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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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        POST-MORTEM

      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.

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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. .

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        India

      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.

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        Magic Rug (Signed By Authors)

      Doubleday Doran & Co., Garden City 1931 - Illustrated boards with black cloth spine, slight shelfwear;matching dust jacket with large pieces missing from front panel, spine end and rear panel, but present nonetheless. A little boy takes a strange and wonderful adventure on his father's magic oriental rug. This was D'Aulaire's first picturebook together and one of their most elusive titles, particularly with the original dust jacket and rarely found signed. Illustrated in color and b&w from drawings done directly on lithographic stones, a pioneering procedure in the world of color lithography. See Bader, pgs. 42, 44. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of John Milton [18 Volumes plus Index in 23 Volumes, Complete]

      Columbia University Press. Hardcover. New York, 1931. Eighteen volumes in 23, including the two volume index. A very nice ex-library set with excellent bindings and contents. Call numbers on spines and light marks to interior. One of 2,000 copies printed of the cloth edition. Includes: Vol. 1 - Minor Poems / Samson Agonistes (Two Volumes), Vol. 2 - Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained (Two Volumes), Vol. 3 - Anti-Prelatical Tracts / Doctrine and Disciple of Divorce (Two Volumes), Vol. 4 - Divorece Tracts of Education Areopagitica, Vol. 5 - Tenure of Kings Eikonoklastes, Vol. 6 - English Political Tracts and Grammar, Vol. 7 - Defensio Primo / First Defence, Vol. 8 - Defensio Secunda / Second Defence, Vol. 9 - Prose Defensio / Author's Defence of Himself, Vol. 10 - History of Britain Muscovia, Vol. 11 - Artis Logicae Arts of Logic, Vol. 12 - Familiarium Epistolarium / Prolusiones / Miscellaneous Correspondence, Vol. 13 - The State Papers, Vols. 14-17 - De Doctrina Christiana / Christian Doctrine, Vol. 18 - The Uncollected Writings, Index (two volumes). A very nice set. Due to the large size international shipping may incur extra costs. . Very Good. 1931. First Edition.

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        SHADOWS On The ROCK

      New York:: Knopf,. 1931.. 8vo. 9-3/8" x 5-7/8". 1st edition (Crane A17.b [per Index, not so designated in text]). SIGNED / Limited. #185/199 cc [for the Vellum edition]. [10], 280 pp. Printed on Shidzuoka Japan Vellum.. Gilt-stamped mottled orange limp-vellum binding with yapp edges. Red ribbon page marker. TEG. Buff printed dust jacket, with limitation number inked @ base of spine. Slipcase, with limitation number inked in red ink @ base of spine, as called for by Crane.. Bookplate of Helene Vinton Brown. A Fine copy in a VG+ dust wrapper. which has a slightly sun-tanned spine, housed in a VG+ slipcase,. which has an internal reinforcement along the lower left seam..

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        Waters Flowing Eastward

      Paris: Editions R. I. S. S., 1931. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Correct first edition of this virulent anti-semetic tract. 223 pp plus index. Erratum slip afixed to title page. Contents in fine condition. Rebound in simple leather binding with gilt spine lettering. Scarce work.

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        CRÓNICA DE LA REAL Y PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD DE MÉXICO. Escrita en el Siglo XVII por el bachiller.2 Tomos

      0 - Versión paleográfica, proemio, notas y apéndice por el Prof. Nicolás Rangel. México. Tall. Gráfs. Del Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Historia y Etnografía. 1931. 1ª edic. 29x19 cm. T. I, 1 lám. XX + 479 págs. + 18 láms. * T. II, 1 lám. 471 págs. + 23 láms. de personajes y edificios en b/n. Texto a dos columnas. Grandes márgenes, las portadas en simil Vitela con letras en oro y floreado a color. cartoné. Perfecto y raro ejemplar. # América [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The World of Light.

      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

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        Downtown Manhattan.

      1931. 1931 - Oil painting on panel. 36 x 20 inches.

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        Elementi di Psicoanalisi.

      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

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        DEKLARATSIYA FEDERATSII ... ("Declaration of the Federation of the Union of Soviet Workers of Spatial Arts")

      Moscow-Leningrad: OGIZ-IZOGIZ, 1931. Text in Russian. Stapled booklet. Design: Constructivism. 1000 copies only. Declaration/Manifesto of the artistic union FOSKh. Among its members were such prominent artists and art critics as Alexander Labas, David Shterenberg, Dmitry Moor, Iosif Chaikov, Ivan Matsa, Sergey Gerasimov, Sergey Luchishkin, et al. FOSKh published the famous magazine BRIGADA KHUDOZHNIKOV ("The Artists' Brigade"). Very Rare. Not in MOMA, not in Getty, not in British Library. Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website.. 1st ed..

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        Real Estate and Reference Map of a Part of Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Westerly Part, First Section Comprising the Townships of Huntington, Smithtown, Babylon & Islip

      New York City: E.Belcher Hyde, Inc., 1931. Atlas of this area of Suffolk County Long Island, the publisher's "Library Form"; consisting of 8 linen-backed and hand-colored maps; folded into the original gilt lettered hardcover binding; with details of public and private property ownership data and alphabetical index list of villages and localities, with a separate index of golf and country clubs; maps include designations for improved or main highways, open and private roads, Long Island Motor Parkway, Northern State Parkway (proposed), cemeteries, parklands, water features, hospitals, South Side Sportsmen's Club, county, township, village boundary lines New Fire Island State Park (proposed) as well as the proposed Ocean Parkway, lifeguard stations; railroads and their stations, with additional useful details for the areas; collated complete; each section measures 18 1/2" x 31 1/2" approximate; folded into the original leather and cloth boards binding; backstrip of binding gone; maps clean, in very good bright original color; interesting maps of this area of Long Island, drawm in the midst of the Robert Moses development era.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        The Lively Lady

      First Edition Near fine in black cloth covered boards with light green text and decorations on the spine and on the front board. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2" by 5" with map end sheets with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine dimpled inward towards the text block; else fine. There is a prior owner's book plate on the verso of the title page which does not hide the "first edition" slug. In a very good+, unclipped first state dust jacket with light wear and several short closed tears to the ends of the spine area and to the upper edges of the panels. Signed by the author on a Kenneth Roberts book plate attached to the dedication page. This copy is covered by the first state dust jacket which reads "A Chronicle of Certain Men of Arundel" while the second state dust jacket reads: "A Chronicle of Arundel". Only 5, 560 of the first printing were sold. A scarce title in this condition in a very collectible and very uncommon dust jacket.Our code number = TB26514

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        THE PLAYS OF EURIPIDES. TWO VOLUMES

      England: Gregynog Press. Near fine. 1931. Limited edition.. Red buckram on beveled boards with gilt designs at front boards and gilt lettering at spines.. . Translated by Gilbert Murray into English Rhyming Verse. Limited to 500 of which 125 are reserved for Random House/NY. This is number 476 & 471 2 volumes. 269/261 pgs Some wear at head and tail of spines. Otherwise absolutely pristine and sound .

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        THE COMPLEAT ANGLER

      George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1931 - 1st 1931. Very good condition with no wrapper. Bound in brown leather with embossed decoration at front edges and with gilt titles. Top edge gilt. Two-tone green pictorial endpapers. 12 tissue-guarded colour plates and b/w text illustrations. Spine and corners very slightly bumped and rubbed. Tiny worn patch to lower edge of rear cover. Some very faint marking to covers. Light foxing throughout. Lower corner of half-title and frontis creased, tiny nick to edge of half-title page. All other plates fine condition. [R] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Tragédiens

      1931 - Paris, Grasset, 1931. Broché, 122 x 190 mm, 176 pp. EDITION ORIGINALE. UN DES 7 PREMIERS EXEMPLAIRES numérotés sur Madgascar. Jean Desbordes rencontre Jean Cocteau à l'automne 1926, chez le poète, rue d'Anjou. Leur relation amoureuse tumultueuse, inspire à Cocteau la rédaction de son "Livre Blanc". Cocteau préface, le premier recueuil de Debordes "J'adore" en juin 1928, lui propose un rôle son film "Le Sang d'un poète", réalisé en 1930 et le fait de nombreux portraits de lui publiés dans " 25 dessins d'un dormeur". "Les Tragédiens", premier roman de l'auteur , corrigé par Cocteau est publié en 1931. Pendant la guerre, Desbordes commande un réseau de résistance sous le pseudonyme du Capitaine Duroc. Il est arrêté, place de la Madelaine la dernière année de l'occupation, il meurt sous la torure sans avoir jamais parlé. "L'histoire de Jean Desbordes e (sauf celle de sa mort) reste une énigme. Quoi ? Ecrire un chef-d'oeuvre, Les Tragediens, un livre unique au monde. Une pièce exquise L'Ange Ingrat (Toutes des chancs sous mon étoile) et que ni mon étoile, ni la sienne, ni la chance des autres n'ai pu vaincre la palchance et l'oubli" (Jean Cocteau, Journal). Rare.

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        Histoire de Babar Le Petit Elephant

      Paris Editions du Jardin des Modes 1931. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed and edge worn. Inner hinges cracked but pages holding. Light foxing to prelim pages. Extinct worming to edges of latter pages Reprint Illustrated board cover withblue cloth spine 370mm x 270mm (15" x 11"). 48pp. Colour illustrations. Lacks the elephant logo on verso of title page indicating a first printing.

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        The Dynasts: A Drama of the Napoleonic Wars

      NY: Macmillan, 1931. Half crushed morocco in royal blue, spine elaborately gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt.. Near Fine. Lengthy gift inscription on second blank, else fine. WITH TIPPED IN SIGNATURES OF SIX FRENCH GENERALS: Jean-de-Dieu Soult, [Duc de Dalmatie, Marshal of the Empire, 3-time Prime Minister]; a full page letter from Louis Nicolas Davout [Duke of Auerstadt, Prince of Eckmuhl, Marshal of France and General of the Army of Germany (in a secretarial hand, signed by the Prince)]; signature of Francois Estienne de Kellermann [2nd Duc de Valmy and cavalry general]; Jacques MacDonald [Marshal of France and Duke of Taranto]; signature of Pierre Augereau [Duc de Castiglione and Marshal of France]; Auguste de Marnont, Duc de Ragusa and Marshal of France]; Andre Massena [Marchal of the Empire, Duc de Rivoli, Prince d'Essling];

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        SELECTED GEMS OF POETRY, COMEDY AND DRAMA

      Boston: Christopher Publishing House, 1931. . First printing. . Bound in embossed paper covered boards (with an overall leafy design) with gold lettering on the front and spine. Some light overall soiling and slight fading of the lettering on the spine, a hint of bowing to the boards, but overall in very good condition. A scarce book in the first edition, and especially so inscribed. . Includes poems, a collection of humorous prose pieces in dialect and a drama entitled "Environment." INSCRIBED by the author to 'Mrs. L. Green' with the notation "'Zipporah' in 'Green Pastures' 1931" added below her signature. In addition, this copy has the ownership name of noted African American attorney Wendell E. Green (one of the founders of the National Bar Association in 1925).

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        THE INTELLIGENT WOMEN'S GUIDE TO SOCIALISM AND CAPITALISM.

      Garden City Publishing Company. Star Books. New York. Circa 1931 - EARLY U. S. EDITION. Inscribed by Shaw. 8vo.(8.4 x 5.7 inches). Shaw has inscribed the half title page; "Inscribed to Mr. Robert F. de Graaf. G. Bernard Shaw. 14th November 1931. I vehemently repudiate the portrait on the jacket. It has the horrible quality of being very like somebody else - I cannot for the life of me remember whom. You should have picked out something more impressive. No intelligent Woman would trust a man with a face like that." A fine clean copy of the book in publishers cloth and the original silver, black and white dustwrapper with portrait illustration of Shaw to front panel, designed by Robert De Graaf. Minor rubbing and a couple of small chips to extremities but overall a very good example indeed. Housed in a grey cloth covered clam-shell case with grey leather label, letered in gilt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Völkerbund und Minderheiten-Petitionen Ein Beitrag zum Studium des Nationalitätenproblems

      Wilhelm Braumüller, Universitäts-Verlagsbuchhandlung, Wien, Leipzig 1931 - 2 181 Seiten sehr guter Zustand, Hardcover, Rücken Leinen

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        Hunger and love,

      Harper & Brothers, 1931-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST UK EDITION. London: Putnam, 1931. 705 pp. with two pages of reviews of the author's play Brain at rear. (Stated "First published February 1931" on copyright page. Apparently published simultaneously with the American edition.)Condition: Very Good+ condition hardcover in Good dust jacket. Book itself presents well. Clean, bright pages. Foxing to fore edge, corners lightly bumped. Small tear in cloth at head. Dust jacket flap price intact, chips missing at extremities, especially at head. Closed tear through back panel that has been mended with archival, ph-neutral mending tissue on verso. Jacket is mylar-protected. Includes gray publisher's promotional card.British writer and playwright Lionel Britton's only novel, a long out-of-print classic of experimental Depression-era proletarian literature narrated in the second person. It was hailed by George Orwell and Bertrand Russell among other critics. Quite uncommon in its original dust jacket.

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        Summer islands. Ischia and Ponza.

      Subject: (Letteratura inglese). London, Harmsworth, 1931, 8vo tutta tela con sovraccopertina illustrata, pp. 80 con una tav. f.t. Prima edizione di 500 copie numerate : 79.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Plus Vieille Histoire Du Monde (Cloth Book)

      Jardins Des Modes, Paris - [1931]. Cloth book with sheared edges and original herringbone patterned spine, light spotting to covers and some offsetting internally, but a very nice copy overall. Unlike any other cloth book, this is indeed, "a minor work of art," (Bader pg. 52). The story of creation told in French and illustrated with bright, bold colors printed directly on linen pages with vegatable dyes. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: E. M. Maurice Books, ABAA]
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        The Book of Tobit, from The Apocrypha according to the Authorised Version. With Wood Engravings by Horace Walter Bray

      Harrow Weald: Raven Press. 1931. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Quarter vellum over 'Cockerell' marbled paper boards with gilt titles on spine and gilt press device on upper board, teg others untrimmed, internally clean and bright, No.87 of an edition of 275 copies, five full page engravings by Horace Walter Bray as well as hand coloured intitials and head & tail pieces, the full page engravings still with tissue guards in place. A very nive copy still contained in its original slipcase which is covered in Cockerell marbled paper to match that on the boards, the slipcase shows a little light rubbing on its edges. , 8vo 8" - 9" tall, 34 [2] pp .

      [Bookseller: double B books]
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        The Real McCoy

      Doubleday Doran & Company Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company. 1931. First. First edition. Fine in near fine dustwrapper but for a small chip on the spine. "The true story of Captain Bill McCoy of the Tomoka, the founder of Rum Row and King of Rum Runners." Inscribed by the subject of the book: "To Bob Davis, the man who suggested that this yarn be put in print. Bill McCoy." McCoy was probably the most famous of the rum runners, who would bring liquor to the edge of American territorial waters and offload it onto small craft in order to elude the authorities. Rum runners were famous for watering the liquor that they illegally imported during Prohibition. McCoy apparently never did so, and handled only high quality brands, hence popularizing the phrase "The Real McCoy." Scarce either signed or in jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        D'après Paris.

      Paris, Les Amis de l'amour de l'art, Librairie de France, 1931 - 1 volume non paginé: 53 feuillets (106p.) dont 15 planches, titre orné d'une vignette. Rousseurs; petites taches sur le portefeuille. Recueil plein de charme publié en 1932 où le poète (1876-1947) reconstituait le Paris de sa jeunesse; illustré de lithographies de Jean-Louis BOUSSINGAULT tirées à la presse à bras par Edmond Desjobert. Tirage à 170 exemplaires sur vélin d'Arches; 1 des 50 exemplaires hors commerce justifié n°XXVII. Broché sous couverture rempliée et portefeuille rouge bordé de bleu. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: PAROLES]
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        Music at Night & Other Essays.

      1st edition. New York: The Fountain Press, London: Chatto & Windus 1931. 148 pp. Limited to 842 numbered and by the author signed copies. Publisher's halfcloth with paperlabel on spine.. Copy "Out of Series"

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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