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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)

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Das Konversations-Lexikon - Fachantiquar]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Erik Tonen Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: John Howell for Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: LUCIUS BOOKS (ABA, ILAB, PBFA)]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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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."

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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 ).

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Burgverlag Buchhandelsges.mb.H.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Robert Dagg Rare Books, ABAA]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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]

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

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        The Book of the Fly Rod

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

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        The Complete Angler by Izaak Walton

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

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        American Dry Flies and How to Tie Them

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

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

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

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        Amphitryon 38. Comedie en trois actes.

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

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        Malice Aforethought

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

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        La France. 40 Zeichnungen.

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

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

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

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        Forbidden Wine

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

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        Eigenh. Postkarte mit U.

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

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

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

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

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        Buckingham Palace

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

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        Constitution of Atomic Nuclei and Radioactivity

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

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        Old Waldorf Bar Days

      Aventine Press, 1931-01-01. Aventine Press: New York, 1931: First Edition, as stated at rear of pages. Signed by Oscar Tschirky, the matre d'hotel of the Waldorf-Astoria, inscribed to a previous owner. Tschirky was commonly known as "Oscar of the Waldorf", and is credited with creating the Waldorf Salad. In Very Good condition. Pages are age toned. Rear hinge appears repaired. Gutter at title page showing slight separation. Silver cloth shows light scuffing and light wear with small areas of loss to the silver finish. Boards show edge wear, with light fraying, and a few dings. Laid in is a typed cocktail recipe card for the "Union League Appetizer". A lovely association copy, signed by Oscar of the Waldorf.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Heinicke]
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