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      1931. Acceptable. SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. SISSINGHURST. London: Hogarth Press, 1931. First edition: Number 118 of 500 copies, signed by Sackeville-West. Printed by hand by Leonard & Virginia Woolf. A work celebrating the gardens of Sissinghurst Castle, Kent. 10 pp. Bound in original beige boards with aquamarine endpapers. Boards are quite worn at spine. Non-authorial inscription of first fly-leaf. An acceptable copy of an uncommon book. (Woolmer 271).

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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      Humphrey Milford. Oxford University Press. London.,1931. FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. (11.2 x 8.7 inches). Forty four striking illustrations by Claude Flight, some full page. Previous owners presentation inscription, dated 1946, on front blank paste down endpaper. Overall a very good copy in the publishers paper covered boards with illustrations by Flight to the front panel. Black cloth spine. Corners and edges bumped and a bit rubed but still a very good copy of this rare title. :

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Les 120 journées de Sodome, ou l’ecole du libertinage, par le Marquis De Sade. Édition critique, établie sur le manuscript original autographe par Maurice Heine

      Paris: Par S. & C., aux dépens des Bibliophiles souscripteurs, 1931-1935. Paper wraps. 4to. 3 volumes. Limited edition, numbered 285 of 396 (1 of 300 “sur papier vélin de Rives à la forme & filigrané spécialement, numérotés de 61 à 360”). This set is being sold with an additional copy of volume III (numbered 236 of 360) which is bound with the limited edition suite of 16 very explicit lithograph plates attributed to André Collet (numbered 59 of 175 and is 1 of 150 sur Vélin teinté). The plates were originally issued separately and are accompanied by a separate title page and justification du tirage. Together 4 volumes. Volume I. pp. xvi, 218, including a photo frontispiece depicting the original manuscript. Volume II. pp. [4], 219-401, [1]. Volume III. pp. [4], 403-496, [4]. Bound in publisher’s paper wraps showing some rubbing and wear. Volumes I and II have the tattered remnants of glassine coverings. Titles are printed in red and black. Edges are untrimmed. Interior pages are clean. The additional copy of volume III is bound in half red morocco with marbled boards and end papers; miniscule chipping is present to the upper corner of the head cap; the bottom edge of the text block is marked with a faint personal ownership stamp. The text leaves to this volume contain occasional spots of mild marginal foxing. The plates, however, are clean. The Marquis De Sade’s “120 Journées de Sodome” was originally written in 1785. The novel contains graphic descriptions of sexual sadism and torture. The work remained in manuscript until 1904 when an inaccurate and incomplete edition was published. The three volume edition of 1931-35, edited by Maurice Heine, is the first definitive edition of the novel. [Pia, 180-181; Nordmann – Bibliotheque erotique catalogue II, 484 – but describing “tirage a 396 exemplaires, un des vingt sur velin de Rives, destines aux seuls donataires”].

      [Bookseller: Robert McDowell Antiquarian Books]
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        Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States - Japan: 1931-1941. Complete in Two (2) Volumes 78th Congress, 1st Session - House Document No. 339

      Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office. Hardcover. Volume I contains 947 pages and fold-out map. Volume II consists of 816 pages. "The documents published in these volumes were selected with a view to presenting a comprehensive record of the diplomatic relations between the United States and Japan in regard to matters related to the causes of conflict between the two countries from the beginning of the Japanese occupation of Manchuria on September 18, 1931, to the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and the declaration of war by the United States on December 8, 1941. Each volume bears gift greetings upon front free endpaper and prior owner's blind stamp upon title page. Bindings intact. Handsome gilt lettering and decoration upon each backstrip. Fore-edges of each board bear moisture stains. The front board of Volume II is 50% affected by this staining. Modest ink(?) stain to fore-edge of volume I. A sound copy of this fascinating set. . Fair. 1943. First Edition.

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        Eyes on Russia

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1931. 135 pages; illustrated in black and white with the brilliant photographic work of Bourke-White; the photographer signed and inscribed the book on the front endpaper to "Corliss Lamont...With my sincere regards Margaret Bourke-White"; Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971) American commercial photographer and photojournalist (this was her first book) & Corliss Lamont (1902-1995) American humanist, philosopher, civil rights activist; an association copy between one of the most famous humanists and one of the most important photographic artists of the twentieth century, both of whom had long-standing relationships with the then-Soviet Union and awareness of political and social controversy; some wear and darkening to volume cloth; in very good condition.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Margaret Bourke-White.

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      1931. Paperback. 1. RUSSIAN. (BROUNI) NACHI TROPIKI [OUR TROPICS]. Molodaiya guarda, 1931. 8vo (5 3/4 x 7 1/2"), pictorial wraps, VG-Fine. The text presents life and natural resources in the North Sea and the Caspian. It explains how the nomadic Kurds were replaced (driven out) by the Bolshvics who quickly transformed the natural resources into the best in the world. Featuring striking stylized color illustrations by Brouni ending with a May Day parade. See Leveque p.20.

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        Memoirs of an Infantry Officer. With Illustrations by Barnett Freedman

      Faber & Faber. London. 1931 This edition, printed on English hand-made paper is limited to three hundred and twenty numbered copies, each copy being SIGNED by the author and by the artist and of this number three hundred copies are for sale. This is number 236. First edition, thus. DW. As stated SIGNED by both Sassoon and Freedman. 15 full page coloured plates with guards, numerous decorations and illustrations in b/w. Coloured illustrations to endpapers (with different set of illustrations to rear and front endpapers). Top edge gilt. Illustrated boards. Illustrated wrapper. The illustration of the boards is repeated on the slip-case, that of the wrapper is different, all are coloured. The book is near fine in near fine wrapper. The slip-case is worn along extremities and has a 2 inch split along both joints at bottom. A most beautiful production.

      [Bookseller: Addyman Books]
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        Marthe. Vingt-neuf eaux-fortes originales de Auguste Brouet

      Paris: Editions d'art Devambez, 1931. Livre. Illus. by Auguste Brouet. Très bon. En Feuilles. Grand In-4. Paris, Editions d'art Devambez, 1931. 33,5 x 25,5 cm, grand in-4, II - 125 (2) pp. - 9 planches hors texte dont le frontispice et 20 compositions dans le texte, en feuilles sous couverture crème rempliée et imprimée, chemise et étui de l'éditeur. Premier tirage des 29 eaux-fortes d'Auguste Brouet. Tirage à 221 exemplaires. Celui-ci l'un des 160 sur vélin d'Arches (n° 149). Etiquette ex-libris H. J. Hintze. Très bel exemplaire (emboitage légèrement défraichi). (MONOD, 6225 ; CARTERET, IV, 212 : "belle publication cotée").

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      1931. Paperback. Very Good. [RYERSON COLLECTION]. DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF JAPANESE AND CHINESE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS IN THE RYERSON LIBRARY OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO. By Kenji Toda. Chicago: 1931. 4to., blue wrappers; xxxii + 466pp. With the addenda and supplementary index of titles laid in. This copy is in very good condition, and is the nicest we have seen in many years.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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      1931: ALFRED KNOPF First US Edition. pp [81], text clean and tight. Hardcover, brown and green plaid design. NO DJ, if issued. Couple of spots on the front cover (looks like someone placed a cup on top of the book), lower corners are bumped, spine in intact with a small scratch and the label title on spine is toned. Dyed top edge, untrimmed fore edge. SIGNED by the author on the second blanc page and dated 4-V-32. (May 04, 1932). Most of Thomas Mann's books were signed as limited edition while this is the first American edition and much hard to be found. In very good conditions.. Signed by Author. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: erlich, kramer & associates Antiquarians]
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        CESKOSLOVENSKA FOTOGRAFIE. Complete in 12 volumes

      Prague, Skarda, 1931-1949. Prague, 1931-1940, 1946 and 1949, first editions of the complete set in 12 volumes; 10.75 x 8.5 inches, over 800 full page photo-engraved plates; short texts, all volumes in Czech, some with English, German and French. Photographers include: Josef Sudek, Jaroslav Krupka, Jindrich Styrsky, Frantisek Drtikol, Alois Zych, Karel Plicka, Jaroslav Seifert, R. Sima, K. Muller, J. Tutsch, and many others. All 12 volumes are uniformly bound in the original publisher's cloth. Covers with avant-garde designs by Karel Teige. Overall, this set is in excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: L'Estampe Originale]
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        The Savoy Cocktail Book. Being in the main a complete compendium of the Cocktails, Rickeys, Daisies, Slings, Shrubs, Smashes, Fizzes, Juleps, Cobblers, Fixes and other Drinks... compiled by... of the Savoy Hotel, London.

      London: Constable & Company, 1931.. Third reprint, 8vo, (iv), 286, (2) pp. Coloured illustrations throughout, including several maps of wine regions as well as humorous cartoons relating to individual drinks, pictorial endpapers, two contemporary cocktail recipes in pencil to the fly leaf verso. Original cloth backed boards, decorated in silver, green and black, some light rubbing but with none of the usual deterioration of the metallic finish, a very good bright copy.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come

      New York. Charles Scribners Sons. 1931. Bound in 1/2 gilt ruled Vellum and cloth covered boards. Gilt titles. 4to. 8.25" x 11.0". This Edition Limited to 512 numbered copies of which this is #102. Signed boldly in ink by N.C. Wyeth to the Colophon. Illustrated with Tipped-in colour plates by N.C. Wyeth. Usual extremely mild soiling to Vellum. Some pages yet uncut. A Very Fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Eisen und Stahl 97 Fotos von Albert Renger-Patzsch

      Berlin: Hermann Reckendorf, 1931. First edition. Hardcover. Text in German. One of the seminal books of black and white images of industry. An about very good plus copy with the usual oxidation and rubbing to the silver paper covered boards and with minor wear to the corners and edges. Internally a clean copy with a very small vintage bookstore sticker to the top corner of the front pastedown. Lacking the very scarce jacket. (Parr & Badger v1, 125

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        THE WAR IN THE AIR Being the Story of the Part Played in the Great War By the Royal Air Force. Volumes I - V (I-V Text and Volume III Complete map box)

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1931. Five text volumes and one map volume complete with 42 boxed maps. Original blue cloth bindings/box with gilt lettering, good only with some general wear , water staining,and rubbing to extremities, Vol.I cloth a little water stained, complete, faint signature to front paste down, Vol.II complete with numerous fold out maps/plans, Vol.III complete with fold out plans, careful repair to split cloth on the rear hinge, Vol.III map edition complete, box a little general wear and rubbing, no marks to folded maps, Vol. IV very clean complete with fold out maps, Vol.V staining to cloth otherwise text and maps clean and unmarked. A good set with very good clean text. Maps excellent.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No dust jacket. 8vo.

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        Selected Writings of John Hughlings Jackson

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1931. First edition. Leather_bound. Good. Unique presentation copy to Professor Otto Loewi, discoverer of acetylcholine and Nobel Laureate in Medicine 1936, as the 11th Hughlings Jackson Memorial Lecturer at the Montreal Neurological Institute, 1946. & & Two volumes bound as one in red full leather with raised bands, gilt title on spine, Loewi's name gilt on front cover. Presentation page bound at front, and at rear is a mimeographed list of the distinguished previous lecturers including Penfield, Cannon, Adrian, with Loewi's name pencilled in as the 11th.& & Good. Spine is worn and flaking and hinges somewhat weak, however covers are very good, and pages clean and bright. pp. xiv+500, viii+510. Heirs of Hippocrates 2001.

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      Lime Rock CT: Bernhardt Wall. 1931-1942. square 12 mo., paper jackets over heavy cardboard affixed by the flaps as issued, paper spine labels, all ephemera held in a clear portfolio. not paginated.. Set #1 of 76 (Weber, pages 38-41). Complete set of 85 volumes, plus one of the two ancillary volumes and a portfolio of ephemera related to the books and/or Abraham Lincoln. There are 1035 etchings total, with some volumes having as many as 16 plates and others as few as 8, while most had 10 or 11. As this set was issued over an 11-year time period, complete sets are very difficult to find (Lincoln National Life Foundation, renamed The Lincoln Museum, Harvard, University of Chicago, and the Library of Congress have complete sets of 85). As Weber notes "Though Wall generally lists the number of copies, he seldom reached more than half that goal. Hence, the use of those data are more academic than factual"(24). There is some doubt whether or not all 76 sets were completed. Each of the books are dedicated to different people, including Henry E. Huntington, Carl Sandburg, and Stephen Vincent Benet. Volume 60 and volume 85 are indexes. Wall had originally envisioned a series of only 15 volumes, then he felt the series would end at 60 (hence the index), but began what he termed a supplemental series which ultimately concluded at 85. There were two ancillary volumes, one of which is present here, that contain two etchings of Wall, a tipped-in newspaper clipping and other related materials. In addition to the 85 volumes, there is a portfolio of ephemera having to do with Abraham Lincoln and/or the set of books. There are 14 brochures of tourist information about various Lincoln-related sites. There are five letters to or from George Lee Williams and two photostats of a document, dated October 25, 1952, from Mr. Williams giving information about the set and how he acquired it from Mr. Merl Kimmel in 1950. The most important item in the packet of ephemera is the ancillary volume. It has two more etchings by Wall and an article from the Los Angeles Times dated September 5, 1950, about Bernhardt Wall. Attached to this volume, by two paperclips, is a handwritten note "George - Found this right after you left in the desk drawer with some other stuff. Merl. Also forgot to tell you, - your set is #1, & the only set ever made." (not true as at least two complete sets have been located).

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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      London: Hodder and Stoughton 1931 - First edition, first issue. Original cloth in dustwrapper. A VERY GOOD copy, the boards clean, the binding with very light bumping at the spine tips. Previous owner’s ink inscription to the front free endpaper, otherwise clean and bright throughout. Complete with the near VERY GOOD rubbed, nicked and darkened dustwrapper which has several small chips and scuffs. Not price-clipped (with the correct first issue price of 7/6net to the front flap).Without repair or restoration to any part of the book or dustwrapper. The first Detection Club novel. A crime story with G. K. Chesterton, Dorothy L Sayers, Victor Whitechurch, G.D.H. & M. Cole, Henry Wade, Agatha Christie, John Rhode, Milward Kennedy, Ronald A. Knox, Freeman Wills Crofts, Edgar Jepson, Clemence Dane and Anthony Berkeley each contributing a chapter. (Howard Haycraft: A Selected List) Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LUCIUS BOOKS (ABA, ILAB, PBFA)]
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        The Night of Fear (First Edition)

      New York: Harper, 1931. First Edition. First Edition. Fine in an exceptionally bright, Near Fine dust jacket. A Harper Sealed Mystery, with the seal still completely intact. Just a touch of rubbing to a few corners, and a single short closed tear at the bottom front panel. Rare both in jacket and with an unbroken seal.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Four Gospels of Lord Jesus Christ according to the Authorised Version of King James I

      Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press,, 1931. Folio (330 × 235 mm). Original white half pigskin, cream buckram sides, title and cockerel tool to spine, rules to 5 raised bands, and top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Printed in 18-point Golden Cockerel Face type, 65 wood-engraved illustrations by Eric Gill, 4 of which are full-page. Buckram browned, more strongly at the board edges (an endemic fault with this book), a little rubbing and scuffing of spine, contents fresh; a very good copy. One of 500 copies on paper from a limited edition of 512 numbered copies. "Conceived in the fruitful mind of Robert Gibbings, this is the Golden Cockerel book usually compared with the Doves Bible and the Kelmscott Chaucer. A flower among the best products of English romantic genius, it is also surely, thanks to its illustrator, Eric Gill, the book among all books in which Roman type has been best mated with any kind of illustration" (E. R. Gill, Eric Gill, 285).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co. Publishers,. 1931. original orange cloth, front panel stamped in black and blind, spine panel stamped in black.. A fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with light shelf wear to. spine ends with a few tiny chips, a touch of wear to corners, some. light rubbing along front panel/spine panel edge and mild fading to. red ink of title lettering on spine panel. A much better than average. copy of an uncommon title in dust jacket. (#136721). First edition. An interplanetary novel first published as a four-part serial in ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION, March - June 1930. "This work and its sequel, WANDL THE INVADER (1932; book, 1961), are good examples of Cummings' better and worse pulp writing habits: heavy plotting, shallow writing, and pseudo-science are the dominant elements. This novel involves a space mutiny, valuable radium deposits, space battles, and space pirates, and inevitably a happy ending with a victorious hero." - Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-15. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-15. Bleiler, Everett and Richard Bleiler, Science Fiction: The Gernsback Years 297. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 224. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 62- 3. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 54. Reginald 03688.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Women Builders [In the Rare Dust Jacket]

      Washington DC: The Associated Publishers, Inc., 1931. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/very good +. A Virtually Fine copy of the first edition, first printing (spine ends pushed, light corner rubs, slight lean to the left, prior owner's elegant signature to the front free endpaper), in a Very Good + example of the wonderful and extremely rare dust jacket designed by Lois M. Jones (wear to spine ends with a touch of loss at the spine head -- not affecting lettering, modest wear at the flap fold corners); seven brief biographies of outstanding "Negro" women, published by Carter Woodson’s publishing company and written because "In order that biography may function in the life of the Negro by satisfying youth's desire for hero worship, by integrating with current life-activities, and by giving a natural and obvious continuity to contemporary events, books depicting the achievements of the race in various lines of endeavor are necessary." The book profiles Lucy Craft Laney who established a school for African American children in Augusta, Georgia; Maggie Lena Walker, a teacher and businesswoman who was the first female bank president and the first woman to charter a bank in America; Janie Porter Barrett, an educator, social reformer, and welfare worker who pioneered rehabilitation centers for delinquent African American girls; Nannie Helen Burroughs, an educator, businesswoman, and orator who helped establish the National Association of Colored Women and who founded the National Training School for Women and Girls in Washington, DC; Charlotte Hawkins Brown, an educator who devoted her life to the improvement of African Americans' social standing; Jane Edna Hunter, a social worker who founded an institution that became the Phillis Wheatley Association of Cleveland; and Mary McLeod Bethune, an educator and civil rights leader who started a school which became Bethune-Cookman University, and who was an adviser to FDR a member of his Black Cabinet, and the most influential black woman in New Deal Washington. Like most early publications of Carter G. Woodson's press, copies of the book are far from common. Copies in the dust jacket are quite scarce copies as nice as is this one are rare. [Our search of the auction records reveals only 2 copies ever having come to auction, only one of which was in the dust jacket -- appearing a decade ago with a probability of reappearance at auction of 25+ years.] A Near Fine copy of a very scarce book. RARE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        An Essay on Typography.

      Hughenden, Buckinghamshire: Printed by René Hague & Eric Gill... London: Published by Messrs. Sheed & Ward, 1931. . Limited edition, one of 500 copies signed by both Gill and Hague on the limitation page. Small 8vo. (4), 120, (2) pp. Original red buckram, gilt lettered to spine. 25 figures representing typographical examples, mostly set into the text. Spine slightly faded, a very good copy. Evan Gill 21.

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        [Study for 'Ball Beauty']

      First. Lithograph. Artist's proof. Signed in lower right and inscribed "For Ellie." Image measures 11 x 8.5". Sheet measures 16.25 x 13". This image of a Balinese women is one of the iconic mages of Miguel Covarrubias's series of paintings, prints, and drawings about the island of Bali. Cocarrubias made two trips to the Indonesian locale, one in 1931 and one in 1933, both funded by either artist prizes or fellowships. After spending months immersed in the culture, he and his wife published "The Island Of Bali," a personal account of his experiences and introduction to Balinese culture, accompanied by his drawings and her photographs. Aspects of Balinese society detailed included family and village life, rice farming, Bali-Hindu religion, ceremonies, history, drama, art and dance. The book and its marketing were major contributors to the New York Bali craze of the 1930s. In 1936, an image entitled "Bali Beauty," for which this print was likely a study, was featured on the cover of Vanity Fair. The print is in very good condition with full margins. Small chips to upper and lower margins not affecting the image. José Miguel Covarrubias Duclaud (1904%u20141957) was a Mexican painter and caricaturist, ethnologist and art historian. He is best known for his research on Mesoamerican art, particularly of the Olmec culture. On the side, his drawings and caricatures garnered him a fair amount of attention and were published widely in The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, among others. This iconic image from his Bali series not only represents his work, it also points back to a vibrant time in New York cultural history.

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      Boriswood, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/None. Signed. Limited to 145 copies plus 15 presentation copies, this is copy #1 SIGNED by James Hanley on the limitation page and inscribed to Shayle Gardner and again SIGNED by James Hanley on the front endpaper. Original brown buckram covers with a leather spine label affixed over the embosed spine lettering. The covers have uneven soiling and a small (1/8") hole about a third of the way down on the front spine gutter. The leather label has been scraped through the "J" and "HAN" of the author's name revealing the corresponding embossed name on the spine. There is light offsetting to both endpapers and there is lightly penciled data, from a former bookseller, on the front endpaper and pastedown. Overall, about very good.

      [Bookseller: Trilby & Co. Books]
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        A Decision Method for Elementary Algebra and Geometry. RAND Project Report R-109.Santa Monica: The RAND Corporation, 1948. First edition.

      Rare first printing of Tarki's completeness proof and decision procedure for elementary algebra and geometry. Tarski "is widely considered as one of the greatest logicians of the twentieth century (often regarded as second only to Gödel), and thus as one of the greatest logicians of all time." (Stanford Encyclopedia). "Tarski (along with many others) considered the completeness and decision procedure for elementary algebra and geometry to be one of the two most important research contributions in his entire career, the other being is theory of truth." (Solomon Feferman). <br/><br/> In 1931 Gödel famously proved that Peano arithmetic is incomplete (i.e., that there are true but unprovable statements in number theory), and in 1936 Church and Turing independently showed that there is no decision procedure for Peano arithmetic (i.e., that there is no mechanical procedure for deciding whether and arbitrary statement is true or false). During the 1930's, using the method of quantifier elimination, Tarski proved an equally important result: that the first-order theory of the real numbers under addition and multiplication, and also Euclidean geometry are complete theories, and furthermore that there does exists decision procedures for determining the truth value of arbitrary statements in these theories. <br/><br/> Tarski intended to publish his result in a new French series but due to the invasion of France the publication was disrupted and the work was instead first published in 1948 (see Feferman and below). <br/><br/> "Tarski's result is regarded as very important. Hundreds of researchers have pursued, and continue to pursue, the lines of investigation he opened. There are two reasons for that: First, his results contrast sharply with Church's and Gödel's, and show that the classical areas of algebra and geometry are not subject to those limiting theorems. Second, there are plenty of open and interesting problems that can be formulated in the theory of real-closed fields, and this has raised the hope that decision procedures implemented on a computer might one day routinely answer open questions." (Michael Beeson).<br/><br/> "In 1948 the RAND Corporation became interested in Tarski's decision procedure for elementary algebra. J.C.C. McKinsey, who was then working for RAND, may have suggested that the procedure could be programmed for a computer calculation of the optimization of strategies in the theory of games, but implementation of that would require first writing up its theoretical details in full... In final form the monograph was put out as a RAND report [referring to the offered item]... Three years later, a second edition was published by the University of California Press and thus became publicly available." (Feferman). <br/><br/> Provenance: With letter from the RAND Corporation to the great number theorists Hans Rademacher, transmitting him this copy of the report, and mentioning the possibility of constructing a device which could determine whether an algebraic mathematical expression is true or false. <br/><br/> Feferman, <i>Alfred Tarski: Life and Logic</i>, p. 190; Beeson in <i>Alan Turing: Life and Legacy of a Great Thinker</i>, p. 106.. Large 4to (280 x 215 mm), original stiff printed wrappers, pp [iv] 60, one page mimeographed and typed letter to Rademacher dated 4th Janurary 1949, a very fine and fresh copy

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        The Suffragette Movement - An Intimate Account of Persons and Ideals

      London: Longmans, 1931. xii, 631pp, [1]. Original cloth in DJ. DJ worn and torn, chipped to spine ends and corners, spine faded, with light water staining, scrape to the lower panel, old light water staining to the reverse of the DJ. Board edges lightly stained, small split to head of upper joint, light foxing to fore-edge of text block, otherwise internally quite clean. Dedicated and signed by the author, "To Mrs Mainwaring from the author, E. Sylvia Pankhurst, April 1956&#39;, someone (presumably Mrs Mainwaring) has added her christian names to the dedication. Also included is a corner clipped photograph of Sylvia Pankhurst. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardback. Good/Fair. 8vo.

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      Paris Librairie de France 1931 ( 1932 ). : Adrien Bagarry. Deux volumes, reliés, demi veau rouge aux plattes illustrées, impression ( dos ) et filigrain ( plattes ) doré, pages de titre originaux, impression en rouge et noir, 225 x 285mm., 319 327pp., dessins n/b hors texte. Un des 600 exemplaires numérotés sur papier pur fil Lafuma. Table des matières : I : L&#39;oiseau blanc, conte bleu par Denis Diderot - Histoire de Guillaume, cocher par le Comte de Caylus - Nocrion, Conte allobroge par le Cardinal de Bernis - Aline, Reine de Golconde par le Chevalier de Boufflers - La Belle par accident, conte de fée par Jacques Cazotte - La Jolie Mercière par Restif de la Brétonne - Tant mieux pour elle, conte plaisant par l&#39;abbé de Voisenon - Le siège d&#39;Ypres par Claude Godard d&#39;Aucour. II : Cosi-Sancta, nouvelle africaine par Monsieur de Voltaire - Le crocheteur borgne par Monsieur de Voltaire - Trufaldin et Zirphile par Charles Pinot Duclos - Lettre d&#39;érosie à Juliette par le Chevalier Andrea de Nerciat - L&#39;éducation d&#39;Angola par le Chevalier de la Morlière - Histoire de Babet par l&#39;abbé du Laurens - Le mouvement perpétuel par Sylvain Maréchal - Chonchette et Minutte par Crébillon le Fils - Point de lendemain ou la Nuit Merveilleuse par Vivant Denon. Etat excéllent.

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        Une lettre manuscrite de Gomperz adressée à Freud pour son 75° anniversaire

      Une lettre dactylographiée de Gomperz à Sigmund Freud (30 lignes) sur son papier à en tête pour son 75° anniversaire signée par Gomperz. Signé par l'auteur

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        India. Speeches and an Introduction

      London: Thornton Butterworth, Ltd.,, 1931. Octavo. Original orange light card printed wraps. Housed in orange cloth drop-back box. Slight puckered scrape of the wraps at the lower joint onto the lower panel, very light scuffing head and tail of the spine, and three slight digs on the upper panel which carry through to the title page, light toning, mild foxing of the fore-edge, these are minor flaws, overall a very good, fresh copy. First edition, wrappered issue. The 30s are characterized as Churchill&#39;s wilderness years, with his unrelenting opposition to Hitler being seen as main cause for his ostracism. However "another, and earlier reason lay in his bitter opposition to Baldwin&#39;s India policy &#133; Churchill had always hit hard; not for him a round of gentlemanly sparring between friends. His fight to maintain full control of India employed not just the clenched fist but the bludgeon" (Woods, Artillery of Words).

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        India. Speeches and and Introduction by the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill

      London, Thornton Butterworth, Ltd. 1931., 1931. FIRST EDITION. Original orange softcovers with black lettering. Crown octavo, pp. 141; [3], advert for the Indian Empire Society. Light marginal spotting, covers a trifle dusty and rubbed, a little glue residue to inside joint else would appear largely unopened. A crisp copy of the fragile paper-wrapped binding; this book was issued simultaneously in hardback and softcovers. Woods A38, Langworth 150, Cohen A92.1.c.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Waters Flowing Eastward

      Paris: Editions R.I.S.S., 1931. First Edition. Octavo (22.5cm). Printed buff wrappers; glassine dustwrapper (unprinted); 226, [1]pp. Errata slip laid down inside front cover (as issued). Minor wear to the extremities; light bump to upper corner of text-block; glassine slightly clouded. In all a Very Good or better copy, free of significant wear. & & An excellent copy of this extremely influential and oft-reprinted work of antisemitic propaganda which, together with the Protocols of Zion (to which it makes frequent reference), laid the foundation for most of the standard tropes of the "International Jewish Conspiracy" - that Jews, in league with the Freemasons, the Illuminati, and the League of Nations, invented both Capitalism and Bolshevism and engineered the outbreak of the First World War, all in an attempt to achieve world domination. SINGERMAN 0221: "A widely-quote antisemitic &#39;classic&#39; on the veracity of the Protocols of Zion and the evils of Political Zionism. The genesis of the Protocols is traced to Asher Ginzberg...who supposedly wrote the Protocols in Hebrew in 1880 while in Odessa." Quite uncommon in the first printing; this a particularly fresh example.

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        Konstruktsia Arkhimekamurnik i Mashinn&#39;k Form (Construction of Architectural Forms and Machines)

      Moscow: *UNK, 1931. Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Extremely rare Russian text of this important classic work, 1st true edn, 4to, 232pps, ill. plus 40 plates, original boards chipped with sl. soiling, darkened spine, contents overall VG of a book published at a time when very little survived whatever the condition..

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        Hush Money (Original screenplay for the 1931 film)

      Los Angeles: Fox Film Corporation [Twentieth Century-Fox], 1931. Final Shooting Script for the 1931 pre-code film, "Hush Money," directed by Sidney Lanfield, written for the screen by Philip Klein, Dudley Nichols, and Courtney Terrett, and starring Joan Bennett, Myrna Loy, and George Raft. & & Now preserved in the UCLA archives, this crime film features early performances by Bennett, Loy, and Raft, wherein Bennett portrays a petty criminal having trouble burying her past. & & Light blue studio wrappers, orange title label, noted as "Final Shooting Script" on the front wrapper, with credits for screenwriters Klein, Terrett, and Nichols, dated 4-3-31, and with a penciled holograph notation ("Miss S. Schneider / for N.Y. Office") at the top right corner. Title page present, with credits for the entire crew, including the director and principal cast (though it should be noted that this not a post-production script). 94 leaves, mimeograph, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads, with light fading at the edges of the wrapper and a small tear at one of the brads.

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        Lazy Bear Lane, by Thorne Smith; Illustrated by George Shanks

      Garden City, N. Y. , Doubleday, Doran 1931 - Description: x, 240 p. Illus. , plates. Col. Front, 21 cm. Near fine copy in the original title-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges, front cover slightly sunned. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 240 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Swallows and Amazons [Swallows and Amazons Number One]

      London: Jonathan Cape Limited, 1931. First Illustrated Edition, [First Printing] . Hardcover. ______ Condition Summary: (Very Good/[Facsimile dustjacket]) A generally sound book with overall clean boards and pages, in fitted with a digitally printed facsimile first illustrated edition dust jacket. ______ All notable faults: Marked and faded especially on the backstrip, minor soiling, light browning on endpapers, creasing to one corner of pages 300 to 340, previous owner&#39;s name on the first fly leaf and corners of pages 310 to 360 slightly creased. 9568. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> First Illustrated Edition, [First Printing] [4 specific points have been used to verify the edition of this book and are available on request. [Hammond A25c and Cowen, page 58]] .

      [Bookseller: Kirkland Books Ltd]
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        Swallowdale [Swallows and Amazons Number Two]

      London: Jonathan Cape Limited, 1931. First Edition, [First Printing] . Hardcover. ______ Condition Summary: (Very Good/[Facsimile dustjacket]) A tidy copy. ______ All notable faults: Light uneven fading and light foxing on the prelims and page ends. 11852. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> First Edition, [First Printing] [6 specific points have been used to verify the edition of this book and are available on request. [Hammond A26 and Cowen, page 64]] .

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        Autograph letter signed ("TE Shaw").

      Plymouth, 10. VI. 1931. - 4to. 1 p. To a Mr. Bain, apparently a bookseller: "I am unfortunate: I need one of my own rotten books - a Revolt in the Desert, any late edition. Can you find one cheap? Send me those Irish Memories, too, about which you sent me a chit . and are there any of S. Sassoon's skits on Wolfe (Pinchbeck Lyre's) to be got? Any edition. I wanted two. There is also a book called 'Juan in America' which I must read. Nothing else, I hope [.]". - Traces of folds.

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        Poster Art In Vienna

      Chicago: Julius Wisotski, 1931. First edition. Hardcover. Recased in blue cloth. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 6 pages in text. 29 1/2 x 24 1/2 cm. Full-page color lithographs by Julius Klinger, Wilhelm Willrab [who also appears in DIE DEUTSCHE WERBE-GRAPHIK] and Cosl-Frey -- Sixteen, sixteen and fifteen, respectively; with additional 8 pages of black and white drawings and posters, plus a host of adverts at final leaves. Klinger, a German artist of Jewish descent is considered by many the father of "branding": using graphics and graphic design to convey the message of the brand, and the first to use a logo not only on the product itself, but also on buildings, billboards and adverts. Book label of Paul Struck (New York City bookseller) and two small library stamps inside front and back paste-downs, interior contents very fresh and bright.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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      London: Chatto & Windus, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good+. An exceptionally nice copy in lightly worn dust jacket. Housed in a custom clamshell box.

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        So wollen wir wohnen: Mit 200 Abbildungen von guten und schlechten Grundrissen, von vorbildlichen und zweckmäßigen Möbeln und Geräten

      Frankh'sche Verlagshandlung, Stuttgart 1931 - 8vo. 169pp. Light green cloth with blue lettering to cover and spine in original dj. 1/8" tear to top of dj cover. Some foxing to endpapers. Fascinating book on interior design of apartments. Delightfully illustrated with 200 b/w illustrations and photographs (floor plans, etc.). Contains a paste-on pocket filled with plates to rear end paper. In German. In fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Temple of the Warriors at Chichen Itza, Yucatan {2 vols. comlete}

      Carnegie Institution Of Washington, Washington, DC 1931. First Edition. Hardback. Fine/No Jacket. First edition Washington 1931. Two volumes with the second being plates, colour and b/w. Both volumes complete and in exceptional condition. Superbly preserved with raised bands, gilt decorated spines, blue half morocco over blue cloth. One tiny bump towards foot of spine of volume 1 else a fine pair.

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        Representative British Architects of the Present Day

      B. T. Batsford, London 1931 - For extra pictures of the more valuable books, please press the 'Ask Bookseller A Question' button. Packed weight = 00.95kg. Minimum postage applies. In fabulous condition overall. Rare in this condition. Internally virtually as new. Well illustrated with both photographs of the buildings and of the architects as well. Neat inscription on f.e.p. Generally fine green cloth boards. Excellent d\w - complete some light edge wear and fading but generally excellent with no clipping. 172pp. First published in book form 1931. Very well written. A chapter on each of the following architects: Lutyens, Adshead, Atkinson, Herbert Baker, Blomfield, Reginald Blomfield, Arthur Davis. Guy Dawbar, Clough Williams-Ellis, Curtis Green, Lanchester, Gilbert Scott, Walter Tapper The chapter on Lutyens include photos ofGrey Walls, 68 Pall Mall, Temple Dinsley, Heathcote * 2, Ashby St Leger, Hestercombe, Delhi, Hampton Court Bridge, and Orchards. Buying more than one book will save on postage costs. We have split our books into 70 + categories. The Bianco Library website has 3 pictures of this book including both medium and large images. This description is to be read in conjunction with these photographs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Collected Scientific Papers of William Henry Dines

      London : Royal Meteorological Society, 1931. 1st Edition. Description: x, 461 p. : front. , illus. , plates, diagrs. ; 26 cm. Related Names: Shaw, Napier, Sir, (1854-1945) . Subjects: Meteorology. Near fine copy in the original publisher&#39;s gilt-blocked cloth. Panel edges very slightly dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression.

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        The Complete Plays; together with Prefaces. [Including Pygmalion Man and Superman, Saint Joan, and The Apple Cart]

      Constable and Company Limited, London, 1931, 1934., 1931. First Collected Editions. 4to. 2 volumes. Illustrated title page to &#39;Prefaces&#39;. Elegantly bound in full midnight blue morocco, gilt, with marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Very light spotting else fine. Laurence [A204a], [A220a]

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        A Bibliography of the Works of Ernest Hemingway

      New York: Random House, 1931. (HEMINGWAY, ERNEST) First edition, one of 500 numbered copies at the Harbor Press. Out-of-series copy. 8vo. Folding frontis. 116 pp. Black ribbed cloth, light rubbing to extremities, else near fine in full black morocco slipcase . First edition of the first Hemingway bibliography, presentation copy inscribed to Gustavus Pfeiffer, the wealthy uncle of Hemingway&#39;s second wife Pauline Pfeiffer, "To Uncle Gus with much affection and great Admiration, Ernest Hemingway." Pfeiffer was an important supporter of the Hemingways, purchasing a home in Key West for the couple in 1931, financing their cars, and paying for their African safari. In appreciation, Hemingway dedicated A FAREWELL TO ARMS to him. After Hemingway moved in with Martha Gellhorn, Uncle Gus helped convince Pauline to grant a divorce. An important association

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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