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        Building Plans and Elevations for a Proposed Building for Neptune Machine Works on Fremont St. between Fremont and Baldwin Ct., San Francisco

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, October 1931. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 24" x 26". 5 sheets. Job #00104. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Hollywood. (Relatos contemporáneos).

      - Madrid, Ulises (Cía. Iberoamericana de Publicaciones), 1931, 17 x 13,5 cm., hol. piel de tafilete, conserva cubiertas originales diseñadas por Maruja Mallo, retrato + 199 págs. + 12 h. (Colección Valores Actuales. Xavier Abril es uno de los principales poetas del Perú, contándose entre los primeros representantes del vanguardismo de su país. Especialmente fue influenciado por el surrealismo. Como ha señalado Bonet: "Hollywood 1931, novela poética acusa el impacto del surrealismo").

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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        NightLife Vanity Fair's Intimate Guide to New York After Dark

      New York: John Day Company, 1931. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vo. 182 pp. Decorations by Raymond Bret-Koch. An especially bright nearly fine copy in illustrated boards with indented red lettering. Superb copy.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Rifleman and Hussar

      John Murray, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Acceptable. 412 pages. Publisher spelt Johh Murray on title page. Gift inscription by the author. Spine qiute neatly re-attached. Foxing on endpapers. All illustrations present. Robust packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide

      [Bookseller: M Godding Ltd]
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        A Gang of Gypsies. From Izaak Walton's The Compleat Angler

      London,, 1931. Ink and watercolour (235 × 279 mm). An original illustration by Rackham for his edition of Walton's Compleat Angler (1931). The illustration appears opposite page 116 in the published work.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        EAST LYNNE (Original 100pp Screenplay for the 1932 Film Adaptation)

      Fox Film Corp, Los Angeles 1931 - [Wood, Mrs. Henry] EAST LYNNE. Los Angeles: Fox Film Corporation, 1931. Original 100pp Screenplay dated February 26, 1931 for the first "talkie" adaptation of Mrs. Wood's famous Victorian mystery novel about infidelity and double identities (which sold over a million copies before 1900 making it the greatest best seller in England's 19th Century). This is the Final Draft of the shooting script without annotations of any kind other than the production numbers written in colored pencil on the front cover. As was occasionally the custom of the early pre-code 1930s, this script is labeled "Screen Continuity" but this is not a post-production script, this is the actual screenplay in normal screenplay format. EAST LYNNE was directed by Frank Lloyd ("Cavalcade" "Mutiny On The Bounty") and written by Tom Berry & Bradley King (King was one of the earliest female screenwriters with 60+ film credits). The pages of the screenplay are in Fine condition, the covers (which are larger than the pages and thus prone to creases and bends) show the wear you'd expect from a working script. There is only one existing copy of the film print which is not in very good condition (thus not available for home video), all the more unfortunate as this "lost" film of EAST LYNNE was one of five Oscar nominees for Best Picture of 1932. Sold with a Near Fine example of the original East Lynne photoplay book which was sold at theaters and book shops in tandem with the release of the film. It contains six photo stills of stars Ann Harding, Conrad Nagel, and Clive Brook. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ABAA]
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        The Waves

      London: The Hogarth Press,, 1931. Octavo. Original purple cloth, titles to spine gilt. Spine faded and stained. Very good. First edition, second impression. From the library of Bloomsbury artist Duncan Grant with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper. By descent through his daughter Angelica Garnett with her ownership blind stamp to the first two leaves.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        These 13

      New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith,, 1931. Stories. Octavo. Original blue cloth, grey cloth backstrip, titles to spine in red, blue and white patterned endpapers, top edge stained blue, others untrimmed. With the Hawkins dust jacket. Pencilled annotations to the dedications and contents leaves. Spine slightly faded corresponding to light areas of the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and toned jacket with a small chip from the lower panel repaired with tape to the verso. First edition, first printing, first state with the error on the contents leaf - 280 for 208. The first collection of Faulkner's short stories.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Zanzibar. Its History and its People.

      - London, Witherby, 1931. 527 S., 12 Tafeln mit Abb., 2 Karten. Gr.-8°, rotes Leinen mit goldgepr. RTitel Einband etwas berieben.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Galerie Joy]
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        Prospecting for Gold. From the Dish to the Hydraulic Plant.

      Angus & Robertson, Sydney 1931 - vii, [3], 157 pages, several b/w illustrations. Old name on half title page, gilt title on front cover lightly rubbed, very sound binding, clean copy except for mild foxing on endpapers. Rare first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tinakori Books]
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        Elementi di Psicoanalisi.

      1931 - Milano, Hoepli, 1931. Prima edizione del primo libro italiano di psicoanalisi. L'opera è frutto di 5 lezioni tenute a Trieste. E. Weiss può essere considerato come il padre italiano della psicoanalisi. In 16mo (cm. 15,7); copertina originale rigida con titoli al piatto ed al dorso (manca la sovraccoperta di color nero); pp. 12, 242, (2). Facsimile su 2 pagine della lettera prefazione inviata da Sigmund Freud ad E. Weiss nell'agosto del 1930. Sigmund Freud così si esprime nella prefazione: chi sa valutare la serietà di un lavoro scientifico. deve riconoscere il grande merito di questo libro e condividere la mia speranza ch'esso abbia a suscitare tra le persone colte e gli scienziati d'Italia un non passeggero interesse per la giovane scienza della psicoanalisi. Axs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        All Passion Spent.

      London: Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 1931 - Octavo. Original light green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Covers faded and spine somewhat rolled, tanned and mottled, light spotting to edges. A good sound copy in the tanned and rubbed jacket. First edition, first impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Four Gospels

      ...with Decorations by Eric Gill. 64 wood-engraved illus. Small folio, orig. white half-pigskin & polished buckram sides (spine very slightly darkened, a few nearly invisible scratches to upper cover cloth), spine gilt, t.e.g., others uncut by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. [St. Lawrence, Waltham]: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1931. A very fine copy of Gill's "most memorable of the glories of bookmaking for which he designed the type and himself engraved the beautiful initial letters and illustrations on wood."-Blumenthal, Art of the Printed Book, p. 40 & no. 118. Limited to 488 copies on Batchelor handmade paper (there were a further twelve copies on vellum). Preserved in a box. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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      Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1931. - First edition. Fine and extremely bright, clean copy lacking the very rare dust jacket. Introduction by Heywood Broun. Damon Runyon (1888-1946) wrote many excellent short stories in which much that went on was on the wrong side of the law. In this book there are thirteen short stories where the characters live in the area of show business, gambling, fashion, etc. and meet in the world of crime and felony. Queen's Quorum 84 says, ". the reader meets a choice collection of cheap chiselers, chippie chasers, and cheesecake chewers --- or to put it differently, the Runyon guys and dolls are Broadway banditti, metropolitan mobsters, Gotham gunmen, and Times Square thugs. The great modern interpreter of The Main Stem, however, leavened his tales of passion and violence with a unique type of humor which can only be described as New York Runyonese." A Haycraft/Queen Cornerstone mystery title and a Queen's Quorum selection. An exceptional copy of an elusive book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Under the North Pole. The Wilkins-Ellsworth Submarine Expedition

      New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam,, 1931. Octavo. Original blue half cloth on pale grey boards, title gilt to the spine within a decorative gilt panel, top edge gilt, the others uncut, pale grey endpapers. Original studio print photograph of Sir Hubert Wilkins by Hal Phyfe as frontispiece and 35 half-tone plates, full-page map to text. A little rubbed, boards browning at the edges, photographic frontispiece a touch oxidised as often, foxing to the fore-edge, else very good, unopened. First edition, de luxe issue of 275 numbered copies "printed from type on Strathmore Wayside Text rag" and with the frontispiece an original photograph - the negative destroyed after the run - signed in red pencil crayon by Phyfe, this copy numbered 10. Signed at the limitation by Wilkins and Sloan Danenhower, captain of the Nautilus, as part of the edition, but this copy additionally inscribed by Danenhower; "[Wilikns and Danenhower] Extend their best regards to Mrs. Roswell Miller Jnr., May 6th 1931". Mrs. Roswell Miller was Andrew Carnegie's only daughter Margaret, "Baba", for whom he built Skibo Castle. "Prospectus" of the plans to take the submarine Nautilus under the North Pole, Danenhower contributes the chapter on the submarine itself. The expedition was beset by problems from the very outset when the quartermaster was knocked off deck and drowned in New York harbour, and eventually Nautilus was scuttled in a Norwegian fjord.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Unknown War

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good. This is the sixth and final book of Churchill's acclaimed history of the First World War - the U.S. first edition, in the rare dust jacket. In proposing it to his publisher, Charles Scribner, Churchill wrote: "In the previous volumes of the World Crisis I have described only in a few pages the course of events in the Eastern theatre. They have merely been the background of our main drama of the war. But now I think I might write a volume called 'The Eastern Front' [published as "The Unknown War" in the U.S.], which would be separate from but supplementary to our five volume history." Scribner published just 3,870 first printing copies in 1931. Collectors will note that for The World Crisis, the U.S. is the true first edition, as initial U.S. publication preceded the British. Here is a near-fine+ first edition, first printing in a correct first printing dust jacket. The russet cloth binding is nearly flawless with superlative spine presentation. Searching for flaws, we find only a very slight dulling at the foot of the spine corresponding to dust jacket chips. Copies this clean have become truly rare. The contents are clean and tight. The correct Scribner's "A" on the title page verso confirms first printing status. We find no spotting. The fragile color folding map at p.388 shows no tears, just a bit of toning and wear to the blank outer margin. There is a single inked owner's name and address on the ffep, the untrimmed fore edge is age-toned, and the top edge is dust soiled. The dust jacket is bright and clean with only mild toning to the spine, but neatly price clipped on the front flap and showing minor wear and losses, almost entirely confined to the lower edge of the front face and the base of the spine. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.1(V).a, Woods/ICS A31(aa), Langworth p.103.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        La première traversée aérienne. Paris - New-York par Costes et Bellonte

      Imprimerie nationale 1931 - In-4 plein chagrin brun, dos à nerfs, caissons dorés et à froid, titre rapporté en lettres de maroquin rouge sur fond argenté au dos, premier plat orné d’une belle composition un breguet mosaïqué sur fond peint de nuit d’orage et d’Atlantique, une plaque ivoire de monogramme contrecollée, 252 pp. Plus de 100 reproductions en noir ou en couleurs, dont 6 planches dépliantes. in-4° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Avenue - Veyrier]
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        POEMS For HARRY CROSBY. With an Introduction by Stuart Gilbert

      Paris:: The Black Sun Press,. 1931.. 9-1/4" x 7". 1st edition (Minkoff A-40). Copy "O O" of 44 copies printed on Hollande Van Gelder paper. vii, [65] pp. Poems, 28 in number, printed recto only, and numbered @ base of each page. Unopened.. White cloth binding with red cloth backstrip, vertical printed paper title label to spine. Multi-color cloth placemarker.. Some age tanning to white cloth & white paper spine label. Upper. corners bumped. Withal, a VG copy.. Frontis of a bronze of Harry Crosby.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        The Tailless Batrachians of the Japanese Empire.,

      Tokio, Imp. Agricult. Experiment Station, 1931 - Mit 29 (17 farb.) Tafeln, 88 Tabellen, 1 ganzseitigen kolorierten Verbreitungskarte und 97 Textabbildungen, 3 Bll. (Titel, Inhalt, Einleitung), 215 Seiten, 29 nn. Bll. (Tafelerklärungen). Adler I, S.108-109. Bedeutendes u. grundlegendes Standardwerk über die Froschlurche Japans (einschließlich Taiwan u. Korea) mit sehr schönen Tafeln. Ein Jahr nach der japanischen Ausgabe erschien die Ausgabe in englischer Sprache in einer sehr kleinen Auflage. Widmungsexemplar mit einem kleinen gedruckten Widmungsblatt und handschriftlicher Signatur des Autor vor dem Titelblatt eingebunden. Außengelenke u. Kapitale leicht - Ecken u. Kanten minimal berieben, hinterer fliegender Vorsatz etwas gebräunt. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Sehr selten ! Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 550 4° (32 x 23,5 cm), güner Orig.-Lwdbd. in Lederoptik mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Castellum]
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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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Estampas de Toros. Reproduccion y descripcion de las mas importantes publicadas en los siglos XVIII y XIX relativas a la Fiesta Nacional, con una introduccion de Gregorio Corrochano

      Librería Pedro Vindel, Madrid 1931 - tela editorial 300 láminas ( 16 en color ) y 14 hojas de indices, ejemplar numerado. . 94 págs.

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      London: Thornton Butterworth, Ltd., 1931. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. This 1931 publication is a collection of 10 speeches by Churchill as part of his campaign against the India Bill over which he broke with his party leadership. Though his cause was lost, these speeches are considered to contain some of the finest examples of Churchill's rhetorical brilliance. The first edition is most commonly found in orange paper wraps. A much rarer version of the first edition was issued in a cased (hardcover) binding, featuring a bright orange coarse cloth. A second printing of the first edition was issued in the same month as the first printing. According to Churchill bibliographer Ronald Cohen: "Few cased copies of the second printing are known." Here is one of those very few - a hardcover first edition, second printing. Moreover, this copy retains the front flap of the extravagantly rare dust jacket. The orange cloth binding is bright and square with sharp corners. The spine is lightly soiled, but not sunned and retaining strong color. There are some holes along the hinge gutters, the largest being 1/2 inch x 1/16 inch at the rear hinge. This defect appears to be the result of thin binding cloth and is consonant with similar defects we have observed on other copies. Despite the flaw, the binding remains tight and sound. The contents are clean, bright, and tight. No spotting. No previous ownership marks. Since this copy bears an important fragment of the original dust jacket, we include a copy of a first edition India dust jacket from our reference collection. We have placed this full dust jacket copy and the original front flap inside a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A92.1.d, Woods/ICS A38(a.2), Langworth p.150

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Imatgeria popular catalana. Les Auques. 2 Volumenes. Texto y facsimils

      Orbis, Barcelona 1931 - tela algo sobada, en general buena conservación portadas orladas, tirada limitada, sin desbarbar, primer volúmen de texto con ilustraciones y segundo correspondiente a las reproducciones facsimilesde estos impresos populares de Cataluña y Valencia, alguno en color. . 353 págs.

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      Boston: Marshall Jones Company, 1931. All quite fine and elegant. First edition xx, 454p. Illustrated. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full red crushed morocco with silk flyleaves, a.e.g., the edges are gauffered at their borders and colored, the spine with gilt titles and dense panel ornaments, the upper cover with decorative gilt borders, title, and central ornament of a man in onlaid leathers in three colors and with the letters "D'ANCONA", apparently the finisher, the lower cover with a winged sphinx in gilt with four colors of onlays, the doblures of black morocco From the series The Mythology of All Races by Louis Herbert Gray which was eventually completed in 13 volumes over several years

      [Bookseller: First Folio]
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        Mountain Interval

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1931. 76pp. Octavo [22 cm] 1/4 green cloth over light green boards. Title and author gilt on the front board and again on the backstrip. Near fine/Very good. Minor nicking to the corners of the jacket. A short closed tear to the foot of the jacket's front panel with some minor corresponding creasing. Signed by the author on the front free endsheet.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        The Wind in the Willows. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard.

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

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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        The World Crisis (first abridged and revised edition)

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good. This is the first abridged and revised edition of Churchill's monumental and acclaimed history of World War I in the original first printing dust jacket - one of the most striking and rare dust jackets in the Churchill canon. The front face of the yellow-tan dust jacket features a full-length, half-tone photograph of Churchill striding, in top hat and tails with walking stick in hand. The rear cover features a smaller head and shoulders image of Churchill in the uniform of the South African Light Horse (set amid an advertisement for A Roving Commission). Writing in 1997, Churchill expert Richard Langworth said of this dust jacket "I know of only two or three of these in existence." We know of a few more than that, but certainly only a small number survive and very few collectors are able to own them. This first abridged and revised edition is not simply an abridgement, but a genuine first edition in its own right; Churchill made significant revisions and added a new introduction and an entire new chapter on the Battle of the Marne. Moreover, the U.S. edition preceded the British, making it the true first edition. This copy is notable for condition as well as scarcity, being near-fine in a very good dust jacket. The blue cloth binding is square, immaculately clean, and tight, with sharp corners and vivid spine gilt. Searching for exterior flaws, we find only light shelf wear to the lower edge, barely perceptible mottling of the color at the lower front edge, and a fractional adhesion of some dust jacket paper fibers to the fore edge of the rear cover. The contents remain bright and clean. We find no spotting and even the untrimmed fore edges and top edge remain quite clean. The sole previous ownership mark is a name, date, city, and price in faded ink written vertically along the ffep gutter: "Demuth Norman (Chicago) Jan 4 1936 $5.00". The dust jacket is a noteworthy survivor. It is unclipped, still bearing the original $5.00 front flap price and notably clean, with only slight soiling confined to the spine tail and the upper rear hinge. Shelf presentation is particularly good, with the jacket spine only very slightly toned and highly complete, showing only fractional losses at the extreme spine ends. The only two losses of note are at the bottom edge of the front face, these being a .75 x .75 inch triangle at the lower front hinge and .5 wide x .25 inch deep chip closer to the front flap fold. There is also a .375 inch abrasion to Churchill's right leg. The jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.5.a, Woods/ICS A31(ba.1), Langworth p.115.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        King Charles II

      London: Longmans, Green, 1931. 1: King Charles II.Longmans, Green:1931.2: Samuel Pepys. The Saviour of the Navy. Cambridge University Press:1938.3: The Age of Elegance. Collins:1950.4: Samuel Pepys. The Man in the Making. Cambridge University Press:1933.5: The Letters Speeches and Declarations of King charles II.Cassell:1935.6. Samuel Pepys. The Years of Peril. Cambridge University Press:1935.7. The Years of Endurance 1793-1802. Collins:1942.8. Years of Victory 1802-1812.Collins:1944.9. English Saga ( 1840-1940 ). Collins:1940.All 9 volumes are first editions. Bound in quarter calf, marble boards, raised bands, gilt lines, leather title labels.All bindings in very good clean firm condition.Internally, pages and illustrations in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice informative collection of volumes, in very attractive bindings.A18 . First Edition.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        The World Crisis: The Eastern Front

      London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd., 1931. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. This is the sixth and final book of Churchill's acclaimed history of the First World War and essential to filling a full set of British first editions. Scarcity owes to the fact that the first printing was just 5150 copies, as opposed to 7500 for the British first edition of each of the preceding five books. Consequently these are rarely offered outside of sets. In proposing the book to his publisher, Churchill wrote: "In the previous volumes of the World Crisis I have described only in a few pages the course of events in the Eastern theatre. They have merely been the background of our main drama of the war. But now I think I might write a volume called 'The Eastern Front', which would be separate from but supplementary to our five volume history." Here is the first British edition, first printing, an almost near-fine, very clean copy. The blue cloth binding is clean and square with sharp corners, bright spine gilt, and little of the scuffing that typically affects these smooth bindings. We note slight wear at the corners and spine ends and a small bump to the upper rear edge. Though it remains quite bright, the gilt spine title, subtitle, and author print was stamped slightly canted, leaving it not quite centered and not quite horizontal on the spine. The contents are unusually clean and crisp. Notably, we find absolutely no spotting. Even the page edges, though modestly age-toned, show no spotting. All 8 photographic illustrations, and all maps and plans, are present and intact, including the notoriously fragile color folding map at page 368. We note some transfer browning to the half title in a rectangular shape that may have been where a news clipping or other document was once laid in. This book evidently once belonged to a substantial private library. The sole previous ownership marks appear on the front pastedown. There is a decorative bookplate specifying a wing, room, case, and shelf. Above the bookplate is an inkstamp stating "Library Book" with a penciled "No. 579". We find no other markings. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.2(V).a, Woods/ICS A31(ab), Langworth p.105

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        La France. 40 Zeichnungen.

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

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        The World Crisis: 1911-1918, finely bound British first Abridged and Revised edition

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1931. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Here is a spectacular fine binding of the first Abridged and Revised edition of The World Crisis. Churchill's history of the First World War - which he titled "The World Crisis" - was originally published between 1923 and 1931. Of The World Crisis, Churchill bibliographer Frederick Woods wrote: "The volumes contain some of Churchill's finest writing, weaving the many threads together with majestic ease, describing the massive battles in terms which fitly combine relish of the literary challenge with an awareness of the sombre tragedy of the events." Churchill was in a unique position to write this history, having served both in the Cabinet and on the front; Churchill was First Lord of the Admiralty until 1915 and then, after bearing blame for the Dardanelles tragedy, served as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. This important edition is not just an abridgement. It incorporates revisions by Churchill with new material, including a whole new chapter on the Battle of the Marne, as well as a new introduction. Here is the first British abridged and revised edition, first printing, newly rebound in a truly exceptional fine binding by a talented, sole-proprietor UK binder whose services we and our customers are privileged to employ. The binding is half-leather, featuring hand-dyed, polished tan calf over brown cloth boards with twin morocco spine labels. The gilt titling, rules, and decoration are 24 carat gold leaf, laid on by hand. The spine features raised bands, tooled compartments, extensive gilt decoration including the lion rampant, red title panel, and black author panel. All borders and transitions feature double gilt rules. The head and foot bands are sewn, not glued. Condition of the binding is flawless. The contents are well-suited to the binding, being crisp, clean, and bright. No internal spotting and no previous ownership marks. Very light spotting and soiling is confined to the text block edges. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.6.a, Woods/ICS A31(b), Langworth p.113.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Golden Remedy (First Edition)

      New York: Vanguard, 1931. First Edition. First Edition. Fine in an about Fine dust jacket, with only minute traces of soil on the rear panel. Stout's seventh book and third hardcover title, one of eight novels written prior to his first mystery, "Fer-de-lance," in 1934. The story concerns Marvin Tasker, director of the Marvin Tasker Musical Institute, who spends a lifetime in an effort to break down love into verifiable, scientific terms. A superb copy.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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      Garden City: Doubleday, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Spine sunned, lacking the dustwrapper. Very Good copy with an exceptional association. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author "Dear George/with my love/Noel" to George Cukor, with his bookplate created by Paul Landacre on the front pastedown. Cukor directed "My Fair Lady," "The Philadelphia Story," and part of "Gone with the Wind," among many other films.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA ]
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        The Collected Poems of Harry Crosby: Chariot of the Sun; Transit of Venus; Torchbearer; [and] Sleeping Together

      Paris: Black Sun Press. 1931. First. First editions thus. Four volumes, complete. Chariot of the Sun, with Introduction by D.H. Lawrence; Transit of Venus, with Preface by T.S. Eliot; Torchbearer, with Notes by Ezra Pound; and Sleeping Together, with a Memory of the Poet by Stuart Gilbert. Octavos. Fine in original printed wrappers, and fine glassine dustwrappers, in near fine original red cloth publisher's slipcase with a little sunning. Set number 54 of 500 numbered sets. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited., 1931. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. First edition, first printing, hardcover binding. This is a collection of 10 speeches by Churchill as part of his campaign against the India Bill over which he broke with his party leadership. Though his cause was lost, these speeches are considered to contain some of the finest examples of Churchill's rhetorical brilliance. The first edition is most commonly found in orange paper wraps. A much rarer variant was issued in a hardcover binding seen in two versions - one with the spine title reading horizontally and one with the spine title reading vertically as it does on the wraps issues. The hardcover editions are keenly sought, but the coarse orange cloth proved highly susceptible to sunning, soiling, and wear. Here is a collector-grade, near-fine+ example of this elusive hardbound first edition with the vertical spine title. This copy is about as good as it gets. The orange cloth binding is unusually square, clean, bright, and tight with virtually no wear. The corners remain sharp and the spine remains bright with only a hint of color shift. The front cover is remarkably bright and clean. The rear cover is likewise bright, marred only by five tiny dark marks. The contents are clean, bright, and tight. We find absolutely no internal spotting and no previous ownership marks of any kind. Minor soiling and spotting is confined to the page edges. This hardbound first printing is rare in any condition and particularly so thus. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A92.1.b, Woods/ICS A38(a), Langworth p.150.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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