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        Plus Vieille Histoire Du Monde (Cloth Book)

      Paris: Jardins Des Modes [1931]. Cloth book with sheared edges and original herringbone patterned spine, light spotting to covers and some offsetting internally, but a very nice copy overall. Unlike any other cloth book, this is indeed, "a minor work of art," (Bader pg. 52). The story of creation told in French and illustrated with bright, bold colors printed directly on linen pages with vegatable dyes. Rare.. First Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good. Illus. by Francoise. Oblong 4to.

      [Bookseller: E M Maurice Books, LLC, ABAA]
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        GUYS AND DOLLS (Advance Review Copy of the 1st Edition)

      Stokes, New York 1931 - Runyon, Damon. GUYS AND DOLLS. NY: Stokes, 1931. First Edition. Uncorrected Advance Review Copy of the First Edition, perfect bound in THE ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATED WRAPPERS which match the original dust jacket. Date-stamped by the publisher on the preliminary blank: "Pub'n Date Aug 20 1931" and despite some chipping, light wear, a partial clean tear along the fold of the rear wrapper and a touch of light staining, this is a Very Good firm and unrestored example with great eye appeal. GUYS AND DOLLS is a notoriously difficult first edition to find, especially in DJ. "Proof" copies like this from the 1930s were produced in miniscule numbers for in-house editing only and this may be the only surviving advanced review copy of GUYS AND DOLLS in dust jacket to exist; we've certainly never seen or heard of another. The 1955 film musical starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra stayed remarkable true to the quirky Runyon-esque world of argot-driven New York Gangsters and their madcap "dolls. Housed in a fine quarter morocco slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ABAA]
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        GUYS AND DOLLS

      NY: Frederick A. Stokes, (1931) - Rare Advance Copy of the First Edition of this classic. The advance review slip is tipped in, announcing publication date as Aug 20, 1931 with a retail price of $2.00. The red cloth boards present much wear, with fraying at extremities, but with the black lettering of author and title sharp and not at all faded. Lacking the seldom seen dust jacket, this copy is presented in a beautiful red custom cloth and morocco clamshell box. Signed and dated on the front pastedown by noted critic Philip Lubin on 12/12/31. A unique literary collectible, and a wonderful example of Broadway Americana. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Pier Books, Inc.,ABAA, ILAB, ABA]
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        Guys and Dolls

      Frederick A. Stokes 1931 - First Edition, First Printing with the 1931 date on title page and copyright page without any indication of later printings. A lovely copy with light discolorization to the front panel of the book. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leans. The pages are clean with a small bookplate to the pasted endpaper. Overall, a sharp copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION, in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Histoire de la Bienheureuse Raton. Fille de Joie. Illustrations de Charles Laborde.

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

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis Inc., ABAA]
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        EL CÒDEX MUSICAL DE LAS HUELGAS (Música a veus dels segles XIII-XIV).

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

      [Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré]
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        Scaramouche The King-Maker ( King Maker, Kingmaker )

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

      [Bookseller: Terry Nudds]
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        The Collected Poems. Chariot of the Sun, Sleeping Together, Torchbearer, Transit of Venus

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Salmon Fishing. The Lonsdale Library Volume X

      London: Seeley, Service, 1931 - The seven flies include the March Brown and Blue Charm (A.H.E. Wood); the Pink Lady dry fly (G.M.L. La Branche); Gipps (A.H. Chaytor); Sally (T.E. Price Tannatt); Black Silk (E. Crossfield); and Turkey Jackson (J. Jackson) First edition, Number 224 of 275 copies printed on hand-made paper, signed. Thick 8vo. With 111 plates and 214 illustrations in text, 3 maps. 472 pp. With seven specimen flies by Garnetts & Keegans of Dublin, "illustrating the various schools of Modern Fly Dressing," mounted at back. Publisher's full blue pebbled morocco, t.e.g., others uncut. Mat board of mount repaired. A very fine copy in custom blue morocco clamshell box lined with silk. Bruns T9; Litchfield p. 88; Bibliotheca Salmo Salar 166 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        10 Eaux-fortes pour Aurelia de Gérard de Nerval.

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

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        The Dynasts: A Drama of the Napoleonic Wars.

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

      [Bookseller: Blue Whale Books, ABAA]
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        Works.

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Erganzungsband Zum Bilder-Lexikon Kulturgeschicht, Litteratur U Kunst Sexualwissenschaft

      Verlag fur Kulturforschung, Wien 1931 - Thick 8vo, orig. 1/4 suede, suede (some staining) corners and cloth covered boards, 873pps + index., profusely illustrated with erotic drawings, sculptures, photographs, etc. 203 full page plates, some in colour. Sexual research entires in encyclopedic format. A very clean copy, VG, German text. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bohemian Bookworm]
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        Masters of Mystery. A Study of the Detective Story

      London, Collins. 1931, 1931. FIRST EDITION 8vo. 288pp. Publisher's black cloth, titled in red to the spine, top edge red other edges untrimmed.. Bumped to the head of the spine, some minor shelwear and negligible scuffing. Internally clean and bright, solid and strong. Interestingly enough this copy is accompanied by its dustwrapper, an unprecedented event. The wrapper has chipping to the corners and general light wear to the extremities; the most significant defect of an otherwise strong wrapper is a shallow band of loss to the head of the spine, which however does not interfere with the titles. The wrapper design is very 1930's with its grey geometric design to the red titled spine and a montage of photgraphic mystery movie stills forming the front and rear panels. Credited as being the first literary examination of the mystery genre. H. Douglas Thomson was a renowned Holmes authority (he even gives his address as Baker St.) and an aficianado of crime writing. Includes chapters on 'The History of Detective Fiction', 'Edgar Allan Poe', 'Sherlock Holmes' and 'Thrillers'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        LES CIVILISÉS.-

      Mornay Éditions, Paris 1931 - 337 pp.-Illustré de 77 bois originaux en couleurs de Pierre Falké .- Edition limité , exemplaire sur papier vélin de Rives comportant une suite à part en noir des bois sur japon impérial et sur papier de Chine .- Maroquin à gros grain noir, bande centrale de papier à la colle dans le tons rouge , bleu et noir Les bandes laterales de maroquin sont orné d'un filet doré .Dos avec décor mosaiqué représentant une lanterne chinoise en maroquin tabac .Tête dorée , Couverture et dos originales conservés .( Rel. RENÉ AUSSOURD ) Très bon état . Very fine . Size: In 8vo [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: MAGNASCO]
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        PIRATES IN OZ

      - (BAUM,L.FRANK) PIRATES IN OZ by Ruth Plumly Thompson. Chic: Reilly & Lee (1931) 4to, medium green cloth, pict. paste-on, corner of rear cover discolored otherwise a fine bright copy in very sl. frayed dust wrapper with ads through this title. 1st edition, 1st state (H-G XXV), illustrated by J.R. NEILL with cover plate, pictorial endpapers, 12 beautiful color plates (coated one side) plus b&w's in-text. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        El Gran Teatre Del Liceo De Barcelona. 1837- 1930. Amb Un Prefaci: "Còm S'ha Arribat al Liceu", Per F. Carreras Candi. Mil Vint Documents Gràfics Intercalats al Text, I Altres Trenta En Làmines a Part, a Tot Color.

      Oliva De Vilanova, Barcelona 1931 - Bella edición de sólo 600 ejemplares, en muy buen papel de hilo. Sumamente ilustrada. Gran obra. = XXIV - 406 pp. todas ilustradas, más láminas color. Nuestro ejemplar con una sublime encuadernación en piel de alta calidad muy decorada. tapas repujadas, fileteadas en oro, grabadas y con adornos metálicos. Lomeras a dobles nervios. Guradas en seda y enmarcadas en piel. Corte superior dorado. Size: Gran Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        SHADOWS ON THE ROCK

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. - First edition. One of 619 numbered copies on Croxley handmade paper; signed as called for at the colophon. Large 8vo, 280pp; fine linen marbled curl cloth in green-blue, dark blue, red-brown and ochre; beveled edges; red-brown leather label at spine lettered in gold; dark red ribbon marker; full-wrap heavy cream dust jacket lettered in black at the spine with the copy's number at the heel. With the publisher's slipcase. Mild darkening to the dust jacket's spine and sunning around the front edges of the slipcase. Near fine. The book is splendid. The NYPL comments that "In 1931, when as many as five million American workers were jobless and the industrializing world seemed about to collapse, the relatively stable traditional community depicted in this beautifully written novel provided solace to its readers. It was the first of Willa Cather's many books to become a best-seller". Crane A17.a.i. NYPL BOOKS OF THE CENTURY, p. 197. A handsome copy of this finely produced book. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: E. Wharton & Co., ABAA]
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        EL GRAN TEATRE DEL LICEU DE BARCELONA 1837 - 1930

      1931 - IMPRESOR-LUGAR: Barcelona, 1931 : Institut Gràfic Oliva de Vilanova. DESCRIPCIÓN FÍSICA: xxiv, 406 p., 355 X 265 mm. Primera y única edición. ENCUADERNACIÓN: Tela editorial original, con título enmarcado en letras rojas. CONSERVACIÓN: Bueno, Texto limpio y obra muy cuidada. Edición limitada siendo este ejemplar el 363 de los 750 ejemplares impresos en papel de hilo. Incluye mil veinte documentos gráficos intercalados al texto y otros treinta en láminas aparte reproducidas a todo color. Incluye una reproducción de un dibujo juvenil inédito de Marian Fortuny de un palco del Liceu. Obra insustituible que documenta la historia del Liceo desde 1837 hasta 1930, escrita por el historiados del Liceo y crítico teatral Marc Jesús Bertrán. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA MARGARITA DE DIOS]
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        El gran teatre del Liceu de Barcelona 1837-1930

      - Institut grafic Oliva de Vilanova 1931. Prefaci de Com s ha arribat al Liceu per Francesc Carreras i Candi. Amb un dibuix jovenil inèdit de Marian Fortuny d una llotja del Liceu. Mil vint documents gràfics intercalats al text i altres trenta en làmines apart, reproduits a tot color. Exemplar nº 449 d un tiratge de 750 exemplars de paper de fil. XXIV+406 pàgines. Tela editorial con puntos de óxido en la cubierta. Interior en bon estat. 36x27 cm. Ref: 6780 [LS/006780-6780]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Sanchez]
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        EL GRAN TEATRE DEL LICEU DE BARCELONA 1837-1930.

      Institut grafic Oliva de Vilanova, Barcelona 1931 - XXIV+406 pàgines. Prefaci de Com s ha arribat al Liceu per Francesc Carreras i Candi. Amb un dibuix jovenil inèdit de Marian Fortuny d una llotja del Liceu. Mil vint documents gràfics intercalats al text i altres trenta en làmines apart, reproduits a tot color. Exemplar d un tiratge de 750 exemplars de paper de fil. Size: 35X25 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Reus, Paris, Londres]
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        Fille Élisa de Edmound de Goncourt

      Paris Librairie De France 1931 - With Illustrations by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, Henri, [illustrator]. DE GONCOURT, Edmond. La Fille Élisa de Edmound de Goncourt. [Paris: G. Charpentier, Editeur, 1877]. Paris: Librairie De France, 1931. Facsimile edition of Toulouse-Lautrec's copy of the first edition with facsimiles of his original marginal watercolors. Limited to 175 numbered copies, this being copy number 31. Two twelvemo volumes (7 3/8 x 4 5/16 inches; 186 x 123 mm). Facsimile copy volume in original yellow wrappers, printed in black on front and back wrappers. Uncut. Back of wrapper lightly soiled. Introduction volume in original drab wrappers. Both volumes housed together in original drab board slipcase. Slipcase with previous owner's old ink notes. Overall very good. HBS 64710. $1,500 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, ABAA]
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        If I were you

      Herbert jenkins 1931 - London 1931 F/F. The book is inscribed by wodehouse to his bibliographer david jasen and reads to david from plum .The book was part of the collection handled by clouds hill books of new york. The wrapper has had some restoration but a unique item and an important association copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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        If I Were You

      London: Herbert Jenkins Limited,, 1931. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles and decoration in black. With the dust jacket. An exceptionally bright copy in the nicked dust jacket with a single small chip on the lower panel. First UK edition, first impression, published 25 September 1931, and therefore just preceded by the Doubleday, Doran edition published at New York, 3 September. Wodehouse dramatized the story with Guy Bolton as Who's Who, 1934.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Jeeves Omnibus

      Herbert Jenkins 1931 - A fine copy in a wrapper that has two chips on the bottom edge that have been repaired with invisible archival tape . The wrapper is shown in its original state and also the reverse .Copies rarely turn up in nice condition . The narrow flaps and heavy book meant few wrappers survived . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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        Big Money

      Herbert Jenkins - Waterloo australia first australian edition 1931 in association with herbert jenkins.Brown cloth black lettering with double border NF/F. Bright boards ,minor colour variation on top edge rear ,otherwise fine ,no inscriptions ,foxing or staining with pages consistent white .The wrapper has been professionally cleaned, which eliminates the dust patina which builds up over the years, with minor restoration to spine tips.An interesting item as this was the only title published in australia .It is suggested that this was a trial which didnt work and hence there were no further publications .A beautiful copy that is becoming scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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        If I Were You

      London: Herbert Jenkins Limited,, 1931. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles and ruling to spine and upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Very light spotting to endpapers and edges. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and nicked jacket with mild spotting to the verso. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        If I were You

      Herbert Jenkins 1931 - London .A fine copy in a repaired wrapper .Part of the price had been cut out of the spine otherwise a really nice copy. One of the scarcer 1930 titles priced to sell [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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        The Cicadas [West's Copy of Huxley's Book, with Notes]

      Chatto & Windus, London 1931 - Nathanael West's copy of Huxley's collection of poetry, with West's holograph notes on five of the front and rear endpages. Approximately 250 words, mostly quotes of other writers -- Huxley, Gray, Shakespeare; some light, but most quite serious: "In matters of love it is absurd to stand on your dignity and claim your rights. Such experiences cannot be judged and calculated like a matter of business. One gives as much and as long as one can & one does not bargain. Take what is given to you." West concludes with: "The paths of glory lead but to the grave." The year this book was published, West published his first novel. Later in the 1930s, both West and Huxley were employed as Hollywood screenwriters. West died in 1940 at the age of 37. The provenance of this book leads from West to his brother-in-law, S.J. Perelman, to the writer and bookseller, George Sims, who recounts the circumstances of his purchasing books from Perelman in the early 1970s, presumably including this one. A photocopy of a note from Sims is laid in. Fading to spine, spotting to cloth, short tear to lower front joint; still very good, without dust jacket. Publisher's extra spine label tipped to rear free endpaper. A wonderful glimpse of West's musings and inner life. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)]
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        FABLES OF ESOPE

      Newtown, Montogomeryshire: Gregynog Press, 1931. Welsh natural sheepskin, spine titled in black, a signed binding by the Gregynog Press Bindery, later clamshell cloth box. Gregynog Press. 4to. Welsh natural sheepskin, spine titled in black, a signed binding by the Gregynog Press Bindery, later clamshell cloth box. (viii), 146, (2) pages. Translated out of Frensshe into Englysshe by: William Caxton. With engravings on wood by Agnes Miller Parker. Limited to 250 numbered copies (Harrop 20). Printed in Bembo type on Barcham Green hand-made paper. Contains an engraved title page illustration, 36 wood-engravings in the text by Agnes Miller Parker and wood-engraved initial letters by William MacCance. Some fading of covers along top edge and scuffing of leather at head of spine. Corner bumped. One of the landmark books from this press and the illustrator.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        Kandinsky

      Editions "Cahiers d'art", Paris 1931 - In-4 (287 x 232 mm), reliure d'éditeur cartonnage papier, étui imprimé. Illustré d'un bois en couleurs de Wassily KANDINSKY et de nombreuses planches en noir. Traduction du texte en allemand dans une chemise, avec emplacement dans l'étui. Tirage limité à 610 exemplaires numérotés ; un des 500 sur vélin de Torpes (N° 342). Sixième ouvrage de la collection "Les Grands peintres d'aujourd'hui". (quelques taches sur le premier plat, sur le dos les lettres du titre sont en partie effacées, pliure à l'angle supérieur de toutes les pages). // Quarto (287 x 232 mm), editor paper-hard-boards, printed slipcase. Illustrated with a coloured wood-engraving by Wassily KANDINSKY and numerous plates in black. German translation of the text in a soft folder contained in slipcase. Limited printing of 610 numbered copies ; one of the 500 on Torpes vellum paper (N° 342). Sixth book of the series "Les Grands peintres d'aujourd'hui". (some stains on top cover, title on spine is partly faded, folding on all pages on top corner).

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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        Les Mouches d'Automne, Ou La Femme d'Autrefois

      1931 - Paris: Editions Kra, 1931 [1931] 4to, 142 p., original pale green wraps lettered in dark green. One of 50 numbered copies on Van Gelder watermarked paper, this being copy No. 31. Nemirovsky's fifth novel, one of more than a dozen published during her lifetime. Nemirovsky was born a Russian but emigrated to France with her family after the Revolution in 1917. She attended the Sorbonne and enjoyed success as a writer early on - David Golder (1929) and La Bal (1930) were both made into movies; however, her popularity as an author, conversion to Roman Catholicism, and open hostility to her own heritage-though this is debatable-did not save her from the French police, who arrested her as a "stateless person of Jewish descent" during the German occupation. She was sent to Auschwitz in 1942; records list her cause of death as typhus, though she was most certainly gassed, as was her husband, who followed her to Auschwitz one year later. There has been a resurgence of interest in her writing due to the publication of her lost work Suite Francais, which won the Renaudot prize for 2004. Wraps are in rough condition, with lower 2" of front and rear missing; outer edge of front wrap very badly chipped w loss, exposed areas of text block discolored, otherwise internally clean and bright, with pages uncut. Lacks onion skin wrapper.This copy has been signed and inscribed by Nemirovsky "A monsieur H G Enelow, Hommage de l'auteur, Irene Nemirovsky". Rare thus. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Marc J Bartolucci]
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        There Ought to Be a Law and Other Stories

      Garden City: Doubleday Doran. 1931. First. First edition. Some soiling to the spine, else very good, lacking the dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author: "To Holger, representing Sweden in a tremendous international friendship with that true blue American, Nunnally. June 20, 1931." The recipient, Holger Cahill, was the National Director of the Federal Art Project, Works Projects Administration (1935 to 1943) -- Johnson was either mistaken, or being facetious: Cahill was actually born in Iceland. Author's first book, a collection of short stories. Johnson directed several good films, including The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit and The Three Faces of Eve, and wrote the screenplays for many more. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        These 13 [Thirteen]

      New York: Cape & Smith. (1931). First. First edition. Light soiling else fine. One of 10 copies for presentation, warmly Inscribed to his lifelong best friend, editor, agent, and confidant Ben Wasson: "To Ben with love Bill." The first of Faulkner's signed/limited editions, as well as his first collection of short stories, including "A Rose for Emily," "That Evening Sun," "Dry September," and other classics. A superlative association -- Wasson edited and helped to sell many of the stories herein. Most major association copies of Faulkner's works are now in institutions. .

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

      NY Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith (1931) - First edition, first issue, first binding. This is Faulkner's sixth novel, which marked his first commercial success. The story was bought by Paramount in 1932 and was adapted twice for film as "The Story of Temple Drake." As with other titles from this era, copies of this book are difficult to obtain in fine condition. This is a very fine copy in a very fine dust wrapper, which shows a couple of minor areas of restoration. (Petersen A8.2) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        SANCTUARY

      New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, 1931. Slightly cocked, and slight separation to rear hinge endpaper -- not the binding, which is solid -- some fraying to rear spine gutter cloth, else clean and Very Good Plus in Very Good dust jacket, with small chip at upper corners of front panel, rubbing and paint chips at fold of front flap. To VIEW IMAGE - CLICK ICON at left.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: Albert Books]
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