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        LES ESSAIS. Reproduction typographique de l'exemplaire annotŽ par l'auteur et conservŽ ˆ la bibliothque de Bordeaux. Avec un avertissement et une notice par M. Ernest COURBET, (Tome I) ; Avec Notices par M. le Dr. A. Armaingaud, (Tome II et III).

      Paris, Imprimerie Nationale 1906-1927-1931. - 3 volumi in folio, brossura edit. crema con titoli in nero, in camicia edit. in cartone e custodia in cartone rigido. Tome I : XV + 136 pages.; Tome II : SUITE DE LA REPRODUCTION TYPOGRAPHIQUE de l'exemplaire annotŽ par l'auteur et conservŽ ˆ la Bibliothque de Bordeaux avec une Žtude sur Michel de Montaigne, sa Vie, ses Actes, et ses Ecrits par le DR Armingaud. LXVI + 430 pages. ; Tome III : suite de la reproduction typographique de l'exemplaire annotŽ par l'auteur et conservŽ ˆ la Bibliothque de Bordeaux avec des notices publiŽes par le Docteur Armingaud. Tome publiŽ en collaboration avec Mlle Jeanne Duportal. IX + 307 pages. Esemplare nr. 318/600 sur papier VergŽ ˆ la cuve des papeteries d'Arches filigranŽ Imprimerie Nationale Montaigne. Un vero capolavoro tipografico, ed edizione di riferimento per i saggi di Montaigne. Esemplare intonso, in barbe, in ottimo stato di conservazione, solo con difetti alle custodie. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maria Calabrò Studio Bibliografico]
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      Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1931. First Edition. small 4to., 114pp.; VG; spine tan with brown lettering; pictorial front board; protected with a thin mylar sheet; mild shelfwear, particularly in slight rubbing to corners; mild age-toning to pages; SIGNED on dedication page by Frank Lloyd Wright, "From one Princetonean to another"; JP consignment; shelved case 11. Dupont.

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books]
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        The Boyhood of an Inventor [with material on television]

      Jenkins Laboratories / C. Francis Jenkins, Washington DC 1931 - 273 Pp. Brown Cloth, Embossed. Important Autobiography By An Inventor Prominent In The Development Of Television And Other Technological Innovations. Nicely Inscribed To Mr. And Mrs Rudolph Forster "In Appreciation Of A Long-Time Friendship" And Signed And Dated 1/15/32. "Rudolph Forster Was Executive Clerk And Administrative Officer In Charge Of Executive Papers At The White House Until His Death In 1943. He Had Piled Up Nearly Fifty Years Of Service To Eight Presidents. His Job Was To Remind The President That A Bill, For Example, Must Be Acted Upon In A Certain Amount Of Time, Or That By Law He Must Fill A Vacancy Within A Definite Period. He Was Also Responsible For The 'Orderly Handling Of Documents' And Supervision Of The Large Clerical Staff. He Was The Most Important Permanent Official At The White House. " -Off The Record With F.D.R., Rutgers University Press, 1958. "Rudolph Is A Man Without Faults." - Franklin D. Roosevelt (As Cited In That Book, P. 140). An Especially Interesting Association Between This Important Invention And A Pillar Of Federal Administration During The Period That Began Without Radio Or Telecommunications But Ended With Their Emergence As Bastions Of Democracy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Fermín Galán. (Romance de Ciego, en tres actos, diez episodios y un epílogo).

      Madrid, Imp. Chulilla y Ángel, 1931 - -18 x 26 cm.- , 218 págs. + 3 hs. Ejemplar muy limpio. Bonita encuadernación en holandesa, bien realizada. Lomo en piel, con dorados y nervios. Puntas en piel. Conserva las cubiertas originales. 1.ª edición. (MUY BUEN EJEMPLAR.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Berceo (Libros Antiguos)]
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        The Shakespeare Head Bronte Works

      Oxford: Shakespeare Head Basil Blackwell, 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! Size: 9.5x6.25. Cloth Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Born in Captivity. The Story of a Girl's Escape.

      Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company,, 1931. Octavo. Original cream cloth, lettered in black on spine and front board. With the striking pictorial Deco dust jacket. Maps to the endpapers. Cloth a little rubbed at the edges, endpapers lightly browned, text-block with pale toning, the jacket brittle, heavily browned at the spine, marginally chipped and separating at the folds, but largely complete, altogether remains very good. First edition of this curious pseudonymous tale, recently identified as by Wentworth (1877-1961). Ostensibly a memoir of a young woman hitchhiking from New England to California and back in the 1920s. On publication it was considered to be autobiographical - "the story of a woman's experiences during a hitchhike journey across the United States and back, together with an account of the maladjustment and lack of understanding which drove her to this step" (The New York Times, 4 May, 1931) - and has been included in more recent scholarly discussion of women travellers "on the road", "Starke's" attitudes being contrasted for instance with those of "Boxcar" Bartha Thompson (Photinos, "Transiency and Transgression in the Autobiographies of Barbara Starke and 'Boxcar' Bertha Thompson" in Women's Studies, 2006, 35, pp.657-681). Starke has been identified as Wentworth in the most recent edition of Dictionary of Pseudonyms (Adrian Room (ed.), 2010).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        10 Eaux-fortes pour Aurelia de Gérard de Nerval.

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

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        Der Judenspiegel. Judentum und Antisemitismus in der Weltgeschichte. Band 1 der Reihe "Kampfschriften der Obersten SA.-Führung" Bitte beachten Sie Nr. 9 unserer AGB (Druckwerke aus totalitären Staaten / 86 und 130 StGB, Jugendschutzgesetz)!

      (noch zu Nr.23337:) . . . "Was hat also der nationalsozialistische Staat überhaupt gegen Juden getan? Er hat sich in seinen inzwischen erlassenen Gesetzesbestimmungen einzig nur des Übergreifens und der Überheblichkeit einer im Gesamtvolk verschwindenden Minderheit erwähnt, um das deutsche Volk vor der jüdischen Ausbeutung und Aussaugung endlich tatkräftig zu schützen . . . Jeder ehrliche Deutsche wird aber diese unerlässliche Grenzziehung zwischen Deutschen und Juden nur freudig begrüßen. Durch Adolf Hitlers Weitsicht erfüllt nun das deutsche Volk eine europäische, ja eine Weltsendung, indem es als erstes Kulturvolk den Kampf gegen den asiatischen Erbfeind mutig begonnen hat. Wenn jetzt die anderen abendländischen Kulturvölker das deutsche Volk in seinem heldenhaften Ringen gegen die jüdische Weltmacht alleinlassen, dann verraten sie bei sich selbst die christliche und arische Idee und werfen sich kampflos dem schon langsam weichenden Gegner, dem jüdisch-kommunistischen und materialistischen Weltimperialismus, zum Fraße hin. Wir Deutschen aber danken unserem Führer aus tiefsten Herzen, daß nun wenigstens deutsches Land und deutsches Volk vom schleichenden jüdischen Gift befreit ist: . . . so schuf Adolf Hitler sich im Nationalsozialismus die sieghafte Waffe, mit der er jetzt Juda, den tausendjährigen Vampir und Ausbeuter des deutschen Volkes, für immer niedergezwungen hat". - Die Fotos tragen Unterschriften wie: Karl Liebknecht: jüdischer Hetzer und Hauptverbrecher der Novemberrevolution / Der jüdische Universitätsprofessor Theodor Lessing "Lehrmeister" für Heldenverachtung und Kriegsdienstverweigerung / "Revuetheater sucht 40 Girls." Arisches Mädchen vor jüdischer Prüfungskommission / Rassenschande! Szene aus einem "deutschen" Film von 1931 / Professor Magnus Hirschfeld: Lehrmeister für jüdische Unzucht / Der Jude Lion Feuchtwanger einst ein "Geistesfürst" der Deutschen", usw. - 2. Auflage in guter Erhaltung. - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, illustrierte Bücher, Nationalsozialismus, Judenopfer Ritter Georg von Schönerer, Judengegner Martin Luther, Freimaurerjude Rathenau, jüdisch-freimaurerische Drahtzieher und ihr von hinten gegen die kämpfende Front geführter Dolchstoß, Judenrevolution 1918 der größte Sieg Judas auf deutschem Boden, Satanswerk des jüdischen Kulturbolschewismus auf den Ruinen des deutschen Geistesdomes errichtet, jüdische Schweineliteraten Arthur Schitzler und Magnus Hirschfeld, jüdische Pest, das arisch blutbewusste Deutschland Adolf Hitlers frei von orientalischen Geist und Geldjoch, Befreiung vom alles vergiftetenden und alles verwüstendem Judentum, Geschichte des jüdischen Volkes eine ununterbrochene Reihe geschlechtlicher Verwilderung, Deutschland zum Kolonialland der Ostjuden geworden, Talmud mit seinen teuflischen Vorschriften und Verhaltensmaßregeln gegen das gesamte Ariertum, das jüdisch-orientalisch verseuchte Rom, Papst-Schutz für jüdische Gauner, erschreckende Verjudung des deutschen Adels nach 1648, Juden verseuchte Habsburger, die Französische Revolution der Minderwertigen: höllische Ausgeburt der rassisch verseuchten südfranzösischen Gebiete, Semiten: mulattenhafte Übergangsglieder zwischen Weißen und Schwarzen, Juden und Judenstämmlinge an der Spitze der preußischen Polizei, Auslieferung des deutschen Volksvermögens an das Weltjudentum durch verbrecherische Inflation und unerhörte Korruptionsskandale, Untergang in jüdisch-marxistischem Parteiensumpf und rassenchaotischem Untermenschentum oder Auferstehung aus Judenschmach und Rassenschande durch Niederringung des Judentums und Wiedergeburt des blutsdeutschen Menschen, Lord Rothschild der Oberführer des jüdischen Weltkapitals, Judas Wuchergeist und Revolutionsgift, Sittenlosigkeit des Judenvolkes im Altertum, fanatischer Hass gegen alles Nichtjüdische, unbändige jüdische Geld- und Raffgier, Rassenantisemitismus, Antisemitismus, scharfer judenfeindlicher Standpunkt, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut Versand an Institutionen auch gegen Rechnung

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        Köpfe des Alltags: Unbekante Menschen / Everyday Heads

      Berlin: Verlag Hermann Reckendorf, 1931. Light spotting to the covers at the spine heel, else near fine in limp black boards in a very good example of the scarce and fragile jacket, with shallow chipping at the head of the spine, bottom of the front panel by the flap fold, and spine heel. Very minor archival restoration present at the defects. A complete and attractive copy, quite uncommon in anything resembling a serviceable jacket.. First Edition. Quarto. Variant binding in limp boards, rather than spiral-bound. 80 plates, consisting exclusively of close-ups of heads, shot in an expressionistic style that belies the simplistic titling of the portraits. Seminal European photobook of the 30s; a highlight of the New Objectivity movement and a consensus highspot. Lerski was also a renowned filmmaker; he worked on Fritz Lang's Metropolis. (Roth 68-69; Parr / Badger, v1, 130-131; Open Book 98-99; Auer 172).

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("V"), to her nephew, Quentin Claudian Stephen Bell

      Brantôme, France, 1931. 2 pp., recto and verso of single sheet of Hotel Moderne stationery. 8vo. Soiled, old folds and tears affecting a few letters. Framed and glazed on both sides. 2 pp., recto and verso of single sheet of Hotel Moderne stationery. 8vo. '... Bloomsbury rampart - opera - ballet - disappointed lovers, & lovers that feed on vapour'. A letter with excellent content, written at the end of Virginia and Leonard Woolf's motor tour through southwestern France in the spring of 1931, addressed to her nephew - and later, biographer - Quentin Bell. Woolf gives news of her travels, quotes a famous maxim of Menander (as delivered to her elderly French innkeeper), mentions Quentin's brother Julian and his father, Clive Bell, waxes ambiguous on Bloomsbury, and wonders whether it might be better to live in the French countryside. In part: "It's all very well, Dearest Claudian, telling me to write instantly, but I have only my natural hand available which you can't read. Also, it thunders & lightens, & the old half-wit grandmother of the proprietor turns to me for confidence. Rassurez-vous, Madame, I say from time to time, those whom the Gods love die young. She thinks this a great joke. Yes, we are on tour ... we are enjoying life and eat pates absolutely mellow and yellow with liver. It's a disgusting taste which I expect we share with the dogs, but for once I like to feel wholly and rabidly canine ... Tomorrow we go ... home - oh dear - to Bloomsbury rampart - opera - ballet - disappointed lovers, & lovers that feed on vapour. I've had lots of confidences lately - a tribute to my grey hair, & Clive has become a misogynist, a tribute to Mary [Hutchinson]. Barbara says she will stay at Monks House this summer - I must scrape poor Julian free from his great Barnacle. Why don't we live here - far lovelier, lovelier far, than Cassis - plains, heights, poplars, vineyards, of a subtlety & distinction like a moth's wing compared with the shell of a lobster ...." 1931 was a momentous year for Woolf. She finished her novel, The Waves, in February, making corrections to it in the spring and summer, before it appeared, to considerable acclaim, in October. Quentin Bell (1910-1996) was, of course, the son of Virginia's sister and fellow member of the Bloomsbury group, Vanessa Bell, who provided outstanding dust-jacket illustrations for a number of Virginia Woolf's books. Quentin Bell's two-volume biography of Woolf was published by the Hogarth Press in 1972.

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        Clothes, An Essay Upon the Nature and Significance of the Natural and Artificial Integuments Worn by Men and Women

      London: Jonathan Cape [Printed by Walter Lewis at the University Press, Cambridge], 1931. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very good +. Gill, Eric. No. 129 of 160, signed by author/artist. Quarter pigskin lettered and ruled in gilt, marbled boards, t.e.g.; signed "Eric G" on the colophon. Illustrations include title page device "Woman Dancing" (P712); "Art and Prudence" (P714); "Clothes as Houses" (P715); "Clothes as Workshops" (P716); "Clothes as Churches and Town Halls" (P717); "Clothes for Special Parts" (P718); "The Tyranny of Tailors" (P719); "Nature and Nakedness" (P720); "Trousers" (P21); and a tailpiece of "Trousers and Spats" (P722). Octavo (7-5/8" x 5-1/4"), pagination: [6], (1-196), [3]. Very good + (or better) with only light toning to edges, faint stain to gutter of Contents page, slightly strained center gutter. Gill 22. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard shipping charge does not always cover costs; please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        The Waves

      London: Hogarth Press, 1931. First edition. 325, [1] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Violet cloth. Fine in very good plus dust-jacket by Vanessa Bell (spine panel somewhat toned, marginal chipping at head, splits along folds). First edition. 325, [1] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Kirkpatrick A16a; Woolmer 279; Connolly 70

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Izofront. Klassovaia Bor'ba na Fronte Prostranstvennykh Iskusstv. Sbornik Statei Ob'edineniia Oktiabr'

      Small 160 pp. chronicle of the short-lived "Oktiabr" Soviet avant-garde art movement, edited by Pavel Novitskii, with scattered illustrations from photographs including collage and photomontage. Some scattered pen notations. 16mo. Typographic embossed cloth board with original printed paper dust jacket, some tears and soiling to dust jacket, red pencil mark. Moscow/Leningrad (OGIZ-IZOGIZ) 1931. "Oktiabr" (full name: October Union of New Forms of Artistic Work) was a Soviet art group founded in Moscow in 1928, and included artists, architects, art critics, filmmakers, and photographers. Their goal was to develop mass propaganda art and help raise Communist consciousness by introducing artistic principles into everyday life and industrial production processes. They organized just two exhibitions, one held in Leningrad in 1928 and the other in Moscow in 1930. The group disbanded in 1932.

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        The Adventures of Mickey Mouse Story and Illustrations by Staff of Walt Disney Studio Book I

      Philadelphia: David McKay Company, , 1931. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in grey morocco, titles to spine in silver, pictorial onlay of Mickey Mouse to front board, twin rule to turn-ins in silver, mickey mouse pictorial endpapers, gilt edges. 32 colour illustrations, one to each page including title recto and verso. A fine copy. First edition, first printing, of the first Mickey Mouse picture book.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Canigó. Llegenda Pirenayca Del Temps De La Reconquista. Il.lustrada Per Maurici De Vassal Amb 12 Gravats a L'aigua-fort Per R. G. C.

      Orbis, Barcelona 1931 - 240pp. - 1 h. - y 12 láminas, exquisitos grabados originales al aguafuerte. También grabados en cabeza de capítulo a varias tintas . =Edición de sólo 300 ejemplares, nuestro ejemplar uno de los 100 destinados al mercado americano. nº56. =Encuadernación única en pergamino ilustrada a mano a varias tintas. Corte superior dorado y decorado con flores rojas. =Realmente un libro encantador por sus ilustraciones y su formato. Size: 34 x 26 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        40 Wonders of the World; 40 Inventions of the World.

      New York: A. Knapp,, 1931. Double-sided circular volvelle (254 mm diameter), with 2 colour-lithograph wheels (221 mm diameter) attached via brass pin to central dial, die-cut windows, text around periphery and appearing in the windows. Lightly toned, a bit of rubbing to extremities. A very good and bright example. First edition, thus, of this scarce and delightful double volvelle tracing the great inventions and wonders of the world. On the Inventions side the die-cut images each reveal the general use of the invention, where invented, when invented, name of the inventor, dates, and birthplace. The inventions include the telegraph, x-rays, lightning rod, rigid airship, and more. The Wonders of the World includes description, discovered or built by, original purpose, present use, and location. These monuments include the Taj Mahal, Stonehedge, Statue of Liberty, The Pyramids of Egypt, Niagara Falls, and more. "Colorful composition integrates typography and illustration to create a dynamically interwoven narrative." (Helfand 84)

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Il Club Dei Simpatici


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        Technique du coup d'état

      Grasset 1931 - - Grasset, Paris 1931, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale de la traduction française, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Envoi autographe signé de Curzio Malaparte à Ernest Charles. Dos légèrement jauni et comportant une petite déchirure recollée en pied, plats très légèrement et marginalement salis. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition of the French translation, one of the review copies service. Autographed autograph dedication of the author of Curzio Malaparte to Ernest Charles. Back slightly yellowed and with a small tear glued to the foot, flat very slightly and marginally soiled. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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      London: Phillip Allan. 1931. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Publisher's black cloth with green titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Avery good or better copy, the binding square and firm, the contents spotted to the text block edge and prelims otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the rubbed, nicked and spine toned dustwrapper which has several short closed tears but little in the way of loss. Correctly priced 8s 6d net to the spine. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        The Joy of Cooking

      St. Louis: A. C. Clayton Printing Co, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. About Very Good. Light fraying to cloth at corners and spine ends, cloth a bit soiled and stained. Edge of page block flecked with stains, pages toned with an occasional small stain. Rear inner hinge shows a 2.5-inch split at the gutter with webbing visible but intact. Initially self-published by the author with a small print run of 3,000 copies, this classic has gone on to become the most published cookbook in America. Adorned with charming illustrations by the author's daughter, Marion.

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        Dorothy's Wedding

      Sidgwick and Jackson, Limited 1931 - First edition in its original jacket with a price of 7s. 6d. net on the spine. A very nice copy in a jacket with a bit of wear and fading. Blank endpapers. Rare [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Converting Old Houses into New Brick Homes

      Brick Manufacturers Association, Philadelphia 1931 - First edition. 23, [1] leaves. Mimeograph leaves printed rectos only in unprinted bradbound folder. 27 inserted real photographs of houses, mostly in the suburbs of the Philadelphia metropolitan area including Haddonfield, Westmont, Haddon Heights, Drexel Hill, Pennsauken, etc. Glue used to insert the photos has offset a bit, else near fine. A laboriously handmade brochure, this is stated as "set # 42," presumably few were produced. Treatise on providing older clapboard sided homes with brick fronts. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Motor Sport Magazine

      89 - London - Wesley J Tee, Motor Sport Ltd., 1931 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. A long run of Brooklands Gazette Motor-Sport magazine. Comprising of from Volume VIII No. 1 (November 1st 1931) to Volume LXV No. 12 (December 1989). The majority of volumes have their indices bound in at the front of the volume. Volumes XVII onwards have been bound in with the original magazine covers. The internals of all volumes are for the most part in excellent condition. There is a separate ring-bound volume comprisingof Motor Sport Indices 1947-83, produced by C A Winder, Harrogate, dated 1991. In uniform black cloth bindings. Motor Sport magazine began in July 1924 when the Brooklands Gazette was first published. The work was soon renamed the Motor Sport and is considered to be the authoritative voice on the motor racing world. The editor of the magazine from 1936-1991 was Bill Boddy. Boddy penned much of the history of British race track Brooklands. Condition: In uniform cloth bindings. Externally, generally smart. Bumping to the head and tail of spines. Patches of light rubbing to the head and tail of spines also. Volume 8 and 11 spines have faded. Split to the cloth at rear joint of volume 10 resulting in the backstrip lifting. Gilt stamping to volumes 8-27 are somewhat faded. Slightly heavier rubbing to the joints of volume 28. A few small spots of white ink to the spine of volume 53. Rear board to volume 53 is warped. Damp staining to the spine and boards of volume 48. Lighter patches of damp staining to the boards of volumes 40, 43, 44, 61 and 63 Otherwise a few light marks to boards. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are generally bright. Some of the older volumes have slight age toning to edges due to paper used. Scattered spotsto the endpapers and just the occasional spots to pages. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        The Unknown War: The Eastern Front

      New York: Scribner, 1931. hardcover. fine. Frontispiece photo, maps, including large color folding map. 8vo, handsomely rebound in 3/4 maroon morocco, marbled boards, g.t. New York: Scribner, 1931. First American Edition. Fine.

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        Thesaurus Linguae Latinae. Editus iussu et auctoriatate consiliia ab Academiis Societatibusque diversarum nationum electi, Volumen 5, Pars altera: E.

      Leipzig, Teubner, 1931-1953. - 2134 Spalten. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit Signatur und Stempel. Bibliothekseinband, Papier nachgedunkelt, keine Einträge. Guter Zustand la Gewicht in Gramm: 4100 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Wind in the Willows

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd,, 1931. Large octavo. Original green cloth-backed grey boards, white paper label to spine printed black, spare label bound in at rear. With the dust jacket. Housed in a custom green flat-backed folding case. Illustrated throughout by E. H. Shepard. An excellent, unopened copy in the jacket, just faintly toned to spine and edges of panels. Signed limited edition, number 45 of 200 large paper copies signed by both Grahame and Shepard. Wind in the Willows was first published in 1908 with only a frontispiece for illustration, and Shepard, well-known by then for his illustrations of A. A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh series, was asked to illustrate a new edition, following on from Milne's popular adaptation of the book for stage, Toad of Toad Hall. In 1931 Shepard visited Grahame at his house in Pangbourne to make sketches, and at their first meeting Grahame said to him, "I love these little people, be kind to them". Shepard's classic illustrations of anthropomorphized animals render this the most popular version of the book even today.

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        Dizionario del Risorgimento nazionale. Dalle origini a Roma capitale. Fatti e persone

      Milano: Vallardi, 1931-1937. Quattro tomi in cinque volumi, per circa 3700 pagine totali. 26x18 cm.Rilegatura in piena tela, leggeremente allentata. Dorsi leggermente scoloriti, con tasselli; parzialmente staccati quelli del secondo e terzo volume. Suddiviso in due tomi il primo volume ("I fatti").  Interni molto buoni, con lievi bruniture, più accentuate ai margini. Numerose illustrazioni in nero nel testo. [M107] Monumentale opera dedicata a personaggi, fatti e luoghi del Risorgimento italiano, con migliaia di voci e centinaia di immagini. Di gran lunga la più completa bibliografia mai pubblicata sul tema.

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        Bibliothek der Kirchenväter - eine Auswahl patristischer Werke in deutscher Übersetzung in 62 Bänden ( 61 Bände Texte und ein Generalregister Band 1/2 in einem Band )

      Verlag Kösel & Pustet in München 1926 bis 1931 - 62 Bände - so vollständig ( 61 Bände und ein Registerband ) in Halbpergament gebunden in sehr gutem bis gutem Erhaltungsstand, jpg verfügbar / jpg available / jpg possible [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, 1931. First edition. Fine/Very Good +. A lovely, Fine copy of the book with a previous owner's bookplate on the front paste-down, otherwise crisp, bright and untouched. In a Very Good+ to Near Fine dust jacket with the spine panel a bit toned and two clean tears on the rear panel, without loss (the larger about an inch long). Completely unrepaired and unrestored, and presenting very well. This copy with grey pattern on the magenta end-papers, and price of $2.50 on the bottom of the front flap. Faulkner's controversial prohibition era novel was a commercial and critical success; and along with his novels The Sound and the Fury and As I Lay Dying, Sanctuary led to his Nobel Prize for literature in 1949. "The theme of Sanctuary is the discovery of reality with the concomitant discovery of evil...instead of victory and moral vindication, [the characters] receive a stunning kind of defeat...the traditional society has given place to a modern world in which amoral power is almost nakedly present" (Brooks). A stirring exploration of the modern world and the fall of men. Fine in Very Good + dust jacket.

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        Technique du coup d'état

      first edition of the French translation, one of the review copies service.Autographed autograph dedication of the author of Curzio Malaparte to Ernest Charles.Back slightly yellowed and with a small tear glued to the foot, flat very slightly and marginally soiled. Grasset Paris 1931 12x19cm broché

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      TYPIS REGIAE OFFICINAE POLYGRAPHICAE, ROMA 1931 - SCRIPTORES GRAECI ET LATINI LATINO Due volumi numerati, ns copia n. XIX, pagine in buonissimo stato di conservazione, fioritura ai tagli, rilegature editoriali in tutta tela, con titoli d'oro ai piatti anteriori e con simbolo fascio littorio a quelli posteriori, con usura e strappetti ai bordi, strappo lungo il dorso del vol.I, con sottile fioritura e con massive mancanze di colore, adesivi ai piedi

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        Die Leiden des jungen Werthers. Kupferstiche von J. Buckland Wright.

      Maastricht, Die Halcyon Presse, 1931. Original richly gilt full morocco, signed Louis Malcorps, with a vignette (on upper and lower cover) by John Buckland Wright. 258 p. Top gilt. With 12 copper engravings by John Buckland Wright (all signed). Handset from J. van Krimpen's Romanée and printed in 140 numbered copies. Colophon signed by the publisher, A.A.M. Stols. Spine very slightly discolored, a little wear on the ribs, tiny brown stains on lower cover.l Although 125 + 15 deluxe copies of this majestic edition have been printed, according to Van Dijk (p. 134) only 56 sets of copper engravings were issued, 16 on Japanese paper and 40 on wove Pannekoek paper. Because the 15 copies on Japanese paper each contained an extra set of engravings on Pannekoek, only 25 of the 'ordinary' copies were issued with the copper engravings. Halcyon 4. Van Dijk 241.

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        Die Schlafwandler. Band 1: Pasenow oder Die Romantik 1888. Band 2: Esch oder Die Anarchie 1903. Band 3: Huguenau oder Die Sachlichkeit 1918. 3 Bände.

      München und Zürich, Rhein-Verlag, -1932. 1931 - 4 Bll., 275 SS.; 4 Bll., 325 SS.; 4 Bll., 545 SS. Ogln.bde. mit goldgepr. Deckel- und RTitel. Wilpert-G. 204,3; Bolbecher / Kaiser: Lexikon der österreichischen Exilliteratur, Seiten 321-322 (zu Franz Horch). - Erstausgabe der Romantrilogie. - Mit einer handschriftlichen Widmung und Unterschrift von Hermann Broch. Der Text der Widmung lautet: Franz Horch in freundschaftlich - dankbarer Erinnerung des 4. Junis 1933 und verbunden zu weiteren gemeinsamen Siegen. Diese Widmung dürfte sich auf die Lesung aus den Schlafwandlern an diesem Tag beziehen, welche von Radio Wien (?) ausgestrahlt wurde. - Alle drei Bände gut erhalten und sauber, es liegt der vierseitige Verlagsprospekt bei, auf welchem auch "Ulysses" von James Joyce beworben wird. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Original Photograph of David Livingstone's Last Surviving Personal Servant and Friend, Freed from Slavery by Livingstone in 1871, Matthew Wellington, His Birth Name Chemgwimbe, Together with Members of His Family, in Front of His Home.

      Frere Town (near Mombasa), 1931. Original photograph of David Livingstone's last surviving personal servant and friend, freed from slavery by Livingstone in 1871, Matthew Wellington, his birth name Chemgwimbe, together with members of his family, in front of his home. Manuscript annotations to verso describe the scene, place, year, and some of the provenance. One gelatin silver print photograph mounted onto ivory cardstock matting. Image measures 20,5 x 15,5 cm. Matte measures approximately 25 x 30,5 cm. Mild age-toning to matte, otherwise in Very Good Condition, a rare photograph, suitable for framing. Provenance: "Given to W. McGregor & Isabel Roos, who organised an appeal, in Britain for funds to support Matthew Wellington in his old age." The elderly man seated in the forefront of this image is Chemgwimbe, born circa 1840-1846 into a Yao tribe, taken from his native village as a youth and sold into slavery in exchange for a roll of cloth. While onboard a Portuguese ship, having been sold again to an Arab slave trader, he and the others in captivity, were liberated by the British cruiser Thetis. He was placed under the care of the Church Missionary Society, and through this organization, he ultimately became a faithful and leading servant of David Livingstone, being one of the men who persevered and risked their lives to transport the explorer's body to the coast, so that his final resting place would be in England. After his rescue, Chemgwimbe adopted the English name Matthew Wellington, by which he better known today. He outlived Livingstone by some sixty years, but contributed greatly to the same missionary society. He died in 1935 in Frere Town, where the present photograph was taken only four years before. The present photograph was taken after Wellington received delivery of a proper hospital-type bed and other simple furnishings, so that he could live his final few years with some degree of comfort and dignity. This image does not appear in online sources, and a general search of institution libraries produces no findings. A scarce image which seems to be unpublished, perhaps a one-off, this appears to be the only known copy of this photograph.. Photo.

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        Le ali della guerra

      Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S. p. A. - Milano, 1931. ITALIANO 0,73 Volume degli anni '30 in ottimo stato, coperta illustrata in tessuto, illustrazione di Cisari, caratteri ed elementi grafici dorati in bassorilievo su piatto anteriore e dorso, bordo e punte leggermente consumati, macchia d'umidità, fioritura sparsa, punta inferiore del piatto anteriore con lieve ammaccatura, tagli e margini delle pagine poco bruniti. III tavole con tabelle. Fa parte della Collezione Italiana di diari, memorie studi e documenti per servire alla storia della guerra del mondo, diretta da Angelo Gatti. USATO

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      Bobbs-Merrill, US 1931 - THE CAPE COD MYSTERY by PHOEBE ATWOOD TAYLOR- 1st ed Bobbs-Merrill- VG with flaws (rubbing on bottom- small tear on top of spine -summery pasted to inside of cover) still and all a tight-bright copy of an important book. 1st Asey Mayo-authors 1st book- Haycraft-Queen cornerstone title. NO DJ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Prismes, 40 Planches de Dessins et Coloris Nouveaux.

      Paris Editions d'Art Charles Moreau 1931 - Folio (33 x 25.2 cm). Title, 40 colour pochoir plates on woven paper. Loose as issued in original folio with paper covered boards, lithograph cover, cloth covered spine and ribbon ties. Fine complete example of Séguy's final work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Photo Album]: 1930s New York Skyline

      , 1931. 1931. Near Fine. Oblong small quarto. Measuring 11" x 8.25". Cord-tied paper over boards. 53 gelatin silver images most measuring around 4.25" x 3.5" and mounted with corners, one or two to the page, with a few a bit larger. Uncaptioned (we took a couple of the images out of the corners and could find no information on the backs, but were unwilling to do so with all of them). Overall fine. While the photographer is unknown we can date the images to 1931 based on the scaffolding seen around the Waldorf-Astoria Towers in several photos. The shots were taken from several vantage points around the city including Central Park (looking across or out from the park) and from boat in the East and Hudson Rivers. A splendid compilation of images of the New York skyline, many of the building shrouded with fog or smog, several taken at night, a few from the harbor, one with a dirigible above the city, and most of them strikingly impressionistic.

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        L' italiana in Algeri Dramma giocoso in due atti

      A. Barion Editore, 1931. ITALIANO 0,02 Fascicolo spillato in carta leggera. Pagine in buono stato con bruniture, così ai tagli. USATO

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        Le Chemin de Fer Metropolitain de Paris

      PARIS METRO. Le Chemin de Fer Metropolitain de Paris. 67 pp. With 13 coloured plates (statistics, diagrams, plans), 4 coloured plates (after drawings by R.Ménager) and numerous photo illustrations in the text. Folio, original silver boards, with coloured decorations. [Paris: Ateliers ABC, 1931]. |~||~||~||~| A very desirable publication published to mark the opening of the 8th "undergroundline," from the centre of Paris to Port de Picpus & Charenton, with which one could also reach the 1931 Expo Coloniale Internationale. Background information on the history of the Paris Metro, illustrated with fine photographs of the work in progress, stations, coaches, etc. In a fine Art Deco typography, especially notable in the covers, chapter headings, title page and endpapers.

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        The Long Christmas Dinner and Other Plays in One Act

      NY: Coward-McCann, 1931, 1931. FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPY. 1 vol., publisher's original stamped brown cloth binding, with the original DJ, DJ not price clipped. Inscribed on the front blank endleaf "For Martin & Mrs. Seluitze (?) 1931 with all the best of their friend Thornton - University of Chicago March 1932." Spine slightly sunned otherwise VG, DJ chipped and worn, spine complete, GOOD-.

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