'Up to Mametz and Beyond'. There is a good case for nominating this work as the scarcest of all personal accounts from the Somme sector. From our own records, the present copy may be in a second issue binding. Rare, especially in this condition. Enser, p.323. . Catalogs: military: ww1.

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        Berliner Adreßbuch (Adressbuch) 1931. Unter Benutzung amtlicher Quellen, 3 Bde., Berlin 1931.

      Berlin, August Scherl Deutsche Adressbuch-Gesellschaft, 1931.. Zus. ca. 7.100 S. Braune Original-Ganzleinenbände (Format: 30,5 x 23 cm) mit schwarzgeprägten Rücken- und Deckeltiteln sowie Werbeanzeigen auf Buchrücken und Vorderdeckel. Gewicht der drei Bände: Ca. 12 kg. Erster Band: I. Teil: Einwohner Berlins A - Q. Alphabetisches Verzeichnis der Einwohner und Firmen. Theaterpläne - Geschäftsanzeigen (2.628 S.). Zweiter Band: I.. Teil: Einwohner Berlins R - Z. Alphabetisches Verzeichnis der Einwohner und Firmen (S. 2.657 - 3.885). Verzeichnis von Jubiläums-Firmen und deren Empfehlungen (16 S.). II. Teil: Branchen-Verzeichnis der Handel- und Gewerbetreibenden, nach Erwerbs- und Berufszweigen alphabetisch geordnet, mit einem "Anhang": Verzeichnis der Medizinalbeamten, der Ärzte und Ärztinnen für allgemeine Behandlung, der Fachärzte und -ärztinnen, der nicht öffentlichen Polikliniken, der Zahnärzte, der im Ausland approbierten Zahnheilpersonen, der Dentisten, der Tierärzte, der Patentanwälte und der Verwaltungsrechtsräte (656 S.). Dritter Band: III. Teil: Behörden, Kirchen, Schulen und öffentliche Einrichtungen. Verbände, Vereine, Zeitungen und Zeitschriften - Anhang (222 S.). IV. Teil: Straßen und Häuser (2.327 S.).. Angesichts des enormen Umfangs sehr guter Zustand aller drei Bände. Einbände lediglich etwas berieben bzw. beschabt. In Bd. 1 die ersten 2 Seiten (Buchstabe A) sowie die letzten 28 Seiten (Buchstabe Q) fehlend. Sehr gutes Exemplar dieses frühen Berliner Adressbuches. Nicht nur Einwohnerbuch, sondern gleichermaßen Nachschlagewerk zur Wirtschafts- und Branchenstruktur der Reichshauptstadt in der späten Weimarer Republik. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats.

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        THE COMPLEAT ANGLER By Izaac Walton. Or The Contemplative Man's Recreation. being a discourse of rivers, fishponds, fish and fishing not unworthy the perusal of most anglers

      Harrap , 1931. Harrap , 1931. First edition illustrated by Rackham. This copy in the publisher's deluxe binding of full dark green leather, with gilt titles, spine vignette and blind stamped border. Top edge gilt and endpapers decorated with silhouettes. A near fine copy of this charmingly illustrated version of Walton's angling classic. Clean and crisp with some occasional finger marks to margins. 12 colour plates under captioned tissue guards and numerous black and white drawings.

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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      Paris Librairie de France 1931 ( 1932 ). Deux volumes, reliés, demi veau rouge aux plattes illustrées, impression ( dos ) et filigrain ( plattes ) doré, pages de titre originaux, impression en rouge et noir, 225 x 285mm., 319327pp., dessins n/b hors texte.Un des 600 exemplaires numérotés sur papier pur fil Lafuma. Table des matières : I : L'oiseau blanc, conte bleu par Denis Diderot - Histoire de Guillaume, cocher par le Comte de Caylus - Nocrion, Conte allobroge par le Cardinal de Bernis - Aline, Reine de Golconde par le Chevalier de Boufflers - La Belle par accident, conte de fée par Jacques Cazotte - La Jolie Mercière par Restif de la Brétonne - Tant mieux pour elle, conte plaisant par l'abbé de Voisenon - Le siège d'Ypres par Claude Godard d'Aucour. II : Cosi-Sancta, nouvelle africaine par Monsieur de Voltaire - Le crocheteur borgne par Monsieur de Voltaire - Trufaldin et Zirphile par Charles Pinot Duclos - Lettre d'érosie à Juliette par le Chevalier Andrea de Nerciat - L'éducation d'Angola par le Chevalier de la Morlière - Histoire de Babet par l'abbé du Laurens - Le mouvement perpétuel par Sylvain Maréchal - Chonchette et Minutte par Crébillon le Fils - Point de lendemain ou la Nuit Merveilleuse par Vivant Denon. Etat excéllent.

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        California Hills and Other Wood Engravings From the Original Blocks. Foreword by Arthur Millier

      Los Angeles:: Bruce McCallister,, 1931. Paperback. Good. LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies, this is number 200. Folio. 12 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches. [iv] ff., 14 plates, 1 colophon leaf. 14 wood engravings and a wood engraved vignette on the colophon; text clean, unmarked. Original patterned paper over boards with printed paper label on front cover, added clear plastic dust-jacket; binding square and tight, covers toned, ink mark on front cover, paper along the entire length of front and rear joints chipped showing mull beneath, a little browning to end-papers near gutter, as usual. A fragile book. SIGNED BY PAUL LANDACRE on the colophon. Also included is an unsigned proof of Landacre's "Some Ingredients," 1954. Good. One of the most important and influential illustrated California books, this is generally considered to be Landacre's masterpiece. The wood engravings include views of Berkeley, UCLA, Malibu, Big Sur, Indio, Point Magu, Monterey Hills, the high desert, and more. "Except in occasional engravings of buildings, Paul Landacre has confined all his efforts to hymning the 'eternal hills' and especially to searching out those qualities in them that prompt us to use the adjective eternal. He gradually evolved a conception of black lines and white lines - one kind passing easily and unnoticed into the other - which enable him to cut into wood the erosive flow which has given rhythmic form to hills and mountains." Arthur Millier in the Preface. "His very first book ... remains his best. California Hills is the cornerstone of any Landacre collection...." Lehmann, Paul Landacre, a Life and a Legacy, p. 43.

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      London: Collins The Crime Club 1931 - First edition, first printing. Original orange cloth with black titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding clean and unfaded, the contents spotted but without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very good rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has small chips at the spine tips and some darkening to the top half of the spine and panel edges. Correctly price 7/6net to the spine. Scarce in the first edition. 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; Hard Cover]

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        East Coasting. With a magnificent colour title-page design by Edward Bawden, plus eight colour headpiece drawings, several colour headpiece decorations and numerous black and white decorations (headpieces and tailpieces) also by Bawden

      London and North Eastern Railway [1931].. London and North Eastern Railway [1931]. First Edition, first printing. Printed at the Curwen Press. 63pp. Stapled card wrappers, a little marked, handled and with some light corner creasing. Staples rusted. A short crease impacts the tips of the upper right corners of about half the leaves and a small area of staining affects the base of a single text leaf. A nice bright copy of an extremely uncommon item - a collection of essays on various aspects of the East Coast, published to attract tourists to the area, and beautifully illustrated by Bawden.. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good.

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      , 1931. , 1931. Two pen and ink drawings depicting two birds, each signed and dated Arthur Rackham 31.11.31. Each drawing is 11.5 x 18cm. Mounted and framed together. A handwritten note to the rear reads, " Two original sketches by Arthur Rackham, done for his nephew William E. Starkie, on the occasion of a visit with his mother to Uncle Arthur and Aunt Edyth at dimpsfield Surrey, 30th November 1931."

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        The Book of the Fly Rod

      London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1931. 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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        Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften. Erster Band in zweiter Auflage - zweiter Band in erster Auflage.

      Berlin, Rowohlt , 1931.. ( Der erste Band hier in zweiter Auflage: 6.- 7. Tausend aus dem Jahre 1931 / Der zweite Band in erst er Auflage aus dem Jahre 1933 = EA WG2 / 10 ) Der erste Band mit 1074 Seiten, 1 Blatt; der zweite Band mit 605 Seiten, 1 Blatt ). Jeweils in Oln ( Einbandentwurf von E. R. Weiss ), 8° ( 19,5 x 12,5 cm ). Der erste Bänd etwas fleckig und stockfleckig, berieben,, der schmale Einbandrücken zum oberen Kapital hin leicht angeplatzt sowie hier mit kleiner Quetschfalte - der zweite Band gering fleckig, etwas gebräunt, sonst wohlerhalten. Innen jeweils von guter Erhaltung ( posthum erschien 1943 noch ein dritter Band der hier nicht vorliegt ). Zusammen 2 Bände. ( Gesamtgewicht 1550 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften. Roman.

      Bln., Rowohlt 1931, 1933 und Lausanne, Impr. Centrale 1943 (Bd. 3).. 3 Bde. (Bd. 1:6.-7. Tsd.; Bde. 2 u. 3 in EA). gr.-8°. 1274 (2); 605 (2); 462 S. OBrosch (Bde. 1, 2) u. OLn. (Bd. 3) Alle Bände mit Orig.-Umschlägen v. E. R. Weiss (diese leicht randrissig). .. W.-G.² 10; KLL XIV, 5988ff.; Kosch X 1667; Sternfeld-T. 362 - Mit eigenhändiger Signatur Musils a. d. Vortitelbl. v. Bd. 1. Einbandentw. v. E. R. Weiss. Mit dem seltenenen 1943 in Lausanne aus dem Nachlass von Martha Musil herausgebenen dritten Band.

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        The Foundations of Mathematics and other Logical Essays.

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd., 1931 - Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, gilt titles and publisher's device to spine. Spine ends slightly bumped, light browning to free endpapers, rear inner hinge cracked to gauze lining. A very copy. First edition in book form. A collection of Ramsey's essays on mathematics and logic, some of which are published here for the first time. With loosely inserted newspaper clipping of a review.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Shadows on the Rock.

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1931 - One of 619 numbered copies printed on Croxley hand-made paper and signed by the author. Fine copy in very good dust jacket with a small piece torn from the spine panel (partly obscuring the title) and in publisher's box (professionally repaired along two edges). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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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]

      [Bookseller: C. Arden Bookseller]
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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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