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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Dejolibelle]
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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'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's India policy … 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.

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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 'classic' 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'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]

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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]] .

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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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.

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        Proust

      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.

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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

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        The Parables of Jesus

      Philadelphia: David McKay Company, (1931). First edition of one of the most elusive Wyeth books. Paper ?stamp? affixed to top left corner of pastedown and light rubbing of endpapers, else fine. Quarto.

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        MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA A TRILOGY

      New York: Horace Liveright, 1931.. Cloth. Tiny corner crease to front free endsheet, front inner hinge cracking slightly, otherwise near fine, in good dust jacket with split along upper joint and across the spine panel. First edition, trade issue. A lovely association copy, inscribed by O&#39;Neill the month following publication: "To Doctor & Mrs. Babbott - with grateful memories of a delightful summer at their Beacon Farm where I put in the final touches on this trilogy - Eugene O&#39;Neill Dec. 1931." Accompanied by the original lease attending Eugene and Carlotta O&#39;Neill&#39;s renting of Beacon Farm from 10 June through 15 October 1931, for the sum of $3500. The lease is signed in full by both Eugene and Carlotta, by the owner, Frank L. Babbott, Jr., as well as his attorney. O&#39;Neill and Babbitt have each initialed three clauses in the body of the contract. The property was located at Eaton&#39;s Neck, Northport, Long Island, and based on the number of photographs extant of the O&#39;Neills there, it was a happy, productive summer, and led into the Autumn production of this play trilogy. The contract, formerly torn down the middle, has been restored by an expert conservationist and preserved flat in a 10 x 31" cloth backed board folder. ATKINSON A32-I-I.a.

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        FORMAL PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH OF EUGENE O&#39;NEILL

      [Np: The Photographer, ca. 1931 - 1934].. Original toned borderless gelatin silver print, on heavy stock, 7 3/8 x 9 3/8". Matted. About fine. A striking formal portrait, one of several Steichen took of the American playwright, captioned on the verso by Carlotta O&#39;Neill: "Steichen took this in 1931 on our return from France." The portrait photograph was published in the April 1934 issue of VANITY FAIR.

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        THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1931. First edition. Fine/Very Good. One of 275 signed copies of the English issue (another 275 went to America). A lovely, Fine copy of the book, in a Very Good, chipped and torn, publisher&#39;s tissue dust jacket and in a Near Fine original publisher&#39;s slipcase. Complete with Rackham&#39;s four full-color illustrations and numerous black and white illustrations throughout. Almost certainly the most popular Christmas Eve bedtime story ever written. Scarce in this condition and complete with both slipcase and tissue dust jacket. Fine in Very Good. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        The Night Before Christmas

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. SIGNED LIMITED DELUXE FIRST EDITION, number 20 of only 275 copies of the US issue (an additional 275 copies were issued in the UK). Signed by Arthur Rackham and illustrated with four color plates and additional illustrations on every page. "Rackham brought a renewed sense of excitement to book illustration that coincided with the rapid developments in printing technology in the early twentieth century. Working with subtle colour and wiry line, he exploited the growing strengths of commercial printing to create imagery and characterizations that reinvigorated children&#39;s literature, electrified young readers, and dominated the art of book illustration at the start of a new century" (Dictionary of National Biography). Philadelphia: J.P. Lippincott, 1931. Thin octavo (approx 9x6 in), original limp vellum gilt, top edge gilt, original slipcase. Rear corner a little bumped, otherwise fine. Slipcase with some soiling and small crack at joint. An exquisite production.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        La Fille Elisa.

      P., Librairie de France, 1931, 2 plaquettes in-12 (188 x 120) brochées sous chemise commune à rabats composée de bandes de maroquin marron et orange, dos lisse muet, et étui bordé de maroquin marron, de 80 pp. et 12 pp. Dos de la chemise légèrement insolé, parfait exemplaire par ailleurs. - Fac-simile tiré à 175 exemplaires (+ 25 H.C.), des premières pages de La Fille Elisa, d'Edmond Goncourt, publié en 1877 ornées de onze reproductions d'aquarelles et cinq esquisses à la mine de plomb de Toulouse-Lautrec, rajoutées en 1896. Le tout est accompagné d'un livret d'explications (N°3 avec les initiales manuscrites de l'éditeur). Interdit en 1890 dans une adaptation théâtrale, ce roman attira sans doute l'attention du peintre à cette occasion. Cette initiative resta malheureusement à l'état de projet. Le manuscrit appartint tout d'abord à Maurice Joyant, ami du peintre puis à Madeleine Dortu, sa collaboratrice, qui en fit cette édition en fac-simile. L'exemplaire original a été acquis par la BnF en 2008. . La Bouquinerie Aurore offre aux clients d'AbeBooks 10% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 1200 EUR.

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        The Curwen Press Miscellany

      London: for the Curwen Press by the Soncino Press,, 1931. Edited by Oliver Simon. Small folio. Original fawn cloth, titles and pattern to spine and upper board in red and blue. In the publisher&#39;s slipcase. Illustrations and type specimens throughout. A fine copy. Limited edition of 275 numbered copies. A beautiful volume of essays and examples of type design, borders and the work of engravers.

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        STIL UND TECHNIK DER ALTEN SPITZE. Verlag Ernst Wasmuth, Berlin, 1931.

      Bella ril. in tela, tit. in oro al dorso e alla cop., cm 32x25, pp 52 di t., 181 pregev. tavv f.t. con numer. ill. b/n e scheda nella pag. a fronte. Ottimo esempl.

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        The Maltese Falcon

      New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1931. Later edition, seventh printing. 8vo. . With the recipient&#39;s leather bookplate on the spine, some cloth spotting, front hinge cracked and partially mended, very good. Included is the orginal G&D dust jacket, as well as the two promotional wraparound bands, one of which features illustrations from the film with Bebe Daniels, the first Brigid O&#39;Shaughnessy of the screen. In a custom clamshell box . An extraordinary association copy, inscribed by the author to the female lead of the first film version of his most famous and enduring novel: "For Ben Lyon and Bebe Daniels with all good wishes - Dashiell Hammett. Hollywood, August, 1931." The 1931 film&#39;s reputation has been eclipsed by the 1941 John Huston version which starred Humphrey Bogart (the 1931 film starred Ricardo Cortez as Spade) and Mary Astor as Brigid O&#39;Shaughnessy. Daniels married actor Ben Lyon in 1930; the film was released in May, 1931 to very favorable reviews, and its success was a huge boost to Hammett&#39;s career

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        The Adventures of Mickey Mouse

      Philadelphia; (1931): David McKay Co. no pagination. The third paragraph contains the first mention of Donald Duck, bound in red cloth with color illustrated paste-on,color illustrated endpapers, minute wear to foot, and just a touch of rubbing to pastetown and edges. A fresh, bright nearly fine copy of the very early Mickey.. First Edition. Octavo.

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        Mickey Mouse Story Book

      Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1931. First edition, first printing.. Fine. 8vo. (2),62pp. Original tan cloth blocked in black on the upper board; pictorial color pasteon. Nicely done black and white illustrations throughout accompanying the stories about Mickey having Traffic Trouble; going to a Birthday Party; stepping Out; and going Fishin&#39; Around. Minnie and Pluto are featured, as well as the seldom seen Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow. The binding is fine and bright with only a few stray marks, a trace of soil and wear; it is very nice indeed. The text has a few fingering smudges and stains else is fine as well. Overall a truly lovely copy and scarce in this condition. This title seems to have been issued in three bindings: pictorial card covers, cloth spine with pictorial card boards, and full cloth with pictorial pasteon. So far as we can determine, the ful cloth binding is the scarcest of the three.

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        DIE NIEDERLANDISCHEN MEISTER 1931 STAATLICHE MUSEEN ZU BERLIN [CT 2 VOLS EX-SACHS COLLECTION] [Lbc]

      Frankfurt: Prestel-Verlag. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Prestel; B&W Illustrations; Folio 13" - 23" tal; 340 [2], 220 pages; Bound in light tan cloth with black lettering along the spine. Paper clipped card on first blank of Vol I. Moderate external age/wear, with rubbing to the extremities and some splitting to the cloth gutters. The text blocks are well bound with mild aging. Ex- Paul Joseph Sachs collection [of Goldman Sachs] with small book plate in each volume. About 800 plates generally 2 to 4 on a page. Complete German catalog of the artwork of Dutch masters in the Staatliche Museen Zu Berlin. The first volume contains 340 pages of text in two columns, describing the 15th- through 18th-century Dutch and Flemish drawings in the collection. The second volume contains 220 pages of plates of the artwork found in the museum. ----------These volumes contain the bookplate of Paul Joseph Sachs. Paul Joseph Sachs was born in New York, New York in 1879 to Samuel Sachs and Louisa Goldman Sachs. Upon graduation from Harvard University in 1900, Sachs joined the family investment banking firm Goldman Sachs, becoming a partner in 1904, and retiring in 1914. In 1915 Edward W. Forbes, Director of the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University appointed him Assistant Director. He became Associate Director in 1923, retaining this title until his retirement in 1948. Concurrent to this appointment, Sachs also taught classes; first at Wellesley College (Lecturer, 1916) and later at Harvard (Assistant Professor of Art, 1917; full Professorship, 1927, Chairman of the Dept. Of Fine Arts, 1933). Sachs is credited with training a generation of art and museum professionals. Among his protégés were A. Everett (Chick) Austin, Kirk Askew, Alfred H. Barr, Jr. , Lincoln Kirstein, Agnes Mongan and Agnes Rindge. Sachs, one of the founding members of The Museum of Modern Art, served as Trustee from October 3, 1929 through November 10, 1938. Sachs was an avid collector of drawings and prints and gave the first drawing to enter the Museum&#39;s collection, Portrait of Anne Peter by George Grosz. Professor Sachs received honorary degrees from Yale University, Princeton University, University of Pittsburgh and Colby College. He was named an officer of France&#39;s Legion of Honor. In addition to serving as Trustee for MoMA and Boston&#39;s Museum of Fine Art, he was on the boards of Wellesley, Radcliffe, and Smith Colleges. He was President of the American Association of Museums and American Federation of Art, a member of the Century Association, Phi Beta Kappa, American Philosophical Society, and the Grolier Club. THE DUTCH MASTERS 1931 STATE MUSEUM BERLIN [CT 2 VOLS EX-SACHS COLLECTION] .

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        The Recall, Volume IX 1931 - The Year Book (Yearbook) of the Senior Class of the Western Military Academy - Featuring U.S. World War II Heroes Edward "Butch" O&#39;Hare and Paul Tibbets

      Alton, Illinois: Western Military Academy (WMA). Hardcover. 120 pages. George F. Carraher Jr.&#39;s copy with his handwritten details inside back board. Numerous autographs throughout. Features photos of WWII heroes Butch O&#39;Hare, namesake of Chicago&#39;s International Airport, and Paul Tibbets, pilot of the Enola Gay which dropped warfare&#39;s first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. O&#39;Hare appears in his class photo on page 35, on page 64 as a member of the "A" football team, on page 80 as a member of "D" Company, and as a member of Phi Delta on page 85. Tibbets appears with the former owner of this book in a group photo of their Sophomore Class on page 36 and as a member of the Rifle Team on page 76. Green endpapers tanned at edges. Above-average wear. Major soiling to handsomely gilted forest green front board. Binding intact. A worthy copy of this wonderful memento. . Fair. 1931. First Edition.

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        THE ILIAD OF HOMER

      Haarlem: Limited Editions Club, 1931. Hardcover. Spine sunned as usual with some soiling and light chipping to the tips. In a black slipcase specially made for the publisher and somewhat sturdier than the original yellow slipcase. About Very Good in a Very Good slipcase. Tall quarto (8" x 12") bound in full red linen, gold-stamped. Translated with an introduction by Alexander Pope. Printed by Joh. Enschede and designed by Jan van Krimpen and SIGNED by the designer on the colophon page. Copy #1 of a total edition of 1500 copies this is one of only 15 Presentation Copies with the publisher's blindstamp attesting to such on the colophon page where in addition to the printed number the initials "G.M." are handwritten. Acquired directly from the publisher's files, this is the publisher George Macy's very own copy. We believe this may be the only copy #1 of a Limited Editions Club title not in an institution. Both this title and THE ODYSSEY were not illustrated due to George Macy's opinion that these works were "beyond the power of any modern illustrator, and that this work most definitely demands the simple dignity of a non-illustrated edition.

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        Building Plans and Elevation for a Building for John Cassaretto, owner of John Cassaretto Gravel Co., on 10th St., San Francisco

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, December 1931 - March 1932. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 18" x 42". 12 sheets. Job #195. 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.

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        Windfall: A Novel About Ten Million Dollars

      The John Day Company, New York 1931 - First edition. Fine in an externally very good plus dustwrapper with several internal brown paper tape repairs, and some overall soiling. At the whim of a dying Croesus, ten people, including a prostitute, a prizefighter, a bum, a stockbroker, a stenographer, etc., are each given a million dollars. Basis for the 1932 film *If I Had a Million.* The film was broken into segments following the fortunes of the various newly minted millionaires, each segment with its own director. The directors included James Cruze, H. Bruce Humberstone, Ernst Lubitsch, Norman Z. McLeod, Lothar Mendes, Stephen Roberts, William A. Seiter, and Norman Taurog. Appearing in the film (most as the recipients of windfalls) were Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton, George Raft, Jack Oakie, Richard Bennett, Charles Ruggles, Alison Skipworth, and W.C. Fields. The Fields and Skipworth segment, where they use their new found fortune to buy a fleet of cars and hire drivers to run road hogs off the road, is a comic classic. The premise also inspired the popular 1950s television series *The Millionaire.* See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Ein Ghetto im Osten - Wilna [A Ghetto in the East]

      Zurich and Leipzig: Orell Fussli. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION, illustrated with 65 images of the Jewish ghetto in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius. With preface by poet Zalman Chneour in Hebrew and German. "In the same year that his Paris was published, Moï Ver - under his real name of Moshé Vorobeichic- produced Ein Ghetto im Osten (A Ghetto in the East). The book, with both Hebrew and German text, featured his photographic record of the Jewish ghetto in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, documenting a way of life that would soon disappear under terrible circumstances. Even more so than Paris, Ein Ghetto im Osten was ostensibly a documentary book, but as he had done in his view of the French city, Moï Ver could not resist pushing the envelope of the documentary form. Once again, he used a variety of New Vision strategies, the most obvious being to take many images from upstairs windows looking on to the narrow streets of Vilnius&#39;s old Jewish quarter. This creates odd angles and a dynamic mise en scène for his pictures of people going about their everyday business on the street...But Moï Ver didn&#39;t stop there. He also introduced cinematic cutting and montaging techniques to heighten the interest... A poignancy has been added [to Ein Ghetto im Osten] in hindsight: it was made at the beginning of a desperately traumatic time for European Jewry" (Parr/Badger, The Photobook). Zurich and Leipzig: Orell Fussli, 1931. Small octavo, publisher&#39;s photo-illustrated boards. Very minor rubbing, some light soiling, generally an excellent copy.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        In the Shadow of Mount McKinley

      New York: Derrydale Press, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. xiv, 289 pp, folding map, illustrated with paintings by Carl Rungius (one in color) and many photographs by the author. Original blue cloth stamped in gilt, in the scarce original dust jacket. One of 750 copies issued, this one inscribed on the front flyleaf "To Geo. Baekeland/In hopes this may interest you/Oct 1 of 51/W.N.Beach." George Baekeland, son of the inventor of Bakelite and heir to the family fortune, was a big game hunter and author of Gunner&#39;s Guide (Macmillan, 1948). This is a truly lovely copy; clean, tight, and bright, with virtually no wear visible. The dust jacket is price-clipped and has one closed tear to the front panel and mild edgewear. An important book both for the early history of Mount McKinley National Park and for its big game hunting content, based on the author&#39;s diaries kept on expeditions into the Alaska Range in 1922, 1925, 1926, and 1930.

      [Bookseller: Walkabout Books, ABAA]
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        American Dry Flies and How to Tie Them

      New York: Privately Printed for the Angler's Club [by the Derrydale Press], 1931 - Frazier notes the book's "extreme" fragility and notes that it is "hard to find in fine unchipped condition." Here is as good a copy as you could hope to find First edition, one of 500 copies. 12mo. Frontispiece. 25 pp. Original blue printed boards. Very fine in original glassine. Bookplate. Siegel 46; Frazier B-24-a; Bruns B299 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        THE CAPE COD MYSTERY

      Indianapolis:: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1931 First Edition of the author&#39;s first book, the first &#39;Codfish Sleuth&#39;, Asey Mayo, mystery. The notable Goldstone copy of this Haycraft Queen Cornerstone title with Adrian Homer Goldstone&#39;s neat bookplate affixed to the front pastedown - acquired in the famous 1981 Goldstone sale of Mystery & Detective fiction. A bright, fresh, near fine copy in blue cloth, yellow titles and rules with some light overall use. Tiny, discreet bookseller&#39;s ticket to the bottom of the half-title page. 8vo. 320 pp. "Period who-dunnits recall simpler, more carefree times, and sparkle with the Yankee wit and salty idiom of Asey Mayo, a local handyman who knows something about police work and everything about everybody&#39;s business." Marilyn Stasio, Mystery Columnist, The New York Times Book Review.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        EPITHALAMIUM

      London: The Westminster Press for Gerald Duckworth, Christmas, 1931. Limited edition of 100 copies, signed by Sitwell and numbered, THIS IS COPY #1 Printed in Caslon Old Face on hand-made paper. Small 4to, original salmon cloth, lettered in gilt on upper cover, with marbled endpapers in complimentary colours. [4 leaves]. A fine copy with the salmon cloth mellowed in colour along the spine. Edith Sitwell is regarded as one of the great promoters of the Modernist movement in literature. She despised much of the work published in GEORGIAN POETRY and therefore began editing WHEELS, an anti-Georgian literary magazine. She quickly developed a reputation as an eccentric and controversial figure. Her poetry and prose was published extensively between 1915 and 1947. By the early 1950s changes in the Movement caused her to fall out of favor, but she remained a considerable public figure inside and outside of literary circles until her death in 1964. EPITHALAMIUM is one her more scarce works. And our copy #1 could hardly be bettered.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        The Tower Treasure

      Grosset & Dunlap 1931 - A beautiful 1931 printing in a stunning, fine dust jacket. Book is 1931A-5 and dust jacket, listing to Great Airport Mystery on the front flap, is 1932A-6. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT: A CAREER IN PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRACY

      Indianapolis. 1931.. 379pp. plus frontis. Original blue cloth, gilt. Corners lightly worn, spine a bit sunned. Presentation inscription on front fly leaf. Very good. Biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt, inscribed by him to his children: "For my very dear children, James & Betsy, from their devoted Pa. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Christmas 1931." A wonderful association.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        DIALOGUES OF PLATO Translated Into English With Analyses and Introduction by B[enjamin] Jowett

      Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1931. 5 volumes. The third edition, new impression. 8vo, publisher&#146;s original maroon polished cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spines and stamped in blind with panel designs on the covers. xxxvii, 594; 576; ccxxxi, 543; 645; ccxxxviii, 541 pp. A fine set, fresh and clean and very handsome withal. A HIGHLY IMPORTANT WORK AND the best edition of the best translation. Jowett was a great favorite at Oxford University and most famous for his classical translations. Robert Lynd wrote of him in 1925 that &#147;Jowett is one of the few (writers who have the luck to go down to posterity as satellites of the supreme men of genius), and it not likely that for many generations to come English readers will be able to think of Plato without thinking of Jowett&#146;s Plato. He aimed in his translation at producing the effect of an original work...&#148; He accomplished this, not at the sake of scholarship or accuracy, and was able to translate the current of life that runs throughout this great masterpiece. These are considered to be by far the best translations of Plato&#39;s DIALOGUES. This revised edition contains a new general Preface which recounts the history of the work and gives some appreciation of Jowett&#39;s involvement in the study of Plato. As well, there is marginal analysis and an index of subjects and proper names. The sequence of the Dialogues has been changed, and there are other minor changes of form, and textually very few alterations were made but for important corrections and additions.

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        The differential analyzer. A new machine for solving differential equations

      In: Journal of the Franklin Institute 212 (July-December 1931): 447-88. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION of the first report of Vannevar Bush&#39;s differential analyzer. A remarkable technological feat, Bush&#39;s invention was the most powerful computing machine prior to the electronic digital computer. "In 1930, an engineer named Vannevar Bush at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) developed the first modern analog computer. The Differential Analyzer, as he called it, was an analog calculator that could be used to solve certain classes of differential equations... Utilizing a complicated arrangement of gears and cams driven by steel shafts, the Differential Analyzer could obtain practical (albeit approximate) solutions to problems which up to that point had been prohibitively difficult. The Differential Analyzer was a great success; it and various copies located at other laboratories were soon employed in solving diverse engineering and physics problems" (Britannica). The differential analyzer became a crucial step in the development of the modern computer. In Journal of the Franklin Institute 212 (July-December 1931): 447-88. Quarto, blue library buckram. Ex-libris Dayton Public Library with bookplate on front pastedown and faint embossed stamp on issue title page (Bush article fine).

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        The Fables of Esope Translated Out Of Frensshe In To Englysshe By: William Caxton

      Newtown, Montgomeryshire: Gregynog Press, 1931. leather_bound. Publisher brown, full natural sheepskin. Very good in nicked, original board slipcase/No Dust Jacket. Agnes Miller Parker. 146 pages. 31 x 23 Limited edition, copy 56 of 250. Thirty-seven wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker; Bembo type hand-set by Richard O. Jones on special J. Barcham Green of Maidstone paper. Decorative initial designed and engraved by the printer though out. This Welsh press found by the Davies sisters in the early 1920&#39;s continued publishing through the 1930&#39;s. RODERICK CAVE notes, "During its life, Gregynog published some noble book: how many of which were completely successful is remarkable when one considers some of the difficulties." HARROP 20. Interior clean and very fresh, spine darkened, two centimeter repair at spine head, slight loss at spine foot. From the collection of Haven O&#39; More with his leather bookplate.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Zanzibar: Its History and Its People

      Witherby 1931. First Edition. Hardback. Fine/No Jacket. First ed 1931. Beautifully bound in modern red half morocco. Complete with 13 plates and two maps, photo f&#39;piece and guard. Super condition, clean no inscriptions. Very, very light occasional dustiness.

      [Bookseller: finecopy]
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        Death and Taxes

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1931. Octavo. Original purple cloth, titles to spine gilt and to upper board in blind. With the dust jacket. Spine titles a little dulled, partial tanning to endpapers. A superb copy in the jacket with some very minor abrasions to the bottom edge of the upper panel and a small nick at the head of the spine panel. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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