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        The World of Light.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        NEFT [OIL]

      1931. Paperback. 2. RUSSIAN. (CHIFRIN,N.) NEFT [OIL] by E. Khazin. Moscow: Ogiz 1931. 4to, (8 1/2 x 11 3/8"), pictorial wraps, light cover soil, VG+. The text is a pictorial explanation of the process of extracting and shipping oil. Illustrated by Nisson Abramovitch Chifrine with great color lithos. Chifrin was a noted theatre designer and with his wife, he joined Alexandra Exter's studio. See Levegue: Dictionnaire p.26-9 for others, Kuznecov #139 p. 109.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        GRACIA Y JUSTICIA. ORGANO EXTREMISTA DEL HUMORISMO NACIONAL

      Madrid - 217 Numeros editados de 5 de Septiembre de 1931 el nº1 al Nº 217 febrero de 1936. Colección completa. Toda ilustrada. Revista semanal de humorismo politico de la derecha radical. Muy rara en comercio. ( Hemeroteca ) [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Libros Madrid]
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        Enterprise: The Story of the Defense of the America's Cup in 1930.

      NY. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1931. - First Edition with 1931 copyright, "A" and Scribner's Seal on the copyright page. Signed/Presentation copy: "To Philip S. Sears with the compliments of Harold S. Vanderbilt" in blue fountain pen at the top of the second front endpaper. Vanderbilt's first-hand account of the famous 1930 America's Cup defender and her victory over "Shamrock V." With numerous full-page photographs and several folding charts and maps. A superb, definitive analysis. A very handsome copy in woven navy blue cloth stamped brightly in gold on the front boards and spine. The gilt background and white sails of "Enterprise" are crisp and bright on the center of the front boards. Some light rubbing to the extremities. Gilt lightly dulled on the spine which has two tiny white spots. Very clean and crisp throughout, an attractive, collectible copy. First Edition with 1931 copyright, "A" and Scribner's Seal on the copyright page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brainerd Phillipson Rare Books]
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        Map of China

      Northern Trading Co. Ltd.. 1931.. HUGE color pictographic / pictorial wall map, 79 x 60 inches (201x153 cm), dissected into 16 panels (each 15 x 19 ½ inches) and mounted on linen. Light dampstaining at upper left corner, loss to left lower margin just outside of neatline, some flaking of paper at folds with minimal loss. A HUGE and stunning pictorial map of China compiled by John A. Diakoff the "Scientific Collaborator of the Former Russian Orientalist Society" and richly illustrated by G. Primakoff to show the extraordinary diversity which is the area we know as China. Insets of January and July isotherms across the Asian landmass help explain the diversity of the country, which is noted in beautifully depicted natural and man-made resources. A reference legend shows 34 pictographs representing ammunition factories, bee farming, temples and mosques, summer resorts, medical academies - and much more. On a scale of 32 km. to 1 cm. A map seldom seen on the market. .

      [Bookseller: oldimprints.com]
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        Remote People

      UK: Duckworth, 1931 London, Duckworth, 1931. Hardback first edition and first impression in dustjacket. The book is near fine, with a little bit of bumping and wear to the spine tips, and a small bump to the front board. The jacket is very good, some darkening to the spine. The jacket has split completely along the spine, chipping to the top of the spine, and a couple of closed tears between 25mm and 50mm on the flap creases. The book presents very well overall and is very scarce in the dustjacket. Not price-clipped.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        REMOTE PEOPLE.

      Duckworth, (1931)., London: - First edition with gilt lettering on spine. An early travel book by Waugh covering his experiences in Africa. Near fine with light rubbing and bumping to corners and bottom edge and minor offsets to endpapers. Lacking the scarce to rare dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush, member ABAA]
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        Harmonium

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1931 - Hardcover. Black cloth and blue paper boards. Boards faded and soiled. Boards and extremities bumped and rubbed. Blind stamp on ffep and rear endpaper. Dust jacket unattached, laid in. Third Binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Booked Up, Inc.]
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        The Long Christmas Dinner. And Other Plays in One Act.

      New Haven: Yale University Press, 1931 - Octavo. Mock vellum-backed paper boards with colour floral motif, spine title in gilt, all edges untrimmed and partly unopened. Boards and spine lightly edge-rubbed, a few minor blemishes to boards, internally clean. A very good copy. Number 121 of 525 printed copies signed by Thornton Wilder. With a 14-line inscription from Peter Bogdanovich to Cybill Shepherd: "Dearest Cybski, I'm so proud of you! Always wanted to do the three main plays in here -as marked- and you're old enough now to play the leads in each. Would be a great TV special, too [.] Forever -Sven". Bogdanovich, or Sven for svengali, fell in love with Cybill Shepherd when he directed her in the 1971 film The Last Picture Show.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        My Experiences in the World War

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1931. hardcover. very good. Illustrated in black and white with maps and photographic plates. Two volumes, 836 total pages, top edge gilt, 8vo, gilt-stamped navy blue cloth (spines evenly darkened; light foxing on some pages). New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1931. Very good condition. Seven-line inscription by Pershing below his frontispiece portrait: "To Colonel Wm L. Keller, With admiration of his high character and his devotion to the ideals of his profession, which together have brought him well deserved distinction, both in peace and war, and have given him the respect and affection of all who have been fortunate enough to know him. From his life-long friend John J. Pershing Nov. 1931." Included is a handwritten envelope neatly affixed to the title page, along with a nine-line inscription on the front free endpaper from Walter H. Newton, a United States Representative from Minnesota: "To Col. Wm L. Keller, M.C. United States Army who through his professional skill and devotion to duty rendered outstanding service during the Great War thereby contributing greatly to the success of the A.E.F. and its great Commander-in-Chief. Walter H. Newton.

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        The Compleat Angler

      London: George G. Harrap, [1931]. (RACKHAM, ARTHUR) First Rackham edition, no. 688 of 775 copies, signed by Rackham. 4to. Illustrated title page in green and black, 12 colored plates, numerous black and white illustrations in text, pictorial endpapers by Rackham. Full white parchment, lettered and ruled in gilt, t.e.g., fore and lower edges uncut. Very fine copy in original printed numbered slipcase. Latimore and Haskell, p. 66; Coigney 312 . Of all the Rackham books, one of the most delightful and sought-after, and a gem for any Walton collector. A much nicer copy than ordinarily encountered and in original slipcase

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Book of the Fly Rod

      London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1931. First edition, no. 45A of 195 copies, of which 1A-70A reserved for USA, signed by George Sheringham. 4to. Illustrated with four color-collotype plates, and eight plates hand-colored, by Geroge Sheringham. 174. Original green cloth, vellum spine, t.e.g. Fine. Bookplate, small blindstamp on title-page

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Sanctuary

      New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith,, 1931. Octavo. Original grey cloth backed burgundy boards, titles to spine in red, top edge dyed black. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Pale spot to tail of spine. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with dampstain to the upper panel and a chip from the tail of the spine and the upper panel affecting the author's name. Second printing. Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "To Jimmy Stone, William Faulkner, Las Angeles, Cal, 16 April, 1936". Jimmy Stone was the brother of Phil Stone, one of Faulkner's early mentors who helped him type and submit work to literary magazines. Jimmy was extravagant and often in financial trouble from which his mother rescued him; Phil told the critic Carvel Collins that he was one of the prototypes for the character Jason Compson in The Sound and the Fury. An excellent association.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Carmen and Letters from Spain

      New York and Paris: Harrison of Paris (1931). 175pp - New York and Paris: Harrison of Paris (1931). 175pp. The sixth publication of this distinguished publisher, designed by Monroe Wheeler and printed in Paris. Wheeler commissioned Maurice Barraud to contribute illustrations for the text, which are stencil-coloured by Eugéne Charpentier, one of only a small number of books illustrated by Barraud. Of a total edition of 595 copies, this is one of only fifty special numbered copies (XXXVI) printed on Imperial Japan vellum and bound in 1/4 morocco boards with illustrated front board, gilt top edge, raised bands, slipcased. A very good copy, slight wear to spine with very small chip to leather spine, leather edges of slipcase lightly worn. A very good copy, rather uncommon in this state.Wheeler collaborated with a number of important writers, artists and typographers to produce some of the great examples of printing during this period. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Elysium Books]
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        Mount Zion

      London, The James Press,, [1931]. Or In touch with the infinite. Octavo. Original blue and yellow floral patterned paper boards, white paper title label to upper board printed in blue, contents printed in red and blue on blue and pink paper, patterned endpapers. Illustrated with drawings and decorative surrounds. Light traces of tape residue to endpapers from an old protective cover, tips minimally rubbed but an outstanding copy and very uncommon thus. First Edition, First Impression of the author's first book. Produced with typical flair by the poet and patron of arts Edward James, this wonderful little book could scarcely have been more fitting in tone as herald of the arrival of Betjeman, whom James had befriended at Oxford. The scarcer of the two simultaneous bindings.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Shakespeare Head Brontë

      Oxford: Newly printed at the Shakespeare Press and published by Basil Blackwell and by Houghton Mifflin Company Boston and New York,, 1931. 19 volumes, octavo (228 × 155 mm), large paper copy. Bound at the Riverside Press (so signed on front free endpapers) in contemporary green crushed half morocco, spines gilt lettered in two compartments, four compartments gilt with art nouveau style designs, raised bands, green cloth sides, single gilt rules, pale green endpapers, top edges gilt. 30 etched illustrations, 11 as frontispieces, the frontispieces also duplicated in full colour, with printed tissue guards. Title pages in red and black. Occasional mild spotting to pages, spines evenly faded to brown but still very eye appealing, light general shelf wear to bindings, mild soiling to some sides, else a very good set with nice shelf appeal. The Large Paper Edition of the Shakespeare Head edition of the novels of the Brontë sisters, number 41 of 500 copies of the American issue, the whole edition having been equally divided between Great Britain and the USA, extremely scarce in the attractive publisher's binding.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        ELLAS. Semanario de las mujeres españolas. Del nº1 (29 de mayo de 1932), al nº 199 (19 abril 1936). Todo lo publicado faltando los núms.: 22-28-29-41-42-45-47-60-65-69-70-77-84-95-96-102-102. de139 a 174, de 176 a 191.

      - Encuadernados en dos tomos de 28x39, con las tapas en cartoné. Publicación con el subtítulo "semanario de las mujeres españolas" que pretende ser el de "todas las mujeres cristianas y patriotas", de extrema derecha, monárquico y con un marcado ánimo propagandista y de movilización contra los partidos republicanos tras reconocer la Constitución de 1931 su derecho al sufragio universal por vez primera en España. Aunque sus páginas acogen contenidos propios de los magazines, de moda, decoración y cocina, su naturaleza es eminentemente doctrinaria y política. También incluye entrevistas, biografías, reportajes y artículos sobre teatro, cine, consumo, deportes, religión, con una sección dedicada exclusivamente a la apologética, cuentos y poemas. Su primera página siempre está dedicada al artículo doctrinal, firmado por Pemán, Víctor Pradera (1873-1936) o el Marqués de Lozoya (1893-1978), y los de política ocupan un gran espacio en la publicación, que hasta las elecciones de noviembre de 1933 es afín a la CEDA. Entre sus redactores y colaboradores estarán los que ya escriben en Acción Española (1931-1937), y además de los ya citados se encuentran Pedro Sainz Rodríguez (1897-1986), Miguel Herrero García (1895-1961), Joaquín Arrarás Iribarren (1898-1975), Aureliano López Becerra (1880-1956), Félix de Llanos y Toriglia, Luis Lucia, Pedro Martín Artiñano, Honorato Maura, Fernando Bertrán, Juan José de Madariaga, Jenaro Xavier Vallejos y Ramiro G. de Dulanto, además del duque de Maura, el conde de Vallellano y el marqués de Saltillo. Destaca en una publicación dirigida a mujeres la participación y colaboración de Blanca de los Ríos Lampérez (1862-1956); María López Sagredo, dirigente de Defensa Femenina; la ingeniero industrial católico-monárquica Pilar Careaga (1908-1993);Teresa Luzatti, de Juventud Católica Femenina; la redactora y propagandista de Acción Nacional, Pilar Velasco Aranaz, así como María Rosa Urraca Pastor, María de Madariaga, Cristina de Arteaga, la doctora Rosario Rodríguez, Francisca Bohigas, María San José, Clara Frías y Honorata Maura. De 16 páginas, está ilustrada con fotografías y dibujos de María Luisa Pérez Herrero, Rafael Fernández Cuevas y Manuel Pedrós. Sus artífices también utilizaron seudónimos, como El magistral de Burgos, Boy, Gil Bare, Curro Vargas y Oscar. Pemán en sus artículos propagó la política del fascismo italiano y la persecución de los judíos del régimen hitleriano alemán. No sufrió la suspensión tras la intentona golpista de agosto de 1932 y se publicó hasta 1936. (54699).

      [Bookseller: Librería J. Cintas]
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        MOTHER GOOSE NURSERY TALES.;

      London, J. Coker, circa 1931.. FIRST EDITION IN DUSTWRAPPER circa 1931 (dated from another inscribed copy, the National Library of Scotland gives a date as early as (1921).  4to,  285 x 215 mm, 11½ x 8¾ inches, cloth backed colour illustrated boards, 74 pages. 16 colour plates, other illustrations in black and white with red in the text throughout.  The stories:  Jack the Giant Killer, The Three Bears, Red Riding Hood, Tom Thumb, Cock Robin etc. Corners just very slightly rubbed, occasional very slight fingermark to lower margins, 2 inner margins slightly dusty, small piece torn off lower corner of page 43, no loss of text, no inscriptions, possibly lacking front endpaper although there is no sign of its removal. Near Fine in good plus DUSTWRAPPER (dw: no printed price, lacking 30 mm (1¼") at head of spine, 10 mm chip at tail, 20 mm chip to lower edge of lower panel, a few small closed edge tears, very slight creasing along lower edge, very little faint pencil marking to upper panel).  MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        KOAMALU: A STORY OF PIONEERS ON KAUAI AND OF WHAT THEY BUILT IN THAT ISLAND GARDEN [CT IN 2 VOLS]

      Honolulu, HI: Privately Printed. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1931. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Covered with green paper with grey cloth backing. A history of early settlers on Kauai, Hawaii, and the Rice-Isenberg family. Lettering and pictorial design to spines. Books show light shelfwear. Bindings are firm. Gift inscription, dated 1944, appears on front flyleaves. Previous owner's small paper sticker appears at top edge of front flyleaf of first volume. Interiors are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with frontispieces, full-page and in-text photos and drawings. ; 0 .

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        The Waves.

      The Hogarth Press, London, 1931 - Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, burgundy coated endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy. First Edition, First Impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Holly and Sallow: Blue Moon Poem [Signed]

      Published by E. Lahr 68 Red Lion Street, London First edition 1931. First edition single sheet triptych hinged vertically 8¾" x 3¾". 'Chantry' watermarked deckle edge cream paper. Eight line verse in italics, with headpiece design by Frederick Carter. Limited edition No. 3 of 100 copies SIGNED by the author. In VG clean condition with two small fox marks to the edges. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        A Bird-Painter's Sketch Book. [bound with] Bird Sketches and Some Field Observations.

      London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1931, 1938. . Two volumes bound in one, both first edition, 4to, 150, 79, (1) pp. 12 colour and 53 black and white plates, marbled endpapers, bookplate of Nowell Peach. Signed by the author on both half titles with an original watercolour sketch to the first half title with an inscription below, and loosely inserted a three page autograph letter from Rickman, partly tipped into a greetings card which uses one of his paintings. Modern green full morocco, slight sunning of spine, an attractive and unique volume. The letter, dated December 1978, discusses possible work to be undertaken for a prospective book, and the prices that Rickman's paintings are fetching in auction.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Sandalmagernes Gade. Fortælling fra Rom paa Marcus Aurelius' Tid.

      Orig. udgave. Kbhvn. 1931. 509 s. Indbundet med de orig. omslag og helt guldsnit i smukt mørkeblåt helmaroquin med rig gulddekoration på ryg og permer samt indvendig guldbordure; i kassette. Bindet signeret Jakob Basen - 1940. Medindbundet diverse udklip.. Frits Johansen s. 9

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
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        The Shakespeare Head Brontë.

      Oxford: Newly printed at the Shakespeare Press and published by Basil Blackwell and by Houghton Mifflin Company Boston and New York, 1931 - 19 volumes, octavo (228 × 155 mm), large paper copy. Bound at the Riverside Press (so signed on front free endpapers) in contemporary green crushed half morocco, spines gilt lettered in two compartments, four compartments gilt with art nouveau style designs, raised bands, green cloth sides, single gilt rules, pale green endpapers, top edges gilt. Occasional mild spotting to pages, spines evenly faded to brown but still very eye appealing, light general shelf wear to bindings, mild soiling to some sides, else a very good set with nice shelf appeal. 30 etched illustrations, 11 as frontispieces, the frontispieces also duplicated in full colour, with printed tissue guards. Title pages in red and black. The Large Paper Edition of the Shakespeare Head edition of the novels of the Brontë sisters, number 41 of 500 copies of the American issue, the whole edition having been equally divided between Great Britain and the USA, extremely scarce in the attractive publisher's binding.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Vita di Pisto.

      Il Selvaggio (stampa: Off. Grafiche V.M. Briscioli), collezione «Documenti» 1931 in 16° brossura editoriale in carta rossa con unghie Rara opera prima. Prima edizione in volume (prima a puntate sulla rivista ?Il Selvaggio?), biografia romanzata del nonno dell?autore G. Bordi detto Pisto, garibaldino. Bell?esemplare (raro a trovarsi senza restauri alla brossura), pregiato da dedica autografa dell?autore «A Sirio Conforti un ricordo di Romano Bilenchi 1981».

      [Bookseller: Libreria Pontremoli]
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        LAZY BEAR LANE

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1931. Green cloth with yellow lettering and decoration . Illustrated endpapers. 240 pages. Frontispiece and ten b/w plates (all are present).Frontispiece in color and endpapers in black, white and green. Remnant of very small bookseller's ticket on rear endpaper. Occasional spot of foxing, pages generally very good. Covers have very light soil and very slight wear, a nice copy. In a nice color COPY of the jacket.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Very Good. Illus. by George Shanks.

      [Bookseller: Warren Berry]
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        Ein Ghetto im Osten Wilna. 65 Bilder.

      Zürich, Orell Füssli, 1931 - 8°, 7 S., 64 Abb. (plus Umschlagabb.), HLwd. m. Cellophan-OU., Schnitt und Vorsatz etwas stockfleckig, Name a. Vors., ansonsten gutes Exemplar. (= Schaubücherei Bd. 27). Text dt./ hebräisch. Von der "Originalausgabe" gibt es - was wenig bekannt ist, drei verschiedene Varianten. Davon ist die deutsch/hebräische wohl die "verbreitetste". Eine zweite Ausgabe ist mit englisch/hebräischem Text unter dem Titel "TheGhetto Lane in Wilna" erschienen, eine dritte (vermutlich die "seltenste") mit dem Text in deutsch und jiddisch. Die deutsch/hebräische bzw. deutsch/jiddische Fassung unterscheiden sich (abgesehen vom Text in hebräischer Schrift) nur durch ein H bzw. J auf dem Rückentitel. Alle drei Varianten geben als Erscheinungsjahr 1931 an (ob das tatsächlich zutrifft ist nicht bekannt). Stefan Kern (Schaubücher 1929-1932) gibt nur an, derVerlag "zeigt auch eine deutsch/jiddische Ausgabe an" (weist sie aber bibliographisch nicht nach).Auch im vor einigen Jahren erschienenen Buchüber Vorobeichich/Moi Ver finden sich keine präzisen Angaben zu den drei Ausgaben.) Leider gibt es kaum Angaben zu den (verkauften) Auflagen (Diese müssen sich zwischen ein paar Tausend und 16.000 (SB 11Koelsch, 2. A.) bewegt haben [Dank an Martin Dreyfus für seine kompetente bibliographische Auskunft]. 1100 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Heroes and Heroines of Bitter Sweet

      London - Leadlay, 1931 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A first and limited edition of this portfolio containing Beerbohm's caricatures of stars from Noel Coward's 1929 operetta 'Bitter Sweet'. Unbound, in a half vellum folder, with paper coverings, and gilt lettering to the front board. (This work has never been bound). Number 334 of 900 copies. With six folderscontaining hand tipped coloured plates of Peggy Wood, Noel Coward, Georges Metaxa, Ivy St. Helier, and Charles B. Cochran, and a facsimile note by Beerbohm. Condition: There is some wear to the extremities mainly bumping. Internally the pages are slightly browned to the card as usual but rather better than most. The plates are bright and clean, with just slight original glue marks to some of the top edges. There is some creasing to the final folder, the facsimile note, and the rearflaps of the folder. Overall the condition is very good..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking-Glass

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1931. 2 volumes, small octavo (151 × 99 mm). Finely bound by Riviere and Sons in contemporary red full calf, spines elaborately gilt-tooled in compartments with two morocco title labels to each (one dark green , one olive green), sides bordered with double gilt rules and arabesque corner pieces, illustrative design after Tenniel gilt to the front board of each (the White Rabbit and the Red Queen), gilt-rolled board edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With 42 and 50 illustrations respectively by John Tenniel. Pencil gift inscriptions. Calf faintly darkened to spines but the gilt still bright, ends and corners lightly rubbed, some minor scratches and trivial marks to covers, internally fresh; beautiful copies in sound and excellent condition. A beautifully bound pair of the Miniature Editions of Carroll's Alice books.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Overland Monthly, 1868-1875; The Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine, 1883-1931

      A. Roman & Company; John H. Carmany & Company et al. San Francisco: A. Roman & Company; John H. Carmany & Company [et al.]. (1868-1931). First. Magazine. 93 bound volumes and 40 single issues in wrappers. Octavos and folios. A long run of Overland Monthly, California's most important literary magazine of the 19th and early 20th Century. The set includes a near complete run of the original series from July 1868 until December 1875 (lacking only the January 1870 issue, else complete); and a long, near complete run of the second series from 1883 (when it resumed publication) through 1931. In 1923 it merged with Out West to become Overland Monthly and the Out West Magazine, and changed its format from octavo to folio.Founded and first edited by Bret Harte, Overland Monthly established serious literature and progressive social criticism in the American Far West. It quickly won national and international acclaim as a leading literary force in American letters. Ambrose Bierce, Mark Twain, and Harte contributed sardonic stories and verse, and all manner of informal, highly personal commentary which propelled Harte and the magazine to literary celebrity. The magazine gave rise to a new generation of writers, loosely known as the West Coast Romantics, that included Bierce and Harte, John Muir, Willa Cather, Joaquin Miller, Jack London, George Sterling, and fantasy/science fiction writer Clark Ashton Smith, all of whom contributed to the magazine. Among the many important works featured in this long run is Harte's "The Luck of Roaring Camp," "Dickens in Camp," and "Plain Language from Truthful James," and Bierce's "The Haunted Valley" and "Grizzly Papers," (in five installments). Mark Twain contributed his famous travel log in four installments: "By Rail Through France," and "A Californian Abroad: A Few Parisian Sights; Three Italian Cities; A Mediaeval Romance." Willa Cather's short story "On the Divide" appeared in 1896.Most volumes are bound in full beige or blue cloth. The original series lacks one monthly issue (January 1870), otherwise it is complete in 14 bound volumes (volumes 1-3, and 5-15), with four unbound issues in wraps (February-May, 1870). Volume 3 from 1869 has the original wrappers and supplements bound in. Volumes 1-6 of the second series is incomplete, consisting of 11 unbound single issues in wraps from 1883-1885: (April 1883; January, April, July, August, September, October, and November 1884; January, March, May 1885), then follows a consecutive run of mostly bound volumes 7-89 from 1886-1931 (with 29 single issues from 1921-22 in wrappers). The bound volumes from 1901-1931 have the original wrappers bound in.An ex-library set with bookplates or ink stamps on the front pastedowns. Only two volumes in half calf (from 1895 and 1897) are scuffed and worn, thus good only, about ten volumes and a few single issues in wraps from the 20th Century have some intermittent torn leaves, the volume containing the "San Francisco Fire Number" (May 1906) is split at the gutter with detached leaves, else overall an about very good set. A scarce, large assemblage of many first appearances of important American literary works and articles. A list of notable selections is available. .

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        History of Galveston, Texas.

      A. H. Cawston, Galveston. 1931. - First Edition hardcover of a very scarce history of Galveston Island in Texas. The book 's contents are divided into two parts - the first being the text and illustrations of the history of the island (11 chapters through page 128) and part II the biographical sketches, many with portraits, of the important leading citizens of Galveston. Biographical sketches start on page 129 and continue to the end of the book. 408 pages with biographical index. Published in 1931 this book is in remarkable condition. All illustrations and plates are present. No names, writing, or marks in the book. Book is tightly bound and is in its original published condition. Book is in Nearly Fine condition and has been protected with an archival mylar clear cover added by the bookseller. First Edition, First Printing. Book condition: Near Fine. Book issued without a jacket. Binding is: Hardcover. 7 3/4 in. x 10 3/4 in. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Sacra Bibbia. Antico e Nuovo Testamento. Traduzione secondo la vulgata di Mons. Antonio Martini. Disegni di Gustavo Dor? e fregi di E. Giacomelli.

      Subject: (Religione - Dor?). Milano, Treves, 1931, due volumi in-8vo grande rileg. m.tela nera. con fregi a sbalzo in oro, pp. 944 + 839 con num.me inc. a piena pag. di G. Dore e fregi di E. Giacomelli. Tagli dorati.

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        The Pleasantries Of Old Quong

      Constable & Company 1931-01-01 - First Edition, 1st Printing Hardback. Very good condition. Near very good dust jacket in mylar cover. Inscribed by author. Jacket lightly chipped, the largest being approx. half-inch deep at top of the front panel. Jacket spine toned. ISBN: B000WQZ5RK [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Black Prince Peter : The Romantic Career of Peter Jackson

      Wright & Brown, London [England] 1931 - No date, probably 1931. Prev. owner's initials. A fictionalized biography of the great West Indian-born Australian boxer Peter Jackson (1861-1901). One of the great black boxers. Blue cover with spine title in black. 352pp. White age-flecks to cover. Shallow 'dings' to cover at top edge. E/P browning. Light foxing to first few and final few pages. [Peter Jackson. West Indian-born Australian Boxer. Black Boxer] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'ITALIANO, mensile della rivoluzione fascista (direttore LEO LONGANESI) seconda serie 1931-1942 tutto il publicato fasc. 1-70., Bologna, L'Italiano editore, 1931

      L'Italiano viene fondato a Bologna da LONGANESI nel 1926 ed esce prima con cadenza settimanale e poi irregolare. Dopo gli spunti "strapaesani". L. usava più uno stile corrosivo coi suoi fantastici disegnini (e con i suoi proverbiali articoli ed aforismi), mentre i disegni e le didascalie di Maccari erano più espliciti ma tutta la squadra si può dire che facesse una "piccola fronda" che man mano aumentò di intensità (ed anche raffinatezza) all'ombra degli eventi via via più decadenti. Questa serie è formato quaderno e con cadenza mensile, (la numerazione riparte del numero 1 del marzo 1931 e la sequenza non è mai interrotta per concludersi con l'ultimo numero 67-70 del novembre-dicembre 1942) ed è caratterizzata sempre dalle "trovate" di Longanesi e Maccari, (magistrali i loro disegni nei testi e le copertine) con tanti scritti ed illustrazioni sempre geniali e simpatiche; ci sono però anche riproduzioni di disegni artistici (Morandi, Soffici, Cappiello, Lautrec, Mezio, Grandville, Savinio, Groz, Roidin, ecc.) ed anche incredibili foto che da sole valgono un articolo di fondo. Lungo e autorevole è anche l'elenco dei collaboratori letterari-artistici : Ansaldo G., Baldini Antonio, Barilli, Bartolini Luigi, Benedetti Arrigo, Brancati, Buzzati-Traverso, Canova Antonio, Cardarelli, Cecchi, Comisso, Cora Marcello, De Benedetti, De Chirico Giorgio, Furst H., Groz, Kafka (tradotto da Furst, Moravia, Pellizzi Camillo, Praz Mario, Raimondi, Savinio Alberto, Soffici, Soldati , Spadini A., Spagnol Tito, Stella Nera, Tobino Mario, Ungaretti, Volta Sandro ed altri. NUM. DATA TITOLO PAGINE 1 mar-31 Il problema della libertà 1-56 2 apr-31 Lunario popolaresco 57-112 3 mag-31 Letteratura russa 113-184 4 giu-31 Invenzione avventure 195-240 5 lug-31 Le donne e le gambe 1-64 6 ago-31 Il mare 65-120 7 set-31 Terza Italia 121-176 8 ott-31 Montecatini 1-56 9 gen-32 Il Boja 57-96 10 mar-32 Morandi 97-134 11 apr-32 La crisi e l'estetica 1-60 12 giu-32 61-116 13 ago-32 117-170 14 set-32 171-224 15 nov-32 225-288 16 dic-32 289-358 17-18 gen-feb 33 Il Cinema 1-98 19 apr-33 99-154 20 giu-33 155-209 21 ago-33 210-269 22 set-33 270-340 23 nov-33 341-392 24 dic-33 - 393-456 M A N C A 25-26 apr-34 L'Italiano in guerra 1-92 27 mag-34 Modernismo 93-148 28 ago-34 149-212 29 nov-3 4miscellanea ariana 213-284 30 feb-35 1-59 31 giu-35 60-116 32-33 giu-ago 35 117-172 M A N C A 34-35 ott-nov 35 173-228 36-37 nov-dic 35 229-284 38-39 gen-feb 36 1-56 M A N C A 40-41 mar-apr 36 57-112 42-43 giu-lug 36 113-168 44-45 ago-set 36 169-224 46-47 ott-nov 36 225-280 48-49-50-51 dic-36 la caricatura 281-344 52-53 set-ott-37 La Bella Venezia 1-56 54-55 set-ott 38 Il dopoguerra 57-112 56-57 gen-feb 39 113-168 58-59 apr-giu 39 1-56 60-61 gen-feb 40 57-112 62-63 set-ott-40 113-168 64-65-66 set-ott 41 169-344 67-68-69-70 nov-dic 42 345-440 46 fasc.(meno tre3) in totale I quaderni sono in buone condizioni, in brossura cm. 18 x 24 pagine variabili da 60 a 80, con piccoli strappetti ed alcuni restauri, , ma in complesso positiva raccolta che offriamo con le 3 lacune , a

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS)

      Letter. Folding crease. Near Fine. Fine one-page letter on Cather's monogrammed printed stationery dated 20 August [n.y.] and SIGNED by Cather at the conclusion. Addressed to Dr. [Henry Goddard] Leach, editor of THE FORUM, regarding an article that appeared on Cather's work in his publication. In full: "Thank you for replying to my telegram, which I am afraid was premature. I have just received from the Knopf office a copy of the estimate of my books published in the September Forum. I wish I might know your personal opinion of the article before I write you. Sincerely yours, Willa Cather." A Cather scholar informed us that this letter is almost certainly from 1931. Granville Hicks had an article in the FORUM in September of that year, ostensibly a review of SHADOWS ON THE ROCK, but mentioning other works in explaining "why she is and always has been a minor artist." Cather's displeasure with the article is clear in the tone of this letter. Her best known book, DEATH COMES FOR THE ARCHBISHOP, was serialized in the very same magazine from January through June in 1927.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Motore veneto. Pubblicazione mesnile degli Automobile Club di Padova, Venezia e Rovigo.

      Subject: (Automobilismo). Padova, 1931, A. I, annata completa (n. 1/12) in undici fascicoli sciolti con tracce di rilegatura ai dorsi, e di circa 30 pp. cad. Le copertine a colori di Carlo Biscaretti.

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        The Overland Monthly, 1868-1875; The Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine, 1883-1931

      A. Roman & Company; John H. Carmany & Company [et al.], San Francisco 1931 - Magazine. 93 bound volumes and 40 single issues in wrappers. Octavos and folios. A long run of *Overland Monthly*, California's most important literary magazine of the 19th and early 20th Century. The set includes a near complete run of the original series from July 1868 until December 1875 (lacking only the January 1870 issue, else complete); and a long, near complete run of the second series from 1883 (when it resumed publication) through 1931. In 1923 it merged with Out West to become *Overland Monthly and the Out West Magazine*, and changed its format from octavo to folio.Founded and first edited by Bret Harte, *Overland Monthly* established serious literature and progressive social criticism in the American Far West. It quickly won national and international acclaim as a leading literary force in American letters. Ambrose Bierce, Mark Twain, and Harte contributed sardonic stories and verse, and all manner of informal, highly personal commentary which propelled Harte and the magazine to literary celebrity. The magazine gave rise to a new generation of writers, loosely known as the West Coast Romantics, that included Bierce and Harte, John Muir, Willa Cather, Joaquin Miller, Jack London, George Sterling, and fantasy/science fiction writer Clark Ashton Smith, all of whom contributed to the magazine. Among the many important works featured in this long run is Harte's "The Luck of Roaring Camp," "Dickens in Camp," and "Plain Language from Truthful James," and Bierce's "The Haunted Valley" and "Grizzly Papers," (in five installments). Mark Twain contributed his famous travel log in four installments: "By Rail Through France," and "A Californian Abroad: A Few Parisian Sights; Three Italian Cities; A Mediaeval Romance." Willa Cather's short story "On the Divide" appeared in 1896.Most volumes are bound in full beige or blue cloth. The original series lacks one monthly issue (January 1870), otherwise it is complete in 14 bound volumes (volumes 1-3, and 5-15), with four unbound issues in wraps (February-May, 1870). Volume 3 from 1869 has the original wrappers and supplements bound in. Volumes 1-6 of the second series is incomplete, consisting of 11 unbound single issues in wraps from 1883-1885: (April 1883; January, April, July, August, September, October, and November 1884; January, March, May 1885), then follows a consecutive run of mostly bound volumes 7-89 from 1886-1931 (with 29 single issues from 1921-22 in wrappers). The bound volumes from 1901-1931 have the original wrappers bound in.An ex-library set with bookplates or ink stamps on the front pastedowns. Only two volumes in half calf (from 1895 and 1897) are scuffed and worn, thus good only, about ten volumes and a few single issues in wraps from the 20th Century have some intermittent torn leaves, the volume containing the "San Francisco Fire Number" (May 1906) is split at the gutter with detached leaves, else overall an about very good set. A scarce, large assemblage of many first appearances of important American literary works and articles. A list of notable selections is available. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dracula. Photoplay Edition

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

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        The Common Sense of Drinking

      Little, Brown and Company, 1931-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1931: First Edition, First Printing, with no later printings stated on the copyright page. In Very Good overall condition, very well preserved and well cared for over the years. Clean text. Sound binding. Front free end paper and paste down has what appears to be pieces of the original dust jacket tipped in, along with a small, vintage bookseller's label. Original cloth binding, lightly worn overall, with sunning to the spine and a few scuffs. A nice copy overall of this proto-Alcoholics Anonymous text that served as an inspiration to the founder, Bill W.

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        Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources 1745-1799

      Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office,1931. First editions. Octavos, original cloth, 39 volumes. Complete set of the writings of George Washington in the rare original dust jackets, with only volume five lacking the jacket. Each volume is near fine to fine in very good to fine dust jackets. Each volume contains the bookplate of George Washington.

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        Les Ballets suédois dans l'art contemporain

      Paris: Editions Du Trianon,, 1931. Text by Fokine, Haquinius, De Maré, Rémon, Tansman, Tugal. Contributions by Claudel, Casella, Cendrars, Cocteau, Inghelbrecht, Milhaud, Pirandello, Picabia, Roland-Manuel. Small quarto. Original wrappers, decoration to covers in blue, titles to front cover in black, titles and illustration to spine in red and black. With the small portfolio, decorated in blue, housing 14 loose pochoir plates. All housed in a modern marbled covered slipcase. 14 loose pochoir plates with images by Bonnard, Chirico, Colin, Dardel, Foujita, Gladky, Hellé, Hugo, Lagut, Laprade, Léger, Murphy, Nerman, Parr, Perdriat, aand Steinlen. 64 héliogravure plates. Covers designed by Léger. All in excellent condition. First edition, first printing. Edition of 1000. Inscribed by de Maré "à monsieur D E inghelbracht è mes vif remerciements et mes amitiés, R DeMaré." and inscribe d by Leger "amicalement, F Leger". Two pochoir plates by Léger additionally signed below the image.

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        THE NAME OF ACTION

      DOUBLEDAY, DORAN & COMPANY, GARDEN CITY, NEW YORK 1931 - stained dust jacket; red inside cover bleeded on dust jacket and few pages on the end; stained inside cover; water damages and some stains on pages; pages darkening; inside cover book dealer plate DATE PUBLISHED: 1931 EDITION: 312 READING COPY ONLY. JACKET: TATTERED DJ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essai sur la Nature du Commerce en Général

      London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd. For the Royal Economic Society,, 1931. Edited with an English Translation and other material By Henry Higgs, C.B. Octavo (234 × 150 mm). Original publisher's buckram, spine lettered gilt, with the slightly chipped dust jacket. With frontispiece portrait of Cantillon's wife and one plate, a portrait of his daughter. Spine a little faded, the dust jacket a little darkened, an excellent copy. First complete edition in English of Cantillon's masterful analysis of trade and economics, originally published in French in 1755. A partial translation into English was published in 1759, described by Jevons in an article appended here, Richard Cantillon and the Nationality of Political Economy, as "so horribly garbled as to give no idea of the merits of the original work. The so-called Analysis of Trade is a loose translation of portions of the real Essai, omitting usually the best parts of the chapters in order to allow of the insertion of extracts from Hume's Essays, rodomontades about Oliver Cromwell, and other wholly irrelevant matter." (p. 335). The volume also contains an essay on the life and work of Richard Cantillon, by Henry Higgs.

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        These 13 (Thirteen)

      Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith 1931 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful copy. This First Issue dustjacket is rich in color with NO chips or fading to the spine with slight wear to the edges. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight, with NO cocking or leans. The boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy in collector's condition. We buy Faulkner First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fables of Aesop According to Sir Roger L'Estrange

      [Paris]: Harrison of Paris. [New York]: Minton, Balch and Compnay, [1931] - First edition, no. 85 of 595 copies. 8vo. Fifty drawings by Alexander Calder. [8], 124, [4] pp. Designed by Monroe Wheeler. Publisher's paper- covered boards and dust-jacket, in original red paper-covered cardboard chemise. Light foxing to dust-jacket, light wear to chemise. Artist and the Book, 47 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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