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        Writing to the new architecture critic of ?The New Yorker? magazine, Lewis Mumford, architect Claude Bragdon calls his ?attention to some architectural essays of mine which I think will interest you??

      The Shelton, New York City, June 28, [1931] Autograph Letter Signed ?Claude Bragdon,? 1p, 6? x 7.75?. On his personal, artistically designed, stationery engraved at top center ?Claude / Bragdon / The Shelton / New York City,? June 28. Docketed at top right in pencil ?Ans 30 June 31.? To literary and art critic Lewis Mumford (1895-1990) who was noted for his study of cities and urban architecture. Fine condition.In full, ?My dear Mumford: I want to call your attention to some architectural essays of mine which I think will interest you ?" in the June 10 ?Outlook? ?Art and Industry? May 27 Outlook ?Wake up and Dream? March American Mercury? ?Skyscrapers? and (most important:) ?The Frozen Fountain? to be published in the July Pencil Points?, and some letters of Louis Sullivan to be published in Architecture perhaps next month, perhaps the month after. Theyre already in print.? Blueprint not included.Mumford?s early architectural criticism helped to bring wider public recognitio

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Quoting Einstein and Goethe, Johann Kremenezky, Herzl?s personal secretary and a founder of the Jewish National Fund, writes a lengthy typed manuscript, with over 1,000 handwritten additions, just as Hitler was seizing control in Germany, mentioning the Balfour Declaration, Weizmann, Jabotinsky, and discussing Zionism and Palestine and all other Jewish issues of the time

      Important Typed Manuscript, 16 pages, 8.25? x 11.5?. Vienna, [1931-1932]. In German, not translated, not signed. Over 1000 words in Kremenezky?s handwriting. Minor nicks at edges of last sheet. Fine condition. On 15 sheets of stationery each imprinted ?Joh. Kremenezky, Wien? in the upper left. The pages are numbered 1-14 with blank versos. There is also an additional page numbered 7a with a page of handwritten additions on verso. Each page bears numerous handwritten edits by Kremenezky.A translation would undoubtedly vastly add to the importance of this possibly unpublished manuscript.At the Fifth Zionist Congress held in 1901 in Basle, Switzerland, on the recommendation of Johann Kremenezky (1850-1934) and Dr. Theodor Herzl, the President of the Congress, adopted a proposal to establish a Jewish fund, a Palestine land-purchasing agency of the Zionist World Organization. Kremenezky was Herzl's personal secretary and advisor. The aims of Keren Kayemet LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund (JNF)

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        Zwei Affen.

      . Aquarell und Feder in Schwarz, auf gelblichem Pauspapier, links oben signiert und datiert "Loulou Albert-Lasard. 1931". 28:35 cm. Loulou Albert-Lasard schreibt seit ihrem Berlin-Aufenthalt in den 20er Jahren ihren Namen mit s statt mit z. Vorzeichnung.. Die Aquarellistin und Lithographin Loulou Albert-Lasard, Tochter des jüdischen Bankiers Leopold Lazard, erhielt früh privaten Zeichenunterricht und besuchte gemeinsam mit ihrer Schwester, der Malerin Ilse Heller-Lazard (1883-1934), 1904-1906 die Zeichenschule in München als Schülerin von G. Parin (1876-1944). 1908-1914 besuchte sie Kunstschulen in München und 1912 in Paris. Unterbrochen wurde ihre Ausbildung 1908, gegen den Willen ihrer Eltern, durch die Heirat mit dem Chemiker und Gründer der Firma "Albert & Bruckmann" E. Albert sowie 1910 durch die Geburt ihrer Tochter, der späteren Malerin Ingo de Croux (1910-1995) und einer Reise nach Rom. Bis zum Kriegsausbruch pendelte sie immer wieder zwischen München und Paris. 1914 vom Kriegsausbruch in der Bretagne überrascht, mußte sie nach Deutschland zurückkehren, wo sie im September im Heilbad Irschenhausen Rainer Maria Rilke kennenlernte. Gemeinsam mit Rilke zog sie kurz darauf nach München in die Pension Pfanner, wo sie bereits vor ihrer Ehe gelebt und ein Atelier hatte - ihr Mann drohte währenddessen mit Scheidung. Die stürmische und komplizierte Liebesaffäre dauerte bis 1916. Anschließend weilte sie bis 1918 in München und Ascona. Eine kurze gemeinsame Zeit mit Rilke fand noch einmal in Rodaun bei Wien 1918 statt. 1919-1928 lebte sie in Berlin, wo sie sich der "Novembergruppe" anschloß und wie zuvor in München engere Kontakte zu Vertretern avantgardistischer Kunst pflegte, die ihr Werk entscheidend beeinflußten. Nach dem Tod ihres Vaters ermöglichte ihr die Erbschaft den Umzug nach Paris, wo sie u.a. freundschaftlichen Kontakte mit H. Matisse (1869-1954), A. Giacometti (1901-1966) und R. Delaunay (1885-1941) pflegte. Von Paris aus unternahm sie Reisen, häufig in Begleitung ihrer Tochter, nach Nordafrika, Indien, Indochina und Tibet. Im Mai 1940 wurde sie in das Internierungslager Gurs inhaftiert, jedoch wenige Monate später entlassen. 1952 veröffentlichte sie ihr Erinnerungsbuch "Wege mit Rilke".

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      New York: Horace Liveright, Inc., 1931.. Three volumes. Small quarto. Plain brown wrappers, titled in manuscript. Slight tanning and use at edges, one corner slightly chipped, small nicks at spine crowns, else very nice. Uncorrected original page proofs of the first edition, text printed on rectos only. The configuration in three parts underscores the emphasis in this format on the "trilogy", as does the emphasis implicit in the title- leaves: in the published form, the placement of 'A Trilogy' and 'Mourning Becomes Electra' were reversed. Uncommon in this format.

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      New York: Knopf, 1931.. Large octavo. Gilt red-orange vellum, t.e.g. Spine faded, natural mottling to the vellum, but a very good copy, without slipcase and wrapper. First edition, deluxe limited issue.One of 199 numbered copies printed on Japan vellum and specially bound, in addition to 619 copies on handmade paper differently bound, all signed by the author.

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        The XIT Ranch of Texas and the Early Days of The Llano Estacado

      Small 4to. Green cloth, gilt. xvi, 261pp. Top edge gilt. Frontispiece map, illustrations, 2 maps (one foldout). Very good. Entwined ownership initials inkstamped in blue on title page; owner's red pencilled occasional brief margin comments erased but sometimes faintly visible. Tight, clean and handsome first edition of Haley's elusive first book, many copies of which were recalled and suppressed because of a lawsuit brought against Haley. Former owner was a hardcore XIT Ranch aficionado, for 1931-32 newspaper clippings regarding related figures (mainly John V. Farwell) have been neatly tipped to the front pastedown, rear endpaper and rear inner flyleaf, causing age toning. RAFF 1718. NEW HOWES 39. RADER 1731. RAMPAGING HERD 969. SIX-GUNS 894.

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        The Exile Mighty Modern Drama of Negro Life All Talking with a Cast of Colored Stars. Handbill "8 7/8" x 5 7/8"

      - The only recorded copy is at Temple University. Light edgewear not extending to text or photographic scenes from the film. Such handbills also known as heralds would be handed out on street corners in the black communities in major urban centers. Their ephemeral nature is why so few survived. The 1931 film is the first black "talkie" and deals with racism in Chicago where wealthy whites abandon a mansion in an early version of "White flight"; the beautiful servant girl (Eunice Brooks) takes possession of it and becomes a femme fatale. Her would be lover escapes her wiles, buys a ranch in South Dakota, falls in love with an apparent "white" woman who, in reality, has just passed for white. The story comes back to night clubs, jazz, the Cotton Club Fast Steppers and many other facets of black life in the fast lane.

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        Autograph musical manuscript signed of the song Oscuro è 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 è il diel; nell' onde la luna già 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 onlineOscuro è 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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        Konstruktsiiya Arkhitekturnykh I Mashinnykh Form (Construction of Architectural and Machine Forms)

      Leningrad: Leningrad Society of Architects, 1931. 4to, green and black paper-covered boards printed in green and black. Binding worn and soiled; inner hinges cracked. A good/very good copy. With 232 page text including 343 illustrations and 40 pages of plates of projects by the visionary architect. Chernikhov's theories of Constructivist architecture were influenced by art movements in Russia immediately after the Revolution. He argues for emotion and fantasy in architectural construction. Reference: Getty, Russian Modernism, 126. . Printed Boards.. Very Good. Illus. by Chernikhov. 4to.

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        THE WAVES BY VIRGINIA WOOLF , HAND SIGNED BY AUTHOR, 1st UK Edition, 2nd Impression Stated, VINTAGE Edition

      Published By Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, Tavistock Square, LONDON, 1931. HB NODustJacket,, October 1931, 1st Edition, 2nd Impression Stated , ( Same Month as Original Edition ) NF+/VG-, AS-IS, NODJ, Purple Cloth with some White STAINS on Cover Front & Back, Spine Cover lettered Bright Gold Gilt, Slight Rub, wear tiny chips Extremities Cover, Interior Nice tight Clean Light FoX, Wear, 325 pgs, Measures 5"- x 7-1/2", The book is in Good Condition for its age and comes from a smoke-free home. There scratches and discoloration on both sides of cover. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover.

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      Philadelphia: The Franklin Institute, 1931. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. First Edition. [2-volume title], 816 pages. We offer here the entire Volume 212 of the Journal of the Franklin Institute, Nos 1267-1272, July-December 1931. An exlibrary bound in buckram with gold stamped lettering on the spine panel, institutional bookplate, library pocket and remains of check-out sheet in rear, and several institutional notations internally. There is some damage to some pages in the gutter area due to the way the stitching was done to make up the volume. Original wrappers are not bound in. Cloth. Includes the article by Vannevar Bush "'The Differential Analyzer. A New Machine for Solving Differential Equations" found on pages 447-488. The article contains 21 figures, including 9 photographs of portions of the machine (unlike Babbage's early designs for calculators, this design was actually built and in service at MIT). The article goes on to detail the mechanical challenges, underlying philosophy, and methods used by the device. Vannevar Bush 'was MIT's first Vice President and Dean of Engineering from 1932-1939. While at MIT he invented the differential analyzer, an analog device that was the most powerful computing machine prior to the electronic digital computer...The differential analyzer proved so useful that copies were built at the University of Pennsylvania, the General Electric Plant in Schenectady, New York, and the Ballistics Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground...' (see Origins of Cyberspace 244). This volume also includes articles by Zworykin on photocell theory and practice, earthquakes, the Bartol Research Foundation and many other articles. A nice addition to any collection of work on early computing.

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      London, Harrap, 1931.FIRST UK EDITION 1931, 8vo, 198 x 142 mm, 7¾ x 5½ inches, colour illustrated boards, double page colour illustrated endpapers, different front and rear, (29) pages. Colour title illustration of Mickey and 30 brightly coloured illustrations in the text, most over half page, 1 full page. Slightly worn at head and tail of spine with tiny chips to surface colour, 2 - 4 mm maximum (1 / 10" - 2 / 5"), corners slightly rubbed. Occasional very slight pale spotting to margins, contents bright and clean. VG+ in worn DUSTWRAPPER (dw: not price clipped, lower half of rear inner flap missing, 10 mm (½") missing at head and tail of spine, two 5 mm chips to tail of upper fold, 70 mm (2¾") closed tear on lower panel and several short closed edge tears, neatly repaired with transparent tape on verso, couple of tiny pieces of tape used on outside, few tiny chips to surface colour on spine, 10 mm (½") graze to background on upper panel, due to removal of price label). The third Mickey Mouse book ever published in the U.K. The story features Claws the Cat, Henry Horse, Minnie and others. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Essays in Persuasion

      London: Macmillan and Co. Limited,, 1931. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Bookplate to the front pastedown. An excellent copy in the jacket that has a faded spine, chipped spine ends and corners, price removed from front flap with a punched hole. First edition. "Keynes' intensive public activity with respect to the policy discussions of the inter-war period was reflected in the more than three-hundred articles he wrote for the 'highbrow' news magazines of the time (particularly the Nation and Athenaeum- of whose board Keynes was chairman in the 1920's - and its successor The New Statesman and Nation) as well as for the popular press. Many of the latter articles were syndicated in newspapers all over the world. A selection from these and similar writings were reissued by Keynes in 1931 under the title Essays in Persuasion. They are marked by a brilliant style, truly the work of a literary craftsman" (Patinkin in The New Palgrave).

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        Tarzan the Ape Man [Tarzan, the Ape Man] (Original screenplay for the 1932 film)

      Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1931. Draft script for the 1932 film, based loosely on Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel "Tarzan of the Apes." Two single weight black and white reference photographs for the film also laid in. & & The first of Weissmuller's twelve "Tarzan" films, and the first appearance of Cheeta, Tarzan's chimpanzee friend. In this variation of the much-adapted Burroughs tale Tarzan and Jane fall in love, and although Jane desires to take him back to England, when Jane's father James Parker dies on the expedition Jane remains behind in the jungle instead. & & Set in Africa, shot on location in California and Florida. & & Pale yellow studio wrappers, rubber-stamped VAULT COPY and FILE COPY on the front wrapper, and rubber-stamped copy No. 1871 and production No. 4608, dated Dec. 11/31, with credits for screenwriter Novello. Title page not present as issued. 116 leaves, mimeograph, with white revision pages throughout, dated variously between 11-20-31 and 12-16-31. Pages Near Fine. Front wrapper detached, else wrappers Very Good bound with two gold brads. Photos both 8.25 x 10 inches, Fine condition.

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        Southwest Historical Series

      Glendale: Arthur H. Clark, 1931. Slight rubbing of spines and corners on some volumes, volumes 3 & 4 with different texture of cloth, volumes 3-12 with faded spines and some fading to covers, interiors fine, a very nice set. Quarto.

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        Stories of Michael Robartes and His Friends: An Extract from a Record Made by His Pupils: And a Play in Prose by -

      Dublin, Ireland: The Cuala Press, 1931 - With an Autograph Letter, signed ("E. Yeats"), by Elizabeth Yeats to civil rights activist and lawyer Arthur B. Spingarn. 2 pp. pen and ink on Cuala Industries stationery, original envelope. Dublin: 19 February 1932. On an upcomming exhibit of brother Jack B. Yeats' paintings at Ferargil Galleries in New York, "I do believe his work will live. I know W[illiam] B[utler] and also all the great art critics think he is among [the] really great artists Ireland has produced -" (CUALA PRESS) First edition, one of 450 copies. 8vo. Woodcut unicorn device on title and two woodcut plates on gray paper by Edmund Dulac. Printed in red and black. Publisher's half linen and blue paper-covered boards, printed paper spine label. Lightest spot of wear to tail of spine, else fine. In original plain cream dust-jacket, toned, chipped with loss at spine ends. Miller 47; Wade 167 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ABOUT ZIONISM. Speeches and Letters by Professor Albert Einstein. [With an Original unrecorded photograph of Albert Einstein taken in Pasadena (February 1932) laid in].

      Macmillan, New York 1931 - SIGNED AND DATED BY ALBERT EINSTEIN. A Very Good+ hardback First Edition First Printing with foxing top, fore edges, toning, foxing endpapers. Owner stamp above Dr. Einstein's signature. In a Very Good Dust Jacket with edge wear, tape, mild soil, mild chips. A Rare Signed volume all the more so in elusive Dust jacket. Only one copy has appeared at auction over the last 35 years. A centerpiece of an Einstein or modern Judaica collection. 8vo. 94 pp. Included is an original photographic print (8.5 by 6.0 cm) of Dr. Einstein taken in California, stamped on the verso "Pacific Photo Studio, Pasadena California" and dated "February 1932". The photograph and Dr. Winstein's signature can thus be precisely dated to the period of time he spent at the California Institute of Technology in December 1931 and early 1932 before returning to Germany for the last time in March 1932. This is an unrecorded photograph. It is not in the American Institute of Physics catalog "Images of Einstein" (1979). While Dr. Einstein is, of course, best known for his work in physics, his support of Zionism has long and deep roots. The current volume well articulates his backing the establishment of a center for Jewish life in the British mandate of Palestine. However, for some time he resisted the ides of a separate Jewish state. He wanted to see and agreement between Jews and Arabs by which they would live in peace in a single Middle East entity. After World War II and the holocaust his view changed. He supported the establishment of the Jewish Stated of Israel. Indeed, in 1952 with the death of Israel's President Chaim Wiezmann he was asked to become President of Israel but declines the invitation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1931. First edition, first printing. Paperback. Very good. This is the first edition, first printing, in the softcover ("wraps") binding.  India is a collection of 10 speeches by Churchill as part of his campaign against the India Bill over which he broke with his party leadership. Though his cause was lost, these speeches are considered to contain some of the finest examples of Churchill's rhetorical brilliance.  Churchill did not adopt an early progressive attitude toward relinquishing control over the crown jewel of Britain's colonial empire.  However, it is instructive to remember that many of Churchill's dire warnings about Indian independence proved prophetic.  Churchill had warned that too swift a British withdrawal from India would lead to bloody civil war and sectarian strife between Hindus and Muslims, Hindu domination, and destabilizing political balkanization of the subcontinent.  All came to pass and much persists to this day.  Here is the striking but fragile orange wraps binding of the first edition, first printing.  Condition is very good given the perishable nature of the edition.  This copy is notable for a highly complete binding with only fractional loss at the spine ends and corners.  The binding remains square and tight and firmly attached, the spine shows no vertical creasing, and the copy appears unread.  Nonetheless, the orange wraps are somewhat dulled and soiled, with some staining, particularly at the fore edge.  The front cover shows a small scuff just below the price leaving a tiny hole, and bears some wear and soiling.  We find no previous ownership marks.  Spotting is light, appearing confined to the first and final few pages and page edges.  The binding is protected with a removable, clear mylar cover.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A92.1.c, Woods/ICS A38(a.1), Langworth p.150.

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        Dracula. Photoplay Edition

      Grosset & Dunlap, 1931-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Gosset & Dunlap, 1897. Stage Play Edition. Although dated 1897, this edition was likely printed in 1927. In the rare and wonderful original dust jacket, which depicts Dracula's ominous eyes looming over a sleeping woman. In Good overall condition, with clean pages and sound binding. Previous owner's name penned on front free end paper, then partially erased. The orange cloth shows edge wear and light soiling but remains attractive. The jacket has chipping and loss, with creases, short tears, rubbing and some overall wear. Wear along the folds. The jacket has been strengthened from the verso with tape along the folds. Rare in original jacket.

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        Stavby a plany. Mezinarodni Soudoba Architektura, vol. 3

      Praha, Odeon, 1931,. OPBd., iv, 148 S., 8° mit zahlreichen Entwuerfen, Grundrissen u. sw. Bild-Aufnahmen. Graphische Gestaltung von Karel Teige. Umschlag leicht abgenutzt, Bindung maeßig geloest. Lage 103 - 114 ganz geloest. Ansonst gut erhaltenes Exemplar. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. Please notify beforehand, if you want to visit us and see a specific book. Unser ZVAB-Bücher-Bestand befindet sich in unserem Lager am Stadtrand Prags, nicht in unserem Geschäft. Bitte, teilen Sie uns vorher mit wenn Sie uns besuchen möchten und bestimmtes Buch auswählen wollten *.

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        Die Werke der Maria Sibylle Merian. Neunter Druck der Dudelsackpresse.

      Meissen, Selbstverlag, 1931.. Erste (1.) und einzige Ausgabe. ORIGINALAUSGABE. Mit einem ganzseitigen Kupferstich als Frontispiz, 44 Seiten. Lex.-8° (25,5 x 20 cm), Orig.-Halbpergamentband mit kleinen Pergamentecken.. Überaus seltene Originalausgabe der noch immer wichtigsten und besten bibliographischen Bearbeitung der Werke Maria Sibylle Merians. - Max Adolf Pfeiffer (1875 - 1957) war neben weiteren Positionen in der Porzellan Industrie, von 1913 - 1934 Direktor der Staatl. Porzellanmanufaktur Meißen und 1938 - 1946 Direktor der Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin. Er war ein bekannter Bibliophiler und Büchersammler. Im Jahr 1914 gründete er die "Dudelsack Presse" (Rodenberg S. 65), in welcher er seine eigenen bibliophilen Publikationen erscheinen ließ. Pfeiffer besaß die damals größte und bedeutenste Privatsammlung von Werken Maria Sibylla Merians, weshalb auch sämtliche Angaben in seiner Bibliographie auf Autopsie beruhen. - Gedruckt auf starkem handgeschöpften, an Seite und Fuß unbeschnittenem Büttenpapier. Erschien in einer Auflage von nur 99 handnummerierten Exemplaren. Hier Exemplar Nr. 12, mit Pfeiffers eigenhändigem Namenszug unterhalb der Nummerierung. Bei dem als Frontispiz eingebundenen ganzseitigen Kupferstich handelt es sich um das illustrierten Titelblattes zu M. S. Merians 1679 erschienenen Werk "Der Raupen wunderbare Verwandlung und sonderbare Blumennahrung". - Einband mit minimalen Altersspuren, Titelblatt durch leichten Abklatsch der gegenüberliegenden Kupfertafel etwas gebräunt. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Wir konnten über WorlCat und KVK kein Exemplar weltweit in Bibliotheken nachweisen. Von großer Seltenheit !

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      London, Batsford, 1931.FIRST EDITION 1931. With an Introduction by R.H. PACKMAN and a Foreword by EDWARD GORDON CRAIG. Folio, 385 x 285 mm, 15 x 11¼ inches, illustrated with 128 plates, 152 illustrations in colour, and 392 in monochrome, mostly costumes and theatre sets and scenery, original publisher's cream cloth, brown lettering to spine and upper cover, chipped and damaged remains of colour decorated glassine dustwrapper. Staining to edges of lower cover, a few other small marks to cloth, inner paper hinges cracked, otherwise a very good copy. Moussinac's pictorial survey is divided into the different countries of Europe and the United States, and includes set and costume designs by Picasso, Jean Hugo, Leger, Prampolini, George Grosz, A. Exter, Nivinsky, Norman Bel Geddes, Paul Nash and others, as well as illustrations from the actual productions. The defective dustwrapper was produced by applying the coloured design directly onto a thin sheet of celluloid which has now become brittle. A very heavy book that will require extra postage. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        INSPIRATION (1931)

      USA 1931 - Vintage original 14 x 22" (56 x 71 cm.) window card poster, USA. Greta Garbo, Robert Montgomery, Lewis Stone, Marjorie Rambeau, Karn Morley, dir: Clarence Brown; MGM. Wonderful period deco font and layout presents the great Greta Garbo above the title of this melodramatic romance. A lovely portrait of her with leading man Robert Montgomery and the tagline "A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ALL TALKING Picture" brought audiences into the theatre in 1931. It was Garbo's third talking film and people were excited to hear her speak. Beautifully photographed by William Daniels (Garbo's favorite) in the German style of the time, it contains one of her most underrated subtle performances. It was based on the Alphonse Daudet novel Sapho (release was delayed as a lawsuit ensued, the novel being public domain in the U.S. but not in Europe). It told the story of Yvonne, a woman who has loved many times, and her unfortunate romance with a young art student. Paper-backed, poster originally had one fold line and was trimmed at top, border area has been skillfully filled in, overall really nice, NEAR FINE.

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        Zolotoi telenok [The Golden Calf]

      Berlin: Kniga i stsena, 1931. Octavo (20 x 14.5 cm). Original printed wrappers with an attractive typographic design in green and yellow; [4], 5-200, [1] pp. Wrappers lightly dust-soiled; old bookstore label partly removed; small owner signature to title; else very good. The rare first edition of Ilf and Petrov's beloved masterpiece of Soviet satire, The Golden Calf, published by an emigre publishing house in Berln even before it was serialized in the Soviet journal "30 Days" and well before the first Soviet book edition in 1933. Along with Zamiatin's "My" and Bulgakov's "Master and Margarita," "The Golden Calf" (and its prequel, "The Twelve Chairs") stand among the most important -- and popular -- Russian satirical novels of the twentieth century. Together, Ilf and Petrov created the character Ostap Bender, a picaresque rogue con man whose witty pronouncements were so popular that they are still casually quoted in everyday conversation to this day. Curiously, Bender's behavior hardly fit the requirements of an emerging communist society: "In the new collective society Ostap is an arch-individualist. Uninterested in building socialism, he is in search of a fortune: the diamonds hidden in one of a set of twelve chairs in the first novel; in the money of a secret millionaire in the second [...] He roams over the vast geographical spaces of Soviet Russia, deploying ingenuous ways of relieving people of money" (Jones and Feuer Miller 1998). In the eys of the Soviet authorities, Ilf and Petrov's satire was making light of old bourgeois traits and habits, but, with good reason, numerous emigre critics read the work as a statement about the absurdity of the Soviet Regime itself. Nevertheless, the writer duo was never subjected to repressions and, as Lesley Milne writes, "the Soviet literary establishment proved able to accomodate them as licensed jesters." Not in Savine.

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      1931 - Cahiers du Théatre D'Action Internationale. Paris. Red. en chef : Léon Moussinac. Un volume in-4 broché, 54 pages. No. 1. Seul numéro paru. Couverture d'esprit constructiviste composée par Sourzac. Texte manifeste de création du T.A.I., et de Moussinac, Lehner, Tairoff, Suares, Dos Passos, Ivanov, etc. Illustrations de Altman, Sourzac, Pontabry, etc.(avant garde, constructivism) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Een voorbereiding.

      Brussel/Maastricht, Stols, 1931. Ingenaaid. 184 p. Met een tekening door A.C. WILLINK. 2e ('omgewerkte') druk. Omslag wat beschadigd en verfomfaaid.* Exemplaar met op de Franse titel een handgeschreven, gesigneerde opdracht van de auteur aan J.W.G. ter Braak, de jongere broer van Menno: 'Aan den heer J.W.G. ter Braak / als voorbereiding tot een/ betere kennismaking./ EduPerron / Gistoux, aug. '31'. Met door Du Perron handgeschreven toevoeging ('te') op pagina 7 en weglating ('dan') op pagina 8. De tekst van deze tweede druk wijkt sterk af van die van de eerste druk, die in 1927 in een oplage van 120 exemplaren bij Dinger was verschenen. Niet in Het Leven is wellicht een farce. Geschreven boekopdrachten van E. du Perron, verzameld en ingeleid door Kees Snoek (Amsterdam 2005). Batten/ Stols 23. Van Dijk 254.

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      New York: Random House, 1931.. Marbled paper over boards, printed label. Very minor rubbing to the lower edges, small bookseller's ticket on rear pastedown, but a fine copy in glassine dust jacket, the latter showing a couple tiny chips and a handful of closed edge-tears. First edition. One of four hundred numbered copies, signed by the author (the entire edition). PETERSEN 10a. MASSEY 611.

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        Idyll in the Desert

      Random House, New York 1931 - SIGNED/LIMITED EDITION. A magnificent copy SIGNED by William Faulkner. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a superb copy of this limited edition of 750 copies SIGNED by the author with a custom acedate cover to protect the book. We buy SIGNED Faulkner First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The World of Light.

      . A Comedy in Three Acts. London: Chatto & Windus 1931. (4) + 104 pp. Uncut in publisher's halfcloth. * Special edition limited to 160 copies, this is copy no. 154, signed by the author..

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        Clarence Darrow Typed Letter, Signed... October 24, 1931

      , 1931. 1931. Darrow Discusses an Issue Concerning the Publication of His Autobiography Darrow, Clarence [1857-1938]. [Spingarn, Arthur (1878-1971)]. [Typed Letter, Signed, To Spingarn, On His Personal Letterhead, October 24, 1931, With Five-Line Holograph Postscript, Signed "D"]. Single 10-1/2" x 7-1/4" sheet. Some toning, two horizontal fold lines, otherwise fine * Darrow discusses a sensitive issue concerning the placement of The Story of My Life, then in manuscript. He is looking for a publisher and is troubled by the interest shown by his former publisher, Horace Liveright. Darrow wants advice on the best way to push him away. Spingarn was contacted because he assisted Darrow with a related issue. In the previous month he negotiated Darrow's release from a contract with Liveright. (Darrow sought this release because he wasn't happy with the promotional efforts for, or sales of, its edition of Farmington.) The holograph postscript refers to the article "Why the 18th Amendment Cannot Be Repealed," which appeared in the November 1931 issue of Vanity Fair: "I have a story...on what one can and can not do to get rid of prohibition. We can not repeal the 18th Amendment." Spingarn, an attorney, was a civil rights pioneer and president of the NAACP from 1940 to 1965. He helped coordinate the defense team for Dr. Ossian Sweet, which was led by Darrow. See the letter of September 25, 1931 to Spingarn in Darrow, In the Clutches of the Law: Clarence Darrow's Letters, Ed. Randall Tietjen 425.

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        Two Poems of Coventry Patmore. [op. 31]. Deux poemes extraits de The unknown Eros, Traduction Paul Claudel. Bois graves par John Buckland Wright.

      Maastricht etc., Stols 1931.. Folio. 14 nn.Bll. Mit 2 Holzschnitt-Vignetten von John Buckland Wright. Orig.-Umschlag mit Deckeltitel (Ränder gebräunt).,. Nr. VI von XVV von Milhaud im Impressum eigenhändig signierten Exemplaren auf Japan. Insgesamt wurden 300 Exemplare gedruckt. Die Publikation enthält die 1915 entstandenen Lieder "Le Depart" und "L'Azalee" im Erstdruck, jeweils eingeleitet mit einer Vignette von Buckland Wright. Eine praktische Ausgabe erschien erst 1955 bei Heugel. Die Melodien sind in zwei stark abweichenden rhythmischen Fassungen notiert, die auf die unterschiedliche Silbenverteilung beider Sprachen Rücksicht nehmen. - Schönes, sauberes Exemplar. Bankverbindung in Deutschland vorhanden.

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      1931. Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa blanda Firmado por el Autor(es). Insolita y Rarissima fotografia firmada por el gran comico del cine Oliver Hardy. 1931. 18X13.

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        Les oiseaux de l'Indochine française

      [Aurillac: "Impr. du ""Cantal R?blicain""", 1931.]. [Aurillac: "Impr. du ""Cantal Républicain""". 1931.]. "First edition, 4 volumes, imperial 8vo, original printed front wrappers bound in at the back of volumes 2-4, 67 color lithograph plates after H. Gronvold by John Bale & Sons, London; some scattered foxing to the text but otherwise a fine copy in slightly later half green morocco over marbled boards, red and black morocco labels on spines. & & Published on the occasion of the Exposition Coloniale Internationale held in Paris in 1931, the work describes many new species not hitherto recorded. & & Nissen, 228"

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        The Glass Key

      London: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. London: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931 First edition of the author's fourth novel, English edition which preceded American edition by 3 months, in first issue binding. Publisher's blue cloth, with "Knopf" in red to spine and with key stamped in white to front board (second issue has English publisher "Cassell" and key in reddish-orange). A near fine copy, with some minor wear to the extremities, a hint of toning to spine, a few light spots of soling to the rear board, else fine, bright and clean interior. Overall, an extremely bright and clean copy of the scarce first true first edition in the first issue binding. Housed in a custom clamshell box by Heritage Bindery, black Morocco spine with five raised bands and gilt decoration over green marbled boards. Layman A 4.1. Unlike his previous three novels, Hammett's classic crime noir novel The Glass Key does not feature a detective as the main character. However, the novel's protagonist is perhaps Hammett's most hard-boiled; the text features Ned Beaumont, a morally questionable political fixer for the crooked construction magnate Paul Madvig, in a plot that involves a complicated murder case that exposes multiple layers of corruption and betrayal. Said to be one of Hammett's favorites of his own novels, The Glass Key is unusual in that it provides the reader with enough clues that he or she could conceivably solve the mystery before the author reveals the true perpetrator. Additionally, it is the only Hammett novel in which the English edition precedes the US edition. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        A Commemorative Catalogue of the Exhibition of Italian Art Held in the Galleries of the Royal Academy, Burlington House London, January-March 1930

      ONT>Edited by Lord Balniel and Kenneth Clark, 1931. ONT>Edited by Lord Balniel and Kenneth Clark, 1931 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A catalogue of the art works shown at the Italian Art Exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1930. Containing one volume of text (describing the works), and another of plates. With two hundred and fifty-three plates, including a coloured frontispiece. Kenneth McKenzie Clark, Baron Clark (13 July 1903 21 May 1983) was a British author, museum director, broadcaster, and one of the best-known art historians of his generation. Including works by Bellini, Pisanello, Giorgione, Francia and many more. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In green cloth bindings. Externally, generally smart, though with some marks and sunning to spine. Some light bumping also. Shelf markings to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Remains of library label to front pastedown, with faint ink stamp. Pages are bright and mainly clean, with just some foxing to the endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Atlas anatomicum cerebri humani. 168 sections of the human brain. One hundred and eight prints in helio after photographic records of original sections.

      Amsterdam, Scheltema & Holkema, (1931). 108 platen met transparante schutbladen. Groot folio. 12, 14 (1), 2 pp. *plaat 1 aan de randen licht beschadigd*'Gerbrandus Jelgersma, Doeveren 1859-Oegstgeest 1942. Jelgersma was the son and a grandson of a minister. He studied medicine at Amsterdam. Still being 'semi-arts' he was appointed at the psychiatric asylum 'Meerenberg'. He was qualified in 1885, and was admitted as a privatdocent of criminal anthropology to Amsterdam University two years later. In 1894 J. was appointed medical superintendent of the 'Sanatorium voor Zenuwlijders' at Arnhem. During these years he performed scientific research on the microscopical structure of the brain in various diseases, publishing the results in Dutch and foreign periodicals. On 25 May 1899, he was appointed professor of medicine at Leiden in order to teach psychiatry and neurology. Jelgersma had a profound influence on psychiatry in The Netherlands. He studies in particular the influence of emotion and religion on the picture of psycho-pathological processes'. G.A. Lindeboom. Dutch medical biography. A biographical dictionary of Dutch physicians and surgeons 1475-1975. pp. 980-981. Voor een bibliografie van Jelgersma's werken zie: Carp, E.A.D.E., Jelgersma. Leven en werken van een verdienstelijk Nederlander. Lochem, De Tijdstroom, (1942).

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        The Order of the Genes C, Sh and Wx in Zea Mays with Reference to a Cytologically Known Point in the Chromosome; A Correlation of Cytological and Genetical Crossing-Over in Zea Mays

      Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 17, No. 8, pp. 485-497, August 1931 - Very good condition. First edition. Offprint. Original wrappers. Ownership stamp of J.T. Baldwin, Jr. on front cover. 2 articles.* Genetics. Nobel Prize. "McClintock and Creighton proved the link between chromosomal crossover during meiosis and the recombination of genetic traits." Wikipedia [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Happy Day Begins

      Akron, Ohio - Saalfield, 1931. Akron, Ohio - Saalfield, 1931 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A charming children's storybook illustratedwith beautiful colour lithographs. With a line of verse annotating each illustrating. Condition: In original pictorial wraps. Externally, sound. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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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.

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