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        AMPHITRYON 38

      - Paris, Les Editions du Belier, 1931, 4º mayor piel, 213 págs.+ 2 h. Ilustrada con grabados de Mariano Andreu. Bella edición en buen papel. Este ejemplar pertenece a la tirada de 40 ejemplares dedicados a los colaboradores. Esplendida encuadernación en piel marroquín, firmada LEFRANC

      [Bookseller: Fábula Libros (Librería Jiménez-Bravo)]
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        Autograph musical manuscript being part of his incidental music to the comedy "La femme barbe," first performed in 1938

      2 pp., ca. 348 x 268 mm. Folio. 56 measures scored for both spoken and sung voices, including sections for chorus with instrumental accompaniment. Apparently complete. Marked "Scène IX les mêmes: puis les trois emissaires du Sultan - puis Croquendot..." Notated in black and red ink with some markings in blue crayon. Unsigned. Slightly worn; creased at central fold. . Delvincourt, a French composer, was appointed director of the Versailles Conservatory in 1931 and of the Paris Conservatoire in 1941. "His most important decisions were the founding of the Orchestre des Cadets and a chorus (so avoiding the evacuation of his pupils to Germany), and his invitation to Messiaen, despite much comment, to teach the philosophy of music... After Debussy and Ravel, he was one of the most ardent of French composers in trying to recapture the spirit of the Middle ages and the Renaissance, as in the Danceries..." Alain Louvier in Grove online

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        A Bibliography of the Works of Ernest Hemingway

      New York: Random House, 1931 - First edition of the first Hemingway bibliography, presentation copy inscribed to Gustavus Pfeiffer, the wealthy uncle of Hemingway's second wife Pauline Pfeiffer, "To Uncle Gus with much affection and great Admiration, Ernest Hemingway." Pfeiffer was an important supporter of the Hemingways, purchasing a home in Key West for the couple in 1931, financing their cars, and paying for their African safari. In appreciation, Hemingway dedicated A FAREWELL TO ARMS to him. After Hemingway moved in with Martha Gellhorn, Uncle Gus helped convince Pauline to grant a divorce. An important association (HEMINGWAY, ERNEST) First edition, one of 500 numbered copies at the Harbor Press. Out-of-series copy. 8vo. Folding frontis. 116 pp. Black ribbed cloth, light rubbing to extremities, else near fine in full black morocco slipcase [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE COLLECTED GHOST STORIES OF M.R.JAMES

      London, Arnold 1931 - Publisher's black boards lettered in gilt, pictorial dust jacket by John Case. Faint marking to covers, minor spots of foxing, a VG copy in a VG p/c dust jacket with light edgewear and a couple of closed tears. An important James volume that is elusive in jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mädchenportrait. Ölkreide mehrfarbig.

      1931 1931 - 50 x 34 cm, Papier etwas gebräunt Arthur Paunzen (1890 - 1955). Österreichischer Maler und Grafiker, studierte bei Ludwig Koch, Auslandsaufenthalt in Paris wo er bei Jean Pierre Laurens an der Academie Julian studierte. 1938 Emigration von Wien nach England. Seine Bilder und Grafiken voller symbolischer auch erotischer Anspielungen. Illustrierte etliche Bücher: «Raskolnikoff», Grafikzyklus zu Beethovens « Eroica» und Gustav Mahlers « Lied der Erde». Zahlreiche Exlibri. 1200 gr.

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        The Shakespeare Head Bronte Works

      Shakespeare Head Basil Blackwell, Oxford 1931 - Nineteen volumes of this limited edition. Titles as follows: Agnes Grey; Shirley, 2 vols; The Professor; Wuthering Heights; Jane Eyre, 2 vols; Wildfell Hall, 2 vols; Villette, 2 vols; Poems of Emily and Anne Bronte; Poems of Charlotte and Branwell Bronte; Life and Letters, 4 vols; Miscellaneous and Unpublished Papers of Charlotte and Branwell Bronte, 2 vols. All in the original orange cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut. Condition: spines are bit darkened and rubbed; some light overall wear to boards; some very light foxing, mainly to preliminaries, but with the occasional light mark in text. A good working set of this limited edition, and priced to suit condition. Our shipping price includes UK despatch, but overseas customers should enquire before ordering as shipping will be substantial. Scans available on request. Please note we only ship by secure airmail for orders out of UK, and our shipping price includes this. Offered by Winchester Antiquarian Books: selling books from a real bookshop since 1990; Our reputation is your guarantee! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue de l'OEuvre Complet de Gustave Dore: Illustrations, Peintures, Dessins, Sculptures, Eaux-Fortes, Lithographies

      Paris: Ch. Bosse, 1931. First edition.. Wraps. Near fine. 4to. One of only 800 copies. Publisher's printed wraps. 558pp. Illustrated and with an engraved forntispiece portrait. Light wear else a near fine copy and largely unopened.

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        Praeputii Incisio - a History of Male and Female Circumcision with Chapters on Hermaphrodism, Infibulation, Eunuchism, Priapism, and Divers Other Curious and Phallic Customs

      Boston; Panurge Press 1931 - Subjects; Erotica, Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological and historical aspects. Limited to 1500 copies printed and press numbered for private collectors of erotica. This a publishers complimentary presentation copy to Sam Loveman, the exotic and imaginative poet and gothic master. Finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 311 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        FRONTE, rivista bimestrale d'arte e di letteratura diretta da MARINO MAZZACURATI ( fasc. 1 e 2 tutto il pubblicato), Roma, Tip. Camera dei Deputati, 1931

      - cm. 28 x cm. 21,5 - brossure con piccoli danni ai dorsi e piatti legg.consunti, pp.94 + 98. Rivista, assai rara, diretta da Marino Mazzacurati . Copertine illustrate al tratto da Scipione (Gino Bonichi). Dopo essere stata presentata nel marzo '31 su "Italia Letteraria" come un evento letterario-artistico, considerati gli artisti chiamati a collaborare, la rivista esce faticosamente nel giugno '31; poi, nonostante il successo e i consensi, vedr? la luce soltanto un secondo numero ad ottobre '31, sopratutto per le difficolt? economiche di Mazzacurati, costretto a Gualtieri (RE) e quindi impossibilitato a vivere a Roma e proseguire la sua regia e la ragnatela di relazioni per sostenere la qualit? ed il livello della rivista stessa. Assai interessante è la "presentazione sul primo numero" che recita : .Quelli che vogliono essere gli intenti di questa rivista, abbiamo la presunzione di credere che risultino sempre più chiari dalla scelta degli artisti invitati ad offrirci il contributo delle loro opere. Un discorso preliminare, per quanto diffuso e cattedratico, non potrebbe portarci che a riconoscere nella felicit? di una compiutezza espressiva il fine ultimo dell'arte. Nel 1988, per l'editore De Luca, uscir? un apprezzabile "quaderno di ricerca" che inquadra le vicende della Rivista, con interessanti riferimenti alla sua nascita ed agli importanti collegamenti tra i protagonisti, inseriti nel contesto culturale dell'epoca. NUMERO UNO GIUGNO 1931 - pp. 94 + pubblicit? . Brossura nocciola con piccoli difetti al dorso. Scritti di Carlo Carr? "Revisioni", Ernesto De Fiori "Scultura", G.B. Angioletti "La prosa italiana d'oggi", Giuseppe Ungaretti "Cinque Canti", Arturo Loria "La serra", Sergio Solmi "Pensieri sull'arte", Enrico Falqui "Punti di vista", Giuseppe Raimondi "Nuovi appunti su Baudelaire", Alberto Moravia "Due considerazioni sopra il romanzo inglese", Alberto Savinio "La voce del drago", Alfredo Mezio "Ritorno", Guido Piovene "L'arte di Alvaro", Giansiro Ferrata "Nota su Cardareli". Inoltre ci sono tavole e disegni fuori testo : Mario Mafai "Disegno" (tre tavole con lo stesso titolo). Carlo Carr? "Il veliero", e "Ponte caricatore di Forte dei Marmi", Quirino Ruggeri "Ritratto di Maria Grazia Bottai" e "ritratto di Viviana Bottai", Arturo Martini "Tomba di Ippolito Nievo" e "Ritratto del dott. Swartz", Giorgio Morandi "Paesaggio" e "Natura morta", Ernesto De Fiori "Ritratto di Marlene Dietrich" e "Adamo", Scipione "Piazza Navona" e "Apocalisse", Mario Mafai "Autoritratto" e "Composizione", Marino Mazzacurati "Nudo" e "Paesaggio". NUMERO DUE OTTOBRE 1931 - (brossura viola - pagine 98). Scritti di Vincenzo Cardarelli "Poesie", Valery Larbaud "I colori di Roma - trad. da Angioletti", G.B. Angioletti "Mattina", Sergio Solmi "Il fuoco e gli specchi", ST.J. PERSE "ANABASI" QUI in prima edizione italiana CON LA PRESTIGIOSA TRADUZIONE DI UNGARETTI (sua anche una notevole nota del traduttore), Guido Piovene "Giacomo il Buono", Giacomo De Benedetti "Bruno Barilli, ovvero il fantasma dell'opera", Alberto Rossi "il Pensiero di Alain". Ci sono inoltre tavole e disegni fuori testo assai interessanti : Bartoli Amerigo "Ritratto della serva" e "Ritratto di Bruno Barilli", Marino Marini "Emilia" e "Giovinetto", Marino Mazzacurati due figure "Natura morta", Marino Marini "Ritratto", e "Paesaggio invernale". LA RARISSIMA COLLEZIONE VIENE OFFERTA A

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        The Compleat Angler

      George G. Harrap and Co., London 1931 - 224pp, publishers original full morocco, title, illustrator and fish device in gilt to spine, repeated to upper cover within a double fillet border, t.e.g., illustrated endpapers. Very slightly rubbed to extremities, internally bright and clean. With twelve full-page tissue guarded plates by Rackham (as called for) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        D'OMBRE ET D'AZUR. Poèmes. Prix Heredia 1930. Frontispice de Ramiro Arrué.

      L'Edition Française Univ, Paris 1931 - 21'5x21'5, frontis, 185p (en parte sin desbarbar). Rúst. original. Dedicatoria autógrafa del autor a S.A.R. el Infante José de Baviera y Borbón. "- PRIMERA EDICION. Ejemplar nº57 de 200 en "vergé d'arches". El autor es un poeta colombiano (1877-1954) que escribía en francés, tradujo también al francés obras de escritores españoles. Ramiro Arrué (1892-1971) fue pintor, ilustrador y escenógrafo." 1931

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        The Memoirs of No-Nosi, a Prize Pekingese. 1 of 50. Association copy

      [George W. Jones, at the Sign of the Dolphin], [London] 1931 - London: George W. Jones, at the Sign of the Dolphin, 1931. First and limited edition; just 50 copies ever printed. Illustrations by the author. Association/presentation copy, having been given to the Zamorano Club (the famed Caiifornia book collectors' club, named for Agustin Zamorano) by Constance Astley, the author's wife, with a Zamorano bookplate so stating on the front pastedown; also a previous owner's bookplate on the pastedown. 39 pp. Color frontispiece and color and monochrome illustrations by the author. 15½x10½, large but slender. Hard vellum and marbled silk boards, spine titled in gilt. Marbling of the silk boards is in blue, green and white. Limited to 50 copies. Near Fine to fine, lovely condition, with even the title page tissue guard still flawless. Beautifully-made illustrated story of love between two Pekingese. An extremely scarce title, with most of the fifty doubtless remaining in the hands of dog loving elite. Possibly the most collectible book on the subject of Pekingese. LG8 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        HOW TO WRITE. Signed.

      Darantiere Press, Dijon 1931 - Presentation Copy. One of 1000 copies printed for Stein & Alice B. Toklas by Darantiere Press. First Edition. Very good or better, without dustwrapper as issued. Inscribed but not signed by Stein in a later hand, to John James, an American journalist living in France: "To John James / in Paris / May 46 / Happy Days". Wilson A17. Rarely Found Inscribed. Stiff Mylar custom fitted clear protective wrapper. An extremely good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Dell'Isola di Capri Nel 1930 56 Disegni di Gennaro Favai

      Author (A cura dell'autore), Venezia 1931 - No. 112 of 400 limited edition. Folio, measuring 15 by 12 inches. With very striking tipped-in plates, of landscapes, buildings, views of Capri. The illustrations are in black and white and the originals were charcoal and pen work. The mood of many of them is ethereal, shadowy, eerie, not quite of this world. Plates issued loose and are entirely clean and crisp. Folio housing them is intact, with some repairs and touch ups of black on tan marbling and faux ribbons. Original ribbons, with one replaced. Esemplari 112 di 400 edizione limitata con la firma di Favai. Le tavole sono impressionanti, di campeggi, edifici, visti, vincoli di Capri. Le illustrazioni sono rese nero su bianco e sono fatte con carboncino e penna. Folio of paper pasted onto boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DRACULA ... With illustrations from the Universal Picture Produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr

      New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, n.d.. [1931]. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-vi] vii-ix [x] 1-354 [355-356: ads], four inserted plates with film stills,. original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, top edge stained black.. Some spotting to fore-edge of text block, light fading to upper spine. end, a very good copy in very good dust jacket with rubbing to folds,. small closed tear at upper edge of front panel, slight loss at. corners, lower spine end and lower edge of rear panel, and a chip. from upper spine end with some loss to upper half of the spine title.. (#127155). Later edition. Photoplay edition with four stills from the 1931 Universal Pictures film of DRACULA directed by Tod Browning and starring Bela Lugosi.

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        Leaves of Grass

      AVENTINE PRESS, NEW YORK 1931 - Front hinge shows wear. All Moroccan green. Alligator design leather. Two ribs on spine. Spine faded. Bright gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. DATE PUBLISHED: 1931 EDITION: 580 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LEAVES OF GRASS. Including; Sands at Seventy - First Annex - Good-by My Fancy - Second Annex - A Backward Glance O'er Travel Roads - And Portrait from Life

      Aventine Press. New York.,1931. FIRST PRINTING in the Aventine Classics Series. 8vo, (9 x 6.2 inches). A lovely clean copy finely bound, by Maurin, in contemporary full red morocco. Spine with two raised bands, each with gilt decoration. Compartments ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Triple ruled gilt borders on boards with floral corner pieces. Marbled endpapers. Gilt inner dentelles. Top edge gilt. Fine copy of this American Classic in an attractive mid twentieth century fine binding.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        [Photoplay edition of] Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus

      New York: Grosset & Dunlap,, [1931]. Illustrated with scenes from the Universal Photoplay. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and plate from film stills. Ownership inscription to front pastedown. Spine rolled, front hinge cracked, contents lightly toned, but cloth bright and clean. A very good copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with a few short closed tears, repairs to the ends of the spine including the publisher's imprint replaced by that from another jacket in the same series, and slight dampstain to the lower panel. First photoplay edition, first printing. Published to accompany the 1931 Universal Pictures film starring Boris Karloff, who appears on the jacket.

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        LAST AND FIRST MEN: A STORY OF THE NEAR AND FAR FUTURE

      New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith,. [1931]. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] vii-ix [x] xi [xii] xiii-xvi 1-371 [372: blank],. original purple cloth, all panels ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, top edge stained black, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed.. Spine panel sunned, a very good copy. Bookplate of Kenneth Sylvan. Guthrie dated 5-12 July 1931 affixed to the front free endpaper and. extensive underlining and annotations in Guthrie's hand throughout. the text, especially the latter half of the book. Guthrie (1871-. 1940), American mystic, classical scholar, popularizer of philosophy. and occult teachings, publisher, and editor and publisher of GOOD. NEWS FOR ALL, a long-running bimonthly inspirational magazine, wrote. and self-published A ROMANCE OF TWO CENTURIES: A TALE OF THE YEAR. 2025 (1919), a major early twentieth century American utopian novel. that presented a very detailed blueprint of the future. An. interesting association copy. Accompanied by a signed handwritten 12-. line letter (ALs) from Stapledon to "Dear Sir" [i.e. Kenneth Sylvan. Guthrie], dated 31 August 1931, answering Gutherie's letter of 16. July. "It is very gratifying that your Forum has discussed my book. [LAST AND FIRST MEN], and found it helpful to some extent in spite of. its omissions. I was interested to see the June number of your 'Good. News for All,' and I feel that though there are many differences. between our points of view, we are also working in the same direction. in many respects." (#130811). First U.S. edition, first binding. "The author's first work of fiction, inaugurating those anatomies of the future that blend romance and philosophy, spectacle and prophecy, cosmological in scope, teleological in tone, for which the term 'novel' is wholly misleading. With its telescopic focus, the Stapledonian romance eschews characters and dialogue, replacing them with Man and Evolution. The half-century to come, as predicted by the author in his foreword, would indeed be critical, coinciding with the high watermark of those social engineering schemes that seemed so congruent with the kind of utopian visions emblazoned here." - Robert Eldridge. "... one of the most remarkable imaginative works in the field of futuristic fiction: an account of human development during the next hundreds of millions of years." - Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 58. "On his own terms, Stapledon is unequaled, and he certainly has been one of the major influences on contemporary science fiction." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1140-43. "LAST AND FIRST MEN and STAR MAKER soar far beyond the accepted limits of science fiction ... Stapledon is the great classical example, the cold pitch of perfection as he turns scientific concepts into vast ontological epic prose poems, the ultimate SF writer." - Aldiss, Trillion Year Spree: The History of Science Fiction, p. 198. Stapledon's "influence, both direct and indirect, on the development of many concepts which now permeate genre SF is probably second only to that of H. G. Wells." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), pp. 1151-53. Aldiss, Trillion Year Spree: The History of Science Fiction, p. 198. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3- 56; (1981) 2-98; (1987) 2-109; (1995) 2-119; and (2004) II-1069. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2086. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 718. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 58. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), pp. 1151- 52. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 151. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 204-05. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 190. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 200-03. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1140-43. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 185. Reginald 13553. Satty and Smith A3.2.1.

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        BEGGAR'S CHOICE

      J. B. Lippincott Company, 1931., 1931. First U.S. edition. Fine, bright, tight copy in fine dust jacket. Car's father liked to live high without anything to live on, so when he died, Car was left with a pile of debts, and had to leave the rather expensive regiment he'd belonged to. Unfortunately, his civilian job as secretary to Peter Lymington's father ended with the collapse of the firm, and its presence on his resume branded him as knave, fool, or both. Too proud to sponge on friends or family, he's at rock bottom ... and then he is approached with an odd proposition ... The desire to earn the money leads Car into a web of mystery, deception, and murder. An exceptional copy.

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        The Wind in the Willows

      Methuen, London 1931 - Number 46 of 200 copies on hand made paper. Signed by Grahame and Shepard. One quarter green buckram over gray boards with paper label to spine. Cream dust jacket with navy lettering. Dust jacket has slight sunning to the rear panel but is o/w fine with just a touch of edgewear. The book is fine. A spectacular copy in the rare dust jacket of the first edition in which Grahame approved and liked the illustrations. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Wind in the Willows. Signed Limited Edition

      Methuen & Co Ltd, London 1931 - 312pp. Signed by Grahame and Shepard on limitation page. VG - in very good condition with green slipcase. Corners bumped Grey hardback boards with green cloth spine and cream title panel [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        CIRCOLI - 1931-1939 - rivista di POESIA (nel comitato direttivo AGNINO, E. FALQUI, MARCELLO GALLIAN, ADRIANO GRANDE, UNGARETTI) - TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO, Genova, Circoli, 1931

      - Collezione tutta a fascicoli sciolti (cm.17 x 25) , brossure in buone condizioni, pagine variabili. Le copertine, con soli titoli, sono di colori diversi per ogni annata. Questa prestigiosa rivista può essere considerata l'erede della mitica RIVIERA LIGURE (1895-1919), che illuminò la cultura italiana del primo novecento, riaffermando a distanza di 10 anni la vocazione ligure per la poesia e la letteratura. Ha vissuto in un periodo culturale intenso dominato dall'editoria milanese e fiorentina e forse non ha avuto i meritati riconoscimenti. E' assai curioso notare come la collezione sia presente in alcune biblioteche italiane, ma spesso con lacune, discendendo il fenomeno dalla scarsa tiratura iniziale e forse anche dalla carenza di pubblicit? all'epoca. La linea editoriale di CIRCOLI ebbe vari sussulti e conviene dar conto delle modificazioni avvenute lungo gli anni. Il primo numero uscì a Genova presso lo stab. Grafico Editoriale, con data gennaio - febbraio 1931 e periodicit? bimestrale. Essa era diretta da Adriano Grande ed il comitato di direzione era composto da Angelo Barile, Guglielmo Bianchi, Giacomo Debenedetti, Eugenio Montale, Camillo Sbarbaro e Sergio Solmi. Con il primo numero del 1932 scompare il comitato di direzione ed i direttori diventano due (Adriano Grande e Guglielmo Bianchi). A cominciare dal numero 1 del 1934 la rivista è diretta soltanto da Adriano Grande e del nuovo comitato di direzione fanno parte Angelo Barile, Guglielmo Bianchi, Giacomo Prampolini, Raffaello Prati e Sergio Solmi. Il trasferimento a ROMA ha luogo con il numero di marzo - aprile (2) dello stesso anno 1934. Questo spostamento coincide con un calo dell'intensit? operativa della rivista che negli anni precedenti aveva proposto autentici capolavori con i poeti più prestigiosi, Montale (si può affermare che Circoli rivelò la sua poesia), Sbarbaro, Quasimodo, Pea, Capasso, Barile, Adriano Grande, Umberto Saba, Giorgio Vigolo, Mario Praz, Sergio Solmi, Giani Stuparich, Sinisgalli, De Pisis, Sandro Penna, Attilio Bertolucci, ecc. e con straordinarie traduzioni di poeti e scrittori stranieri : Joyce, Guillen, Eliot, Dos Passos, Max Jacob, Jean Cocteau, George Stefan, Hemingway, vari scrittori europei ecc.) Famoso il numero speciale (6 del nov-dic 1933) interamente dedicato alla poesia americana. In tutto ciò ripercorrendo l'esempio di Solaria e del Convegno di Ferrieri. Nel numero 2 del 1931, ci sono scritti e disegni di Leo Longanesi. Anche Malaparte collaborò con alcuni scritti. CIRCOLI ebbe anche una intensa attivit? editoriale (basti pensare alla prima edizione di Oboe Sommerso di Quasimodo nel 1932 ). Durante tutto il 1935 c'è un comitato direttivo (Giuseppe Agnino, Enrico Falqui, Marcello Gallian, Adriano Grande, Giuseppe Ungaretti. Molto interessanti gli scritti e le poesie di Ungaretti, Bartolini, Comisso, Alfonso Gatto, ma nel contempo compaiono firme "politiche" (Interlandi, Gallian, Pavolini, Bottai). Per tutto il 1936 le pubblicazioni vengono sospese ed alla ripresa con il 1937 la rivista da bimestrale si trasforma in mensile con nuovi redattori (Raffaello Prati, Rocco Cartoscelli, Attilio Dabini, Indro Montanelli, Glauco Natoli, Salvatore Valitutti sotto la direzione di Grande ed Agnino. Nel 1938 entrer? poi anche Carlo Bernard. Nel 1939 cambier? anche veste tipografica e nell'aprile Guglielmo Danzi sostituisce Agnino. Con il numero di Settembre Adriano Grande lascia Circoli che chiuder? poi nel dicembre dello stesso 1939. Gli ultimi anni perdono smalto e gli scritti sono più orientati alla narrativa, quasi dimenticando l'amata poesia. ANNO PRIMO 1931 - num. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. ANNO II 1932 - num. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. ANNO III 1933 - num. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. ANNO IV 1934 - num. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. ANNO V 1935 - num. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. ANNO VI 1936 - NON PUBBLICATO ANNO VII 1937 - num. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5-6, 7, 8, 9-10 ultimo uscito. ANNO VII 1938 - num. 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12. ANNO VIII 1939 - num. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 (manca) 10,

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        The Wind in the Willows

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1931. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands single rule to boards, inner dentelles, burgundy endpapers with original pictorial endpapers bound in at front and back, gilt edges. With black and white illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard. Small tape mark to verso of front free endpaper otherwise an excellent copy in a fine binding. First Shepard edition, the first illustrated edition of this children's classic, which was first published in 1908 with only the frontispiece as illustration.

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        The Wind in the Willows. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard.

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1931 - Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands single rule to boards, inner dentelles, burgundy endpapers with original pictorial endpapers bound in at front and back, gilt edges. Small tape mark to verso of front free endpaper otherwise an excellent copy in a fine binding. With black and white illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard. First Shepard edition, the first illustrated edition of this children's classic, which was first published in 1908 with only the frontispiece as illustration. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

      Methuen & Co. Ltd. London. 1931. FIRST EDITION with Ernest Shepard illustrations. 8vo. (7.6 x 5.3 inches). A lovely copy, illustrated throughout with Shepard`s beautiful line drawings and decorative map endpapers. Publishers original dark green cloth with the front cover showing Toad, Ratty and Mole, all stamped in gilt. Spine lettered in gilt. Neat previous owners name on half title and at top of the front map endpaper otherwise a fine, bright copy in the original illustrated dustwrapper. There is some rubbing, mostly to the edges, and minor chipping to the corners but overall it is still a very good, clean example of this scarce wrapper. The thirty eighth edition of the book overall, this is the first to feature the wonderful drawings by Shepard which haven't been out of print since. After his drawings for the A. A. Milne Pooh books, these are Shepard's most enduring, & endearing, illustrations.

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        The Wind in the Willows. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard

      London: Methuen & Co., (1931). . First Shepard edition. 8vo. (vi), 312, 8 advertisement pp. Original green cloth, gilt lettered to spine and with gilt vignette to the upper board, pictorial dust jacket, map endpapers, top edge stained green. Illustrations set into the text throughout. Jacket spine tanned, a little wear to the head with two small nicks either side, a few marks elsewhere, a very good copy overall.

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        The Wind in the Willows

      Methuen & Co. Ltd 1931, London - 312 pp. Profusely illustrated throughout with Shepard's marvellously scratchy funny-tender illustrations. Bound in a contemporary full black morocco, with gilt lettering lines and devices. The original gilt decorated green front board illustrating Mole Ratty and Toad is bound at the rear, and the front panel from the original dustjacket is bound at the front. Maps as front and rear endpapers. Internally nice and clean. Some rubbing to edges, but an attractive copy, unusual in a contemporary binding, and especially with the portion of the original jacket 210c

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        THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

      Methuen & Co. Ltd. London.,1931. FIRST EDITION with Ernest Shepard illustrations. 8vo. (7.6 x 5.3 inches). A lovely copy, illustrated throughout with Shepard`s beautiful line drawings. Finely bound in recent full dark green morocco leather binding, spine with raised bands, ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Top edge gilt. Original decorative map endpapers bound in at front and the original, gilt stamped, green cloth front cover, showing Toad, Ratty and Mole, bound in at rear. A fine copy. The thirty eighth edition overall, this is the first to feature the wonderful drawings by Shepard which haven't been out of print since. After his drawings for the A.A.Milne Pooh books, these are Shepard's most enduring, & endearing, illustrations.:

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        India. Speeches and an Introduction

      London: Thornton Butterworth, Ltd.,, 1931. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine and front cover in black, rule in blind to top and bottom of boards, publisher's device in blind to bottom of fore edge corner. Blue ink stamp of F. C. B. Fleetwood-Hesketh, Lieutenant-Colonel with the Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry with to front free endpaper; occasional light pencil underlining. Cloth a touch soiled, endpapers lightly tanned, text block slightly strained in places but still firm. Otherwise an excellent copy. First edition, first impression, hardback issue (the book was issued simultaneously as a paperback). Although the print run is unknown for both issues, the hardback is by far scarcer. The 30s are characterized as Churchill's wilderness years, with his unrelenting opposition to Hitler being seen as main cause for his ostracism. However "another, and earlier reason lay in his bitter opposition to Baldwin's India policy … Churchill had always hit hard; not for him a round of gentlemanly sparring between friends. His fight to maintain full control of India employed not just the clenched fist but the bludgeon" (Woods, Artillery of Words).

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        Feuillets inutiles n°8

      Seheur 1931 - Grand in-8° (19 x 24,5 cm), livre en feuillets sous chemise d'éditeur, demi toile noire, fermée par un ruban assorti, titre imprimé rouge et orné d'une vignette contrecollé sur le plat supérieur, 16 feuillets non paginés.Numéro 8 des 'feuillets inutiles' (10 décembre 1931) contenant des textes et illustrations inédites de Georges Garampon, René Guiette, Monique Groc, Raymond Hubert, Max Jacob, Marcel Jouhandeau, James Joyce, Fernand Marc, Jacques Maret, Pierre Minet et Goerges Pillement. Numéro très rare, tirage limité à 110 exemplaires numérotés dont 20 hors commerce, ici l'exemplaire n°34, soit l'un des 90 exemplaires destinés à la vente ; chemise à peine frottée, ruban présent et en bon état, très bel exemplaire. feuillets inutiles Collectif [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pen and Ink drawings of the book "Beds" by Groucho Marx for the magazine The Passing Show. The three illustrations depict a sleepless man, "Counted more Sheep in one night than anyone else in the world"; a child carrying its father, "Pick me up and pace the floor"; and a prim couple, "Victorian Couples, particularly when they are engaged to be married, always avoid any reference to beds" [third illustration on a separate panel]

      n.p., n.d.. 2 vols., 22 x 15 inches and 15 x 10 inches. . . The three whimsical illustrations were published in a double-page spread in The Passing Show Summer Holiday Annual 1931

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        Trout Fishing in Secret

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1931 - This is the first edition, made for presentation: no copies were intended for general sale. Inscribed by the author to Edward S. Litchfield on the limitation page: "Dimi: finding this copy took some doing. I'm glad you have it. HG Pickering" In a letter which we hve had in the past Pickering explains the genesis of this book: "In 1931 an incident occurred on my annual fishing trip which I thought sufficiently amusing to dress up as a thin yarn and send out to my friends as a Christmas greeting. It was my thought to have it printed in pamphlet form by the office printer. Our mutual friend G. Franklin Ludington suggested that I should have it done by Derrydale and print only ninety-nine copies, that it should be illustrated and that Mrs. Pickering should color the frontispiece. These things were done and to my astonishment and eventual undoing, the book shortly became a collector's item." No. 39 of 99 copies, signed by the author. 12mo. Photographic frontispiece, hand colored by Susan Shipp Pickering (the author's wife), and 4 black and white photos. Original light blue paper over boards, printed labels on upper cover and spine, extremities and front joint repaired, else a fine copy of a rare, fragile book often found rebound, if at all. Bookplate of Edward Sands Litchfield. Siegel 31; Frazier p-6-a [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        In the Shadow of Mt. McKinley. Foreword by John Burnham. Introduction by Robert Sterling Yard

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1931 - Inscribed by the author on half-title, "To Toby Miller May these pages create in you a love for the great outdoors. Wm. N. Beach Jan 9 /37" First Edition, one of 750 copies. 8vo. Illustrated by paintings and sketches by Carl Rungius and photographs by the author, folding map. xiv, 289, [3] pp. Original blue cloth. Fine. Presentation copy in the scarce printed dust jacket (jacket with loss at head of spine and head of front cover). Bookplate. Siegel 53; Frazier B-9-a [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Windfall: A Novel About Ten Million Dollars

      New York: The John Day Company. 1931. First. First edition. Fine in an externally very good plus dustwrapper with several internal brown paper tape repairs, and some overall soiling. At the whim of a dying Croesus, ten people, including a prostitute, a prizefighter, a bum, a stockbroker, a stenographer, etc., are each given a million dollars. Basis for the 1932 film If I Had a Million. The film was broken into segments following the fortunes of the various newly minted millionaires, each segment with its own director. The directors included James Cruze, H. Bruce Humberstone, Ernst Lubitsch, Norman Z. McLeod, Lothar Mendes, Stephen Roberts, William A. Seiter, and Norman Taurog. Appearing in the film (most as the recipients of windfalls) were Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton, George Raft, Jack Oakie, Richard Bennett, Charles Ruggles, Alison Skipworth, and W.C. Fields. The Fields and Skipworth segment, where they use their new found fortune to buy a fleet of cars and hire drivers to run road hogs off the road, is a comic classic. The premise also inspired the popular 1950s television series The Millionaire. .

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        The Works of Sir Thomas Browne. Edited In Six Volumes by Geoffrey Keynes.

      London: Faber & Gwyer Limited New York: William Edwin Rudge, Publisher 1928-1931; Printed by Walter Lewis, M.A. at The Cambridge University Press. # 10 of 210 sets; signed by Sir Geoffrey Keynes. - [Colophon in Volume 1]: "This edition printed on Kelmscott hand-made paper is limited to two hundred and ten numbered copies for sale in England and America This is Number 10 [signed]: Geoffrey Keynes". Six volumes; 5 1/4 in. x 7 3/4 in., [I] xvi, 188 pp.; [II] xv, 316; [III] 367 pp.; [IV] 129 pp.; [V] xxvi, 472 pp.; [VI] xv, 439; illustrated with frontispieces & other in-text illustrations. Bound in full, light blue-stained vellum with titles gilt on spine and TB monogram gilt on front covers; top-edges gilt. The spines show varying degrees of age-related fading & spotting to the blue-stained vellum, with general mottling to the covers; volumes 2 + 5 show lighter "stains" to the back covers. Former owner's bookplate on the front paste-down of each volume; some of the deckled fore-edges show tan spotting. Scarce, original 1928-31 set. [Contents]: Volume 1: Religio Medici; Christian Morals; A Letter to a Friend. Volume 2: Pseudodoxia Epidemica Books I-III. Volume 3: Pseudodoxia Epidemica Books IV-VII. Volume 4: Hydrotaphia [Urne-Buriall]; Brampton Urns; The Garden of Cyrus. Volume 5: Miscellany Tracts; Repertorium; Miscellaneous Writings. Volume 6: Letters. This penciled note is found in volume 1, with the Times LS article, mentioned, inserted in that volume: "This is the original & very scarce edition. Edited by Geoffrey Keynes 1928-1931. See Times Literary Supplement 25 March 1965, p. 231 [inserted in this copy]. The Stock was destroyed by enemy action. By 1959, when the same publisher decided with Sir Geoffrey Keynes that a new edition should be prepared, the earlier one (this edition) was in great demand and very expensive: even after months of advertising it proved impossible to buy a single set, and the precious file copies had to go to the printer with all the necessary additions & corrections." Weight: 7 lbs. Postage is extra on this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        OEUVRES COMPLETES DE ANATOLE FRANCE

      CALMANN-LEVY 1931 - RO30052246: Environ 400 pages par volumes. Nombreuses gravures sur bois en noir et blanc dans le texte et hors texte. Couverture contre pliée. Exemplaire N°1155 / 1500 tiré surIllustrations de Emilien Dufour, gravées sur bois par Paul Baudier. Tome 1 (428 pages + "Suite des épreuves de Chine" : environ 30 / 40 pages de gravures sur bois en noir et blanc) : Alfred de vigny, poésie (les poèmes dorés, idylles et légendes, les noces corinthiennes), deux frontispices représentant des portraits. Tome 2 (513 pages + "Suite des épreuves de Chine" : environ 30 / 40 pages de gravures sur bois en noir et blanc) : Jocaste et le chat maigre, le crime de Sylvestre Bonnard. Tome 3 (450 pages + "Suite des épreuves de Chine" : environ 30 / 40 pages de gravures sur bois en noir et blanc) : Les désirs de Jean Servien, Le livre de mon ami. Tome 4 (366 pages + "Suite des épreuves de Chine" : environ 30 / 40 pages de gravures sur bois en noir et blanc) : Nos enfants, Balthasar. Tome 5 (498 pages + "Suite des épreuves de Chine" : environ 30 / 40 pages de gravures sur bois en noir et blanc) : Thaïs, l'étui de Nacre. Tome 6 (677 pages + "Suite des épreuves de Chine" : environ 30 / 40 pages de gravures sur bois en noir et blanc) : La vie littéraire première et deuxième série. Tome 7 (735 pages + "Suite des épreuves de Chine" : environ 30 / 40 pages de gravures sur bois en noir et blanc) : La vie littéraire première et deuxième série. Tome 8 (523 pages + "Suite des épreuves de Chine" : environ 30 / 40 pages de gravures sur bois en noir et blanc) : La rôtisserie de la reine Pédauque, les opinions de Jérôme Coignard. Tome 9 (545 pages + "Suite des épreuves de Chine" : environ 30 / 40 pages de gravures sur bois en noir et blanc) : Le Lys rouge, Le jardin d'épicure. Tome 10 (527 pages + "Suite des épreuves de Chine" : environ 30 / 40 pages de gravures sur bois en noir et blanc) : Le puits de Sainte Claire, Pierre Nozière. Tome 11 (473 pages + "Suite des épreuves de Chine" : environ 30 / 40 pages [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ein Ghetto im Osten - Wilna [A Ghetto in the East]

      Orell Fussli, Zurich and Leipzig 1931 - FIRST EDITION, illustrated with 65 images of the Jewish ghetto in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius. With preface by poet Zalman Chneour in Hebrew and German. "In the same year that his Paris was published, Moï Ver - under his real name of Moshé Vorobeichic- produced Ein Ghetto im Osten (A Ghetto in the East). The book, with both Hebrew and German text, featured his photographic record of the Jewish ghetto in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, documenting a way of life that would soon disappear under terrible circumstances. Even more so than Paris, Ein Ghetto im Osten was ostensibly a documentary book, but as he had done in his view of the French city, Moï Ver could not resist pushing the envelope of the documentary form. Once again, he used a variety of New Vision strategies, the most obvious being to take many images from upstairs windows looking on to the narrow streets of Vilnius's old Jewish quarter. This creates odd angles and a dynamic mise en scène for his pictures of people going about their everyday business on the street.But Moï Ver didn't stop there. He also introduced cinematic cutting and montaging techniques to heighten the interest. A poignancy has been added [to Ein Ghetto im Osten] in hindsight: it was made at the beginning of a desperately traumatic time for European Jewry" (Parr/Badger, The Photobook). Zurich and Leipzig: Orell Fussli, 1931. Small octavo, publisher's photo-illustrated boards. Very minor rubbing, some light soiling, generally an excellent copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FATHERS OF AMERICAN SPORT" The complete set of six hand-colored aquatint portraits, with engraved titles, each signed in pencil "R. L. Boyer", lower left

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1931 - An extremely handsome and decorative set of American sporting notables. The six portraits, each set in an appropriate background, are of: SAMUEL MORRIS, ESQ., Foxhunter, first president of the Gloucester Foxhunting Club, America's oldest; COL. WILLIAM RANSOM JOHNSON, "Napoleon of the Turf"; COL. GEORGE WASHINGTON, Foxhunter; COMMODORE JOHN COX STEVENS, Yachtsman, owner of the "America" and a founder of the New York Yacht Club; THADDEUS NORRIS, ESQ., Angler, author of The American Angler's Book, who did much to elevate and advance the art of fly fishing; HENRY WILLIAM HERBERT, ESQ., "Frank Forester", the father of American sporting literature. A SUPERB SET OF ONE OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE OF THE DERRYDALE PRESS SPORTING PRINTS SERIES First (and only) edition, limited to 250 proofs only. Image size is approximately 10 x 8 inches, the plate measuring 13 x 9 1/2 inches, with additional margins. Fine condition. Two plates (Washington and Morris) matted and framed. Ordeman, The Aquatints, Drypoints and Etchings of The Derrydale Press, p. 24-5, et seq

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        Compleat Angler or The Contemplative Man’s Recreation, The

      London: George G. Harrap & Co., 1931. - Edition de Luxe, Signed by Arthur RackhamIn A Beautiful Onlaid Binding By Chris Lewis[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. WALTON, Izaak. The Compleat Angler or The Contemplative Man’s Recreation. Being a Discourse of Rivers, Fishponds, Fish and Fishing not unworthy the Perusal of most Anglers. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: George G. Harrap & Co., [1931].One of 775 signed copies, this being copy no. 95. Quarto (10 5/16 x 7 13/16 inches; 263 x 198 mm.). 223, [1] pp. Twelve color plates with descriptive tissue guards, and twenty-five drawings in black and white. Title printed in green and black.Bound c. early 1970s by Christopher Lewis in full emerald morocco over beveled boards with pictorial onlay of varicolored morocco reproducing the Rackham illustration opposite page 108, paneled by double fillet gilt border, the whole enclosed by a double fillet gilt frame with angling-themed gilt corner ornaments. Gilt framed and ornamented compartments. Gilt rolled and tooled turn-ins, gilt rolled edges. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. A very fine copy. Housed in a cloth drop-back clamshell box.The great Christopher Lewis began his career at the internationally renowned Bayntun-Riviere Bindery of Bath, England, during the early 1960s as a finisher. In the 1970s, he established his own bindery and further developed his masterful inlay and gilt work, integrating innovative highlights with paint into his pictorial inlays, as here.Izaak Walton (1593-1683), "English biographer, who is best known for The Compleat Angler (1653), a classic guide to the joys of fishing with over 300 new printings. It combines practical information about angling with folklore. The story of three friends, traveling through the English countryside, is enlivened by occasional songs, ballads, quotations from several writers, and glimpses of an idyllic and now lost rural life The Compleat Angler was a combination of manual and meditation. ‘Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learnt.’ (The Compleat Angler) The work became one of the most reprinted books in the history of British letters. The story is of three sportsmen: a fisherman (Piscator, who is Walton himself), a huntsman (Venator), and a fowler (Auceps). They travel along the river Lea on the first day in May and discuss the relative merits of their favorite pastimes. Auceps tells how ‘the very birds of the air, those that be not Hawks, are both so many and so useful and pleasant to mankind, that I must not let them pass without some observations. They both feed and refresh him; feed him with their choice bodies, and refresh him with their heavenly voices.’ In his own turn Venator defends hunting: ‘Hunting trains up the younger nobility to the use of manly exercises in their riper age. What more manly exercise than hunting the Wild Boar, the Stag, the Buck, the Fox, or the Hare? How doth it preserve health, and increase strength and activity!’ And finally Piscator reminds his friends: ‘I might tell you that Almighty God is said to have spoken to a fish, but never to a beast; that he hath made a whale a ship, to carry and set his prophet, Jonah, safe on the appointed shore.’ Walton drew his work on Nicholas Breton's (c. 1545-1626) fishing idyll Wits Trenchmour (1597). The second edition was largely rewritten and in the fifth edition Walton wrote about fly-fishing on the river Dove, a subject the author himself knew little about. The last [i.e., fifth] edition was published in 1676 and included additional material by Charles Cotton (Instructions how to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a Clear Stream) and Colonel Robert Venables's The Experienced Angler, or Angling Improved. Walton called this work The Universal Angler. He had taught Cotton but never met Venables" ("Izaak Walton (1593-1683)" at Pegasos—A Literature Related Resource Site).Latimore & Haskell, pp. 66-67. Riall, p. 175.

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        The Compleat Angler. or The Contemplative Man's Recreation. Being a discourse of Rivers, Fishponds, Fish and Fishing not unworthy the Perusal of most Anglers. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

      London, George C. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1931 - Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Some light browning to a few leaves, an excellent copy in a fine binding. 12 colour plates, captioned tissues, numerous black and white illustrations throughout. Limited edition of 775 copies, signed by Rackham. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Compleat Angler or The Contemplative Man’s Recreation, The

      London: George G. Harrap & Co., 1931. - Bound By Birdsall"I Envy No Body But Him, and Him Only, That Catches More Fish Than I Do"RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. Walton, Izaak. [BIRDSALL of Northampton, Bindery]. The Compleat Angler or The Contemplative Man’s Recreation. Being a Discourse of Rivers, Fishponds, Fish and Fishing not unworthy the Perusal of most Anglers. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: George G. Harrap & Co., (1931). First trade edition. Octavo (9 3/4 x 7 1/2 in; 247 x 190 mm). 223, (1) pp. Twelve color plates, and twenty-five black and white illustrations. Title printed in green and black.Bound c. 1931 by Birdsall of Northhampton for Charles Scribner's Sons in full forest green morocco with triples fillets border and central varicolored portrait onlay of Izaak Walton. Gilt framed and ornamented compartments. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Broad turn-ins with gilt rolls. Original endpapers preserved. A fine copy. In binder's dust jacket.The roots of Birdsall of Northampton "stretch back to the early eighteenth century but it was in 1792 that John Lacy's Northampton bindery was acquired by William Birdsall, continuing in his family until 1961.In Birdsall's heyday, Gerring (Notes on Bookbinding, 1899) reported a staff of 250 engaged in making ladies handbags, fancy boxes, and stationary; as well as all types of bookbinding. The firm seemed always ready to experiment and careful records and samples were kept by Richard Birdsall, great-great-nephew of the founder, until he died in 1909.The firm's collection of over 3,000 finishing tools passed to the University of Toronto" (Maggs, Bookbinding in the British Isles II, #262, and #321).Izaak Walton (1593-1683), "English biographer, who is best known for The Compleat Angler (1653), a classic guide to the joys of fishing with over 300 new printings. It combines practical information about angling with folklore. The story of three friends, traveling through the English countryside, is enlivened by occasional songs, ballads, quotations from several writers, and glimpses of an idyllic and now lost rural life The Compleat Angler was a combination of manual and meditation. ‘Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learnt.’ (The Compleat Angler) The work became one of the most reprinted books in the history of British letters. The story is of three sportsmen: a fisherman (Piscator, who is Walton himself), a huntsman (Venator), and a fowler (Auceps). They travel along the river Lea on the first day in May and discuss the relative merits of their favorite pastimes. Auceps tells how ‘the very birds of the air, those that be not Hawks, are both so many and so useful and pleasant to mankind, that I must not let them pass without some observations. They both feed and refresh him; feed him with their choice bodies, and refresh him with their heavenly voices.’ In his own turn Venator defends hunting: ‘Hunting trains up the younger nobility to the use of manly exercises in their riper age. What more manly exercise than hunting the Wild Boar, the Stag, the Buck, the Fox, or the Hare? How doth it preserve health, and increase strength and activity!’ And finally Piscator reminds his friends: ‘I might tell you that Almighty God is said to have spoken to a fish, but never to a beast; that he hath made a whale a ship, to carry and set his prophet, Jonah, safe on the appointed shore.’ Walton drew his work on Nicholas Breton's (c. 1545-1626) fishing idyll Wits Trenchmour (1597). The second edition was largely rewritten and in the fifth edition Walton wrote about fly-fishing on the river Dove, a subject the author himself knew little about. The last [i.e., fifth] edition was published in 1676 and included additional material by Charles Cotton (Instructions how to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a Clear Stream) and Colonel Robert Venables's The Experienced Angler, or Angling Improved. Walton called this work The Universal Angler. He had taught Cotton but never met Venables" ("Izaak Walton (15

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        C. C. Rogers (C. C. Vyvyan, Clara Coltman [Colton] Rogers), Autograph Letter Signed to Douglas Hyde, First Irish President, with presentation copy to him of Gwendra Cove, in Jacket by Gwen Dorrien-Smith.

      Jordan's Bookshop, Truro, Cornwall 1931 - ALS (Autograph Letter Signed): Tipped in, an original manuscript letter from Clara Coltman Rogers (also Lady Vyvyan, and here under the pseudonym C.C. Vyvyan) to the first President of Ireland, Douglas Hyde, though at the time of this accompanying letter - October, 1932 - he was not yet, of course, president, and is addressed by her as Dr. Hyde. Book: Truro, Cornwall: Jordan's Bookshop, 1931. First edition, with the above ALS tipped in; scarce dust jacket illustrated by artist Gwen Dorrien-Smith. Signed as C.C.Vyvyan on the title page, also signed with inscription not personalized on the ffep, there dated September, 1932. See scans. The book is itself a presentation copy to Hyde. 12mo, 226 pp. + ads; just barely good condition for the book and jacket - the book with some water marks on the cover, bumped corners, and a small amount of splaying (curving) to the thin boards, and the jacket with age-toning, some soiling, and a number of peripheral chips. See scans. ALS itself is in near fine condition, being taped to the verso of the ffep. The disparity between the inscription date (September, 1932) and the date of the letter (October 23, 1932) is not explained, but may be because the inscription, which was itself generically worded and unsigned (with the signature being instead at the title page) would have been done as one of a number of such in September. A collection of charming Cornish character and scene pieces by C.C. Rogers (Clara Coltman [Coulton] Rogers, Lady Vyvyan), ala "Lady Vyvyan", with the scarce dustjacket, the art for which was executed by her friend and traveling companion, Gwen Dorrien-Smith. In the letter - after quipping "I love the picture of you translating over 4 tumblers of punch," she thanks Hyde for a book he had sent her ("Adventures of [not legible]"), and for his offer to loan her some Irish poems for her upcoming poetry anthology, though by that time the anthology had been completed. Unique ALS, with a scarce, collectible example of the book, involving a charming writer, a well-known jacket artist, and historical figure Hyde. L53n [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Harmonium

      Knopf 1931 - Second Edition, Third binding, SIGNED by Wallace Stevens on a laid in signature. This second edition includes fourteen new poems that didn't exist in the TRUE FIRST EDITION. A somewhat attractive dustjacket with some wear to the spine and edges. There is small stain to front cover and minor rubbing to panels. The book is in excellent shape. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with only a hint of wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a collectable copy with the original dustjacket SIGNED by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Night Before Christmas; Goblin Market;the Pied Piper of Hamelin;the King of the Golden River

      George G. Harrap & Co, London 1931 - Arthur Rackham's four uncommon Christmas books published between 1931-1934. The Night before Christmas with 4 colour plates in dust jacket with some foxing.The King of the Golden River with 4 colour plates in dust jacket with small chips missing. Goblin Market with 4 colour plates lacking the dust jacket with edgewear o/w fine. The Pied Piper of Hamelin with 4 colour plates lacking the dust jacket and some wear and short tears o/w fine. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        MEMOIRES DE CASANOVA DE SEINGALT, ECRITS PAR LUI-MEME.

      Javal & Bourdeaux,, Paris, 1931 - Exemplaire numerote 1968/2000, sur papier velin du Marais. 10 vol., 6-VI-330 pp., 6-310 pp., 6-306 pp., 6-314 pp., 6-310 pp., 6-326 pp., 6-308 pp., 6-300 pp., 6-300 pp. 6-300 pp. + 200 pl. hors-texte reparties dans les volumes in-4 (229 x 283 mm), Broche, sous couverture a rabats. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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