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        The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

      Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1931. Hardcover. Orig. quarter brown niger and decorated boards. 4 vols. Teg. Near fine. Gil, Eric. Folio, 32 x 20 cm. Limited edition, copy 355 of 485 (15 copies on vellum) Printed by Moira and Robert Gibbings in Caslon Old Face on Batchelor hand-made paper with Cockerel watermark. Printed in red, black and blue. The text follows the Oxford Univ. Press edition edited by the Rev. Walter W. Skeat. Bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. This work is one of the most notable produced by the Golden Cockerel Press. The plethora of Gill engravings: decorated borders, tailpieces, line-fillings, illustrations with initials are detailed in SKELTON, p.461. CHANTICLEER 63. "It should not worry anyone if he finds that the native dyed niger bindings vary in hue. Variation is a feature of all native art." We can attest the variation here is less than minimal. GILL 281. Text is exceptionally bright, clean and fresh; no markings, bookplates, etc.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        The Iliad [and] Odyssey

      [London:] The Nonesuch Press,, 1931. 2 works, tall octavo. Original orange niger, raised bands within blind rules to spines, twin gilt fillets to head and foot, second compartments gilt-lettered direct, 2-line gilt frame to sides, single fillet gilt to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in the original marbled slipcases. Title pages printed in red and black with engraved hoplite vignettes, vignette chapter headings printed in red and black throughout. Publisher's advice slip "On first looking into Pope's Homer" laid in. Mild spotting and soiling to spines and sides, spine of the Odyssey slightly darkened, remains an excellent, fresh set, both works partly unopened. First Nonesuch editions, number 610 of 1450 copies and 89 of 1300 copies respectively. The Greek text is printed in parallel with the English translation of Alexander Pope, which was first published in 1725.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Iliad & The Odyssey Translated by Alexander Pope

      London: Nonesuch Press, 1931 Original orange niger moroccan bindings with raised bands within blind rules to spines. Twin gilt fillets to head and foot with second compartments gilt-lettered direct, 2-line gilt frame to sides, single fillet gilt to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in the original marbled slipcases in matching marbled paper, in good+ condition. Title pages printed in red and black with engraved hoplite vignettes, vignette chapter headings printed in red and black throughout. Publisher's advice slip "On first looking into Pope's Homer" laid in. Mild spotting and soiling to spines and sides, scratches on spine of the Iliad (see photos), spines darkened (possibly treated), remains an excellent, fresh set. First Nonesuch editions. Both volumes are limited and numbered: 1195 of 1450 and 477 of 1300, respectively.

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        Investment and Speculation.

      New York: Henry Holt and Company,, 1931. Studies of Modern Movements and Basic Principles. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, publisher's device blind-stamped to front board. With the publisher's order form laid in. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. Extremities gently rubbed, boards a little cockled and marked, a couple of spots to contents, otherwise an excellent copy. First edition, first printing, of the best-selling post-Depression common stocks analysis written by two leading financial experts, which includes the often quoted statement, "Common stocks, as such, are not superior to bonds as long term investments, because primarily they are not investments at all. They are speculations" (p. 55). Chamberlain and Hay conclude that only bonds could be considered stable investments. Chamberlain, an investment banker, was also the author of the equally successful book, Principles of Bond Investments (1911).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Boy.

      1931 - Boriswood 1931. 8vo., original buckram with leather spine label. Label chipped and rubbed, boards slightly sunned and spotted, otherwise a very good copy. First edition, limited edition of 145 numbered copies sisgned by the author and 15 copies for presentation. This copy in addition to being signed on the limitation leaf, is signed on the front free endpaper and also inscribed "To Michel with love James Hanley." The recipient of this copy was Michel Faure who resided in London in the sixties and worked for the BBC. He wrote a French series for TV called Bonjour Françoise and had the same agent as James Hanley, hence they became good friends Originally published at London in 1931 in an edition of 145 copies for subscribers only, Boy is "an appalling story of sexual violence on board ship" (ODNB) related by its eponymous cabin-boy. When in 1934 it was issued in a cheap edition, copies were seized by the police and the book was successfully prosecuted for obscenity. The jacket of the first US carries a puff by T. E. Lawrence quoted from a letter to the author, "Boy is very remarkable." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        20 Grabados en Madera. Cuba

      1931 - Serie completa de 20 xilografías publicadas por Maroto en octubre 1931 tras su visita a Cuba. Muy rara e importante. 27,3 x 21,3 cm cada prueba. No conserva la carpeta original. Están en una nueva y en muy buen estado [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue of the Leonard Gow Collection of Chinese Porcelain.

      London: George W. Jones,, 1931. Large quarto (320 x 240 mm). Original orange niger by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, raised bands to spine, ruled in brown either side, title to second compartment and date to foot gilt, gilt crest to front board, broad turn-ins ruled in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. 86 photographic plates in colour and monochrome, numbered 1-85 (number 48 used twice), one folding, all with tissue-guards captioned in red; title page and section headings in "Civilité" type in the style of Robert Granjon, woodcut floral borders after a design attributed to Granjon, rubricated figurative initials. Spine slightly faded, a few scuffs to raised bands, ring-mark to front board, a few other spots, a hint of rubbing to corners, tan-burn to endpapers from turn-ins, tissue-guard for plate 45 slightly creased, contents very crisp and fresh. A very good copy. First edition, number 46 of 300 copies signed by Gow on the colophon leaf. Gow (1859-1936), a Scottish shipping magnate, amassed an exceptional collection of Chinese porcelain, mainly from the Kangxi period (1661-1722), which he kept at Camis Eskan, his country house in Helensburgh on Loch Lomond. The collection "gained international recognition through a series of ten articles by R. L. Hobson in Burlington Magazine and through Hobson's catalogue, which Gow published privately in a limited edition of three hundred copies in 1931 … Just months after his death in 1936, an exhibition of Gow's entire collection was held at Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery in Glasgow. Alfred H. Caspary of New York purchased the greater part of Gow's collection of Chinese porcelain in 1937 and bequeathed more than four hundred pieces to the Philadelphia Museum of Art as the Alfred and Margaret Caspary Memorial Gift in 1955. Sotheby's auctioned the remained of Gow's Chinese collection in 1943" (Freer Sackler, online). Hobson (1872-1941) was keeper of ceramics and ethnographer at the British Museum from 1921, and keeper of oriental antiquities from 1934 to 1938. Copies of his catalogue have also been noted in red cloth and in pigskin.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Juristische Wochenschrift - 1931 bis 1938 komplett je Jahrgang 3 Bände + 1939 (Seiten 1-784) (25 BÄNDE)

      W. Moeser Buchhandlung, Leipzig, Berlin 1931 - Gewebe (Grüner Leinen). Zustand: Gut gering bis leicht gebräunt (Innen); Bibliotheksex. ohne Klebestreifenrest (Außen) - nur Besitzerstempel (Innen); Schnitt oben schwarz / Kopffarbschnitt; Einband Außen hat leichte Gebrauchsspuren; Ist meistens nur gering bis leicht berieben / bestoßen; 45000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gebrauchtbücherlogistik H.J. Lauterbach]
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        Under The North Pole. TheWilkins-Ellsworth Submarine Expedition.

      [New York]. Brewer, Warren & Putnam. 1931.. Near Fine. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s) 8vo. 24.5cm, first limited edition, 347p., limited to 275 numbered copies, on rag paper, this being numbered 214, signed by Wilkins& Sloan Danehhower, frontis portrait being a tipped in studio photograph made by Hal Phyfe for this edition & 38 plates and illustrations from photographs, bound in half blue cloth and grey paper over boards, full gilt spine decorations and titles, t.e.g., very good to fine. (cgc) Signed to Lorna Maitland, who was engaged to Wilkins. Maitland was engaged to Wilkins in London in 1925. Wilkins broke off the engagement when he married Suzanne Bennett in 1929. Wilkins and Maitland corresponded long after he was married. A.B. 19493. Account of the background and plans to explore the Arctic basin north of Spitsbergen in the submarine "Nautilus". Includes chapters by Stefansson, Simon Lake and Sloan Danenhower. One of the few books written about an expedition before it took place. .

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        Foundations of Modern Art. With TLS by Ozenfant.

      New York: Brewer, Warren and Putnam, 1931.(). 4to. xv, 323, [2] pp., illus. in black & white. Translated by John Rodker. With interesting one-page TLS from Ozenfant to James Eakle, Madigan Convalescents Hospital, dated November 21, 1945 and accompanying program for Ozenfant's School of Fine Arts. Book is very good in original green cloth, hinge slightly loose, spine ends worn, some fading, without dust jacket; letter and program are folded with some tears in original worn envelope.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Plakate. 11 Fotos von ausgeführten Plakaten v. Z. Eibenschütz.

      Wien - London, 1931 - 1936. 4°. o. Pag. Priv. Lwd. der Zeit, bedruckt. Plakate für den Hagenbund, für die Architekturausstellung Wien 1931, für die Passionsspiele Erl 1933, weiters für Shell-Oil, Standard Oil, Bootswerft Rasmussen, Union-Castle-Line, Imperial Airways, London-Films (H. G. Wells - Things to come). - Mappe fleckig, beiliegend noch drei Dias. - Alle Plakate sind datiert. - Cover spotty, additional three slides. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Architektur

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        Triumphal March

      [London: Faber & Faber, 1931. First edition, one of 2,000 copies, published three weeks before the limited edition. Frontispiece by E. McKnight Kauffer. [4] pp. 8vo. Original wrappers illustrated by Kauffer. Faint fingersoiling to wrappers, fine. First edition, one of 2,000 copies, published three weeks before the limited edition. Frontispiece by E. McKnight Kauffer. [4] pp. 8vo. Eliot family copy, inscribed to his niece. First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by Eliot to his niece on page [4]: for/Theodora Eliot Smith/from T. S. Eliot/[underlined]." Theodora Eliot Smith (1904-1992) was the daughter of Eliot's sister Charlotte. Gallup A19a

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        DOMINIQUE

      L.CARTERET, Paris. 1931 - Tiré à 200 exemplaires numérotés, ornés de 38 eaux-fortes originales par Henri Jourdain, dont le frontispice hors texte et une vignette de couverture. EXEMPLAIRE NOMINATIF imprimé pour monsieur ANDRE JOURDAIN , avec deux suites (eauxfortes pures et avant la lettre en noir). enrichi d'une AQUARELLE ORIGINALE SIGNÉE [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        These Thirteen (13).

      Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, New York 1931 - First edition of Faulkner's first collection of stories. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, blue topstain. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. A very sharp example. Appearing two years after The Sound and the Fury, Faulkner's These 13 was issued on September 13, 1931 while he was writing the novel Light in August. These 13 won early praise as a collection of stories that "are, for the most part, Faulkner novels in miniature," with A Rose For Emily highlighted as "one of the strongest" tales, and That Evening Sun as "perhaps the most perfect story in the collection." Faulkner is "the latest star in the American literary firmament. This collection of his short stories in unreservedly recommended" (New York Times). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        BONERS

      SEUSS. (SEUSS,DR.)illus. BONERS: being a collection of schoolboy wisdom. NY: Viking 1931 (1931). 12mo, red cloth, 102p., fine in chipped dust wrapper with a closed tear. First edition of SEUSS'S FIRST BOOK! Illustrated with many humorous black and whites by Seuss to accompany funny mistakes made in the classroom by aspiring scholars.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Catalogue of the Leonard Gow Collection of Chinese Porcelain.

      London: George W. Jones, 1931 - Large quarto (320 x 240 mm). Original orange niger by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, raised bands to spine, ruled in brown either side, title to second compartment and date to foot gilt, gilt crest to front board, broad turn-ins ruled in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Spine slightly faded, a few scuffs to raised bands, ring-mark to front board, a few other spots, a hint of rubbing to corners, tan-burn to endpapers from turn-ins, tissue-guard for plate 45 slightly creased, contents very crisp and fresh. A very good copy. 86 photographic plates in colour and monochrome, numbered 1-85 (number 48 used twice), one folding, all with tissue-guards captioned in red; title page and section headings in "Civilité" type in the style of Robert Granjon, woodcut floral borders after a design attributed to Granjon, rubricated figurative initials. First edition, number 46 of 300 copies signed by Gow on the colophon leaf. Gow (1859-1936), a Scottish shipping magnate, amassed an exceptional collection of Chinese porcelain, mainly from the Kangxi period (1661-1722), which he kept at Camis Eskan, his country house in Helensburgh on Loch Lomond. The collection "gained international recognition through a series of ten articles by R. L. Hobson in Burlington Magazine and through Hobson's catalogue, which Gow published privately in a limited edition of three hundred copies in 1931 Just months after his death in 1936, an exhibition of Gow's entire collection was held at Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery in Glasgow. Alfred H. Caspary of New York purchased the greater part of Gow's collection of Chinese porcelain in 1937 and bequeathed more than four hundred pieces to the Philadelphia Museum of Art as the Alfred and Margaret Caspary Memorial Gift in 1955. Sotheby's auctioned the remained of Gow's Chinese collection in 1943" (Freer Sackler, online). Hobson (1872-1941) was keeper of ceramics and ethnographer at the British Museum from 1921, and keeper of oriental antiquities from 1934 to 1938. Copies of his catalogue have also been noted in red cloth and in pigskin. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Symbole der Schöpfung. Ein Versuch, in den Offenbarungen der Natur zu lesen

      Verlag der Christengemeinschaft, Stuttgart 1931 - 8° 150 S., Rudolf Steiner, Anthroposophie. Rudolf Steiner, Anthroposophie Orig.-Broschur mit goldgepr. Titel Rücken aufgehellt, oberes Kapital leicht bestoßen, Teile des Orig.-Umschlages jeweils a. Innendeckel angeheftet, gutes Exemplar dieses seltenen Werkes [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        MISE EN PAGE. THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF LAY-OUT

      The Studio Ltd, London/New York 1931 - Quarto in yellow and black hardcovers with case; VG/G; spine in black cloth with yellow letters; spine on case was repaired with scotch tape; moderate soiling on case and book; front end pages with soiled gutter and previous owner's signature; binding slightly loosening; a couple of cut-outs wrinkled; contains 11 types of description of the laying-out process in French at the end of the book; other content and illustrations all described in English; in good condition; a classic of French graphic arts design; shelved in Case # 9; IR consignment. Dupont. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books, ABAA]
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        The Iliad

      The Nonesuch Press, London 1931 - [2], 926pp, [4], original niger morocco, raised bands, spine in six panels, title and author lettered direct to second panel, covers with double fillet border, t.e.g., marbled endpapers. Spine slightly faded, staining to covers (as often), internally quite bright and clean. With the slip advising on the opening of the book, without slipcase. Number 596 of 925 copies for sale in the UK, with another 525 copies for sale in the US. Title in red and black, parallel English and Greek text. Dreyfus 72 Size: 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of an Infantry Officer (signed by author & artist)

      Faber & Faber, 1931. 1st edition thus. Hardcover. This is no 209 of 300 copies only for sale, signed by both Sassoon and Freedman on the limitation page. Original pictorial vellum from a Freedman illustration, coloured pictorial endpapers, beautifully clean pages, deckle edges as issued, 15 full-page colour paintings and numerous line drawings by Freedman. In a fine dustwrapper, with just one small nick to the top front corner. With the very scarce original illustrated slipcase, which is still sturdy but a little abraded at the extremities, with a couple of small tape repairs on the corners. An extremely nice copy of the scarce, limited, illustrated edition of Sassoon's classic autobiographical novel of life in the First World War, the second in his 'Sherston' trilogy.

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        Memoirs of an Infantry Officer. With Illustrations by Barnett Freedman. 320 COPIES WERE PRINTED

      Faber and Faber, 1931. 8vo., First English Illustrated (Limited) Edition, on English hand-made paper, with a coloured frontispiece, monochrome vignettes on title and half-title, 15 coloured plates, numerous monochrome illustrations and decorations in the text and coloured pictorial endpapers; parchment over pictorial designs and lettering, gilt top, uncut, parchment lightly clouded and chipped (without material loss) at head and tail of backstrip else a very good, bright, clean copy. EDITION LIMITED TO 320 COPIES (300 FOR SALE) SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND ARTIST (THIS COPY NO. 248). The publisher's dustwrapper and slip-case are not present with this copy. Keynes, A33e.

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        Boy.

      Boriswood 1931. 8vo., original buckram with leather spine label. Label chipped and rubbed, boards slightly sunned and spotted, otherwise a very good copy. First edition, limited edition of 145 numbered copies sisgned by the author and 15 copies for presentation. This copy in addition to being signed on the limitation leaf, is signed on the front free endpaper and also inscribed "To Michel with love James Hanley." The recipient of this copy was Michel Faure who resided in London in the sixties and worked for the BBC. He wrote a French series for TV called Bonjour Françoise and had the same agent as James Hanley, hence they became good friends Originally published at London in 1931 in an edition of 145 copies for subscribers only, Boy is "an appalling story of sexual violence on board ship" (ODNB) related by its eponymous cabin-boy. When in 1934 it was issued in a cheap edition, copies were seized by the police and the book was successfully prosecuted for obscenity. The jacket of the first US carries a puff by T. E. Lawrence quoted from a letter to the author, "Boy is very remarkable..."

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        AN ESSAY ON TYPOGRAPHY. (Jacket cover title: PRINTING AND PIETY: AN ESSAY ON LIFE AND WORKS IN THE ENGLAND OF 1931, & PARTICULARLY TYPOGRAPHY)

      Printed by René Hague and Eric Gill for Mssrs. Sheed & Ward, London, Pigotts 1931 - 200 x 130 mm. (8 x 5 1/4"). 2 p.l., 120, [1] pp. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 500 COPIES, SIGNED BY GILL AND HAGUE. Original rose-colored buckram, flat spine with gilt titling, edges untrimmed. In original printed (price-clipped) dust jacket. With author's "St. Thomas' hands" device on title page, woodcut printer's device in colophon, and several facsimiles of calligraphy in the text. Gill 21. Jacket slightly soiled, spine with a hint of darkening, and trivial creasing along the top, but an extremely good jacket with all imperfections very minor, and the volume itself in virtually mint condition. This is clearly a book to be read by typophiles, but its strongly stated opinions range widely, as is suggested by the dust jacket title ("Printing & Piety: an Essay on Life and Works in the England of 1931, & Particularly Typography"). Among other things, the book says that although "industrialism has now won an almost complete victory, the handicrafts are not killed, & they cannot be quite killed because they meet an inherent, indestructible, permanent need in human nature. . . . The two worlds can see one another distinctly and without recrimination, both recognizing what is good in the other--the power of industrialism, the humanity of craftsmanship. . . . Handicraft standards are as absurd for mechanised industry as machine standards are absurd for the craftsman. The application of these principles to the making of letters and the making of books is the special business of this book." Glaister describes our author, Eric Gill (1882-1940), as "an English craftsman, engraver, type designer, sculptor, and philosopher whose influence on contemporary book production has been profound and world wide." Gill studied lettering as a young man under Edward Johnston, then for five years beginning in 1905 designed and engraved title pages and initials for the Cranach Press. Later, he did a great deal of woodcut illustration for private press publications, especially the Golden Cockerel Press (including memorable work for the famous "Four Gospels," "Troilus and Criseyde," and "Canterbury Tales"). René Hague was Gill's son-in-law and business partner. This is clearly a book to be read by typophiles, but its strongly stated opinions range widely, as is suggested by the dust jacket title ("Printing & Piety: an Essay on Life and Works in the England of 1931, & Particularly Typography"). Among other things, the book says that although "industrialism has now won an almost complete victory, the handicrafts are not killed, & they cannot be quite killed because they meet an inherent, indestructible, permanent need in human nature. . . . The two worlds can see one another distinctly and without recrimination, both recognizing what is good in the other--the power of industrialism, the humanity of craftsmanship. . . . Handicraft standards are as absurd for mechanised industry as machine standards are absurd for the craftsman. The application of these principles to the making of letters and the making of books is the special business of this book." Glaister describes our author, Eric Gill (1882-1940), as "an English craftsman, engraver, type designer, sculptor, and philosopher whose influence on contemporary book production has been profound and world wide." Gill studied lettering as a young man under Edward Johnston, then for five years beginning in 1905 designed and engraved title pages and initials for the Cranach Press. Later, he did a great deal of woodcut illustration for private press publications, especially the Golden Cockerel Press (including memorable work for the famous "Four Gospels," "Troilus and Criseyde," and "Canterbury Tales"). René Hague was Gill's son-in-law and business partner. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 500 COPIES, SIGNED BY GILL AND HAGUE.

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        Albenkonvolut mit Theateraufführungen: Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, Theater am Kurfürstendamm Berlin, Theater am Schiffbauerdamm Berlin, Volksbühne Berlin, Deutsches Künstlertheater Berlin, Schauspielhaus Stuttgart, Kleines Operettentheater Leipzig, Städtische Oper Berlin

      Sehr großes, leider aber unvollständiges (beschädigtes) Albenkonvolut mit Fotos von Theateraufführungen dieser Bühnen: Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, Theater am Kurfürstendamm Berlin, Theater am Schiffbauerdamm Berlin, Volksbühne Berlin, Deutsches Künstlertheater Berlin, Schauspielhaus Stuttgart, Kleines Operettentheater Leipzig, Städtische Oper Berlin mit stärkeren Gebrauchspuren. Einzelne Aufführungen und Inhalte der Alben (in Auswahl): Volksbühne Berlin, Die Großherzogin von Gerolstein, Aufführung vom Dezember 1931 Darmstadt, Hessisches Landestheater, Bajazzo, Leoncavallo, Aufführung Dezember 1931 Die lustige Witwe, Aufführung 31. Dezember 1931 Rauhnacht, Februar 1932 Don Juan - Mozart, Februar 1932 Volksbühne Berlin, Sturm im Wasserglas, Mai 1932 Volksbühne Berlin, Die goldene Uhr, Aufführung 1. Juni 1932 Berlin, Städtische Oper, Undine, Aufführung August 1932 Darmstadt, Konzert (?), September 1932 Darmstadt, Hessisches Landestheater, Madame Butterfly, Aufführung September 1932 Darmstadt, Hessisches Landestheater, Eugen Onegin, Aufführung Oktober 1932 Darmstadt, Hessisches Landestheater, Die Csardasfürsten, Aufführung 29. Oktober 1932 Darmstadt, Katharina Knie, Aufführung Dezember 1932 Darmstadt, Der Mustergatte, Aufführung Dezember 1932 Darmstadt, Pygmalion, Aufführung Dezember 1932 Darmstadt, Blume von Hawaii, Aufführung 25. Februar 1933 Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, eine Anzensgruber-Aufführung, Der Gwissenswurm, undatiert Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, Der Freier (Eichendorff / Zoff), undatiert Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, Aufführung Der 18. Oktober, datiert 20. April 1933 (damals kein unwichtiger Tag) Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, Shakespeare, Widerspenstige Zähmung, undatiert Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, eine Björnson-Aufführung, undatiert Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, Gustav Freytag, Die Journalisten, undatiert Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, Der Vogelhändler, Juni 1933 Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, Künneke, Eine glückliche Reise, Aufführung Juni 1933 Hänsel und Gretel von Humperdinck Wiener Blut von Strauß Mathes brichts . . . (?) Don Pasquale von Donizetti die Januaraufführung 1935 Das kleine Kaffee von Benatzky, Deutsches Künstlertheater Berlin (mit schönen Großfotos) Baden Baden, eine Wrede-Aufführung der Stuttgarter Schauspiele, leider undatiert Leonie, Theater am Kurfürstendamm, 11. November 1936 Komödie, Mai 1935 eine weitere Aufführung im Berliner Theater am Kurfürstendamm, 22. August 1936 Rätsel um Beate, September 1936, Berlin, Komödie Mädel ahoi, Theater am Schiffbauerdamm, 22. April 1937 Leipzig, kleines Operettentheater, 11. Juni 1937 Der Herr mit dem Zylinderhut, Theater am Schiffbauerdamm . . . es taucht gelegentlich auch der Name Horst Petzold auf, sowie Gaza Studios . . . Wir haben für dieses Album eine übersichtliche Internetseite mit sehr vielen Bildern zusammengestellt, die Sie abrufen können unter der Adresse antiqua.biz/document/theater/ /////// Bei ernsthaftem Interesse können weitere Fotos angefordert werden. Am Wochenende kein Versand, ansonsten Schnellversand registriert (oft noch am gleichen Tag)

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        DEATH IN A BOWL

      Knopf 1931 - Covers lightly soiled; small, ink signature front FEP; binding loose, but solid, with minor separation between signatures. DJ heavily chipped and worn with numerous tape repairs; bottom 1 1/2" of spine missing; rear panel dust soiled. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Daybreak.

      New York: 1931.(). Color Woodcut. 15 x 22 cm. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. Signed, dated and titled in pencil on old Japanese paper. Reproduced as plate 49 (Night) in Emory Ladányi Woodcuts, Kövesdy Gallery, New York, 1986. Framed.

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        Technique du coup d'état

      - Grasset, Paris 1931, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione della traduzione francese, una copia del servizio stampa. autografo Firmato di Curzio Malaparte Ernest Charles. Torna un po 'ingiallito e ha un piccolo strappo incollati intera, piatti e leggermente sporcato marginalmente. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] 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.

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        Night-Scene.

      New York: 1931.(). Woodcut. 22 x 16 cm. 8-1/2 x 6-/14 inches. Signed, and titled in pencil on old Japanese paper. Reproduced as plate 24 (Night, The City) in Emory Ladányi Woodcuts, Kövesdy Gallery, New York, 1986. Framed.

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        Under The North Pole. TheWilkins-Ellsworth Submarine Expedition.

      [New York]. Brewer, Warren & Putnam. 1931.. Near Fine. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s) 8vo. 24.5cm, first limited edition, 347p., limited to 275 numbered copies, on rag paper, this being numbered 214, signed by Wilkins& Sloan Danehhower, frontis portrait being a tipped in studio photograph made by Hal Phyfe for this edition & 38 plates and illustrations from photographs, bound in half blue cloth and grey paper over boards, full gilt spine decorations and titles, t.e.g., very good to fine. (cgc) Signed to Lorna Maitland, who was engaged to Wilkins. Maitland was engaged to Wilkins in London in 1925. Wilkins broke off the engagement when he married Suzanne Bennett in 1929. Wilkins and Maitland corresponded long after he was married. A.B. 19493. Account of the background and plans to explore the Arctic basin north of Spitsbergen in the submarine "Nautilus". Includes chapters by Stefansson, Simon Lake and Sloan Danenhower. One of the few books written about an expedition before it took place. .

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        The Iliad

      London: The Nonesuch Press, 1931. [2], 926pp, [4], original niger morocco, raised bands, spine in six panels, title and author lettered direct to second panel, covers with double fillet border, t.e.g., marbled endpapers. Spine slightly faded, staining to covers (as often), internally quite bright and clean. With the slip advising on the opening of the book, without slipcase. Number 596 of 925 copies for sale in the UK, with another 525 copies for sale in the US. Title in red and black, parallel English and Greek text. Dreyfus 72. First Thus. Hardback. Good+/No Jacket. Illus. by Koch, Rudolf. 4to. Limited Edition.

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        The Song of Life.

      New York: Horace Liveright, Inc.,, 1931. Octavo. Original boards, black cloth spine with orange title label, patterned crepe paper sides. With the illustrated dust jacket. Slight rubbing and fading along board edges, partial toning to front endpapers only, an excellent copy of the book, with the scarce dust jacket surviving but in poor condition with rear joint split and chips to spine and corners, nonetheless the attractive front panel presenting nicely, and unpriceclipped. First edition, first printing, with the very scarce dust jacket, a rare presentation copy inscribed by the author in the year of publication, "with love Krishna, Nov: 14th 31", on the front free endpaper. The Song of Life is an early collection of mystical poems by Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986), a Brahmin who as a child had been selected and groomed by Theosophists and as the long-expected "World Teacher", but soon rejected the mantle and spent his life travelling the world, teaching, and writing. Not unlike Rabindranath Tagore, Krishnamurti became popular in the Western world as a conduit for ancient Eastern wisdom. He gained international fame with The First and Last Freedom, published in 1954 with a Foreword by Aldous Huxley, whom he had befriended in 1938 while living in California. Krishnamurti's earlier books are scarce, and inscribed copies are remarkably rare. This copy has the ticket of a Hollywood bookshop apparently dedicated to the guru, "Krishnamurti's Writings: 2123 Beachwood Dr. Hollywood, California".

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        Sonnets (von Thomas Wyatt, Philip Sidney, Samuel Daniel, Michael Drayton, Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare, John donne, William Drummond, John Milton, W.L. Bowles, William Wordsworth, John Keats, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Christina Rossetti) Titel & Initialen von Anna Simons,

      Bremer Presse, München 1931 - München, Bremer Presse 1931, 30x20 cm, 240 S., OPbd. i. Schu., Büttenpapier, Nr. 243/275 nummerierten Ex., Rücken gebräunt, Schuber etw. fleckig, sonst sehr gut erhalten Rücken gebräunt, Schuber etw. fleckig, sonst sehr gut erhalten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres de Paul Valéry: L'Ame et la Danse (1921) - Eupalinos ou l'Architecte (1923) - Paradoxe sur l'Architecte (1891)

      Paris: Éditions du Sagittaire, 1931, Softcover, First Edition. Near fine copy in the original stiff-card wrappers; edges very slightly dust-dulled and toned. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Provenance; from the personal library of Professor Lloyd Austin, University of Manchester. Physical description; 198 p. ; 24 cm. Notes; SIGNED and inscribed by the author. Limited printing to 1,225 copies. This is number 181. Subjects; Paul Valéry. Written work. L'Ame et la Danse (1921) - Eupalinos ou l'Architecte (1923) - Paradoxe sur l'Architecte (1891). 198 pages. Text is in French. Inventory No: 242175.

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        Monuments Turcs d'Anatolie. Tome premier. Kayseri - Nigde.

      P., De Boccard, 1931. In-folio, cartonnage éditeur, VII- 166 pp. 103 fig. dans le texte, 56 planches hors-texte. Cartonnage fané, int. frais. Le second volume, publié en 1934, porte sur Amasya, Tokat & Sivas.

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        Künstlerischer Nachlass Eugenie Wallner (Genia Wallner), Wien, Theater, ca. 1930-1960

      Der künstlerische Nachlass der Eugenie Wallner (Genia Wallner) aus Wien in drei Alben(-Fragmente) mit Zeichnungen zu Theateraufführungen und persönlichen Zeichnungen - ein hellblaues betitelt "Karikaturen über meinen Mann! Gezeichnet von Eugenie Wallner Wien. 1931-1943", ein ockerfarbenes mit schwarzem Rücken, betitelt "Theaterskizzen aus dem 'Gedächtnis' nachgezeichnet von Genia Wallner Wien", sowie ein rotes unbetiteltes Album - alle drei gefüllt mit Zeichnungen (Aquarell, Stift), unsortiert, unvollständig datiert aus der Zeit um 1930 bis in die 50er Jahre des vergangenen Jahrhunderts Maße der drei Alben: ca. 31 x 21,5, 30,5 x 17,5 und 32 x 23 cm mit Zeitenspuren, Flecken, Läsuren, Risse etc., unsortiert und anscheinend im Laufe der Zeit durcheinandergwürfelt es findet sich auf einen wenigen Blättern ein Adress-Angabe "Wien, St.-Veit-Gasse 4" (heute zwischen Stadlergasse und Beckgasse, parallel zur Hummelgasse und zur Münichreiterstraße). Interessantes künsterlisches Konvolut aus dem Wien der Zeit des Sigmund Freud und danach. Wir haben für dieses Konvolut eine übersichtliche Internetseite mit vielen Bildern zusammengestellt, die Sie abrufen können unter der Adresse antiqua.biz/document/wallner/ /////// Am Wochenende kein Versand, ansonsten Schnellversand (oft noch am gleichen Tag). Bitte mailen Sie uns einfach, falls Sie Fragen haben, oder rufen Sie uns an!

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        Wind in the Willows

      Published by Methuen & Co. London; 1931. 4to. Fine. **Signed by Both Kenneth Grahame AND E. H. Shepard** Limited edition numbered 82 of just 200!This simply stunning book is in Fine condition. Tightly bound in original publisher's green cloth backed boards, with cream paper label to spine with title printed in black. There is some mild sunning to the spine and label, but otherwise the boards are clean with the only other signs of wear being marginal bumping to the spine ends and board corners and the faintest hint of toning to the edges. Inside, this beautiful book with hand-made pages is in excellent condition. There is only the faintest hint of toning to the page edges, as with the boards, but apart from this the pages are clean and bright and free from any damage or blemishes. Signed and numbered by both author and illustrator, just one year before Grahame's death, this is an incredibly rare book to become available, with it's beautiful illustrations, by the same illustrator that depicted Winnie the Pooh so timelessly. In all this is a superb copy of this wonderful classic, and is absolutely an investment for any book collector, which is sure to only gain in value as time goes by. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with any queries regarding this exceptional book.

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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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        The Night Before Christmas.

      London George C. Harrap & Co. Ltd 1931 - Limited edition, number 58 of 275 copies signed by Rackham, 8vo., 4 colour plates and further black & white illustrations and vignettes by Arthur Rackham, some with minor offsetting, publisher's vellum gilt, a remarkably bright, near-fine example overall, original slip-case with wear to extremities. 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Song of Life.

      New York: Horace Liveright, Inc., 1931 - Octavo. Original boards, black cloth spine with orange title label, patterned crepe paper sides. With the illustrated dust jacket. Slight rubbing and fading along board edges, partial toning to front endpapers only, an excellent copy of the book, with the scarce dust jacket surviving but in poor condition with rear joint split and chips to spine and corners, nonetheless the attractive front panel presenting nicely, and unpriceclipped. First edition, first printing, with the very scarce dust jacket, a rare presentation copy inscribed by the author in the year of publication, "with love Krishna, Nov: 14th 31", on the front free endpaper. The Song of Life is an early collection of mystical poems by Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986), a Brahmin who as a child had been selected and groomed by Theosophists and as the long-expected "World Teacher", but soon rejected the mantle and spent his life travelling the world, teaching, and writing. Not unlike Rabindranath Tagore, Krishnamurti became popular in the Western world as a conduit for ancient Eastern wisdom. He gained international fame with The First and Last Freedom, published in 1954 with a Foreword by Aldous Huxley, whom he had befriended in 1938 while living in California. Krishnamurti's earlier books are scarce, and inscribed copies are remarkably rare. This copy has the ticket of a Hollywood bookshop apparently dedicated to the guru, "Krishnamurti's Writings: 2123 Beachwood Dr. Hollywood, California". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Memoirs of an Infantry Officer With Illustrations by Barnett Freedman 320 COPIES WERE PRINTED

      Faber and Faber,, [1931]. 8vo., First English Illustrated (Limited) Edition, on English hand-made paper, with a coloured frontispiece, monochrome vignettes on title and half-title, 15 coloured plates, numerous monochrome illustrations and decorations in the text and coloured pictorial endpapers; parchment over pictorial designs and lettering, gilt top, uncut, parchment lightly clouded and chipped (without material loss) at head and tail of backstrip else a very good, bright, clean copy. EDITION LIMITED TO 320 COPIES (300 FOR SALE) SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND ARTIST (THIS COPY NO. 248). The publisher's dustwrapper and slip-case are not present with this copy. Keynes, A33e.

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        Memoirs of an Infantry Officer. With Illustrations by Barnett Freedman. 320 COPIES WERE PRINTED

      Faber and Faber, [1931] - 8vo., First English Illustrated (Limited) Edition, on English hand-made paper, with a coloured frontispiece, monochrome vignettes on title and half-title, 15 coloured plates, numerous monochrome illustrations and decorations in the text and coloured pictorial endpapers; parchment over pictorial designs and lettering, gilt top, uncut, parchment lightly clouded and chipped (without material loss) at head and tail of backstrip else a very good, bright, clean copy. EDITION LIMITED TO 320 COPIES (300 FOR SALE) SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND ARTIST (THIS COPY NO. 248). The publisher's dustwrapper and slip-case are not present with this copy. Keynes, A33e. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Gotha. Das Buch einer deutschen Stadt. Mit Unterstützung der Stadtverwaltung herausgegeben von Kurt Schmidt Band I mit 36 Bildertafeln und Band II mit 34 Bildertafeln

      Gotha, Engelhard-Reyher Verlag, 1931 / 1938. - (noch zu Nr.17428:) . . . Paul Hennicke besuchte die Bürgerschule, die Höhere Handelsschule in Erfurt und anschließend die Höheren Maschinenbauschulen in Dortmund und Einbeck, trat in den Dienst der Deutschen Reichsbahn und war beim Reichsbahnausbesserungswerk in Gotha beschäftigt. 1914-1917 nahm er als Soldat im Range eines Leutnants am 1.Weltkrieg eil und wurde mit dem Eisernen Kreuz beider Klassen ausgezeichnet. 1922/1923 und dann erneut ab 1926 war Hennicke Mitglied der NSDAP (Mitglieds-Nr.36.493) und gehörte seit 1926 dem Thüringer Landtag, seit 1927 der Stadtverordnetenversammlung von Gotha an. Ab 1933 war er Thüringischer Staatsrat und bis 1945 auch Mitglied des Reichstages. Der SS trat Hennicke 1929 im Range eines SS-Sturmbannführers bei (Mitglieds-Nr. 1332). Am 20. April 1934 erfolgte die Beförderung zum SS-Brigadeführer und am 30. Januar 1938 die zum SS-Gruppenführer. Er leitete zunächst die Standarte 14 "Gotaburg" und ab 9. November 1933 als SS-Oberführer den Abschnitt XXVII "Fulda-Werra". Zudem war er 1938 bis 1942 Polizeipräsident von Weimar und ab Oktober 1942 SS- und Polizeiführer in Rostow am Don. In gleicher Funktion wechselte er 1943 nach Kiew. 1943 erhielt er vom Führer eine Dotation in Höhe von 150.000 Reichsmark. Ab Januar 1944 wurde er zur Führerreserve des Reichsführer SS versetzt und dort für Sonderaufgaben zuständig, ab Juni 1944 war er Inspekteur für den Volkssturm im SS-Hauptamt und ab Januar 1945 Inspekteur des Volkssturms "Mitte". Vor einem Standgericht der Wehrmacht in Weimar wurde er im Frühjahr 1945 freigesprochen, nachdem ihm Kritik an der Weiterführung der Kampfhandlungen vorgeworfen worden war. Ende April 1945 nahm Hennicke in Regensburg als Gesandter des Gauleiters Ludwig Ruckdeschel noch Einfluss auf das Standgericht gegen den Domprediger Johann Maier (wegen Wehrkraftzersetzung zum Tode verurteilt). Hennicke stellte sich im Juni 1945 den US-Besatzern in Gotha und lebte nach der Internierung fortan als Rentner in Braunschweig (nach Wikipedia) - Erstausgabe, EA, erste Auflage in guter Erhaltung: Ecken etwas bestoßen, Rückentitel ausgeblichen (Farbe ganz ab), in Band II auf hinterem Vorsatz mehrseitiger stadtgeschichtlicher Beitrag eingeklebt, sonst sehr gut - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Gothaer / Gothaische Stadtgeschichte, Thüringen, Mitteldeutschland, thüringische Orts- und Heimatkunde, die Stadt Gotha im Weimarer Zwischenreich und im Nationalsozialismus, Führerfreund Herzog Carl Eduard, Adolf hitler in Gotha, Gothaer Ehrenbürger: der Führer und andere hohe Parteigenossen im Bild, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut Versand an Institutionen auch gegen Rechnung Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        AN ESSAY ON TYPOGRAPHY. (Jacket cover title: PRINTING AND PIETY: AN ESSAY ON LIFE AND WORKS IN THE ENGLAND OF 1931, & PARTICULARLY TYPOGRAPHY)

      Pigotts: Printed by René Hague and Eric Gill for Mssrs. Sheed & Ward, London, 1931. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 500 COPIES, SIGNED BY GILL AND HAGUE. This is clearly a book to be read by typophiles, but its strongly stated opinions range widely, as is suggested by the dust jacket title ("Printing & Piety: an Essay on Life and Works in the England of 1931, & Particularly Typography"). Among other things, the book says that although "industrialism has now won an almost complete victory, the handicrafts are not killed, & they cannot be quite killed because they meet an inherent, indestructible, permanent need in human nature. . . . The two worlds can see one another distinctly and without recrimination, both recognizing what is good in the other--the power of industrialism, the humanity of craftsmanship. . . . Handicraft standards are as absurd for mechanised industry as machine standards are absurd for the craftsman. The application of these principles to the making of letters and the making of books is the special business of this book." Glaister describes our author, Eric Gill (1882-1940), as "an English craftsman, engraver, type designer, sculptor, and philosopher whose influence on contemporary book production has been profound and world wide." Gill studied lettering as a young man under Edward Johnston, then for five years beginning in 1905 designed and engraved title pages and initials for the Cranach Press. Later, he did a great deal of woodcut illustration for private press publications, especially the Golden Cockerel Press (including memorable work for the famous "Four Gospels," "Troilus and Criseyde," and "Canterbury Tales"). René Hague was Gill's son-in-law and business partner.. 200 x 130 mm. (8 x 5 1/4"). 2 p.l., 120, [1] pp. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 500 COPIES, SIGNED BY GILL AND HAGUE. Original rose-colored buckram, flat spine with gilt titling, edges untrimmed. In original printed (price-clipped) dust jacket. With author's "St. Thomas' hands" device on title page, woodcut printer's device in colophon, and several facsimiles of calligraphy in the text. Gill 21. Jacket slightly soiled, spine with a hint of darkening, and trivial creasing along the top, but an extremely good jacket with all imperfections very minor, and the volume itself in virtually mint condition. This is clearly a book to be read by typophiles, but its strongly stated opinions range widely, as is suggested by the dust jacket title ("Printing & Piety: an Essay on Life and Works in the England of 1931, & Particularly Typography"). Among other things, the book says that although "industrialism has now won an almost complete victory, the handicrafts are not killed, & they cannot be quite killed because they meet an inherent, indestructible, permanent need in human nature. . . . The two worlds can see one another distinctly and without recrimination, both recognizing what is good in the other--the power of industrialism, the humanity of craftsmanship. . . . Handicraft standards are as absurd for mechanised industry as machine standards are absurd for the craftsman. The application of these principles to the making of letters and the making of books is the special business of this book." Glaister describes our author, Eric Gill (1882-1940), as "an English craftsman, engraver, type designer, sculptor, and philosopher whose influence on contemporary book production has been profound and world wide." Gill studied lettering as a young man under Edward Johnston, then for five years beginning in 1905 designed and engraved title pages and initials for the Cranach Press. Later, he did a great deal of woodcut illustration for private press publications, especially the Golden Cockerel Press (including memorable work for the famous "Four Gospels," "Troilus and Criseyde," and "Canterbury Tales"). René Hague was Gill's son-in-law and business partner.

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